Best Western Salinas Monterey Hotel,  Salinas

4.0/5  - based on 280 guest reviews.
175 Kern Street, 93905-2016, Salinas, United States - See map
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Our Salinas hotel is located near Monterey with easy access off and on 101, so it's a breeze to zip along the coast. Salinas, CA hotels are known for being close to the beach, but we combine that with the best in service and quality. An outdoor pool is the perfect place to start your morning. Relax poolside and soak up that California sunshine while planning the day's activities. Free in-room high-speed Internet makes it easy to plan your itinerary. Enjoy HD television programing in every room. Hotels near Monterey, CA offer an abundance of options when it comes to dining, shopping and attractions. Our Salinas hotel is close to the John Steinbeck Center. There's truly something for everyone, and the only problem is figuring out what to do first. Do you want to see the Valley of the World Agricultural Wing or go to the Museum Store and Café? The Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is always a great time, especially for guests looking for an adrenaline rush. Monterey, CA hotels are surrounded by attractions, but nothing beats a day at the beach. Salinas is known as the Salad Bowl of the World and it's located near Monterey, so guests enjoy the best of both cities. From Pebble Beach to Fisherman's Wharf, there's no end to the possibilities. Carmel, CA is also nearby where wineries, golf courses, dining and white sandy beaches await. Business travelers who are lucky enough to be here especially enjoy the convenience of our Salinas hotel. Employees of Capital One®, Fresh Express®, Tanimura & Antle, and Salinas agriculture farms like Taylor Farms® and D'Arrigo Bros. are just a few of our regular guests. Can we do anything to make your stay even better? Just ask and we'll go the extra mile. Reserve a spacious room at the Best Western Salinas Monterey Hotel at an affordable rate today! Enjoy your stay.

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Best Western Salinas Monterey Hotel,Salinas
  • 1
    « Stay clear »

    Check Yelp for more updated reviews. I stay in the area a lot for work but won't go back to this one. They inappropriately charged my credit card over $700 and refused to reverse the charges. The booking was made by my company in advance and they pay at the time of booking. They then charged my personal credit card and would not make a correction. Total fools. The front desk can be nice but sometimes painfully slow. Housekeeping missed cleaning my room. It is noisy because it's directly adjacent to the freeway and McDonald's, etc. Area isn't safe and there are several posts of people's cars being broken into. The fridge in my rooms and fan in the bathrooms were terribly loud. The second light switch in the bathroom didn't work. It's not a cheap reservation so I had expectations of things working better. They supposedly have a hot tub but there was a sign posted that it was out of service during my stays. Since they couldn't see the error of their ways, it would just be better to stay clear of this one.

    4
    « Had a great Time »

    The provide a nice clean room with a comfortable bed, I hope in the future this hotel provide a good continental Breakfast and compare with other Best Western Hotel this hotel has a continental Breakfast similar a to Motel 6

    5
    « Very underrated »

    A great place and great room size it was very affordable and desk dude was amazing extremely informative, very helpful with lots of leaflets and books including maps of where to go and not to go. Would highly recommend to anyone although breakfast was quite small but substantial. Outside pool look lovely and clean but it was next to the highway!! Lol

    3
    « Nice hotel & staff... Not so nice area. »

    The staff was really nice and helpful. Overall stay was decent. However, the neighborhood didn't look too friendly. It looks like they may be trying to fix up the area, but it's a little run down. Hotel employees were nice and room was clean and quiet.

    4
    « customer service »

    They have always taken care of our requests. Special room choices, last minute reservations for unexpected occasions. Clean rooms with updated comforts. Good room rates. Close to freeway and shopping. Good food close by too.

    4
    « Very Clean and Nice Staff »

    I was very impressed with the staff, especially Melinda. I was sick upon my arrival and also forgot my toothbrush. She brought me one and asked if I needed anything. The room was very clean and the bed was comfortable. The overall hotel was super clean. I felt very comfortable. I would definitely stay there again.

    4
    « Comfortable and fast »

    The check in was fast and the staff went out of her way to make sure we were very comfortable for our stay. I liked the extra little living room area and kitchenette. It was quite, If I had people next to me I was not even aware of them. The only thing I missed was that there were no eggs at the continental breakfast as there had been at most of the other 9 Best westerns I have stayed at in the last month. Over all I was very happy with the hotel and was surprised to get the level of service in Salinas.

    5
    « Clean room and friendly staff »

    The BW hotel is conveniently located next McDonalds and In-and-out burgers. It's a typical no-frills hotel. But the room is very cleaning and comfy bed. Breakfast is decent. I like their staff, friendly and always trying to help. Overall it's a good value.

    4
    « Good Value »

    Good Value for money for central hotel location in California. We stayed there for one night and did not encounter one issue. Have used other best westerns that are substandard to this one. I would definitely consider staying here again.

    5
    « Work Stay »

    Was at this hotel for 45 days. The staff is amazing. The hotel clean and taken care of. Breakfast was good. Housekeeping always did an excellent job in room. The desk staff was always friendly and helpful.

