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Good Nite Inn Salinas

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This is a very affordable place to stay. Close to Highway 101. There is a Starbucks only a few feet away. The rooms are basic and show some wear. I have stayed here twice and both rooms were clean but in one room the night stand had crumbling particle board showing. Both rooms the tub/shower was clean but showed signs of heavy use. The walls are thin, you can hear street noise and people talking outside, so if you are a light sleeper this is not the place for you. Bed was comfortable, sheet and comforter.

Talk about bare minimum. One Queen sized bed. No mini fridge, microwave, coffee pot, iron, ironing board, or even hair dryer. Not the cleanest of rooms. Super thin walls.

My keys did not work to enter room and had to go back to check in. One of the lights was out, and the room was very noisy as it was right next to a staircase, and doorway wasn't soundproofed enough so heard children and drunk people talking every time they went by.

Location was horrible. Next to railroad tracks and airport. VERY NOISY. Also my room had a stench of dry urine. When I first walked in and smelt it I called the front desk for another room and was told there was no more and that maid service would come clean out the smell. That never happened so I did it my self. Come to find out the stench was in the carpet so my stay was so unpleasant. The mattress was the cheapest most uncomfortable one I've ever slept on. Save your money and find another location. This one is the worst!!!

Super minimal room, terrible TV reception and weak wifi. The elevator stinks bad like mildew. No one in the office in the early mornings until 6am???? Rooms just smell and feel dingy and old and dated. Bathroom was meh.. a little funky. Now, it worked for me as a single guy just passing through, but I wouldn't stay again likely. It is not "bad" but I just want a little more.

It's an ok motel. Non smoking rooms still smell like cigarettes smoke. Elevator stunk like urine. This place can be so much better with small cleaning.

Most places inflate everything about their renovations. This one, actually clean, by the coast- nice place and very reasonable in price. Not noisy at all either. Will come back to the area in a few weeks and stay here again.

Salinas might not be the "go to location" for every Californian road trip. But it is nearby many other great cities and roads that are relevant. The Good Nite Inn is a quality motel with free wifi, good rooms (large). TV low quality picture, no fridge. Room: large rooms, very good bathroom, huge comfortable bed, clean sheets, towels and mirrors/sink. Staff: very professional, efficient. Check-in took 5 minutes. Check-out at 3 in the morning took 10 seconds. other guests: mostly families with many kids, not the quietest environment. Hotel good for kids and workers, not the best for relaxation. Some construction workers and handymen present, both as guests and workers for the hotel. There was some construction noise while staying. Wifi: wifi used to be at charge, now it is finally free and fast. Good link. TV: bad signal/picture. Parking is free and on site, however not gated, covered. Just outside the hotel.

Hotel is very VERY basic. Pro: One big plus for modern travelers is an abundance of electrical outlets for charging phones, laptops etc. It even has 2 outlets mounted to top of desk with a usb charger! Plenty of hot water in shower. TV and bed were fine . Cons: Water pressure in sink was a trickle..literally. Light around door which was the reason for hearing everyone walking by .... needs soundproofing there. No microwave or fridge and no in room coffee. All day coffee is provided in lobby.

Good for traveling but not the greatest, seems like it's well kept and maintained

Walls are thin, anyone walking by, above, to the side you will be able to hear. Close to train tracks, have airplanes flying overhead, and close to freeway. Bed is not comfortable

Overall good. Clean room.clean bathroom. Good location.

We had reserved two rooms. Both rooms were very clean. The hotel had all carpets deep cleaned by an independent cleaning company. The staff was friendly. The rooms are very simple. I wish it had a coffee maker and a small fridge in the rooms. Overall, very positive experience.

overall the hotel is not bad, however in all the times I've stayed here, this was by far the worst, as the smell of urine in the room was too strong

It is very basic to the bottom. But it is very clean and economic. It is really good safe hotel.

Upon arrival I was told some rooms did not have water because they had a filter burst. I was told I could only check one room to see if it had water and they gave me a key to a room where there was already someone in the room. I swiped the key, opened the door and a customer was standing there. He filled me in on the game the staff was playing, trying to get people take a room without water while they were working on the problem. He said he was being moved to another room which supposedly had running water and he had been there a couple days already. So the staff knew which rooms had water but made me go look for myself, really poor customer service. I did finally get a room on the 3rd floor where I could shower after making a couple trips up and down the 3 flights of stairs because the elevator was also out of order.

Not good. I stay in a lot of hotels, and this was the worst in awhile! I was only there for 4 hours, but still regretted it! Do NOT stay here if you can avoid it!

The show was broken, final to change another room, but the sheet was not clean. We can not sleep well this night.

The hotel staff was really nice, the room was ok, bed not so confortable, WiFi worked perfectly. You can hear all your neihhbors, so it can be noisy.

Had a very good experience. They did accommodate us with a room upgrade with bigger beds because there was 5 of us...room was very nice and clean. Staff at the desk and house keeping were very friendly and helpful...asked housekeeping about stores nearby to buy food. I would rent a room again if we were in the area again

545 Work St Salinas CA

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Laundry facilities

Located within a mile (2 km) of National Steinbeck Center, Good Nite Inn Salinas is within 2 miles (3 km) of Aguila Cultural Center. This 103-room motel welcomes guests with conveniences like an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. First Mayor's House and Salinas Valley Model Railroad Museum are also nearby.


Rooms

All 103 air-conditioned rooms feature phones and desks. Guests can expect free WiFi and 25-inch flat-screen TVs with satellite channels.


Property features

At Good Nite Inn Salinas, guests have access to an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a seasonal outdoor pool. If you decide to drive, there's free parking. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with sightseeing, directions, and local dining recommendations. Additional amenities include coffee/tea in a common area and laundry facilities.

