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Laurel Inn & Conference Center
Ranked #2 of 25 Hotels in Salinas
Derby, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Better than expected”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014 via mobile

We have just stayed for 1 night at this motel and were pleasantly surprised. We normally stay at 4* hotels so we're apprehensive about this motel despite reviewing other Trip Advisor comments - we needn't have worried. The receptionist was genuinely friendly and not condescending; rooms were very clean and the continental breakfast good; beds were ok but extra pillows would have been appreciated - we were too tired to ask for more.

  • Stayed May 2014
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Laurel_Inn801, Guest Relations Manager at Laurel Inn & Conference Center, responded to this review, 5 June 2014
Thank you for taking the time to post a review of our property. Your feedback is very important to us. I am delighted to see that your stay was enjoyable. We appreciate your business and look forward to your future reservations.
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Kerhonkson, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

I would stay there, again. We just needed a place to stay during a roadtrip and this motel was perfect. Reasonable pricing and a very clean room. I highly recommend staying here if you need a clean place to stay.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Laurel_Inn801, Guest Relations Manager at Laurel Inn & Conference Center, responded to this review, 5 June 2014
Thank you for choosing the Laurel Inn during your recent visit to Monterey County. Meeting and exceeding our guests’ expectations is our highest priority. We appreciate your business and look forward to your future reservations.
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Florida
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34 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2014

Must mention the kind and attentive staff at the desk. Very clean for a motel style hotel in this area in our experience. Big draw - the Black Bear restaurant next door!
Downside - we did move for similarly price deals at chain hotels in area with more upscale accommodations. But we have paid fullprice fro Laurel, So if you get a prepaid or discount, it may be a great buy.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Laurel_Inn801, Guest Relations Manager at Laurel Inn & Conference Center, responded to this review, 21 May 2014
I am delighted to see that you enjoyed your stay here at the Laurel Inn. Meeting and exceeding our customers’ expectations is our ultimate goal. Thank you for choosing the Laurel Inn and we look forward to your future reservations.
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San Diego, California
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61 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014

Very pleasantly surprised to find this little motel to be so clean and comfy! It was quiet and convenient to the freeway and a diner . The breakfast was perfect for traveling !
The surrounding beach towns were way over priced! We made it to Santa Cruz in 35 minutes

  • Stayed May 2014
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Thank Malibu66
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Laurel_Inn801, Guest Relations Manager at Laurel Inn & Conference Center, responded to this review, 9 May 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review our property. The Laurel Inn is centrally located with easy access to all the fantastic points of interest within Monterey County. We appreciate your business and look forward to your future reservations.
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Fresno, California, USA
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44 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

I don't usually stay anywhere less than a 3 star hotel, so I was a bit worried about this one. I needed one night for work, but took my husband daughter along with me. Since I had my husband, I went ahead and booked this place. It's not much to look at, but it was actually a pretty nice stay! The hotel service was excellent, even for a busy Saturday night. The room was pretty dated, but very spacious and super clean. The beds were a little rough (those old spring beds), but we were so tired it didn't matter too much. Even for a packed hotel, it wasn't overly noisy. The parking was tight be nothing to complain about. So if you're looking for a good value for this area, this would be it. I see it rates number 3 behind the Holiday Inn Express. I have stayed there too, and it's exactly what you would expect for them. But this place was in a better area and at a much better rate. We did not try the breakfast as we at at the Black Bear Diner. And yes, the pool was still closed. I think the sign said it would be closed for 3 months and that was posted in April.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Thank uclachexican
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Laurel_Inn801, Guest Relations Manager at Laurel Inn & Conference Center, responded to this review, 9 May 2014
I am delighted to see that you enjoyed your stay! The entire staff works diligently to meet and exceed the expectations of every guest. We want your experience to be pleasant and positive. We appreciate your business and look forward to your future reservations.
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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2014

Right off the expressway, convient. Rooms were nice and beds comfortable. Swimming pool still under construction, but not a big deal. Breakfast was free and staff very attentive. Would stay again. One Caviate is tour busses stop here so breakfast can be a little crowded before they leave

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Thomas K
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Laurel_Inn801, Guest Relations Manager at Laurel Inn & Conference Center, responded to this review, 9 May 2014
Thank you for choosing the Laurel Inn on your recent visit to Salinas. I am glad to see that your stay was pleasant. The breakfast room can be a popular place! The Black Bear Diner is also a great dining option. We appreciate your business and look forward to your future reservation.
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Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014

We stayed in April for 3 nights while visiting relatives. This was at least or 3rd or 4th stay at this motel. The pool was closed, due to construction, was too cold to swim anyway. Our room was nothing fancy, but was indeed comfortable and the price was right. We did have a coffee pot, small refrigerator and wi-fi access at no charge. In the
AM there is continental breakfast and is better than at others we;ve had. We did not have white bedding as some people indicate in their personal pictures, the bedspreads are in need of changeOther than that, the room was the same. But our overall stay was nice. Anyone who wants restaurant dining, the Black Bear Diner is just across from the motel's pool in the same parking lot, very good food.
The staff is also accomodating. The area is probably not the best, but it's close to the Northridge shopping mall, and other spots of interest. A short drive to the Steinbeck museum. You'll also be near WalMart and other stores as well as car dealerships. You'll be close to the freeway but no freeway noise. I recommend this property for a short stay.

Room Tip: 117, not far from breakfast room. A king with plenty of room.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Laurel_Inn801, Guest Relations Manager at Laurel Inn & Conference Center, responded to this review, 3 May 2014
Thank you for taking the time to post a review of our property. I am delighted to see you enjoyed your stay. The entire staff works diligently to ensure your stay is positive. We greatly appreciate your repeat business and look forward to your future reservations.
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Property: Laurel Inn & Conference Center
Address: 801 West Laurel Drive, Salinas, CA 93906 (Formerly Laurel Inn Motel)
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Region: United States > California > Salinas
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 25 Hotels in Salinas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Laurel Inn & Conference Center 2*
Number of rooms: 145
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Spanish exterior - 1 mi to city center, 1 mi to major shopping. ... more   less 
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