by gmbegood on Sep 07, 2012
I discovered this place one night when everybody else was booked. Andy, the owner, gave me his last room at a decent price. I grew up in Salinas but lost my home when Momma died. Now, when I come to town, I stay at Econolodge. The staff is friendly and responsive. Rooms are clean and basic. WIFI works great. It's off 101 at.the Monterrey Peninsula exit, so close to Monterrey, Carmel, and the coast. Get a weekly rate.
by SeiyaS on Feb 18, 2013
We visited Monterey but the hotels are pricy there, we stayed in Salinas. This hotel was one of the cheapest ($73 including tax). Room looks OK. Only one channel on TV. There are microwave and fridge in the room. Close to the gas station and 7 eleven. According to the emergency escape plan hanging on the door, our room was one of the 3 largest rooms (right above the office). The three rooms can be combined with the doors inside of the room. Thus, we can hear the noise of neighbor. Our room was in the middle, so we heard people talk from both side of rooms. Nothing good, nothing bad. This hotel is average.
by jaghomeva on Nov 08, 2012
Very close to 101, and had large parking lot, which helped since I had my work trailer. There seemed to be quite a few permanent residents hanging around parking lot, so not sure whether I would stay here with my kids. However, since I was alone, it worked great for me. Close enough to shopping and dining to walk, however I would make sure it was daylight. Overall, my stay was fine, and I would stay there again if traveling alone.
by Dane P on Apr 08, 2013
T he staff is pleasant and helpful. My concerns began when I drove to my room amidst the open room doors with shouting from the beer drinking construction workers who occupied the rooms. The banter continued for some time with them standing outside their rooms, mine in the middle, shouting across to other open door rooms. NOTE! The immediate flag should have been all the construction vehicles parked around the parking lot. "Econo" Lodge was apparent. Walking into my room was another discouraging "step". It was like walking on clumps of trash that was not removed before laying the carpet. The entire carpet was apparently laid over an unprepared surface. This was not good. The room was clean, but not well kept. The shower selector did not work until I, with all my strength, pulled and yanked on the knob. Only then did a very light dribble emit from the shower head while the majority of the water flowed from the tub faucet.
by KI R on Mar 19, 2013
The room is cleaner than I expected but the room is outdated. One of the cheapest in the area. No microwave nor firdge in the room. Heater is not working. Complimentary breakfast is very minimal, not much to eat. If you are budget traveler, it would be OK, but other than that I will not stay again.
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