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Kansas City, Missouri
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36 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2014

We stayed here for a week in early October for the SCCA Runoffs at Laguna Seca. It was only about 15-20 minutes to the track. The rooms were quite, large and comfortable. Our room had been recently renovated with new carpet, paint and tiling in the bathroom. We had a secluded room on the backside of the hotel that was... More 

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Laurel_Inn801, Guest Relations Manager at Laurel Inn Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review, your feedback is important to us. I am delighted that your stay was enjoyable. The entire staff works with meticulous care to ensure the comfort of our guests. We appreciate your business and look forward to your future reservations. More 

portsmouth, VA
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34 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for 4 nights in late October while visiting our family. Hotel was only 7 minutes from our family's apartment and had easy on off access to highway 101. Rooms were clean and comfortable. Breakfast was as expected when you hear continental. Hotel allowed for early check in. Pool looked awesome although we did not utilize it. Restaurant in... More 

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Laurel_Inn801, Guest Relations Manager at Laurel Inn Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for making the Laurel Inn your choice during your recent visit to Salinas. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay. It is our goal to meet and exceed the expectations of our guests. We appreciate your business and look forward to your future reservations. More 

Asheville, North Carolina, Usa
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203 reviews
108 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2014

Quiet. The bed was comfortable. Poor "continental" breakfast. The front desk has 10% discount cards for a pretty good cafe next door. Nice staff. Reasonably priced for the area, which is why we stayed there.

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Laurel_Inn801, Guest Relations Manager at Laurel Inn Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review, your feedback is important to us. The Black Bear Diner is an excellent option for breakfast, lunch or dinner. We appreciate your business and look forward to your future reservations. More 

Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2014

For a low cost option in the Monterey area, this motel is fine. Very clean room, the beds were decent, and they offer a breakfast. The breakfast is pretty basic - cereals, muffins, toast, bananas - but no eggs. The pool looked nice, although small, and there were refrigerators and coffee makers in the room. A decent place to overnight.

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Laurel_Inn801, Guest Relations Manager at Laurel Inn Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for making the Laurel Inn your choice during your recent visit to Salinas. Our properties central location provides our guests with easy access to all the wonderful things Monterey County has to offer. We appreciate your business and look forward to your future reservations. More 

San Mateo, California
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 October 2014

Laurel In is just off the highway, so it's easy to get anywhere from here. The Black Bear is a great little place to get a meal. In July is when I first stayed at the hotel. The staff was very nice and helpful. Shawna was great help, when the rooms had been booked over the weekend she always seem... More 

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Laurel_Inn801, Guest Relations Manager at Laurel Inn Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of our property, your feedback is very important to us. Our staff works diligently to meet and exceed the expectations of our guests. When the motel has limited vacancy we often have to think of creative solutions to provide accommodation our customers. I am delighted that Shawna’s customer service stood... More 

San Luis Obispo, California
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2014

This motel was exceptionally clean and had many amenities I would not normally expect to find in a little motel. The staff was very friendly. Even fresh cookies in the lobby. The pool was large. Bathroom was completely upgraded and new. Bed comfortable. I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again

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Laurel_Inn801, Guest Relations Manager at Laurel Inn Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for making the Laurel Inn your choice during your recent visit to Salinas. The staff works meticulously to meet and exceed the expectations of our guests. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay. We appreciate your business and look forward to your future reservations. More 

Adelaide, Australia
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144 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2014

We stayed here while visiting Mazda Raceway @ Laguna Seca and found it very good value for money. Friendly check in, room 217, upstairs, old style motel, very clean, quite roomy, small fridge, thin walls, loud banging doors. Enough towels, basic continental breakfast. Would stay here again if we were in the area. Black Bear Diner next door was good... More 

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Laurel_Inn801, Guest Relations Manager at Laurel Inn Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review, your feedback is important to us. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay. Our close proximity to racetrack as well as everything else the beautiful Monterey Peninsula has to offer makes the Laurel Inn the perfect choice when visiting the area. We appreciate your business and look forward to your... More 

New York City, New York
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23 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2014

We stayed here for two nights and found it to be an easy drive to Monterey and MUCH cheaper than the hotels there. I booked our room on priceline and did not have the bait and switch issue that I see other reviewers noting. Our room was spotless, well kept and appeared to have a new bathroom (or at least... More 

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Laurel_Inn801, Guest Relations Manager at Laurel Inn Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for making the Laurel Inn your choice during your recent visit to Salinas. When a room is booked through an online booking agent, as with any other method of booking rooms, we honor the room type that is reserved and are happy to accommodate a change at the guests’ directive if we have the availability. We do not... More 

Urbandale, Iowa
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26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 September 2014

Based on the other reviews, my wife and decided to stay here for our vacation trip to Monterey. We were blown away. The staff was very friendly, the breakfast was good, the room was very clean, it was quiet, and was comfortable. Monterey and Carmel were just a short drive away. The price was a big factor in choosing this... More 

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Laurel_Inn801, Guest Relations Manager at Laurel Inn Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review, your feedback is very important to us. The entire staff works with meticulous care to make certain your stay is pleasant and enjoyable. We appreciate your business and look forward to your future reservations More 

Thousand Oaks, California, United States
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102 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2014

At times for more than 30 years we have been staying at the Laurel Inn when passing thru or visiting the Salinas/Monterey area. I believe this is my 3rd review I have wrote for Tripadvisor about this motel. No reservations this time, one weeknight stay on the way to San Francisco. No problem, non-smoking, quiet clean room, as always. Again... More 

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Laurel_Inn801, Guest Relations Manager at Laurel Inn Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. I am delighted to see that once again you have enjoyed your stay. We are honored that you choose to stay with us when you visit Salinas. We appreciate your business and look forward to your future reservations. More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Spanish exterior - 1 mi to city center, 1 mi to major shopping. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Laurel Inn Motel

Address: 801 West Laurel Drive, Salinas, CA 93906
Region: United States > California > Salinas
Price Range: $113 - $135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Laurel Inn Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 145
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Also Known As:
Laurel Hotel Salinas
Laurel Motel Salinas
Laurel Inn Motel California/Salinas
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