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Socially Distant Hygenic Two Bedroom Shelter With a View
The price is $250 per night
10.28 mi from city center
4.9/5Exceptional! (8 reviews)
Beautiful and peaceful place.

"The property is beautiful and peaceful. Beds are comfortable and the description is exactly what you find once you get into the property. My advice is that you drive to the property during daylight; it’s tricky to find it in the dark on the first try. But you will love it once you find it. There ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

Socially Distant Hygenic Two Bedroom Shelter With a View
Wagon Wheel Motel
2 out of 5
1217 North Main Street, Salinas, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $65 per night
1.82 mi from city center
3.4/5Good! (214 reviews)

"The place is very nice just to have a bad experience with the supposedly manager, that if I shout very ugly I have even threatened to call the police if I did not leave there, and I did not go out for education and respect, then she apologized for his attitude but I wish that another guest does not ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2020

Wagon Wheel Motel
Residence Inn by Marriott Salinas Monterey
3 out of 5
17215 El Rancho Way, Salinas, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $123 per night
1.91 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (315 reviews)

"Checked in with a reservation that said we were getting a King and a sofa bed only to find out this property does not offer a sofa bed. Had to farm out one of our kids to a different room. They brought a mattress for our son which was just laid on floor with no cot to put it on. Fridge had food in ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2020

Residence Inn by Marriott Salinas Monterey
Courtyard by Marriott Salinas Monterey
3 out of 5
17225 El Rancho Way, Salinas, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $94 per night
1.9 mi from city center
3.9/5Very Good! (481 reviews)

"Everything was good and very clean. I would recommend it to anyone."…"

Reviewed on May 15, 2020

Courtyard by Marriott Salinas Monterey
Motel 6 Salinas South - Monterey Area
2 out of 5
1257 De La Torre Boulevard, Salinas, CA
Free Cancellation
The price is $66 per night
2.13 mi from city center
3/5 (959 reviews)

"I got room114 they need a new bed it's old and couldn't sleep, your body sinks down half way ovwr"…"

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2020

Motel 6 Salinas South - Monterey Area
Best Western Plus Salinas Valley Inn & Suites
2.5 out of 5
187 Kern Street, Salinas, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $109 per night
0.95 mi from city center
3.8/5Good! (339 reviews)

"Close to everything. Restaurants close by. We never could figure out how to turn on the tv which was a blessing to us. The breakfast was excellent. The service was great. We hope to stay there on future trips and then visit the coast. Thank you. LDR & BSR."…"

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2020

Best Western Plus Salinas Valley Inn & Suites
Motel 6 Salinas North - Monterey Area
2 out of 5
140 Kern St, Salinas, CA
Free Cancellation
The price is $66 per night
0.89 mi from city center
3/5 (545 reviews)

"Easy to get to. Very clean. Service is great. Nice location. Close to restaurants."…"

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2020

Motel 6 Salinas North - Monterey Area
Hampton Inn & Suites Salinas
2.5 out of 5
523 Work Street, Salinas, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $110 per night
0.77 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (683 reviews)

"Made a reservation as soon i got there got my Room quick no hassle quiet place very clean felt like home"…"

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2020

Hampton Inn & Suites Salinas
Best Western Salinas Monterey Hotel
2.5 out of 5
175 Kern St, Salinas, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $85 per night
0.93 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (752 reviews)

"The hotel was neat, attractive and clean. Staff was friendly and helpful. The breakfast was delicious with a wide variety of items available. We would use this hotel again!"…"

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2020

Best Western Salinas Monterey Hotel
Super 8 by Wyndham Salinas
2 out of 5
131 Kern Street, Salinas, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $80 per night
0.88 mi from city center
3.9/5Good! (1,010 reviews)

"Excelle ex"…"

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2020

Super 8 by Wyndham Salinas
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Visiting Salinas

Families will find kid-friendly activities in Salinas, and visitors give high marks for the top-notch restaurants. Tourists who journey to this welcoming city can discover its shopping, aquarium, and cafés. Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey Bay Aquarium, and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca are some of the top sights around the area.

  • You'll find 440 Expedia hotels and other accommodations in the larger area of Monterey
  • The closest major airport is in Salinas, CA (SNS-Salinas Municipal), 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula), 12.2 mi (19.6 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Salinas

Cultural venues in the city include National Steinbeck Center, Aguila Cultural Center, and Salinas Valley Model Railroad Museum. The city is well liked for its places to shop, and Northridge Mall is a favorite for retail therapy. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are Steinbeck House and First Mayor's House.

