We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 14 Salem hotels

Budget Host Blue Jay Motel

5399 West Main Street, Salem, VA 24153
Hotel amenities
Budget Host Blue Jay Motel
Best prices for: 1 room 1 guest
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
You added Budget Host Blue Jay Motel to your Saves list
Ranked #14 of 14 Hotels in Salem
Write a Review

13 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (3)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
  • Mar-May only
  • Jun-Aug only
  • Sep-Nov only
  • Dec-Feb only
All months
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The motel is a typical old style american motels. We found two big queen size bed with spring mattresses. The room looks old but neat and clean. The bathroom is "funny", quite clean as well. Despite the advice on booking.com, the hotel does not have free wifi, it is only on payment. There is no breakfast included. Overall Blue Jay... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We stopped here because it was the only place on that particular exit. The hotel was pet friendly...only a $5 pet fee, which was nice....but the place was nasty when I pulled back my sheets there was black cat or dog hair all over the sheets I sneezed all night. I should have left and asked for my money back... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I booked this hotel through Priceline as a stop through on my way south. The college graduation filled up the better hotels so this was my last option in the area. The motel is dated and looks like something from the 1970s. The room was dirty with dust piled up throughout. I killed multiple bugs in the one night I... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hogansville, Georgia, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I was not happy when my husband stopped at this motel on our way home from Massachusetts, but, I have to admit it was better than I expected. The view of the mountains from the motel was absolutely beautiful. The rooms are dated, the towels are very thin, and no toiletries are provided; however, the room including the bathroom was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Austin, TX
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
26 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We paid $51+tax ($57) for four people. PROS: * Fairly clean (surprisingly) * In-room fridge & microwave * Almost a good value CONS: * Extremely dated * The clerk (whom I assume was the proprietor) was unfriendly and impolite. Had she smiled even once or not snapped at me I would have given this place an extra star. * $51... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Falls Church, Virginia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Stayed here was a nightmare. WOULD NOT STAY HERE AGAIN!! The name and the place sounds great but ones you in you want to live the place smells very bud. This motel is one of the worse hotel i stain in my my life. The owner of this place need to demolish the building sorry but that is the true.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nashville, Tennessee
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Hospitality / Guest Service: Sucks. The older Indian lady at the front desk was apparently thinking she’s still in India. Pretty rude and confrontational. She wanted to charge my credit card $1 more – “because of all the credit card fees”. I declined. Obviously upset about the fact, she swiped my card through the terminal and threw it back to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Asheville, North Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

I dont care what you other people on here say about this motel, I thought it was OK. I have stayed in worse for sure. The heater was the ULTIMATE!! You couldnt leave it on 10 minutes before you had to turn it off! Yeah..its old...but my sheets were clean, shower was clean and the pressure would peel your dead... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Fairfax, Virginia
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
21 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2011

Stayed here en route back from Charlotte when I was overtired and needed a place to stay and the Holiday Inn Express on the way was booked up. Would not stay here again. Sheets, beds, and bathroom were outdated and needed improvement. There were cigarette burns and for some reason they put me in a smoking room when I asked... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
greenville, sc
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2010

It took all night to get the motel room warm. The shower was the oldest, dirtiest shower i have ever seen. There was no shampoo or conditioner in the room, and when we asked the motel clerk she did not have any either. Just a old run down motel with horrible accomidations. i wouldnt stay here again for the price.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Budget Host Blue Jay Motel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Budget Host Blue Jay Motel

Address: 5399 West Main Street, Salem, VA 24153
Location: United States > Virginia > Salem
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 14
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Priceline and Odigeo so you can book your Budget Host Blue Jay Motel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

7 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (7)
Hotel & grounds (4)
View from room (2)
Bathroom (1)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay