I am traveling to Monterey next week with just my two toddlers and I'm looking for a hotel between exiting off i5 at Jayne Ave exit and Monterey that is fairly nice (3 stars) There is absolutely nothing in or around monterey because of the US Open golf tournament, and we are happy to stay anywhere between the 5 and Monterey, however I'm only seeing 2 star motels. Does anyone know of anything a little bit nicer. Also, which cities are 'safe' around there? King City, Salinas and Soledad are all areas I'm looking at. I could maybe stay at a lower star hotel if I felt we were in a safe neighborhood.