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"Our 1st day there, the light went out in the showe/toilet area. There was no maintenance on the weekend to handle the situation " More

By a verified traveler on Sun 18 Jul 2021

Hotel Description

Hotel perfectly located for exploring Salinas

Heart of Salinas

You'll find National Steinbeck Center and Aguila Cultural Center within a 15-minute walk of this Salinas hotel. Steinbeck House and First Mayor's House are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Free perks

This hotel doesn't skimp on freebies - guests receive free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free self parking. Business travelers can take advantage of the business center. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can provide around-the-clock assistance.

Free WiFi, microwaves

Featuring conveniences like microwaves and coffee/tea makers, the 39 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Other amenities include free local calls, hair dryers, and ironing boards.

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$149* Per night/room Aug 11 - Aug 12

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Howard Johnson by Wyndham Salinas ratings based on 23 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.4 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Howard Johnson by Wyndham Salinas

Everyone (9) Couples (3) Family (3)
4 out of 5
Our 1st day there, the light went out in the showe/toilet area. There was no maintenance on the weekend to handle the situation

Posted by on Jul 18, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 19, 2021 by Manager

We are continuously improving upon our services and accommodations and want to thank you very much for your comments about our area and comments about our toilet. We hope that you will return as it is our ongoing goal to surpass expectations of service and accommodations.

1 out of 5
There is absolutely nothing special or desirable about this facility. It looks NOTHING like the picture as advertised. No staff available at check in. The carpet is sticky and the room was dirty. I do not recommend this place AT ALL!! Very disappointing.

Posted by on Jul 14, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 15, 2021 by Manager

I am terribly sorry to hear of your disappointment with our hotel. It is disheartening to learn that you did not enjoy your stay and that the room was not properly and thoroughly cleaned and maintained according to the high standards of our housekeeping and maintenance staff. Thank you so much for taking the time to share and to give us the opportunity to address this error and make things right.

5 out of 5
The owner is very friendly and takes care of the place very well. The continental breakfast is wayy beyond continental. The location is convenient. Its not your typical HoJos

Posted by on Feb 12, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 12, 2020 by Ray

Thank you so much for your kind words. I glad you like our hospitality and hope to see you again.

1 out of 5
The desk clerk told me my room was cancelled because he tried to charge my card before I arrived and it was declined. It worked fine for the next hotel. Then

Posted by on Oct 15, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Nov 20, 2019 by Manager

Your voice is so valuable to us in our continued efforts to provide every guest with an enjoyable experience. We appreciate you sharing your comments regarding our room as well as our clerk. Please do come see us again.

3 out of 5
It was an okay place to stay at for the price. The hotel was clean and the room was good. I did not like that we can hear our next door neighbors and that you can hear the busy street outside.

Posted by on Oct 13, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 14, 2019 by Ray

Thank for your stay. The best thing we do is keep our rooms clean and comfortable. Since this location is close to downtown area we have no control over the noise from outside. But have an advantage over other hotel is that most local restaurants for dining is closer to our hotel which is in downtown.

5 out of 5

Posted by on Sep 29, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 30, 2019 by Manager

It was our pleasure to provide you with such a wonderful experience. Please do come see us again very soon!

4 out of 5
l liked that it was clean and a newer building. I did not like the fact that the breakfast room was so small and that they only had 1 waffle maker it took too long 2 1/2 min to cook so for 10 people waiting it took me 25 min to cook my waffle. I also did not like the surrounding neighborhood. There are drug addicts across the street in the apartments watching your every move and making derogatory comments to my wife and I as we walked in the parking lot to our room or car.

Posted by on Sep 4, 2019

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Sep 4, 2019 by Ray

Thank you for sharing your comments. We understand your concerns and as a hotelier there are things we are not able to improve due the lack of space constraints and people’s behavior from outside. But do apologize for the inconvenience. But I am glad you liked our hotel.

5 out of 5

Posted by on Aug 14, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 15, 2019 by Ray

I am glad you had an excellent experience and thank you for your rating.

4 out of 5

Posted by on Aug 6, 2019

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Aug 6, 2019 by Manager

We continuously strive to give our valued guests a wonderful experience and hope to provide you with that on your next stay.

4 out of 5

Posted by on Mar 24, 2019

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Apr 1, 2019 by Ray

Thank you for your feedback and ratings. I am glad you had a pleasant stay.

About the Howard Johnson by Wyndham Salinas

Location 131 John Street, Salinas, CA 93901

Renovations + Closures

Due to COVID-19, this property’s food and beverage options may be limited.

Property Features

WiFi is free in public spaces. There's an onsite business center. Free breakfast is served daily. A vending machine, multilingual staff, and discounted use of a nearby fitness facility are also featured at the business-friendly Howard Johnson by Wyndham Salinas. Limited free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. This Salinas hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 39 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Business facilities
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Free RV, bus, truck parking , Parking (limited spaces)

Transport

  • Airport: Salinas, CA (SNS-Salinas Municipal) (4 km / 2.5 mi)
  • Train station: Salinas Station (1.4 km / 0.9 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking and RV/bus/truck parking

Room Amenities

Howard Johnson by Wyndham Salinas offers 39 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Cable television is provided. This Salinas hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and complimentary toiletries. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Handrails in hallways
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at anytime
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking.

Masks are compulsory at the property for guests without full COVID-19 vaccination.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas for unvaccinated guests. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).

  • One child stays free
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-out is not available
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Masks are compulsory at the property for guests without full COVID-19 vaccination
  • Debit cards
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 50.00 per accommodation, per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Howard Johnson Hotel Salinas
  • Howard Johnson Wyndham Salinas Hotel
  • Howard Johnson Inn Salinas Hotel Salinas
  • Howard Johnson Salinas Hotel
  • Howard Johnson Wyndham Salinas
  • Howard Johnson by Wyndham Salinas Hotel
  • Howard Johnson by Wyndham Salinas Salinas
  • Howard Johnson by Wyndham Salinas Hotel Salinas

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.