STAY SMART at our Watertown/Thousand Islands Hotel. The Holiday Inn Express & Suites-Watertown NY places you at the Gateway to the beautiful 1000 Islands as well as 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 as well as excellent customer service, attention to detail and a home-away-from home experience. 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. Our business center is open 24-7 with both wired and wireless internet access available FREE throughout the hotel. Leisure travelers will find a wide variety of fun and exicting attractions within a 30-mile radius from St. Lawrence River cruises with stops at Boldt Castle and Singer Castle, boat trips to Rock Island lighthouse, and tastings at the many wineries along the Seaway Trail to freshwater sport fishing, whitewater rafting and downhill skiing at Dry Hill. Not to mention all the shopping available within a one-mile radius. PLUS, Canada is just s hort 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!