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Kernville Inn

11042 Kernville Rd, Kernville, CA 93238
Kernville Inn
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Bakersfield, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

The Kernville Inn is a cute motel in the heart of the charming small town of Kernville. Kernville, and the Kernville Inn are tucked right next to the Kern River. You are steps away from the restaurants and shops of town square. You are also located near the river trail, two parks, and you're just a short walk from the... More 

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Palma de Mallorca, Islas Baleares, Spain
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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

That was a really good experiance there - Room fine, Hot water, Nice cable TV, well function inet, super friendly Reception staff...clean, good sleep...pretty village/location and some two bars arround plus a real excelent ital cuisine restaurant...

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The place is decent, but a group of about 25 of us went labor day weekend and several had bad encounters with the receptionist on separate occasions. They were not very accommodating and one of the ladies was quite rude. She told one of my family members that if he wasn't happy with them having to change his room they... More 

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Lynchburg, VA
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54 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Our room was in pretty crude condition. Very, very basic. Not in great repair. If I go back through that area of the California coast, I'll probably try to stay somewhere else. There's another motel near the Kern River Brewing Company that looked like it might be a little nicer. Not sure. Haven't stayed there.

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Moorpark
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I only stayed here for 1 night last week and can say it's a pretty basic hotel. The surrounding area replicates a ghost town - nowhere appeared to be open! Cheryl's diner next door was the only lively place but was great and would recommend it for breakfast. The rooms are small and the furnishings and bedding are quite old... More 

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Reed City, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

We loved our stay in Kernville. Since we were roadtripping we only stayed one night. We found our room comfortable and clean. We had a kitchenette that we didnt use and also a nice porch outside with a table. The Inn is right across the street from a riverside park which was nice. We were within walking distance of restaurants.... More 

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Orinda, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

I'm a business traveler with ties to NY, LA and SF so when I found out we were spending the weekend in Kernville for a reunion I rolled my eyes. On a recommendation from our host, we stayed at the Kernville Inn. I'm a hard grader but this hotel met all of our expectations -- very comfortable bed, very clean... More 

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Thousand Oaks, California
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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I have been staying at this hotel all my life (31 years), stayed there even when my mom was pregnant with me. The newest owners are all about the rules, and even tried to "blacklist" my 90 year old Grandma for "partying". They had the wrong guest so eventually let her book a room for another visit but you would... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

I'm giving the Kernville Inn an Excellent (5 dots) but that isn't saying it's a 5-star hotel!! In the past we have camped at Kern but we sold our trailer and needed a reasonable place to stay for the 3 of us (2 adults, 1 child). The Kernville Inn is in a perfect location (and as it turned out was... More 

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Arroyo Grande, CA
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15 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

We spent a couple of nights in Kernville as a mid-week getaway and enjoyed our stay. As with other reviews, the location of the inn is awesome situated between the Kern River and the small downtown area. Our room had a nice porch that overlooked the river park area and made for a pleasant afternoon relaxation spot. The room itself... More 

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