It was 100 degrees in Bakersfield that day, normal for the summer. I checked into the Sleep Inn at about 9:00 PM. I got to the room and there is a wall thermostat with digital temperature readouts that control the in-wall heating and cooling. The air conditioning was off and the room was 94 degrees! I engaged the cooling and the blower came on so I figured the room was going to cool down. I went back down to bring up some more stuff and use the computer in the lobby. As time went on, though, I got the feeling the room was not cooling down: the thermostat still said 94. Then I discovered that the air conditioner was just blowing air, not cooling. I called the front desk and the clerk came up to my home convinced I did not know how to turn on the AC. But she could not get it to run either: the AC was broke. So now it was 10:00 PM and she moved me to another room. That new room was 93 degrees, the AC was off, but we could turn it on and get it to blow cold air. I was tired and wanted to get to sleep so at 11:00 PM I shut the AC off snce I can not sleep with the AC making noise. But the room was 86 degrees and I tossed and turned for 3 hours until I got up at 2:00 AM and turned the AC on for another 90 minutes while I watched TV to get the room temperature down to 70 degrees. Then at 3:30 AM I finally tried going to sleep. I can't believe I paid money for this place! Here's the point: the owners/managers are too cheap to pre-cool the rooms in the hot afternoons of Bakersfield. If the rooms were all pre-cooled down to, say, 75 degrees or so, it would be a short time to get them down to 70 degrees once a guest checked in. But since I checked in late and with the cooling capacity of the AC it takes over 2 hours to get a room cool, the room was too uncomfortable to sleep in. So if you choose to visit this motel, and if you get a room that actually has a working AC, you better account for the 2 - 3 hours it will take to cool your room down to a sleeping temperature.
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