"The location was convenient for us. The room aircon system is very noisy! We always bring our Roomba on road trips and it picked up a lot of dirt, dus ... " More

By a verified traveler on Wed 14 Oct 2015

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Hotel Description

At Laurel Inn Motel you'll be within a 20-minute stroll of California Rodeo Grounds and Boronda Adobe History Center. Highlights at this hotel include a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, and free continental breakfast.

All 139 rooms feature free WiFi, cable TV, and coffee/tea makers. Additionally, refrigerators, hair dryers, and free toiletries are available.

This hotel offers free WiFi in public areas and a 24-hour front desk. Added amenities include a spa tub. Free breakfast is available daily. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Attractions within a 30-minute drive of this Salinas hotel include California State University Monterey Bay and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
$77 per night

Standard Double 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 3 Max

Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Laurel Inn Motel ratings based on 27 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.7 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 2.0 out of 5.0
1 out of 5

Follow-up to hairy sheets

Cons: The management is clearly indifferent to the comments or satifsfaction of the guests.
This is a follow-up to my post regarding the dirty sheets in our room. I had been told that the manager was aware of the situation and would contact me, but several days later, when I hadn't heard from him, I called back. The receptionist told me I was getting a 10% refund, and that the manager wouldn't talk to me because he "had other things to deal with." I attempted to contact him on a few more occasions, but the manager would not take the time to talk with me.

Posted by on Jul 17, 2017

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1 out of 5

Hairy sheets and unresponsive staff

I would not recommend this hotel at all. When I pulled back the bedspreads to get into bed, I discovered that the sheets were covered in what appeared to be back or chest hair. Covered. I called the front desk, but they seemed to doubt that I was even telling the truth. (I took video and pictures.) I was told that I could come down to the front desk to collect new sheets so that I could remake the bed myself, which is what we needed to do. The only other option was to change rooms, but all three kids were asleep at the time. The next morning at checkout I was told that the management was aware of the situation and would be contacting me later that day. It is two days later and I have not heard back from anyone.

Posted by on Jul 3, 2017

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4 out of 5


Pros: location
Cons: overall upgrade including the aircon. Please give the cleaning staff adequate time to do a better job cleaning.
The location was convenient for us. The room aircon system is very noisy! We always bring our Roomba on road trips and it picked up a lot of dirt, dust, hair indicating the staff is not cleaning very well. Looks like it could use and overall upgrade.

Posted by on Oct 14, 2015

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4 out of 5
Pros: Staff was pleasant and helpful. The room was a nice size and affordable. Parking was very close to the room. Room was quiet.
Cons: The bed was a little too hard and the TV volume was difficult to set.
Location: Only stayed the night.
Stayed one night after leaving San Jose and traveling to Bakersfield. The motel was hard to find at night, but the staff was great, the room was clean and I would stay there again. Compared to the prices of motels in San Jose, it was very affordable - worth driving a little longer or stopping a little sooner depending on the direction one is traveling.

Posted by , from Texas on Aug 5, 2015

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4 out of 5

Nice, clean motel with friendly, helpful staff.

Nice, clean motel with friendly, helpful staff....

Posted by , from California on Oct 3, 2013

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5 out of 5

Loved the cookies at the arrival desk!

Pros: Free breakfast, Free Internet
Large clean room, great for the price. Even a small table where we had a bite to eat.

Posted by , from Los Angeles Area on Oct 18, 2012

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4 out of 5

Good value for the $

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, cheap!
Cons: Noisy, a little run down
We got an amazing rate on this hotel, therefor I was excpecting it to be pretty shabby and run down. The rooms were a pretty decent size, clean and comfortable. The front desk staff was pleasent. The building was obviously really old, the walls were unfortunately paper thin, but it seemed really well maintaned. I would recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a steal in the peninsula area. Just a side note for people traveling with young children...They charge $12 a night for a portable crib (pack-n-play) so plan ahead.

Posted by , from Fairfax, VA, USA on Oct 6, 2012

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4 out of 5

okay place. good breakfast. terrible pillows

Pros: Free breakfast, Free Internet, nice people
Cons: bad pillows
we would drive the 45 minutes into Monterey each day because we got this place at a good price. the place was okay and the breakfast was good. next to a noisy highway and the pillows were bad. i would spend an extra $20/night next time to be closer to Monterey and with better pillows.

Posted by , from Cleveland, OH, USA on Jul 5, 2012

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3 out of 5

Room felt comfortable

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet
Cons: Noisy
My room was clean and comfortable. Its not up to date on the television. The noise level was O.K. Way to many emergency vehicle go on by that weekend.

Posted by , from Sacramento, CA, USA on May 18, 2012

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5 out of 5

Excellent stay in a very clean hotel

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Quiet, very clean
I stayed at the Laurel Inn in Salinas, CA for six days. I had not stayed in this hotel before, had never seen it personally and only went off of the reviews and pictures to make my choice. I have to say that it was the most pleasant experience that I have ever had staying in Salinas for MotoGP. The rooms were very clean and comfortable and the staff was friendly and courteous. I look forward to staying there again next year and for years to come.

Posted by , from Sierra Vista, AZ on Aug 2, 2011

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Property Features

Laurel Inn Motel offers its guests an outdoor pool and a spa tub. There's a restaurant on site. Free breakfast is served daily. WiFi is free in public spaces. Self parking is free.

  • 139 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 3 buildings
  • Built in 1974
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Conference space
  • Front desk (24 hours)

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: San Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.) (99.1 km / 61.5 mi)
  • Train station: Salinas Station (3.7 km / 2.3 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Laurel Inn Motel offers 139 air-conditioned accommodations with hair dryers and complimentary toiletries. Televisions come with premium cable channels. This Salinas hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and coffee/tea makers. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Air conditioning
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast daily.

Laurel Inn Motel has a restaurant on site.

Nearby Activities

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 10 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets allowed


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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are 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.

This hotel's policy is to charge a check-in fee from local guests. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available

Hotel Names

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.