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Laurel Inn Motel

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   801 West Laurel Drive, Salinas, CA 93906
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Although this hotel is a little far from Monterey, we really enjoyed our stay here. We asked for a quiet room, which I would recommend doing. The room was totally clean, the beds were comfortable, and the breakfast was wonderful. I would definitely recommend this to anyone on a budget. It was perfect for my family.

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Iqaluit, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed one night during my Big Sur trip. Quiet neighborhood. Shopping, all kinds of restaurants very close by.Room nice and big with very comfortable beds. Nice pool. Breakfast tasty, but not enough tables and only one time access with ticket :( A bit pricey, but overall pretty good :)

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Laurel_Inn801, Guest Relations Manager at Laurel Inn Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing the Laurel Inn during your recent visit to Monterey County. Our property’s central location provides our guests to all that the Peninsula has to offer. We appreciate your business and look forward to your future reservation. More

Stockton, CA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have stayed at the Laurel Inn many times as my husband has family in Salinas but this is the first time we have had a room that faced the street. There is a fire house a few blocks up the street so between that and the well traveled street it was noisier than we remembered. It's always clean, comfortable... More

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Laurel_Inn801, Guest Relations Manager at Laurel Inn Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for making the Laurel Inn your choice during your recent visit to Salinas. Our front desk staff will make every effort to accommodate a specific request. The Black Bear Diner is an excellent choice for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Your repeat business is greatly appreciated and we look forward to your future reservations. More

Issaquah, Washington
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58 reviews 58 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed again at the Laurel Inn this year with the Alpha Romeo Car Club and there have been new upgrades to the bed linens and even a new hot tub. Rooms were very reasonable and included a continental breakfast each morning. This is a very quiet hotel and had good access to Laguna Seca and Monterey. Book early though... More

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Laurel_Inn801, Guest Relations Manager at Laurel Inn Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of our property. I am delighted that your stay was pleasant. Our property’s central location provides our guests with easy access to the race track and the Monterey Peninsula. We appreciate your business and look forward to your future reservations. More

Bay Area, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We needed to book a motel off 101 between Silicon Valley and central Calif (Pismo Beach) The reviews were good, so we booked The Laurel Inn. For a motel, it's pretty nice. Lightly heated pool, comfortable beds, clean room, safe grounds, good restaurant on site. Also, a decent breakfast room. The same room would easily be $100-$200 more per night... More

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Laurel_Inn801, Guest Relations Manager at Laurel Inn Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for making the Laurel Inn your choice during your recent trip through Monterey County. Room #243 is a great choice for families. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your return. More

Long Beach, CA
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77 reviews 77 reviews
19 hotel reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Second time staying here. First the good: refurbished pool and hot tub; rooms appear to have also been refurbished. The rates are still competitive [about $25.00 less per night than the Hampton]. The not so good: there are no public restrooms at the pool or available elsewhere nearby; request for ground floor room ignored.

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Laurel_Inn801, Guest Relations Manager at Laurel Inn Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a review, your feedback is very important to us. We will make every effort to accommodate a guests’ specific request. I apologize that we were unable to do so in this instance. We appreciate your business and look forward to your future reservations. More

Cherryville, North Carolina, USA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice, extra large rooms. Clean, quiet, and affordable. Breakfast was standard fare and was adequate to get us on the road. Check in staff was friendly. Absolutely no issues or problems with our one night stay here. Good resturant located on property. Highly recommend.

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Laurel_Inn801, Guest Relations Manager at Laurel Inn Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of our property. I am delighted to see your stay was enjoyable. We appreciate your business and look forward to your return. More

Millville, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

(copied and pasted from my personal review on Expedia... so please forgive me for not retyping!) Booked 2 nights Memorial Day weekend (was doing the Santa Cruz/Monterey sightseeing gig) and I had booked the Laurel Inn Salinas because I got 2 nights for the price of 1 in Monterey! Exceptionally easy to find (right off 101), counter staff were very... More

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Laurel_Inn801, Guest Relations Manager at Laurel Inn Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for making the Laurel Inn your choice on your recent visit to Salinas. I am delighted to see you enjoyed your stay. We are meticulous in our effort to meet and exceed our guests’ expectations. We appreciate your business and look forward to your future reservations. More

Oceanside, California
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78 reviews 78 reviews
11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This motel is an excellent choice at the price point. My room was clean, the breakfast was continental sparse but free, the front desk cookies were very good, in short this is a good deal and I would return.

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Laurel_Inn801, Guest Relations Manager at Laurel Inn Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for making the Laurel Inn your choice on your recent visit to Salinas. The entire staff works with meticulous care to ensure your stay is enjoyable. We appreciate your business and look forward to your future reservations. More

Salt Lake City
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85 reviews 85 reviews
25 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We spent one night at the Laurel Inn Motel. It is older, but it is very clean and well maintained. The woman who checked us in was very nice. The room was spacious, clean, and comfortable. We didn't use the pool, but it looked nice. Breakfast was typical, but good enough. The price was very reasonable and one of the... More

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Laurel_Inn801, Guest Relations Manager at Laurel Inn Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. I am delighted to see your stay was pleasant and enjoyable. We appreciate your business and look forward to your future reservations. More

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Address: 801 West Laurel Drive, Salinas, CA 93906
Location: United States > California > Salinas
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Hotel Class:2 star — Laurel Inn Motel 2*
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