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Residence Inn by Marriott Salinas Monterey

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

For the price, you get a lot of bang for your buck. The staff is friendly and the rooms are spacious but overall it was just dirty. The toilets weren’t cleaned, the rug had dog hair (I’m allergic) there was blood in the closet walls, and the tubs were rusted and dirty. We were in a double bedroom non-smoking rook but the minute you step outside it’s reaked of smoke. I had 2 young kids (age 4 and 1), luggage and my disabled mom and they placed us on the 3rd floor, and then mentioned the elevators were not functioning. I have stayed and other Residence Inns and they were cleaner than this one. Was sadly disappointed.

Stayed there 3 nights in the studio during Christmas and it was bad. A whole bunch of things just went wrong: 1. Our room thermostat was broken. Got new room (thankfully). 2. Room cleaning didn’t bother to vacuum or fix the beds. 3. Rear entrance door card reader broke and we had to go around to enter the buliding. 4. Sofa bed is really horrible. We were missing pillows and linens.

Staff was wonderful, rooms were like a studio apartment. Hot healthy breakfast, three night there was complimentary appetizers for guests that was hosted by a very friendly staff member. Overall an excellent hotel. I will stay there next trip.

Didn't have time to use all facilities but glanced at nice indoor pool. Really good breakfast but breakfast area was getting crowded half an hour before closing.

We were going to a wedding and needed room with 2 bedrooms and they had it.

Room was clean and nice,and breakfast very good.my kids loved it

This was a birthday celebration. Best choice we could have made! The staff was fabulous,friendly and very accommodating. It was a lovely stay.

From Check in to Check Out all Staff members were friendly, professional and helpful. The room was spacious and very clean. Great Amenities!! Breakfast had something for everyone. Great location felt safe and secure. Would stay again without hesitation!!!

Stayed here two nights to attend granddaughter's birthday party in Gonzales. First thing you notice is how friendly and helpful the staff are! Room was large and comfortable. We were on the 2nd floor and we did hear the people in the room above us walking about. Asking for 3rd floor room next time. Two electrical plugs on each side of sink (one for the coffee pot) didn't work. We just moved the pot and went on! There are many great eating places near by, and Ihop across the street, but the breakfast that comes with your stay is more than enough to fill your tummy! We will stay here again for the next birthday in July!

This place was very clean and comfortable, probably the nicest place in town (not much competition though). It's centrally located for quick access to anywhere in town and Monterey and other coast destinations. Breakfast was ok, but there are several places to eat close. There's also a full kitchen that seemed to be well equipped. There was plenty of room so I didn't trip over my bike, even when friends came by to visit.

We had a girls night out away from the husbands and children this last weekend. We stayed at the Residence Inn in Salinas, it was perfect! The room was clean and didn't smell like some hotels do. We had a kitchen, living room, two bed rooms and two bathrooms for a great price per night.We had so much fun at this place and most of our time was spent at the hotel .We went swimming and relaxed in the hot tub. They also had a free breakfest that was great. I would stay at the Residence Inn again.

Room was nice. Wireless was free. The light in the bathroom was out when we arrived, called the front desk, they said maintenance was gone for the day but would fix it tomorrow. The next day came in andit still wasn't fixed, come to find out maintenance was off for the day. So I had to bug them and finally the front desk girl and the head of housekeeping came down to put in a new bulb. Told the head of housekeeping I wondered how well the bathroom was cleaned since the light was out when we arrived, shuldn't the housekeeper have reported that? They didn't seem to care. Overall it was good. Oh, but the bed was sooooo soft, bouncy soft, not comfortable for me since I sleep on a firm mattress at home.

17215 El Rancho Way Salinas CA

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Indoor pool

Within a short walk of Boronda Adobe History Center, Residence Inn by Marriott Salinas Monterey is within 2 miles (3 km) of California Rodeo Grounds. This 107-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with free breakfast, an indoor pool, and a 24-hour fitness center. Also near this Salinas hotel are Salinas Sports Complex and Northridge Mall.


Dining

Free continental breakfast is included with your stay. For a nice break, mingle with other guests at the free manager's reception.


Rooms

All 107 air-conditioned accommodations feature kitchens and space to spread out with dining areas and sitting areas. Guests can expect free WiFi and Smart TVs with cable channels and Netflix. Sofa beds, coffee makers, and phones are other standard amenities.


