We at the Courtyard Salinas Monterey in mid-April of 2010. It has one of the most impeccable Courtyards I've ever seen. We were going to spend all day in Carmel (it's less than an hour away from Salinas). We love Carmel. Beautiful people. We only spent one night in this hotel. Salinas leaves a lot to be desired. It's very dark and everything closes early. The hotel has free parking. It's a family hotel. It has an indoor pool.
The hotel offers guests all the services necessary for a pleasant and comfortable stay, including continental breakfast, complimentary wireless internet access, outdoor pool and heated whirlpool spa rooms. Furthermore, it is only a mile from the Steinbeck Museum.
This hotel is located only one mile from the National Steinbeck Center, an interactive museum with samples of the life and works of celebrated American Author John Steinbeck. Other places of interest include Sherwood Gardens and the Boronda Adobe, which is only two miles away. The Salinas quadrangle and the Bowling Alley are three miles away.