BEST WESTERN Plus Salinas Valley Inn & Suites,  Salinas

4.0/5  - based on 224 guest reviews.
187 Kern Street, 93905-2016, Salinas, United States - See map
+1 831 751 6411 +1 831 751 6890

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  • Free parking
    Free parking
  • Outdoor parking
    Outdoor parking
  • Onsite laundry
    Onsite laundry
  • High speed internet access
    High speed internet access
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Visit our hotel in Salinas, California, the Best Western Plus Salinas Valley Inn & Suites, to enjoy a comfortable stay near top activities and attractions. You'll enjoy every minute of your visit to our Salinas hotel, thanks to our array of amenities, starting with the outdoor heated pool and spa. Don't forget to enjoy our free, full breakfast, which includes hot eggs, meat, pastries, coffee and more. With free high-speed wireless Internet and a business center that offers copy, fax and computer services, you'll have everything you need to stay connected on your journey. Located off of Highway 101, our central California hotel has 17 suites for extra space and comfort, some of which features its own hot tub and others featuring two separate rooms. All guest rooms boast cable TV with HBO®, microwaves, mini refrigerators and desk areas. You'll find no shortage of things to do and see near our hotel in the Monterey Bay area, including the popular Salinas Rodeo and the Salinas Pro National Motorcycle Races at the nearby Salinas Sports Complex. We're located very close to Historic Downtown Salinas, the Steinbeck Center, Monterey Bay Aquarium and the famous Laguna Seca Raceway, so you can enjoy a wide variety of activities. Don't forget to check out the California International Air show at the Salinas Municipal Airport or the many car shows and races nearby. Then, of course, there are the beaches of Monterey Peninsula which offer the perfect place to relax and catch some sun by the cool Pacific Ocean. Those traveling for business will enjoy our Salinas hotel's close proximity to government offices, courthouses, agricultural companies and healthcare providers. We also offer meeting and conference facilities for those who need it. Book your stay at the Best Western Plus Salinas Valley Inn & Suites today, to experience all that the beautiful central California coast has to offer near our Salinas hotel! Enjoy your stay.

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BEST WESTERN Plus Salinas Valley Inn & Suites,Salinas
  • 1
    « Beware you will be charged for staff errors »

    Stayed at Best Western Plus 187 Kern St returned home from a wonderful 3 week vacation to see I had an extra charge of 242.00 .Called talked to manager Dan said the bed cover was red the sheets were pink. Yes the cover was a reddish brown the lighting in the room with every light turned on was still very dark so I did not notice the pink sheets. Known Fact white mixed with colors using bleach would cause the pink sheets and brown cover to turn reddish DO NOT STAY OR PAY FOR STAFF ERRORS

    5
    « Nice »

    The entrance is well lit. The front desk area is open and clean. The room was nice. We had to eat our breakfast quickly as we had to be somewhere. The waffle makers are easy to use and everything tasted good. We enjoyed the fresh oranges and apples as well. The small sized shampoo, conditioner and soaps seemed ok, nothing special so I'm glad I brought my full-sized items from home.

    4
    « A stay on the way to Pinnacles National Park »

    I always choose Best Western Hotels and I was happy with the property in Salinas. I was on my way back from a 8 day trip up to Redwoods National Park and decided to stop for the night in Salinas. I wanted to venture to Pinnacles National Park the next day and Salinas was a good stopping point. I liked the ease of access to the hotel from the freeway. It was well lit at night which was good since I came in later in the evening. The property was clean, well decorated and easy to park and access the front of the hotel. I felt safe entering and exiting the hotel. The rooms were nice, bed was comfortable and amenities all worked and were functional. Breakfast was satisfactory. The only issue I had was hot water. It seemed to be lacking and only was able to take a luke warm shower. Other than that, everything was great. I would stay there again if I needed too.

    5
    « Best Western Plus Salinas Valley Inn & Suites »

    I would definitely recommend this hotel, rooms are very clean, with more than adequate space. Hotel staff was excellent and efficient. If wanting to stay near the coast for reasonable accommodations, this hotel is about 15 minutes away from Monterey and would highly recommend.

    5
    « Excellent value »

    Excellent hotel at a reasonable price. Nothing was missing and all in order. Clean, attentionned personnel and excellent breakfast. First time at this hotel and I will come back. I strongly recommend this hotel.

