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No microwave in room as promised, shower plumbing was incorrect and hot water was coming instead of cold, hot water wasn't hot enough. There was a bit of weed smell in certain areas too.

The hotel is really clean . staff is nice and breakfast its good. I definitely recommend it.

Elevator broke on first day there and a week went by and it was still out of service. Breakfast was terrible; cold eggs and cold bacon. Staff could be friendlier and smile.

Stayed here for the price. Not sure why budget lodging means ashtray odor. Check-in was courteous but as soon as I stepped away from the lobby desk and onto the carpet the cigarette smell hit me. Hallways, elevator and room had faint but lingering cigarette smell. On the plus side, since I stayed for 4 nights I was acclimated to the odor after a couple days. Just hoped I didn't carry the smell on my clothes to work. When I go back next week I plan to try another hotel in the immediate area with the assumption that it probably wouldn't be worse and might be a little more pleasant.

The staff was super friendly, the breakfast was delicious, and it was located close to freeways and fast food places. Great stay, would definitely stay again!

This Hotel is OK but the staff was not very well trained. Greeting was not really friendly.The breakfast was not good. Bathroom was well remodeled but the beds were not comfortable at all. I paid 188 for one night and the service was not worth it for the money. I usually go to Hampton Inn in Salinas Area but that day they were sold out out so I had to go to BestWestern Plus. This hotel would not be my first choice next time.

We finally arrived at the right best western (there are two very close together). I noticed the outside of the building was nice. There was enough parking even though we got there late. The inside of the best western was okay in the lobby. The breakfast area is right there when you walk in. Our room was the first one on the first floor and directly across from the elevator and staff area. I was not thrilled with our room location because it was a bit noisy through out the night. I was planning on keeping the fan on throughout the night but it did not work like that. Once the AC temp was reached the fan would turn off. The room was extremely clean and spacious. The bed was decent. Overall this is a decent place to stay in Salinas.

Very clean hotel, good breakfast, better than other hotels in this area

Great breakfast set-up. Staff did a great job re-filling , so we never had to wait for our food.

Price was OK. But room was very comfortable. Great Bed and linens. Room had almost everything but a microwave. Will come back again.

The hotel was very clean and the staff that I dealt with were very nice. The complementary breakfast was nice. The weather was to cold that Saturday, so I didn't get to experience the pool but it looked very nice. Nothing to really complain about except maybe the cost. A little more than I wanted to pay.

I needed a room for a last minute, spontaneous trip to Monterey Bay Aquarium. This hotel fit the bill. It was a little overpriced but I'm sure that had to do with being last minute. It was priced closed to/slightly less than other comparable hotels for the same night. The room was clean and beds comfy. The breakfast was what you'd expect for a free breakfast. The walls are thin so you can hear the neighbors but that's pretty industry standard for this level of hotel. I will say that I have a tendency to be particularly critical of cleanliness and even borderline germophobic but I didn't get the heebie-jeebies at all and felt pretty comfortable during my stay so that says a lot.

We were attending a wedding in Monterrey and needed a place to stay for a night. We picked this hotel because of good reviews and it had suites and a free breakfast. We stayed in room 211 a king suite. Room looked dated. Furnishings and decor did not match. Separate AC for living room and bedroom. AC in bedroom was cracked and not working so bedroom was hot. TV in living room cannot change channels. Otherwise it was ok, and we liked the free breakfast. We were also allowed to check in early. Hotel is right beside 101 freeway but we could barely hear any noise from our room.

Better quality furnishings than most for a three star. Only disappointment was the breakfast...barely warm, no serving utensils.

This was a perfect spot to stop on our way down the the 101. A little challenging to find without a map, but once we found it, enjoyed it very much. Staff was very helpful and friendly.

Kern Street Salinas CA

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool

Best Western Plus Salinas Valley Inn & Suites places you within 2 miles (3 km) of National Steinbeck Center and Aguila Cultural Center. This 61-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi.


Dining

Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning.


Rooms

Best Western Plus Salinas Valley Inn & Suites's 61 rooms provide refrigerators, coffee makers, and free local calls. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include safes, ironing boards, and desks.


Property features

At Best Western Plus Salinas Valley Inn & Suites, guests enjoy an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a spa tub. A stay here includes free parking. Front-desk staff are standing by 24/7 to assist with any requests. Additional amenities include a sauna, free WiFi in public areas, and a business center.

Room options

Suite, Multiple Beds, Non Smoking, Refrigerator

1 King Bed and 1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, Refrigerator

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Best Western Plus Salinas Valley Inn & Suites

Everyone (7) Couples (6) Business (6) Family (11) Friends (2) Other (1)
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Family

No microwave in room as promised, shower plumbing was incorrect and hot water was coming instead of cold, hot water wasn't hot enough. There was a bit of weed smell in certain areas too.

By on Aug 1, 2021

Review comment responded on Aug 2, 2021

We apologize for any inconvenience microwave in room is only provided upon request. We do have microwave available 24 hours in our breakfast room. Hot and cold water is reversed in some of our guest rooms.

4
Everyone

By on Apr 22, 2021

Review comment responded on Jun 3, 2021

Thank you for completing the survey regarding your recent stay at our property. On behalf of our entire team, I would like to apologize for not exceeding your expectations. Your satisfaction is important to us and we will be using the feedback you gave us to implement improvements to ensure we offer a better experience for guests in the future. I hope that you will consider staying with us again so that we can have another chance to provide you with a superior experience.

5
Family Family

The hotel is really clean . staff is nice and breakfast its good. I definitely recommend it.

By on Sep 29, 2019

5
Everyone

By on Sep 16, 2019

5
Everyone

By on Jul 6, 2019

4
Everyone

By on Apr 25, 2019

3
Everyone

By on Nov 19, 2018

3
Everyone

Elevator broke on first day there and a week went by and it was still out of service. Breakfast was terrible; cold eggs and cold bacon. Staff could be friendlier and smile.

By on Nov 2, 2017

3

apparently they use cigarette scented febreeze.

Everyone

Stayed here for the price. Not sure why budget lodging means ashtray odor. Check-in was courteous but as soon as I stepped away from the lobby desk and onto the carpet the cigarette smell hit me. Hallways, elevator and room had faint but lingering cigarette smell. On the plus side, since I stayed for 4 nights I was acclimated to the odor after a couple days. Just hoped I didn't carry the smell on my clothes to work. When I go back next week I plan to try another hotel in the immediate area with the assumption that it probably wouldn't be worse and might be a little more pleasant.

By , from San Francisco on Dec 13, 2016

5

excellent

Couples

The staff was super friendly, the breakfast was delicious, and it was located close to freeways and fast food places. Great stay, would definitely stay again!

By on Oct 5, 2015

Best Western Plus Salinas Valley Inn & Suites

187 Kern Street, Salinas, CA 93905
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