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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Watsonville

2.5 of 5 1855 Main St, Watsonville, CA 95077
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Gilbert, Arizona
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a surprising nice place with an indoor wooded room pool. The indoor pool area was nice and did not smell. the rooms were clean and refreshing and we were close to family in the area as well as the ocean and near by Monterey. I would recommend this place to anybody visiting the south bay area.

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hixwatsonville, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Watsonville, responded to this review

bret r, I am so glad that you enjoyed our indoor pool, it is certainly one of the many reasons our guests keep coming back! We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards, Amy More 

clifton, nj
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here August 2014 for 4 nights. We found the rooms to be clean and the staff friendly. The breakfast was the usual hot coffee, juice, muffins, cafeteria eggs and a pancake self serve station going non stop. It was about 25 minutes commuting time to all the events we attended from Laguna Seca to Pebble. Not bad for under... More 

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hixwatsonville, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Watsonville, responded to this review

mywickedshelby, I am so glad that you stayed with us during speed week. I am sorry that you were not able to find a restaurant after you arrived, as we actually are located within walking distance to over 10 restaurants! When you come in next ask the front desk and they would be more than happy to help you find... More 

New York City, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

As an IHG Rewards Club Platinum Elite member, this is what I've come to expect from HI Express. Clean comfortable rooms, adequate well stocked breakfast, friendly staff. A well maintained property both inside and out. This hotel was pricey for a budget type hotel, but keep in mind that it's summer vacation season. It's a good location for visiting the... More 

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hixwatsonville, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Watsonville, responded to this review

moprep, We are honored to have had an Elite member stay with us! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay, we cannot wait to welcome you back soon. Kind Regards, Amy More 

San Jose, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
16 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This was our second stay at this HIE in Watsonville, which we chose for the location near Monterey and the coast. In addition, we are birders and knew there would be birding in the general area near the hotel. We had a satisfactory stay in 2007, so we chose to stay again based on the latest TripAdvisor reviews. Be aware... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This Holiday Inn is a bit dated around the edges. However it is a good base for a break if you plan to visit Santa Cruz and Monterey. Staff were pleasant but I did have to ask them twice on day one for help before they fixed the tv. Turned out it just needed new batteries which must be a... More 

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hixwatsonville, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Watsonville, responded to this review

SDP40, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about your stay with us. Our team prides itself in responding as quickly as possible to guest requests, so I will be sure to share your positive comments with them! We are currently working to find a more Eco-friendly solution for our breakfast utensils, we will be sure to... More 

Walnut Creek, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is a very average hotel that is clean and has a convenient location but it just doesn't seem priced correctly for what you get. This hotel is not trendy, quaint or charming. It is standard. I needed to stay in Watsonville so I shelled over the $. This is a case of supply and demand. I have stayed here... More 

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hixwatsonville, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Watsonville, responded to this review

TravelMama187, I am so glad to hear that your kids enjoyed our indoor pool! During our peak season rates do go up, but I am sure you noticed that the rates in nearby Santa Cruz and Monterey were close to $200 more than us. If there is anything we can do to make your stay more comfortable in the future... More 

Santiago, Chile
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Stayed for a night because we wanted to be near the beaches and Monterey but wanted to avoid the high summer prices of the better hotels. I have no major complaints but the hotel is definitely sub-par compared to many other in the region of similar pricing. It was clean and staff was, for the most part, helpful and courteous.... More 

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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Watsonville, responded to this review

Dear 2010-Urbi-et-Orbi, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel and for your kind comments regarding our hotel staff. It is truly disheartening that you found our facility only to be sub par particularly the condition of some amenities and our breakfast selection. I appreciate that you have brought your concerns to us and rest assured that your... More 

Santa Clara, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I discovered a hidden gem in Watsonville, CA Close to both Monterey and Santa Cruz. It was like the small boutique hotels I have stayed in San Francisco and Europe without the cost. I would definitely stay here again. Quiet, clean and with all the amenities that the higher priced hotels...

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hixwatsonville, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Watsonville, responded to this review

SF49yr, We are so pleased that you have been staying with us for so many years! Thank you for always coming back, we love having you!! - Amy General Manager More 

Los Angeles, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

I stayed here on a business related trip and will certainly return. I arrived early and the room was not ready so the front desk representative recommended a fantastic restaurant in Moss Landing called, "Phil's Fish House" which was about 8 miles away and very delicious. When I returned the room was ready. Very spacious, clean, and has a gym!... More 

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Stockton, MN
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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Clean, pleasant, and good location just off HWY 1 in Watsonville. Shopping and restaurants nearby. Facilities were nice and clean. Breakfast was included and simple, yet hot food options and very good. Friendly staff as well.

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Address: 1855 Main St, Watsonville, CA 95077
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Location: United States > California > Watsonville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Watsonville 2.5*
Number of rooms: 65
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