    2
    « Not a good night sleep - get a room not facing the highway »

    We got a Suite room for 4 (King + Queen) on the far end of the hotel facing the 101 highway. Noise isolation was very bad so the highway was heavily felt. This really hurt our sleep. For the price I'd expect better soundproofing, maybe we should have asked for another room after we head the cars and trucks when we stepped in. Other than that, hotel was nice and clean. Regular boring breakfast, staff was OK.

    5
    « Good Service »

    Enjoyed my stay at the Salinas Best Western. The Staff was great. I would defintly return back there. I also like the city. it had lettuce every where. it is also close to santa cruz. Can you send a free night for the next time I go? thank you.

    5
    « Best Western in Salinas »

    Excellent all the way around from staff, to rooms to breakfast selection. This is the first Best Western Plus that I have stayed in and I travel extensively for business. Excellent choice and will continue to stay here in the future. Was an excellent location to where I conducted business, easy off and on freeway.

    2
    « not worth the cost to stay »

    bath rooms were clogged with bobby pins and and plastic, dirty the noise is loud near the door theirs a air gap on the bottom of the door and can see the outside lighting and amenities were missing in the room. should have the king in the main bedroom area and queen in the living area buts it backwards.

    4
    « Good Quality »

    A highly specced hotel for the price, with a pool, multi-room suites and a launderette. Teh location is alright if you are prepared to drive, but there are only a few restaurants within walking distance. Breakfast choices were excellent.

  • 4
    « Definitely recomended »

    A lot better than Bakersfield best western plus one. More like what expect from best western plus level hotel. Clean lobby, nice room, bigger room, a larger queen bed, clean carpet, bathroom and bed. BW should review their hotel if it does not qualify plus level, demote it. If we book a plus level, we have certain level expectation. Not just book, hope the best. Fitness room needs yoga Matt, a large excerise ball, clean towels etc.

    2
    « Over zealous cleaning staff »

    Standard roadside hotel, nothing special. Horrible stench of bleach from the bathroom, even with the door closed, and even after taking a shower and running the fan. The manager was actually surly and rude when he contacted me to follow up after I asked the front desk to contact him. A second manager called me later, and she was much better. Swimming pool was dirty, breakfast basic, service mediocre at best. I could hardly wait to get out of there.

    4
    « Very Good Value »

    I often stay here when attending races at Laguna Seca. It is a 20 minute drive, however the price is often an excellent value compared to other hotels in the area. The rooms are comfortable, well furnished and clean. The staff has always been helpful & courteous. The breakfast food is very well prepared, and has reasonable variety. I have never used any of the facility "extras," pool, fitness room, etc.

    5
    « Business Trip »

    The hotel staff is very helpful and pleasant. The hotel itself appeared very clean. My room was clean, the bed was very comfortable and the breakfast was better than average. Definitely would stay again.

    5
    « Stranded in Salinas »

    We were heading for graduations and fun with family for a month in our truck and camper. We left on Thurs and Fri our transmission dumped its fluid as we were parking in an RV park in Monterrey. We ended up in Salinas at the Ford dealership where we were told our transmission had to be replaced. When we checked in to the Best Western Plus we told our story and the staff did everything to help us have a pleasant stay. We were given a microwave and an extra chair and everyone was very good to us. We were there for 8 days. After the treatment we received we will stay at Best Western wherever we find them.

    2
    « Not impressed »

    This was one of many Best Westerns where we've stayed and it was just below ok. The desk staff don't seem well fitted to the hospitality industry. They just go through the motions, not particularly friendly or welcoming. No "thanks for staying with us" or "how was your visit?" A man behind the counter who appeared to be the manager never even looked up from what he was doing to say hello or smile. The room was adequate, clean and quiet. Our request for a room away from the freeway was honored. Breakfast was deficient. It seemed to be the bare minimum of items available to call it a full breakfast. The plastic cups for juice were so stuck together they were unusable. No additional creamer flavors for coffee. Not too much seating either. Some of the lobby they have could have been utilized for more tables & chairs. Will not stay here again.

