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Best Western Salinas Monterey Hotel, Salinas

4.0/5  - basé sur 296 notations.
175 Kern Street, 93905-2016, Salinas, United States - See map
Best Western Salinas Monterey Hotel - We’ve added the extra touches to ensure that your stay is the best it can be. The Best Western Salinas Monterey Hotel is ideally located in the center of Salinas. Come and experience our hotel near the major tourist attractions. Best price guaranteed and exclusive deals.

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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Hotel advantages

  • Outdoor pool
    Outdoor pool
  • Free parking
    Free parking
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SUMMARY NOTES
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"unknow"

3
28/10/2018

keep up the good work weather wes good parking no problem like the taste of the water. beds were hard would recamend this room 2 any 1. cant think of 200 words about a room. my wife like it. there were no pets and no smocking alouded

"Best Western Salinas"

5
25/10/2018

I am a traveling service technician in the safety service industry. I'm on the road 250-300 days a year, so good quality hotels are a must. I have chosen the BW brand because they are always clean, well maintained, friendly staff and nice amenities. BW Salinas was so very nice! I was warmly greeted, got checked in quickly and was relaxing in my room quickly. The room décor was comfortable, the room clean and nicely stocked. The bed was very comfortable as I slept well. I'm very happy with the BW of Salinas!!

BW-SALINAS M, Front Office Manager at Best Western Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
thank you and appreciate for posting your review.

"Nice place to stay"

5
03/10/2018

I've stayed in this hotel a couple times, it's nice and clean. Staff are very friendly. Rooms are spacious and comfortable. It's located next to a McDonalds. Nice Continental breakfast goes with the stay.

BW-SALINAS M, Jennifer Guest Services at Best Western Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
Hi Michelle, Thanks for the 5 star review!!! We are please to know that we have met all your needs and we look forward to seeing you again on your next visit.

"Excellent"

5
27/09/2018

Thank you BW for making my stay a Wonderful Experience. Staff was wonderful especially Peter at check in gave us an Upgrade which was very exciting. Breakfast was great overall everything was just Awesome..

BW-SALINAS M, Front Desk at Best Western Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
Nancy, Thank you for taking time to give us a great review. We do strive to make each guest experience the very best to their satisfaction, We look forward to see you again on your next visit .

"Breakfast was virtually none existant"

2
19/09/2018

Expected a decent breakfast. Chose this hotel because it included breakfast for convenience. All they had out was cereal. So instead of being convenient I had to leave hotel to find breakfast. Skip this place and stay at either the Best Western Plus or the Holiday Inn. I have stayed at both, probably Holiday is the better bet. Nicer rooms, facilities and lots of selection for breakfast.

BW-SALINAS M, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
we extremely apologize for not meeting your expectation , as a frequent traveler you sure have stayed across variety of properties. particularly branded hotels, each brand has set a level of breakfast standards for their various brands. we as a best western property are required to have CONTINENTAL breakfast , best western plus and best western premier properties needs to have HOT BREAKFAST. it is difficult for us to understand your allegations of having only cereals and nothing else. this reminds me of 80's and early 90's when properties were only giving out muffins and coffee. there could be a possibility that your visit could be outside breakfast hours. although renovation is underway for expanding the breakfast area,we have maintained the required brand standards for breakfast and never intended to cut corners. would appreciate if you could provide some kind of verification towards your claim. thank you. Peter P ( manager)

"We found BUGS / POOL close to freeway"

1
31/08/2018

We found bugs in the shower and minibar.Room very noisy because the trafic.Breakfast with not hot options.Pool close to freeway. Jacuzzi did not work.Staff, very friendlyPrice very high for the value you get

BW-SALINAS M, Front Desk at Best Western Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
We are very sorry for this very unfortunate experience you had at our hotel, On behalf of our Best Western team members we do apologize. We do hope you come back and stay with us again. We will work for very hard to correct all issues that you mention.

"The usual Mid Price hotel good location"

4
31/07/2018

This is a comfortable hotel located near to the historic down town area of Salinas. It is near to Highway 101 but the tariff noise was not a probe. Good pool and little fitness centre but clean and well equipped. Great value with the free breakfast. NB BOOK THROUGH the hotel BW website as Booking.com charge me double the usual rate ($410) for 2 nights crazy ) so book through the BW website it is about $120 per room per night, PLUS if you re a BW member Booking.com will not award you the points so be warned.

BW-SALINAS M, Front Desk at Best Western Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for staying at our hotel! Happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us

"Great location"

4
24/07/2018

Great location next to Highway 101 but very quiet. Not much to look at from the front but great service, breakfast included. There's another Best Wetern hotel 200 feet down the street that is a BW Plus. Fast food and gas nearby.

PETER P, Front Office Manager at Best Western Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Robyne B, Thank you for takingthe time to review our hotel. we appreciate the awesome review and your business. Please come and stay again if ever in Salinas. thank you melinda

"Quiet stay with friendly staff"

4
17/06/2018

We were attending a wedding nearby and decided to stay here based on ratings and location. Upon check in by Peter and Melinda, who were very friendly and helpful, we were upgraded to the master suite. The master suite was very large with a separate sleeping area. The room was quiet and had ample amenities. We only had two small complaints, the bed was a little hard and the breakfast area was a little small. But definitely not deal breakers and if in need of a hotel stay in this area again, we would absolutely stay here again.

