Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 182
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by joeshmoe2 Nice hotel a few things could be better
Had an emergency trip to the Merced area, and decided to stay at the Holiday Inn Express after comparing around. The hotel seems a bit dated in comparison to others, definitely not as up-to-date as the images online portrayed. Still, place was ok for the value as far as appearance and comfort.
My biggest issue was the reliability of their internet. Now, I am a big traveler for work, so I understand peak times imply a drop in speed; however, the internet was so glitchy that I resorted to going to the Starbucks down the road to use wifi. There didn't seem to be a peak pattern as I had the same issues throughout the first day while preparing for a meeting the day after.
May 1, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sfloyd Nice Hotel
good location on way to Yosemite. excellent breakfast. would stay here again if in the area.
April 29, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CaliforniaKate Up to the usual standard
I hadn't stayed in Merced before and was glad when a colleague recommended Holiday Inn Express here, because I use them elsewhere and find the rooms, amenities, and service highly satisfactory. And I'm delighted to say I got everything I expected, with the addition of exceptionally friendly and helpful staff at the front desk.
April 29, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JoJoSept Completely Satisfied
I highly recommend this hotel and all other Holiday Inn Express locations of which I have stayed at in the past!
April 26, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Da Stang Friendly, considerate and great room assignment.
The hotel staff is very helpful, providing my request for an upper floor, quiet location and then provided me with an upgrade-how about that!! Location? Near restaurants, quiet neighborhood, near freeway but not noisy. Easy on/off ramps and not far from downtown. There are other hotels nearby, but you won't go wrong with this one. Oh, the breakfast service staff is very friendly and helpful. The morning breakfast is as good or better than most other hotels of similar pricing.
April 24, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by cy8s Lots to be happy about
This hotel has tons going for it: a business center, a fitness center, laundry facilities, a huge breakfast room. The room I stayed in was clean and well-appointed with a refrigerator and microwave. Great stay!
April 22, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Road trip dad Nice property, excellent stay
The hotel looks new and everything like carpets, walls, furniture, beds etc. is in excellent shape. The room was ready and clean, everything worked perfectly from the flat screen tv to the thermostat. The beds and pillows were comfortable and I like that they offer individually wrapped plastic drinking glasses instead of dubiously clean glass ones. The front desk was responsive and I was checked in literally within 3 minutes. The hotel is right off the 99 freeway so it's very convenient when you're tired and traveling. The hotel did exactly what I needed and exceeded my expectations, including the hot breakfast the next morning.
April 21, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Big Byrd Fantastic Staff, comfortable place to stay
We were very happy with the staff at this hotel. Every time we saw an employee we were greeted. The housekeeping staff are great. I admit that I am a "tipper" for the staff, as I work in the "service" industry, the housekeeper for my room was excellent and even wrote a nice thank you note for the tip.
***If you are not tipping the housekeepers, you should be ashamed of yourself.
April 21, 2015