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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Salinas
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All reviewspristine conditionneed arisesmicrowave and refrigeratorwould definitely stay here againindoor poolnice hotelupgraded to a suiterecommend this hotelenglish muffinslots of pillowscheck in was easyvery comfortable staylaundry facilitybeds were very comfortableother hotelsnewer hotelquiet room
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Reviewed 31 May 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for one night on a road trip as a family.

The room was big and clean but a little noisy. Maybe it was where our room was but we did sleep.

The breakfast was ok but we didn't have the hot food as it looked a little dry but there were the options instead.

It was what was required for an overnight stay a clean comfy bed and something to eat the next morning before we moved on to our next destination.

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1  Thank hartleypets
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hiesalinas, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Salinas, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2014

Thanks for taking the time to write a review for our property hartleypets. Although it seems you had an acceptable stay, we always strive to be better than average. If you are ever back in the Salinas area, we hope you give us another chance to make your stay from a "good value" to a great value!

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Reviewed 23 May 2014 via mobile

We decided to stay in Salinas overnight to go to Monster Jams and as a stopover from driving from San Francisco to Los Angeles. We were able to check in a little early and we were upgraded to a junior suite which gave us extra room. We were thanked for being hotel reward members which we have found only happens with this hotel chain and it is really nice to be acknowledged like that upon check in.
The hotel is within walking distance to a few eateries but I expect you would need a car to get around and out further. The hotel is at the end of a street so traffic is limited. We were offered a room on the ground floor, it was quiet and easy to get to.

The parking and wifi is complimentary which is something we look for when researching hotels. There is also complimentary breakfast which is a bonus but not always essential for us. The breakfast has a good range, the eating area was clean and well maintained.

We did not use the fitness centre at this hotel but it looked adequate enough. They have a guest laundry which was exteemely useful for us and for anyone travelling for a while. We have had a couple of hotels that do not have a guest laundry and having the hotel do the laundry is way too expensive. It is nice that this hotel offers a facility for guest to wash their clothes.

We only stayed in salinas for one night but we will come back to see what the region has to offer and we will definitely stay in this hotel again. The staff (from check in, breakfast and check out) were very friendly, helpful and welcoming.

Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
Thank Jo-Anne S
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hiesalinas, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Salinas, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2014

Thanks for taking the time to write such a well written and thought-out review for our hotel Jo-Anne S. We really appreciate you taking the time to do so. We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay at our property and thank you for your continued loyalty to our brand. We hope to see you again if you come back to the Salinas area. Thanks!

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Reviewed 15 May 2014 via mobile

Ok, kind of a mouthful of a claim but I stay at Holiday Inn hotels all over the west 40 weeks out of the year so I know the great and the really horrendous; this one is in the top 10%. The formula is simple but for some reason not each of them can put it all together, correctly, this one has what I expect: really good, sincere, quick service; clean accommodations; plenty of plug-ins in the room for all my drained electronics; a refrigerator for my dinner leftovers and drinks. Lastly, Holiday Inn went to a new program not that long ago that gives me a choice between getting 500 extra points (love my points) or some bottled water and snacks as a thank you for my continued, continual, patronage; this HI didn't hesitate to offer the points whereas a good too many HI's still aren't complying with the new corporate program (independently owned a problem??).

Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
4  Thank Ken D
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hiesalinas, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Salinas, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2014

Thanks Ken D for taking the time to write us a review for our hotel. I'm ecstatic to hear that we are in the top 10% in your hotel standards. We definitely understand great service along with clean and comfortable accommodations is a main key to success. I'm sorry to hear that you have not been receiving your welcome amenity at other IHG locations, it's a new program that just rolled out. You can always contact the IHG Rewards Club to make sure the points are distributed. We definitely appreciate your continued loyalty and hope to see you again real soon. One a side note, we are independently owned and managed and are thrilled to hear we are doing a great job from guests such as yourself.

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Reviewed 4 May 2014

We just returned from our short one night stay Holiday Inn Express Salinas. There is not one bad thing to say about it. The hotel looks new. Check in staff was so nice. I requested high floor and quiet room and both were honored. We stayed in a 2 queen bed room on 3rd floor, facing the pool house. The room was just how you see on website, no surprises. We never heard any neighbors nor noise in halls. The beds were very comfortable. Water pressure in bathroom was good. Parking at hotel was easy and ample. There is an In n Out right next door. I did not eat breakfast at the hotel but it looked nice. I would definitely stay here again when in the area. We were at a Mazda Raceway event, and the hotel is about 20-30 minutes away.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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3  Thank JulieFangKoo
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hiesalinas, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Salinas, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2014

JulieFangKoo, you are great! Thanks for taking the time to write such a wonderful review of our property. I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We definitely look forward to seeing you again if you are in the Salinas area.

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Reviewed 9 April 2014

Quiet and well appointed. I was surprised with a free room upgrade to a huge suite. Very comfortable bed. Staff are pleasant and helpful. The pool house is a really nice place to get a little exercise and relax. If you are using Google navigation on your phone, it will try to tell you that it is on the Right. It's actually on the Left and farther down the street. Convenient to Rte. 101.

Room Tip: There is no street noise to speak of but if people step outside the front door to smoke, their conversation seems to carry farther than it should.
  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Kate G
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hiesalinas, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Salinas, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2014

Thanks for taking the time to write us a review Kate G, we really appreciate it. We're happy to hear you enjoyed the room upgrade along with the rest of our facility. We definitely look forward to seeing you again if you are in the area.

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