Holiday Inn Express Merced is quite a surprise for a highway pull off stop. Easy off and easy bak on to the freeway. Lots of parking space. A goody snack bag was provided for memebers of Priorty Club, and there were free samples of other bproducts there for the taking. The welcome at the front desk was friendly and efficient. We were given exactly the room and location we asked for. The room was spacious, well lit and exceptionally clean. The bed was most agreeable. No corridor or outside noise. Free newspapers and free wifi that worked well. The free breakfast was fresh and had a wide range of options including fresh fruit, yogurts, omelettes, sausage, biscuits and gravy, sweet rolls, bagels etc. It is hard to fault this place, especially for a price under $100 for two. As a visitor to the US this is the first time I have stayed in a place like this. I will certainly be trying more of this brand in the future.