$68 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Mar 30, 2015 Check-out: Apr 2, 2015

Laurel Inn Motel

2 stars
View map of 801 West Laurel Dr., Salinas, CA 93906

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
102 reviews
Great experience.

We stayed in this hotel in May. The staff was very competent we were a large group with several... See full review

  • peterpaulmary
  • Jan 26, 2015
Softball tournament

The hotel was close to the softball field and everything worked out fine. See full review

  • Joyce L.
  • Jan 26, 2015
Hotel with outdoor pool and on-site diner offers great value in Salinas

The Laurel Inn Motel is located just off U.S. Route 101 near the Salinas Sports Complex, making it an especially convenient location when attending a concert, sporting event, wedding or the California Rodeo Salinas. Just a few minutes from the Laurel Inn Motel, the National Steinbeck Center pays homage to one of the best-loved authors in America. Conference facilities at the Laurel Inn Motel accommodate up to 100 guests. Enjoy spacious guest rooms, an outdoor pool and yummy grub at the adjacent Black Bear Diner.

Highlights
  • On-site Black Bear Diner
  • Free Wi-Fi Internet access
  • Within a short drive of Monterey and Carmel
Rooms

Guest rooms at the Laurel Inn Motel feature one or two queen-sized beds or one king. Air conditioning, coffee-makers, refrigerators, triple-sheeted beds, adjustable massage shower heads, hair-dryers and expanded cable television provide comfort and convenience. Guests can catch up with work using free Wi-Fi Internet access on their laptop computer at a spacious in-room desk. Some rooms feature a fireplace and minibar for a hint of romance.

Features

Take advantage of the Laurel Inn Motel outdoor pool and Jacuzzi, surrounded by tropical greenery. A dry sauna is also available.

Dining

The Black Bear Diner, adjacent to the Laurel Inn Motel, is a popular local hangout where guests are welcomed by black bear statues hand-carved from cedar logs. Down-home dishes include the chicken-fried steak and eggs breakfast, big bear burgers and barbecue pork ribs. Try to leave room for dessert -- homemade bear claws are a favorite.

Transportation
  • Salinas Amtrak station (1.3 mi/2.1 km)
  • Greyhound bus station (1.5 mi/2.5 km)
  • Monterey Peninsula Airport (13 mi/20.8 km)
  • Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (48.8 mi/78.6 km)
Attractions
  • Salinas Sports Complex (0.6 mi/1 km)
  • Northridge Mall (1.4 mi/2.2 km)
  • National Steinbeck Center (1.5 mi/2.4 km)
  • Marina Dunes Open Space Preserve (8.1 mi/13 km)
  • Marina State Beach (8.2 mi/13.2 km)
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium (14.4 mi/23.2 km)
  • Monterey Conference Center (14.5 mi/23.4 km) 
  • Carmel-by-the-Sea (17.5 mi/28.2 km)
  • Pebble Beach (18.1 mi/29.1 km)
Business
  • Meeting and banquet space for up to 100 guests
Policies and fees
NOTICE: Pool area and hot tub will be closed for renovation from 20 March to 30 June 2014.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

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Laurel Inn Motel Rooms

Double Queen
The room offers 2 Queen Beds with air conditioning, newspaper, refrigerator, telephone, television (cable/satellite), daily maid service, fireplace and mini-bar. Non-Smoking Rooms are available.
King
The room offers 1 King Bed with air conditioning, newspaper, refrigerator, telephone, television (cable/satellite), daily maid service, fireplace and mini-bar. Non-Smoking Rooms are available.

Amenities

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free internet
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Activities
Outdoor pool
Dining
Free continental breakfast
Restaurant
Services
Conference facilities
Internet
Free internet
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Service dogs allowed
Service animals allowed
Accessible parking
Handicapped parking

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

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.

Ratings and reviews for Laurel Inn Motel

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
102 out of 102
Amenities:
3.7
Cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.1
Comfort:
3.8
Location:
4.1
Value:
4.2

89% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
LotusFive
Business
Blaine
Feb 4, 2015

Above average motel in good central location

Everything very clean and maintained. Safe area. Friendly helpful staff. Good breakfast experience. Well appointed rooms.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

On sight coffee shop. Many other dining options and shopping within 5 min. drive.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
peterpaulmary
Business
Menlo Park
Jan 26, 2015

Great experience.

We stayed in this hotel in May. The staff was very competent we were a large group with several rooms. They put all our rooms together. The breakfast is quite good, and there is a restaurant/quality diner in their parking lot.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Joyce L.
Business
San Jose
Jan 26, 2015

Softball tournament

The hotel was close to the softball field and everything worked out fine.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Abhishek J.
Business
N/A
Dec 31, 2014

Road trip to Carmel / Monterey

After getting expensive hotel deals in Monterey, we found this motel for an overnight stay. Its just a few feet away from 101. Staff was friendly and had the knowledge of in and around Salinas and Monterey. Even though it was packed and we were on ground floor (right next to car parking), rooms were quite. We could not hear any sound from outside.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

Its cheaper to stay in Salinas than in Carmel / Monterey. Carmel / Monterey is just 30 min drive

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ajphil
Business
Lansdale, PA
Oct 1, 2014

Monterey Jazz Festival

The motel was clean , the service was great and the complimentary continental breakfast was plentiful. Overall a very good deal for the money.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jpickett
Business
Orange County
Sep 8, 2014

My stay

The hotel was quiet and peaceful when we got there the room was clean and a lot nicer then expected. The only downfall was the really firm bed. Staff was amazing super helpful with all my needs plus some. Continental breakfast was really good as well actually a lot better then the diner right next door. This place saved me money and kept me happy I made the right choice. It's only 25 min from Monterey and 45 from Santa Cruz and in there own backyard they have great restraunts of there own. You won't regret staying here.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

Brewing company also a restaurant.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Merr22
Business
San Diego
Aug 31, 2014

College visits

It was a very busy weekend and there were a lot of guests. The room was fine. The complimentary breakfast was far better than most and I was amazed how well they kept up with the incoming flood of guests.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Dumdo
Business
Palm Desert, CA
Aug 31, 2014

overnight stay

friendly staff. asked for quiet rm and it was on 4th floor, quiet and clean. location exactly right for us. near freeway ramps.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

clean. good menu selection.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
TennisDiva
Business
San Diego
Aug 11, 2014

Just okay

We were passing through Salinas on the way to San Francisco, and needed to stop. The Inn was right off the freeway and very convenient. When I checked in (with our reservation) I was told we'd have to be on the second floor, no first floor rooms were available. Then, someone came in right after me and was asked whether they preferred a first or second floor room! Okay, I guess that's no big deal. But then I was asked to pay. I told the reception clerk that I'd already paid. "Oh" was all she said. I was told my room number. I had to ask where it was located. (Really, should I have to ask???) As I was leaving, I heard the other clerk telling the other customer about the breakfast. I went back to ask about the breakfast that I wasn't informed about. What was clear to me is that I was being treated as a second class customer. The room was okay and the walls fairly thin. Trash was overflowing the bins outside the rooms. It was okay for one night.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Salinas first timer
Business
reno, nv
Aug 4, 2014

great stay

Room was clean and comfortable. Pool and hot tub were great. The only complant is minor; for the complementary breakfast you are given tickets to get into the breakfast room, they take them at the door. If take you breakfast to your room and decide you want more of something, you can't get back in.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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