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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Watsonville

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a little hard to find this hotel as the nearest big intersection covers 5 or 6 streets. The front of hotel is lovely with rocks/flagstone. Their check-in counter faces a gorgeous fish tank. There were fish so unusual to me. One fish had a long pointy nose and full lips under it. I thought that if the fish... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here for a softball tournament. It's in a great location with everything near by. There's a Nob Hill right across the street, Cvs, Starbucks, Panda Express, Applebee's and much more so close. Beds were amazing so comfortable and pillows were great too, usually hotels pillows are awful. Clean hotel, could use a little updating in showers.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

The HIE Watsonville met or exceeded what I have come to expect for this chair. Large breakfast area, immaculate pool area, fresh and plentiful food in the morning, and large clean rooms. This is definitely one of if not the best option in the area. Won't hesitate to stay again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed staying here! The staff and front desk were very accommodating! The hotel is relatively small, but the pool and Jacuzzi ( 104 degrees) makes up for it! It is as perfect! The rooms are cozy and suites, so how can you go wrong! The beds are comfortable!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

We stayed here for two nights recently. The hotel was clean and the staff was friendly. The indoor pool was a big hit with the kids. The breakfast included had a variety of good options. The standard rooms are on the small side but beds were comfortable. There was a microwave and refrigerator in the room. The air-conditioner was loud... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Best hotel im watsonville .indoor pool was great.the jacuzzi really was relaxing.free hot breakfast also .the guys at the ftont desk are awesome there a big nice fish tank at the front desk my grandson was giving each one a name thr next day the guys at the front desk remembered the names very family oriented

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

stayed a single night on a 3 day trip across the bay. started with family in south sf, then moved on to watsonville / Santa Cruz. i got a deal on this room via my employer and that make the decision easier. at first i was apprehensive about not staying in Santa Cruz but once i saw how close this... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

Stayed here for 4 nights during a recent business trip. We have been coming to this hotel in this period of the year for about 3 years now and quality of the hotel has always been good. Service at reception is good and friendly. The hotel has parking adjecent and close to the hotel there are also several restaurants (Mexican... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

I used this place when I go to Watsonville for business, I enjoy their staff and have not had any issues. I have stayed here numerous times and they are consistent on their quality of service which is good. I like that I can workout and use the pool plus I don't need to think about where to go for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

My family and I stayed 4 nights at this HI and it was very nice. The coffee for the keurig wasn't very good, that's the only thing I would change about the visit. (Hoping they switch brands soon as it's a company wide change)The check in was a breeze and the clerk was very helpful. The nature walk behind the... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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: $139 - $310 (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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