  • 4
    « Great Hotel in Salinas »

    I was traveling with my husband and my parents during a 4-day holiday weekend and called during the beginning of the week to book our stay. The staff at this hotel was very helpful and friendly from beginning to end. We booked 2 rooms, both 1-King Size Bed and when checking in were told 1 room was upgraded to King Suite at no extra charge - very nice. Both rooms were very clean and well stocked with toiletries and towels. Bed had plenty of pillows and nice clean white linens. Rooms had iron & board, hair dryer and complimentary soaps, lotions and facial tissue. Lamps have extra outlets, great for connecting electronic devices & chargers. Breakfast offered is basic continental - mostly sugary options, but a good selection and well presented. Front desk has complimentary bottled water they provide for your stay, which is helpful when traveling. Neighborhood area might not be the best is Salinas, but we did not have any issues. Both rooms where located on first floor and corner rooms, but street noise was never an issue. Busy fast food chains right next to hotel, but never had problems with parking, hotel access or noise. Overall very satisfied with this hotel and will defiantly recommend to friends visiting the area. I would stay again.

    5
    « Salinas Trip »

    This was a business trip that lasted three days. The parking was very convenient and the places to eat and get coffee were very close. The person that checked me I was very nice and professional. The person that checked me out was not.

    4
    « Staying at Best Western Hotels »

    The owner or manager went out of his way to make sure I received the best care when traveling through and to Salinas. The rooms are clean and the staff are very friendly. I stay at Best Western hotels eight to nine months a year, for many good reasons they are always clean, friendly and accommodating. This hotel in Salinas fits my needs.

    4
    « Good Choice when staying in Salinas »

    As noted by other reviewers (and confirmed by locals), this hotel is not located in the best of areas. But if you are staying in Salinas, it probably is not any more dicey than any other area in Salinas. In fact, if you are an In-N-Out Burger fan, it is conveniently located two doors away. That said, we stayed here for three nights, felt completely safe and had zero issues. (We did make sure that there was nothing left in our car at night.) Our room was very nice with all of the usual amenities. We could hear some road noise from the near by highway but not too bad. The staff was very friendly. The hotel was clean and the surroundings well maintained.

    4
    « Bad area, but nice hotel »

    While visiting family I booked a night at the Best Western for my family and me. Upon arrival we noticed immediately noticed that we were in a very bad area. Sharing a parking lot with a McDonalds, there were a lot of people walking around, some asking for change and others who were homeless looking for a place to sleep. This made us a little uncomfortable, but we just went inside. The check in process took a few minutes, but it wasn't too bad. It was, however, disappointing to hear that they didn't have any type of security monitoring the parking lot. As we entered our room we were very pleased with the quality of the room. It was pretty nice with comfortable beds, a good sized bathroom and plenty of space to relax. There was one small problem with the sink stopper being broken, but they took care of it very fast. We had a good nights sleep and woke ready for the complimentary breakfast. That breakfast was a nice addition. They had cereal, fruit, yogurt, hard boiled eggs, fresh waffles and more. That made it easy to feed our kids without having to go out and spend extra money. Overall, this was a nice hotel. The location is terrible, but that is actually forgotten about once you are inside. The price was pretty steep, but it is a place that we wouldn't mind staying at again.

    5
    « Best and Friendliest Customer Service »

    We arrived late in the evening, 7 of us and a service dog. We really appreciated the friendly staff and the quick check in. Location is excellent, and property was very clean. The morning continental breakfast was the best I have had. The dining area was small considering the size of the hotel. The food was fresh and a very good variety. I would stay there again.

    5
    « Best in the west! »

    Loved the stay! It was the last hotel stay for our west coast road trip and indeed a blessing to have got this one. Friendly and helpful staff. Comfy beds, clean and big room. Good in supplies. Mr. Pravesh helped us find a nice restaurant near by as well extended our stay for a few hours as our flight was late at night. Best in class continental breakfast. Highly recommend this hotel! Will definitely stay here if visiting the area again!

    5
    « Best Western Salinas Monterey Hotel, Salinas, CALIFORNIA »

    The hotel staff was very nice and quick at the check in which was a nice bonus after a long car ride. During my stay,they often ask if they can help with anything or say hello in the hallway. It's nice to be in such a friendly environment when away from home. Rooms were clean and stocked well. The continental breakfast had a good variety and they had waitstaff on hand to help where needed. Comfy bed and pillows and a decent spread for complimentary breakfast - 10/10 would recommend.. Parking was free and easy. We would stay again.

    5
    « clean and comfortable »

    it was a memorable experience specially at check-in and check-out. good staff. rooms were clean and breakfast was good missing some hot items. easy access from freeway . rooms were clean .staff were helpful at all times specially breakfast attendant.

    5
    « Very helpful staff »

    The lady at check in was great and recommended a good local steak HOYS and printed mas to this and the cinema in seconds. The owners son was there in the morning and was really helpful helping us to plan our trip for the day. Giving us lots of tips on good routs to take. Great experience oversll

  • 4
    « Near Monterey »

    Wonderful staff. Received an upgraded room that was amazing. Very nice and clean with lots of restaurants nearby. Breakfast items left a little to be desired, but the friendly staff more than made up for it.

