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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Salinas, an IHG Hotel

195 Kern Street, Salinas, CA 93905-2016
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 20/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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#4 of 24 in Salinas
Salinas, CA Hotel near Monterey International Airport and Downtown Area Our superior Salinas Holiday Inn Express Hotel is located in the heart of California's wine country near Hartnell College and California State University Monterey Bay. Our hotel, near many famous Monterey, CA attractions, is a short distance from Cannery Row, Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey Bay Aquarium and Carmel-by-the-Sea. Our hotel near Old Town Salinas offers easy access to attractions like the National Steinbeck Center, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Salinas Golf and Country Club, Salinas Fairways, Salinas Sports Complex, California Rodeo Grounds and Jack's Peak Park. While lodging in Salinas, you can enjoy the many dining and shopping opportunities in both Old Town and nearby shopping malls. Business travelers appreciate our comfortable Salinas hotel's convenient location near Monterey International Airport as well as local businesses and agricultural corporations such as Tanimura & Antle, Newstar Fresh Foods LLC,
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Business Centre with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Hot bath
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish


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51Somewhat walkable
Grade: 51 out of 100
17Restaurantswithin 1 km
0Attractionswithin 1 km
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ruthandvern wrote a review Oct 2021
Wilton, California14606 contributions1196 helpful votes
On a mission we only stayed one night in Salinas. The property is well located to get to town, easy access to the coast beyond. Our room was very nice, good amenities, great pillows, good towels. Not the newest but well kept.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Leighton G wrote a review Mar 2020
21 contributions1 helpful vote
Great accomodations, helpful staff. Will stay there again. Quiet, great indoor pool. Location good. Breakfast was good for a motel meal. Staff provided me with a tube of toothpaste that I had forgotten.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled
chickabeegrrl wrote a review Mar 2020
Elk Grove, California2021 contributions146 helpful votes
This hotel feels a bit old and is apparently going through some renovations. The hotel room was clean and of a decent size. The bed is alright. I like that they provide soft and firm pillows. The bathroom was the problem - they have multi-use shampoo, conditioner, and shower gel, however, the shampoo and conditioner in my room was empty. I would think the staff would check this when they clean up after a previous customer. They provide a simple self-serve breakfast, which is convenient.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled
sinyarda wrote a review Nov 2019
1 contribution1 helpful vote
The only redeeming part of the stay was the sheets and bed. They were comfortable. The hotel was dated & it needs a refresh. But the biggest issue is the location. It did not feel safe. There was lots of sketchy people roaming the street. Multi family complexes directly across the street (which led to lots of traffic and noise). Would not stay again.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled
Brian wrote a review Oct 2019
2 contributions
Either crooks or incompetent. My company booked me into the property for 6 days. They paid with a company card through a travel service. I get there and provide my personal credit card for incidentals. The lady runs it and hands me a receipt for $900. She did not see that another card had already been used. After calling my boss she refunded the money. Today I was ordered to another region by my company and checked out of the hotel. I received a zero-balance receipt. Later, my personal card was charged another $339. Alex told me via phone that the woman who checked me out charged the wrong card. I asked to speak to the manager He told me he would have the manager call me immediately.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Stay away! Almost any hotel would be better
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Chirpy wrote a review Aug 2019
Los Angeles, California187 contributions61 helpful votes
Dark rooms uninviting decor. Gym equipment broken and barely functioning. Rushed and unfriendly reception. Was it the summer heat or that the hotel is fully booked (what? Must be slim pickings) Next time I'm here, I'll be sure to look elsewhere.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled
2 Helpful votes
krysheila99 wrote a review Jul 2019
283 contributions32 helpful votes
I really enjoyed my stay at this hotel my grandkids love that outdoor pool house I myself also love the jacuzzi very relaxing location. The king-size Suite is enormous is like a one-bedroom apartment I stayed in the 2-bedroom Suite also really cute I recommend the suites
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled
JUSTICE W wrote a review Jun 2019
1 contribution
Thank you for always keeping our room clean and smelling great. Always smiling and respectful happy to have her as a housekeeper....... Thank you sooooooo much for everything. People don't realize the basics help but she always goes beyond.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled
KansasOnTheLoose wrote a review May 2019
Fort Irwin, California205 contributions25 helpful votes
We stayed here on a weekend visit of this area and planned to drive down the PCH over the next few days. This hotel is in a super sketchy area. I thought it seemed familiar—then I remembered, it is the latest city added to Live PD. Anyway, this hotel is with a group of other hotels, and is the best out of the group. It is easily accessible. The parking lot seemed sketchy too, but they say they have security patrolling through the night. The entry is nice and updated. Check in was easy. The room seemed fine. The bedding was clean and updated. I would say everything was just a touch below the standard IHG/HIE level. The only thing that totally grossed us out was the mold covering the shower. We did mention it on check-out. The breakfast was fine. Again, we love HIE because you know what you are getting. Again, I would say this was just a notch below standard. Check out was easy. We would probably choose elsewhere if we came this way again. And by elsewhere, I mean the entire area. The hotel was great...for the area.
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Date of stay: May 2019
Ant4fatony wrote a review Apr 2019
Nipomo, California48 contributions75 helpful votes
This is a tough part of town, but around the other hotels. It’s pretty standard HIE, clean and reliable. It’s has been updated, and I was upgraded. My only real complaint is I arrived around 9pm. I went to use the gym at 10pm, to be told they lock it at night until the morning. The clerk laughed that only 8 rooms were occupied, yet I wasn’t allowed to utilize the gym for fear of kids in there.
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Frequently Asked Questions about Holiday Inn Express & Suites Salinas, an IHG Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Holiday Inn Express & Suites Salinas, an IHG Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Tatum's Garden (1.1 km) and Wise Music (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Salinas, an IHG Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Salinas, an IHG Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Salinas, an IHG Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Salinas, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Holiday Inn Express & Suites Salinas, an IHG Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include In-N-Out Burger, El Zacatecano, and Los Altos Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Salinas, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Salinas, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Holiday Inn Express & Suites Salinas, an IHG Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Salinas, an IHG Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Holiday Inn Express & Suites Salinas, an IHG Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Steinbeck House / Best Cellar Gift Shop (1.7 km), Boronda Adobe History Center (3.9 km), and Historic Harvey House (1.4 km).