When we arrived, and checked in (my daughter, grandaughter aged 5 and I) delighted to find that we were in the absolute centre of the town with lift access from the car park to our room, I asked if we could see the cathedral from our room. The receptionist changed our room so that we looked out directly onto the cathedral, which was dramatically lit at night (in Spain, they do this so well!). We spent a very comfortable and quiet night and there was no rush to vacate either the room or the car park the next day.
It was altogether a good experience. The room was large and comfortable, the staff extremely pleasant and helpful, and the price right.
Oh, and despite the cold and rain, and the slightly 'disney'-ish feeling of the centre of the city (co-ordinated street signs, twee little gardens and far too many souvenier shops littering the old centre), Salamanca is worth a detour for the cathedral(s) alone, especially the catedral vieja for its serenity in spite of the tourist presence!