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Holiday Inn Express Utica: Clean, Convenient, Spacious and PERFECT for a Staycation or Business Traveler! #travel


The Holiday Inn Express in Utica!
Perfect for Staycations or The Business Traveler.

Well, after spending Mother’s Day weekend in Toronto, we decided to head back to Windsor and then straight onto Michigan to have a small, overnight shopping staycation in Utica, Michigan. We’ve always driven by this hotel and said that after a long day of shopping, we would have loved to stay the night to rest up and then continue shopping the next day!

We can’t help it, there’s nothing like American shopping prices and American food. You really cannot go wrong. This location, happens to be in an optimal spot, it’s close to the main road and near EVERYTHING.


About the Utica Holiday Inn:

Enjoy comfortable accommodations near Detroit at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Detroit-Utica. Your family will love staying at their hotel in Utica, Michigan, which is located just off Highway 59 with easy access to numerous area attractions. Nearby sights & activities include Stony Creek Metropark, the Palace of Auburn Hills – home of the Detroit Pistons downtown Rochester Hills, the casinos of Detroit and shopping at the Lakeside Shopping Center and Partridge Creek Mall.





Business or Pleasure?

Business travelers will be impressed by the convenience of their accommodations near Detroit. Situated in the suburbs of Utica, MI, our hotel offers close proximity to many area businesses. Some of these companies include DaimlerChrysler, Ford Motor Company, St. Gobain Sekurit, Inc., Delphi, Selfridge Air Force Base and the General Motors Technical Center. While lodging in Utica, Michigan use our Business Center with a fax machine, copier, printer, available computer and free high-speed, wireless Internet access for all your business needs.

We loved the fact that we could use their business center to print out our tickets for our flight to Miami, which is where we were headed to next. Not to mention, we were able to browse the internet at our leisure. It was very convenient and super useful when I needed to submit some work as soon as I had gotten into the hotel.



Time to Sleep.

The beds are always comfortable and did I mention 6 of us stayed in this room comfortably? Hubby and I took a bed, my parents took a bed and the girls shared a pull out bed. Everyone was comfortable and had plenty of room to stretch out, chill, watch TV and relax after a long day of shopping!



Our Room.

If you’ve followed our family travels, you’ll know that we love staying at the Holiday Inn Express. It is always clean, spacious, comfortable and the staff is always amazing. Our 2-bed Queen Suite was perfect for our family of 4 plus my Mom and Dad who frequently travel with us.

Once we arrived, the room was at a perfectly cool temperature, as it had been a very hot day. The two Queen beds were calling our name and I love the fact that the beds come with FIRM or SOFT options for pillows. Yes, they really do cater to you from head to toe!



When we travel, we want the kids to love it and to be comfortable. The girls look forward to our stay at the Holiday Inn Express each and every time. They are excited to check out the room and pick out where they are going to lay their heads for the night.

Take a Tour!

Gabby loved the Holiday Inn Express so much, she decided to make a video tour for all of you! She will walk you through our room, the lobby, elevator, pool, breakfast area and she will tell you what she thinks about it all! Check it out, you will see first hand at how nice and clean the Holiday Inn Express is.





The Bathroom.

Let’s face it, when you book a room, you want to see what the bathroom looks like. I know I do! Well, you won’t be disappointed because this washroom is clean and has everything you need. Plenty of towels, a nice clean tub, a cool shower head and toiletries from Bath and Body Works. That way, you’ll always smell divine when you leave the Holiday Inn Express!



Get Active!

If you are one of those super awesome and dedicated people who never miss a work out, well, the Holiday Inn Express has you covered! There’s a work out room and a nice size pool to get some laps in. Or you can just jump in and enjoy! The girls of course, absolutely loved the pool and it was the perfect temperature too. Treat yourself right when you visit Utica, Michigan. This heated, indoor pool, their modern Fitness Center and their famous complimentary hot breakfast bar.




World-Famous Holiday Inn Breakfast.
And if it isn’t, it SHOULD be!

Well, I know that almost every single person that I’ve spoken to has heard of the Holiday Inn cinnamon buns. They’re warm, oeey gooey and they’re sure to please your taste buds. I love their hot breakfast buffet, there’s something for everyone! I love having a cheese omellete, sausage and maybe the do-it-yourself pancake! My parents absolutely ADORE the buffet and they enjoy having the eggs, biscuits and oatmeal. Oh, and coffee of course! They wake up at 6:30AM (YES, that early) to head down to get their Holiday Inn Breakfast. As always, every single one of us enjoys a cinnamon bun, it’s tradition!


Heading to Michigan?

Well, you gotta stay here! It is right off Highway 59, it’s near a ton of restaurants. Two malls, grocery stores and within driving distance of other cities and malls. We will definitely be adding this to our hotels that we will always stay at when we come to Utica, MI because of the location, rooms and best of all–the staff.

The staff was amazing, they were so kind to us from the second we checked in, until the minute we checked out. We called down for extra pillows and blankets, they were up in no time. I couldn’t get my laptop connected to the WiFi, they came in and hooked it up for me. The service was superb and that’s what’s going to keep me coming back again and again.

Make sure you visit the Holiday Inn Express for more information and to book your next stay, here. You can also find them online and they love to engage in great conversation, follow @HIExpress on Twitter and @holidayinnexpress on IG.

Have you stayed at the Holiday Inn Express?

Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!


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  1. I've never stayed at a Holiday Inn Express, but it looks really nice. We'll have to consider this hotel for our summer road trips.

  2. It looks like you had a great experience. My family stays at Holiday Inn from time to time when we travel.

  3. I love that they have such nice fitness facilities!
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  4. I love that they have such nice fitness facilities!
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  5. You know what? We will be traveling this Summer and have been looking for a place to stay that will fit all five of us… this sounds perfect

  6. It's all the things you need in a good convenient hotel!
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  7. We always try to stay at a Holiday Inn when we travel.. even when we went to Germany I found one 🙂 they are amazing, always friendly and love how clean they are…. great pictures, thanks for sharing

  8. Love this review Nancy! I have been a long-time fan of Holiday Inn and it is my hotel chain of choice always. The room looks amazing as does EVERYTHING else! I totally admit to being in LOVE with their breakfast!

    1. Hello Kayla, thank-you so much!!! It was fun and the kids loved it, thanks for following along and I wish you the best in your travel! Loved your Farmer\’s Market adventure. 😀

  9. That pool looks amazing! I went to Utica about 20ish years ago. I can't remember where we stayed, but who knows, this could have been the hotel!

  10. we haven't stayed in any hotel in a while but actually, i think we may soon up in boston for a red sox game 🙂
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  11. I love that shower head. That is a pet peeve of mine….hotels with bad showers. That's a nice looking hotel.

  12. A Michigan staycation is actually on our to-do list this summer! Thanks for the suggestion of where to stay.

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