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“Not overjoyed here.” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Motel 6 Bakersfield Airport

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Ranked #40 of 57 Hotels in Bakersfield
Southampton, United Kingdom
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“Not overjoyed here.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Receptionist was miserable and offhand. We asked for the handicapped room which was on the ground floor on the corner which was very helpful. Basically everything in the main room was fine, but when we came to use the bath for the handicapped person the seat was coming away from the wall and very unsafe so my disabled husband couldn't use it. Also, the grab rails were suspect too. It is no good trying to disguise the fact that the rails and bath seat were unsafe by using white bath sealant around the screws and bolts. There was only coffee for breakfast!
In the evening there was an incident outside our room which involved police and police dogs. This went on for at least two hours, with 3 people being taken away in handcuffs. Frantic knocking on our door by a woman who wanted to know if Mandy was in our room. We did not feel safe and will not use this motel again.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 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, 3 weeks ago
Thank you for taking your time to review our property. We sincerely appreciate you bringing these issues to our attention. I can assure you guest safety is very important to us and we will look into the restroom issues immediately. Unfortunately, the Motel 6 chain does not allow us to serve a complimentary breakfast to our guests. We are only allowed to serve coffee. We will also bring this to the attention of our corporate offices. I can assure you that we have a security guard on staff through the night in order to ensure the safety of our guests. We hope that you will give us an opportunity to better serve you in the future.

Thank you again,
Jackie Mooers
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

I often stay at Motel 6s, so I’m familiar with their budget-level rooms. Generally I think they’re a very good deal, especially in bigger cities where room rates are high. When I checked in the pleasant woman apologized for not having a downstairs room, but said she was giving me their “best room.” If that is their best room, I would suggest you search elsewhere -- Bakersfield has several similarly-priced hotels in the same area.

There are plenty of electrical outlets in the room, but most don’t work. The motel is aware of this, they’re using a power strip for the TV, microwave and refrigerator. The only place I could plug in my laptop was near the baseboard next to the front door, not the most comfortable place to get any work done. By morning, the toilet no longer flushed. The shower: is the perfect height for very short people, the floor has been poorly painted and looks disgusting with a sharp metal disc masquerading as a drain cover. One coat hanger is evidently all the management can afford. The sink / vanity has been moved in with the toilet and shower, meaning it is impossible to escape the irritatingly loud fan.

The good: as others have mentioned, this Motel 6 has been updated. They’ve eliminated carpeting and are using attractive flooring which is a good choice for keeping the room clean, especially since they allow pets. The motel is just a block away from a drive-through Starbucks.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 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, 4 weeks ago
Thank you for taking your time to review our property. We appreciate all feedback for our guests. We are very sorry to hear that your stay was less than satisfactory. I have reported these issues to upper management in order to prevent this from happening in the future. Again, our sincerest apologies. We hope that you will give us a chance to better serve you in the near future.

Thank you,
Jackie Mooers
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San Bernardino, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 via mobile

mirror was damaged no hangers to hang your clothes there were missing tile missing in shower furniture falling apart cockroaches in the room water damage on the walls shower door does not close properly causing water to puddle on the floor. floor falling apart

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 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, 4 weeks ago
Thank you for taking your time to review our property. All feedback from our guests is greatly appreciated. We are very sorry to hear that your stay was less than satisfactory. I can assure you this issue has been reported to upper management and we are taking care of the problem. Again, our sincerest apologies.

Jackie Mooers
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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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13 hotel reviews
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Grrrrreat Motel 6!! The furnishings were so new that it looked like a motel showroom in there. The wall paint was bright and clean, the bed linens and curtains were new and crisp. There was a mini-fridge that was really FRIDGid - food was super-cold the next morning. This is another motel that has made the excellent decision to ditch the shabby, smelly, stained, hard-to-keep-clean carpeting for a wood veneer floor. SO much better than the old way! The motel was pretty busy the night we were there, but we didn't hear much from other rooms. It was a comfortable night, and a pleasure to be in such clean, fresh surroundings - and for a bargain price. I highly recommend this Motel 6 if you are passing through Bakersfield. Heck, I'd even recommend going a bit out of your way to stay here!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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vagabondinnsouth, Director of Sales at Motel 6 Bakersfield Airport, responded to this review, 4 weeks ago
Thank you for taking your time to review our property. We sincerely appreciate your business and are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again in the near future.

Thank you,
Jackie Mooers
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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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Madera, California
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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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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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Additional Information about Motel 6 Bakersfield Airport

Address: 5241 Olive Tree Court, Bakersfield, CA 93308
Location: United States > California > Bakersfield
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #40 of 57 Hotels in Bakersfield
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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