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“Newer, newer hotel in Bakersfield California” 4 of 5 stars
Review of SpringHill Suites Bakersfield

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SpringHill Suites Bakersfield
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   3801 Marriott Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93308   |  
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Ranked #18 of 59 Hotels in Bakersfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
San Diego, California
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“Newer, newer hotel in Bakersfield California”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

BACKGROUND HISTORY;
Okay, so we had to stay here for 1 night for a Baby Shower on Saturday Jan 4th. I used my husband's Marriott points to book a double room suite for myself and my elderly mother.

Then, the night before we left, I was asked by my sister and my daughter if they could tag along from San Diego. Since I had a double suite-two beds and an sofa bed, I figured we could squeeze them in as unexpected riders and guests in my room. I advised the hotel, and they said it was no problem.

We had never stayed at this location (there are two Marriott's on this street) since we had previously been guests at the Holiday Inn and the other Marriott.

DIRECTIONS: DONT GET LOST!
As I've previously posted in my review of Bakersfield hotels, this hotel is ALSO off of the 99 and "58". There are two "58's" so you have to be careful where you exit. This hotel area is WEST of the 99. It is near the Buck Owens area. If you miss the exit and are going east of the 58, you are heading to the Mojave desert, so get back on the 99 and head north for about 1 1/2 miles to the 58 west.

Marriott Drive is behind a large strip mall that has a Black Angus and other restaurants within walking distance. John's Incredible Pizza is a family friendly buffet style pizza place, with games and lots of birthday party activities, but it is HUGE and extremely busy! If you cross the street, you'll be at Costco and Costco gas. (If you drive further WEST ~2 miles, you will run into a variety of chain stores:Target, Walmart, etc. along this drive). So, this enclave of hotels places you very central to a lot of businesses and stores, but the noise isn't too much of a problem because the hotels are set back 1 block south of the 58.

CHECK-IN
Originally, I had planned on booking the Holiday Inn but the rates were higher at H-I for that weekend, so we used Marriott points to book this hotel. We arrived late for the 2:00 shower, but arrived too early for the hotel check in at 3:00. So, as we drove up at 2:30 to the hotel, I ran in and asked if I could check-in early. The clerk said, "no problem", quickly gave me 4 keys, and I ran out to the car to get to the shower. When we got back, two keys didn't work and we had to have them redone two times but they were very good about having a staff member come to the room immediately with two keys.

ROOM DETAILS
We returned about at 7:30, took our bags to the room and were pleasantly surprised.

It's a little cramped (remember double beds, not queens) but, they used up every inch of square footage. You enter into an "ante" room with a tiny sofabed that seats two people.
The room has: an armchair, a desk and deskchair, lamps, a minifridge and a mini-microwave. A combination radio/cd/alarm that kept waking us up because I couldn't figure out how to reprogram it. The lighting at the heads of the beds was phenomenal! A lamp and a separate spotlight above with gradual controls were good!

The only thing we had problems with in the room was the digital thermostat. We kept getting weird temps. The whole night, the room wanted to be at 77 degrees! Too darn warm! Never could figure it out.

The Bathroom and sink are in the midway, to the side of the room, and the two closets are set away from all of this area at the windows, but we liked it. It was different, and we had just enough room. Now for all you people that live in your room, the TV may seem inconvenient, because it is straddled, on top of the dresser-so that you can face the flatscreen toward the anteroom, or- turn it towards the beds. We turned it toward the front ante room and it worked for us. Seating for 4 was exactly that.
BREAKFAST
I didn't know that breakfast was included and covered everyone in the room. That was a nice surprise! We wanted to get a really early start to get through the grapevine and LA traffic, but breakfast started late on Sunday, at 7:00 am. I guess it usually starts at 6 am during the week. If you get to breakfast early you can find seating. Later on, as we were checking out, it was packed!
Buffet Breakfast includes juices, milk, water, coffees, teas, hot oatmeal, self-serve waffles, great quality bread (it has to be cut to fit in their bagel toasters), scrambled eggs, sausage patties, bagels, some fresh fruit (bananas), and typical carbs.

