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Americas Best Value Inn - Oak Street

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889 Oak Street, Bakersfield, CA 93304 (Formerly Royal Oak Inn)
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Ranked #37 of 59 Hotels in Bakersfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014
Brad9898 Bakersfield, California
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 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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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

The carpet could be shampooed and I could pick on other little things but the reality is we had a great stay. The maids did a tremendous job and customer service was surpassed by none. The rooms are very spacious and renovations are being done to make this an even more enticing place to stay. The energy around here is... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

Booked in for 1night,did not expect a palace for the price, but did expect a clean, fresh smelling room. The room was dark and dismal, the walls were filthy, as was the carpet, and the smell hit you on opening the door. We drove around and found another hotel, and returned to this hotel to inform the manager that we... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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303 reviews 303 reviews
43 hotel reviews
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

except for being accosted twice by beggars in parking lot, no problems... very loud dumpster emptying at 0620 precluded sleeping in... room was clean, bed (king) comfortable, front desk clerk very friendly and helpful

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Mount Vernon
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

We were told that our room was a nonsmoking room. But the minute you walked in you could smell that the room use to be a smoking room. As you looked around you could see cigarette burns all over on the furniture. And of course when you take a shower, you can really smell it. I don't know why motel... More 

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Pine Mountain Club, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

I stayed 5 days and it was quiet and noneventful, just how I like it! Good breakfast, friendly staff, spacious rooms and super super comfy beds. I will stay again. It is a little pricey at 59.99 for a double bed, as it is an older motel. But it is comfy and accommodating. Plentiful parking, on site laundry that closes... More 

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Shetal P, Manager at Americas Best Value Inn - Oak Street, responded to this review

We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us! Room rates were a bit higher than normal during your visit to Bakersfield, cause of the various events that were happening in town. We take great pride in our hotel and hope to see you again soon! More 

Reykjavi­k, Iceland
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

We were on our road trip from Las Vegas to San Francisco and we had not planned any accommodations in the middle. This was our first stop and oh my! You definitely get what you pay for. This is one of the cheapest accommodations we have stayed at. We arrived a bit late and really needed a place to stay.... More 

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Shetal P, Manager at Americas Best Value Inn - Oak Street, responded to this review

I am so sorry to hear about your unpleasant stay. Our hotel is an older hotel, but we are in the process of doing major renovations to the rooms. I am glad to hear you enjoyed the spacious room and beds with the fridge. I hope you will come again after our renovations are complete. More 

Palmdale, California, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

I have stayed in several hotels and I have NEVER experienced anything like this. I think the individuals that gave this hotel good reviews had the properties mixed up. This place was by no means clean. It was the most disgusting place I have ever visited. Not only was it filthy but it was run down and in desperate need... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

We were traveling from Las Vegas to Oakland for a concert...and wanted to take our time, so I made reservations at this hotel for two nights. One on the way there, and one on the returning trip. When we got there, my husband said that this may not be one of my best picks. The hotel looked run down, one... More 

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Shetal P, Owner at Americas Best Value Inn - Oak Street, responded to this review

I am very sad to hear you did not enjoy your most recent stay with us. The hotel is going thru some major renovations. So, yes, there was a huge hole in the wall on the second floor above the office where we just installed a new window. So, there isn't a hole anymore and I apologize for the cold... More 

Silver Springs Nevada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

My family stayed there from July 27th through the 29th of 2012. There we huge water bugs as the hotel staff called them, on the wall of my son's room. Looked up water bugs on the internet when we got home and they are known as roaches or water bugs. He also had small cockroaches in the bathroom as well... More 

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San Francisco, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

We were on a road trip from Las Vegas to San Francisco and decided to stop on the way for the night, with Bakersfield being right in the middle. A quick drive around and we found this place, stayed the night and had no worries at all. Bed and room were nice enough for the price, the person at the... More 

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Shetal P, Manager at Americas Best Value Inn - Oak Street, responded to this review

Thank you Aaron for you review, we appreciate you taking the time to tell others about our hotel. I am glad to hear you enjoyed your stay other than the breakfast. I don't know exactly what time you came down for our breakfast but we do offer coffee, orange juice, apple juice, danishes, muffins, cinammon rolls and apples. I think... More 

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