$79 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jul 29, 2014 Check-out: Jul 31, 2014

Howard Johnson Inn Salinas

2 stars
131 John Street, Salinas, CA 93901
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.2
out of 5
32 reviews
Great stay.

I like the cleanliness of this hotel. I'd definitely come back. See full review

  • Business women08
  • Oct 21, 2013
everything you need, nothing you don't

clean rooms, great continental breakfast. I would definitely recommend anyone looking for a great... See full review

  • Max529
  • Nov 19, 2013
100 Percent Non Smoking Facility. Complimentary Continental Breakfast. Free High Speed Internet - Wired and Wireless. In Room Microwave and Refrigerator. Business Center. No pets allowed ADA defined service animals are welcome at this hotel.

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Ice machine
Dining
Coffee maker in room
Services
24 hour front desk
Express check in
Express checkout
Security
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Room
AM/FM alarm clock
Desk with lamp
Free newspaper
TV remote control
Cribs available
Ironing board

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Hotel Map

36.6705 -121.6509
Area description
Business district

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
02:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (32)

Ratings and reviews for Howard Johnson Inn Salinas

Overall score

3.2 / 5
5.01.0
32 out of 32
Amenities:
3.3
Room cleanliness:
3.4
Hotel staff:
3.8
Room comfort:
3.4
Location:
3.3
Value:
3.3

69% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Howard Johnson Inn Salinas

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Lucho77
San Francisco
Jun 26, 2014

Good for one night

Good for a one night if you need to be close to Monte Rey and all the hotels are booked.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
2
Value:
3
Review of Howard Johnson Inn Salinas

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Max529
Los Angeles, CA
Nov 19, 2013

everything you need, nothing you don't

clean rooms, great continental breakfast. I would definitely recommend anyone looking for a great deal to book this hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
5
Review of Howard Johnson Inn Salinas

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Business women08
Business
San Jose, California
Oct 21, 2013

Great stay.

I like the cleanliness of this hotel. I'd definitely come back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Howard Johnson Inn Salinas

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
PapaBurgh
Stockton, CA
Oct 19, 2012

Served it's Purpose

Everything was worth th money paid for the room. Only neg. was the jacuzzie bathtube/ shower didn't was clean but had a gray ring stain. it was also small. I wouldn't fill it up with water and sit in it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

Mall & resturants were one exit north of hotel.

Review of Howard Johnson Inn Salinas

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Derek11
San Francisco, CA
Sep 4, 2012

Was Just Right

Clean, Quiet, Friendly, & Helpful...all that I could ask for.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Howard Johnson Inn Salinas

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Dandy Candy
Business
Salinas, CA
Aug 3, 2012

Great Business stay

It was a very pleasant place to stay for a business trip.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Howard Johnson Inn Salinas

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Motts
Turlock, CA, USA
Aug 18, 2011

Good for the money!

Clean and quiet. Good parking, free breakfast and wireless Internet.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
5
Review of Howard Johnson Inn Salinas

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Motts
Turlock, CA, USA
Aug 18, 2011

Good for the money!

Clean and quiet. Good parking, free breakfast and wireless Internet.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
5
Review of Howard Johnson Inn Salinas

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
crazy penguin
Orange County, CA
Aug 13, 2011

HoJo, you win.

