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Historic Downtowner Inn

1301 Chester Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301 (Formerly GuestHouse International Inn & Suites)
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Ranked #33 of 57 hotels in Bakersfield
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
marri3d Commerce, California
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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
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Commerce, California
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In town for a close family friends wedding,, booked online....even though the online reputation....was way more than the hotel literally and physically displayed..the hotel staff,, was very welcoming,, professional,,, and accommodating,, we decided to stay.genel really makes up for what the establishment is lacking, we will go back BUT if genel isn't there we won't stay

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

I stayed there from the end of may to the end first week of June. I had a clean room and every morning had a hot breakfast & hot coffee. It was quiet except the floors aren't soundproof as any older hotel or motels aren't.

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Lancaster, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Checked in and TV didn't work. Took two hours to get it going. A hotel worker in the room above paced back and forth all night and the noise through the flimsy floor kept my wife awake. The wafflemaker is encrusted with black grime- scary. The handle on the shower faucet fell off because it was rusted through. Couldn't take... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

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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Address: 1301 Chester Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301 (Formerly GuestHouse International Inn & Suites)
Location: United States > California > Bakersfield
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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Also Known As:
International Inn Bakersfield

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Business Center with Internet Access 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
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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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