"Best Rest Ever!"
The beds here are so comfortable, I over slept until 10 AM. I counted 13 plugs in this room and the hotel I stayed in yesterday only had two. Very clean and a restaurant was just a block away. Was pleasently surprised!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Would stay here again."
Clean room, not loud for being down-town. Would stay here again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not a King-Size Bed"
Booked and paid for a room with a king size bed. We have one at home and it's what we're used to sleeping on. What we wound up with was a room with a king size headboard and a queen mattress. When we asked what size the bed was, she said, "King". My husband shook his head and explained we have one at home, that it was a king headboard but the mattress […] was smaller than the headboard. She rolled her eyes and said she'd tell the manager. She was on the next morning when we left and didn't seem to even remember we'd checked in. It was the weekend before the rodeo, which meant it was parade weekend. Didn't think was a big deal until we couldn't get to our hotel easily because Main Street was blocked for the parade. Finally, as we were checking in, my husband commented on the number of cheerleaders running around, to which the clerk replied, "Oh yeah, it's going to be noisy tonight." At 2 in the morning, we could hear music from one of the adjoining rooms. My husband thought about calling the front desk but knew the clerk wouldn't do anything about it. The clerk did recommend a pizza parlor to my husband at check in but we couldn't get to it cause the street was closed for the parade. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"A Place to Stay if You just Need to Crash Out"
I chose to stay in Salinas where is close to Monterey, which has the most attractions to the tourists. However, staying in this Howard Johnson did save me some money but I would not ever return or recommend it to, at least, the vacationers.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great choice for the area"
Clean, friendly a little pricey but worth the money. Stay away from street rooms.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Close to Softball Park"
Other than the heavy walkers above us and the slamming stairway door, the hotel was very nice.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Here for a funeral and looked forward to restful nights. Comfortable and secure.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Good deal for the location"
I had no problems staying here. Was very convinent and easy to find. Room was small but comfortable for a 1-2 night stay. Clean! Would stay here again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"bad for families"
I booked a 2 bed find they didn't have one ended off with two single bed rooms. The only problem was that I had my 2 young children, we seperate the bathroom floors had dried urine and the sheets/blankets smelled like smoke dirty sink and noises late night coming from outside. My spouse was very unhappy my children were scared..very bad experience.. […] well never go back ..Sorry thank you Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Close to restaurants. Convinient location."
The room was very clean and inviting. Lots of windows with nice natural light. Everything worked :) Would stay there again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"In the center of Salinas"
I enjoyed this hotel. It is located in the center of Salinas, and from there you can head out anywhere. I do want to say that the surrounding neighborhoods are a little run down, but that's not the fault of the hotel. It's within walking distance of the downtown attractions (theater and coffee, etc) but I didn't exactly feel comfortable to walk TO the […] downtown area from where I was at. I am probably overreacting, but I'm going to go ahead with the "Better safe than sorry" philosophy. Overall, the hotel was great though. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
No issues...it was what I expected!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
It was good. The front desk people were very friendly and nice. The only thing is that you could hear the traffic from the street. Overall I would stay again!Genuine Expedia guest review
Liked every minute of the stay the staff/owner very helpful breakfast room very well equipped and cleanGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Very comfortable bed Clean Very good value for the priceGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Never stay here again!!!!!!!! It was so gross not clean staff was very rude:/Genuine Expedia guest review
The bed was very comfortable and room was very clean. We had a restful night which was important to us since we were racing the Seat Otter Classic the next morning. This will be out go to place for the years to come.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"This is a Jem and a surprise"
I was very hesitant to stay at a Howard Johnsons since I haven't had great experiences there. I drove to the hotel expecting very little and before I took the room I asked to see it, I was a hotel/motel maintenance man for many years and I wanted to see if it was adequate...It was a very well maintained property and was a great value. The gentleman […] at the counter was pleasant and courteous and the location was central to where I wanted to be...I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone who doesn't want to spend an arm and a leg just for a clean room...One Caveat is, if you need to use the elevator after 10:00pm stay somewhere else...For some reason they close the elevator at night... Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
It was OK considering the rating. Comfortable and clean room, adequate breakfast, not a very good location.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Better than anticipated. Kind of a seedy location in an industrialized section of the city. Some of the guests were really really loud but the room was clean and bigger than expected. Internet access was limited because the computer did not have cookies enabledGenuine Expedia guest review
"Decent room, good price, terrible customer service"
The hotel is near the "main" street of Salinas. Rooms are small, but just fine. TV's are not flat screen, but you get plenty of channels. There was a mini fridge and mini microwave in our room. The breakfast was minimal. Breads, cereals, and a waffle maker. There was a fridge that said "eggs, yogurt, milk, etc", but all it had in it was more bread and […] some milk. The customer service - which was just a guy in the front room, who watched TV in the back and would come to the front when you hit the bell - was quite poor. He was very rude when we came in and when I asked a question about the price, he snapped at me. When I leaned over the counter to see what he was doing with my credit card (we'd already paid online, so this was for "incidentals", he said, "Why are you so worried about your credit card?" Um....because I don't want you making a copy of it...which he did. Still, our room was fine for our one night stay. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not a 2.5 star"
