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“Okay for a drive through. Longer? Not so much.” 3 of 5 stars
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Clarion Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   3540 Rosedale Hwy, Bakersfield, CA 93308   |  
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“Okay for a drive through. Longer? Not so much.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

I can't imagine why anyone would stay longer than one day in Bakersfield. Unless it's a family function or work, there's no reason to be here.

If I had to stay multiple nights, this place would be fine. The room was nice and quiet and breakfast was very good. I was surprised there wasn't a exercise room though. It seems like it should. Immediately nearby is a Carl's Jr and Hungry Hunter. Also Costco if you're a member.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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ca643, Clarion Staff at Clarion Hotel, responded to this review, September 8, 2013
Dear Guest,

We would like to thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey.

Feedback from our guests is very important to us and your input helps with our continuing efforts to provide excellent service and a great stay.

Thank you so much for your business and we look forward to seeing you in the future.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Safe.

Adjacent to freeway exit without the freeway traffic noise.

Adjacent to Costco.

<5 min walk to numerous restaurants.

Clean hotel.

Has smoking rooms if you smoke.

We stayed @ a non-smoking room on a smoking floor. Can't smell smoke in room @ all. You do noticed cigarette smell in the hallway though.

Free WiFi throughout property. Fast. Stable.

Free parking.

Free breakfast included.

Comfortable room.

Comfortable bed.

Good plumbing.

Has microwave and mini-refrigerator in room.

Helpful staff.

Would stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ca643, Clarion Staff at Clarion Hotel, responded to this review, September 29, 2013
Dear Guest,

We appreciate hearing about your stay!

Thank you for sharing your experience with others so that they may enjoy the same relaxing night as you did. The staff here, work hard to create a clean comfortable atmosphere for our guests. We work hard to provide a Great Guest Value and we Thank You for Choosing the Bakersfield Clarion Hotel.

Clarion Staff
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

We had a problem while traveling through Bakersfield and staff member Mickey was very helpful and accommodated our family when other hotels on choicehotels.com would not. I want to thank her very much for helping us and she deserves a raise or something for going above and beyond her call of duty and making a family and all of my friends and co-workers new customers of their hotel. Thank you very much for your help.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ca643, General Manager at Clarion Hotel, responded to this review, July 22, 2013
Dear Tony,

Thank you so much for the Kind words about Micky, She is absolutely wonderful!
We are happy to hear that we could "Make a Difference" to our guests.
Each day the staff here at the Clarion Hotel work hard to ensure each guest has a restful and happy stay with us.
I shared your comments with Micky and the other staff so that they know their hard work does pay off with Happy Guests like you.
We appreciate hearing from you and welcome your opinion.
We hope to see you again,


Warm Regards,

MIchele Liksiewicz
General Manager
661-326-1111 Phone
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

This is such a nice hotel! My husband and I stayed here while we visited Kern County. I must say the staff is second to none! All of them were as accomodating as they could be. Our room was spacious and clean and the beds were wonderful! I enjoyed the pool. Our breakfast in the morning was okay. My husband enjoyed it as he is the morning guy. I just needed a cup of coffee! We left in the morning, thinking we were leaving the area, but got our plans changed and I immediately called them to stay another night because we liked the place so much!! You won't be disappointed!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ca643, Front Office Manager at Clarion Hotel, responded to this review, July 10, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you so much for taking the time to complete a Review about your stay!
This is so appreciated, without your input we wouldn’t know if we were getting it “right”.
It means a lot to the staff here at the Clarion Hotel, that you enjoyed your stay with us and that they made a difference, they work hard each day to ensure guest satisfaction, but they do not always get to hear the guests “Happy Comments”.
Again, thank you for taking the time to share and we hope you come back to vist soon.

Sincerely
Clarion Hotel Staff
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

My wife and I stayed over night at this hotel and we were both underwhelmed.

First the good. The room was clean and the beds comfortable. If ths is all you are looking for than the Clarion will fit your needs. The hotel looked a little shabby and is in need of some updating. The rooms are small and I am just glad that my daughter had to cancel out at the last minute, the room with 2 beds are cramped with 2 people with any more it would have been tight. The baths are small with the sink across the entry so if you are using the sink you would be blocking the entry door. Also we had to slam the entry door to get it to latch.

