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Western Motel
Ranked #12 of 25 Hotels in Salinas
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“Small, but affordable rooms.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2012

Our family of four, including two kids of the age of 3.5 and 5 years, was looking for some affordable accommodation in Monterey for a visit of the Monterey Bay aquarium, but had no luck finding anything in Montery. After some searching around we found this little motel, which had rooms with queen sized beds for around $70, which seemed a fair price for a room with an ensuite bathroom given that most places in Monterey and Selinas were either booked or over priced.

The rooms are small and won't fit four people, hence we had to book two. The rooms have a little fridge and an ensuite bathroom with a bathtub, which helps with kids who don't like showers. There is no breakfast at this place, but First Awakenings in Salinas has some outstanding breakfast and is only a 5min. drive from this motel. On the contrary this motel has free internet, which is fast enough to do some serious travel planning and allowed us to further plan our trip.

The area the motel is in is fairly quite, but that also means that the town centre is a 5min. drive away. From here to Monterey Bay aquarium it takes you about 30min., which is not too bad for a visit. All in all we thought this place was a good alternative to the more expensive places around the area.

As far as service is concerned we only had some short interactions with the front desk, which was efficient and friendly.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Western Motel
Address: 6 S Wood St, John St. exit off Hwy 101, Salinas, CA 93905-3104
Location: United States > California > Salinas
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Ranked #12 of 25 Hotels in Salinas
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Hotel Class:2 star — Western Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 23
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