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“If you're in Bakersfield, this is definitely the hotel you want to say at!” 5 of 5 stars
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2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1017 Oak Street, Bakersfield, CA 93304   |  
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“If you're in Bakersfield, this is definitely the hotel you want to say at!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2011

This is one of the best hotels I've sayed in. A lot of comfort and coziness for the inexpensive rates!

STAFF
First off, the staff. They were completely wonderful and pleasant.
Billy at the front desk was more than helpful. He pointed me in the direction of some beautiful, fun, and exciting places. Without even asking, he printed maps and had had written extra directions and notes for me and surprised me with them almost daily! This guy knows how to go above and beyond and whatever he is making - I assure you, it's not enough!
Even when killing time or hanging out in the lobby before going on an adventure, the staff seemed interested in how your stay is going and what you have to say, even if it's just something as plain as the weather...definitely a pleasant reminder that there are still some good people out in the world.

HOTEL
The overall hotel - clean, clean, clean.
Big and clean bathroom with a curved/bowed out shower rod so you aren't cramped in (also equiped with plenty of towels.
Nice 32 inch flat panel, with great reception and channel selection.
COMFORTABLE BED AND PILLOWS!
Ad-free wi-fi access.
An alarm clock with battery backup and some dresser space in case you are staying for more than a day.
A phone in the room which I believe also has voice-mail.
A good sized mini-fridge (with some freezer space) as well as a microwave.
Nice free breakfast in the mornings with an option of a breakfast bag for the road if you're in a hurry...coffee is always full and ready to pour as well.
Pool looked really nice, though I didn't take advantage of it.
I didn't check out the fitness room, but the fact the the hotel even has one at it's low rates is amazing.
Everything in the place looks new and up-to-date.
They have a nice lobby with a couple of couches to sit on as well as some tables in the breakfast area to sit down and stuff your face.
They also have a "work/business station" that has a computer and printer to use.
They have security that keeps homeless people from pestering the guests.
Also a nice overhang at the front door in case it's raining when you check in.

LOCATION
Plenty of resturaunts and gas stations right across the road and honestly, not far from anything! About a 10 minute drive (including traffic) to stores and other resturaunts.
It's a very quiet hotel for being on such a busy/main street.
Entrance and exiting was very easy and convenient as well and the entrance to the freeway is literally about 1 minute away.

I'm sure there is tons more I'm forgetting to mention, but hey - you have to stop reading this and take your trip at some point.

Honestly, besides being in Cali with the nice weather and no work, I really was sad to check out. The staff are a bunch of friendly and great people that definitely are watching out for you and doing everything they can to make your stay the best possible while also trying to save you some cash!

If you're in Bakersfield, this is definitely the hotel you want to say at!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
    • 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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Hampton100, Director of Sales at Hampton Inn Bakersfield - Central, responded to this review, October 6, 2011
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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San Luis Obispo, CA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2011

I booked this hotel over others because of the free wifi and breakfast. Room was fine, nothing special but no issues. Wifi worked, and the breakfast was adequate. There's a Circle K convenience store across the street, a Chinese restaurant out front and a few fast food places nearby. Otherwise you'll have to drive to go eat.

Don't know if it's typical for Hampton Inns, but there's not a lot of public space for guests. The breakfast area gets very crowded and can't handle the pre-8 am rush of people, running out of tables. The workout room has just three exercise machines, an elliptical machine, a stair stepper and a stationary bike. Surprisingly, there's no treadmill. The pool is small and faces the parking lot in front of the freeway, not very attractive. Overall, the hotel is fine if you just need a room for a night, but would recommend staying somewhere with more amenities if your traveling for pleasure.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hampton100, General Manager at Hampton Inn Bakersfield - Central, responded to this review, September 28, 2011
We appreciate your review of our property. We have added many new upgrades and just completed some major renovations. We hope during your next visit to Bakersfield, you would come stay with us and take a look at our "New Look".
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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66 reviews 66 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2011

I can be short:

It was good!
Clean room
Clean bathroom
Good beds
Convenient in location towards sequoia
Pleasant staff
SUPER breakfast, very complete and included

Would surely stay here again (room with 2 queen beds)

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hampton100, General Manager at Hampton Inn Bakersfield - Central, responded to this review, September 28, 2011
Thank you so much for your feedback. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to having you with us again.
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18 hotel reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2011