The main reason we decided that this average hotel didn't get a average 3 stars was when we checked in we were told that breakfast would be served at starting at 5:30 in the morning. We delayed our activities so that we could take advantage of the included breakfast. When we arrived at the lobby at 5:28 and asked about the breakfast we were told by the person at the desk that it was served at the bar across the lobby. We looked and nothing was there. We were then told that the girl still had a few mintutes. We went back to our room gathered our luggage hoping that something would happen in the meantime. when we went back to the lobby still nothing so we just went ahead and checked out. If a hotel is offering amenities they need to deliver.

If we need to stay overnight in the Bakersfield area again we will try a different hotel

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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ca643, Front Office Manager at Clarion Hotel, responded to this review, July 1, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey regarding your recent stay at Clarion Hotel.

Allow me to apologize on behalf of our hotel for failing to meet your expectations regarding the Breakfast on your recent visit. I have shared your feedback with the Breakfast Attendant, Fornt Desk Staff and the Owner to ensure we have the Brealfast Room open at the correct scheduled time. Thank you for letting me know, If not for your cooment, I would not be able to correct the problem.
We are aware that our hotel is "Older" and is in need of some updating, there are plans in the works for 2014.

Again, thank you for your time and valuable feedback. We sincerely appreciate it and hope you will give us another chance to provide you with superior service and accommodations on your next visit to Bakersfield.

Kind Regards,

Clarion Hotel Staff
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

I travel on business to Kern County every five weeks. I stay
in Bakersfield at least one to two nights every trip. The Clarion
Hotel is my go to place every time. I've tried others from
Marriot across the street, the Padre downtown and every time
I come back to the Clarion. Next door to the Hungry Hunter
restaurant or across the street the Black Angus, A Shell gas station
and Costco are also right there. Exit Rosedale Hwy and it's right there!
Pool & Jacuzzi and a happy hour bar in the lobby. Free buffet breakfast.
Great Staff!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ca643, Manager at Clarion Hotel, responded to this review, June 14, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey regarding your recent stay at our hotel.

We very much appreciate and value your feedback and will share it with our team. Your survey responses will serve as encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services to provide an exceptional experience for our guests. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback.

Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be even more pleasant than the previous one.

Sincerely,

Clarion Hotel Staff
Clarion Hotel Bakersfield
661-326-1111
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013 via mobile

This was a stop over thank goodness!
Dreadful
Arrived late - room was fine but breakfast a disaster
Buffet - but hardly any choice
Very unhealthy
But worst of all - polystyrene everything!!
For a hotel like this it was disgusting
There was a member of staff who marched up and down and then told us off for not clearing away the trash!!!
She snarled when we left but didn't smile or say good morning when we arrived.
My daughter and I braved the pool - unheated and dirty
Never again

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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ca643, Manager at Clarion Hotel, responded to this review, June 14, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey regarding your recent stay at our hotel.
On behalf of our entire team, I would like to apologize for failing to exceed your expectations. Your satisfaction is important to us and we will be using the feedback you provided to make improvements to ensure we offer an exceptional experience for our guests in the future.
I will share your comments with the owner regarding the polystyrene and check into alternatives.

I hope that you will consider staying with us again so that we can have another chance to provide you with a superior experience.

Sincerely,
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Address: 3540 Rosedale Hwy, Bakersfield, CA 93308
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Location: United States > California > Bakersfield
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Best Value Hotel in Bakersfield
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Clarion Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 122
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Clarion Hotel® is conveniently located off State Routes 99 and 58, is only minutes from major businesses and local attractions.We offer Standard Rooms with 1 Queen Bed or 2 Double Beds: We have Deluxe Rooms that include a sitting area with a Sofa Bed.We offer our guests each day:Hot BreakfastFree Wireless InternetDaily Newspaper24 Hour Beverage StationDaily Happy Hour in our LoungeCompetitive RatesAll Rooms include a 32" Flat Screen T.V.Microwave/RefrigeratorIn Room CoffeeBlow DryerIron/BoardAlarm Clock Radio ... more   less 
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