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“Stay away!”
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Best 5 Motel
Ranked #12 of 25 Hotels in Salinas
Pleasanton, CA
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21 reviews
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“Stay away!”
Reviewed 22 August 2007

We were shuffled to this place when another motel overbooked and we were late arrivals. This place is dirty and disgusting. The ice machine was old and rusty, there were bird droppings on the walkway, the pool had a lot of black gunk in it, the ice machine was so dirty and rusty we didn't use it, the shower had cracks and mold, there was old caked-in dirt in the corners of the counters and power outlets, cracked and dirty walls, rust on the heater and air conditioner, ugly brown spots on the old carpet, flat thin pillows, stained thin small towels, and no amenities such as coffee, fridge or hairdryer. I showered with my flipflops on. We only stayed because it was very late and we were too tired to go elsewhere. If you arrive late at the Econolodge, you may very well end up here at the Best(not) 5 Motel, so don't even take that chance! We never will again.

  • Liked — Nothing
  • Disliked — Everything
  • Stayed August 2007, travelled with friends
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jay p, Owner at Best 5 Motel, responded to this review, 7 October 2011
Dear sir/ madam,
We are truly sorry for your bad experience at our motel. We at Best 5 motel try to give our customers the best possible service possible, but like all businesses things happen that could have been avoided and we are truly regretful for the same. We had newly bought the motel (late may 2007)when you came to stay with us. Our neighbor the Econolodge had also newly purchased his motel. We both were new in the market. Both the motel have different management. We received a request from Econolodge to accommodate you'll as they had a emergency situation. We realize that our rooms were not as per your expectation. At that time we had not remodeled due to lack of knowledge of the market. However now things are different. We have Remodeled rooms and are confident that we could try to meet some if not all your expectations.
Again we are truly sorry for what happened & hope to earn business from you in the future.
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Additional Information about Best 5 Motel

Property: Best 5 Motel
Address: 1010 Fairview Ave, Salinas, CA 93905-3315
Region: United States > California > Salinas
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 25 Hotels in Salinas
Price range (per night): ₹ 4,394 - ₹ 9,950
Hotel Class:2 star — Best 5 Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 58
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