As you plan your vacation, you'll find 26 hotels and other lodging accommodations to choose from in Salinas. Here you'll find highly ranked ones based on our user reviews:

  • Hampton Inn & Suites Salinas - With a stay at this 2.5-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and an indoor pool, along with free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its breakfast and pool.
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Salinas - Our customers like the breakfast and beach locale at this hotel. This 2.5-star hotel features free breakfast, an indoor pool, and free WiFi.
  • Residence Inn by Marriott Salinas Monterey - With a stay at this 3-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and an indoor pool, along with an in-room kitchen. Expedia customers like its breakfast and pool.

Outside the city, top places to visit include Fisherman's Wharf, located 14.1 mi (22.7 km) from the heart of the city, and Monterey Bay Aquarium, which is 14.2 mi/22.9 km away.

Getting Around Salinas

If you want to explore the larger area, hop aboard a train at Salinas Station. Salinas might not have very many public transportation choices so consider a car rental to maximize your time.

Dressing for Salinas

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 66°F and the nighttime average to be 39°F
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 71°F during the day and 44°F at night
  • July through September averages 74°F during the day and 51°F at night
  • In October-December, the average temperature is 74°F during the day and 39°F at night
  • About 14.88 inches of rain falls on Salinas each year
  • Hottest months are usually September and October with an average temperature of 73°F, while the coldest months are December and January with an average of 40°F

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place for a stay in Salinas?
Hampton Inn & Suites Salinas is a favorite with Expedia customers. This hotel offers free breakfast and a restaurant. Traveler reviews also recommend Holiday Inn Express & Suites Salinas and Comfort Inn & Suites of Salinas as top choices for your visit.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Salinas, will I receive a refund?
Yes, you’ll find most room reservations are refundable if you cancel before the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which in most cases is within 24 or 48 hours of the scheduled arrival. If your reservation is non-refundable, it might still be possible to cancel it and receive a refund within 24 hours of your booking. Add your dates and click on “Search”, then you can filter by “free cancellation” to review the best deals available in Salinas.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Salinas?
To access more information about updating your trip to Salinas or cancelling it, head over to our customer service page.
What's the best place to stay on a budget in Salinas?
Based on reviews, Comfort Inn & Suites of Salinas is a popular 2-star hotel for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free full breakfast and free WiFi. Other good choices for your budget-friendly stay include Wagon Wheel Motel and Quality Inn Salinas.
What's the best accommodation for a family vacation in Salinas?
Comfort Inn & Suites of Salinas is a hotel with an indoor pool and free parking, and it’s a top choice on Expedia for families. Other choices to stay with the kids include Laurel Inn Motel and Holiday Inn Express & Suites Salinas. Attractions in the area like Monterey Bay Aquarium and Dennis the Menace Park are also fun for kids of all ages.
What's the best place to stay for a couple visiting Salinas?
Motel 6 Salinas South - Monterey Area is a favorite property for couples, and features an outdoor pool and free WiFi.
What's the best pet-friendly place to stay in Salinas?
Residence Inn by Marriott Salinas Monterey is a top hotel for people traveling with their pets, and offers concierge services and laundry facilities for its human guests. Other good options for you and your pet’s trip include Motel 6 Salinas North - Monterey Area and Motel 6 Salinas South - Monterey Area.
Where is the best place to stay near Salinas Sports Complex?
Laurel Inn Motel is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this hotel offers free breakfast and a restaurant. It’s located just a short 0.6 mi (1 km) from Salinas Sports Complex. Another good option is Wagon Wheel Motel, located just 0.4 mi (0.6 km) away.
What about the best place to stay close to Toro County Park?
One of the top choices for your stay is Good Nite Inn Salinas, located 5.4 mi (8.7 km) from Toro County Park, and this property offers an outdoor pool and free WiFi. Howard Johnson by Wyndham Salinas and Motel 6 Salinas South - Monterey Area are a couple of other good options within the surrounding area.
What's the best accommodation to stay near the beach in Salinas?
Hampton Inn & Suites Salinas is a top property for a beach vacation, and features an outdoor pool and free WiFi. Other good choices to stay near the beach include Comfort Inn & Suites of Salinas and Laurel Inn Motel. Head to Marina State Beach or Del Monte Beach for some quality time by the water.
What are some accommodations with pools in Salinas?
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Salinas is a top hotel with an indoor pool, free buffet breakfast, and free WiFi. A couple of other options that feature an onsite pool include Laurel Inn Motel and Super 8 by Wyndham Salinas.
What is the best spa hotel in Salinas?
Laurel Inn Motel is a top spa hotel featuring a restaurant and an outdoor pool. Kick back and relax in the spa tub. Other popular spa hotels in Salinas include Hampton Inn & Suites Salinas and Best Western Plus Salinas Valley Inn & Suites.

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