HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES SALINAS / MONTEREY

195 Kern St., Salinas, CA 93905 United States (USA)
View Map Reservations: 1-800-230-4134
2.5 Star Downtown Hotel in Monterey County
36.68081 -121.64058
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Very Good
4.5/ 5

Based on 140 guest reviews

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  • Has indoor swimming pool
  • Free comp. breakfast
  • The Avg. Group Saves 16.0%!
  • Access to gym on-site
  • Hotel has 74 rooms
  • Check out time: 12:00 PM
  • Groups & Meetings rating of 10.0/10
  • Hotel has 2 meeting rooms

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Local Attractions

National Steinbeck Center, Old Town Salinas, Salinas Sports Complex, California Rodeo Grounds, Salinas Memorial Hospital, Salinas Valley Wine Country, Laguna Seca Raceway, Cal State University Monterey Bay, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row, Fisherman's Wharf, Carmel by the Sea, Pebble Beach Golf Course, Jack's Peak Park, Big Sur Coast.

Summary of Verified Reviews

Summary of 243 verified reviews

86
Excellent

Excellent city hotel. Close to parking areas. Peaceful rooms with great beds. Tasty breakfast. Popular among families.

“Big city hotels” “Comfy bed”

Excellent Overall Ranking Top 8% in city
Excellent City Hotel Top 1% in city
Best Beds In City
Most Comfortable In City

Good to know

  • Spacious rooms

    “Very spacious rooms” “Big rooms”

  • Clean hotel facilities

    “Hotel is very clean” “Clean hotel”

  • Accessible parking

    “Plenty of parking” “Parking was convenient”

  • Very quiet

    “Overall quiet” “Quiet room”

Review highlights

Amenities

100/100
17 reviews

Nice building.

“Great facility” “Great construction” “Very well maintained”

Vibe

95/100
16 reviews

Awesome vibe. Modern Hotel. Good choice for a city trip.

“New towels” “Newer hotel” “New hotel”

Cleanliness

94/100
48 reviews

Clean hotel facilities. Clean rooms.

“Clean indoor pool” “Clean rooms” “Hotel is very clean”

Breakfast

86/100
52 reviews

Great and affordable breakfast.

“Big egg” “Nice brakfast” “Great breakfast selection”

Comfort

83/100
47 reviews

Very comfortable, spacious, and quiet rooms with wonderful beds.

“Overall quiet” “Very spacious rooms” “Quiet room”

Pool

83/100
16 reviews

Great pool.

“Clean indoor pool” “Great indoor pools” “Pool was open”

Service

82/100
39 reviews

Friendly, professional service, though reception is subpar.

“Hotel staff super friendly” “Friendly staff” “Great customer service”

Room

78/100
81 reviews

Large, clean rooms with excellent beds. Dilapidated rooms and bathrooms.

“Very spacious rooms” “Room was great” “Bed was really comfortable”

Location

72/100
35 reviews

Great location and easy parking.

“Near seaside” “About within reach of transportation” “Convenient location”

Food

46/100
15 reviews

Food is not good. Great desserts but pork dishes were not so good.

“Sausage as it was undercooked”

Ranked top 10% by families, with a score of 86

Good to know

  • Nice building

    “Great facility” “Great construction”

  • Food is not good

    “Sausage as it was undercooked”

  • Great pool

    “Clean indoor pool” “Great indoor pools”

  • Great amenities

    “Great facility” “Great construction”

Review highlights

Amenities

100/100
5 reviews

Nice building.

“Great facility” “Great construction” “Very well maintained”

Cleanliness

94/100
19 reviews

Clean hotel facilities. Clean rooms.

“Clean indoor pool” “Clean rooms” “Hotel is very clean”

Vibe

93/100
5 reviews

Awesome vibe.

“New towels” “Newer hotel” “New hotel”

Pool

88/100
8 reviews

Great pool.

“Clean indoor pool” “Great indoor pools” “Pool was open”

Breakfast

86/100
17 reviews

Tasty breakfast.

“Big egg” “Nice brakfast” “Great breakfast selection”

Service

84/100
11 reviews

Fantastic service.

“Hotel staff super friendly” “Friendly staff” “Great customer service”

Comfort

82/100
15 reviews

Great sized rooms, very comfortable with wonderful beds.

“Overall quiet” “Very spacious rooms” “Quiet room”

Room

78/100
23 reviews

Large, orderly rooms with comfy beds, yet poor bathrooms.

“Very spacious rooms” “Room was great” “Bed was really comfortable”

Food

52/100
5 reviews

Food is all right.

