Please excuse our mess while we make strides! Our hotel is getting new siding between Sept. 6 and Oct 6 AND the entire interior is being renovated floor by floor from mid-Oct thru February The Holiday Inn Express & Suites-Watertown NY places you in the heart of the ever expanding dining and shopping district of Watertown. With us you can experience convenience of location right off Interstate 81 at Exit 45 within walking distance of Buffalo Wild Wings Ponderosa Ruby Tuesday Starbucks Five Guys Chipotle Moe's and Planet Fitness and directly across the highway Salmon Run Mall. Our corporate travelers will find our location convenient to all the major businesses in Watertown including Ft. Drum which is just 15 minutes away via its very own feeder road I-781 at Exit 48-A and just minutes from the Watertown International Airport (ART). Leisure travelers will find a wide variety of fun and exciting winter attractions and activities such as wine tastings at the many wineries along the Seaway Trail to downhill skiing at Dry Hill. Not to mention all the shopping available within a one-mile radius. PLUS Canada is just short hop across a friendly border via the iconic 1000 Islands Bridge System. Just don't forget to pack your passport!. While a guest at our hotel enjoy the heated indoor pool fitness room dry sauna and the delicious FREE hot breakfast buffet featuring our signature cinnamon rolls and pancake machine!