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Salinas, California
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

I checked in with a gentlemen named Sonny. He was very courteous and quick to check us in. He was especially helpful when we did not have any dinnerware to eat our food. I asked for a spoon and he came back with plates, forks, spoons and napkins. I was really surprised. The rooms are spacious and really clean. Also...

Thank JR M
Carlsbad, California
Reviewed 21 May 2016

Do yourself a favor and avoid this place like the plague. I can't say enough bad things about this place. Hmm, where to begin... A friend from Salinas made the reservation because we needed to stay one more night and our hotel was booked. After she made the reservation online, we changed our mind. I called to cancel the reservation....

1Thank JSW49
Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 3 August 2015

The most disrespectful staff to the clients. They do not answer the phone. The rooms I booked ( 3 rooms) , one had no tv remote control, one had the TV no working and one had a terrible smell of marijuana smoke( into a non smoking room) . I tried to call the lobby and gave up, the front desk...

4Thank Romtiger
Reviewed 4 July 2015 via mobile

Stayed here because I didn't want to pay ridiculous high rates in Monterey so ended up here close to where I needed to be which was Laguna seca racetrack. Donavan at the front desk was a delightful young fella. Quick check in process room was basic and clean had a flat screen tv which was nice. Overall budget motel with...

1Thank JimKroger
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 30 June 2015

My fiance and I stayed at this establishment over the weekend and we are always skeptical when it comes to motels but we enjoyed our stay. Staff was friendly, rooms were refreshed. Breakfast could have been better but it was decent for the price we paid. Good location right off the 101, would stay here again. Donavan at the front...

Thank joesworld35
Reviewed 3 March 2015

I stayed here for two nights during the pro-am weekend and it was great. I slept well. The staff & management were very friendly, helpful and they accommodated me right away since lots of places were booked up quickly. There is lots of parking so that was good and right next to my room..I will def recommend this place to...

Thank EricV12673
Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 16 December 2014

I was driving along side highway 101 and decided to stop by here and I must say, it was a great stay! Staff was really nice and accommodating. My room was fully remodeled. Breakfast was okay, but overall it was nice.

Thank Susan P
Reviewed 18 August 2014

I recently stayed at the 5 motel during my trip to Pebble Beach for the concours d elegance. I was driven to the "5" by the price and proximity to destination areas. The hotel room was priced quite high but was the most affordable in the area during car week. I was driven to stay in Salinas due to the...

Thank Larsen433
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 August 2014

I went with 2 girlfriends to a California road trip, that was our 3 hotel, I do regret have stay there, the receptionist was ok, but it was like a massive glass in between her and us, that big that a bit concern I asked her how safe was crossing the road to go to the shop to buy dinner,...

2Thank esther J
Best5GM, Front Office Manager at Best 5 Motel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for writing a review of our property and for staying with us. I am sorry for the issues you had during your stay with us. We'd like to obtain additional detail regarding your recent stay so I have sent you a private message. It should be noted, that since your stay, ownership and management has...

Burbank, CA
Reviewed 31 July 2014 via mobile

Was sent here after my hotel in Seaside overbooked. At first I was incredibly angry with the hotel which sent me all the way to Salinas at what appeared to be a lower end motel. Upon arrival my mindset changed. The hotel was newly painted and nicely maintained. The front desk staff was incredibly friendly and very accommodating. We were...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about Best 5 Motel

Address: 1010 Fairview Ave, Salinas, CA 93905-3315
Region: United States > California > Salinas
Price Range: €55 - €410 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Best 5 Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 58
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“Upstairs on 101 freeway side seemed quieter than street side.”
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