    5
    « Best Out West »

    Larry at the front desk was a great help with maps, directions, assistance with my future plans in the area. Larry took the time to explain things in easy to understand terms. The room was great no complaints at all. The breakfast was great for a continental and I enjoyed it and the free newspaper to read while eating and relaxing in the comfortable dining area. Everything was very clean made the meals very enjoyable. It's nice to be able to eat right at your hotel in the morning.

    5
    « Great Hotel Staff »

    The hotel staff was very helpful and kind. When I arrived I was greeted with smiles and friendliness. We were there for a softball tournament and they were able to get all of us on the same floor. When we come back next year, we will definitely stay here again.

    4
    « Excellent service with a few missteps »

    Overall, I would recommend this hotel to fellow travelers passing through the Salinas area. The front desk staff have been trained very well as they were polite, helpful and informed. They introduced themselves, recognized that I was a Gold Club member and offered us fruit to thank us for our loyalty. The room was spacious and clean and the jetted bath tub was a nice perk. The negatives were that the breakfast area is tiny, so we ended up having to eat in our room. Also, the hallway AC was not working, so when walking around the hotel, it was very hot. Also, our AC unit in our room itself was really loud, so we almost had to shout to talk to each other. Also, the location was a bummer for us. We wanted something closer to Monterey or Santa Cruz.

    5
    « Excellent staff, Quiet even near Freeway »

    Well run hotel next to 101 freeway, McDonald's and In-n-Out Burger. At check in the desk clerk, Larry, didn't look at me like I was crazy to be asking for a room when we did not have a reservation and it was the Friday evening of Labor Day weekend in the middle of a CA heat wave. Fortunately there was a room and he took the time to explain all aspects of the hotel, room, gym & pool, breakfast, including where to find the TV station list, which no one had ever done before. I am a BW Rewards member and he gave me a bag with 2 bottles of water, 2 bananas, tangerines and an apple!! When I asked if a room was available away from the highway (how did I dare?), he gave us an upgraded room which was wonderful, spacious, clean, updated and quiet. It even overlooked the parking lot where our truck was parked with bulky items in the truck bed that we couldn't remove. And even though people came and went at McDonald's next door it wasn't too noisy and we didn't hear it at all once in bed. The breakfast area was clean and neat (although a little small, right in the lobby) and choices were as expected for continental breakfast, ie. no hot foods except make your own waffles but it was a great start to the morning, and oddly not crowded at all on a Sat. morning between 8:30 - 9. My only "gripe" would be it would have been nice on a Sat. to have it available a little longer. Check out was a breeze too. We were pleasantly surprised to find this gem in the BW chain in Salinas, CA of all places.

    5
    « Best Western Salinas »

    Motel was very nice and clean. The staff went out of their way to make our stay a great experience. Motel manager went out of his way to get us everything we wanted. Would stay here again if in the area.

    3
    « Woodburn »

    It was a minimal Best Western. Clean with all of the usual stuff. Breakfast was the usual stuff where a breakfast was included, however it wasn't presented well and the variety was minimal. The room was good however the provided toiletries were a bit below par.

    3
    « hotel »

    I was in town on business, I always choose best western. This hotel is nice and clean and staff is great. I would definitely choose again, if I'm back in town on business. During the time I stayed there was a water issue in town and I was told I couldn't drink the water but I could shower, the staff was great and gave me extra bottled water. Additionally, they didn't have my BW platinum membership number in the system at check in, the front desk staff later added it, apologized and gave me 500 points.

    3
    « best western salinas? »

    I love best western. its predictable. you know what you are getting. was welcome rather early in the day before 11am. of course no rooms are ready at that time, but was able to fill out the paperwork. the hotel is near eateries. mcds and in and out burger. the area attracks homeless and drugies. beware. notice during my stay three police activity during my stay.but I still felt safe during my stay. my room was clean and seemed rather new. my problem is who was the maintenance man who installed a towel rack near the toilet. it hurts when you get off the toilet and bang your head on an unwelcome object. the hotel is a short drive from downtown salinas. you must visit downtown Salinas. now for the breadfast. its not your usual fare at most best western hotels I stayed at.mainly cold and bread and cerial items. only hot item was the waffle. very strange when they call this hotel on some sites as a best western plus.still I enjoyed my stay here is Salinas when you consider the prices of hotels in Monterey.

    5
    « quality experience »

    Hotel is clean, nice exterior, convenient location near highways. Stayed here with the wife for one night on our way to Big Sur/Monterey. Check in staff very helpful and accommodating. Got a free upgrade to large king bed suite. Room was clean and beds comfortable. Breakfast was fairly standard but the breakfast area was comfortable. Pool looked nice but didn't use it. Fitness center on the smaller side. Overall a nice experience.

  • 3
    « Wedding getaway »

    I went away for the weekend and was not please starting with check in. Larry has a very dry and poor attitude with guests in the lobby. I brought two of my bridesmaids with me at check in and while they were talking he rudely stopped explaining things to me and just stared at them. I told him I was listening to which he responded it was hard for him to concentrate with noise. On top of that we did not have enough towels in our room and when we called the next morning, my wedding day. We were told that we could wait or come get them ourselves because the towel person wasn't in yet. I'm not sure I'd stay at this best western again!