Room options

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds

Full 2 | Sleeps 5

Standard Two Queen

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Single Queen smoking

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Good Nite Inn Salinas

Everyone (19) Couples (93) Business (97) Family (108) Other (55) Friends (22)
3

inexpensive place to sleep

Everyone

This is a very affordable place to stay. Close to Highway 101. There is a Starbucks only a few feet away. The rooms are basic and show some wear. I have stayed here twice and both rooms were clean but in one room the night stand had crumbling particle board showing. Both rooms the tub/shower was clean but showed signs of heavy use. The walls are thin, you can hear street noise and people talking outside, so if you are a light sleeper this is not the place for you. Bed was comfortable, sheet and comforter.

By on Jul 19, 2017

2

wouldn't stay again

Everyone

Talk about bare minimum. One Queen sized bed. No mini fridge, microwave, coffee pot, iron, ironing board, or even hair dryer. Not the cleanest of rooms. Super thin walls.

By , from Stockton, CA on Jul 17, 2017

Review comment responded on Jul 19, 2017

Kelly, I am sorry too hear that you were not happy that we did not have all the amenities that you expected. I do appreciate your comments and we are currently completing the install of hair dryers in all of our rooms and hope to offer more room amenities in the future.

2

noisy room right next to staircase

Everyone

My keys did not work to enter room and had to go back to check in. One of the lights was out, and the room was very noisy as it was right next to a staircase, and doorway wasn't soundproofed enough so heard children and drunk people talking every time they went by.

By on Jul 5, 2017

Review comment responded on Jul 9, 2017

Dear Valued Guest, I apologize for your issues. When there are noise issues after 10pm please let our front desk know so we can take care of the problem.

1

peesmell

Everyone

Location was horrible. Next to railroad tracks and airport. VERY NOISY. Also my room had a stench of dry urine. When I first walked in and smelt it I called the front desk for another room and was told there was no more and that maid service would come clean out the smell. That never happened so I did it my self. Come to find out the stench was in the carpet so my stay was so unpleasant. The mattress was the cheapest most uncomfortable one I've ever slept on. Save your money and find another location. This one is the worst!!!

By , from Salinas on Jul 3, 2017

Review comment responded on Jul 8, 2017

Dear Guest, Sorry that our location was not to your satisfaction. I apologize for the smell in your room, we just had all of our rooms professionally cleaned 1 week ago and I will check on this issue. As for our mattresses they were all upgraded recently and I'm sorry that it was not comfortable for you.

3

it is more of a motel than a hotel

Everyone

Super minimal room, terrible TV reception and weak wifi. The elevator stinks bad like mildew. No one in the office in the early mornings until 6am???? Rooms just smell and feel dingy and old and dated. Bathroom was meh.. a little funky. Now, it worked for me as a single guy just passing through, but I wouldn't stay again likely. It is not "bad" but I just want a little more.

By on Jun 4, 2017

Review comment responded on Jun 7, 2017

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review and we do apologize for the issues you had. We are still under renovation at this time and are addressing these issues.

3

get what you pay for

Everyone

It's an ok motel. Non smoking rooms still smell like cigarettes smoke. Elevator stunk like urine. This place can be so much better with small cleaning.

By , from Salinas,ca on Feb 27, 2017

Review comment responded on Mar 1, 2017

Thanks for the review. We will work on the issues mentioned.

5

best price, best spot for the area! clean!!

Everyone

Most places inflate everything about their renovations. This one, actually clean, by the coast- nice place and very reasonable in price. Not noisy at all either. Will come back to the area in a few weeks and stay here again.

By , from Arizona on Feb 12, 2017

Review comment responded on Feb 15, 2017

Thanks for the great review.

4

good room, professional, clean, comfortable, wifi

Families
tv and bath sink bed, large

Salinas might not be the "go to location" for every Californian road trip. But it is nearby many other great cities and roads that are relevant. The Good Nite Inn is a quality motel with free wifi, good rooms (large). TV low quality picture, no fridge. Room: large rooms, very good bathroom, huge comfortable bed, clean sheets, towels and mirrors/sink. Staff: very professional, efficient. Check-in took 5 minutes. Check-out at 3 in the morning took 10 seconds. other guests: mostly families with many kids, not the quietest environment. Hotel good for kids and workers, not the best for relaxation. Some construction workers and handymen present, both as guests and workers for the hotel. There was some construction noise while staying. Wifi: wifi used to be at charge, now it is finally free and fast. Good link. TV: bad signal/picture. Parking is free and on site, however not gated, covered. Just outside the hotel.

By , from LA on Nov 4, 2016

Review comment responded on Nov 10, 2016

Thanks for the great and specific review. Sorry about the noise but I'm glad you had a good stay. Fred Reed GM

3

basic

Everyone

Hotel is very VERY basic. Pro: One big plus for modern travelers is an abundance of electrical outlets for charging phones, laptops etc. It even has 2 outlets mounted to top of desk with a usb charger! Plenty of hot water in shower. TV and bed were fine . Cons: Water pressure in sink was a trickle..literally. Light around door which was the reason for hearing everyone walking by .... needs soundproofing there. No microwave or fridge and no in room coffee. All day coffee is provided in lobby.

By , from San Francisco on Sep 29, 2016

Review comment responded on Oct 1, 2016

Thanks for the review. we have been fixing some plumbing issues and will address the sound proofing.

4
Everyone

Good for traveling but not the greatest, seems like it's well kept and maintained

By , from ca on Aug 27, 2016

Review comment responded on Sep 1, 2016

Thanks for the review. Fred Reed GM