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Laurel Inn Motel

801 West Laurel Drive, Salinas, CA 93906
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Ranked #4 of 26 Hotels in Salinas
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
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12 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First impressions were bad with receptionist having no customer service skills, ignoring my questions re breakfast times etc, then giving me the worst room for highway noise, despite having requested a quiet room & being booked for weeks. She then changed me to another room, again extremely noisy but at the other end of the complex, saying she had nothing... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Laurel Inn for only one night, but it wasn't very good. Wifi didn't work, then started working the next morning. It was very slow internet. The air conditioner is verrrrry loud and it was difficult to sleep with. The bathroom is not private, it's just open. The only private area is a tiny room with a toilet... More 

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Thousand Oaks, California, United States
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27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have reviewed this motel a few times in recent years here in tripadvisor. Visiting Salinas at times for well over 30 years, I always try to stay here at the Laurel Inn. I reserved three rooms on this visit over the 4th of July Holiday Weekend, for my wife and I, two adult daughters in another and the third,... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On our way from the coast to Central California we stopped over for a night. I was nervous because it was more reasonably priced than some of the other listings and I was afraid of some of the reviews that mentioned security and noise concerns. I was pleasantly surprised! This is actually one I would go back to for a... More 

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

Thank you for making the Laurel Inn your choice on your recent visit to the Monterey Peninsula. 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 

Los Molinos, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we needed an overnight place for a quick stopover in Salinas, CA and decided to give an older motel a chance. we'd never stayed there before and were quite pleased with the room. the a/c worked fine and the room was good, the bed was nice enough but I think motel/hotel beds are not standard size. we have a queen... More 

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Laurel_Inn801, 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 look forward to seeing you in the future. More 

Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wanted something clean and decent in Salinas that wasn't insanely pricey but was a step above the typical budget motel. This was a three diamond (out of five) hotel in the AAA guidebook. It was a middle of the road choice in terms of price and attributes. It was the Goldilocks choice for us--just right. The property is right off... More 

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

Thanks for making Laurel Inn Motel the choice of stay at . Im glad that we were able to meet your expectations. We look forward in seeing you again in the future. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hubs and I were hear for in laws wedding anniversary celebration. They've been staying here every year for a long time. No complaints. For the price you get a decent sized clean room with AC and heat. Breakfast is similar to major mid range brands. Super nice staff. Ask for room in the back side. It's quieter.

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

Thank you for making the Laurel Inn your choice on your recent visit to the Monterey Peninsula. We are meticulous in our effort to meet and exceed our guests’ expectations. . I am pleased to know you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you soon. More 

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24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We like to try independent motels when we're on a road trip, and this fit the bill. The location was very convenient, right off the 101. However, our room fronted the main street, and was pretty noisy, with traffic until late in the night. The windows need updating, and are definitely not soundproof. We understood why our bedroom window had... More 

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Monmouth, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Convenient,easy to find motel just off main road,though this does make it quite noisy. Nice to have a pool but feels quite public in the middle of the car park.. Breakfast very nice and served by a very cheerful and helpful gentleman. Black Bear Diner next door convenient for a quick supper. Overall recommend for a night's stay en route... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We stayed here on the Saturday night of Memorial Day weekend. We booked ahead and got a reasonable price for the night. The rooms were clean the king bed was comfortable. We stayed in the 'back' area which was very quiet. The breakfast was extremely full due to the amount of guests. You can only eat in the breakfast room... More 

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