BW-SALINAS M, Front Office Manager at Best Western Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for taking your valuable time to give your feedback.we value your feedback. we are in process of re-doing our breakfast area by adding on some more area. looking forward to welcome you in future. thank you.

"Did not honor our reservation on a busy holiday weekend!"

1
10/06/2018

I booked a King Suite on May 22 for an arrival of May 26, which was a holiday weekend. I booked it on the telephone with a very nice female employee (idk her name). I explained that I would need the business suite for my brother and myself so that we could have our own sleeping quarters. She said they had one available and I booked it. I received a confirmation email. On May 26, at our arrival time of approximately 4:00 p.m. (after driving for 7 hours), I was told by the office clerk, Melanie, that our room was NOT available. They had rented it to someone with more prestige or points or something like that. She said they did that because my reservation was an "upgrade, if available". I said, "NO, I reserved the room and I have the confirmation email." I explained that I needed two sleeping quarters, as I was traveling with my brother and he snores. She then changed her story and said they had to move somebody into our reserved room because there was a water leak. Which was it MELANIE? She was not sorry, she did not care one bit about the inconvenience. She said our room was a stardard one room with two queen beds. I told her that would not work unless I could not find another hotel in town with separate sleeping quarters. Luckily I did, however we had to pay $350 instead of $250 at Best Western. It was a holiday weekend, most every room was booked in town and the rates were very high! I went back to Melanie to cancel our screwed up reservation. Understandably, I was very irritated, extremely disappointed with Best Western AND Melanie. I will not be staying at any Best Western in the future!!

PETER P, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Marian, I apologize from the bottom of my heart for the situation that occurred over the holiday weekend. I take full responsibility for the mistake. Although one of the suites had a major water leak I should have taken more time to go thru the reservations. I failed and for this I am sorry. I did offer a substantial discount if you would have accepted two beds but I understand that there were issues that prevented this.I wont state them. If you would be so kind as to give me another chance to make this right I would love to invite you back at a great discount excluding busy weekends. I would personally ensure you have a great stay. Once again I an very sorry this has been on my mind since it happened and I am glad that you took the time to write your review and I thank you. Melinda

"Ok for woman traveling alone"

3
06/06/2018

Room was clean, in McDonalds parking lot. Not pretty but good for overnite. Pool in back next to freeway. Felt pretty secure but I am also very watchful and aware of my surroundings. Breakfast room. Hohum.

PETER P, Public Relations Manager at Best Western Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Teresa T thank you for the review and for your recent stay with us. It was my pleasure to serve you.

"Very Clean Hotel"

5
21/05/2018

I had a great stay at this hotel. It was very clean; my room was excellent. The room was also very clean. The hotel looked brand new. It was located just off the freeway and had plenty of eating places that was in walking distance.

PETER P, Public Relations Manager at Best Western Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
thank you for the awesome review

"Salinas Best Western"

4
06/05/2018

Review of Salinas Kern Street Best Western Hotel. The hotel, staff, accommodations were very good. The continental breakfast was ok and stocked very well. Overall our stay was very good. The location is not ideal but, don't let that be the determining factor of your choice of hotels.

PETER P, Public Relations Manager at Best Western Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
We thank you for taking the time to review our property. please know that it was our pleasure to serve you and we are in the process of remodeling our front desk/ breakfast area and are very excited to see the end results. please visit us again once we finish and i guarantee a better experience for you

"The Shocking and Shameful Indifference of a Freeway Room Factory"

