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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Watsonville

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1855 Main St, Watsonville, CA 95077
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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San Jose, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
13 helpful votes 13 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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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

Redondo Beach, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 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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Arlington, Washington
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We called into this hotel without a reservation on route to San Francisco and were given a king sized room reserved for the disabled as this was the only one left. The room was fine, spotlessly clean and no complaints. We did forget it was a holiday weekend and so the hotel had lots of families with children who were... More

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

Daveoloc, We are very pleased to hear that you found your room to be spotlessly clean. We sorry to hear that there was considerable noise from other guests; we encourage our guests to contact the front desk with any noise complaint so that we can respond quickly! Please know that we are in the process of upgrading our Internet and... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

I am a Platinum Elite member for the Holiday Inn chain, meaning I travel 50, nights or more a year. So I travel a bit. Visited for 3 days, first my room up switched from two beds reservation to 1 bed room, they were able to fix it and put me in a room right above the pool. The hideabed... More

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

Fishn4me, I am so very sorry to hear that you did not have a good stay. I am glad to hear that you found Maria, which is the lady in the breakfast room, to be very friendly. She is an amazing breakfast hostess!! On nights that we are over 70% we staff a second person to help in breakfast, so... More

Washington state
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117 reviews 117 reviews
30 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 via mobile

I booked this hotel not having any idea about it, but needed a place in this general area. Upon my arrival they had my reservation all set and gave me a nice room overlooking the wetland in behind. Listening to the sounds at night from the wetland reminded me of home. The little gift bag you get when checking in... More

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

LoneOak6496, I am so glad to hear that you liked your room and the view! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards, Amy More

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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*
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Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Watsonville, CA!We are conveniently located midway between Santa Cruz and Monterey Bay, just off Scenic Highway 1 and Route 152. Stay over and relax with us while driving the California Coast. Spend a day at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk; enjoy unlimited ocean activities including fishing, surfing, sailing, kayaking and a variety of aquatic pastimes. Experiencing the Monterey Bay Aquarium is a must. Afterward, enjoy some fresh seafood at one of the casual or fine dining restaurants on Cannery Row. Watsonville is the Strawberry Capital of the World and Driscoll Strawberries is less than 5 miles away. All 65 rooms and suites feature free high-speed Internet access, complimentary hot Express Start breakfast, microwaves, refrigerators, and telephones with voice mail message service, hair dryers, iron and ironing board. We also have an on-site fitness room, heated indoor pool and spa.We invite you to come visit us soon and experience our friendly Central Coast Hospitality! ... more   less 
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