The Holiday Inn Express (Bakersfield) is nicely appointed with a concerned, attentive staff. Upon checking in, we asked about restaurants in the area and received a detailed map with a list of recommended restaurants including those within walking distance. Our room had all of the expect amenities and met our approval for cleanliness, etc. One detail I noted was that the pillows (there were four) had embroidered on their cuff whether they were firm or soft. Breakfast was hot with many selections and plenty of seating. We will stay here again!