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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bakersfield Central

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3001 Buck Owens Blvd, Bakersfield, CA 93308 (Formerly W Garden Hotel)
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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San Diego, California
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Kal the General Manager and his staff were very accommodating even after our late arrival. We enjoyed the pool. The rooms were above average and a good breakfast. We will be staying there our next time through Bakersfield.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Second time staying at the hotel. It's always clean and the staff is friendly. Breakfast in the morning is awesome. I love that the staff still remembers us from our previous visit over 6 months ago. My son loves staying at this hotel and they always make my family feel welcome.

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San Diego, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Older rooms with tv from the last century. Not recommended unless you are desperate. Plan ahead and stay somewhere else. Pro: near 99 freeway, adequate parking, toilet flushes. Con: older tv with controls disabled and poor quality picture, odd and outdated furniture badly needing replacement, cabinets chipped and greasy, overpriced. My experience with Holiday Inn Express has been very positive... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel was decent for the price we paid. The room was clean and the bed comfortable, however the noise from the highway made it hard to sleep. I wanted to swim but looking in the pool there was dirt on the bottom and a lot of leaves floating in it. Very disappointing. The continental breakfast wasn't anything to write... More 

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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bakersfield Central, responded to this review

Dear Michelle H, Thank you for taking the time to relay your comments regarding our property during your recent stay. It is nice to know that you noticed the cleanliness of the room and found the bed comfortable. On the other hand, I am sorry if the pool looked unclean. I also apologize if the breakfast somehow was sub-par for... More 

Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed there on my daughter's birthday. Walked in & were greeted at the front desk by very helpful & friendly staff. The room was perfect for our family of four. The pool was nice & clean. The free breakfast was the cherry on top! The price is worth every penny! Kaplan is the best! Will definitely recommend to my family... More 

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Portola, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I found this property to be fresh and exciting. The two stairways that greet the visitor are impressive. The rooms were nicely appointed and very clean. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The breakfast was adequate. A nice improvement would be a waffle or a pancake machine. I felt safe and secure at this hotel and would highly recommend... More 

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Mukwonago, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very pleased with this hotel, excellent size room, very comfortable bed. The lobby is very beautiful, stunning as you walk in and see the 2 staircases. We found the staff to be very, out going, & extremely friendly. The breakfast has plenty of both hot, & cold choices. Would surely recommend this hotel!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Stayed there as part of a family vacation. Clean, newer appearing hotel. Pool is nice. Hot breakfast. Free parking. It was quiet at night. Not much in the way of restaurants within walking distance. I booked through tripadvisor.

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bakersfield, ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The rooms with a king size bed are large compared to other suites and has a real closet. I love the size of the bathrooms. The sitting area is great for watching TV. I use the desk a lot because it is in a great location in the room. I actually eat dinner on the desk and continue with the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I really wanted to love this place. It had glowing reviews and it was the very last hotel stay on our move across the country. We got a suite, and we were ready to go out with a bang. Unfortunately, the floor was so filthy that it turned all of our feet black. That's a new hotel low for me.... More 

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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bakersfield Central, responded to this review

Dear Kristi S, Thank you for taking time to post a review for our property. I appreciate and wish to thank you for the positive comments on the breakfast staff. On the other hand, I deeply apologize for the issues you had over the cleanliness of the room. Please be assured that this matter will be looked into and actions... More 

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