Merced's newest and friendliest hotel Conveniently located off Highway 99 near Highway 140, and just seven miles from UC Merced, Holiday Inn Express and Suites offers an oasis for both business and leisure travelers. Local attractions like Castle Air Museum, Applegate Park and Zoo, and Playhouse Merced are nearby. While you stay with us be sure to make the trek to legendary Yosemite National Park. When it's time to get down to business our Business Center provides the perfect place to catch up on work outside of the office. Additionally, we proudly offer 1,400 square feet of meeting space with the capacity to hold up to 84 guests. With the help of our professional service staff your next event is sure to be a success. If you're wanting rest and relaxation you'll love our list of on-site amenities. The swimming pool and whirlpool are perfect for relaxing at the end of the day. Grab one of our signature cinnamon rolls before you head out for the day. Our Fitness Center will help you burn off unwanted extra calories!