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Residence Inn Salinas

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17215 El Rancho Way, Salinas, CA 93907
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cambria, California
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75 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This Residence Inn, conveniently located just off Laurel Drive and Hwy 101, looks spanking new. Our room on the second floor was super-quiet and served an ok buffet breakfast. Being tired after a long day at the Monterey Aquarium and National Steinbeck Center, we opted for an easy bistro dinner at the adjacent Courtyard by Marriott. Staff was courteous and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I walked into the Residence Inn Salinas to check in and immediately asked them to also print me out directions to the 2 closest emergency rooms as my daughter was having stomach pains. She ended up having emergency surgery to remove her appendix and the hotel was good about supplying my other family members with room keys and allowed us... More 

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Las Cruces, NM
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23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in town for golf and sightseeing, staying 6 nights at this Residence Inn. Typically good, clean, good breakfast, and very helpful staff. When our initial room was located near the elevator and the walkway to the back parking lot, the opening and closing of that back door was easy to hear in the room. We requested a different... More 

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DJCarlsen, General Manager at Residence Inn Salinas, responded to this review

Dear GolfCouple88, Thank you for the great feedback, we are very much eager to please, we want our guests to feel comfortable, safe and relaxed. You have chosen to stay with us, so we like to return the favor and provide the comforts of home when traveling. Thank You for allowing us to be a positive part of your trip.... More 

Half Moon Bay, California
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318 reviews
82 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 251 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I spent a long weekend here. The hotel is newer, the rooms are clean, and the breakfast is not bad -- what you would expect from a Residence Inn. The front desk clerks were full of perkiness. My only complaint was the price; $274 before all the taxes. That is very steep for Salinas. There are some fast foot places... More 

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DJCarlsen, General Manager at Residence Inn Salinas, responded to this review

Dear Marfak, Thank you for the feedback and comments regarding the rates as well as the perkiness of our staff, Our seasons are indicative of our rates, however we have great value added rates in our off season times. Once again thank you for leaving positive comments regarding our staff and we look forward to your future stay in Salinas.... More 

California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Average breakfast but the place was clean and comfortable. Better fitness center than what you see in a lot of places. Great set-up with the 2 bedroom unit and while we would have preferred to be closer to the water, I have no complaints. The staff was very nice in all respects.

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DJCarlsen, General Manager at Residence Inn Salinas, responded to this review

Dear seabiscuit58, Thank you for your great comments, We appreciate hearing from our guests knowing our efforts did not go unnoticed. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Yours in Hospitality, DeAnna Carlsen, General Manager More 

Dover, Delaware
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We chose this hotel and not CourtYard (next to it) because we wanted the kitchen Residence offers. The stay was overall pleasant, however: the tub looked dirty (was told the "chemicals" used for cleaning stained it). The toilet had an issue (nearly flooding over), was GIVEN a plunger to resolve ourselves. The towels (hanging when we checked in, supposedly clean),... More 

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DJCarlsen, General Manager at Residence Inn Salinas, responded to this review

Dear Jae900, Thank you so much for your feedback of our hotel. I am deeply sorry we did not meet your expectations I assure you that this is not the norm you should expect from our hotel. The feedback we receive from our valued guests, like you, enables us to target problem areas and take the necessary actions to ensure... More 

Lafayette, California
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11 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Hotel is conveniently located close to Freeway exit and next to a shopping mall. Everything was as expected for this brand - clean everywhere, large room with kitchen and refrigerator, very helpful staff, free breakfast with enough tasty choices but the orange and apple juice was watered more than normal, free social hour ice cream and waffles on Wednessday when... More 

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DJCarlsen, General Manager at Residence Inn Salinas, responded to this review

Dear RPR989, Thank you for taking the time to express your thoughts and concerns. All our staff were so pleased to read your comments, our whole team are really proud of our hotel and pride themselves on their customer service levels and it is always rewarding to see our guests recognizing this. Your comments are highly valuable to us and... More 

Atwater, California, United States
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69 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Exactly what you expect from Residence Inn wherever you go. You can always park near the building's entrance closest to your room. Daily breakfast and Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday social hour provide just the right amount of good food while I'm travelling on business. The wait staff and desk clerks are excellent. Location is in a safe area near great... More 

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DJCarlsen, General Manager at Residence Inn Salinas, responded to this review

Dear Sandra, Thank you for taking the time to express your thoughts and concerns. All our staff were so pleased to read your comments, our whole team are really proud of our hotel and pride themselves on their customer service levels and it is always rewarding to see our guests recognizing this. Your comments are highly valuable to us and... More 

Huntsville, Alabama
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505 reviews
335 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This is a typical Residence Inn with interior hallways. Our studio suite had the typical Normal RI layout and the newer furniture made for a comfortable room. Our room had a fireplace which was welcome on our cool May evening. There was no recycle container in the room but they did take all of the recyclable items I had when... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Never seen such a bad Marriott Group hotel. Booked for four persons. One bed, one sofa bed with very old mattress. We had to make this sofa bed ourselves, there was no cover, no pillow and only two sets of towels. We could change the room. Only the mattress was a little better, the rest not. The pool was very... More 

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DJCarlsen, General Manager at Residence Inn Salinas, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Schmidt, Thank you so much for your feedback of our hotel. I am deeply sorry we did not meet your expectations I assure you that this is not the norm you should expect from our hotel. The feedback we receive from our valued guests, like you, enables us to target problem areas and take the necessary actions to... More 

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