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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Merced

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Easy check-in and check-out. Quiet. Good breakfast offerings. Had to google for restaurant recommendations but local sandwich shop / bakery we found was excellent for dinner.

Always a great stay at this Merced Holiday Inn, super clean and very comfortable beds, complementary breakfast is good, it's the only place we stay every time we visit Merced. Worth every penny.

We were able to reserve a mini-suite with a King size bed for a very reasonable price---quite a bit less than the Hamton next door. Room was very good overall with just 2 small annoyances. THe pillows on the bed were too soft and the bathroom door and the front door interfered with each other. THe breakfast was outstanding as usual--cheese omelettes and their awesome cinnamon rolls. WE'll definitely come back to this location.

The rooms were very clean and the hotel staff were super friendly. The beds weren't as comfortable as I had hoped, but they weren't bad. My only real disappointment was that I was reading at one of the poolside tables at night and got kicked out at 10:00 even though I wasn't swimming. They didn't have another place for me to sit and relax outside and were unwilling to let me stay at the table in the pool area. Other than that though, we really enjoyed our stay.

Check in was fast and friendly. Would stay again. Room was nice bed comfortable

We've stayed at this particular HI Express around 6 times now and believe it's the best overall hotel in Merced. This wasn't our best stay since we had some noisy neighbors this time, however, the room, amenities, and the rest of the hotel continue to be first rate. I'll probably request a first floor room next time--we've had good experience with them thus far.

This was our second stay at this particular HI Express. The room was big and comfortable with everything you'd want for a short stay. We love their breakfast. In addition to their famous cinnamon rolls, they had sausage AND turkey sausage and ham along with both scrambled eggs and Denver Omelettes. The breakfast area is huge and great for just hanging out. You're only about 5 minutes away from Downtown which has quite a few good restaurants and a couple of theaters. If you're staying in Merced, stay here!

After a day trip to Yosemite we found this hotel a 1 hour from the gate. It was very comfortable to stay there.

Excellent location, near the freeway and Starbucks! My expectations were met, only complaint is the door near my room slams shut and created loud noise at all hours of the day/night.

Needed a quick place to say for a work trip. This did the job. Nice room, and bfast was great (Free)

Wanted a weekend getaway for my wife and I and this Holiday in fit the bill. Modern hotel with huge, comfortable King-size bed room. The heated pool and spa were still open in early November and the fitness room was better than most like hotels. The breakfast variety and quality were very good and the cinnamon rolls were awesome, as always.

Stayed here as this was one of the nicest hotels for the money I could find last minute. Great newer nice hotel, location was "eh" but for the price I was able to get over it. I think the area will improve over time.

This is a very clean hotel; good breakfast; nice stop place on your way to Yosemite. Staff was very friendly.

Clean, courteous staff, breakfast wasn't bad.Location was convenient

Mold in shower.. cockroaches in lobby.. small rooms.. hated it!!

Our family stayed here one night on the way back from LA to San Francisco because my husband had a bike race in the nearby town of Snelling. My boys and I did not go to the race with him so we spent the morning having breakfast and swimming in the pool. The staff were extremely friendly and the room was clean. When I inquired about a late checkout time, the woman at the front desk told me I needed to be a HI express rewards member but did not invite me to become a member. When I called back a few minutes later and inquired about the membership she said it was free and she would be happy to extend our checkout time. We will likely stay at another HI express in the future for quick trips.

Staff was service oriented. Disappointed they didn't have a better fitness room - Treadmill/Bike/Eliptical - paid $12/day at a local fitness center to work out. Rooms were ok, breakfast was convenient at no cost.

Location was awesome, right off the freeway! Plenty of places to eat nearby. Room was clean, staff was great. Overall good stay!

I needed a hotel for a wedding in town, and heard that this was one of the newer hotels in Merced, so I booked it. The room was clean and comfortable, but we were located in a room where we could hear the pipes anytime someone flushed a toilet, so sleeping in wasn't an option. Breakfast was okay, but we appreciate that it was included.

Just passing through and the hotel was a great fit for us. Clean & well maintained, comfortable beds and good AC.

151 S Parsons Ave Merced CA

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Merced places you within a few miles (5 km) of Poker Flats Casino and Merced County Fairgrounds. This 91-room hotel has free breakfast along with conveniences like an outdoor pool and free in-room WiFi. It's also near Merced County Courthouse Museum and Applegate Park Zoo.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast offered each morning.


Rooms

All of Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Merced's 91 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. 32-inch LCD TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Free local calls, ironing boards, and desks are also available.


