The 5 best cheap hotels in Salinas

by Alexander Castro  |  Published June 1, 2017

Dubbed the “Salad Bowl of the World,” Salinas grows huge amounts of lettuce, broccoli, peppers and other crops yearly. Bountiful with vegetation, flowers, vineyards and all types of botanical goodies, this exceptionally fertile place is the setting for many of John Steinbeck’s novels. Thankfully your vacation in Salinas doesn’t have to be a Depression-era slog; there are plenty of fun things to do, from the Mazda Raceway to wineries and, yes, Steinbeck-related venues like the National Steinbeck Center.

We’ve picked out five properties in Salinas for inquiring travelers. They’ve been highly rated by past customers, and they all offer great value.