My wife and I stayed here for three days in late May. We found the room and hotel (B&B) to be a great location for our side trips, and we found that the old part of Salerno was suprisingly pleasant.
The room is clean and satisfactory, nothing special, but good value. Breakfast was a good buffet each morning. Most people at breakfast were professors (we believe) connected with the University. We did not see other obvious tourists. A little on the high side at 90 Euro per night, but we did not find any better/equivelant bargins. One negative they requuired cash, though all the major credit cards were advertised. They implied it was a temp problem.
If walking, the old town, duomo etc. are right down a set of long steps from the Convento. And ped Zone is an easy walk.
We had a car, and parking is available for 4-5 vehicles. We lucked out and got a space each night.
Day trips were easy to Amalifi (Ravello), Pompei and Pasteum.
Each evening we had a great meal along the pedestrian street (2 blocks above the water). We ate and watched the locals strolling each evening for a few hours. Excellent pasta e fagioli. But, promptly at 9pm it seemed all the shops closed and people disappeared. We walked after dark and felt very safe.
Lots of fun, depending on your disposition, was trying to find the Convento each day after a car trip. We had a GPS, which seems to get us more confused. Each time we ended up lost and driving around little old town streets. The GPS would say Arrived at Destination, and we would scratch our heads. It seems we may have VERTICALLY been below or above our location - but you couldn't get there without a vertical lift. This effort actually is a highlight memory of our trip. GET A SMALL CAR!
I don't recommend spending too much time in the main city of Salerno. See the old town, walk the ped zone, and make day trips - it is just a big city otherwise.