Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 71
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by timestwo Excellent Stay
The front desk staff were extremely helpful in recommending restaurants in the area and planning our day at Yosemite. They had maps and hand-outs including "seeing Yosemite in a day" which was extremely helpful and worked out wonderful. Rooms were clean and beds comfortable. Breakfast attendant was excellent in insuring that there was always fresh food and the area clean. We enjoyed our stay and would recommend staying here if you are thinking of going to Yosemite (it was truly only an 1 hour and 15 minute drive to the south entrance) and well worth it.
August 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nyctmisc Great Friendly Staff
Nice place to stay if visiting Yosemite, a bit of a ride to the park, but the service here was excellent, so it made the stay a bit nicer.
August 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SaintsWillWin SaintsWillWin
Close to work location and several local businesses.
August 6, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sandy415 Chowchilla location
We stayed here last minute. The hotel was right off highway and seemed pretty new. It was very clean and staff was very nice.
August 5, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SD49 Good choice
Excellent hotel, good breafast, cleanliness and very comfortable room and staffs. Better than some 5* hotels
August 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Vera222 comfortable and clean rooms, good breakfast
This is a nice hotel. A friendly receptionist, comfortable rooms and good variety at breakfast. We even got some fruits at breakfast.
We could use the free wifi to plan the next day of our trip.
August 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by levix768 Great Stay in Chowchilla
Spent 2 nights in the Holiday Inn in Chowchilla.
Excellent Breakfast, Clean Rooms on high Standard.
August 1, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by RuthMJ Trip to Yosemite
Probably the best hotel in Chowchilla. Very clean, with attractively decorated bedrooms. The receptionist was very helpful and provided info and directions to Yosemite, which was our reason for travelling to Chowchilla.
Breakfast was a bit basic, though it is a Holiday Inn Express not a Holiday Inn with full facilities.
Would recommend for visiting Yosemite - its a sizeable drive but still OK
July 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DEAN SR Nice Hotel
The Hotel was clean,priced well with breakfast
cool rooms and a small pool.
July 17, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Lizzy3030 Comfortable bed. Small pool
speedy service, small pool, breakfast was not the best but was edible.
July 16, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kirkgh One of my favorites!!!
I love the staff at this hotel. I travel 3-4 days a week and will drive 30 minutes out of my way to stay here. The staff is always welcoming and friendly. I have stayed there so many times they know my name when i walk in the front door. Rooms are clean and well stocked. If you get down to Chowchilla, it is a "must stay".
July 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DEAN SR Great place to stay
We were at this location for a baseball tournament and the
hotel was clean and the staff was friendly. The rooms had plenty of room and great cool air. The morning breakfast was inviting and had enough choices to feed the team.
This will be out hotel of choice the next time we return for another
The one thing I would suggest is a few umbrella tables out by the
pool for parents to relax while watching the kids.
July 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Frank2828 Chouchilla
Habitaciones perfectas y limpias
Todo el aspecto del hotel perfecto en general
July 3, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Disfreak80 Visit to Yosemite
We liked this hotel. The staff was friendly. They helped us a lot to get us familiar with Yosemite. It is over 1.5 hours to the park, but you can't get a hotel for the quality and price anywhere closer. I would highly recommend this place for visiting Yosemite.
July 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Parreira Comfortable, great value and great staff
Have been staying here once a month for about 2 years and have always had a great experience.Staff is friendliest i have ever dealt with.
June 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Colombianogringo Yosemite area best hotel experience
We, me and my wife went to California from Florida for two weeks and Holiday Inn Express at Chowchilla was the best experience from our trip referring to bedroom and hotel facilities. We had also the worst experience in another hotel at Napa Valley, almost with the same price we paid for yours. You are great and they were the worst. We promise next time we will be more careful in choosing any other hotel besides yours. When you trvel frequently and going with your spouse, we like places like yours. We had been your loyal customers for many years. not only at HI Express, also at Intercontinental in Bogota, Medellin, Cali, Caracas, Valencia, Puerto Ordaz, MaracaIbo, etc. Probably that hotels are not yours anymore we really sorry for that.
June 26, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by WeTravelALot Exceeded expectations
Everything was great! From the moment we checked-in to the time we checked-out. We were greeted upon arrival and checked-in within a matter of minutes. The room was surprisingly spacious, up-to-date, and included a kitchenette area with a sink, microwave, and refrigerator. This was wonderful, since our son drinks milk morning, noon, and night. The complimentary breakfast selection was incredible. We were dieting during our travels and we were able to make some healthy choices from the variety of foods provided. Checking out took no time at all and we were on the road again in a matter of minutes. Our only inconvenience during the stay was a high-pitched buzzing noise coming from the alarm clock no matter what setting it was on and with the volume turned all the way down. Nothing a quick unplug from the wall wouldn't fix, but not convenient if you are relying on it's functions. Other than that...everything was GREAT!
