Good Nite Inn - Salinas
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We travel a lot and stay in lots of different price-range hotels and motels, but this one is a loser on all counts. When we saw our room the first time, the previous guests' mess was still all over the floor. We decided we'd come back later and things would be better. Wrong! The tv didn't work and there was no remote control. After 3 phone calls to the desk (each one with a promise from them they'd be by to help) we gave up and went to sleep. I called our internet hotel provider and got a partial refund. There are plenty of other similarly-priced hotels in the general area - I'd try any one of them next time - it couldn't be worse.
Cons: NOISE!!! from everywhere - highway, industrial complex, other rooms; smell - sweet sticky smell; service - worse than bad - they lied.
Good Nite Inn smells bad
The smell in the room was so strong that I had a headache the next day. I was told it's from the disinfectant spray that the cleaning people use.
Yuk Yuk Yuk
Bad customer service. They charged my credit card with a second, unauthorized amount, the second second day of our stay, and when I called them to point this out, they told me I must be reading my statement incorrectly. They argued with us about the price (on our reservation!) that we had gotten online. We realized the room would be mediocre when we made the reservation, but never thought the personnel would be so unethical and rude. My advice is to NEVER stay there if you're trying to have a peaceful vacation.
Avoid if at all possible
Stayed at this hotel for one night, as a cheap alternative to Monterey. We should have paid the extra to have got a decent hotel, in a reasonable location.
The manager was rude and unhelpful to the young woman on the check-in desk, who was clearly just leaning what to do. The bedsheets were so thin you could see through them. There were signs up warning you of the presence of chmicals in the area that can cause cancer! When we were there, there was a lot of coming of going in the car park from midnight until 3-4am. I certainly wasn't happy about leaving the car there - but had no option.
The only worthwhile thing to say about the hotel is that it is right by route 101, so you can get away from there quickly!
Will never stay here again.
-Stayed at motel for two days.
-Did not have hot water most of the time.
-The elevator was inop the last morning.
-The bathroom had mold growing in the grout cracks.
-The bathroom door was hard to open because the bottom of the door was dragging on the rug.
-The tolet water would run all the time unless the handle was jiggled.
-The rug was dirty.
-Front desk would not answere telephone in the morning.
-No Continental breakfast as advertized.
In April 2004 my wife and I toured California, Arizona and Nevada staying in a total of 9 hotels, the Good-Nite inn was one of the most expensive and by far the worst. Why do I say this? Let me explain. We arrived in mid afternoon and checked in. The young man in reception was abrupt and unwelcoming. On arrival at our room the lock would not open and maintenance had to fit a new battery to the lock. An isolated incident? it wasn't, a young US soldier who checked in at the same time also had the same trouble. When we finally gained access the room gave the overall impression of being drab and stale and not very clean. However we dropped our luggage and went straight out to explore Carmel and Monterey. It wasn't until we returned after dark that we noticed how bad this hotel really is, Only 2 lights in the bedroom, one the bedside light didn't work, no coffee/teamaker, no clock, no hairdryer, only one tissue in the box, no hotel guide listing guest amenities/services, burn holes in the blankets, beding old and or not properly cleaned and lastly but not least no safety catch on the door. This last item came to our notice when we were awakened at about 1.0am that night by the hotel security attempting to open our room door. Why I don't know, when I challenge him he just walked off muttering something about seeing a light. The only good thing about our stay at the Good-Nite Inn was that it was for only one night. My advice to any fellow travellers is DON'T stay here even for one night.
I suggest you try elswhere
I booked here but had to cancel due to a change in plans. Despite getting a confirmation number that stated that they accepted the cancellation, they charged me for one nights fee and told me that they had no record of the cancellation. I am extremely disappointed in the the integrity of the staff.
Anything but a good night
I stayed at the Good Nite Inn during the Steinbeck Festival. Upon arriving, it took almost an hour to get checked in. They only had one girl working the front desk on a weekend. Some guests were actually returning their keys and did not want to stay because their rooms had not been prepared for new guests, and had waited for maid service that did not come. The room was alright, but the bathroom smelled awful, and there were no towels in the bathroom. We requested some towels, they never came, so when we went to the office to ask for some. We were given one and told that was all they had. My boyfriend and I did not feel comfortable leaving our belongings in the room while we went to Monterey to explore, so we took our stuff with us. When we returned that night, our keys wouldn't work on the door, the staff had checked us out. They checked us into another room, and gave us a discount on one of our two night stays, but I definitely would never return to the Good Nite Inn.
The hotel staff was very rude, The sheets that where supposed to be white looked grey and also had hair on them. The blankets had cigarette burn marks and long hairs on them. We went and got sleeping bags out of the truck put them on top of the bed and slept in those instead. The bathroom had green mold all along the caulking. The rest of the room was fine, basic. People came and went all night long slamming doors and talking loudly. I think between the two of us we probably got about an hour of sleep from all of the noise and traffic. I might as well have kept on driving. I would never ever stay here again and wouldn't reccomend it to anyone.
The hotel was not bad. Great rate. but I think that alot of people live at the hotel. They tried to fix it up but some people tradshed it again. the emergency phone was ripped out of the elevator. The pool was not clean. The town on the whole was gross. We did not even stay for breakfast- just got the heck out of that town. Spend the extra cash and stay in Carmel or Monteray.
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