“Sausage as it was undercooked” “Fresh fruit” “Preferred waffles”

Ranked top 5% by couples, with a score of 88

Good to know

  • Great location

    “Near seaside” “About within reach of transportation”

  • Awesome vibe

    “New towels” “Newer hotel”

  • Rather comfortable

    “Overall quiet” “Very spacious rooms”

  • Comfortable beds

    “Pillows the best” “Liked that the blanket”

Review highlights

Vibe

96/100
5 reviews

Awesome vibe.

“New towels” “Newer hotel” “New hotel”

Cleanliness

93/100
6 reviews

Quite clean.

“Clean indoor pool” “Clean rooms” “Hotel is very clean”

Breakfast

87/100
7 reviews

Tasty breakfast.

“Big egg” “Nice brakfast” “Great breakfast selection”

Comfort

83/100
7 reviews

Comfortable rooms and beds.

“Overall quiet” “Very spacious rooms” “Quiet room”

Service

79/100
5 reviews

Fantastic service.

“Hotel staff super friendly” “Friendly staff” “Great customer service”

Room

78/100
15 reviews

Excellent rooms with wonderful beds.

“Very spacious rooms” “Room was great” “Bed was really comfortable”

Location

71/100
8 reviews

Great location.

“Near seaside” “About within reach of transportation” “Convenient location”

Ranked top 34% by business travelers, with a score of 81

Good to know

  • Fantastic service

    “Hotel staff super friendly” “Friendly staff”

  • Tasty breakfast

    “Big egg” “Nice brakfast”

  • Great room

    “Very spacious rooms” “Room was great”

Review highlights

Breakfast

88/100
4 reviews

Tasty breakfast.

“Big egg” “Nice brakfast” “Great breakfast selection”

Service

83/100
4 reviews

Fantastic service.

“Hotel staff super friendly” “Friendly staff” “Great customer service”

Room

75/100
5 reviews

Great room.

“Very spacious rooms” “Room was great” “Bed was really comfortable”

Good to know

  • Great desserts & fruits

    “Fresh fruit” “Preferred waffles”

  • Clean hotel facilities

    “Hotel is very clean” “Clean hotel”

  • Spacious rooms

    “Very spacious rooms” “Big rooms”

  • Accessible parking

    “Plenty of parking” “Parking was convenient”

Review highlights

Amenities

100/100
15 reviews

Nice building.

“Great facility” “Great construction” “Very well maintained”

Vibe

95/100
14 reviews

Awesome vibe. Modern Hotel.

“New towels” “Newer hotel” “New hotel”

Cleanliness

94/100
43 reviews

Clean hotel facilities. Clean rooms.

“Clean indoor pool” “Clean rooms” “Hotel is very clean”

Pool

93/100
14 reviews

Great pool.

“Clean indoor pool” “Great indoor pools” “Pool was open”

Breakfast

90/100
46 reviews

Great and affordable breakfast.

“Big egg” “Nice brakfast” “Great breakfast selection”

Service

82/100
37 reviews

Friendly, professional service, though reception is subpar.

“Hotel staff super friendly” “Friendly staff” “Great customer service”

Comfort

81/100
43 reviews

Very comfortable, spacious, and quiet rooms with wonderful beds.

“Overall quiet” “Very spacious rooms” “Quiet room”

Room

77/100
75 reviews

Spacious, clean, but poorly-maintained rooms with great beds.

“Very spacious rooms” “Room was great” “Bed was really comfortable”

Location

75/100
28 reviews

Great location and easy parking.

“Near seaside” “About within reach of transportation” “Convenient location”

Ranked top 13% by families, with a score of 85

Good to know

  • Nice building

    “Great facility” “Great construction”

  • Great pool

    “Clean indoor pool” “Great indoor pools”

  • Quite clean

    “Clean indoor pool” “Clean rooms”

  • Great amenities

    “Great facility” “Great construction”

Review highlights

Amenities

100/100
5 reviews

Nice building.

“Great facility” “Great construction” “Very well maintained”

Cleanliness

94/100
18 reviews

Clean hotel facilities. Clean rooms.

“Clean indoor pool” “Clean rooms” “Hotel is very clean”

Vibe

93/100
5 reviews

Awesome vibe.

“New towels” “Newer hotel” “New hotel”

Pool

88/100
8 reviews

Great pool.

“Clean indoor pool” “Great indoor pools” “Pool was open”

Breakfast

86/100
16 reviews

Tasty breakfast.

“Big egg” “Nice brakfast” “Great breakfast selection”

Service

84/100
11 reviews

Fantastic service.

“Hotel staff super friendly” “Friendly staff” “Great customer service”

Comfort

82/100
13 reviews

Great sized rooms, very comfortable with wonderful beds.

“Overall quiet” “Very spacious rooms” “Quiet room”

Room

78/100
22 reviews

Large, orderly rooms with comfy beds, yet poor bathrooms.

“Very spacious rooms” “Room was great” “Bed was really comfortable”

Food

50/100
5 reviews

Food is not good.