    5
    « Clean and relaxing »

    The gentleman that checked us in was very polite and professional. He had water bottles ready for us. Gave us clear information about the hotel and the breakfast in the morning. The room was clean, the hotel overall was very clean and the environment was quiet and relaxing.

    2
    « Lazy Larry is in the Stinker Hall of Fame »

    The property is pretty but in a sketchy area. The breakfast attendant is very nice and keeps everything running and pleasant. She should train the front desk person I have nicknamed Lazy Larry. Not up to Best Western Standards

    5
    « Good stay »

    Hotel was good. They didn't have my room available so they gave me an executive room without adding additional costs. Guest services/front desk were very accommodating. Would stay there again when I return.

    5
    « Great value, courteous staff, modern and clean »

    I had a very positive experience and would stay here again. Excellent value. The facility appears newer and is well-maintained. I was worried when I turned onto the street and saw other chain hotels and they looked run down. Was relieved when I pulled into the BW and entered. Check in staff was very courteous. Room was comfortable and clean. The bed and linens were above average for this level of hotel.

    5
    « Nice place »

    We stay here whenever we are traveling for work in the Monterey- Salinas area. Love the hot tub, the breakfast is decent, the staff is very friendly and welcoming. The bed was a little hard for us but we think that's because it's a new mattress. Very firm

    5
    « Absolutely amazing »

    When I made this reservation it was an accident and it was out of the way of where I had to go but since it was too late to cancel I decided I would stay here anyways and I wasn't disappointed. When I checked in Larry was very helpful and explained everything you would need to know about staying there.

    5
    « I love being a rewards member »

    Rolled into Salinas on a Windy day looking for a room.And with my best Western rewards card igot an awesome price at my favor hotel.then I got the free up grade to a suite Service was awesome.larry the manager is the best

    5
    « Great Hotel and Staff »

    This hotel staff is the best. I asked for extra pillows and they had them in the room before I checked in. This hotel is clean and the breakfast area is great. Great value for Monterey County area. It is rare to find a hotel under $125.00 anywhere near Monterey, CA. Also the hotel staff is very friendly.

    5
    « Great Stay!!! »

    Best Western is the way to go and I rarely stay anywhere else. Depending on what town I'm staying in I usually like to book reservations at the Best Western Plus hotels. The rooms are always super clean and that's really important to me. I have mild OCD tendencies and like all of my stuff to be clean and tidy. The only thing I can say with a negative connotation is in regards to the bed. The bed was completely fine but I'm used to my bed which is a really expensive memory foam mattress. Switching to the bed at the hotel was a big change and I woke up with my back hurting each morning. Might I suggest that you invest in some memory foam mattress toppers for when people make specific requests regarding the comfort of the bed. Other than that I had a great experience on this stay. I will definitely come back to this hotel when I'm in Salinas next month.. Also the older gentleman, who was a supervisor, that worked behind the front desk was amazing. He was extremely efficient in everything he did and made me feel welcome in a new and unfamiliar setting. I look forward to coming back next month. Thanks for the great stay!!!!!!!

  • 5
    « Great customer service! »

    Hotel was welcoming with friendly employees that provided excellent customer service. Room clean and comfortable. Breakfast choices were great. Being a gold member appreciated the welcome gift of bottled water and snack. That was a very nice touch. Beds were comfortable!

    4
    « Short notice. »

    My family had to take a last minute trip due to the untimely passing of a close cousin. My first contact was verry warm and accommodating, the receptionist did eevrything she could to worm with me to get a room that would fit my budget and timeline. Overall a verry good experience.

    4
    « Nice, simple hotel »

    It's clean and simple, with friendly staff. There's locally-made sculpture in the lobby, which the staff person at checkin told us a bit about. The breakfast area isn't particularly nice, but overall it's a fine place along I-5 to stop at.

    5
    « Great hotel... »

    The hotel felt fresh and clean. The staff was pleasant and helpful. We will be back. We enjoyed the area and the beds were great. You need to stay here when you are in the Salinas area you won't be disappointed.

    5
    « Quick Stay »

    Staff was very friendly. Upon check-in, my free night voucher was not working and the manager and front desk staff helped to resolve it as quickly as they could. I will definitely be staying at this location in the future.

    4
    « Great Place, close to the Monterey area »

    Great place for a nights rest, just outside Monterey in Salinas. Close to the 101 Freeway and about 20 minutes from Monterey. Room was large and clean. Friendly staff and good parking. Breakfast in the morning and fast food close by.

    4
    « Very nice and great value! »

    I found the hotel to be very clean and comfortable. All the staff were extremely friendly and professional. Highly recommend this Best Western should you be in the Salinas area. Very easy access from the freeway yet very quite and comfortable. I will definitely be back.

    4
    « Traveling North »

    Upon arrival at Salinas, California, coming from Palm Desert, I looked up Best Western, and GPS directed us to this one. Walked in main lobby, and noticed to the right side a small eating area, with a lot of tables an chairs. Greeted at front desk by a lady, that explained everything involved in our stay. Went to our room, very clean etc. We decided to get some dinner, and l the front desk lady, gave us a few options. Not familiar with the area, especially in the dark, we ended up at the slum area, with all these tent people...Very scared, we finally got out of area, found our way back to the BW, and went across the parking lot to MacDonalds. Next morning, the eating area, plus tables and chairs in lobby area, with people checking out, very busy, and uncomfortable..

