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Laurel Inn Motel
Ranked #2 of 26 Hotels in Salinas
Eureka, California
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252 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
“Nice for the price!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Salinas is a half way point for us when traveling to Northern Cal. The town is growing, with a lot of newer places to stay and eat. There is a new BJ's and Chipotle by the mall. There is a Black Bear Diner right in the motel parking lot. The Laurel Inn has been a stopping place for me for many years. We found the staff is very friendly. We stayed in room 170, which is in the back area of the motel. It's very quiet back there and the lot is well lit. There is a breeze way to the front where the restaurant and breakfast area are. The decor is a bit tired, but the room was clean. They really do need new (or better) mattresses. Our bed was extremely hard! Their rates are very reasonable. If you're looking for a place to rest while on the road, this is a good, clean, inexpensive choice.

Room Tip: The rooms in the back area are very quiet.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Laurel_Inn801, Guest Relations Manager at Laurel Inn Motel, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
Thank you so much for staying with us at the Laurel Inn, we are so glad you enjoyed your visit. We will gladly do our best to accommodate any preference you have. We look forward to your future reservation.
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San Mateo, California
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69 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

...it is such a great bargain, I had to share it with you. This was the cleanest room I have stayed in in many years. It may have recently been renovated. The location is very convenient. The price is moderate. It is located next to a kid friendly restaurant. The beds and the pillows could use upgrading, but they are much better than comparable hotels. The competition in this area is mostly large chains. The lower priced ones are barely safe. The higher priced ones are expensive for what you receive. The Laurel Inn is perfect and reasonable.

Room Tip: Choose an upstairs room away from the freeway.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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Laurel_Inn801, Guest Relations Manager at Laurel Inn Motel, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
Thank you for the great review, we appreciate it! We are currently in the process of upgrading our mattress covers and pillows. Hope to see you back here soon so you can enjoy the upgrades.
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Modesto, California, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

I was quite impressed with the Laurel Inn Motel & Conference Center. It's location is convenient right off Highway 101, shares parking with Black Bear Diner, and a huge selection of shopping and dining is just over the freeway overpass. The hotel desk clerks were professional and welcoming and answered questions without hesitation. The double queen room was quite spacious and very clean. For two women, it was great to have power outlets on both sides of the vanity for all our hair gadgets and a mini fridge to keep bottled water and leftovers chilled. It felt safe and quiet. We were pleased to see many travelling families in the breakfast room, which was kept clean and well stocked by a warm and friendly attendant. He greeted everyone and saw to it that food items were quickly replaced, trash removed, and tables/counters wiped down. Quite efficient! There was ample and convenient parking. The Black Bear Diner provided quick and easy dining access within steps of our room and the Laurel had 10% discount cards in the lobby which came in handy for our 3 visits. My only complaint would be the shower curtains which didn't seal off very well. I ended up with a couple of floods and had to sop up water. Thankfully, they supply plenty of towels. The beds were firm, but comfortable, and there was plenty of drawers and space for our clothing & bags. There is also a convenience store next door if you need something in a pinch. I will definitely return to the Laurel.

Room Tip: Our room was near the pool. Although facing the freeway, no traffic noise was detected. Downstairs...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Laurel_Inn801, Manager at Laurel Inn Motel, responded to this review, February 20, 2013
Thank you for staying at the Laurel Inn Motel during your visit to the Monterey Peninsula.
We are glad to hear that you were pleased with the service and the accommodations that we offer.

We look forward to having you stay with us again on your next visit to this area.

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Gresham, Oregon
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48 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

We spent 3 nights here while attending a wedding. Room was clean, quiet, and comfortable. Breakfast was very good and nicely presented in a large, well-maintained room. Front desk let us check out late on the 3rd day.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Paul M
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Laurel_Inn801, Manager at Laurel Inn Motel, responded to this review, February 18, 2013
Thank you for choosing the Laurel Inn Motel on your recent trip to the Monterey Peninsula.
We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us.

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Dayton
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114 reviews
84 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

We just spent a week here, for two people in one motel room that is a long time. We had two queen beds. The room was large and very well maintained, the service was great and the beds were very good. There was enough space for all our stuff and it has worked out very well. It is quiet at night even though it is near the freeway. They provide a cold cereal/toast/rolls/yogurt type breakfast. It was a nice drive quick drive to Pebble Beach, Carmel, Pacific Grove and Monterey's Old Fisherman's Wharf. Thanks to all the positive reviews on Trip Advisor we had a great week at a great price!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Laurel_Inn801, Manager at Laurel Inn Motel, responded to this review, February 18, 2013
Thank you for choosing the Laurel Inn Motel during your recent visit to the Monterey Peninsula.
Should you be in this area again, we would hope that you would stay with us again.

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Sault Ste. Marie
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

We had a king room on the main floor. It was spacious and clean. The bed was very comfortable. A free continental breakfast was included. The receptionist was polite. I didd have some trouble using the cocmputer in the lobby. The clerk had to help. Then it was hard to see because the sun was glaring through the window and there was no blind. Took me threee times as long to do what I needed to do.
I chose this motel over others because I had read the tripadvisor reviews. I do have to say it was a bit of a 'let-down'. The cost was less than the motel I originally booked and that made it worthwhile.

Room Tip: get room on lower floor
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank roamingprofessor
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Laurel_Inn801, Manager at Laurel Inn Motel, responded to this review, February 18, 2013
Thank you for choosing the Laurel Inn Motel during your recent visit to the Monterey Peninsula.
With so many motels to pick from, from are very appreciative that you chose us.

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

Stayed here on a recent trip from LA to San Francisco-$68 for a very clean and comfortable room with great wi-fi. Laurel Inn is an easy on and off from Hwy 101, but it is still very quiet at night. I am now retired, but when I was working I had to make many business trips to Salinas and I always stayed at the Laurel. I hadn't been at the Laurel Inn for a few years and I was pleasantly surprised at the improvements made to the property. It was always a good value, but now it is even better. For budget conscious tourists this is a great place to stay in the area since it is just a short drive to Monterey.

Room Tip: A first floor room in the corner is a good location.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Jo Anne A
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Laurel_Inn801, Manager at Laurel Inn Motel, responded to this review, February 18, 2013
Thank you for choosing the Laurel Inn Motel during your recent visit to the Monterey Peninsula.
With so many motels to choose from we appreciate your business.

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Additional Information about Laurel Inn Motel

Property: Laurel Inn Motel
Address: 801 W Laurel Dr, Salinas, CA 93906-2730
Location: United States > California > Salinas
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 26 Hotels in Salinas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Laurel Inn Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 145
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Spanish exterior - 1 mi to city center, 1 mi to major shopping. ... more   less 
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