We needed to find a clean (my top priority) hotel where we could stay with our kids and grandkids on the way from SoCal to Yosemite. This Holiday Inn is in Selma, about two hours from our campsite in the national park. The nice hotel clerk who checked us in gave us our requested three adjacent rooms on the 3rd floor facing away from the freeway.
Our king bed room with crown molding was adequately sized with room enough for a desk (free internet and pay-to-use game controller), hotel-sized fridge and microwave, dresser, nightstands and flat-screen TV. The bed was comfy with lots of pillows and no gross comforter you find in many mid-range hotels. An iron & ironing board, blow dryer and coffee maker were provided. The bathroom was clean, had a few toiletries and a great showerhead (see photos). All three floors have beverage and ice machines and the first floor also has a machine with snacks.
Our rooms on the top floor were quiet and faced the hotel parking lot and the shopping center across the street. We made use of the Food for Less and a nearby Walmart for last minute camping supplies. There was also a Denny's across the street and fast food places nearby. Adjacent to the hotel is a pretty little pond with black swans and koi, fountains and gazebo. We didn't eat at the Rail and Spike Restaurant next door as we were all tired from the drive up from Orange County, so we had pizza delivered. The hotel gives you a ten dollar voucher to be used for breakfast at the restaurant or at the Starbucks counter at the restaurant entrance. The free hotel lobby coffee and scones weren't going to be enough for us, so we used our voucher the next morning for breakfast burritos to go ordered from Starbucks...yummy!
You can see from the photo of the 3rd floor view the freeway sign for Fresno. It was easy hopping back on the freeway to resume our drive to Yosemite.
There is a small, free (to hotel guests) train that takes you around and off the hotel property, but we had to leave before it opened at 10 a.m. We'll try it out next time...and there WILL be a next time as we will be sure to come back! Highly recommended!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The award winning Holiday Inn Swan Court is located just 12 miles south of Fresno and 22 miles north of Visalia and just 17 miles from Hanford located on Highway 99. The Holiday Inn Swan Court is a non-smoking hotel that offers free wireless Internet, a private business center for Internet access and printing. Large gym featuring a universal weight system, treadmill and several cardio units. Breakfast for up to two guests is included in your rate free Starbucks coffee served in our lobby daily and chocolate chip cookies. Priority Club members are given additional; amenities. Our rooms have been newly renovated and feature 27 inch televisions with movies and games on command, refrigerator, microwave and Starbucks coffee. We provide complimentary fresh baked cookies in our lobby daily along with Starbucks coffee and freshly baked scones. Adjacent to our property is the Spike N Rail Restaurant featuring American cuisine. Our banquet facility seats up to 350 guests. In the front of the restaurant is our Starbucks coffee counter and bakery featuring fresh baked pastries daily. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Selma-Swan Court Hotel Selma
- Selma Holiday Inn