1
21/04/2018

My closest friend was returning to Canada by car after wintering in Palm Springs. We became alarmed when text messages reported that his heart was racing, his breath short and he was unable to continue traveling. He was seen by an urgent care doctor in Salinas, California who immediately sent him by ambulance to the local hospitality emergency department where he was kept for 12 hours until his condition stablilized. He checked into the Best Western Salinas Monterey Hotel and withdrew to his room where he attempted to find a modicum of comfort and solace until he could stabilize. At considerable expense, I caught the first flight to San Francisco and drove three hours to Salinas to be by his side. I was alarmed by his weak, incontinent condition and started rehydration therapy, realizing he needed rest and close monitoring. Regrettably and most unfortunately, here is where the hotel's management and the usual "can do" attitude of independent Best Western owners let us down so badly. The hotel was fully booked that evening and insisted that my very ill friend vacate his room immediately. I traveled internationally for 25 years and have visited more than 100 countries. I understand how the industry works and the convenience that the guaranteed reservation system has brought to travelers as well as certainty to owners. I also understand that, in certain unforeseen circumstances, guests need to extend their stays. I have always been treated with kindness and respect whenever I fell ill on the road, whether at the Intercontinental in Abidjan or the Hotel Plaza San Francisco in Santiago. The junior front desk clerk knew of my friend's illness but the party line was mercilessly invoked: "we're booked and you have to leave." I asked her to elevate the problem to the independent owner Mr. Patel, but both his duty manager and the manager in charge were adamant about my friend abandoning his sick bed. Hilariously, the clerk then attempted to use the ruse that she had contacted all of the reservations for that evening during my brief visit to the pharmacy and they were all intending to stay. Imagine! A hotel now emptied of its overnight, transient highway travelers had contacted each and every one of its many incoming guests in under 60 minutes and had verified that all of them would be present! h am not a hotelier and I do not play one on TV, But Here's what the hotel should have done, if it had acted in the spirit that we have come to know from independent Best Western owners. The Best Western Plus Salinas Valley Inn is located next door to the Salinas Monterey, 150 yards away. They had rooms available that evening and could have accommodated one traveler, in the event that their hotel was eventually overbooked that evening. The hotel duty manager could have personally escorted that guest to the neighbouring property and made a gesture of some kind (an upgrade? a coupon? a thank you letter?), to excuse the inconvenience and to thank the guest for accommodating a traveler encountering a medical emerengency. Instead they insisted that my friend rise from his sick bed, pack his things and vacate the room immediately. Shortly after 1 pm, while we were struggling to cope, the clerk's male counterpart had the audacity to call the room to tell us to hurry up. Here's what I can report and what I know. I made sure to cancel all of our remaining stays at Best Western properties for the remainder of the trip. Revenue lost: $1200. Best Western will remain a no-go zone for our future travels for the forseeable future. Loss: (Let's just say that we travel a lot and this amount won't be insignificant.) I am kindly requesting that TripAdvisor begin an immediate inquiry into the hotel's current 4 out of 5 star satisfaction rating. The hotel clerk's male colleague suggested that I contact TripAdvisor, and that they would somehow confirm that we had been unreasonalble. After all, they had a framed Certificate of Excellence displayed prominently on their counter, proving that they must be good hosts! Is the hotel using TripAdvisor to help fill its rooms night after night? It most certainly is. Has the shoddy treatment doled out by this property merited a review and possible downgrade of its quality and satisfaction status? We believe so.

PETER P, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
Dear baby and bunny, We are sorry for the situation and if there was any possible way of extending your friends stay we would have happily done it. We are unable to bump guaranteed reservations for any reason as they are bound by contract. I hope you will consider putting yourself in the place of the guests who had reservations and how unfair and upset they would be be to get here and have no room. please understand the position we were in and know that we care about all guests and did every possible thing to extend your friends stay. I hope you will consider staying at best western again in the future. You can always call us if you would like to further discuss this. thank you

"Stay clear"

1
10/04/2018

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.

PETER P, Public Relations Manager at Best Western Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Miranda, our records show during the month of april you stayed at this hotel us three different times I remember you approaching me each time at the front desk asking if your two dogs could stay here with you. Normally we only allow service animals here but I bent the rules for you and let them stay at the agreed upon rate of $50.00 per night to your credit card not your employers Upon looking over the receipts of your 3 separate stays your claims appear to be inaccurate . You were not overcharged by $700.00. We would love to discuss this with you at anytime it is convenient to you. I am sorry that during your "3" separate stays with us in april you were unhappy with the proximity to the freeway and mcdonalds. As for the spa yes it was broken and we have ordered a new heater. thank you Melinda

"Had a great Time"

4
07/04/2018

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

PETER P, General Manager at Best Western Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you Vidal for the awesome review. We truly appreciate it. Please visit us again anytime you are in the area.

"Very underrated "

5
01/04/2018

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

PETER P, General Manager at Best Western Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Karl, Thank you for the great review. We truly appreciate the time you took out of your day to let the world know about your experience at our hotel. Please come back and visit us again if and when you are in the salinas area. Thank you

"Nice hotel & staff... Not so nice area."

3
22/03/2018

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.

Peter P, Manager at Best Western Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
Dear guest, Thank you for you stay with us and for taking the time to review our property. We value your business and your opinion and will use it to better our hotel thank you melinda

"customer service"

4
21/01/2018

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.

Peter P, Front Office Manager at Best Western Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
DEar Christopher, It is always our pleasure to make sure our hotel guests every need is met to his/her satisfaction. Pleas e keep coming back and visiting us melinda

"Very Clean and Nice Staff"

4
05/01/2018

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.

Peter P, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Sandra, It was our pleasure to have you here with us. We thank you for your visit even though you were very sick. Thank you for the nice review and please come and visit us again. Melinda

"Comfortable and fast"

4
05/01/2018

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.

Peter P, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Louis, We thank you for your recent stay and invite you to stay with us again when ever you are in the area. Also thank you for the awesome review, it means alot to us Melinda

"Clean room and friendly staff"

5
05/01/2018

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.

Peter P, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
Dear xiaoliangy, Thank you for the great review and for taking the time to write it. We appreciate your business and your kind words. Please come and stay with us again soon. Melinda

"Good Value"

4
02/01/2018

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.

Peter P, Public Relations Manager at Best Western Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
Dear guest, thank you for your feedback, we appreciate your business and await your return. thank you Melinda

"Work Stay"

5
24/12/2017

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.

Peter P, Public Relations Manager at Best Western Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your extended stay with us. We truly enjoyed getting to know you. We hope that you have a wonderful new year and please come back and visit us again if you are ever in the area. melinda

"Great Hotel in Salinas"

4
27/11/2017

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.

