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Good Nite Inn Salinas
2 out of 5
545 Work St, Salinas, CA
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$50
per night
Dec 1 - Dec 2
3/5 (2,162 reviews)

"The walls were very thin, and I could hear thuds of doors closing and opening, which was a bit disturbing. No breakfast; just complimentary coffee and microwave in the lobby. The staff was okay."…"

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2019

Good Nite Inn Salinas
Laurel Inn Motel
2 out of 5
801 West Laurel Dr., Salinas, CA
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$85
per night
Nov 17 - Nov 18
4/5Very Good! (2,006 reviews)

"Good for the money. No complaints. Breakfast was yummy"…"

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2019

Laurel Inn Motel
Super 8 by Wyndham Salinas
2 out of 5
131 Kern Street, Salinas, CA
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$67
per night
Dec 1 - Dec 2
3.9/5Good! (896 reviews)

"The property seemed fine. Not noisy aside from people going through the garbage and throwing bottles on the pavement."…"

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2019

Super 8 by Wyndham Salinas
Motel 6 Salinas South - Monterey Area
2 out of 5
1257 De La Torre Boulevard, Salinas, CA
Free Cancellation
$44
per night
Nov 24 - Nov 25
3/5 (875 reviews)

"Very nice manager. She has great customer service."…"

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2019

Motel 6 Salinas South - Monterey Area
Salinas Inn
2 out of 5
1030 Fairview Avenue, Salinas, CA
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3.2/5 (75 reviews)

"Bathroom smelled like old stale smelly armpits. Managers wife was rude about giving me and my families extra towels."…"

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2018

Salinas Inn
Motel 6 Salinas North - Monterey Area
2 out of 5
140 Kern St, Salinas, CA
Free Cancellation
$44
per night
Dec 1 - Dec 2
3/5 (492 reviews)

"Good property decent not to fancy and it a good area too."…"

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2019

Motel 6 Salinas North - Monterey Area
Howard Johnson by Wyndham Salinas
2.5 out of 5
131 John Street, Salinas, CA
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$67
per night
Dec 1 - Dec 2
3.5/5Good! (862 reviews)

"very good service no problem with any of the service"…"

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2019

Howard Johnson by Wyndham Salinas
Comfort Inn & Suites of Salinas
2 out of 5
181 Kern St, Salinas, CA
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$95
per night
Nov 27 - Nov 28
3.9/5Good! (312 reviews)

"I feel like this hotel is well maintained, and the people working here are wonderful. They are helpful and professional. The breakfast was great and before things ran out, a fresh supply of goodies appeared magically."…"

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2019

Comfort Inn & Suites of Salinas
Wagon Wheel Motel
2 out of 5
1217 North Main Street, Salinas, CA
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$54
per night
Nov 17 - Nov 18
3.4/5Good! (181 reviews)

"Older property but renovated. Close to excellent Mexican Restaurant. Motel quiet"…"

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2019

Wagon Wheel Motel
Steinbeck Lodge
2 out of 5
109 John St, Salinas, CA
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3/5 (242 reviews)
It was okay.

"My stay was okay. You get what you pay for. The room is very outdated."…"

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2017

Steinbeck Lodge
Quality Inn Salinas
2.5 out of 5
144 Kern St, Salinas, CA
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$76
per night
Nov 17 - Nov 18
3.4/5Good! (263 reviews)

"Place is decent, clean, and close to in & out burgers :)"…"

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2019

Quality Inn Salinas
Courtyard by Marriott Salinas Monterey
3 out of 5
17225 El Rancho Way, Salinas, CA
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$116
per night
Nov 27 - Nov 28
3.9/5Very Good! (444 reviews)

"The only disappointment was the swimming pool that was out of order. But overall it was cool easy check in, clean, comfortable bed and loved mirro for makeup. Oh my husband loved the shower as well. They had everything that you need. Will stay again"…"

