Welcome to East of Eden

The East of Eden Bed & Breakfast is located on the upper floor of the hisotric McDougall Building in the heart of quaint downtown Salinas. The rooms were originally used as a railroad hotel, and have been restored in early twentieth century period theme. A three minute walk to the National Steinbeck Center Museum and just five minutes to John Steinbeck's birthplace and boyhood home.

The rooms are decorated in antique furniture, featuring a working Victrola to allow you to experience a less-complicated time before television and technology. The East of Eden B & B immerse you in a past when Salinas had the highest per-capita income in America due to the green gold of Lettuce and the intersection of Main and Gabilan Streets boasted a bank on every corner.

Close to some of the most breathtaking coastline in the world, East of Eden is just minutes from Big Sur, Monterey, Carmel, and Santa Cruz - our 'Surf City' on the Monterey Bay. Local attactions include the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Laguna Seca Mazda Raceway, Gilroy Gardens, and Santa Cruz Beach Board Walk to name a few.

As the largest wine grape producing region in California, we also offer world-class wine tasting on the beautiful River Road Wine Trail in the foothills of the Santa Lucia Highlands. Come and experience life in John Steinbeck's time, the places he wrote about and the friendly people sho live in the Salad Bowl of the World.