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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

They have a bar in the lobby and I was able to order beer to the room. I was able to eat fish and chips all weekend and enjoy my visit I'm in route to Los Angeles from Hanford, California. They have a computer in the lobby in a restaurant as well. They serve brunch and dinner likewise.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

The managers and staff were very friendly and helpful. They would welcome me back after work by name. I can usually get a early breakfast before work. I like the look of the lobby. Love to walk over to Buck Owens crystal place and the new micro brewery right across the street. Other good restaurants close by.

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Cape Coral, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

This is a nice hotel with a wonderful lobby. The staff is nice, but my complaint is about the pillows. While most hotels provide both hard and soft pillows to accommodate guests. This hotel only had hard pillows that were very thick which made it impossible for me to sleep comfortably. As a business traveler, getting a good nights sleep... More 

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

Dear Bill L, Thank you for your feedback and for staying with us. We realize you have many choices when it comes to lodging, and we sincerely appreciate your business with us. I am glad to read that the wonderful lobby is well to your liking and regarded our nice staff. However, we are truly sorry if the pillows provided... More 

San Diego, California
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11 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Decent room and comfortable bed. Lots of freeway noise. Water barely hot. Microwave turntable wasn't the right one for the unit so couldn't use it. Breakfast mediocre; was expecting waffles and/or pancakes, and there wasn't any fruit to speak of. Easy to find, but not much around there to do or any halfway decent restaurants. Pool unheated and a LOT... More 

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

Dear Betty H, Thank you for your feedback. We take our guest comments very seriously and always strive to provide comfortable and friendly accommodations. We appreciate your nice comment about the room and the bed However, we’re sorry we fell below your expectation regarding breakfast, noise and the pool. We will address these concerns.We take all reviews positive and negative... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

Everything you could ask for. Very expensive just coming in off the hwy, and getting a room. Beds were awesome, and breakfast too! They did the best they could to give me a good price. Friendly and helpful staff. Internet worked great. Didn't get to experience the pool or fitness center.

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El Dorado Hills, CA, USA
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70 reviews
63 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

I stayed for two nights on business and based my reservation at this hotel on price since I have a per diem to stick to. While the hotel is not at the hub of anything, it is only a 10 minute drive to old downtown Bakersfield or a 15 minute drive to the nice shops off Ming Ave (heading west).... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

We stayed at the Holiday Inn Express when they were having hours and hours of dry lightning. The hotel was lovely and the staff were very kind. We had the 2 queen bed and 1 king bed suite. The rooms were spacious and for being next the freeway, and elevator it was very quiet. The staff were very helpful and... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

The rooms are huge, twice the size of normal hotel rooms. Clean and well maintained. Hotel is grand. Location is excellent. Backs onto the freeway but no noise was evident during our stay. Staff very friendly. Usual fare for breakfast and more than adequate to start the day.

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Ash Fork, Arizona
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72 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Well maintained and fairly newly renovated. Friendly and helpful staff. Quiet for a busy hotel. Convenient to the freeway and many restaurants. Breakfast is OK - mostly carbs like all of the free breakfasts. I was sad to see Yoplait yogurt instead of Chobani. Yoplait is such junk and all of the other Holiday Inn Expresses that I have stayed... More 

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San Diego, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

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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