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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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Rating summary
  • 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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Sandpoint, Idaho
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Super nice at check in. They made it simple and quick. The room was clean and fresh, comfy beds. Was nice to see microwave and fridge too. They honored the Internet price too. No frills but none were needed. It felt safe and was clean. That's what we needed.

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Ventra, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Howard Johnson Inn Salinas was very centrally located and easy to find. The front desk personnel was friendly and welcoming. The room were very clean and inviting. Good amenities!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First of all, the area that this hotel is in is terrible (as in scary)! The room was decent...sheets didn't look super clean and we were given only 1 bath towel (thankfully they were quick to get us another), watching TV later in the evening was interesting as we had a greeting of "welcome to Salinas, enjoy your stay" that... More 

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Indio, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My hotel room was very clean, adequate in size and well maintained. I appreciated that it was a smoke free environment. The hotel staff, from the front desk to housekeeping, were gracious and accommodating. The location is great for easy access to Monterey and other nearby towns. The only negative comment I have is that the room walls should be... More 

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Monterey Peninsula, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

ceiling and walls needed work. numerous towels were stained. Bathtub was worn. weird smell in the room; i had to buy scented air freshener. comfortable bed, cold fridge, good microwave, cable tv a +.

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Napa, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

This place, and staff were terrible!! First of all, the photos are not at all what the real thing looks like! My wife and I arrived at this hotel, after having read all the positive reviews, and looked at the photos. What a bad experience this was. Initial impression was that the whole building looked run down. The two men... More 

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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Was exhausted after working the AT&T golf tournament and did not have any expectations for this hotel. What a nice surprise. A nice size room with a king bed, very nice shower, and a nice flat-screen television all made my stay very pleasant. The internet and the morning breakfast were both fine. One nice service touch was the fact that,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Nice facility. Beds are very comfortable, has computer available in lobby (but unable to do much, due to security restrictions/errors) Biggest gripe is that the clc rooms that were usually given are #107, 108, 109. And those rooms have inadequate wi-fi signal. (Esp. 107) Good tv channel selection, but older tube tv's. Also, overheard other person here on business, had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I was a little concerned at first because the prices were so good I thought it was too good to be true but the place was nice and clean and the breakfast was good. I would definitely stay here when I visit my family again. I looked into the Marriott and it was double the price. I do not need... More 

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