“Sausage as it was undercooked”

Ranked top 6% by couples, with a score of 90

Good to know

  • Great location

    “Near seaside” “About within reach of transportation”

  • Rather comfortable

    “Overall quiet” “Very spacious rooms”

  • Comfortable beds

    “Pillows the best” “Liked that the blanket”

  • Great room

    “Very spacious rooms” “Room was great”

Review highlights

Breakfast

87/100
5 reviews

Tasty breakfast.

“Big egg” “Nice brakfast” “Great breakfast selection”

Comfort

83/100
7 reviews

Comfortable rooms and beds.

“Overall quiet” “Very spacious rooms” “Quiet room”

Room

78/100
13 reviews

Excellent rooms with wonderful beds.

“Very spacious rooms” “Room was great” “Bed was really comfortable”

Location

70/100
6 reviews

Location is ok.

“Near seaside” “About within reach of transportation” “Good location”

Ranked top 41% by business travelers, with a score of 81

Good to know

  • Fantastic service

    “Hotel staff super friendly” “Friendly staff”

  • Tasty breakfast

    “Big egg” “Nice brakfast”

  • Great room

    “Very spacious rooms” “Room was great”

Review highlights

Breakfast

88/100
4 reviews

Tasty breakfast.

“Big egg” “Nice brakfast” “Great breakfast selection”

Service

83/100
4 reviews

Fantastic service.

“Hotel staff super friendly” “Friendly staff” “Great customer service”

Room

75/100
5 reviews

Great room.

“Very spacious rooms” “Room was great” “Bed was really comfortable”

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Customer Reviews of Holiday Inn Express & Suites Salinas / Monterey

4.5 out of 5. Based on 140 guest reviews , Very Good

Property Description

Our superior Salinas Holiday Inn Express Hotel is located in the heart of California's wine country near Hartnell College and California State University Monterey Bay. Our hotel, near many famous Monterey, CA attractions, is a short distance from Cannery Row, Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey Bay Aquarium and Carmel-by-the-Sea. Our hotel near Old Town Salinas offers easy access to attractions like the National Steinbeck Center, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Salinas Golf and Country Club, Salinas Fairways, Salinas Sports Complex, California Rodeo Grounds and Jack's Peak Park. While lodging in Salinas, you can enjoy the many dining and shopping opportunities in both Old Town and nearby shopping malls. Business travelers appreciate our comfortable Salinas hotel's convenient location near Monterey International Airport as well as local businesses and agricultural corporations such as Tanimura & Antle, Newstar Fresh Foods LLC, River Ranch Fresh Foods LLC, McCormick & Company, Inc., Dole Fresh Vegetable Company and D'Arrago Brothers Company. The hotel also offers two meeting rooms and a 24-hour business center. While lodging in our Salinas hotel, guests enjoy free, wireless Internet access, indoor pool and whirlpool, well-equipped fitness center, and a complimentary breakfast bar. Check out our Salinas hotel's excellent deals and start planning your trip today.

Details / Other Expenses

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Year of Last Renovation: 2008
Floors: 3
Rooms: 74
Corridors: All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 74
Handicap Rooms: 7
Suites: 33
Room Windows: Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency: Daily
Meeting Rooms: 2
Meeting Space: 1250 sq. feet
Banquet Space: Holds 75 people
Policies / Expenses
Nightly Parking: FREE
Typical Group Deposit: 25%
Total Taxes: 10.00%
Total Misc Fees: $1.50 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)

Amenities / Features


Pet Friendly? Sorry, pets are not allowed.

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Baby facilities in room
  • Breakfast in room
  • Central location
  • Child facilities
  • Clothes drying
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Concierge service
  • Conference facilities
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Credit card accepted: JCB
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Fitness and health center
  • Free local calls
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Central heating
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Internet - ethernet
  • Internet is Complimentary
  • Ironing facilities
  • Jacuzzi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave in room
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Office or business center
  • Office in room available
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Private car parking
  • Private garden grounds
  • Quiet location
  • Radio in room
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe in rooms
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shop
  • Shower
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool - indoor
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Telephone - Free local calls
  • Television
  • TV - Free HBO
  • Travellers cheques accepted
  • TV room
  • Voicemail

About Holiday Inn Express

  • Free Express Start Breakfast Bar offering eggs, omelets, bacon and sausage, and their signature cinnamon rolls just to name a few
  • Have their own 100% Arabica Smart Roast Coffee
  • Free high-speed internet service in every room
  • eHost Online Concierge Service where guests can learn about hotel amenities, major airlines nearby, up-to-date local weather and even car rental services
  • Perfect for the business traveler on the go, Holiday Inn Express offers 24/7 fax & photocopy services
  • Unlimited free local and toll-free calls

The Holiday Inn Express highlights above are subject to change without notice.

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