    3
    « better breakfast needed. »

    A fair and clean best western but overpriced for what it was and where it was. breakfast not so great no meat and pretty much a pancake and cereal. no brown sugar for oatmeal and no regular oatmeal. All in all a fair place for a nights sleep.

    4
    « Good Bargain »

    This hotel is very adequate for a decent price in what is a rather expensive area. It is clean with comfortable beds and easy access to all the "must see" things on the Monterey peninsula. Don't expect much for the breakfast provided. Small breakfast room with limited items offered. There is a McDonalds in the parking lot if you wish to have a hot breakfast and a In and Out Burger also should you want a fast dinner. Staff was very friendly and helpful in recommending other restaurants for breakfast and dinner. It is an older Best Western our room had no comfortable chair for sitting but the beds were quite firm but good and despite being next to the freeway it was quiet.

  • 4
    « good value »

    the rooms were clean& comfortable. they served a continental breakfast and on the weekend they extended the hours as a courtesy.the staff was friendly and accomodating. compared to other chain hotels, the price per room was a good value.

    4
    « Vacation Trip »

    Very Nice Hotel with Friendly Staff. Location was average...just off the freeway but noise level was not noticable. Manager made an excellent recommendation for dinner at Black Bear Diner. Great Value with huge portions.

    4
    « overnight stay »

    Very nice hotel. Great selection of breakfast items. Very friendly staff. Next to freeway. easy on/off Next to McDonald's also. Easy parking. Well lighted. Office staff called to tell us we left 2 items behind.

    5
    « Excellent Stay »

    The exterior of the Facility is soft Blue and White paint very clean the pool is very nice plenty of parking, The lobby and breakfast area very clean and fresh it's a delight, the price was modest the rooms were great very clean each day great room coffee, Larry the front end was very informative . We would stay there again. Keep up the good work

    5
    « Not your old idea of a Best Western »

    I was very surprised at the beauty of the hotel when we arrived. I was even more surprised of the cleanliness and overall comfort of our room, but when I laid on the bed I was super happy and the pillows were the best, without being flattened out with overuse. I would recommend the Salinas Best Western to anyone.

    5
    « Great Stay »

    The staff member that stood out the most was Larry he is very passionate in his work not only providing most helpful information for us but we observed his personal help for a elderly lady with a disability get her bags from her room and take them to her car these are the things that distinguish a regular employee to and exceptional employee that can be emulated for others to follow. My congratulations also noted he works odd days and hours but always with a smile.

    5
    « Vacation »

    Great hotel, plenty of parking, Melinda checked us in, she was very welcoming and friends, the rooms are very clean and spacious, nice pool area, and a laundry just what we needed after travelling for a while, good continental breakfast too,

    5
    « Best Western Salinas Monterey »

    The Best Western Salinas Monterey is a good value. Excellent location near a major freeway. Close to an In and Out and McDonald's. Clean rooms with comfortable beds. The employees are very nice. The breakfast is average. Great for the business traveler.

    5
    « Great access to Laguna Seca »

    This is a very nice, updated hotel we stayed in for 4 days to attend the Laguna Seca Historic races and show. Wonderful access to and from raceway.....absolutely no traffic problems. Beds were very comfortable. Staff were very helpful. Easy access to old downtown restaurants. Great parking and next to In and Out.

    1
    « Worst hotel experience. How can it be a Best Western? »

    Be advised that not all Best Western hotels provide the same level of safety and hospitality. Please seriously consider your safety and that of your belongings before reserving a room at Best Western Salinas/Monterrey. When we made the reservation en route from northern California, Larry, the desk clerk stated the reservation fee was not refundable since it was within 24 hours of the stay. My immediate though t was that we'd get there and change our mind for some reason. Upon arriving mid-afternoon, that inner warning proved correct. The parking lot abuts a busy freeway and we later discovered , returning after seeing some sights, is extremely poorly lit and lacks outdoor security. Driving back to the hotel after dark, we noticed what we didn't notice earlier in the daylight. Many of the local businesses had barred windows and we had to backtrack a distance to find a restaurant in a safer-feeling area. Although we returned before 9pm, there were no parking places except in the dark back of the lot. As a result, our car was vandalized, car glass smashed through with a large rock and the contents stolen. Including the contents of the glove box and console. We reported the vandalism to Larry at the desk and was taken aback by his lack of sympathy or apology. He gave us the address and phone number of the police department and the name and phone number of the general manager. My husband walked him out to show him the damage, and his reply to the question of any video availability was that the only video camera in the parking lot is pointed to the front entrance. At this point, we understood that policy and accepted that we shouldn't have left anything of value in our car. We did file a police report, hoping it would be a step towards increased security and safety for future hotel patrons. The owner/general manager stands by his policy of not being responsible for lost or stolen items and as of our last conversation with him had not updated outdoor security except by sending employees out in the dark to patrol the parking lot more frequently, even with very recent history of vandalisms. Based on our experience at this location, we would advise taking everything out of your car, including the contents of the glove box and console. During the daytime, this area appears to be okay. The only security camera and lighting is by the front door, and that is the ideal place to park here. However, based upon the lack of lighting and security cameras throughout the majority of the parking lot, we would definitely advise extra caution after dark.