Positives: staff was friendly and helpful, great location if you are on your way through, right next to HWY 99 and easy return to HWY 5 via Hwy 58), clean rooms, decent continental breakfast included.
Negatives: the hallway on the 3rd floor smelled like a smoking floor (it wasn't), the floors are creaky and we could hear the people in the room above us walk around

Room Tip: heard the rooms next to the Hwy are noisy
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hampton100, General Manager at Hampton Inn Bakersfield - Central, responded to this review, September 28, 2011
We apologize for any inconvience of noise you may have experienced during your stay. We do appreciate your comment, which will help to better take care of you "Our Guests". Very happy to here our staff was great. We would love to have you back next time your in Bakersfield.
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San Diego
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2011

The room was no frills but clean and good for a short term stay. We had the top floor mid building so we were insulated from any street or freeway noise. Staff were friendly and complimentary breakfast was decent.

I would stay here again.

Room Tip: I always get top floor away from any streets.
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Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Hampton100, Manager at Hampton Inn Bakersfield - Central, responded to this review, September 28, 2011
Thank you for taking the time out for your review on our property. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Since your last stay we have upgrades on our property inside and out. We do hope to see you here with us again.
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Vaughan, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2011

My son was going to Bakersfield on business and had booked his room earlier than I did. When we arrived, our two rooms were right across the hall from each other. The rooms were bright and airy. The breakfast room was well-stocked and welcoming. Since my son had the rental car during the three days we were there, I needed to travel to various sites by bus. The reception staff looked up the bus schedule and map, printed them out and gave them to me. I travelled to the shopping centre one day and enjoyed lunch and shopping there, and got back to the hotel unscathed. I went to the natural history museum downtown the next day and had a great time looking at the history of Bakersfield. The hotel was right near several good restaurants plus a few fast food places and a shopping area.

  • Stayed March 2011
    • 3 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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Hampton100, General Manager at Hampton Inn Bakersfield - Central, responded to this review, September 28, 2011
Thank you for your wonderful review of our Hampton Inn Bakersfield-Central. We so appreciate your feedback and most of all appreciate you staying with us. Happy your experience with us was to your satisfaction. We love having you here, and hope to see you in the near future.
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Overland Park, Kansas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
29 hotel reviews
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2011

We have been coming to Bakersfield twice a year for 18 years to participate in the races at Famoso Raceway. We have stayed at many places that were okay, but we have found a new home for our trips. We were able to book our rooms at this Hampton Inn at the last minute as we weren't sure we were going to be ready in time for this year's March Meet.

The staff, all shifts, was fantastic!! Helpful, friendly and always pleasant. Check in and out was a breeze. We did the free breakfast only one morning, but it was good and everyone was content. The rooms were clean and well laid out. The beds were a tad hard for my taste, but everyone else was happy. It's just me and my bad back! The best part was on Friday morning, after our first night, one of my crew mentioned at breakfast that he didn't think there was anyone else on our floor as heard no noise what so ever. Very nice bonus since we work long & hard hours during the weekend and need a good nights sleep.

This is our new place to stay when we come back to Bakersfield as voted by our team. I highly recommend this Hampton Inn.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hampton100, General Manager at Hampton Inn Bakersfield - Central, responded to this review, September 30, 2011
Thank you so much for your wonderful reviews of our Hampton Inn Hotel. We so enjoy you and your car teams staying with us each and every year. Your loyalty means the world to all of us. We look forward to seeing you all here with us again in 2012.
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Address: 1017 Oak Street, Bakersfield, CA 93304
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Location: United States > California > Bakersfield
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Bakersfield
#3 Romantic Hotel in Bakersfield
#7 Business Hotel in Bakersfield
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hampton Inn Bakersfield - Central 2.5*
Number of rooms: 95
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hampton Inn Bakersfield-Central is conveniently located in central Bakersfield. We are close to many restaurants, Camelot miniature golf park, Robabank Convention Center, Movie theatres, shopping malls, and so much more. Our staff is fast, friendly and efficient, ready to take care of our guests' every need as best as possible. Our rooms are clean, comfortable, and roomy. With complete fresh linens including our comforters washed daily. Complimentary Deluxe breakfast buffet daily and "On the go breakfast bags" available Monday thru Friday. Complimentary High speed wireless internet. "We love having you here". ... more   less 
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