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HI Monterey
2 out of 5
778 Hawthorne Street, Monterey, CA
Situated by the ocean, this eco-friendly hostel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Monterey Bay Aquarium and 1.8 mi (2.8 km) from Monarch Grove Butterfly Sanctuary. Monterey ...
4.4/5Excellent! (75 reviews)
"The bathrooms and showers were very clean so was the room I slept in When I arrived I was told I needed to buy a daily membership to the hostel which was not on the website or not very clear enough and I was told if I want to lock up my valuables I needed to supply my own lock ( of course they did ..."

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2020

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Laurel Inn Motel

Laurel Inn Motel

2 out of 5
801 West Laurel Dr., Salinas, CA
The price is $85 per night from Oct 5 to Oct 5
3.8/5Good! (1,003 reviews)
"Good"

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2021

Laurel Inn Motel
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Salinas, an IHG Hotel

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Salinas, an IHG Hotel

2.5 out of 5
195 Kern St, Salinas, CA
The price is $134 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
4.2/5Very Good! (814 reviews)
"There was construction taking place but we were warned so not a problem. Wish the hot tube had been open."

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2021

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Salinas, an IHG Hotel
Best Western Salinas Monterey Hotel

Best Western Salinas Monterey Hotel

2.5 out of 5
175 Kern St, Salinas, CA
The price is $117 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
4.1/5Very Good! (898 reviews)
"breakfast was nice"

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2021

Best Western Salinas Monterey Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Hostels and More in Salinas

You might not find many hostels in Salinas, but there are 26 accommodations here, so you still have plenty of other options. With the budget-friendly options here, you'll be able to spend less on overnight costs and save more for going out during your trip. We've heard good things about the aquarium and other attractions in this destination, as well as the sporting events.

Wondering where other guests have stayed in Salinas? These are some popular properties that might have more budget-friendly rates:

Motel 6 Salinas South - Monterey Area - You can take advantage of free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool at this motel.

Laurel Inn Motel - Property features at this hotel include free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Salinas - You can take advantage of free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking at this hotel.

Good Nite Inn Salinas - Guests can enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool at this motel.

Motel 6 Salinas North - Monterey Area - Guests can enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool at this motel.

When Is the Best Time to Visit Salinas?

Good weather's definitely a plus when you want to venture out and explore, so here's a little information that may be helpful:

  • The hottest months are typically September and October, while December and January are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 66° F and nighttime temperatures average 39° F
  • April-June: 71° F is the daytime average and 44° F is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 74° F and nighttime averages are around 51° F
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 74° F during the day and 39° F at night
  • Average rainfall is 14.88 inches in a year

What Can I Do in Salinas?

Depending on your interests, you might like these places:

Top Sights
  • Fisherman's Wharf
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
Natural Features
  • Toro County Park
  • Monterey Bay
  • Marina Dunes Preserve
Cultural Attractions
  • National Steinbeck Center
  • Aguila Cultural Center
  • Salinas Valley Model Railroad Museum

In general, Salinas is known for its:

  • Shopping
  • Restaurants
  • Entertainment
  • Cafés
  • Sports

How to Get to Salinas and Around the Area

You can fly into the nearest airport in Salinas, CA (SNS-Salinas Municipal), 2.2 mi (3.6 km) away from the city center. Another option is Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula), located 12.2 mi (19.6 km) away. After you've arrived, you may want to use public transit to get around. If you're eager to check out more of the area, head over to Salinas Station to catch a train.

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