CHECK OUT-quick and painless.
I would have given this rating 5 stars, but the temperature control was just too much of a hassle and it was hard to sleep with warm air and 5 am alarm beeps! I think they should set the temp at 72-74 and undo the stupid alarms! ANd, All of us carry cell phones, so if your room key gets demagnitized, its a problem.

Have fun! We did!

Room Tip: away from the elevators and on the 4th floor.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sedona, Arizona
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135 reviews 135 reviews
63 hotel reviews
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99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

This hotel seemed to fit the bill for a one night stay on our way home. We had a terrible time trying to find the hotel and called for directions twice. The location was actually very nice because it was within walking distance to a Black Angus restaurant. Our check-in was flawless, amd our room was very nice sized - not exactly the suite we had in mind, but almost two rooms so you could actually have some privacy. The sink was outside the bathroom which we did not care for. Our biggest problem was the air conditioning which did not operate well and was very noisy. The bed, however, was very comfortable. The breakfast, although very crowded, was excellent and refilled promptly. For the price paid, it was an excellent value.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Vacaville, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

I stayed at this hotel for a reunion in Bakersfield. It is one of many all situated together. The rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable.The King suite I had was great ! Small kitchenette to heat up food, was very handy. Staff is very friendly and check in was quick and easy . Love the breakfast included in the morning, it is such a great overall value.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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Davis, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

We stayed here one night. The lobby is attractive, and the elevator is convenient. The room has a couch, chair, desk, and efficiency kitchen. The room was quiet except for the door on the next room. Every time they went in (or out?), which was quite a bit, the door slammed. The doors have closers, but they don't prevent the doors from slamming. The bathroom door opens into the person standing at the vanity.

There are overhead reading lights over the bed, with a nice switch that you can reach easily. Unfortunately, the light over my head was burned out. The room was clean, but a couple of things were "off." In the bathroom, one roll of toilet paper (there were two) had been used since housekeeping had turned up the edges. Also, the trash cans had been emptied, but someone had taken the bar of bath soap from the box, put the box in the trash, and the soap in the soap dish.

Breakfast was good. Hot food was hot, and there was a nice selection.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at this hotel for the CHRR that is on in Bakersfield. It is one of many all situated together. The rooms are spacious, clean and comfy. King suite is what we had and it was fantastic ! Small kitchenette to heat up food, was very handy. Staff were very helpful and the brekkie each day was plentiful.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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california
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Stayed here one night in September. The hotel was clean and was typical Springhill Suites. In a area where there are lots of other hotels and places to eat nearby. Attendant had a hard time keeping breakfast items stocked due to the amount of people. The room was clean and ready when we checked in. Wifi was good and front desk staff were nice. For the price it is a good place to stay and will be staying here again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Seminole
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

This hotel is an excellent place to hang your hat after a long days (or nights) drive! It is located close to restaurants of all types and is easy to get to by the main highways through Bakersfield. My wife and I only spent one night there on our way to San Francisco. Would definitely stay again if the need comes up again❗️

  • Stayed September 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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Additional Information about SpringHill Suites Bakersfield

Address: 3801 Marriott Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93308
Location: United States > California > Bakersfield
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Family Hotel in Bakersfield
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — SpringHill Suites Bakersfield 3*
Number of rooms: 119
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A refreshing break from the ordinary, our smartly designed suites cleverly contain well-defined spaces for recharging, connecting or enhancing personal productivity. A large desk, comfortable seating and pullout sofa offer flexibility for business travelers. Luxurious bedding, free Wi-Fi, and a pantry with mini-fridge, coffee maker and microwave make our suites feel like home. Each morning, visit our free Suite Seasons hot and healthy breakfast buffet, with grab-'n-go bags to keep you well-fed and on-schedule. ... more   less 
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