  • 4
    « Pleasant place to stay »

    Hotel is well maintained. Carpeting in halls is fresh, guest room was clean and new. Pool area was clean and well maintained. Breakfast is a notch above standard continental breakfasts served at many hotels.

    4
    « Great Hotel for the price! »

    Our room was spacious and clean. The bed and pillows were super comfy. The breakfast didn't offer much but was free. We would stay here again as it was priced well and parking very convenient. McDonalds was right next door.

    1
    « This hotel has fleas »

    Our family of 4 stayed at Best Western Salinas Monterey Hotel for one night. We woke up with some bug bites but at first we thought we got those the previous night from mosquitos. It turns out we were wrong. Those were flea bites and for days we've been trying to get rid of them in our home because some came home with us in our suitcases.

    3
    « Better than expected »

    The hotel was better than expected. From the outside we were not sure what we were getting into, but after walking in we could see that some work had been done to improve the hotel. The lobby area was small, but clean, and the representative was not very enthusiastic...but he was very helpful. Our room was not the best, but also not bad. I would have to say the pillows were uncomfortable though. The hotel does have an outdoor pool and offer breakfast.

    5
    « Excellent Best Western Experience »

    We didn't stay but one night and it was a wonderful experience. It was close to an In N Out Burger and my husband was thrilled. The staff called us early in the morning to let us know we left our car running. We were very appreciative.

    4
    « Softball tourney »

    We had a tourney to go to so the ream decided to stay here great place friendly people free breakfast in the morning and a five minute walk to the beach just beautiful blue water. It was about a 15 minute drive to the field which wasn't bad we seen a lot of strawberry, broccoli fields

    5
    « Very Nice! »

    A very nice place to stay. Clean rooms, good wifi and a great breakfast. The rates are great, the staff are helpful. My son loves the pool. I love to stay here. I recommend Best Western Salisbury to everyone.

    5
    « Clean, Quiet and Great location »

    I have stayed at this location a few times for an event nearby. The location is easy to find, the rooms are clean, comfortable and quiet. The hotel staff was friendly and very helpful, the lobby was nice and the breakfast was presented very well. I will stay in the hotel again when I am in the area.

    4
    « Overall a good nights rest »

    Very friendly staff. At check in we were greeted with a smile and the check in process went flawlessly. The room was ready as promised. Ample parking in a well lit parking lot. A clean comfortable room with just some very minor issues,For instance : the toilet seat in the room was loose and needed some attention.The hot water in the shower/tub took a little extra while to warm up, but was fine after it did. the key card reader was very finicky at the side entrance and when it did work the door was hard to pull open like it was stuck shut. I ma probably a little picky er than most people when it comes to details so most may not have even noticed or mentioned the problems that I found. There is absolutely no reason to sidestep this property when looking for a place to stay.

    3
    « Wonderful Staff »

    The front desk staff were extremely courteous and helpful, I had to cancel one day of my stay and they were very helpful with that. The hotel is a very well used broom that knows all the corners and is almost quaint. So don't expect a 5 star facility but it makes up for that in the wonderful staff they have.

  • 4
    « Clean, convenient »

    We stayed here one night so that we could visit the nearby National Steinbeck Center and check out historic old Salinas. We were traveling on a week day and were surprised to find that many of the other Salinas hotels were full, so ended up at this Best Western. Our room was clean and comfortable, and staff was very friendly. The breakfast was a typical Best Western affair: cereal, coffee, pancakes, juice. There were many international business travelers staying at the hotel.

    5
    « business stay »

    clean, quick service and convenient..close to freeway and main st. I would recommend. The front desk was very pleasant and welcoming, the pool was clean. The fruit stands were awesome. luehfv lkhleqlfg4n;oijhre lej;oijf

    5
    « Great comfort, value and convenience »

    Perfect stopover, with access a few minutes from 101 offramp. Among very best beds and room features anywhere, with elevator nearby. Truly reasonable stay, with tidy, well-supplied breakfast area. An easy day's drive from almost anywhere in state, and a minutes to Carmel, Hwy 1, and Big Sur.

    5
    « A well appointed, convenient and quiet hotel »

    I was greeted warmly by Larry at reception and he was efficient and courteous letting me know everything that I needed to know for a comfortable visit. The hotel is just of US 101 and not blessed with a wide range of local restaurants. The good news for me was that there is an In N Out burger franchise which is almost dinner and a show.

    4
    « Business »

    Easy and friendly check in process and appreciated the bottled water at check in. The room was clean, bedding was clean and fresh, love the refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker in the room. Location was close to the business I had to attend the following day.

    5
    « Should be considered a plus »

    Very nice hotel, friendly staff, great amenities. We used the gym and had the breakfast. Upon check in we received a complimentary bottle of water which was most appreciated after a 5 hour flight from Hawaii. We are now staying at a BW+ in Carpinteria and are very disappointed. Salinas should be considered PLUS and Carpinteria should not!

