We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Residence Inn Salinas

Certificate of Excellence
Hotel website
Hotel deals
Hotel packages
17215 El Rancho Way, Salinas, CA 93907
Special Offer
Mobile Check-In
Book on
TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with Residence Inn to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
1 room 1 adult
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
Residence Inn Salinas
View Map
Add Photo Write a Review

210 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Phoenix, Arizona
Level Contributor
39 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The property was chosen since we were staying for eight nights with 4 adults. We stayed at a two bedroom suite. The property was clean and we enjoyed the the mornings breakfast. I was little concerned about the safety of the property. The area we were in the outdoor entrance did not lock even though we reported it to the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Peggyjneely
DJCarlsen, General Manager at Residence Inn Salinas, responded to this review

Thank very much for the positive feedback regarding out hotel and breakfast! Your comments have been shared with our engineering team to assure any safety and security concerns are addressed immediately to make our travelers feel safe. Onvr again THANK YOU and we look forward to your next visit to the area. Yours in Hospitality, DeAnna Carlsen. General Manager More 

Salinas, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Will summarize as best I can. Key entry only with camera's on site. Staffed 24 hours Breakfast served every single day and early (and that is especially good for those of us with really early work hours). Fresh and I mean "fresh" fruit. Melons and pineapple sliced fresh. Expecting mail or packages? They notify you and often will bring it... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jan C
DJCarlsen, General Manager at Residence Inn Salinas, responded to this review

Jan, Thank you very much for sharing your experience with us. I was delighted to read your review and your very kind comments regarding the STAFF, facilities and services that we offer. It is greatly appreciated when our visitors have enjoyed their experience with us, so much so, that they share this experience with us and other reviewers. We would... More 

San Francisco
Level Contributor
93 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is in a quiet area in Salinas. Half an hour drive to Monterey, so not very convenient if you want to do activities in the area. We had a two bedroom unit for the family. Kitchen is very basic. Utensils were very scarce; not enough plates, cups, glasses, etc. Otherwise, a comfortable place to stay.

Helpful?
Thank Ronin28
DJCarlsen, General Manager at Residence Inn Salinas, responded to this review

Dear Ronin28, Thank you for the feedback, we will look into the kitchen essentials concern you expressed, we encourage all of our guests to share the experience with us during their stay so that we can properly correct any situations that arise so that the stay is comfortable and they leave with a positive outlook on the Residence Inn Salinas.... More 

Salinas, California
Level Contributor
168 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As Residence Inns go, this one scores low on external appearance. Inside it's better, but the one-bedroom units are cramped -- small rooms with too much furniture. The public rooms are fine, and a good place for their breakfast service or occasional late-in-the-day snacks. Staff is well-trained, friendly and very accommodating. Also, there's plenty of parking area. Most important for... More 

Helpful?
Thank palshaw
DJCarlsen, Manager at Residence Inn Salinas, responded to this review

Dear Palshaw, Thank you for sharing your comments about your recent stay with us. We value your feedback, especially as a long term guest. We strive to make our property a home for our guests. We are happy to hear that you felt our staff was so accommodating. Many of our long term guests and even their pets become like... More 

singapore
Level Contributor
40 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Like all the rest residence Inn, there is kitchen provided. We booked the hotel for 3 and took the king size bed with sofa bed. The sofa bed was super uncomfortable. I practically did not sleep for the whole night. There is a walmart nearby so it is easy.

