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Howard Johnson Inn Salinas

2.5 of 5
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131 John Street, Salinas, CA 93901
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Ranked #9 of 26 Hotels in Salinas
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On the last night, I did not need my room but was told it was too late to cancel, which I understood. When I got back to the lobby that evening, they were sold out and there were people waiting in the lobby trying to get a room. I asked the person at the desk if I cancelled mine, so... More 

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Thousand Oaks, California
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was not told about free breakfast at check-in, no information about it in the room brochure. Breakfast room had 3 tables for 3 floors of visitors, as things ran out they were not replaced in a timely manner. No sweeteners for coffee available other than sugar. There is free wifi, but was not told about it at check in. Only... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I were traveling with our truck and trailer. The gentleman at the front desk was very kind and provided us with enough space to park everything securely. Bed was comfy and room was clean.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This place is great if you are looking for a quick place to stay. Our room was clean and we had enough space for us to relax and get some rest on our road trip exploring out west. The beds were comfortable and the bathroom space was large enough. There were plenty of towels and our room had a large... More 

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Rancho Cordova, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Good customer service. The bed was terrible and the pillows were worse. We basically came late and left super early so other than the bed and the pillow being horrifically uncomfortable, it was ok. The gun shots that rang out a few times, were a little unsettling too.

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Salinas, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We checked in to find that the room was never cleaned. I called the front desk to be told to wait until the morning to fix the problem. I demanded my money back and was told he would give me clean sheets for me to clean room. He was very upset about me waking him . I will never stay... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Nice up to date clean rooms Beds are comfy plenty of linens and toiletries, hotel staff are friendly. Parking is very minimal, not very easy to find an Entrance to elevator or stairs if your staying on 2nd and 3rd floors. Even though hotel is located pretty close to busy highway it's not too noisy

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Sandpoint, Idaho
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Room was in disrepair and not clean. Staff barely spoke English and got dates all mixed up then tried to blame me for their confusion. Every morning the water tasted like salt and had to run for an extended amount of time. Bathroom exhaust fan did not work and it's cover fell from the ceiling. Vending machine took money but... More 

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