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Best 5 Motel

1010 Fairview Ave, Salinas, CA 93905
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Ranked #20 of 26 hotels in Salinas
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best 5 is a standard no-frills , quant hotel. Rooms were clean and charming. The management was friendly and helpful in providing information about the area. The desk clerks were also pleasant to deal with. It was right off the 101 and close to gas and food. The proximity to Laguna seca was the main reason I stayed. It's probably... More

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Santa Fe, NM
18 reviews 18 reviews
16 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped at this motel after traveling for 14 hours and were plain tired. Wished we could have mustered up a little more energy to look into another hotel. This place is dirty and not in the best part of town. The big tip off should have been the bullet proof glass between me and the hotel clerk upon check-in.... More

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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

I had a coupon(from hotelcoupons.com which was roomsaver.com) Stayed 10/15/13. So I went here(Best 5 Motel,Salinas) on the way to the bay area. I stayed in room 105. Wifi was not working,the pool was closed for repairs,bed not comfortable and lots of security(reminded me of a jail(I used to teach in juv. hall) Everything else worked ok. Good value for... More

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Sherman Oaks
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

At 930pm, I was desperate to find a last-minute, under-$100 room on a Monterey car-show weekend; pretty much everything online was booked from Santa Cruz south (although King City--another 40 minutes south--had a few $65 rooms left). Found "Best 5 Motel" with google, they had rooms. This is a basic, freeway-handy two-story motel; felt like former 70s-chain limping along on... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Service was nice, room was clean. I would not recommend due to the location. All night there are bucket cars, and shady looking people walking, driving lurking around. You would think they cameras would work for the purposes of keeping weird people off the property but they get to sit infront of your room doing whatever. Horrible location.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

First off, the staff was incredibly friendly and accommodating. My husband and I had been driving all night, so when I finally convinced him that we needed to get some sleep, we took the exit for the next motel we saw right off the freeway. For a Saturday night, the room was affordable and well within our budget. The room... More

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San Diego, California
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

Despite booking online with reputable service, this motel refused to provide a room with two beds. There are MANY MANY rooms in this place but the manager swore he had none with two beds, and I must take two rooms, and NOT at the lower internet rate! I had tired children with me which left me no choice, and he... More

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jay p, Manager at Best 5 Motel, responded to this review

Firstly, Thank you for choosing Best5 Motel. At Best 5 Motel, we greatly value our customers and aim to accomodate and cater to our customers requests whenever possible. During your stay, it was the busiest period and truely there were no more 2 beds available. The senior management does not tolerate redundant vacant rooms and holds us accountable for such... More

San Francisco, California, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

This motel had one of the best wi-fi systems that we encountered considering all the motels we stayed in during our trip. The rooms were tidy and clean. Personnel was friendly and gave great travelling advice. One downside of this motel is that it's a bit far off from Monterey if you want to go there. It takes approximately 20... More

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jay p, General Manager at Best 5 Motel, responded to this review

Thank You so much for your positive review. It is always a pleasure to serve our customers. We always hope to keep up to all our customers expectations and strive to do better. Thank you once again and we hope to be a part of your trip if you choose to come to the Monterrey county again. More

Monterey, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2012

I booked 2 rooms with this hotel this week for my tenants. I am a property manager. We had to put in new tile in their apartment and they wanted to stay close to their home. SO we went with Best 5 Motel. I did not meet the owner but Mr. Patel was very friendly and was able to do... More

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jay p, General Manager at Best 5 Motel, responded to this review

Thank you Jana. We are happy that u'll enjoyed ur stay with us. Infact it always motivates all of us out here when we see that our guest appriciate efforts we put inside to make ur stay more & more comfortable. We take this opportunity to relate with all the readers of this review that we out here at Best... More

Eskilstuna, Sweden
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2011

-unfriendly staff (they did not find the reservation, they complained that we booked with AAA rate even though we were not members, which we obviously didn't do on purpose, etc.) -disgusting hotel room. It was both old and unclean. -water in the bathroom did not work or hardly work. -Internet did not work at all -Breakfast closed at 10. We... More

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jay p, Manager at Best 5 Motel, responded to this review

Dear sir/ madam, We are truly sorry for your bad experience at our motel. We at Best 5 motel try to give our customers the best possible service possible, but like all businesses things happen that could have been avoided and we are truly regretful for the same. We had hired new staff and we were in a transition. It... More

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Address: 1010 Fairview Ave, Salinas, CA 93905
Location: United States > California > Salinas
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