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Holiday Inn Express Bakersfield
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   4400 Hughes Lane, Bakersfield, CA 93304   |  
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Ranked #10 of 57 hotels in Bakersfield
Prescott Valley, Arizona
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
“Great Stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stopped here on a whim and was worried that we weren't going to be able to get a room and I was exhausted from driving all day. They had a room for us. The staff was great. The room was nice. We did have a noisy walker in the room above us but we were so tired...once we were asleep, that's all she wrote! The only thing I thought was a stinker was that breakfast wasn't included. It was still good though. We'd stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Madera, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of the best visits I have ever had in Bakersfield thanks to this hotel..Stayed for 3 nights...Great rooms... Great staff-very helpful and informative...Very clean place...Carpets in elevators need to be redone...The breakfast was excellent...lots of variety...Will stay here again...

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here as an overnight stop to break up our journey.

The staff were very friendly and helpful, the room was spacious and clean and the breakfast had plenty of choice.

The pool area was clean and tidy.

A great hotel for what we wanted.

Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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Dixon, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent place to stay, clean, rooms are great! The staff there made me feel at home like we were old friends, although new friendship formed I recommend this hotel to anyone coming to Bakersfield CA for one night or long stay, this is a great place to stay!!!!!

  • Stayed June 2014, 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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Fresno, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really liked this hotel last year when I visited for 3 days, just prior to their remodel. This year was not such a pleasant experience. I would like to mention that the staff here are WONDERFUL, from the maids to the desk staff to the kitchen staff. They're friendly, helpful, and go out of their way to help out when needed. For instance, my roommate dropped a glass jar about 9 pm one evening, and we had nothing to vacuum up the pieces. She called the front desk and, as they had no access to the vacuums at that hour,they brought wide masking tape to lift up the shards. The young man was very gracious & got on his hands & knees helping to pick up all the tiny pieces bit by bit until it was clean. Also, the breakfast here is still tops! Many, many choices from pancakes,, eggs, bacon, cereal, oatmeal, yogurt, biscuits & gravy, sausage, you name it, they seem to have it. Also, the room was very clean each day when we returned.
**On the NEGATIVE side: 1) For the second year in a row, our room key-cards did not work in the back door where we always entered after parking. After bringing this to staff attention we were told that it was an ongoing problem and that only certain rooms had cards which worked properly. Question is, if this was a known problem, why was the back door not repaired during the extensive remodel?? 2). There was no ice machine on the second floor. 3). The elevators were very slow & the carpets in them filthy. 4). The hallways were uncomfortably warm when standing & waiting for the slow elevator. 5). My roommate was awakened in the middle of the night when an earwig (pincher bug) bit her on the cheek. 5). The bathroom countertop was virtually "chopped short", leaving approx. 5 ft. of unusable space. (last year was from wall-to-wall). The countertop wasn't long enough to hold normal grooming items for a woman, e.g., blow dryer, hairbrush/comb, hairspray, lotion. I realize it was a money-saving tactic to cut short the countertops, but it was very inconvenient. They had even moved the coffee-maker to the bedroom area because of lack of space. It was not like this last year. 6). The noise in the hallway and rooms above & adjacent to us were easily heard from within our room. Last year I had a room right next to the front desk, and never heard any sound. 7). The closet was cut too shallow, hitting the hangers when closed, leaving scratches in the newly painted door's interior. Also, our clothes were all pushed sideways when the door was closed. Very poor planning. 8). Only one small suitcase stand was made available in a 2 bed room. 8) The refrigerator's door was difficult to locate at first because the cabinetry & refrigerator are both black, and the frig door handle was an indentation on top of the frig. Also, when pulled open, the frig slid nearly out of the cabinet. But, that may be a good thing as this meant it had a good seal, even though it was somewhat annoying to have to use 2 hands to simultaneously open & stabilize the unit. All in all, I don't think I will be returning next year for my annual visit. There were too many annoyances, some minor, but some substantial. Too bad their remodel cut so many corners, and didn't address others.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bakersfield, responded to this review, 6 days ago
Dear LDDD D,

Thank you for choosing us and taking the time to post your review regarding our hotel. I am very delighted that you found our hotel staff highly commendable and that you liked our breakfast selection.

I apologize if we fell short on some of your expectations, particularly with the room key card malfunctioning and layout of room fixtures. I would like to assure you that your comments, including that of noise levels, have been taken into serious account to reconsider improvements on our end.

I hope you give us another chance to host you again on your next visit as we would love to regain your faith in us.

Sincerely,

Faith R
Case Manager
IHGCare
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Redding, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We pulled in to this hotel after midnight and were greeted with all the courtesy of a 5 star hotel.
The room was clean, large and new.
The breakfast didn't offer a whole lot for those who prefer a more healthy diet, but there was plenty in the way of pancakes, cereal, bacon, eggs, toast & muffins and other high carb foods.
We will stay here again without hesitation.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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san diego
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80 reviews 80 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

The location is easy to get to, right off hwy 99, although it is in an area that seems like a mix of industry and fast food. But who cares if you're only there to sleep? The lady at the front desk told me that this hotel was renovated and upgraded 6 weeks ago. They seem to have done a lot because the place looks new and clean and contemporary. My room was well-appointed with a mini-fridge and microwave and coffee/tea maker. The bathroom looked modern and clean too. The TV had a lot of channels...over 100, including the premium channels at no extra cost. My bed was comfy and the area was quiet. Note: There is a train that runs adjacent to the hotel, but I only heard it once, about 9pm, and it wasn't loud and went quickly. The area seemed safe, and there were a number of fast food places you could walk to, and a mall that is a mile or less away if you want to drive there.
The free breakfast offered a lot too. Hot choices were eggs, pancakes, sausage, and cinnamon rolls. There was bread and bagels to toast, cereals, yogurt, bananas, apples, juice, milk and coffee/tea.
If I finding myself rolling through this area again, I'd come back for a stay. The front people were very friendly and nice too.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 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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Address: 4400 Hughes Lane, 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 Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Business Hotel in Bakersfield
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Bakersfield 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Inn Express Hotel Bakersfield provides easy access from Hwy 99 and all Bakersfield attractions. Four floors with interior corridors. Free Deluxe Continental Breakfast Bar. Free Local Phone Calls. Free In-Room, Wireless High Speed Internet. Refrigerators and Microwaves in all rooms. 25' screen Televisions, Work Desk with Data Port, Hair dryers, Ironing Boards and Coffeemakers in all rooms. Jacuzzi Rooms available with Romance Package. Meeting space for up to 30. Free parking in well lit, walled parking lot. Coin laundry. Dry Cleaning Service available. Outdoor Pool & Spa. Restaurants within walking distance. Group and Corporate rates available. Collect points or airline miles on all Hotel charges with our Priority Club frequent stay program. Self-serve business center with high speed internet access.Visit Bakersfield, CA and stay smart at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel. ... more   less 
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