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Econo Lodge Salinas

1.5 of 5
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180 South Sanborn Road, Salinas, CA 93905
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Ranked #16 of 26 Hotels in Salinas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

One of the nicest places I've visited, the friendly staff and clean accommodations were perfect. Located minutes from the Monterey Peninsula, this hidden gem offers lodging at a fraction of what you'd pay in Monterey or Carmel.

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West Linn, OR
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I would urge Choice Hotels to send a rep out to review this property to determine why they'd want their brand name on it. The smell of sewage permeates the air from the exposed "cover" about 15 feet from the office, according to the manager, the smell is caused by a nearby grocery store dumping expired dairy products into the... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

There wasn't much good to say at this place. $149.99 for a room was a ridiculous price for a 1 star motel. The door had a gap so large the sun was shining through it. The shower had mold around the edges. Neighborhood was very shady looking. It was worth about $39.99 and that's stretching it. Rundown, old, nasty looking... More 

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Middlebury, Vermont
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Several years ago-- 2011-- I stayed about a month in this fine place. It was clean, had a good bathtub-- essential for me as I am an amputee and cannot stand in the shower-- and was within walking distance to the city bus. From the main city bus station one can easily take buses to San Francisco, San Jose, Carmel,... More 

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West Sussex
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55 reviews 55 reviews
17 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

The hotel is fine. As one would expect from one in this chain, it is clean but unpretentious. Breakfast (coffee and a pastry) is provided in a tiny reception area, but there is a good Dennys on the road to Monterey. The area seems on the surface to be a little sinister, but we met some cheery Mexicans in the... More 

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San Jose, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

We chose this hotel because it's at the edge of the city near 101 North & South access. First impression to some guest might be negative (see pictures.) Inside our room we felt safe, The room is rather crowded and tight. The shower is just a shower, no tub. Our room was clean, everything works (though dated.) Limited on info... More 

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Santa Clarita, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

While we didn't love the area, Andy the manager was phenomenal!! He found a room for me at 10pm at night, at a great price, when my reservation elsewhere was not acceptable. He went out of his way to make sure I was happy with the room. When we accidentally left something in the room, he packaged it up and... More 

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Kent, Washington
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

We made a 3 day reservation online with booking.com, drove 18 hours, arrived at 11:30 pm and could get NO RESPONSE from the night bell after 15-20 minutes of trying. Loud construction workers on the outside entry walkways, having loud hispanic music and beer party, a female frequent "guest" escorting a "pal" down the stairs said she often can not... More 

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Tigard, Oregon
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8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

T he staff is pleasant and helpful. My concerns began when I drove to my room amidst the open room doors with shouting from the beer drinking construction workers who occupied the rooms. The banter continued for some time with them standing outside their rooms, mine in the middle, shouting across to other open door rooms. NOTE! The immediate flag... More 

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Chino Hills, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

The room is cleaner than I expected but the room is outdated. One of the cheapest in the area. No microwave nor firdge in the room. Heater is not working. Complimentary breakfast is very minimal, not much to eat. If you are budget traveler, it would be OK, but other than that I will not stay again.

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