Peter P, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
Dear valued guest, First let me start by thanking you for taking the time to write such a awesome review. I find it to be very fair and well presented. Next thank you and your family for choosing our hotel for your lodging needs. I remember your family and it was an honor to serve you. We will be remodeling our breakfast area this winter and look forward to providing additional hot breakfast items by spring. I do hope you will come and stay with us once our project is completed. Once again thank you so very much for your stay and your review. Both are appreciated. Melinda

"Salinas Trip"

5
20/11/2017

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.

Peter P, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Jay, WE thank you for your recent stay with us at our hotel and thank you for writing this review, It was a pleasure to have you here and we will use your feedback to better improve our relations with our guests as you are the most important person here. thank you from all of us here at the best western salinas monterrey hotel and happy holidays

"Staying at Best Western Hotels"

4
13/11/2017

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.

Peter P, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Ray, thank you for your dedication to best western and for taking time to write this review. WE hope to see you again in the future. Happy holidays Thank you Melinda

"Good Choice when staying in Salinas"

4
29/10/2017

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.

Peter P, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Valued guest, We want to thank for taking the time to write a review that I feel is very fair. We really appreciate it. I do hope you will stay with us again if you are ever in the salinas area. We hope that you have a freat Halloween and glorious holidays. Thank you Melinda

"Bad area, but nice hotel"

4
26/10/2017

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.

Peter P, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Valued guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Here at the best western we keep it family by not accepting cash or prepaid credit cards at check in. I enjoy working here and take pride in the hotel and I walk around the parking lot during my shifts and run off anyone not belonging here. I know my co workers do the same. We really thank you for your stay with us and your honest and fair review. Nelinda

"Best and Friendliest Customer Service"

5
19/10/2017

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.

Peter P, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Tany, Thank you for your review. I remember your group and it was our pleasure to serve such nice people. Please come back and visit us again. I hope every thing worked out for your family and our prayers were with you Melinda

"Best in the west!"

5
17/10/2017

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!

"Best Western Salinas Monterey Hotel, Salinas, CALIFORNIA"

5
14/10/2017

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.

"clean and comfortable"

5
10/10/2017

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.

"Very helpful staff"

5
06/10/2017

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

"Near Monterey"

4
03/10/2017

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.

"Best Out West"

5
02/10/2017

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.

"Great Hotel Staff"

5
02/10/2017

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.

"Excellent service with a few missteps"

4
10/09/2017

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.

"Excellent staff, Quiet even near Freeway"

5
07/09/2017

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.

"Best Western Salinas"

5
30/08/2017

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.

"Woodburn"

3
20/08/2017

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.

Peter P, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you valued guest, We appreciate your recent stay with us and your review. Please know that we use all feedback to improve our guests experience. Thank you once again for bringing your likes and dislikes to our attention melinda

"hotel"

3
11/08/2017

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.

Peter P, Public Relations Manager at Best Western Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
thank you for your review. please come and stay with us again. Melinda

"best western salinas?"

3
10/08/2017

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.

Peter P, Public Relations Manager at Best Western Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
Dear valued guest, thank you for your feed back it was most helpful and we appreciate it. We hope you enjoyed you visit on the peninsula. There are two best western hotels on this street. We are not a plus, there is a best western plus two hotels away from us. I hope this clears up why we did not provide a hot breakfast. We are going to start once we finish our remodeling. I will pass on your feedback to the maintenance department. Thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to support our efforts to improve where we need to and to thank us when deserved.

"quality experience"

5
09/08/2017

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.

Peter P, Public Relations Manager at Best Western Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you Manish for your most appreciated review. It was awesome and we thank you. We hope you will come back and stay with us again. Melinda

"Wedding getaway"

3
04/08/2017

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!

Peter P, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
Dear 130Krystaf, Thank you for your recent stay with us and congratulations on your wedding. I apologize for any inconvenience you encountered during your stay. Larry in did not mean to offend you and he is very apologetic if he came of as rude. I was also here during your check in and I do not believe he intended to offend you. It can get very hard to hear over the back ground noise. We want our guests to be well informed about the property. Please if you would consider to give best western another opportunity to provide you with excellent customer service we would really appreciate it. We will use your feed back to improve and thank you for bringing your concerns to our attention as you the guest is the most important person to us. May your marriage have many happy years. Melinda

"Clean and relaxing"

5
03/08/2017

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.

"Lazy Larry is in the Stinker Hall of Fame"

2
29/07/2017

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

Peter P, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Spencer, Thank you for your recent stay with us and for taking the time to review our property. Thank you for complementing our breakfast attendant. She is awesome and works extremely hard and is a great gal to work with. I Want you to know that we take all complaints as well as compliments seriously and use the feed back from our guests accordingly. Feel free to contact our general manager with any concerns you may have as he is ultimately in charge. He can be reached by phone thru our number or by email at [email protected] Thank you so very much and we hope you will consider giving us another opportunity to serve you again. Thank you Melinda

"Good stay"

5
25/07/2017

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.

Peter P, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your recent stay and for reviewing our property. It was a pleasure to meet you and to provide you with excellent customer service as well as a clean and comfortable room. Thank you Melinda

"Great value, courteous staff, modern and clean"

5
17/07/2017

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.

