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“Reasonable price.” 3 of 5 stars
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Red Lion Hotel Bakersfield
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   2620 Buck Owens Blvd, Bakersfield, CA 93308 (Formerly Crystal Palace Inn & Suites)   |  
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Ranked #19 of 59 Hotels in Bakersfield
Nanaimo, Canada
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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Reasonable price.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

This was the poorest BW hotels we stayed in during our trip but for $62 per night I can't complain. The smallish room was partially renovated compared to other BW hotels. The bathroom was redone and clean. The sit down full breakfast include was excellent. There are limited number of eating places within walking distance ( 2 or 3). We were unable to connect with their wi fi and had to use their lobby computer. The reasonable price plus excellent breakfast appealed to me and compensated for the short comings

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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San Jose, Ca
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30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

I stayed one night. Clean. Comfortable. Friendly. Good Prices. Free WiFi and lots of free parking.

A safe area at night. 24 hour food nearby. A Arco gas station and 24 hour mini mart next door.

When in Bakersfield. I will definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: Stay up front. Quite rooms
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  • Stayed April 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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Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

I stayed here last night, and was shocked by what I was greeted with as I walked into my room. Water stains and sagging on the ceiling from water damage, huge chunks of peeling wall paper, and dirt and crumbs under the bedside table, on top of the baseboards in the bathroom and well... it needs a lot of work. As others have said the beds are not in great shape, and the towels are less than soft.

I gave it a second star because of the help I got from the Front Desk staff, or at least the compensation for a problem we had AND, the outdoor pool area looked extremely nice. The breakfast was hot and the service was good. All in all, it was rather quiet, but I wasn't about to stay there a minute longer than I needed before I was on my way.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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Salt Spring Island, Canada
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

We stayed in this hotel twice, in February and in March, 2013. February was and I like to rate it as good: friendly staff, good room, $10 for the dog, good experience overall. In March however, lobby lady was definitely not friendly, we were given a poor room, probably because we had a dog with us. The room was very far away from everyhing; the door was dingy, and surprise, the dog fee was suddenly $15.
On the other hand, the inside garden of the hotel is very nice and the hotel is nicely situated, not far from the 99, but also not right next to it, so quiet.

Room Tip: The rooms facing the garden are nicest. The dog rooms tend to be not so great.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Mission Viejo, California, Usa
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

This hotel is going downhill. There are too many 'patch jobs' rather than fixes. The shower is impossible to set to a comfortable temperature. It wanders all over from hot to cold and bacj again. The towels are worn beyond use. Light bulbs are out and never replaced. Someone is trying to cut too many corners.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service

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Sacramento
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26 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

I needed a place to rest my head for the night on my way to Las Vegas and the fact that I am a loyal Best Western customer. I chose this location. The outside of the hotel tricks you.

The room need major updates. Shower had to be one of the worst I have ever had. No power and tub would flood while you were in it. Carpets look like they haven't been replaced in years. Repairs done sloppy. Caulking doesn't fix everything.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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oregon
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62 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

I would have given at least a four star rating to this hotel, for the perfect quiet of the room, its cleanliness and the general pleasantness of personnel.
However, the fifth star is due to their perfect customer service: after leaving I realized I had left in the bathroom a set of expensive dental retainers. I called and they were recovered and promptly sent to me, courtesy of Mr. Philip.
This kind of service is what makes a difference and what will keep me going there.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Additional Information about Red Lion Hotel Bakersfield

Address: 2620 Buck Owens Blvd, Bakersfield, CA 93308 (Formerly Crystal Palace Inn & Suites)
Location: United States > California > Bakersfield
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 59 Hotels in Bakersfield
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Red Lion Hotel Bakersfield 2.5*
Number of rooms: 198
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A tropical Bakersfield, CA Hotel Near Downtown Welcome to a tropical oasis in the heart of Bakersfield. Red Lion Hotel Bakersfield is set amidst lush landscaping with an Olympic-sized swimming pool, soothing hot tub and relaxing courtyard, among other unique features. Suitable for business trips, family vacations, special events and groups, our Bakersfield, CA hotel is conveniently located within easy access of the vibrant downtown area, where guests will find a variety of shops, restaurants and attractions. Red Lion Hotel Bakersfield features 198 spacious and well-appointed guest rooms with amenities like 42" flat screen TVs with HBO and free Wi-Fi. Just outside your door, our hotel in Bakersfield, CA offers complimentary made-to-order breakfast every morning, a modern fitness center and 4,000 square feet of flexible meeting space. Centrally located to Freeway 99 and Highways 58 and 178, our Bakersfield hotel offers guests premier access to such attractions as the Kern County Fairgrounds, the Buck Owens Crystal Palace, Camelot Park and the Fox Theater. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Best Western Crystal Palace Hotel Bakersfield
Best Western Bakersfield
Bakersfield Best Western

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