June 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by iwish50 Great staff...great service
This property exceeded our expectations. The staff is awesome and the hotel is very clean and comfortable. The breakfast is very good and the lady who takes care of the breakfast area is awesome
June 2, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Outdoor traveler Will not revisit
The reason we will not be staying at this hotel again has nothing to do with comfort or cleanliness. In fact, the beds were quite comfortable and the room was clean and spacious. Our complaint is solely their policy of charging an additional amount on your credit card at the time of check-in. 30% more to be exact! We were staying for the weekend (Friday and Saturday night) for a quick trip to Yosemite. On the first night, I checked our bank account and noticed the hotel had charged our account a few hundred dollars more than they should have . The charges were immediately followed by a partial credit. Since the total charged was still $145 more than it should have been, I was concerned! The next morning, I informed the desk clerk that we had been overcharged, She told me it was their policy to automatically charge an additional 30% to cover any incidentals that might come up. I was shocked! We did not plan or budget for the extra expense.This policy was not anywhere on the reservation form that I printed out weeks before. We were not forewarned. They held up $145 (more than 30%, by the way) of our weekend budget for the rest of the trip. Needless to say, this caused problems and put a damper on our weekend. All hotels take your credit card info "just in case" you add extra expenses for movies, etc. But THIS hotel takes your money beforehand! We have never encountered this policy before. At check-out, they informed us the hold was released, but it might take 2-3 days before it credits back to our account. Not only were we out the money for our trip, but we may not see it for an additional 2-3 days afterwards? That is unacceptable and we will never stay at the Chowchilla location again.
May 18, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by snagit88 Comfortable and relazing for business
Was here on business and was surrounded by a lot of people heading to Yosemite. I found the beds comfortable. The bathrooms were the typical bathrooms. Nothing spectacular but clean. The breakfast areas was nice and spacious. The food was typical for a holiday inn express. The staff was nice and accommodation. If you need a nice comfortable stay for going to Yosemite or for business in the Central Valley, I highly recommend this place. The value you get for the price is just right.
April 20, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Fly Fishing Traveler Best hotel in the area!
I have stayed at this hotel many times while visiting family in the area. The staff is always friendly and helpful. This is by far the nicest hotel in the area and a good value as well.
April 15, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Maxwell 1200 A Joke
Paid for a 2 queen suite (expensive) but wanted a large room to relax.
1. T.V. did not work
2. Hair dryer did not work.
3. Water in shower turned off and on for no apparent reason.
4. The upgraded room smelled like a boys locker room.
5. Large amount of the customers are family etc. Who stay there when visiting their inmate friends family at the local prison. Makes you feel really safe.
At check out when items 1. 2. 3. were brought to the attention of the clerk for the 3rd time, the response was " sorry about that". Really ?
Well "sorry about that" wont be staying there again.
April 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by fransfamily2014 great service
the staff was extremely helpful in our request for ideas on tourist attractions in the area. the front desk personnel, michael, was very helpful with directions.
the house cleaning lady, lupe, was very cordial and considerate of our needs and always had a smile on her face.
i would recommend this hotel to anyone going into the area.
March 31, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by hannah22 wonderful hotel
I have through work, travelled through out the world and stayed at many hotels and I can honestly say this is the best hotel I have stayed at for hospitatlity, warmth and helpfulness of the staff was amazing, home from home as a single female traveller.
March 18, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Beidup Nice Suprise in Chowchilla.
Very nice hotel. I am going to make this a regular stop when I have business in Fresno. Newly remodeled and they did a very nice job. Front desk clerk was so nice she made my day. I have written poor reviews on this site and Holliday Inn will not publish them. You guys should publish this one.
March 16, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Prepper70 Comfortable
For being close to Hwy 99 it's a peaceful and comfy place. Clean big room. Staff is wonderful, Rubi and Monica, helpful with directions and local restaurants. I'll be staying there again soon.
February 6, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Grey47 Nice moderately priced lodging
This HI is modern, moderately quiet, has clean rooms and provides a nice breakfast with your stay.
We stay at this inn approx. 4 times a year and will continue to stay here providing we can get reservations for each visit.
It fills up due to its proximity to the Yosemite plus a number of tour groups book bus loads of foreign travelers as they pass thru central California.
The staff is quite friendly and work to make certain your stay is hassle free.
The inn is adjacent to CA 99 and the local area has a nice grocery, golf course, and a handful of family style restaurants. If fine dining is your thing expect to travel north to Merced or south to Madera where there are many nice restaurants to choose from. All in all this HI is a nice place to stop as you pass thru the area.
January 6, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by lc54 great service very clean room
the staff was very nice. The room was very clean. the bed was super comfortable.
November 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by June7 Great Rest
We always have a great stay at Holiday Inn Express in Chowchilla, Ca. Very nice staff as well.
November 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JBradfordhie Thank You
Great Stay! Wonderful staff and clean room. I recommended this location to a close family friend to visit on future visit to Chowchilla area
November 1, 2013