Peter P, Public Relations Manager at Best Western Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
Dear valued guests, Thank you for the awesome review. I want you to know it means a lot to us when we read such positive reviews from our guests. We also appreciate any feed back that allows us to improve our guests stay. We truly value our guests. Please come and stay with us again if ever in the area. Thank you Melinda

"Nice place"

5
26/06/2017

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

Peter P, Public Relations Manager at Best Western Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
thank you for your review. It was a pleasure to serve you and to read the awesome review. thank you Melinda Please come and stay with us again soon

"Absolutely amazing"

5
06/05/2017

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.

Peter P, Public Relations Manager at Best Western Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your recent stay with us. It was an honor to serve you. Please come back again when in the area.

"I love being a rewards member"

5
05/05/2017

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

Peter P, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for you recent stay and the awesome review. It is a pleasure to work with Larry as he is an awesome man to have around. I will pass this review on to him as It will brighten his day, thank you melinda

"Great Hotel and Staff"

5
03/05/2017

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.

Peter P, Public Relations Manager at Best Western Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for the awesome review. It is our privledge to serve our guests and we love to go out of our way for each and every one of them..Please come again as stay with us. melinda

"Great Stay!!!"

5
28/04/2017

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!!!!!!!

Peter P, Public Relations Manager at Best Western Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your stay and for the awesome review. WE enjoyed having you here and hope to serve you again.. Melinda

"Great customer service!"

5
17/04/2017

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!

Peter P, Public Relations Manager at Best Western Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for the awesome review, it was a pleasure to have you at our property. Please come and stay with us again if and when in the area. thank you Melinda

"Short notice."

4
12/04/2017

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.

Peter P, Public Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
Dear John, Thank you for stay and we are sorry for your loss. If there is anything we can do for you please let us know. If in the area ever again we would love to have you back. Thank you melinda

"Nice, simple hotel"

4
01/04/2017

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.

Peter P, Public Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
Dear valued guest, I thank you for your wonderful comments and for your stay. We are in the process of expanding the breakfast area to include a bathroom and a kitchen so that we can provide our loyal and valuable guests with a hot breakfast. We are currently awaiting approval from the city and once we get that we will start construction. I hope that you will come back and stay with us once we have our awesome breakfast facilities.thank you melinda

"Great hotel..."

5
27/03/2017

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.

Peter P, Public Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Happy2say your feedback is awesome and we thank you for taking the time out of your day to write it. We hope you will come and stay with us again if ever in this area. thank you and have a great week. Melinda

"Quick Stay"

5
11/03/2017

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.

Peter P, Public Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
Dear valued guest, Thank you for your recent stay and for your review. We are always more then happy to extend our help to our guests. We look forward to serving you again. Thank you melinda

"Great Place, close to the Monterey area"

4
16/02/2017

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.

Peter P, Public Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
Dear valued guest, From all of us here at the best western we thank you for your stay and for the awesome review. We look forward to serving you again one day. Than you Melinda

"Very nice and great value!"

4
27/11/2016

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.

"Traveling North"

4
25/10/2016

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..

Peter P, Public Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Ron, First I want to thank you for your stay with us. It was a pleasure to have you here. Next, I apologize for the confusion on the directions. I was the clerk who gave you suggestions. I remember giving you a map. I always tell my guest to make a right turn out our drive way and go thru the stop light and make a right on Alisal street. I think you made the right turn at the stop light and found yourself in that area you described. I never recommend going that way and I am sorry that there was confusion. Please know that we value your business and you are important to us. I hope that you would give us another opportunity to provide you with excellent customer service if you are ever in the area again. I thank you and wish you happy holidays.

"better breakfast needed."

3
17/10/2016

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.

Peter P, Public Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Michael, Thank you for your review. Your opinion is important to us and we will be using your feedback to better improve our property. Thank you for your recent stay and we hope you would consider giving us another opportunity to provide you with excellent customer service. Melinda

"Good Bargain"

4
08/10/2016

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.

Peter P, Public Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
THank you for the review. we want you to know we appreciate your business and hope that you enjoyed your travel time. Please come back and visit us again. Thank you melinda

"good value"

4
25/09/2016

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.

Peter P, Public Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
Dear gailr325, We thank you for the awesome review. I do hope that you had a nice time while visiting the Monterrey peninsula. It was a pleasure providing you with excellent customer service and a clean and comfortable room. Please come back and stay with us again if ever in the area. thank you melinda

"Vacation Trip"

4
24/09/2016

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.

Peter P, Public Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
I thank you for your recent stay and for taking time out of you day to write your review of our property. I remember Larry did give you the recommendation to the black bear diner and I am glad that you enjoyed it. It was a pleasure having you at our property and invite you to come back anytime. thank you melinda

"overnight stay"

4
21/09/2016

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.

Peter P, Public Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Karen L, Thank you for your recent stay with us at the Best Western Salinas Monterey Hotel. It was a pleasure to provide you with excellent customer service. I thank you for taking the time to write a review and want you to know we value your feedback. We use this information to see where we are excelling and also where we need improvment. Thank you so much for the awesome review. Melinda

"Excellent Stay"

5
21/09/2016

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

Peter P, Public Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Jpe M. Wow what an awesome review. I will pass it along to Larry. He is a valuable member of our team. I also find him to be very professional and informative. I hope you enjoyed you time on the peninsula and invite you to come back and see us again. melinda

"Not your old idea of a Best Western"

5
19/09/2016

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.

