We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Holiday Inn Express Watertown

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Best prices for:1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
Professional photos
Holiday Inn Express Watertown
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

78 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 76: English reviews
Saint Michael, Minnesota
Level Contributor
100 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a breeze checking in, the room was well appointed and clean, and the breakfast was fantastic! What more does a guy need for a business trip! One drawback...it's a long walk from the front desk to the rooms at the end of the hall...on the positive side, you can park in the back lot once you check in!

Thank Frank T
Millbrook, New York
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff was very friendly and helpful. The hotel offers a swimming pool, hot tub and sauna. Breakfast room was clean and fully stocked. I was able to relax in the lobby, check the computer and get some laundry done. Easy access to main roads.

Thank Pjs3117
IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Watertown, responded to this review

Dear Pjs3117, We welcome your thoughts about your stay at Holiday Inn Express Watertown, WI. It has always been our goal to provide exemplary guest experience and we are delighted to learn that you found our location, staff, and overall service remarkable. Your comments are of high value and will definitely help us in achieving complete customer satisfaction. Once again,... More 

Racine, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

We stayed at this hotel for a wedding near by. The hotel was extremely clean. The staff was very friendly except for the lady serving breakfast. She seemed very cranky. The breakfast had many great choices and was worth the price of the overnight stay. The beds were comfortable and everything needed was well stocked. You could hear the hallway... More 

Thank Kadee49
Level Contributor
69 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

In town for business I have stayed here countless times. Rooms are great, service professional, great breakfast....although it could be changed up more often in this chain. Close to a few restaurants,etc.

Thank Twinsguy
Level Contributor
81 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

This hotel is just inside of town. Expensive rates for a Holiday Inn Express. Very overpriced for this location. Short staffed, worn out carpeting in room, and in need of a remodel. Didn't stay for breakfast, so I can't comment on that.

Thank Deirdre_in_Maryville
IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Watertown, responded to this review

Dear Deirdre_in_Maryville, Thank you for your recent stay and for taking the time to write a candid review. We are very sorry to see you did not enjoy your overall experience with us especially with the rates we offered, shortage of staff and regarded our carpets to be worn. We take all of the reviews we receive very seriously as... More 

Collinsville, Illinois, United States
Level Contributor
33 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

My boyfriend and I was at another hotel but due to the road construction in the area and the fact the road he need to come back on was to be shut down at 10 pm and he would be heading back after that. We decided to change hotels thinking we would have time to eat lunch than check in... More 

1 Thank Shannon B
Kiel, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

We promised our grandkids we would have a short road trip and go to a small family kind of place ride park. Little America and then get a Hoilday inn on the way home and they could swim. We did the park and drove to hotel when we arrived the lady that checked us in looked like she wanted to... More 

Thank Busterwb
IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Watertown, responded to this review

Dear Busterwb, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your comments online. We would like to apologize you were not well satisfied with the cleanliness of the room you received and the for any shortfalls you have experienced in our pool area. We take our guest comments very seriously and always strive to provide comfortable and friendly... More 

Madison, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 28 July 2016

I have stayed at many Holiday Inns during my traveling career. I have never been disappointed until I stayed here in Watertown at Holiday Inn express. This hotel needs some serious upgrades. It is old. In addition, staff at night were far from pleasant when we checked in. I believe I would stay away from this hotel until they decide... More 

Thank bxbeck
IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Watertown, responded to this review

Dear bxbeck, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We strive as a hotel to provide a clean and comfortable place to stay. I am happy to hear you appreciate the night staff during check in. However, I regret we were not able to provide you with the accommodations you expect due to the condition of... More 

Level Contributor
46 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016

I stayed at this hotel for 2 nights this past weekend. We were very pleased with the room-clean & comfortable. The breakfast was very good-I liked the biscuits & gravy, & the coffee was excellent. I complimented the lady who was attending to the breakfast area that the provisions were better than some higher-priced places I've stayed at. Pool is... More 

Thank yumagirl
Level Contributor
6 reviews
Reviewed 26 June 2016

We found the service to be friendly and the breakfast to be about what you would expect. It's kind of nice that they have a "to go" bag for fruit and yogurt to take back to the room. While our room was clean, the property is really starting to show its age - cracked grout in bathroom, scratched wallpaper, mismatched... More 

Thank Deb C

38 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (6)
Bathroom (1)
Room/Suite (3)
Other (2)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (32)
Pool/Beach Area (2)
Room/Suite (15)
Bathroom (1)
Business Centre/Function Rooms (1)
Hotel & Grounds (4)
Dining (5)
Other (4)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Watertown
2.7 km away
Heritage Inn Hotel
Heritage Inn Hotel
#2 of 3 in Watertown
33 reviews
10.1 km away
Comfort Suites of Johnson Creek
Comfort Suites of Johnson Creek
#1 of 2 in Johnson Creek
150 reviews
9.5 km away
Days Inn Johnson Creek
Days Inn Johnson Creek
#2 of 2 in Johnson Creek
312 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
24.0 km away
Staybridge Suites Milwaukee West Oconomowoc
24.1 km away
Hilton Garden Inn Oconomowoc
16.6 km away
Americas Best Value Inn
Americas Best Value Inn
#1 of 1 in Lake Mills
29 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to the award winning Holiday Inn Express Hotel Watertown Wisconsin. We are a 79 guest room hotel and conference center. Located on Hwy 26 in Watertown Wi, halfway between Madison and Milwaukee, 6 miles north of Interstate 94. We are also located only minutes from downtown Watertown's shopping, and dining. Located minutes from Maranatha, Luther Prep, Bethesda, Delarue, Eaton, and Johnson Creek Outlet Mall and 25 minutes from the Fireside Dinner Theatre. Wireless high speed Internet access available in all rooms. The hotel features include an indoor pool, spa, sauna, and fitness room. Enjoy our complimentary Express Start continental breakfast with the Holiday Inn Express exclusive cinnamon roll Visit Watertown, WI and stay smart at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Watertown

Address: 101 Aviation Way, PO Box 481, Watertown, WI 53094
Region: United States > Wisconsin > Watertown
Price Range: $142 - $214 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Watertown 2.5*
Number of rooms: 79
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Orbitz, Travelocity, Expedia, Priceline, IHG and Odigeo so you can book your Holiday Inn Express Watertown reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Express Watertown Hotel Watertown
Holiday Inn Watertown
Watertown Holiday Inn
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Holiday Inn Express Watertown staff and other travellers.
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Holiday Inn Express Watertown staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Rooms at the end of the hall are very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles frankt645, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“2nd floor near stairway worked well for me”
 of 5 bubbles Pjs3117, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Just talk to the staff and they will go above and beyond to do as asked.”
 of 5 bubbles Kadee49, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Not for family fun, quick, overnight stays”
 of 5 bubbles Busterwb, 3 Aug 2016 | Read review
“As for room with view of airstrip”
 of 5 bubbles Magtron, 26 Jun 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay