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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012
myhusbandandi St. Neots, United Kingdom
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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St. Neots, United Kingdom
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46 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

We were using our Priority Club points to pay for our night's stay - I hope this wasn't the reason for the unfriendly attitude of the man on reception on our arrival and departure. The reception lobby is very impressive with a curved double staircase - it's a pity the welcome didn't live up to it. Our room was spacious,... More 

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California
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73 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

A comfortable little hotel with great-looking, nicely appointed rooms. When we checked in, the gentleman at the front desk noticed that our car had a fully loaded luggage rack an offered to let us park outside the front door in the porte cochère. We took most stuff inside but enjoyed the piece of mind. The shower console was fancier than... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

A problem with our priority rewards reservation was resolved between central reservations and hotel management. The facility is beautifuly, very clean, and very comfortable. Thanks especially to Cal and housekeeper, Vasquez, for their attention and great service. We will stay again. Jon and Donna

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

We stayed for one night on the way to San Francisco. We pre booked a 2 room suite as we were a family of 4 with 2 teenage girls. The room was reasonably comfortable but we found it odd that separating the rooms were clear glass double French doors, which offered absolutely no privacy, at least some coverings would have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

We were in town for a week-end gymnastic tournament so we got the family suite & the room was amazing. It was SO clean especially the carpets, no socks needed. The carpets actually appeared to have recently been cleaned. The beds were so cozy & comfortable, we slept great & felt so refreshed in the morning. In the morning they... More 

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Alaska
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

I stayed here last night and was wowed by the suite I was given at a reduced rate. The hotel is beuatiful, clean, well maintained, etc. The room was huge (for one). Quite franjly, it was one of the nicest rooms I've stayed in and I have stayed in many 4 and 5 star hotels. Granted the services were limited,... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

Worst Hotel ever! I can't believe that this hotel is allowed to stay in business! I stayed here for business and right from the start I had a horrible reception with the front desk Manager. His name was Kal. I couldn't understand a word he was saying and it looked like he was intoxicated. I told him that I couldn't... More 

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

Dear john m, Thank you for bringing this to our attention. I’m very sorry to hear about your experience on your recent stay. We would like to follow up with you. We have sent you a private message in effort to obtain more information. I look forward to hearing back from you very soon. Sincerely, Connie D Case Manager IHGCare More 

California
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42 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

No SLEEP! The hotel is adjacent to the very busy highway 99 and an on-ramp. We had a 4th floor room facing the highway. You would think hotel designers would account for this and properly fit the hotel to dampen the noise. But this was not to be the case. The road noise was constant and incredible. The windows don't... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

The front desk staff on arrival were very friendly and helpfull. The room was clean, good size, and comfortable for a business trip. Everything appeared to be fairly new at this Holiday Inn Express, unlike others I have stayed at recently. The breakfast was good and the staff friendly. I would definately stay here again, and highly recommend it to... More 

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New York City, New York
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23 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

Comfortable, clean and friendly. From the moment we arrived til the moment we left we felt relaxed and at ease. Nice easy drive back to LAX the next morning after our long day at Sequoia National Park.

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