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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Salinas
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   195 Kern Street, Salinas, CA 93905   |  
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Ranked #2 of 26 hotels in Salinas
Jefferson City, Missouri, United States
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“Nice property!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

Last night of our California vacation, stayed at this nice property enroute to the airport the next day. It was very clean, felt like a new property, friendly staff, spacious room, nice pool house, excellent breakfast.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Alameda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

We recently took a trip to Monterey and I had a room booked at Hyatt Monterey. After reading about the thin walls and having two small children, I started to search for other properties. I was able to get a great deal through Hotwire for $123/night at HIE Salinas. The free parking, breakfast and small amount of rooms helped a lot. Checkin was a breeze and the evening shift employee was a great guy. We got a room on the second floor and did not hear anything the first two nights. The last night Friday we did hear some neighbor noise. We think it was teen aged boys just hanging out. They were all asleept by 11:30 p.m. The breakfast for us was the winner. A good variety of choices and my son would eat three yogurts every morning. Would highly suggest this property and the location right off 101 and very close to Monterey and surrounding areas. It was just a low key, quiet property and reasonable.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012 via mobile

So my family and i needed a hotel for a night and i found out about this one which is close to the east side it was a bit expensive for a suite with 2 queen beds but after staying there i notice it was worth it it was 4pm when we got the room and they had some food at the lobby eggs,bacon,hotdogs and more stuff and they had two pools which was awesome i wish i could go back i will definetly stay there again the room was supee clean.

  • Stayed September 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

We had a two queen bed room (because it was cheaper than the king room) and the lighting was abysmal. Only one lamp between the two beds and it was very tiny so could not be used to see anything on the opposite side of the bed. No table on the opposite side of the bed either. It is a newer hotel and, despite being next to the very busy 101, we did not notice any road noise. Rooms were clean and bathroom was fine. An indoor pool. The usual breakfast stuff. We stayed here two nights and prices seemed high for a Holiday Inn Express, but maybe that was because the California Rodeo was happening. Prices in Salinas usually escalate during the rodeo, but $189 for a room at a Holiday Inn Express? We thought about spending a 3rd night, but the bump up in price (from the $153 at which we reserved the room a couple of months ago) was just too much for a Holiday Inn Express. Especially when, for just a bit more, one can stay at the fabulous Spindrift Inn over in Monterey.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Atlanta, Ga
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

I spent one night here on the way to Napa, from San Simeon. The hotel is fairly new and very clean. The rooms are a good size. Bathroom is large with plenty of room for two people to get ready. Wet bar area and long desk/TV area are a plus. The hotel is off 101 so I requested a room on opposite side of it. It is also located at the end of the street with a large field of cauliflower next to it. Super quiet. Rate was $169 AAA/AARP. Had to drive a bit for dinner....two exits up 101. Snacks only at hotel. Breakfast was included and was pretty standard. A good variety of toas, pastry, pancakes, etc, etc. Starbucks was nearby.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Eureka, California
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

We found this hotel to be clean and comfortable with a helpful and courteous staff. We stayed in a suite with a king bed and a hide-a-bed couch. The suite was very quiet and had everything we needed for our two overnight stays. The breakfasts provided were not exactly healthy, but were more healthy and offered more variety than we are accustomed to. The breakfasts were tasty and met our needs for a short stay. It was definitely nice to have hot food for the morning meal. The pool is of the indoor type and though I did not use it myself, I heard no complaints from family members who did. As noted in other reviews, the bathtubs do back up somewhat with showers. This was not a problem for us, but might well be for others. It is likely a design glitch in the plumbing in this very new structure which cannot be easily resolved. The thermostats for the air conditioning are wall mounted and operate effectively. The Vision treadmills in the fitness center are not the greatest, but they did the job for me. There are two very good restaurants nearby, Margie's Diner, and In 'N Out. There is a CVS pharmacy on the other end of Kern, and just around the corner under the freeway overpass and on the right. Freeway access (US 101) is excellent.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

We stayed one night while driving from Santa Barbara to San Francisco. This place was a very pleasant surprise. Check-in clerk very courteous and honored my request for a quiet room away from ice machines. The room was modern, very clean and quite large. A real gem. Breakfast was more than adequate and I noticed children enjoying the "pancake making machine." I don't think you could find a better place on the road. The hotel is only a few years old.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Also Known As:
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Address: 195 Kern Street, Salinas, CA 93905
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Location: United States > California > Salinas
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Salinas
#2 Business Hotel in Salinas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express & Suites Salinas 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
While lodging in our superior Salinas hotel, guests enjoy free, wireless Internet access, indoor pool and whirlpool, well-equipped Fitness Center, and a complimentary breakfast bar. Check out our Salinas hotel's excellent deals and start planning your trip today.Stay Smart. Stay at a Holiday Inn Express ;) ... more   less 
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