Peter P, Public Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Ramona R, Thank you for taking the time to write such an awesome review. We do appreciate your business and you feedback is important to us. If ever in the Salinas area again we invite you to come back and visit us. Thank you Melinda

"Great Stay"

5
17/09/2016

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.

Peter P, Public Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
DEar F6352iejosem, Thank you for your recent stay with us and thank you for taking the time to write a review. Your feedback is important to us. Both the positive and the negative. We use this information to see where we are thriving and where we can improve. I will let Larry know of the wonderful comments you made about him. I am sure it will make his day. Thank you Melinda

"Vacation "

5
16/09/2016

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,

Peter P, Public Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Christine, I thank you for your stay and for the excellent review. We love to provide our guests with 100% customer satisfaction. We are passionate about our work. It is guests such as yourself who make our jobs so enjoyable. please know that I do remember you and it was an honor to serve you. please come back again and stay with us if you are ever in the area

"Best Western Salinas Monterey"

5
25/08/2016

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.

Peter P, Public Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
Dear valued guest, I thank you for your recent stay and for you excellent review of the property. It was a pleasure having you stay with us and we would be honored if you would come back again. Thank you Melinda

"Great access to Laguna Seca"

5
23/08/2016

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.

sugeilCS, Public Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
Dear 1ELLY Thank you for the excellent review. It was a pleasure to have you at our hotel for the laguna seca events. I am so pleased you enjoyed you time here with us. I do hope that you will come back and stay with us again. I think that it is awesome that our guest can stay here and still enjoy all the attractions on the Monterrey peninsula. Pleas you are welcomed back any time. Thank you Melinda

"Worst hotel experience. How can it be a Best Western?"

1
22/08/2016

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.

Peter P, Public Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Rick, I thank you for your stay and truly apologize for you inconvenience. If you would like to discuss this event further I am sure the general manager would be more then happy to talk to you. Please call (831) 756-0176 and ask for peter. We truly apologize and hope we can resolve this issue with you.

"Pleasant place to stay"

4
17/08/2016

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.

sugeilCS, Public Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
Dear MD Steven I want to thank you for the recent stay and for the awesome review. Please come back and stay with us if and when you are ever in the Salinas area. THank you Melinda

"Great Hotel for the price!"

4
04/08/2016

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.

sugeilCS, Public Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
Dear maltesemama 15 thank you for the awesome review and we hope you had an awesome vacation on the peninsula. Please come back anytime and stay with us.

"This hotel has fleas"

1
04/08/2016

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.

sugeilCS, Public Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
DEar sabrinasamanth, First I want to thank you for the opportunity to serve your family. Next I want you to know that we have inspected th room you and your family stayed in and we have found no fleas in the room. Also we have had no other com[plaints before or after your stay. I am sorry your family experienced flea bites but we found none here. I hope you otherwise had an awesome adventure and we thank you for your stay. Thank you Melinda

"Better than expected"

3
31/07/2016

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.

sugeilCS, Public Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Bee P, I want to thank you for taking the time to write your review. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us and we invite you back anytime to stay with us. Your opinion is important to us and we value it. So thank you for giving it.

"Excellent Best Western Experience"

5
30/07/2016

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.

sugeilCS, Public Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Jo h We tahnk you for your stay and also thank you for the excellent review of our hotel. It was a pleasure to serve you and hope that you will come back and visit us again one day. thank you Melinda

"Softball tourney"

4
26/07/2016

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

sugeilCS, Public Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for the review of the property you stayed at. However much I would like to take credit I believe you May have stayed at the Best Western Beach Dunes inn in Marina Ca. That particular best Western is a five minute walk to the beautiful beach. We are about a 20 minute drive. We do hope you enjoyed your softball adventure and hope that if you are ever in Salinas you will stay at our property. Thank you

"Very Nice!"

5
17/07/2016

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.

sugeilCS, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Vivian W, Thank you for the awesome review. It pleases us to know you enjoyed your stay with us. I will pass this review on to all my fellow employees. I am sure it will bring smiles to many faces. Please come back again soon. Thank You Melinda

"Clean, Quiet and Great location"

5
09/06/2016

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.

Nroop, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Michelle P, I want to thank you for being a loyal guest to our hotel. I also want to thank you for taking the time out of your day to write such an awesome review. We value your business and hope to see you again soon. I hope you were able to enjoy the peninsula and all it has to offer. Please come back and visit us again soon. thank you melinda

"Overall a good nights rest"

4
01/06/2016

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.

Nroop, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
dear Stephen, I want to thank you for taking the time out of your day to review our hotel. We take all our guests comments serious and use them to improve. I thank you for the nice things you said in your review and appreciate you pointing out the issues you experienced. I do hope you will come back again real soon. Als I wish you the best summer. Thank You Melinda

"Wonderful Staff"

3
31/05/2016

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.

Nroop, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Patrick, I am touched by the wonderful things you had to say about the staff. I am grateful for your stay and for taking time to write a review. I hope that you will come again in the future. If you ever need to book a reservation please call us directly at (831) 772-0176. Have a great summer. melinda

"Clean, convenient"

4
28/05/2016

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.

