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131 John Street, Salinas, CA 93901, United States of America – Show map
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Golf Course (within 2 miles)
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
Vending Machine (drinks), Vending Machine (snacks), Business Center
Non-smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Designated Smoking Area
From 2:00 PM
Until 12:00 PM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
Up to two children under 17 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
Any additional older children or adults are charged USD 10 per person per night when using existing beds.
Extra beds are not available.
Cribs are not available.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are not allowed.
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Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.
Based on 69 reviews
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This Best Western is on the Monterey Peninsula in Salinas, California. It features an outdoor pool with hot tub and guest rooms with free Wi-Fi.
Score from 134 reviews Good
Just 2 miles from the home of Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck, this Salinas hotel features on-site dining and an outdoor pool and hot tub. All guest rooms include free Wi-Fi.
Score from 366 reviews Very good
In Salinas, California, this hotel is just 1 mile from John Steinbeck Center. A year-round outdoor pool, hot tub and sauna are on site. All comfortably furnished rooms include free Wi-Fi.
Score from 24 reviews Good
Located 10 minutes’ walk from Monterey town centre, this California motel offers a free daily continental breakfast. All charming guest rooms include free Wi-Fi.
Score from 309 reviews Very good
It was 8:45 and website said 9:00 was end for breakfast and they had closed the area. No juice or water available and quality of choices was poor. If it says ends at 9:00am, keep it open until then....
The staff was very polite and helpful, when asked about local actives, plus they took the time to give us excellent directions to them. The breakfast area was well stock and clean. The outer grounds were very clean and the parking area was well lit up at night and the parking space well marked.
The only complaint that we had was that there was four of us, we had to call down both days for two more wash clothes
I traveled for both business and pleasure. I really needed to have the WIFI work for my business PC. This did not hppen. What I needed was the Service Provider key code. Not the login password. The manager was less than understanding about it and said no code like that exisits, he said he would have the IT teams call me at 8AM, after I insisted they cll me. However I had a 7:30am meeting so I had to go find another place to work for the day. A extreme inconvenience. Also the phone on the desk did not work. I was there only a short period of time and this place caused me undo stress which I did not need or want. I also had a room on the busy side of the street so the few hours of sleep I got were not quality hours of sleep. Total waste of my money. I would never think of staying here even if it was free.
The king size bed was very comfortable! Room was very clean. Price was WAY higher due to the car show but better than any place we have stayed in Monterey area!
Some guests talking on their phones outside trying to be considerate of their roommates but were actually rude to other guests and we could hear their conversations! Walls were a little thin- could hear the TV in the room next to us.
The room was very small for the price and the location wasn't good either. Would not recommend this hotel. For the price Residence Inn is so much nicer!
The price was good and it was close to down town Salinas. The rooms themselves where somewhat modern.
The area was questionable and the pictures of the rooms and hotel were misleading. I had the impression I would be staying in a nicer area. A lot of street traffic could be easily heard from the room.
We chose this location because we wanted a location near both Pinnacles National Park west side and Monterey. Pretty good value - bed was comfortable, continental breakfast (incl. hot waffles) included.
clean and near town
Expensive Breakfast marginal (no decaf coffee)
Room was clean
Breakfast- only 4 talbles available- u have to wait always after 8:30 am Price- during we and special events the price is extrem high for what they offer
room was large, very clean and comfortable. Continental breakfast had a lot of choices.
Not much in the way of shopping or restaurants nearby
Parking space limited, noise neighborhood
Nicely kept up, perfect location for the Salinas Rodeo, 30-minute drive to Monterey and the aquarium, numerous outlets suitable for charging devices, pleasant complimentary breakfast.
Hair dryer broken, need an additional chair or two, pretty standard motel room design - comfortable but nothing special
Cleanliness Comcast Cable service Breakfast
Cramped room. Sheets had holes/stains.
No flat screen tv
TV would not work, toilet broken dirty sheets on one bed. Would not recommend.
all staff services-location-
Apparently there was a overflowing toilet the night before our stay; they went ahead and left the carpet in front of the bathroom and under the sink soaking wet. The room smelled horribly of wet stinky feet/wet dog. The bed was very hard and uncomfortable. After 3 nights there my back is still aching. The television is an old tube that was buzzing and it was so obnoxious, that we couldn't even consider winding down with a little tv.
The staff when we arrived did an excellent job. He was very friendly and helpful. The woman after him, was very friendly as well. We were very happy.
I was not too thrilled about the price. Service was great, until our last day, when I called the front desk for new towels, since we used all the ones the day before, from when we arrived, and he said they would have to charge us. I never ever had any hotel, even Motel 6, charge us for new towels. He didn't even let me finish what I had to say, and said, he would see what he could do, and hung up on me. I was going to give him a piece of my mind when I was checking out, but I didn't as he ended up not charging us. Overall, we were pleased with the breakfast, and stay.
The staff was very friendly.
The wet carpet from being clean. And the small breakfast room.
Friendly, knowledgeable front desk upon arrival. Locked stairwells.
Location. Nice exterior but old interior. No waffle batter.
Complimentary breakfast starts to late. Elevator service, to first floor, is turned off at 11PM and isn't turned on until 7AM. This is very inconvenient from the 3rd floor, early in the morning.
The remodeling was nice and the breakfast wasn't too bad either.
The fact that they charged me 50$ more than the price said and they charged me before my stay was over.
very comfortable sleeping and good free breakfast choices, including waffles for breakfast..nice attractive clean room
The guy at the front desk is awful. Such an unpleasant person. Zero social skills, acts like he's doing you a favor letting you stay here. Very poor english. Couldn't barely understand him. After 10pm main entrance door closes and you have to go thru the stairs. That sucked in the cold night. Shower was terrible. Tub looked old and there was no plastic mat. Room was extremely small and stuffy. Yogurts served for breakfast were 2 weeks expired. Wouldn't stay here again.
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