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Winner, South Dakota
Reviewed 14 March 2016

We stayed here during a State Girls Basketball Tournament, we had to sign an extra sheet of "rules" because of it. We were unable to get extra clean towels right away, the shower was less than warm, the room was not quite clean, and I would have overlooked all of this due to the busy time! However, the night desk...

3Thank Jennifer D
Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

Rooms are clean. Did not arrive until 1:30 am. They were ready and waiting for me. Took a cool shower. Not a hot shower, as the temp water temp would not go warm enough. It was the temp that I would think I ran out of hot water at home. That was the only issue.

Thank Brian C
Prairie Village, Kansas
Reviewed 27 January 2016

We stayed here the evening of January 23, 2016. Our original plan was to stay in Sioux Falls, SD for the evening but changing weather and road conditions forced us to stay in Watertown. This HIE was very similar to the HIE we stayed in the previous evening in Fargo, ND, I would wager they are part of the same...

Thank 6,500,410
Reviewed 1 January 2016

The room was spacious the pull out couch was horrible but the beds comfortable, the pool was freezing talked with staff and said they have been having issues with it. The water slide is not available till 5pm thats if they have a lifeguard available and closes at 11pm. The breakfast was by far the best part of the stay...

Thank Michael P
IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Watertown, responded to this review

Dear Michael P, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your thoughts and comments about your stay with us. We are glad that you liked our breakfast selection and that you found our beds to be comfortable. On the other hand, we would like to apologize for falling short of your expectations regarding our pool and pull-out...

s.tilllman valley
Reviewed 14 October 2015

As usual the service is great,breakfast also. Rooms were clean. You can tell its an older hotel . Just a bit of a problem with ac unit and slow running drains. Otherwise great. if you stay in Watertown never get gas as soon as you get off the interstate. Go to the station by Holiday Inn Express, 20 cents cheaper

Thank kat234-12
staff16, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Watertown, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again soon.

Fort Worth
Reviewed 30 September 2015 via mobile

Said I was upgraded but was one strange room. Looked like I was staying in a trailer house. Way too expensive for this place. Didn't look like it was an actual HIE branded hotel. The country inn on the other side of the freeway is a much better deal and cheaper

Thank RDavisFortWorth
staff16, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Watertown, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent stay. We appreciate your feedback and apologize you were not satisfied with your room type. We have many different room styles/types. We do hope the next time your travels bring you to the area you will stay with us. We would love to see you have a...

Huron, South Dakota
Reviewed 24 August 2015

The stay was great! Except for the crabby lady that worked in the breakfast area. She was by far the rudest person I have ever come in contact with in my entire life. If you are that unhappy with your job, quit!

Thank Carrie M
staff16, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Watertown, responded to this review

I appreciate the review of your recent experience at our hotel. I'm pleased you enjoyed your stay, but sorry you received a pool level of service. I have addressed these issues with our breakfast staff. The next time you are in the area we would love to have you come back and experience a hopefully improved level of customer service....

Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 13 August 2015

The hotel was comfortable and the staff was nice. The breakfast was always available right at 6am. I stayed here for a few months while on a work assignment and they entire staff was very accommodating. The only draw back is the hotel has indoor a pool/rec area that is very busy on the weekends. This means a ton of...

Thank lovelife40
staff16, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Watertown, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of your stay. We always appreciate hearing from our guests. Our busy waterpark amenity does get a lot of use by families on the weekends. Our staff does try their best to calm the little one's excitement. Our guest's satisfaction is very important to us and we appreciate your feedback. We look forward to having...

Pinehurst, Texas
Reviewed 12 August 2015

I read on TA that several folks didn't have a very good experience at this location but that wasn't my experience. The host staff was outstanding. I had made a reservation over the phone and 300 miles away and was having trouble getting my member number right. Not wanting to waste time on the call, I completed the transaction. When...

Thank TOM A
staff16, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Watertown, responded to this review

Thank you for taking a moment to share your experience. We are so happy to hear you found Rachel at our front desk to assist you with your reservation. We do look forward to serving your travel needs at our property should you return to the area.

Fruita, Colorado
Reviewed 2 August 2015

Rates way too high for what you get. You sign a two page contract to stay there with so many rules you want to consult a lawyer. Rule bound and rude, the staff treats you like a servant not a customer. Go stay at the comfort inn.

Thank keptman2014
staff16, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Watertown, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review our property. We apologize you felt our staff was rule bound and rude. During tournament weekends we give out guidelines to guests to ensure all guests experience a quiet and pleasant stay. We are sorry you were offended it was not our intent. We love our guests want our hotel to be one...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
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  • Family Rooms
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Watertown is home of the Terry Redlin Art Center, Mellette House, and the Bramble Park Zoo.Conveniently located near shopping.Gaming just minutes north of I-29.Watertown municipal golf course just west on hwy 212. Features include 140 ft. water slide with splash pool, sports pool, children's enchanted pool, large whirlpool and arcade. Winter Hours:September 1st thru May 31st Sunday 8 am to 11 am, Monday through Thursday closed, Friday 5 pm to 10 pm, Saturday 8 am to 10 pm. Summer Hours: June 1st thru August 30th Sunday 8 am to 11 am and 5 pm to 10 pm, Monday through Friday 5 pm to 10 pm, Saturday 8 am to 10 pm. Free deluxe breakfast, free local & 800 calls, free high-speed wireless and hardwired Internet access. Well equipped exercise room, meeting room, guest laundry, and business center. Located at exit 177 on I-29. The Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites offers 66 rooms with 24 suites and an elevator. Visit Watertown, SD and Stay Smart at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Watertown

Address: 3901 9th Ave SE, Watertown, SD 57201-9104
Region: United States > South Dakota > Watertown
Price Range: €104 - €132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Watertown 2.5*
Number of rooms: 66
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“All around a great place to stay!”
 of 5 bubbles gjt2626, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“If you're traveling without kids, ask for room 243. If you're with kids, have mercy on the rest of us and don't ask for this room haha!”
 of 5 bubbles E8555FRmichaele, 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Upstairs and away from the lobby/water park area for quieter rooms”
 of 5 bubbles Violette54, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Stay away it is not acceptable”
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“Do not stay on the main floor when lots of children present..your better off on the top floor.”
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