Motel. Not hotel btw. Room was 60 degrees tops when we arrived in it. Took an hour to warm up. Breakfast was ok. Small. This is on par w motel 6. Barely adequate.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
OK, I was happy to see they upgraded the TV channels.The breakfast is still poor.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We had some very noisy neighbors in the room next to us, with no one answering the front desk phone when I called to report. But matter was resolved when we spoke with front desk the following morning.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Best place in salinas for the money"
Big clean room, fridge, microwave, full pressure shower, and beds were comfortable. Manager was friendly and the cleaning staff was very helpful.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Clean and confortable room"
Room was clean and modern (like just remodeled) but feels like they forgot to do the bathroom (felt old).Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"OK place to stay"
We were there for a family event and it was convenient, economical and a basic place to stay. The room was a little cramped. If one person was using the computer desk and the other needed to use the bathroom the computer person had to get up and move or you had to crawl over the bed to get to the bathroom. If you were at the sink and the second person […] came out of the bathroom the door would hit you. Not major but a little inconvenient. Carpet needed cleaning but otherwise clean and the bed was comfortable. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"have good time"
was good the bed was comfortable and the room was very cleanGenuine Expedia guest review
The room was clean and the bed was comfortable. The place was quiet so we had a good night sleep.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I don't care for the location but Salinas in general is a tough town. I was hassled by drunk guests the first night as I arrived after 10pm following a music rehearsal. Manager on duty was kind and saw what happened but didn't indicate what he would/could do about the problem.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
this was a fine 2star hotel.. not anymore... but a very nice 2 star.. not 2 1/2 or 3.. just a nice two star for one or two night staysGenuine Expedia guest review
"I will say there again"
Hotel.com is great first time user . Howard Johnson was real nice I will stay there againGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"in a quiet area with friendly staff"
it was clean and had friendly staff, the room was comfortable and spacious, we stayed 2 nights with our little ones. They clean the room everyday and is located in a quiet area. I like the breakfeast nothing unusual waffles cereal, milk, juice, coffe, beagels, toast, bananas, apples. We had a pleasant stay would book again. Reasonable rates.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Neil at the front desk is awesome!!!! This was my second time here and Ill be going back soonGenuine Expedia guest review
"staying at this hotel is a must :)"
it is a place where i would stay again and again , everyone was very nice and it was more then i expected from the price....by a good time it was very quite ,not kids jumping on top stay ...and the breakfast was everything they say ...Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I was very satisfied with the quality of the hotel at the price. We were attending an event in Monterey and did not want to pay Monterey prices. The drive was easy and the hotel was nice. Great bed too.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good place to stay"
It was fineGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Expedia's failed rating system"
Hotel had one stairwell and 1 elevator for the whole building. Had limited difficult to use parking even for experienced drivers. One person working entire customer counter. Didn't answer phone for 4 hours when trying to confirm reservation. Had several people of questionable legality walking on the street. Fights in the parking lot next door. The hotel […] is so close to the road even though I had a room on the backside I heard every car drive by. Beds aren't the size requested but just twin mattresses pushed together to make your size. Room layout was not very comfortable couldn't get to bathroom if someone was at the desk. The shower, toilet, sink, microwave, and fridge were all within 5 feet of each other. Will never stay here again Expedia should have rated this no more the 1 star it was horrible. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
everything was great except neighbors were to noisyGenuine Expedia guest review
"Not that bad."
After reading remarks about how bad the neighborhood is I was beginning to second guess my selection but glad I didn't. We were there for one night and it was just fine; no street walkers, no homeless just an occasional car driving up and down. Yes the windows are not the best so the noise from the Highway (yes, hwy 68 is right off the sidewalk) was […] not noticeable with the tv on and window closed. We were 2 doors down from the highway. Breakfast room was TINY so be ready for a crowd. Room could have been cleaned better; carpet, decor, linens looked fresh and new. Stayed on 3rd floor on east side. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Room small for the BIG bed!"
Room was very small for two people to move around. Bed was very comfortable. TV very small.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I love how quiet it was after being out all day and not having to worry about noise in the end felt good...Ill stay there againGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great budget choice for a family"
We just spent our vacation travelling and stayed in many hotels of comparable price and quality in the Bay Area. This was by far the nicest, cleanest hotel.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Not as advertisec"
Cable service didn't work in my room and the breakfast wasn't a full breakfast as advertised.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The elevator wasn't working and we had to go down 3 flights of stairs with all our luggage:(Genuine Expedia guest review
"Clean & comfortable"
Clean, comfortable at a great price. Good breakfast nice quiet part of town.Genuine Expedia guest review
Typical old motel not hotel. Broken fixtures all around with dirty stained sheets.Genuine Expedia guest review
Good overall; will come back. Need more parking spaces.Genuine Expedia guest review
Room was decent, clean and fairly comfortable. However, parking was full both nights we stayed there and had to park across the street, which was pretty scary. I still can't explain why I paid more for this hotel than for a beach-side, 3.5 star hotel in Monterey! Who knew that Salinas was this expensive!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
It was very comfortable. I just did not like that check in time was 3:00. When I initailly called Hotel.com. I was told it was 12:00 noon check in time. Because of this we were un able to attend a very special event that took place at 1:00. If check in time would have been 12. It was have been great.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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