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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Watsonville

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06/04/2017 06/05/2017
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here overnight for a whale watching trip in Moss Landing. The location was perfect - just about ten minutes from the harbor, and very close to a wide variety of restaurants. Monterey, Santa Cruz and Capitola are a very short drive, as well. Everyone was very pleasant and helpful, and my kids had a blast in the pool....

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

Dear AmySue1981, I'm glad to hear back from one of our valued guests. Your kind words for our hotel staff and prime location inspire us to do more for our guests. On the other hand, I'm very sorry to learn we weren't able to meet your expectations with the housekeeping of your room particularly the cleanliness of your bed sheets...

Santa Clara, California
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Reviewed March 22, 2017

Best hotel in Watsonville .indoor pool was great.the Jacuzzi really was relaxing.free hot breakfast also .the guys at the front desk are awesome there a big nice fish tank at the front desk. nice clean room and good location. eating out food near by. 10 min to Santa Cruz and 15 min to Monterey.

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

Thank you for choosing to stay at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Watsonville. We take great pride in your positive feedback & hope that you will continue to stay with us on future visits. Thank you for recognizing our team. Our hotel is a prime location for leisure travelers. Watsonville also hosts an annual Strawberry Festival in Aug. Should...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After 2 nights in a different Holiday Inn Express, we were glad to come here where there was a bedroom, doorway and much more room. The Good: ~ Space - Family of 5 with teens and this was a good, solid choice for us. ~ The Pool - awesome small heated pool and hot tub indoors - not many folks...

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

Dear SFBayMommy, Thank you for staying at the hotel and for posting your review. I am delighted to read that you liked the spacious rooms, nice pool facility, accessible and convenient location, and superior amenities. Our hotel is committed to provide our guests with the highest quality services and facilities. It is regrettable that we failed to deliver an exemplary...

California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed a Thursday and Friday night checking out UCSC. The hotel was good, but at certain times, the drive to UCSC took over an hour to get there and it's only about 15 miles away! The breakfast was good, the staff was okay and the pool was always full. Parking was a bit of a challenge, but we always...

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Reviewed April 11, 2017 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights, The hotel was clean and the indoor pool and jacuzzi was perfect for relaxing at the end of the day!! The front desk was above average thanks to Maria,Pete and Miguel for their hospitality. No bar or restaurant that's why 4 stars.. But for sure I would stay here again.. One last thing is that...

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Reviewed March 12, 2017 via mobile

We came earlier than the check in time. The guy in the reception area was on the phone. We had to stand there for a good 5 minutes so he can finish his conversation. When he as finally done, he asked how he can help. I said I want to check in. He said its not time yet, come back...

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HIXWAT G, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Watsonville, responded to this review

Hello My sincere apologies we were unable to accommodate your early check in as well as the agents demeanor. I will utilize your feedback to improve our services as this is not up to our normal standards. We value all of our guests, we hope you will return so that we can show you what a great team we have.

Sherwood, Oregon
Reviewed March 2, 2017

The staff here is very nice and accommodating. Breakfast is average, but the woman in charge of it is super helpful and has items out early for those of us with early schedules. We stay here fairly frequently, and often there is a maintenance issue. This time there was insufficient hot water the entire time we stayed. Early in our...

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

Hi BPx458h, Thank you for taking a moment to tell us about your experience at our property. We rely on guest feedback as this will allow us to improve wherever possible. I appreciate your kind words towards our staff and the customer service they delivered. It is indeed heartwarming when a valued guest takes the time to acknowledge the passion...

Reviewed January 28, 2017

The bed is amazing. I got toss and turn all night long then I slept like a baby. The sheets are soft. It was clean and well organized. Excellent customer service. Well hidden and safe parking lot. I love it and this will definitively be my place to get always and feel good.😅😆🤗😇

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Greenville, South Carolina
Reviewed December 19, 2016

Second stay at this hotel and I give up. Showed up at 2PM both times and told sorry no rooms until after 3PM as they are "full". This time only 5 cars in the entire lot so the place was not full as I was told. No housekeeping carts on the floors. I just get the feeling they do it...

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

Hi BorisMurchant, Thank you for telling us your thoughts about your visit at our property. It is regretful that you had to wait longer than the actual check in time. I would also like to apologize for the level of experience you had with us. It was not our intention to leave you an unpleasant impression. On a lighter note,...

Elk Grove
Reviewed November 1, 2016

The bed was very comfortable and the coffee was nice to have in the morning. The breakfast was excellent hot I loved the instant pancakes. Holiday Inn has become a very enjoyable place to stay I would recommend it to all my family and friends.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Watsonville

Address: 1855 Main St, Watsonville, CA 95076-6024
Location: United States > California > Watsonville
Price Range: $154 - $314 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Watsonville 2.5*
Number of rooms: 65
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See which rooms travelers prefer

“Ask where the elevator is, and choose a room a few doors down. Some rooms are RIGHT next to the elevator, and you can hear all the noise.”
AmySue1981, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Grateful place to rest and relax”
A936TCbrendac, Jan 28, 2017 | Read review
“We were on the 2nd floor with a view of an empty acre. Panda Express was visible. Guess where we ate :)”
Zzmargot, Sep 19, 2016 | Read review
“Jacuzzi was nice. was able to see my car from suite 101”
871ah, Apr 25, 2016 | Read review
“Our third floor room was comfortable”
6Miles01, Feb 17, 2016 | Read review
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