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Travelodge Salinas

1 star
109 John Street, Salinas, CA 93901
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
2.1
out of 5
16 reviews
My review of Ramada Limited Salinas

The room was clean, newly painted and the bath was mewly renewed. See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Sep 20, 2008
Adequate Accommodations

I reserved two non-smoking rooms, each with a king bed. They were clean and orderly albeit a bit... See full review

  • Salinas Returnee
  • Aug 1, 2011
Welcome to the Travelodge Salinas, Your Ideal Location as the Gateway to Monterey Bay, Santa Cruz and Gilroy. You will Find our Hotel Within Walking Distance of the downtown area and right around the corner from the John Steinbeck Center. Travelodge Salinas Historical Area is Home to a Variety of Fine Dining, Shops, Monterey County Offices, and the Agricultural Center of the Valley. Salinas is Known as the Home to the California Rodeo, Salinas International Air Show and National Steinbeck Center. Our Hotel Guestrooms Feature Coffee Makers, Refrigerators, and Free Wireless High-Speed Internet Access. We Also Have Iron and Ironing Boards and Hairdryers in all Rooms. USA Today Awaits you in our Newly Constructed Breakfast Room where we host a Complimentary Continental Breakfast to get Your Day Started Right. Travelodge Salinas Features a state of the art work out room, Free to all Guest. know that Travelodge Salinas will Guarantee You the Best Rate Available Through our Web Site When Booking for any Day of the Year. We look Forward to Your Visit and it will be our Pleasure to Serve You.

Hotel Map

36.6705 -121.6519
Area description
Downtown

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Amenities

  • Non Smoking
General
Non Smoking

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 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 (16)

Ratings and reviews for Travelodge Salinas

Overall score

2.1 / 5
5.01.0
16 out of 16
Amenities:
2.4
Room cleanliness:
2.8
Hotel staff:
3.1
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3.5
Value:
2.9

50% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Mary in Napa
Business
Napa, CA
May 27, 2014

Missable

At least the sheets were clean. This is an older motel and is showing its age badly. Doesn't look like it's received any/or no "love." A friend stayed across the street at [name omitted] and had a very different experience.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Scarlet Scarab
Business
Barstow, CA
Dec 26, 2013

Christmas Stay

Room not touched during our 3 day stay, no new towels, sheets, made bed, toilet paper replacement, carpet swept!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
silver 914
Business
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Oct 19, 2011

The worst

It was so bad that I left 2 nights earlier than what I had paid for. The worst experience of my life for the money paid.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Salinas Returnee
Business
Los Angeles, CA
Aug 1, 2011

Adequate Accommodations

I reserved two non-smoking rooms, each with a king bed. They were clean and orderly albeit a bit worn-out. One bathtub had a crack in its other edge. Overall, the rooms were adequate for our stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Very good breakfast and lunch offered by historic Sang's Cafe in downtown Salinas near the National Steinbeck Center. Large servings and reasonaable prices.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
clovis
May 16, 2011

salinas

good hotel; lobby not open early in the morning.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
sacramento CA
Feb 14, 2010

avoid this hotel

Old Hotel that needed remodeled. The room smelled. Rust came out of the pipes when we turned the shower on.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Quick Biz Visitor
Business
Reno, Nevada
Jan 14, 2010

Times are Tough for All

Fair enough for cost. Times are tough for several and same is now affecting every level of service (everywhere I go). The host attempted to talk me out of the breakfast that was close to bleak (starch, coffee, milk, orange juice) excepting hot mini-waffles. Complimentary national paper was appreciated. The room was impeccable given the age of the building. Some odd odor (minor) from the bathroom plumbing. Vanity light had a mind of its own. At mid-morning duing my late morning mediations, the cleaning lady was rude with impossible hysterics; thus, I nearly gave up on finding a quiet inner place before she moved on from all her racket. Though I was happy it was there, the fitness room equipment needs to go back to the thrift store where it came from. The room's cable TV had the widest selection I've seen in decades (no kidding). The site is far enough from the freeway to be rather quiet while close enough to walk to/through the historic downtown. Co-tennants included similar polite gov't contract worker types with quiet focus and no rable rousing.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
2
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

Within walking distance of downtown historic Salinas while conveniently 30 minutes from Monterey Bay Aquarium and adjacent sites.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
CA
Jul 26, 2009

good location, tired bathroom

easy walk to Main Street restaurants and Steinbeck Museum. Enjoyed the salads at Norma's coffee shop across the street. The hotel was a good value except for the bathroom which really needs work. Good continental breakfast.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Norma's Coffee Shop

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Neens
Business
California
Jul 21, 2009

Decent

My boyfriend and I stayed here because he was racing at Laguna Seca raceway for the weekend and I wanted to sleep in a real bed, rather than camping like we did the time before, which killed my back. When we arrived, it was probably around 11 PM and the door to the front desk was locked. We had to go up to a window and ring a bell and wait for someone to come check us in. The man who checked us in wasn't rude, he just didn't say much and wasn't very helpful-i.e. he didn't even point out the direction where our room was. Also, because my bf was racing for the weekend, we drove there in his big truck, with a tow dolly attached to tow his car that he would be racing. Unfortunately, the parking lot is VERY small so we had to park out on the street and walk a ways to carry our stuff up to the room. I realize for most people, this wouldn't be an issue, but if you're coming with a big vehicle, just know you may not be able to park in the lot. We got to our room and it was fairly spacious. We had a room with a king bed, a fridge, and microwave (which I specifically wanted since I was bringing food). There were the usual things like a T.V., iron, ironing board, some hangers, and nightstands. The only issue I really had with space was that they put a small table and chairs right in front of the air conditioner and it was hard to sit at the table and/or get to the AC-there really wasn't any other place to put the table though. The bathroom was decent enough. The shower/shower head were fine. Whoever did the tile didn't do a good job but the bathroom served it's proper function. Also, in our room, the light in the bathroom didn't have a cover-it was just a hole with a bulb in it and lots of dust/dirt/cobwebs/whatever from inside the ceiling...kind of gross but not too bad. The one thing I noticed is that our sink pipes seemed to have a small leak/hole. When I was washing my hands, I felt a little water spray on my feet. Later on, I heard water drops hitting the carpet (it wasn't really obnoxious or anything though). The noise issue: we were on the second floor, so we didn't have anyone above us. However, we had some annoying neighbors on one side of us who were up at 1 AM and we could hear them b/c the walls were kind of thin. Other than that, the hotel doesn't seem to be in a noisy place-just depends who your neighbors are. Bottom line: for $64/night, this hotel really wasn't a bad deal. The issues I listed above are really minor, and could easily be fixed.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

There seem to be a decent amount of restaurants nearby. We went to a pizza place, I think it was called the Monterey Brewing Co. It's a few miles from the hotel and they had yummy pizza and other choices and they brew their own beer.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
roving scribe
Business
palo alto, CA
Jul 21, 2009

No warmth, no cheer

The rooms were very clean and well-equipped. But there was barely any staff so services suffered. Many of my important phone calls were not transferred to my room because the person at the front desk was busy mopping floors outside or clearing breakfast!! That's so crazy. And the owners were not very friendly or helpful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Salinas has great dining places within a short walk from the hotel. Great cuisine, fresh food and friendly waiters make the restaurants must-visit places.

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