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“Poorest Motel 6 we have stayed in” 2 of 5 stars
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Motel 6 Bakersfield Airport
5241 Olive Tree Court, Bakersfield, CA 93308   |  
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Ranked #35 of 57 hotels in Bakersfield
Thousand Oaks, California, United States
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“Poorest Motel 6 we have stayed in”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

My wife and I traveling thru Bakersfield, read the prior reviews and figured this was the better Motel 6 around Bako for a one night stay. Maybe it is, but still overall worst one we have stayed in for all time, many years. The bathroom fan was broken and it looks like for some time, not a big problem. Two bed room, non-smoking with the noisy A/C unit blows directly on one bed. Not their fault some prior guests smoke in the non-smoking rooms, but should spray them out. I learned from prior reviews, wear you socks and yes they turn black from the wood floors, not just truckers but the highway workers and others in construction stay there. The entire property smells of smoke, beer bottles and dog doo-doo. Now on the plus side, very low cost with senior discount. While the coffee dispenser is great, including the cup size, the coffee is lousy. We experienced some of the best Motel 6 mattresses here. So I guess, as they say; "You get what you pay for."

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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vagabondinnsouth, Manager at Motel 6 Bakersfield Airport, responded to this review, April 17, 2013
Thank you for reviewing our property. We appreciate your feedback and will take it into consideration when doing our next renovations. At our property we strive to meet valued guests needs and make it the friendliest and cleanest environment possible. We hope that you will give us the opportunity to serve you in the future and that your stay will be more than satisfactory.

Sincerest,
Jackie Mooers
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

I agree with with Justin_DBC, one of the worst Motel 6's I've stayed at. Except my room had no carpet. The bathroom was rundown and the sink drain leaked out all over the floor. Yes the parking lot had shady characters hanging out. Yes the hot beverage machine in the lobby was a plus. And yes the fridge and microwave were a plus. And the ice machine actually worked, I've been to many places it didn't.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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vagabondinnsouth, Owner at Motel 6 Bakersfield Airport, responded to this review, December 17, 2012
Thank you for your Input. We are constantly working on our product to better serve our valued guests. We are under new ownership and we are in the middle of renovations, We are going to be changing out the sinks and remodel the bathrooms . The wood floor is part of the new motel 6 Phoenix room scheme. We have had plenty of good rsponse to that upgrade. Although we have never had theft issues we also have security on site. We are glad you took the time to review our hotel and we will take your information to make adjustments and better serve you in the future.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

You get what you pay. This is a no-frills motel with everything you can need to rest. They offered free coffee which was a plus, free wi-fi and the room was clean, although a little old.
I used the washing machine /drying machine even though it closes during at night. The staff was correct.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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vagabondinnsouth, Owner at Motel 6 Bakersfield Airport, responded to this review, December 17, 2012
Thank you for your pictures and review we will use all your information and make the adjustments to better serve you and all future guests.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

Average Hotel, Very clean and friendly staff. After driving and being tired im glad I stayed here.

  • Stayed July 2012, 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2011

Hey, it's Motel Seis, and for under $35 a night it's hard to beat. Sure, it's worn and some stuff is broken, but it clean and the staff is accommodating. It's set away from the freeway, so it relativity quiet. A lot of working guys staying for a few weeks, some truckers, senors on a budget and assorted whack jobs. The beds are reasonably comfortable and all the ACs are new and work great. I stayed because of work for about three weeks. Here's some tips: check out your room before you get settled. See that the TV & remote works, the shower has water pressure, the toilet seat is on tight and the door lock works. Check your WiFi connection if that's important to you, it's iffy. Also, bring a nice, soft bath towel. The ones provided are like sandpaper. And the most important item, EAR PLUGS. Count on somebody in the next room keeping the TV on all night, or doing the horizontal bop above you at 3am. All in all, for the money, a good place.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2011

we stayed at this hotel for almost three weeks due to business. It worked very well-the price was right, the accomodations were adequate, and the staff was pleasant and friendly. It is a Motel 6 so you know going it that it is not a luxury hotel. However, they do better than a lot of Motel 6--they are updated, there was a semi load of new mattresses and springs unloaded while we were there, I suspect in time, this will be a lot nicer hotel when all the improvements are made. The air conditioning is all new, and worked great. The staff couldnt have been nicer, they were helpful and kind and patient. We have dogs so to find a hotel so pleasant and receptive to them means a lot.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2011

Traveling with my brother. Arrived after dark and was greeted by a friendly staff member. Had not made reservations and rooms were available. Fast and easy. Facility appeared a little older and worn but the grounds were clean and well lit. Local area felt reasonably safe. Located close to restaurants. The room was very basic and what I expect of the standard Motel 6. It appeared worn but not unpleasant. Carpet was not completely clean but it was not unpleasant. Found an empty package for box cutters behind a cabinet and a blade with it. Did not utilize the internet. Bathroom area had new, modern fixtures, and it was clean. Basic amenities. The bed was worn but acceptable. The air conditioner appeared new and it thoroughly froze us out ;-)

Overall, this is only a very basic place to crash out for the night. I would stay there anytime. As for my own family traveling without me, I would not have them stay at this facility as it is too basic.

Cleanliness was lacking. As for that box cutter box and blade I could see how it would've been missed. Kids find that sort of thing and that is unacceptable.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 5241 Olive Tree Court, Bakersfield, CA 93308
Location: United States > California > Bakersfield
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #35 of 57 hotels in Bakersfield
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Motel 6 Bakersfield Airport California is located off of SR 99 at Olive Drive, in the Southern end of the San Joaquin Valley. Meadows Field Airport is only 1 mile away. Enjoy our outdoor pool. Free Wi-Fi is available in all guest rooms. ... more   less 
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