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“Very Nice Facility” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Courtyard Bakersfield

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Courtyard Bakersfield
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   3601 Marriott Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93308   |  
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Ranked #17 of 57 Hotels in Bakersfield
Ephrata, Pennsylvania, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Very Nice Facility”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Clean, modern, good front desk experience. But where is the (free) breakfast? The Bistro is what they offer for meals. Choices look good, prices don't. The 'free' in room Internet is slow - you can up grade for a price. :( Would I stay here again? If price wasn't a consideration - definitely, but since it is (for what I'm not getting) - probably not.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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BFLCHGM, General Manager at Courtyard Bakersfield, responded to this review, August 6, 2013
Thank you Janel D for choosing the Courtyard by Marriott Bakersfield. We pride ourselves on our service and cleanliness, and am glad you enjoyed your stay. As you stated, we do not have a complimentary breakfast, but rather do offer the Bistro, which has many options from fruit cups to a full breakfast. This is a standard across all Courtyards, but we do offer room rates that include breakfast, so please check it out the next time you decid to come to Bakersfield.

Best Wishes,
Jenny Gatlin
General Manager
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

The hotel is well located, just off the highway. It is nice and clean hotel , with friendly staff. The dining choice is not great but has the basics. Breakfast is not included which is the only downside.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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BFLCHGM, General Manager at Courtyard Bakersfield, responded to this review, July 24, 2013
Neil91 thank you for choosing Courtyard for your most recent stay in Bakersfield. We are proud to offer our new renovated hotel with Bistro options for breakfast and dinner.

Jenny Gatlin
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Dayton, Ohio
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93 reviews 93 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Our family of 5 stayed here on our last night of our CA vacation to Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia NP. Flights were cheaper out of Baskersfield and the airport is small and not very busy. The rooms were of decent size and were clean and the staff was helpful during our stay. The only drawback is they did not have shuttle service to the airport. There are several Marriott properties clsoe by and a few other chains so it would make sense to have a shuttle since this is where people stay to go to the airport. Something to consider for the future but overall a good place to stay if you are flying into or out of Bakerfield Airport.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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BFLCHGM, General Manager at Courtyard Bakersfield, responded to this review, July 9, 2013
Thank you Buckeyetravel for your recent stay at the Bakersfield Courtyard. We appreciate you choosing us and look forward to your future stays if in the area.

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Thousand Oaks, CA
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24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Seems like I go to a lot of these hotels. At least I know what to expect. Clean. They have the bistros, which are ok. I had the oatmeal for breakfast one morning which was good. They had complimentary coffee and tea in the morning in the lobby which I appreciate. The room was good except the air conditioner didn't quite cut it. Although I have to be fair it was an incredibly hot weekend with temperatures near 105 degrees and we were on the 3rd floor. The bath towels were a little rough.

Room Tip: If it is hot I would go with a lower floor as AC's have a hard time.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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BFLCHGM, General Manager at Courtyard Bakersfield, responded to this review, July 9, 2013
Thank you Eabarrdvm for choosing to stay at the Courtyard in Bakersfield. We get many compliments on our oatmeal, so I am glad you like it as well.

Please use us again if traveling to Bakersfield.

Regards,

Jenny Gatlin
General Manager
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Atlanta, Georgia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

This hotel resides among a group of hotels and I believe it was the better choice among them. The decor is very inviting and the rooms are clean, (mildew free) and comfortable. The bistro does a fabulous breakfast and the staff is very courteous. My business travel to this location was very nice and I will be returning to this location for my next trip.

Room Tip: Rooms on the Eastern side are better in the mornings.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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BFLCHGM, General Manager at Courtyard Bakersfield, responded to this review, May 29, 2013
Thank you SharonJ374 for your kind words, and I'm glad you enjoyed our newly renovated hotel. We opening our Bistro last year in May, and rooms were completed this May. We look forward to taking care of you on your next visit to the area.

Best Wishes,

Jenny Gatlin
General Manager
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San Francisco
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013 via mobile

Clean rooms with very comfy beds and nice TVs have persuaded me to be a repeat guest. So far my favorite business-class hotel chain. Staff are generally friendly and efficient with the occasional exception. The Newly decorated lobby is very nice but the Bistro is overpriced in my opinion.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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BFLCHGM, General Manager at Courtyard Bakersfield, responded to this review, May 28, 2013
Thank you Richyroogy for choosing the Courtyard Bakersfield. I am glad you enjoyed our newly renovated rooms and lobby. We look forward to seeing you the next time you are in Bakersfield.

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Jenny Gatlin
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

This a hotel with no pretences. The service is excellent, the breakfast resto has a nice selection, including healthy items.

The lobby of the hotel is very nice with a well stocked mini-mart.
The rooms are nice and well attended to. My only gripe is that internet service is not included for free.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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BFLCHGM, General Manager at Courtyard Bakersfield, responded to this review, May 13, 2013
Thank you so much for the kind words. We are excited to have our renovation complete and the hotel sparkling for our guests. As a clarification, there is complimentary HSIA here at the hotel, but an option for upgraded service for a small fee. I apologize if you misunderstood, but glad to know everything else made your stay pleasant.

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Jenny Gatlin
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Address: 3601 Marriott Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93308
Location: United States > California > Bakersfield
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 57 Hotels in Bakersfield
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard Bakersfield 3*
Number of rooms: 146
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
When searching for Bakersfield hotels, look no further than our Courtyard Bakersfield Hotel and conduct business with ease. As a guest of our Bakersfield hotel, you'll enjoy a new state-of-the-art lobby with flexible spaces to work or relax in, free Wi-Fi throughout, a 24-hour business center and easy access to the latest news, weather & airport conditions via the GoBoard(R). Grab a bite at The Bistro - Eat. Drink. Connect.™, which provides guests with a variety of breakfast offerings, including Starbucks(R) beverages in the morning and dinner service with cocktails. Take a break from your travels at our Bakersfield hotel and relax beside our outdoor pool, soak in the whirlpool or get a brisk workout in at our 24-hour fitness center. Inside your spacious, newly-renovated guest room, you'll find large workspaces, an ergonomic chair and complimentary high-speed internet so you can stay connected. Conveniently situated near Bakersfield airport and near Highway 99, experience the best in Bakersfield accommodations and see how we strive to be your favorite hotel in Bakersfield, CA. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Courtyard By Marriott Bakersfield Hotel Bakersfield
Bakersfield Courtyard
Bakersfield Marriott

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