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Historic Downtowner Inn

1301 Chester Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301 (Formerly GuestHouse International Inn & Suites)
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here despite the negitive reviews we read and couldnt be happier that we did! Yes the carpet was stained, yes there are some dents in the walls, and yes some spots have an oder as if at one time maybe smoking was allowed in the rooms but for the price I've never seen a better place! The breakfast... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I do not recommend this hotel even for a night!! The location is sketchy. As soon as you get in you can tell it's not going to be clean. When you go up the stairs to go the room it gets worse and worse. Carpet is filthy with Cheetos the walls are busted and don't let me get started on... More 

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Ridgecrest, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really enjoy this small place, when I am on travel I expect a nice place, for a great price, with a continental breakfast and a clean room. The Historic Downtowner meets all of these needs and more, I will be staying here again!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This spot was really neat. I came to Bakersfield to visit family, so I specifically was looking for a quiet place on a budget. They offered breakfast which wasnt bad but that's not the reason I will be returning. I really enjoyed the hospitable atmosphere of the staff. My room was clean, quiet, and near downtown. Overall, my stay was... More 

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Sacramento, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The 3.5 star overall review here is a joke for this rotten old inn. I booked through Travelocity, and used TripAdvisors's ranking because of the above average user rankings. This place is beyond gross. First off, the elevators are "broken" or turned off for the three story hotel. This forces guests to funnel through the lobby, where the staff can... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We did not authorize to cover additional charges. No one called to discuss why this as decided. We only found out, after checking the charges and realized that an extra $200 was charged to the card. When we called, the manager started yelling at our assistant, saying that he decided we were responsible for the sub contractor smoking and charged... More 

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Orange Park, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Not a well maintained establishment! Here is a list of things that I found wrong: 1. The bathroom light switch was broken, could not turn off the lights in the bathroom had to unscrew each bulb to turn the lights out at night. 2. Leak in the tub faucet handle. 3. AC air filter filthy, it was black. 4. AC... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I have stayed here before and I have very much like the room and breakfast. Recently I stayed because I was on a short trip to visit family. I immediately noticed the change of management and staff. The new staff was amazing. They were kind, respectful, and helpful. I'm very glad management has paid attention to the previous flaws in... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This hotel surpassed my expectations. The hotel was clean, the price decent, the staff polite, and the hot breakfast was a great plus over your typical chain hotel that serves those boxed pastries you get at Costco. Located conveniently in downtown Bakersfield makes it easy to get around town to do business. In my case it was the court house... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

My wife and I had to stay here again for a few nights because we were moving to a new house and we enjoyed staying here because of the good customer service and full hot breakfast every morning . I do recommend anyone passing through to stay here.

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