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Historic Downtowner Inn

1301 Chester Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301 (Formerly GuestHouse International Inn & Suites)
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Ranked #39 of 57 hotels in Bakersfield
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014
BaileyJ77 Los Angeles, California
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I wanted a place near the convention center, which is less than a mile away from this place. But you wouldn't want to walk during dark hours! Even worse there were stray cats roaming the halls, AND it's an extended stay where some guests have become permanent residents. Walls are paper thin & I was roomed next to permanent resident... More

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

The area isn't the greatest, but as the title says, it's historic. The hotel was worn down overall, but for a great price. I'm from Los Angeles, and I've experienced bad hotels, and this hotel isn't as bad as what I've seen from other reviews on the hotel. It must be a competitor thing, because the reviews from other people... More

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Eugene, Oregon
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

I booked online and paid online. After I drove about 800 miles, the hotel insisted on charging my card again, then when we got to the room......wow it should be shut down, I wish I could give 0 rating. The window did not have a latch at all and was wobble in the frame(very old), plus the window had at... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

As a European I would not recommend this to any one from Europe, unless you like to be around a bad quarter. This review is based upon only driving to the lobby, and saw an awful sight of the frontdesk, so we do not have a clue of the rooms standard. But as foreigner I would not recommend it to... More

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Janell T, Manager at Historic Downtowner Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for booking at the Historic Downtowner Inn. Unfortunately you decided not to check in and therefore weren't able to enjoy our amenities: free hot breakfast, lit parking, 24-hour front desk service and more. Many guests from out of the country have booked with us and had a pleasant stay. We hope you make the decision to try our... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014 via mobile

fire the assistant manager (supposedly) Worse customer service ever! very rude!! I told her I didn't appreciate her attitude and she told me off I really needed the room for business but after that one call of screaming and arguing I asked to cancel after she had told me she would cancel me anyways and then said she would still... More

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Burbank, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

It is a nice place overall. I was lucky to get a room in the back of the hotel away from the traffic sounds and overlooking the pool and gazebo. The beds were extremely comfortable. It was like sleeping on air. The staff was very friendly. I got a referral from Missy when I was fueling up and was wondering... More

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McKittrick, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

I was very tired and I found this place. Interior looked retro but good. Beds were considerably comfortable and were pleasant to sleep in. There was a hot breakfast served (scrambled eggs/hard boiled eggs/oatmeal/waffles/biscuits&gravy...) which was a surprise to me. was expecting some crummy cereal one usually expects, even in really good hotels. That made my day. Probably the most... More

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Bakersfield, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

This place is so disappointing! When I was about to sleep on my first night here I found 3 bed bugs crawling on my bed. I caught and saved them for the manager to see. I was not able to sleep that night thinking of getting bitten by nasty bugs and luckily I didn't. I reported it to management and... More

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Janell T, Manager at Historic Downtowner Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We remember you sir, and appreciate your very friendly attitude throughout your 30 day stay. We especially appreciated that when you first checked in you immediately took the bed apart as you made a complete check-out of the room and fixtures, and brought a plastic bag containing several bugs down to the manager to show... More

San Francisco, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013 via mobile

I didnt feel safe here and it was a dump. Upon entering the location I knew I had been had. It's surrounded by bail bonds locations all around, if that gives you any indication of the area. No one can deny the area is drug invested and travelers should be mindful of safety. I got in the room and was... More

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fresno, California, United States
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

When we arrived to the hotel our first thought was to leave. Our minds were changed immediately after entering the lobby, the manager i believe her name was Jannell (sorry if I spelled it wrong) was so pleasant, graceful and courteous as I did come across rude and demanded her to show us a room prior to checking in, she... More

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Additional Information about Historic Downtowner Inn

Also Known As:
International Inn Bakersfield
Address: 1301 Chester Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301 (Formerly GuestHouse International Inn & Suites)
Location: United States > California > Bakersfield
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #39 of 57 hotels in Bakersfield
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
One complimentary room per 10 rooms booked per night. Complimentary Deluxe continental breakfast: Belgian Waffles, assorted breads, pastries, hot and cold cereals, fresh fruit, boiled eggs, biscuits and gravy etc. served daily. Free WiFi and cable. Clean and comfortable rooms with modern baths. MOST comfortable beds in town!! Outdoor pool and sundeck on ground level, patio with tables and chairs on the second floor, free covered parking. Large Courtyard, able to practice sports. We have a conference room that can hold up to 20 people, across the street we have the Downtowner Expo, a convention center for meetings, birthdays, etc. Within walking distance of entertainment venues, several eateries and across the street from Starbucks. We are within minutes of the new Maya Theater, fine dining downtown, Rabobank Arena, Fox Theater and Spotlight Theaters, Westchester Lanes etc. Grocery shopping approx 1 mile We are 100% Non Smoking and we are Pet Friendly. ... more   less 
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