    4
    « Anniversary get away »

    Clean and Comfortable! Just avoid rooms 111-115; too close to the ice machine noises! Close to Monterey, Carmel and, of course, the ocean! Beautiful scenery, trail walks and lovely country drives. Find yourself enraptured by the coolness of the area.

    4
    « A very pleasant surprise! »

    I recently stayed at Best Western, Salinas, on my way north and didn't expect very much. What a pleasant surprise! The room was large and clean, free wifi, very comprehensive complimentary continental breakfast and friendly and helpful staff. If you are on the highway and simply can't make it to your destination I can recommend this as a great place to stop over.

    5
    « Salinas Salad bowl of Cali »

    The hotel was very clean, and the people are friendly and very helpfull. The breakfast area was clean and in order. My breakfast was good and staff was great. I would recommend this hotel to my friends and family members to stay when they visit Salinas, in addition, i would stay again. Need to come and stay a night or two have a great out look at the hotels quality.

    2
    « Hit the Road »

    Married with kids stay; on the way to Big Sur. To work on: I must state I didn't feel very safe here. Our family checked in after dark and I didn't see any security on the premises at all that night. I sort of felt sorry for the young lady working the front desk as anyone could have walked into the lobby and she was alone. In the past we frequent BW all over CA and this is the first time where I questioned our families security, idk that's just how I felt. Also, the door of our Suite wouldn't close fully w/o locking it. The pool was being cleaned during the open hours so the kids had to avoid the aqua bug hose while they swam. The water pressure of the room we were in was really low so this made showering time consuming as we are a family of 5; not what we expected as we booked a Suite. Also, I didn't see a sanitary cover over the tv remote which got me thinking of the overall cleanliness of the room; though appearance wise it looked fine. Finally, I must say all of the above was inconvenient but the main reason I won't allow my family to stay here again is because I felt as if we were rushed to check-out even though we requested a 12pm check out. We received a call to our room prior to 11am asking us if we "going to be checking out soon"; that was not acceptable and made us feel like customers not guests. Good thing we were not on Spring break and trying to relax. Upon check out the mgr didn't close by saying "come again, next time you are out this way, or hope to see you again" nothing, he was very cold. Pros: Easy to reserve as we did so while on the road; tnx BW reservations. Easy to find off the 101. Comfy bed. The corridor was peaceful. Decent waffle breakfast and extra hot coffee. Finally, quick check in-out.

  • 4
    « A great place to stop and rest »

    I stay here for three reasons. It is halfway to my home when I am in Sacramento on business. It is conveniently located of 101, and the beds are very comfortable and the room quiet, given it is just off road. The staff is also always positive and welcoming. Checking in is efficient and water is provided.

    5
    « Nice Place to stay »

    Cleen up to date and the Staff are really nice. Fresh room very well appointed, Flat screen tv's and the AC units are very quit at least the rooms I have stayed in. outdoor pool and nice fitness room. They also have a Jacuzzi to relax in.

    4
    « Comfortable & Clean »

    We were staying for one night. The hotel desk clerk who was there when we arrived was very nice and efficient. He even took the time to show us 3 rooms that were available and let us choose our preference. We chose a 2 room suite which was offered for the same price as the king room we had reserved. The bed was comfortable, the rooms were clean and a good size. A good location, just off Hwy 101 but was very quiet for sleeping. Also, a lot of eating places very close by. They offered a good variety of food for breakfast including freshly made waffles.

    5
    « Feb. 2016 »

    Front staff were excellent, gave valuable and good information on where to visit and eat. Not a lot of options near by. Rooms were clean and quiet. Plenty of parking. Breakfast was good and opened early. No grounds to speak of.

    4
    « Good, clean place to stay »

    Nice staff, clean and secure hotel. Breakfast only served to 9:00AM would be the only ding. Hot tub was awesome. Quiet room, close to everything, newer security keys, housekeeping staff was aware and offered to help if needed.

    4
    « Good for just a night's sleep. »

    I stayed here for one night in July. I was coming into Salinas just for a day. The room was clean and the staff was helpful. They even held my luggage while I went to grab some breakfast at the In N Out Burger. I did not partake in the breakfast at the hotel. This is only a 10 minute cab ride from downtown Salinas. This place met my expectations from previous Best Westerns that I have stayed at.

    5
    « Road Trip »

    We enjoyed our stay at the Best Western in Salinas. Staff were very friendly and helpful, room was clean and comfortable. Break fast was excellent, the variety was good and the quality o f the food was excellent. Would not hesitate to recommend to friends. Will definitely stay at this hotel next time I pass thru.

    3
    « Basic, breakfast lacks variety »

    Stayed here for just one night on the way to the Central Coast of CA. Excellent location just off the 101 corridor (makes it perfect for road trips coming through here). For a Best Western property, rooms looked dated and breakfast offerings were disappointing. Wifi worked well, room was clean, etc. Staff was cheerful. Felt safe, etc

    4
    « Pit stop »

    Too shorten the distance from Los Angeles to San Francisco we had planned to stay one night in the Monteray area, but all hotels along the coast were filled up. This hotel was a positive experience and also the town of Salinas. Although close to highway and Mc Donald we were not disturbed by any noise.

