This hotel is located just off the 99, minutes from the airport and north of Bakersfield. It is next door to another new hotel chain. There is a Subway, Starbucks, Carls Jr., and other fast food/gas in walking distance. I didn't notice any resturants or shopping nearby.
Check in was fast and friendly. We had 2 rooms reserved earlier that day by phone. At check in, we asked to see the king suite. It was about $20 more than the 2 queen room. We ended up with the 2 queen room and king suite. The suite had a king bed and a double pull out couch. We also got a roll away bed for no extra charge. The king bed was very comfortable. We requested extra pillows that were also great. Sheets, duvet, towels, were all clean, soft, and new. The towels in the room were thin but adequate. Our 10 year old said that the pull out couch was comfy. Our 12 year old complained that the roll away was hard though. Water pressure, temperature, was fine. Lighting by sink/mirror good. Curtains kept out the light. All the furniture looked new. TV was small for the room but worked fine. There was also a microwave (with popcorn), refrigerator, coffee maker, and bar sink in the room.
The outdoor pool might have been heated, but was a little chilly. My only major complaint was the size and quality of the pool towels. They were the size of a hand towel. You had to get these at the front desk.
Breakfast was included in the price of the room. There was fresh fruit, juices, yogurt, toast, bagels, cereal, hot breakfast meats (?), a busy waffle maker, coffee, and teas. All were self serve. The hostess did a good job of keeping things clean but ran out of plates and had a hard time keeping up with the food during a busy time.
Parking was outside of your room,well lit and safe. Room keys opened all outside doors and the pool.
There was also a self serve laundry, gym, small area to buy packaged snacks/sodas, etc.
Check out was fast and accurate.
If I had to stay the nite in Bakersfield or needed a stop mid way between L.A. and SFO. I would stay here again. The hotel website pictures were exactly what we saw when we stayed. This is not a high end resort by any means but a perfect place to spend the nite when traveling. A great value for the money.
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