I stayed in a double room with 2 friends while on vacation from Aug 31 -Sept 5, 2012. Our goal was to see San Francisco (1.25 hrs away), and all of Carmel & Pebble Beach (40 min away). Salinas is small, quiet, and perfectly located if you have your own car and enjoy driving. Don't be alarmed by the surrounding low budget motels when you get near the Holiday Inn. It is VERY nice and clean. The ladies who make the daily complimentary breakfast keep the area clean and well stocked with food (breakfast is from 6-10am and get there before 9:30 if you dont want to miss the last of the fresh food). I got a sneak peak of the kitchen one day and Wow - that is a clean kitchen! Seeing it made me feel much better about the breakfast. The lobby was so nice that guests hang out with their families there on busy nights. The rooms are spacious and really clean. Housekeeping comes through around 9-10am, and if you want your room cleaned same day be out of it by then. There are lots of outlets in the rooms and all of ours worked. There is a blow dryer, microwave, and mini-fridge in some rooms along with free internet. There are only 2 open computers near the lobby, so business travelers should keep that in mind. The hotel has easy access to major roads and freeways. For the first time ever I used the laundry facility at a hotel, and theirs is clean and inexpensive ($1 per wash/dry). Definitely bring your own detergent or bleach, and the front desk will give you quarters.
An added bonus (unrelated) is the In-N-Out burger 2 doors down! I would definitely stay at this hotel again.
Caution: Do not eat at Margie's Diner next door. It's really bad food and really old.
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