On the day we checked into the hotel, it was 107 degrees in Bakersfield, and this hotel is literally at the edge of the dry plains and oil fields, so it felt like coming out of the heat and into a refreshing, comfortable oasis. This hotel is relatively newly constructed, and was very nicely designed. There is a Starbucks, a few restaurants, and some gas stations nearby, but otherwise this hotel is near the airport and freeway but not much else.
Despite the longer-than-acceptable time to wait for the room to be available, the suite we were given was spacious, clean, modern, and well-appointed with a wet bar, microwave, mini-fridge, and sink area outside the toilet/shower room.
The parking lot in the front fills up quickly with oil-workers and other men in white trucks and work boots, so parking in the back of the hotel seemed a better idea. However, there was no "gauntlet of smoke" by the doors as I have seen in some of these industrial-area hotels, so I didn't mind the crowd.
We really enjoyed our brief stay in this hotel, definitely a highlight in this town. If we came back to Bakersfield, it would be a must-stay!