Make yourself at home in our Holiday Inn Express® hotels in Fresno, in California’s agricultural Central Valley. In no time you’ll be visiting a Mediterranean villa built entirely underground or hiking among prehistoric giant trees in nearby National Parks.
Our hotels in Fresno are near Tivy Mountain Vineyard, where you can sip a dark syrah or cabernet crafted from grapes grown on site. Wiebe Farms produce a silky golden olive oil, which is pressed through the mill displayed next to the gift shop and tasting room. On Wednesdays, farmers sell bright red strawberries, fuzzy peaches and local honey in downtown Fresno’s Market on the Mall. Our Fresno hotels are a short drive from the subterranean rooms and passageways in the Forestiere Underground Gardens. Sicilian immigrant Baldassare Forestiere built his catacomb-like home of Roman brick archways and shaded open courtyards to escape the Fresno summer heat.
American clothing brands and casual restaurants fill the open-air Fig Garden shopping mall north of downtown. Our Fresno hotels are close to the Tower District, where vintage records shops and art galleries line Olive Avenue near the Art-Deco Tower Theatre. Restaurants here dish up hearty pub food, crusty pizza and American diner fare. Stay in this neighborhood for a pint of locally brewed beer at the Sequoia Brewing Company. Touring comedy acts and big-ticket concerts fill the seats at the 1928 Warnors Theatre downtown. Admire the Spanish-style terracotta details on the façade before taking your seat under the blue and gold dome.
Book our Holiday Inn Express hotels in Fresno to be near the breathtaking scenic beauty of California’s National Parks. Walk through dense forests of the oldest trees on earth in Sequoia and Kings Canyon. Hike up soaring granite cliffs and past tumbling waterfalls in the wooded valleys of Yosemite.