    3
    « Value is important »

    The hotel was nice. The room was acceptable and the beds were very comfortable. That is what I expect from this chain. The cost was much more than I expected and did not like the cost that we paid. This hotel should not have cost anymore than $150 per night. The staff was very professional.

  • 5
    « Great Stay! »

    Our family had two rooms and all felt this hotel was perfect. Rooms were spacious, very clean, and comfortable. Staff were helpful and definitely cared about the comfort of the guests. I would highly recommend this room to others and will be staying there again when visiting the area.

    3
    « Staying in Salinas »

    Truthfully, we picked this hotel because of the price of the hotels in Monterey were nearly twice as much. Our time was spent in Monterey. We just started the program Best Western has so this was the reason we picked this particular hotel. We needed to stay two nights & the location was perfect for the freeway & Highway 68.

    4
    « Road trip »

    Nice BW! Great, helpful staff. Nice size room with comfortable beds. Room negative - terrible shower. Toiletries were just okay. Breakfast was adequate. We like oranges and English muffins, which they did not have. They did have hard boiled eggs. Can't please everyone with breakfast. Also had USA today which we always enjoy when traveling. Hotel had a large swimming pool. There are not a lot of restaurants nearby if you prefer not to drive. This was better than some Plusses we have stayed in!

    4
    « One of the better Salinas hotels »

    Nice, clean, up-to-date hotel with comfortable beds and nice linens. No noise from other rooms. Only "issue" during 3-night stay was freeway noise. Not much the hotel can do about that. Continental breakfast was good - average for this level hotel.

    3
    « Make Sure you have your credit card »

    Room face McDonalds drive through was noisy. Room itself was nice and clean. Front Desk Manager was rude and almost turned me away when I did not have a credit card even though I had cash to leave for a deposit and am a Diamond with Best Western. So this kind of left me with a bad impression. The price was OK but your in Salinas next to a busy drive through and the freeway so it's not exactly the best part of town.

    4
    « good value »

    Beautiful room, very large, staff not over friendly , seemed like a chore to serve us, they said that we had $$ still too pay until i showed them my receipt of what i printed off at home and they agreed that there was no more payment. They give you a card to put in your car to show that you are residing at this hotel, make sure you put it on display because I noticed a member off staff checking the vehicles around 10pm Breakfast was plain and simple not a very big dinning area. Very clean and presentable hotel, pity it didn't show on the staff. Very close to freeway but surprisingly no noise.

    5
    « Clean and comfortable »

    Happy to find fridge and microwave. Very comfortable bed. Near freeway but quiet. Efficient air conditioning. Two luggage carts available. Good lighting for reading. Safety bars in tub. Clean and spotless.

    4
    « Excellent Stay »

    I recently stayed at the BEST WESTERN Salinas Monterey Hotel and would stay there again! The rooms were clean , The staff are friendly and helpful and They also have free breakfast, We would stay there again.

    4
    « clean, easy location, friendly staff »

    Stayed Friday and Saturday nights to visit the Monterey area. Right off of Hwy101 and near major cross-town roads. No walkable dining options except fast food. The coast is about 20 minutes away, with quite a few good route options depending where you want to end up. A small outdoor pool and a nice clean hot HOT tub on the freeway side of the building. A small exercise room with a limited universal machine, treadmill and bike, in the same room as the coin-op laundry. The 3-story building is wood-frame rather than concrete, so the sound from the upstairs elephants carries into lower rooms. Otherwise the sound insulation was good. We were not too far down the hall from reception and never heard a thing. The bed was comfortable enough, with good pillows. I didn't care for whatever plastic sheet that was in between the mattress and thin pad under the sheet. That allows the bottom sheet and pad to move around too much and get bunched as you move around at night. The breakfast is well-maintained by attentive and friendly staff, but the selection is more limited than most hotels in this class - various starch items, a little fruit, and only yogurt and boiled eggs for protein. As others have noted, there is limited space in the lobby/breakfast area. $165/night seems a bit steep for this town and this hotel, but there is clearly a lot of spill-over demand from the coast - that's why we were there. I can tepidly recommend this hotel, and would consider it again when returning to this area.

    4
    « Nice location for our cross state drive »

    Enjoyed our stop over at this location. We were given a nice comfortable room. The room and bathroom were clean and well stocked for towels and toiletries. Clean. Good Service. Good Breakfast. This was our 4th of 6 stops at Best Western Hotels. Liked it and would recommend it others.

 

Getting to the hotel ...

All directions
·From: the south ,Highway 101 Exit Market Street ,at stop sign make a left on Kern street to the Best Western Salinas Monterey Hotel. ·From: the north , Highway 101. Exit Market Street East, at stop sign make a left on market street go one block, at lights make a left on Kern street, follow 250 yards to the Best Western Salinas Monterey Hotel. ·From: Monterey follow highway 68 EAST, make a right on Blanco Road to HWY 101 North,follow HWY 101 north, exit market street, at stop sign make a left on to kern street to the Best Western Salinas Monterey Hotel.