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2019

Courtyard by Marriott Salinas Monterey
WESTERN MOTEL
2 out of 5
6 South Wood Street, Salinas, CA
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$67
per night
Nov 18 - Nov 19
3.2/5 (107 reviews)

"Would go back again. Clean, simple, no extras...Bed, frig, microwave, bathroom, A/C. Very quiet."…"

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2019

WESTERN MOTEL
Hampton Inn & Suites Salinas
2.5 out of 5
523 Work Street, Salinas, CA
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$95
per night
Dec 15 - Dec 16
4.5/5Wonderful! (613 reviews)

"Blessing and a curse that it is right off the freeway. Convenient but our room was on that side so it was a bit noisy at night."…"

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2019

Hampton Inn & Suites Salinas
Best 5 Motel
2 out of 5
1010 Fairview Ave, Salinas, CA
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1.3/5 (4 reviews)
scary

"for $200 I would have expected a box of kleenex! Nope, the only "extras" were two tiny slivers of soap. Bathroom was not clean, moldy shower, and the roughest towels I have EVER seen!!"…"

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2013

Best 5 Motel
Best Western Salinas Monterey Hotel
2.5 out of 5
175 Kern St, Salinas, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$93
per night
Nov 21 - Nov 22
4/5Very Good! (690 reviews)

"Clean, well cared for with a small laundry area which served us well"…"

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2019

Best Western Salinas Monterey Hotel
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Salinas
2.5 out of 5
195 Kern St, Salinas, CA
Free Cancellation
$98
per night
Nov 25 - Nov 26
4.2/5Excellent! (637 reviews)

"Quiet and clean. Good breakfast. Quick and Easy check in."…"

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2019

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Salinas
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Cheap Hotels in Salinas

Salinas has a variety of cheap accommodations and places to visit, making it a great getaway spot for budget travelers. You can find ways to save money while getting to know this destination, which is home to attractions like National Steinbeck Center, Aguila Cultural Center, and Steinbeck House.

If you're looking for places to stay in Salinas that won't break the bank, the 19 budget accommodations in the area give you plenty to choose from. These top-rated options offer reasonable prices and have positive reviews from Expedia travelers in search of a bargain:

Steinbeck Lodge - 2-star motel. You'll find free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking at this property. Guests who stay here appreciate its convenient parking.

Courtyard by Marriott Salinas Monterey - Customers like this 3-star hotel for its helpful staff and convenient parking. It offers free WiFi, free parking, and an indoor pool.

Best 5 Motel - At this 2-star motel, you can take advantage of free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking.

Best Western Salinas Monterey Hotel - 2.5-star hotel. You'll find free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking at this property. Guests who stay here appreciate its quiet guestrooms and overall value.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Salinas - Customers like this 2.5-star hotel for its convenient parking and good location. It offers free full breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking.

Planning Your Trip to Salinas

Still picking your trip dates? Find out more about the local climate with these monthly averages so you can plan around good weather.

  • Hottest months: September, October, August, and July, with an average temperature of 73°F
  • Coldest months: December, January, February, and November, with an average temperature of 40°F
  • Rainiest months: January, February, March, and December, with an average rainfall of 2.81 inches
  • Driest months: July, May, October, and April, with an average rainfall of 0.46 inches

Sightseeing In and Around Salinas

Salinas draws tourists with its fantastic dining options and cafés, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the popular local attractions that are highest on your list, such as Fisherman's Wharf and Monterey Bay Aquarium, and choose other low-cost activities to fill your itinerary. Enjoy the outdoors at Toro County Park and Monterey Bay, or check out the area's cultural spots like National Steinbeck Center.

Travelers also like Salinas for its:
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
  • Excursions

Getting Around Salinas

The most convenient airport is in Salinas, CA (SNS-Salinas Municipal), situated 2.2 mi (3.6 km) away from the city center. However, if that doesn't suit your budget, you can arrange flights in and out of Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula), which is 12.2 mi (19.6 km) away. If you want to explore the larger area, hop aboard a train at Salinas Station.

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