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By bikemap on Fri 06 Jul 2012

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Hotel Description

Enjoy the free WiFi at this Salinas motel

In Salinas

You'll find National Steinbeck Center and Aguila Cultural Center within a 15-minute walk of this Salinas motel. Steinbeck House and First Mayor's House are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Free perks

This motel doesn't skimp on freebies - guests receive free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free self parking. Business travelers can take advantage of the business center. A gym and a safe deposit box are also provided.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and coffee/tea makers, the 38 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Free local calls, hair dryers, and ironing boards are also available.

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Smoking

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Steinbeck Lodge ratings based on 14 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.3 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 2.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 2.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Steinbeck Lodge

Everyone (1)
2 out of 5

Not the best place to stay

Needs up grades there was and old tube t.v. in my room and no microwave had to ask for more toilet paper because they only give you one and had to ask for more towels we stayed there for 2 days for a wedding in town. I wouldn't stay there again should of stayed at the Super 8 down the street for a couple dollars more other family members stayed there and they said it was nicer.

Posted by on Mar 14, 2017

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2 out of 5

All right

Stayed for three nights.  Place is a bit old and outdated.  Nice location to the city though.  Breakfast was ok.  If it were only a one night thing, great. Not really a place to stay for longer than that for the price paid.

Posted by , from Utah on Oct 2, 2013

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3 out of 5

Would not stay again

Everything was OK...but I would look for some place else next trip.

Posted by on Jul 6, 2012

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1 out of 5

Dodgy area.

We got to the area and it was so dodgy. People were screaming at us in the street. Telling us we don't belong! We are white Australians. We actually didn't end up staying here coz we were so freaked out. There were sirens going off all the time. We drove to Monterey and stayed there!

Posted by , from Queensland, Australia on Jun 27, 2012

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3 out of 5

Kind of good.

Pros: Free breakfast, Quiet
Cons: bad management, "shady" area
Me and my fiancee stayed at the hotel for two nights. We arrived late at night, but everytime we did that in the past - the receptionist was ready to show his or her best. Not this time! The receptionist was asleep when we arrived and he wasn't helpful during the check in. The room wasn't been cleaned after the first night, they didn't even change the towels (it looked like they went in just to turn the AC off). Anyways, hotel itself - Not Bad! Room was big, bed comfortable and we had the fridge and microwave for ourselves in the room. Washroom was small but clean. Continental breakfast was up to standard. Great coffee, sweet buns to grab 'n go. After all - Good value for money. Would recommend for short stay, for someone who doesn't want to spend too much time at the hotel room.

Posted by , from Los Angeles, CA, USA on Jun 6, 2012

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5 out of 5

Great Bed

Pros: Free Internet
I really liked the bed on this one, a nice big king. The only drawback is they don't have enough parking spaces for all the room, so I had to double park by the entrance. It wasn't a problem, but a slot would be better.

Posted by on May 31, 2012

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2 out of 5

Lots of broken things, toilet, shower curtain rod, walls....

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants
Cons: Noisy, dirty and broken
it was pretty reasonably priced but our room wasnt very clean and the toilet twisted and tilted whenever you sat down. I was afraid the curtain rod was gonna fall on me everytime I took a shower. walls were dirty and patchy paintjob....grout in bathroom was black in spots.

Posted by , from Beach Park, IL, USA on May 28, 2012

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5 out of 5

good but noisy from outside ppl walking by

Pros: Close restaurants
Cons: Noisy
Good room, clean, good price! Liked it all except u can hear ppl when they walk by, kept me awake.

Posted by , from Sacramento, CA, USA on Nov 15, 2011

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4 out of 5

Perfect stay for a busy weekend!!!

Pros: Free breakfast, Free Internet, Quiet, very quaint little downtown area. lovely
I was in town taking my niece to a couple of colleges in the area (CS Monterey Bay, UC Santa Cruz, Notre Dame). The hotel was located close enough for me to make the drive without any problem. The room was spacious enough so that we didn't feel cramped, and we both had queen size beds, which we very comfortable. While the tub itself was a little outdated, the shower had a lovely massage feature that made up for the tub. :) The hotel is an older unit, but the added features in the room; hair dryer, microwave, 'fridge, and FREE wireless internet made it feel current and homey. Again, for the price ya' can't beat it!

Posted by , from Pomona, CA on Oct 20, 2011

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2 out of 5

my stay..

the only good thing about my stay was the comfort of the BED!!. safety...? what...the window doesn't lock...they have a stick in the window....nice...NOT!!.. the coffee that they have in the room...yuk...tasted old and gross.....the coffee in the `lobby' was just the same...what a shame...boy was I fooled by reading the reviews prior to booking this room...just be honest..

Posted by on Apr 2, 2010

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Property Features

WiFi is free in public spaces. You'll find a business center on site. Free breakfast is available. The business-friendly Steinbeck Lodge also features a fitness center, a front desk safe, and an ATM. Self parking is free.

  • 1 building
  • 38 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Business facilities
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Front-desk safe
  • ATM

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Train station: Salinas Station (1.5 km / 1 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Steinbeck Lodge offers 38 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Televisions come with cable channels. This Salinas motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks along with free local calls (restrictions may apply).

  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Exterior corridor access

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the motel include a fitness center.


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.00 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, and JCB International.

  • Staffed front desk


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.00 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Salinas Travelodge
  • Travelodge Hotel Salinas
  • Steinbeck Lodge Salinas
  • Travelodge Salinas Motel
  • Steinbeck Salinas
  • Travelodge Salinas
  • Steinbeck Lodge Motel
  • Steinbeck Lodge Salinas
  • Steinbeck Lodge Motel Salinas
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.