Nroop, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Maitlander, I do hope you had a great time at the John Steinbeck museum. It is a very nice place to visit. I also thank you for staying with us and for writing the great review. We work very hard here to make sure our rooms are clean and comfortable. I think the staff all put in 110% into everything they do. I will pass this review on to them all. Please come again anytime. Thank You Melinda

"business stay"

5
20/05/2016

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

Nroop, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Stephen R Thank you for taking the time out of your day to review our property. We hope you enjoyed your stay and hope you come back again soon. Thank you for the great review. We do work hard to ensure our guests stay is enjoyable. Thank you very much Melinda

"Great comfort, value and convenience"

5
18/05/2016

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.

Nroop, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
Dear EdW G Thank you for taking the time to write such a awesome review. I am happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and found our hotel to your liking. We do work very hard to maintain a clean and comfortable establishment. We thank you once again for staying with us. Please come back soon. Melinda

"A well appointed, convenient and quiet hotel"

5
02/05/2016

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.

Nroop, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Brian R Thank you for the amazing review. Larry is a wonderful man. I am very lucky to work with him. I will be sure to pass on the wonderful things you wrote about him. I am truly amazed at the lengths he will go to for other people. If you are ever in the area again please stop and stay with us. We have a local map at the front desk with several options for local restaurants. I am sorry you did not receive one. I thank you once again and hope to you soon. Thank You Melinda

"Business"

4
28/04/2016

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.

Peter P, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Audrey D Thank you for the great review. I do hope you had a sucessful business meeting. We appreciate you taking time out of your day to review our property. We work hard to make sure our guest have a clean and comfortable stay with us. We welcome you back anytime. Please call us directly at (831)784-0176 and we would be happy to make a reservation for you. Thank You Melinda

"Should be considered a plus"

5
28/04/2016

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!

Peter P, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Christine, I Remember checking you in and want to thank you for taking time to review our property. I do hope your trip to the lower 48 states is amazing and hope you are successful in finding a house here. Please know you are welcome here anytime. All the staff really enjoys it when you are here. Once again thank you and hope to see you again. Thank You Melinda

"Anniversary get away"

4
24/04/2016

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.

Nroop, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Califirnian3 Thank you for your review. We appreciate your business. We hope you enjoyed your stay and hope you will come back again. Please call us directly and we will be happy to arrange a reservation for you. We do apologize you found the ice machine to be to loud. We would be happy to have you back and i personally would find you a room that is satisfactory to you. Thank You Melinda

"A very pleasant surprise!"

4
21/04/2016

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.

Nroop, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
Dear jredcon Wow!!! What a pleasant review. Thank you. We work very hard to please our guests with clean, comfortable rooms and great customer service. It is always nice to read such wonderful reviews. I do hope you had a great time on the peninsula and i wish you a great weekend. Thank you Melinda

"Salinas Salad bowl of Cali"

5
18/04/2016

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.

Peter P, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
dear Jose V I thank you for your staying with us and for the great review. It pleases me to read all the nice things you said. We especially thank you for recommending us to your friends and family. I hope that you had an awesome time during your time on the Monterrey peninsula. I welcome you back here any time. Please call me directly when you need a room. I will be sure to take good care of you. Thank you melinda (831) 784-0176

"Hit the Road"

2
08/04/2016

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.

Peter P, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
Dear rgNjg60 I want to start off thanking you for taking the time to express your concerns and also thank you for staying with us. I do hope you and your family had an awesome time in Big Sur. Although we do not have a security guard to patrol the property, there is an apartment on site that a male manager stays in and he is available 24 hours a day. I do apologize for the inconveniences you encountered and I am passing on your concerns to the general manager. We want all of our guests to have a great experience and we are sorry that we failed to meet your expectations. Please Feel free to contact us if you would like to discuss this matter with our manager. Thank you Melinda

"A great place to stop and rest"

4
31/03/2016

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.

Peter P, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
Dear mjh5, I thank you for the great review. I do remember you and it is always a pleasure to have stay with us. We take great pride in our hotel and it is nice to read that people notice our efforts. I will be sure to pass along the awesome comments to the rest of the staff. I look forward to seeing you again the next time you go to Sacramento. FEEL FREE TO CALL US ANYTIME IF THERE IS ANYTHING WE CAN DO FOR YOU. thank you Melinda

"Nice Place to stay"

5
18/03/2016

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.

Peter P, Manager at BEST WESTERN Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Roger J, I thank you for taking the time to review our property. Thank you for the awesome review. I will be sure to pass on the nice things that you said about us. We do work very hard to ensure all our guests receive the best customer care and the cleanest rooms in Salinas. I really appreciate all you said about our rooms and our staff and hope that you will come back and stay with us again. Thank you so much for your time and feedback. Melinda

"Comfortable & Clean"

4
07/03/2016

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.

Peter P, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
Dear CArolyn M, We thank you for your stay and also for your review. I believe Larry checked you in to our hotel and yes he is quite wonderful. I am so glad he went above and beyond to make sure you were comfortable here at our hotel. I will be sure to show him this review. We hope that you will come back and stay with us if you are ever in our area again. I am just so excited that you took the time to give such such awesome feedback. We thank you Melinda

"Feb. 2016"

5
04/03/2016

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.