I was in town for some errands, with a little trip to the Monterey Bay Aquarium only ~16 miles away. The weather was great: ~69 degrees F, slightly overcast in Monterey, during early August. I'm the kind of traveler that brings my own food and drink (when driving, not flying), so a microwave and refrigerator are always great amenities for me to have. Every room in HoJo Salinas has both these things. The AC/heater isn't temperature control; the buttons are: off, hi (AC), low (AC), fan, and heater... something like that. And there's a dial to control the intensity. Good enough for me. The TV is ... digital cable? Or satellite. Not sure which. Plenty of channels. The remote worked well (batteries weren't dead). The 1/2 bath is convenient, containing the bathtub and toilet. Just outside are two sinks. HoJo also has a cool policy in which if you forget any personal toiletries, e.g. toothbrush, you can call up the front desk and get one for free. I didn't try it though, since I have my own. There was also an iron and ironing board, if you need to straighten some nice clothes. Overall, the room was decently clean. I don't have a UV/black light to check out stuff, but whatever. I had a few family members with me who was hoping for a pool. This HoJo didn't have one. Oh well. The free breakfast was pretty good: bagels and toast to be used with a 4-slot toaster, muffins, ready-to-cook waffle mix with a waffle maker, cream cheese, jellies, butter, milk in the fridge, coffee, apple juice, water, OJ (out at the time). Mmm, waffles. These were all on one counter in the breakfast area, which had 3 or so tables with chairs. A TV was off to the side, just outside the area but viewable and audible. One thing that disappointed me was the staff: while they were nice (front desk manager and cleaning ladies), my room hadn't been cleaned and stocked. Check-in was at 2pm and I arrived at 4pm! For that reason I would like to give the staff 3/5 stars, but there's another reason that makes me put them at 4/5: My original reservation was for 3 nights, but on the second night I decided I needed to check out a night earlier than planned. Booking through Orbitz, I got a stay 2 nights save 20% deal, and this HoJo's policy was that 100% non-refundable. I called Orbitz, who tried to call HoJo to no avail -- the HoJo front desk was supposedly not picking up. I went down to see the front desk, talked to him, gave him the Orbitz phone number, and he authorized Orbitz to refund me for checking out 1 day early. He was very friendly and accommodating. Again, all this happened despite the official policy of 100% non-refundable. Very cool. Anyways, as for location, I already wrote that it's close to Monterey. A block away the intersection is S. Main St, and down that there are many typical chain restaurants and grocery stores. In fact, Salinas is a small town so you can get anywhere really fast. I think this HoJo would be a good stay for those watching the Laguna Seca races. It's about 14 miles away if I recall correctly. Oh yeah, my family and I weren't the only ones staying at the HoJo who headed over to the aquarium. Yup, pretty close. Overall, I liked this HoJo in Salinas. I would stay again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

Monterey Bay Aquarium, although kind of expensive at ~$30 per ticket, is a superb attraction for the kids.

Review of Howard Johnson Inn Salinas

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
crazy penguin
Orange County, CA
Aug 13, 2011

HoJo, you win.

I was in town for some errands, with a little trip to the Monterey Bay Aquarium only ~16 miles away. The weather was great: ~69 degrees F, slightly overcast in Monterey, during early August. I'm the kind of traveler that brings my own food and drink (when driving, not flying), so a microwave and refrigerator are always great amenities for me to have. Every room in HoJo Salinas has both these things. The AC/heater isn't temperature control; the buttons are: off, hi (AC), low (AC), fan, and heater... something like that. And there's a dial to control the intensity. Good enough for me. The TV is ... digital cable? Or satellite. Not sure which. Plenty of channels. The remote worked well (batteries weren't dead). The 1/2 bath is convenient, containing the bathtub and toilet. Just outside are two sinks. HoJo also has a cool policy in which if you forget any personal toiletries, e.g. toothbrush, you can call up the front desk and get one for free. I didn't try it though, since I have my own. There was also an iron and ironing board, if you need to straighten some nice clothes. Overall, the room was decently clean. I don't have a UV/black light to check out stuff, but whatever. I had a few family members with me who was hoping for a pool. This HoJo didn't have one. Oh well. The free breakfast was pretty good: bagels and toast to be used with a 4-slot toaster, muffins, ready-to-cook waffle mix with a waffle maker, cream cheese, jellies, butter, milk in the fridge, coffee, apple juice, water, OJ (out at the time). Mmm, waffles. These were all on one counter in the breakfast area, which had 3 or so tables with chairs. A TV was off to the side, just outside the area but viewable and audible. One thing that disappointed me was the staff: while they were nice (front desk manager and cleaning ladies), my room hadn't been cleaned and stocked. Check-in was at 2pm and I arrived at 4pm! For that reason I would like to give the staff 3/5 stars, but there's another reason that makes me put them at 4/5: My original reservation was for 3 nights, but on the second night I decided I needed to check out a night earlier than planned. Booking through Orbitz, I got a stay 2 nights save 20% deal, and this HoJo's policy was that 100% non-refundable. I called Orbitz, who tried to call HoJo to no avail -- the HoJo front desk was supposedly not picking up. I went down to see the front desk, talked to him, gave him the Orbitz phone number, and he authorized Orbitz to refund me for checking out 1 day early. He was very friendly and accommodating. Again, all this happened despite the official policy of 100% non-refundable. Very cool. Anyways, as for location, I already wrote that it's close to Monterey. A block away the intersection is S. Main St, and down that there are many typical chain restaurants and grocery stores. In fact, Salinas is a small town so you can get anywhere really fast. I think this HoJo would be a good stay for those watching the Laguna Seca races. It's about 14 miles away if I recall correctly. Oh yeah, my family and I weren't the only ones staying at the HoJo who headed over to the aquarium. Yup, pretty close. Overall, I liked this HoJo in Salinas. I would stay again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

Monterey Bay Aquarium, although kind of expensive at ~$30 per ticket, is a superb attraction for the kids.

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