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Motel 6 Bakersfield Airport
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   5241 Olive Tree Court, Bakersfield, CA 93308   |  
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Ranked #42 of 59 Hotels in Bakersfield
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12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Good value for money”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

It was with some anxiety that we booked a hotel in Bakersfield, as our previous experience at a hotel in this town had been less then optimal. However, Bakersfield is a good stopping point on our way to Yosemite/Sequoia/Kings Canyon national Parks. The motel was nice enough. It looks like it has recently been renovated, and there was no carpet on the floors, so a huge plus in terms of cleanliness. The price was good for the quality of the hotel. However, I don't understand why smokers are allowed in non-smoking rooms. Our room, as well as smelling of fresh paint, also smelled of smoke - why allow smoking inside when it reduces the quality of the experience for your next guests? Also, please don't let the cleaners knock on people's doors before checkout - it's really annoying and happened to us TWICE in one morning.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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vagabondinnsouth, Director of Sales at Motel 6 Bakersfield Airport, responded to this review, February 21, 2014
Thank you for taking your time to review our property. All in all we are happy to hear that your stay was satisfactory. We apologize on behalf of our housekeeping staff for knocking before your checkout time. This information has been relayed to a manager and I can assure you we are taking steps to prevent this, as well as the smoking issue in the future.

Again, our sincerest apologies,
Jackie Mooers
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Madera, California
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014 via mobile

The rooms are so pretty! They look recently remodeled with wooden floor are flat screen tvs! I definitely got my moneys worth! I was helped by the manager which was very nice and welcoming. Motel 6 is definitely on my recomendation list !

  • Stayed January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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vagabondinnsouth, Director of Sales at Motel 6 Bakersfield Airport, responded to this review, January 29, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review our property. Your feedback is very appreciated. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again in the near future!

Thanks again,
Jackie Mooers
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max meadows
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013 via mobile

We drove in late, got a good room on the first floor corner. The folks in the lobby were pleasant enough, it's certainly a mom-and-pop operation - they were trying to catch a few winks in their room behind the front desk. The room was clean, the bed was comfortable, there were plenty of pillows, the shower worked just fine, and there was a refrigerator in the room - the basics, but the basics were good. It was nice stay.

  • Stayed December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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vagabondinnsouth, Director of Sales at Motel 6 Bakersfield Airport, responded to this review, December 16, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review our property! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay! We strive to hear things like this from our guests! Thank you again and we hope to see you in the near future!

Sincerely,
Jackie Mooers
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Bristol, Tennessee
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Stayed here for an overnight stop over its nice hotel microwave and fridge, The staff at reception was really friendly and helpful, vending and pop matchine is side by the office door. At the end of the day it was a clean and good room enough to sleep in.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 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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vagabondinnsouth, Director of Sales at Motel 6 Bakersfield Airport, responded to this review, December 16, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review our property. All feedback from our guests is very important to us. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay! We hope to see you again in the near future!

Thanks again,
Jackie Mooers
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Gold River, California, United States
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Terrible service at front desk. Politely asked for a room for just me after a long day of driving. THREE different times she told me NO GUESTS!! Told me the third time I'd be kicked out with no refund if I had a guest. I actually had to tell her to stop telling me that and that I was offended. Somehow she had it in her mind I was going to have a guest and she was determined to stop me from skirting the extra 5 dollars that would cost. Ridiculous. I also asked for a AAA discount and she looked at me like I'm a fool and said "it's already $36.99 how much cheaper you want it to be?" Who says that to a customer???

Now onto the room! I understand a 1 star motel isn't going to be amazing, but this simply wasn't acceptable. Dirty disgusting carpets. More stain than normal carpet I'd say. Gym style shower...the bathroom basically just goes from vinyl to tile with a drain in the ground and that's the shower. No shampoo, no conditioner, NO CUPS!! They can't even give me a plastic cup for some water in the morning? Oh and there are no outlets by the bed so don't plan on charging your phone while using it. Worst motel 6 I've ever been to and I've stayed at quite a few.

p.s. I stayed on the back side of the motel and as I suspected...WIFI didn't work. Luckily I have a portable hotspot so I was OK but still. Huge sign out front says free wifi and half the place can't even connect. ridiculous

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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vagabondinnsouth, Director of Sales at Motel 6 Bakersfield Airport, responded to this review, December 2, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review our property. I can assure that at our property we strive to provide our guests with the most comfortable stay possible. We are very sorry to hear the issues regarding your stay. We have addressed the issues with our staff members and are currently remodeling our property. All of the carpeting in the rooms is being removed and replaced with hard wood flooring. I would like to personally invite you back to our property in order to provide you with a much more accommodating stay than your most recent. Again, our sincerest apologies and we hope that you will give us another opportunity to better serve you.

Thank you,
Jackie Mooers
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Mount Tamborine, Australia
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82 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

We chose this Motel 6 because it was the closest to the Famoso Dragstrip.
Very friendly staff, clean room with a fridge and microwave, free WiFi and close to fast food chains and supermarket.
So what if the bed covers were a bit frayed and the carpet worn, if you can't put up with that spend more on a higher priced motel!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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vagabondinnsouth, Director of Sales at Motel 6 Bakersfield Airport, responded to this review, December 2, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again in the near future. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay.

Thank you again,
Jackie Mooers
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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53 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

We stayed here in March on our way to LA. In fact, we stayed here last year and it was good then so we stayed here again. And the young blonde woman who had just started at nights last year was now on days so it was nice to see someone who I remembered and she was very friendly which makes our trip nicer. The room that we had was nice and we had no problems at all during our stay. I wish that it had been a little later in the year so we could have used the pool but maybe next year. However, the best thing about this motel is the fantastic coffee that they have - I don't drink a lot of coffee regularly so when we travel I usually have a cup or two. The coffee at this place is so good that I look forward to coming here again and even wrote the name of the company (Farmer Brothers) so I could check it out online when we got home.

Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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vagabondinnsouth, Manager at Motel 6 Bakersfield Airport, responded to this review, April 17, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We sincerely appreciate your feedback and we hope to see you next time your passing through. Thanks again!

Jackie Mooers
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Address: 5241 Olive Tree Court, Bakersfield, CA 93308
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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 #42 of 59 Hotels in Bakersfield
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Motel 6 Bakersfield Airport 2*
Number of rooms: 149
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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