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Historic Downtowner Inn

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1301 Chester Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301 (Formerly GuestHouse International Inn & Suites)
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      3.5 of 5 stars
    • Sleep Quality
      3.5 of 5 stars
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      3.5 of 5 stars
    • Service
      4 of 5 stars
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      3.5 of 5 stars
    • Cleanliness
      3.5 of 5 stars
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    2 reviews
    common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

    I am pleasantly surprised by this establishment. I arrived into town earlier than expected for my reservation, which they were able to work with and made my day much easier. The staff was very helpful, and made sure that I was happy with my stay. Great service!

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    4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

    Stayed here as a stop on our road trip. Close to restaurants and freeway. Excellent and courteous staff! Will stay here on our troops in the future. Breakfast was a bonus. #####################################

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    Los Angeles, California
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    4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

    Lots to do downtown in Bakersfield, good restaurants, Fox Theater, Arena, etc.. Staff very friendly. Liked the rooms, spacious and the area was quiet even though the hotel was right on Chester Avenue.

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    1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

    We arrived for one night as a stopover on our road trip. When we drove round the block the first thing we noticed was the run down exterior and the surrounding buildings, all bail bonds. You could instantly see that the inside was going to be an experience. Upon check-in we were greeted by a very friendly receptionist, who was... More 

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    HistoricDowntowner, General Manager at Historic Downtowner Inn, responded to this review

    Manager Response: We appreciate your feedback. Our hotel policy is the same as most hotels in the U.S. - to collect a credit card for incidentals and to authorize the card for one night stay. The authorization should have been released upon collecting your cash payment but, unfortunately, that release did not get electronically registered. When the error was discovered,... More 

    Fresno, California
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    4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

    Traveled to Bakersfield for work and enjoyed my stay. The room was clean, a bit dark but good. I enjoyed the breakfast and the pool in the afternoon after my meeting.I travel for work a fair amount and will be returning again!

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    HistoricDowntowner, General Manager at Historic Downtowner Inn, responded to this review

    Manager Response: Thank You. We're pleased you enjoyed your stay, our hot breakfast and pool are great features of our hotel. We look forward to your return visit the next time you are in Bakersfield. Thank you also for the tip about our patio rooms. Matt Braman General Manager More 

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    4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

    I've stayed several times at the Downtowner Inn in Bakersfield and it is always a good stay specially for the money! They have really good breakfast in the morning and the staff is extremely nice to people. I would wish they would put full king beds in their double bed rooms instead. But definitely would recommend it.

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    2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

    When we arrived some off-looking customers were checking in. As we waited some more scary characters walked in and out. The hotel smelt funny and the carpets looked very unclean, the room was much better and the door looked as if it had been broken into before. We then decided to go to the pool but changed our mind as... More 

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    4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

    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 February 28, 2015 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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    4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

    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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