Helpful?
Thank snowapple
DJCarlsen, Manager at Residence Inn Salinas, responded to this review

Dear snowapple, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your recent stay. We appreciate your feedback. We do understand how important comfort and a good night sleep is when you are away from home. We do apologize that the sofa bed was so uncomfortable. Thank you for sharing this with us. Your comments assist us in identifying... More 

Oklahoma
Level Contributor
212 reviews
67 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

I've stayed at this hotel several times. It's convenient and comfortable, but there is also a shortage of Marriott properties in the Salinas - Monterey area. The hotel is a typical Residence Inn with the traditional design throughout. The hotel is located conveniently near Hwy 101 on the NW side of Salinas. It's not far from anything in Salinas, and... More 

Helpful?
Thank Keith T
DJCarlsen, General Manager at Residence Inn Salinas, responded to this review

Dear KeithT, Thank you very much for sharing your experience with us. I was delighted to read your review and your very genuine comments regarding our Hotel, facilities and services that we offer. It is greatly appreciated when our visitors have enjoyed their experience with us, so much so, that they share this experience with us and other reviewers. We... More 

Denman Island, British Columbia
Level Contributor
16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

My wife and I and our 20 lb Westie stayed here yesterday. It is a really nice place, and we were happy with the special price of $149 when we booked our room over the phone directly with them, after seeing it advertised on Tripadvisor as pet friendly. We have a small dog and were on the 6th night of... More 

Helpful?
Thank Lambertchannel
DJCarlsen, General Manager at Residence Inn Salinas, responded to this review

Dear Lambertchannel, Thank you very much for the great feedback! Your comment has not gone unheard in regards to the pet fees assessed at each Marriott property and how they differ. Marriott is currently reviewing with the pet friendly brand how to make the pet fees a win win for both sides as we are still required to use the... More 

Hot Springs, Arkansas
Level Contributor
34 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for a couple of nights in mid-September. Didn't utilize any amenities but breakfast. Clean hotel in need of some updating and tlc. No complaints really. Bed wasn't super comfortable but tolerable. Felt safe inside the hotel although parking lot after dark was a bit concerning. Convenient for early morning flight out of San Jose.

Helpful?
Thank KELOFF
DJCarlsen, General Manager at Residence Inn Salinas, responded to this review

Dear KELOFF, Thank you very much for the great feedback! Your comments are shared with staff and we celebrate every positive feedback we get as well as focus on the ones needing improvement. We look forward to your next visit to the area. Yours in Hospitality, DeAnna Carlsen, General Manager More 

Laguna Niguel, California
Level Contributor
117 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Typical Residence Inn. No parking charge as opposed to staying in Monterey if you don't mind a 30 min drive to get to attractions. The area is quiet. A few chain restaurants close by and a Walmart where you can buy food if you choose to cook.

Helpful?
Thank Nothomemuch
DJCarlsen, General Manager at Residence Inn Salinas, responded to this review

Dear Nothomemuch, Thank you very much for the feedback! Your comments are shared with staff and we celebrate every positive feedback we get as well as focus on the ones needing improvement. We look forward to your next visit to the area. Yours in Hospitality, DeAnna Carlsen, General Manager More 

Sacramento, California
Level Contributor
96 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

I was only here for one night for work but if you need a kitchen, this is your place. The rooms are very large with a full-size fridge, sink and cabinets. It was extremely quiet which was a huge plus. The workout space is a closet that has three machines right next to each other and space for one person... More 

Helpful?
Thank FamilyontheMove_12
DJCarlsen, General Manager at Residence Inn Salinas, responded to this review

Dear FamilyontheMove, Thank you for the great feedback. We are in the Hospitality Industry, we treat every guest with the respect and kindness they are entitled too. It is important that our staff enjoy their work and I was happy to read they made a positive impression. Yours in Hospitality, DeAnna Carlsen, General Manager More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

34 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (13)
Viewed
Bathroom (3)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (1)
Viewed
Room/suite (3)
Viewed
Other (5)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (21)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Room/suite (12)
Viewed
Business center/function rooms (1)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (2)
Viewed
Other (3)
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Salinas
2.5 mi away
Hampton Inn & Suites Salinas
0.1 mi away
Courtyard by Marriott Salinas Monterey
1.9 mi away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Salinas
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
2.0 mi away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Salinas Valley Inn & Suites
2.0 mi away
BEST WESTERN Salinas Monterey Hotel
2.0 mi away
Comfort Inn & Suites Salinas
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay