Motel 6 Salinas North - Monterey Area

140 Kern St93905SalinasUSA
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About Motel 6 Salinas North - Monterey Area

Situated just 20 minutes’ drive from beautiful beaches on Monterey Bay in central California, Motel 6 Salinas North - Monterey Area offers affordable chain accommodation beside US Route 101. Guest perks include free truck parking and an outdoor swimming pool.

Bright, remodeled rooms with air-conditioning and wood-effect flooring feature flat-screen televisions with expanded cable channels, en suite bathrooms, free local calls and desks. Accessible rooms are available.

Conveniences comprise a sun terrace, 24-hour reception, vending machines and paid Wi-Fi throughout. Kids can stay free and pets are allowed.

Morning coffee is complimentary and dining options located within five minutes’ walk include fast food and Mexican restaurants.

Motel 6 Salinas North - Monterey Area is 45 minutes’ drive from Pinnacles National Park with its volcanic rock formations. Salinas Municipal Airport is five minutes’ drive away as is downtown for the Amtrak station and Steinbeck House, celebrating the life and work of the famed local author. Monterey is roughly 20 miles away.


140 Kern St, 93905, Salinas, CA, USA
Telephone: +1(831)7531711 | Fax: +1(831)4245187 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Car park
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Pets allowed
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00

Positive Reviews

Handy roadside location not far from beaches

Visitors were overwhelmingly upbeat about this motel’s location in Salinas, California because there were gas stations, convenience stores, bus stops and eateries in the vicinity. Moreover, downtown Salinas was nearby. Beachgoers loved being a short drive from the coast along Monterey Bay and the motel was also within moderate driving distance of Pinnacles National Park, a paradise for rock-climbers and hikers. The proximity of US Route 101 also made it easy to access area attractions, golf courses and vineyards. Drivers were delighted there was free parking.

Good customer service

Guests had lots of praise for the obliging, pleasant and professional members of staff, who had good local knowledge and provided great customer service. Animal lovers were glad there was a pet-friendly policy.

Clean, revamped rooms at low prices

The modernized rooms appealed to guests, who praised features such as the laminate flooring and flat-screen TVs. Many remarked that the room rates were usually competitive for the area, adding that their stays represented reasonable value for money. Reviewers often said cleanliness and comfort standards were good.

Negative Reviews

Unpopular charges for Wi-Fi access

Guests resented having to pay to use the Wi-Fi at this property. Even though the cost was minimal, some reviewers were further disappointed by a frustrating log-in process, sluggish speeds and unreliable coverage.

Minor maintenance and cleanliness grumbles

Stained bedding plus bedroom floors and bathrooms that could have been more extensively cleaned were among the cleanliness issues reported by guests in some rooms. Critics’ maintenance grumbles focused on malfunctioning key-cards and weak water pressure.

No frills format had drawbacks

While the no frills format meant low prices, some critics couldn’t abide the sparse nature of the rooms, which lacked extras like coffee-makers, fridges, microwaves and toiletries. Reviewers also criticized the thin towels.

Rating Overview

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6.1 out of 10 based on 1039 reviews