The 10 Best Holiday Inn Hotels
Holiday Inn: The 5 best hotels and resorts
Are you thinking of booking your next getaway? Have you considered staying at a Holiday Inn? If you’re stuck on which hotel to choose, read on to discover more about this historic hotel brand. We’ll outline the best Holiday Inns available in a number of locations around the world.
Who is Holiday Inn?
Holiday Inn is a British-owned brand of hotels which originated in the United States. It is currently a subsidiary of the InterContinental Hotels Group, owners of other noted brands like Regent, Crowne Plaza and Kimpton. Holiday Inn began life as a US motel chain, with its name inspired by the famed Bing Crosby musical. Its first hotel opened in 1952 on the main highway from Memphis to Nashville. Its founder, Kemmons Wilson, began the hotel business in frustration at existing family hotel options on the road. He wanted to provide high-quality, but affordable overnight options for travelling families. The brand grew considerably over the years, with some 23 Holiday Inns across the US by 1956. By the 1960s, Holiday Inn branched out into offering campground stays, with purpose-built lodges for family vacations. Holiday Inn soon began expanding abroad, first in Canada in 1960, and then in the Netherlands by 1967.
Today, Holiday Inn operates across the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific, with 1,173 active hotels around the world. It operates standard low- and high-rise plazas and hotels, as well as resorts, business hotels (Holiday Inn Select) and economy hotels (Holiday Inn Express). With all these franchises together, Holiday Inn is one of the most recognisable hotel brands in history.
Our top 5 Holiday Inn hotels and resorts
With a prized location just moments from Wall Street, this is the perfect base to explore Manhattan. The hotel itself is set over 50 floors, offering excellent views and a chic lounge serving cocktails. This is the world’s tallest Holiday Inn to date, and you can expect cosy, comfortable rooms here on your next visit to the Big Apple. The in-house restaurant and bar, St. George Tavern, offers a great blend of American classics and Asian fusion dishes in a charming publican interior. That's not to mention the 16 delicious beers on tap - the perfect antidote to a day's sightseeing.
Experience the tranquillity of Regent’s Park - a quiet oasis just moments from London's bustling centre. This Holiday Inn is in the perfect spot for shop savvy guests and sightseers, less than a mile from Oxford Street and Soho. The hotel itself has a funky interior and comfortable rooms featuring tea-making facilities, fast Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. If you fancy a bite to eat, the Grill Room is an excellent option, offering mouth-watering steaks and British pub classics. You'll also find smaller bites and a well-stocked drinks menu at the first floor Junction Bar.
Portugal's Algarve region is a sun-soaked paradise, home to golden beaches and soaring sea cliffs. The Holiday Inn Algarve is one of the area’s top spots, with direct beach access and a charming pool complex overlooking the open ocean. The hotel complex itself is tastefully decorated with soft green furnishings and airy, open spaces. You'll find three fantastic restaurants on-site, serving everything from comfort eats to sumptuous local seafood staples. As for the rooms, opt for the sea view option, complete with a private balcony for soaking in the sun and sand views.
With a fantastic central location in the famed UNESCO World Heritage city, guests have excellent access to Naples’ charming cobblestone streets. What’s more, the Naples Gianturco Station is right next door, offering quick transport to Naples’ historic centre and major tourist sites. The rooms are comfortable and airy, with pretty artworks and plush furnishings. The aptly named Bellini Barr serves a range of delicious cocktails and aperitifs to indulge in. There's also a fine restaurant on-site, the Bistrot, offering traditional Naples stables like pizza, pasta and Napoli salami. There are also pampering facilities after a day exploring Naples’ treasures, including a sauna, spa and fitness room.
With breathtaking coastal vistas and old-world French opulence, Nice is a true treasure by the sea. The Holiday Inn Nice is the perfect base to explore this famed city, offering modern interior design and excellent facilities. Rooms are spacious with vibrant blue and grey furnishings, and the in-house restaurant offers delectable Italian favourites. After a day out exploring the captivating Colline du Chateau or the Cours Saleya Market, return to the welcoming embrace of Bar Miamici. The cocktail menu is impressive here and there’s a cosy terraced sitting area lined with palm trees to welcome in the evening.
The opinion of Voyage Privé on Holiday Inn
Holiday Inn is a firm favourite with guests expecting all the home comforts when travelling. With welcoming staff and a family-friendly ethos, Holiday Inn hotels are all about consistency. They are found in some of the world’s most enticing and rewarding city break locations, where they provide an impeccable service and top-rate facilities. You can always expect a top-quality bar and restaurant while staying connected to the world with superfast WiFi and fitness facilities. You can book your Holiday Inn stay here through Voyage Privé, where you'll benefit from additional perks and the best rooms available.