Property features

At Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Merced, guests enjoy an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. You can put free parking to good use if you drive. Staff members are on hand to provide dry cleaning/laundry services and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Additional amenities include 2 meeting rooms, a 24-hour business center, and free newspapers.

Room options

Executive Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Suite, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 6

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Merced

Everyone (4) Couples (7) Business (5) Family (12) Other (1) Friends (3)
4

nice hotel close to uc merced.

Everyone

Easy check-in and check-out. Quiet. Good breakfast offerings. Had to google for restaurant recommendations but local sandwich shop / bakery we found was excellent for dinner.

By , from Corona, CA on Jul 15, 2017

Review comment responded on Jul 17, 2017

Thank you for sharing Mary; we're glad you enjoyed our free breakfast spread and that you found a good restaurant nearby; there are quite a few we love to recommend. We appreciate you choosing us!

5

merced holiday inn express

Everyone

Always a great stay at this Merced Holiday Inn, super clean and very comfortable beds, complementary breakfast is good, it's the only place we stay every time we visit Merced. Worth every penny.

By , from Los Angeles on Apr 15, 2017

Review comment responded on Apr 17, 2017

Thank you George for the great review; we absolutely appreciate you returning, and will continue to work to earn your future stays.

4

very good stay!

Couples

We were able to reserve a mini-suite with a King size bed for a very reasonable price---quite a bit less than the Hamton next door. Room was very good overall with just 2 small annoyances. THe pillows on the bed were too soft and the bathroom door and the front door interfered with each other. THe breakfast was outstanding as usual--cheese omelettes and their awesome cinnamon rolls. WE'll definitely come back to this location.

By , from Fairfield CA on Dec 13, 2016

Review comment responded on Dec 15, 2016

Thank you Summiteer for sharing your experience at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Merced. I'm glad you enjoyed our breakfast selection! Our entire brand is adding an egg white with vegetables omelet starting January 1; I hope you like it! I apologize about the pillows; we provide two soft and two firm pillows per bed, and will be sure to look out for those needing replacement. Thank you again! Sean Williams General Manager

4
Everyone

The rooms were very clean and the hotel staff were super friendly. The beds weren't as comfortable as I had hoped, but they weren't bad. My only real disappointment was that I was reading at one of the poolside tables at night and got kicked out at 10:00 even though I wasn't swimming. They didn't have another place for me to sit and relax outside and were unwilling to let me stay at the table in the pool area. Other than that though, we really enjoyed our stay.

By on Nov 30, 2016

Review comment responded on Dec 5, 2016

Thank you Jess for sharing your experience at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Merced. It's good to hear your room was clean and staff was friendly. I apologize about the pool hours! We will work on being more understanding and flexible; thank you for providing such great feedback! Sean Williams General Manager

4

nice hotel

Everyone

Check in was fast and friendly. Would stay again. Room was nice bed comfortable

By on Aug 30, 2016

Review comment responded on Sep 1, 2016

Thank you for sharing your experience. It's great to hear you would return, and that you had a comfortable stay. Sean Williams General Manager

4

overall, a very good stay!

Couples

We've stayed at this particular HI Express around 6 times now and believe it's the best overall hotel in Merced. This wasn't our best stay since we had some noisy neighbors this time, however, the room, amenities, and the rest of the hotel continue to be first rate. I'll probably request a first floor room next time--we've had good experience with them thus far.

By , from Fairfield CA on Apr 12, 2016

Review comment responded on Apr 29, 2016

Thank you Summiteer1 for sharing your Holiday Inn Express & Suites experience. I appreciate you choosing to return to us so often, and apologize for the noisy neighbors this time. I look forward to ensuring your next stay is a great one! Sean Williams General Manager

5

great weekend getaway

Couples

This was our second stay at this particular HI Express. The room was big and comfortable with everything you'd want for a short stay. We love their breakfast. In addition to their famous cinnamon rolls, they had sausage AND turkey sausage and ham along with both scrambled eggs and Denver Omelettes. The breakfast area is huge and great for just hanging out. You're only about 5 minutes away from Downtown which has quite a few good restaurants and a couple of theaters. If you're staying in Merced, stay here!

By on Nov 17, 2015

5

yosemite day travel

Families

After a day trip to Yosemite we found this hotel a 1 hour from the gate. It was very comfortable to stay there.

By on Sep 22, 2015

4

great location

Families

Excellent location, near the freeway and Starbucks! My expectations were met, only complaint is the door near my room slams shut and created loud noise at all hours of the day/night.

By on Apr 6, 2015

5

nice place for the cost

BusinessTravelers

Needed a quick place to say for a work trip. This did the job. Nice room, and bfast was great (Free)

By on Dec 29, 2014