    1
    « CAUTION, worse experience ever »

    Worse experience ever! My wife and I are still trying to get over the trauma this place caused us. windows won't close/lock, all windows NEED replacing noise not clean place was "improved/remodeled" un-proffesional, corners cut and apparently on a low low budget. worst breakfast ever, glass like bacon, nasty white eggs in while liquid, old and dried pastries service was horrible, unwilling to make up for their many many shortfalls. on paper and in pictures this place looked like high class and something real nice but in person its a dump. I wish nobody else the same experience my wife and I had at this place. list goes on, too many to list

    3
    « Average Best Western »

    Came here with my 5-year-old son for a one night stay. On the bright side, check-in went smoothly and the room was clean. However, this is not a great location for families. It was too windy to use the outdoor pool, but we probably wouldn't have stayed in the pool long anyway because of the car exhaust coming from the freeway. And as for service, when I have checked in with my son at other Best Western Pluses, the staff often offer suggestions as to activities in the hotel (such as board games) or in the surrounding area. Not so here. Neither the decor nor then staff seemed warm and friendly--just sort of void of personality. Also, the area isn't particularly pleasant to stroll through with kids. There is another Best Western on the same block. It probably would have offered better value.

    5
    « Surprise in Salinas »

    The Best Western PLUS was a surprise to have been found in Salinas. All the aspects of the property were excellent, and the staff was efficient. The breakfast was a little deficient in that not all items were available at the 6:30 am opening time. There was a minor plumbing problem with a slow tub drain, but overall the experience was delightful.

    4
    « Nice hotel for the price »

    Stayed one night while traveling summer, 2015. The staff was friendly. Complimentary breakfast was the typical selection. Breakfast area was small. The refrigerator that contained yogurt was a bit obscured. It was on the floor underneath a countertop. I did not notice it until I saw someone squat down to open the door and remove a yogurt.

  • 5
    « Great Service, clean, easy to get to, and best breakfast »

    I have stayed here several times, and they are consistently one of the best motels I have stayed in. I especially received good service when having to checkout early on this last trip. I will definitely be back.

    4
    « great stop, right off of 101. »

    comfortable, good breakfast, pretty good gym. in a good location to break from our coastal drive from LA to San Francisco. i wish the fan could have been set to run constantly, that helps me sleep. Coffee was cold and had run out by the time I got to breakfast.

    1
    « Broken clothes dryer and unhelpful staff »

    We stayed in the suite because the king size bed was big enough for our three kids and the queen size for use was in a separate room. Enough space for us and lots of luggage. BUT: after four days on the road we did a load of laundry and discovered that the dryer didn't work. Asked the hotel staff to let us use the hotel's dryers and they refused - they offered to refund our two bucks, but only in the morning when the manager came (after the time we needed to leave). Had it not been for this, it would have been ok - our youngest was happy that the TV had PBSkids, the wifi worked alright, there was a fridge that we made use of. The room design isn't ideal - if you turn on the light over the sink, it illuminates the king size bed. And the hinges on the bathroom door tilted the wrong way so that it would swing open if not latched shut, instead of swinging closed like it should have. But for $169, it was ok.

    1
    « Bad Service »

    No manager on site to handle things when problems arise. I was told I need to call the following day and talk to Dan, the manager because he had the day off. No supervisor on site either. Staff/front desk just gives you the run around.

    4
    « Choices Choices »

    You have a choice between this Best Western or the Best Western Colonial just two doors down. Good value for the dollar. Freeway access to Hwy 101 just 100 yards down the road. Close drive to eateries or hit the Mexican Restaurant right down the street. Staff is friendly and provide you with all the information you need for the local area. I will stay here again...

    4
    « clean and comfortable »

    very clean, spacious room, nice granite bathroom counter, desk for laptop with plenty of room, comfortable bed, hd television with a good television line-up, plenty of outlets for charging stuff, restful stay, close to shopping and restaurants, helpful staff

    4
    « NICE HOTEL QUESTIONABLE LOCATION »

    Large clean room, comfy bed, friendly staff. I wouldn't stray too far from the hotel on foot - sleazy neighbourhood..We chose this as a cheaper alternative to Monterey hotels and drove the short distance back and forth. It worked for us and we would probably stay again.