Peter P, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Batch Canada, thank you for your stay with us and also your kind review. It is so nice to hear that our guests had an awesome experience. I noticed you said we did not have a lot of options near by but we do have lists of places to eat and visit. Monterrey is 30 minutes from our hotel and there is a lot of sights there . Please we would love for you to return if ever in the area and we would be more then happy to give you several options of places to visit in our area. Thank you Melinda

"Good, clean place to stay"

4
22/02/2016

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.

Peter P, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Steven W I am happy to hear of your pleasant stay with us at the Best Western Salinas Monterrey hotel. I am glad you liked your room and the hot tub. What I like the most about the new room kseys is that They do not demagnetize when placed by a cell phone.. Also, It is nice to get into the hot tub after a long day. You are right about breakfast and I will be talking to the general manager to see if we can get that changed. We do appreciate your business and would love to have you stay with us again.

"Good for just a night's sleep."

4
09/01/2016

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.

Peter P, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Amanda, thank you for the review. I hope you will come and visit us again. Your review was awesome and really appreciated that you took the time out to let the world know of your experience at the best western Salinas Monterrey hotel. We do work hard to make our guests stay as clean and as comfortable as possible. It is such a pleasure to serve our guests. I will pass this review along to all the employees. I am sure this review will put smiles on many faces. Thank You Melinda

"Road Trip"

5
06/12/2015

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.

Peter P, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
Wow!!!! what an awesome review. I thank you for taking the time to write such amazing things about our hotel. We do go above and beyond to make each guests stay memorable, comfortable and enjoyable. I hope that you come back and visit us again soon. Thank you and Happy holidays to you and your family. Melinda

"Basic, breakfast lacks variety"

3
04/12/2015

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

Peter P, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
thank you for taking the time to review our property. It is always good to hear from our guests both positive things and areas that we can improve on. I am glad you stayed with us and would love the opportuity to provide you with excellent customer service in the future. Once again thank. Melinda

"Pit stop"

4
13/11/2015

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.

Peter P, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Martin M Thank you for taking the time to review our property. I do remember you and it was a pleasure to meet you and we hope to see you again one day. thank you Melinda

"Value is important"

3
27/10/2015

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.

Peter P, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
Dear stefaine, thank you for the review. it is nice to hear you like the accommodations. I am sorry that the price was not to your liking. I would like to research why it was that expensive. Was it a special event weekend? please feel free to call me directly so we can discuss this further. thank you once again. melinda (831)784-0176

"Great Stay!"

5
27/10/2015

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.

Peter P, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
I want to thank you for the awesome review. Yes we do care about our guests and their comfort and go out of our way to provide each guest with exceptional service. It will be a pleasure to have you come and stay with us again one day. thank you melinda

"Staying in Salinas"

3
16/10/2015

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.

Peter P, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
dear gail, thank you for the review. I am happy to hear you joined the best western rewards program. I think you will like it. The points never expire and we offer great promotions. we hope to see you again one day. melinda

"Road trip"

4
14/10/2015

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!

Peter P, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
Dear travelergirl, wow that was an great review. We do thank you for taking the time to write it. I am happy to hear that you had a good stay and we do hope you will come back one day. Thank you Melinda

"One of the better Salinas hotels"

4
12/10/2015

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.

Peter P, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
Valencia, thank you for the review, and thank you for allowing us to serve you. We hope you will come back and stay with us again in the future, Melinda

"Make Sure you have your credit card"

3
09/10/2015

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.

Peter P, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Jennifer thank you for the review. Per hotel policy we do not accept cash at check in and we require a credit card present. this protects the hotel and more importantly our guests. If You would like to discuss this further please do not hesitate to contact us. We thank you for staying with us and hope to see you again. I can be reached at (831) 784-0176 Thank You Melinda

"good value"

4
04/10/2015

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.

Peter P, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
Dear James first i want to apologize for the misunderstanding on your payment. I thank you for taking the time to review our property. If you would like to discuss your stay further please contact me directly at (831)784-0176 and ask for Peter. We hope you will consider giving us another try to provide you with excellent customer service.

"Clean and comfortable"

5
28/09/2015

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.

Peter P, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
Dear plasma_9 Wow !! Thank you for the great review, i do thank you for it. We do work hard to provide our guest with a clean and comfortable room. It is nice to be appreciated. I do hope that you will come back and visit us again one day. Thank You Melinda

"Excellent Stay"

4
28/09/2015

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.

Peter P, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
Dear David D, On behalf of the entire team I want to thank you for the awesome review. I have shared your review with the entire staff and it did put a smile on many faces. If ever in our area please come and stay with us again. Thank you Melinda

"clean, easy location, friendly staff"

4
24/09/2015

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.

Peter P, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Cameron, We truly thank you for taking the time to do such a thorough and descriptive review of our property. I really appreciate it.is Reviews such as this one let us know in detail what the customers experience was like. I do hope you had a wonderful time on the peninsula and hope you will be back to visit us again. Thank you once again from my entire team for letting us serve you and we hope to have the honor again. Thank you melinda

"Nice location for our cross state drive"

4
16/09/2015

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.

Peter P, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Salinas Monterey Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Tess N, first I want to say I do hope you and your family enjoyed travelling across California. I do love this state and I am so lucky to live hear. Next, I want to thank you for the awesome review. We do work very very hard to ensure our guest a comfortable and clean stay. If ever you are back in Salinas please stop by and stay again. thank you Melinda