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Best 5 Motel

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   1010 Fairview Ave, Salinas, CA 93905
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Ranked #10 of 26 hotels in Salinas
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Santa Barbara, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I were traveling up the coast from los angeles and we moved from highway 1 to the 101 and we were beat and needed a place to stay. This motel was located right off the 101 freeway with easy access to the freeway. We were pleasantly surprised as we were greeted with warm cookies and water bottles... More

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Portland
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6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I recently stayed at the 5 motel during my trip to Pebble Beach for the concours d elegance. I was driven to the "5" by the price and proximity to destination areas. The hotel room was priced quite high but was the most affordable in the area during car week. I was driven to stay in Salinas due to the... More

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Madrid, Spain
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went with 2 girlfriends to a California road trip, that was our 3 hotel, I do regret have stay there, the receptionist was ok, but it was like a massive glass in between her and us, that big that a bit concern I asked her how safe was crossing the road to go to the shop to buy dinner,... More

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Best5GM, Front Office Manager at Best 5 Motel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for writing a review of our property and for staying with us. I am sorry for the issues you had during your stay with us. We'd like to obtain additional detail regarding your recent stay so I have sent you a private message. It should be noted, that since your stay, ownership and management has... More

Burbank, CA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was sent here after my hotel in Seaside overbooked. At first I was incredibly angry with the hotel which sent me all the way to Salinas at what appeared to be a lower end motel. Upon arrival my mindset changed. The hotel was newly painted and nicely maintained. The front desk staff was incredibly friendly and very accommodating. We were... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 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
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

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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Torrance
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
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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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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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Tustin
1 review
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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Address: 1010 Fairview Ave, Salinas, CA 93905
Location: United States > California > Salinas
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Hotel Class:2 star — Best 5 Motel 2*
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