Merced is in the San Joaquin Valley of California.
Located along State Route 99 which runs between the agricultural cities of the eastern San Joaquin Valley, Merced is also a gateway to Yosemite via State Route 140.
- Best Western Inn, 1033 Motel Drive, (209) 723-2163, Fax: (209) 384-7272, .
- Holiday Inn Express, 730 Motel Drive, (209) 383-0333, .
- Motel 6 Merced North, 1410 V Street, (209) 384-2181, Fax: (209) 722-2152, .
- Yosemite is less than two hours east along State Route 140 by car.