    1
    « REPORT ALL LOOSE SINK & SHOWER HANDLES »

    Turned shower handle to off position but water kept running. Tried again and handle came off in my hand .Reported this and was moved to another room . Manager wanted to charge me $200.00 even after showing him how flimsy handle was in "new" room. Manager told me that he would drop charges to $50.00 if I gave all 10 on review.

    4
    « Staff sociable and flexible »

    Our daughters softball team and families stayed her during a recent tournament, the staff were very accommodating of our needs, room changes, big crowds in the pool and hot tub and lending us the breakfast room for a team Chinese takeout. Would stay there again

    3
    « Not a great value for what we paid »

    Hotel itself was very nice - looked new or recently refurbished. Room was large, beds were comfortable. However, the pillows weren't terribly comfortable, the toilet clogged for no reason, the bathtub didn't drain properly, and the hot water was not consistent. Not sure if I'd stay here again.

  • 4
    « Best western plus »

    I really enjoyed my stay here. Great breakfast in the morning! They really do everything they can to take care of you. Also, it is a short drive away from some beautiful places, like Monterey Bay. It was the perfect place to stay for what I needed. I loved it!

    4
    « Good nights sleep »

    We stopped here when passing through for a visit to Pinnacles National Park following a long drive up the coast from Channel Islands National Park. Room was comfy and clean and hotel staff was friendly. The area was interesting with all the farming going on so we googled info and found out this is where a large portion of lettuce is grown in the U.S.

    4
    « Great stay after initial check in frustration. »

    We had reservations for 5 individual nights in September. Upon arriving late, we had our last full day at Yosemite National Park, for check in we were informed the first 3 nights had been cancelled due to the credit card not going through. We recently had a fraud issue and had been issued a new credit card number. They were pretty full due to the wildfires in the area, but did have a room for two nights which was the type room I had reserved. After making some phone calls and evaluating the situation, the third night was reserved and they also found the remaining two nights reservations (I had been told they didn't have those initially). Lesson learned for all rewards members - make sure your cell number is linked to your account. Due to high fraud and reissuing credit cards I'm sure this happens frequently. The next day I called home to retrieve messages and discovered the staff had called my home the day before prior to cancelling the three nights reservations. My original rates were honored as I had reserved several months in advance. As far as the stay, the room was clean and bedding, towels, etc. comfortable. We did not have any other issues. We did not use the breakfast area, nor the pool or fitness area. If I had my cell phone number in my account I believe the frustration issue would have been avoided. We would definitely stay at this location again in the future if we are in the Salinas area. We enjoyed our stay at this Best Western very much and would definitely recommend it.

    4
    « Very clean and accomodating »

    Requested a room on ground floor due to my husband's recent knee replacement and it was perfect. Do not usually take advantage of the free breakfast but had time and it was wonderful as well as their brewed coffee. No odd, stuffy odors in the room and it seemed spotless so I was impressed with that. The rates were high because of the Monterey Jazz Festival but that is my only complaint.

    5
    « Always helpful »

    i have stayed at this motel many times. It surpasses even many other Best Westerns in service and quality, especially the one almost next door which almost caught on fire and the owner refused to call the fire dept. Since then, we have always stayed here and never been sorry.

    5
    « Great value for the money! »

    I was impressed with the value of this hotel for the price especially compared to other area hotels. The free internet and free breakfast were both above average. I'd stay here again if needed for sure! It was a really quiet hotel as well especially with how close it is to the freeway. I never heard a peep.

    5
    « Excellent Clean Hotel »

    We stayed at this location twice over the Labor Day weekend whilst visiting the San Francisco area. My wife said that this was the cleanest hotel that she had ever stayed in and even told the lady cleaning the rooms how impressed she was with the cleanliness. The free breakfast in the hotel was good and the staff were very friendly and answered all of my questions. The rooms were quiet, a good size and the beds were nice and firm, we all slept very well.

 

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·From: The south. Take 101 North and exit on Market Street, then make a left on Kern. The BEST WESTERN PLUS Salinas Valley Inn & Suites is on the left-hand side at the end of the street. ·From: The north. Take 101 south and exit Market Street, then go left on Market St and left turn on Kern St. The BEST WESTERN PLUS Salinas Valley Inn & Suites is on the left-hand side at the end of the street.