Property features

At Residence Inn by Marriott Salinas Monterey, guests enjoy an indoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and a spa tub. If you drive, take advantage of free parking. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a 24-hour business center.

Room options

Studio, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Suite, 2 Bedrooms

Queen 2 | Sleeps 5

Guest reviews for Residence Inn by Marriott Salinas Monterey

Everyone (5) Family (5) Other (1) Friends (1)
3

spacious hotel near monterey but dirty

Everyone

For the price, you get a lot of bang for your buck. The staff is friendly and the rooms are spacious but overall it was just dirty. The toilets weren’t cleaned, the rug had dog hair (I’m allergic) there was blood in the closet walls, and the tubs were rusted and dirty. We were in a double bedroom non-smoking rook but the minute you step outside it’s reaked of smoke. I had 2 young kids (age 4 and 1), luggage and my disabled mom and they placed us on the 3rd floor, and then mentioned the elevators were not functioning. I have stayed and other Residence Inns and they were cleaner than this one. Was sadly disappointed.

By , from Pacifica, CA on Jan 5, 2018

3

nice hotel, bad attention to details

Everyone

Stayed there 3 nights in the studio during Christmas and it was bad. A whole bunch of things just went wrong: 1. Our room thermostat was broken. Got new room (thankfully). 2. Room cleaning didn’t bother to vacuum or fix the beds. 3. Rear entrance door card reader broke and we had to go around to enter the buliding. 4. Sofa bed is really horrible. We were missing pillows and linens.

By on Dec 31, 2017

5

business

Everyone

Staff was wonderful, rooms were like a studio apartment. Hot healthy breakfast, three night there was complimentary appetizers for guests that was hosted by a very friendly staff member. Overall an excellent hotel. I will stay there next trip.

By , from Redding on Sep 9, 2017

4

nice,clean and comfortable hotel,close to the city

Everyone

Didn't have time to use all facilities but glanced at nice indoor pool. Really good breakfast but breakfast area was getting crowded half an hour before closing.

By , from Seattle on Jun 20, 2017

Review comment responded on Jul 15, 2017

Hanna, Thank you for your response. We appreciate you taking the time to complete the survey. Come back soon!

5

large suites

Families

We were going to a wedding and needed room with 2 bedrooms and they had it.

By , from New Mexico on Jun 17, 2017

Review comment responded on Jul 15, 2017

Thank you for your response. Much appreciated. Come back soon!

5

very nice friendly hotel

Everyone

Room was clean and nice,and breakfast very good.my kids loved it

By on Jan 3, 2017

Review comment responded on Feb 12, 2017

Dear Anonymous, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback from your stay at the Salinas Residence Inn. We are delighted you and your family had a great stay with us. We look forward to your return!

5

awesome stay

Families

This was a birthday celebration. Best choice we could have made! The staff was fabulous,friendly and very accommodating. It was a lovely stay.

By on Jul 1, 2014

5

wonderful family weekend

Families

From Check in to Check Out all Staff members were friendly, professional and helpful. The room was spacious and very clean. Great Amenities!! Breakfast had something for everyone. Great location felt safe and secure. Would stay again without hesitation!!!

By on Oct 14, 2013

4

excellent stay

Families

Stayed here two nights to attend granddaughter's birthday party in Gonzales. First thing you notice is how friendly and helpful the staff are! Room was large and comfortable. We were on the 2nd floor and we did hear the people in the room above us walking about. Asking for 3rd floor room next time. Two electrical plugs on each side of sink (one for the coffee pot) didn't work. We just moved the pot and went on! There are many great eating places near by, and Ihop across the street, but the breakfast that comes with your stay is more than enough to fill your tummy! We will stay here again for the next birthday in July!

By on Feb 25, 2013

4

very nice for work or pleasure

Singles

This place was very clean and comfortable, probably the nicest place in town (not much competition though). It's centrally located for quick access to anywhere in town and Monterey and other coast destinations. Breakfast was ok, but there are several places to eat close. There's also a full kitchen that seemed to be well equipped. There was plenty of room so I didn't trip over my bike, even when friends came by to visit.

By on Sep 30, 2012