We booked a room but did not stay at this hotel once we arrived. First, menacing characters were hanging out outside the lobby and in the parking area, and no hotel employee could be seen in the lobby. Second, the parking area had conspicuous signs that the hotel is not responsible for theft or damage to vehicles, which seemed to be a real possibility there. Third, this place is surrounded by bail bond and liquor stores, and I didn't see a courthouse nearby (in my experience, bail bond stores are usually located in areas where their customers are). I am absolutely baffled by the number of good reviews here and elsewhere. I didn't feel like the area was safe enough for me to leave my wife and kids in the car while I scoped out a room, so we left.
This is a one star hotel (literally, according to one travel website I later looked at) priced like your average three star hotel. Beware.
- Also Known As:
- International Inn Bakersfield
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- One complimentary room per 10 rooms booked per night. Complimentary Deluxe continental breakfast: Belgian Waffles, assorted breads, pastries, hot and cold cereals, fresh fruit, boiled eggs, biscuits and gravy etc. served daily. Free WiFi and cable. Clean and comfortable rooms with modern baths. MOST comfortable beds in town!! Outdoor pool and sundeck on ground level, patio with tables and chairs on the second floor, free covered parking. Large Courtyard, able to practice sports. We have a conference room that can hold up to 20 people, across the street we have the Downtowner Expo, a convention center for meetings, birthdays, etc. Within walking distance of entertainment venues, several eateries and across the street from Starbucks. We are within minutes of the new Maya Theater, fine dining downtown, Rabobank Arena, Fox Theater and Spotlight Theaters, Westchester Lanes etc. Grocery shopping approx 1 mile We are 100% Non Smoking and we are Pet Friendly. ... more less
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