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“Right choice for downtown business” 4 of 5 stars
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Bakersfield Marriott at the Convention Center
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   801 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93301   |  
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Ranked #15 of 57 hotels in Bakersfield
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“Right choice for downtown business”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

Nothing exciting but no surprises either. Room was spacious and nicely appointed. I was in town for business and the location of the hotel was convenient to several meetings. Rate was under $100 and a terrific value. The bartenders were friendly and attentive, even with the bar full with patrons watching the Kings win the Stanley Cup. I'd definitely stay here again on my next business trip to Bakersfirld.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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, General Manager at Bakersfield Marriott at the Convention Center, responded to this review, July 2, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to convey your comments regarding your recent stay at the Bakersfield Marriott at the Convention center and your loyalty to Marriott Hotels. Your positive rating and detailed review is very much appreciated. I was pleased to see that our property exceeded your expectations. Once again thank you for your business and we hope to serve you again when you visit Bakersfield.
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Bakersfield, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

Excellent beds in clean room. Good value, if you are not awoken by the freighttrains and amtrack trains shuffeling around and signalling. Otherwise good place to stay in downtown Bakersfield. A/C Units are very loud.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Marriott_BFL, General Manager at Bakersfield Marriott at the Convention Center, responded to this review, June 8, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to comment on your most recent stay
It is our goal to not only meet but exceed the expectations of our guests at all times.
Although we have double glass windows we are certainly unable to prevent the Amtrak train from announcing their departure or arrival into the station.which is walking distance to the hotel. However I'm delighted to inform you that we have begun the repair work on our A/C Units making them significantly quieter.
We appreciate your business and making us your home away from home on your trip to Bakersfield, We look forward to your next visit to the Bakersfield Marriott at the Convention Center.
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

This hotel has all the comforts one could want. The property is privately owned Marriott but they maintain 95 percent of the JW Marriott standards. Rooms are excellently manicured and the staff is well trained in customer service. There is an onsite restaurant I'll rate as a 3. Three because they are willing to accommodate your tastes regardless of what that might be. They lost two stars because the chef tries but cannot seem to get a handle on some of the basics. For instance I asked for a simple rice and grilled chicken dinner. Chicken was dry and rice was so mushy one could not eat it. So I asked for a garlic butter type dip for the chicken and it was so tasteless I did not use it... resorting to the not so favorite cover-up for bad food, the "Ketchup" and told the waiter to remove the rice. He returned with some fingerling potatoes which was decent. As for the business center, general hotel one was far superior to the concierge lounge one! On the other hand the concierge lounge rates a 4 star compared to many of the other ones I have tried. Good morning and evening food, excellent drinks, sodas, water and attendants. Hotel was supposed to have secure elevators but the card reader was not working, so anyone could use them. Location of this hotel is highly central to downtown Bakersfield, walking distance to both train station and movie theater, but not eateries. Website for the hotel is spot on. One thing they do not tell you when making a reservation; trains run from 4 am to 11 pm... that is amtrak. The container holding trains run at anytime and are unpredictable. All rooms facing south are closest to the tracks and the further west your room the further away from the train station!

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Marriott_BFL, General Manager at Bakersfield Marriott at the Convention Center, responded to this review, June 5, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to comment on your most recent stay
It is our goal to not only meet but exceed the expectations of our guests at all times.
I will certainly be passing along your comments to our Executive Chef.
I thank you for taking the time to assist us in personalizing not only your experience but every guest to come.
We appreciate your business and making us your home away from home on your trip to Bakersfield, We look forward to your next visit to the Bakersfield Marriott at the Convention Center.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012 via mobile

The place to stay in Bakersfield, always clean, service all around is great.

Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Marriott_BFL, General Manager at Bakersfield Marriott at the Convention Center, responded to this review, June 4, 2012
Thank you for making us your home away from home on your most recent trip to Bakersfield.
It is our goal to not only meet but exceed the expectations of our guests at all times.
please do not hesitate to let us know how we can be of assistance on your next trip to Bakersfield.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012 via mobile

Nice hotel with modern refurbished rooms. Full service hotel therefore no facilities in room except tea/coffee etc. overall a good stay but unfortunately had to switch off the a/c unit during the night as it was so noisy, worse than in some small motels. I commented on this on checking out in case it was confined to this room and needed fixing, to be advised that they all a bit old now and were due to be replaced. Would stay again probably.

Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Marriott_BFL, Manager at Bakersfield Marriott at the Convention Center, responded to this review, June 8, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to comment on your stay.
I'm delighted to inform you that we have begun the repair work on our A/C Units making them significantly more quiet. We appreciate your business and making us your home away from home on your trip to Bakersfield, We look forward to your next visit to the Bakersfield Marriott at the Convention Center.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

We just stayed here and were surprised how nice our short stay was. We had a large, well appointed room with a great new digital tv and free internet. but the best was our dinner .....we both ordered fish...salmon and halibut...and the same time we commented that we never had fish that was cooked so well and tasted so good....the chef deserved at big raise.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Marriott_BFL, General Manager at Bakersfield Marriott at the Convention Center, responded to this review, May 21, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad that you had a great stay and dinner at the Bakersfield Marriott. The Nines Restaurant is quickly beciming an icon in Bakersfield thanks to the great comens like yours, I thank you for your business and look forward to being of assistance on your next trip to Bakersfield.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

A one night stay. Good location, close to restaurants. Room was very comfortable and the TV had excellent variety

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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Marriott_BFL, General Manager at Bakersfield Marriott at the Convention Center, responded to this review, May 21, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad that you had a great stay at the Bakersfield Marriott. We take pride in our ability to make sure you have a problem free stay,
I thank you for the opportunity to be of service and look forward to being of assistance again on your next trip to Bakersfield.
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Address: 801 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93301
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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 Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#14 Business Hotel in Bakersfield
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bakersfield Marriott at the Convention Center 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Bakersfield Marriott at the Convention Center is located in the heart of beautiful downtown Bakersfield. Unique amongst hotels in Bakersfield, we are a full-service Bakersfield convention center hotel that is connected to the Rabobank Arena, Theatre & Convention Center complex. Featuring eight meeting rooms and 9,136 sq ft of total meeting space, our Bakersfield, CA hotel is ideal for meetings, training, and conferences. Enjoy our hotel's high-tech guest rooms and suites featuring 32" HD TVs, high-speed wireless internet access, luxurious bedding package and luxurious amenities. Concierge level rooms and suites offer an added level of sophistication unrivaled by other Bakersfield hotels. After work, guests can enjoy the endless options for shopping, dining, or simply enjoy an evening at our hotel's restaurant - The Nines, featuring fresh, American cuisine in a contemporary, upscale setting. Stay in the heart of it all at the luxuriously appointed Bakersfield Marriott at the Convention Center. ... more   less 
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