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“Kernville Inn” 5 of 5 stars
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Kernville Inn
11042 Kernville Rd, Kernville, CA 93238   |  
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Ranked #2 of 6 hotels in Kernville
Bakersfield, California
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“Kernville Inn”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

This rustic well kept inn in the mountain town of Kernville east of Bakersfield, CA. is a great place to stay in the center of everything. The rooms have nice decks outside the french doors they have rooms that open to the main street but my room was in the back which was nice they do have plasma TV's one thing I might note to them get rid of the bedspreads most places nowadays do not use them. This room had a little kitchen I guess for ones that might use it I never do. It was clean and the architecture is like logs on the outside it gives a mountain feel to it. The grounds are well maintained. For a Friday night room was 149.00 before taxes. Kernville is famous for its kayaking and white water rafting on the Kern River and there is a wonderful Kern River Brewery that has an excellent ale.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012 via mobile

Our one night at the Kernville Inn was comfortable. Kernville is a small town with few options but at the Kernville Inn you get a comfortable room at a fair price. Don't miss Cheryls Dinner next door!

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012 via mobile

Spacious, very clean room. Very comfortable beds (we had 2 doubles). Right across the road from a great saloon. Excellent value for the holiday season.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

My 11 yr-old son and I stayed in Room 176, second floor. It had high ceiling, kitchenette, A/C, clean bathroom, towels, kitchen utensils, ref, microwave. Linda and Diane were very nice at check-in and check-out. It was our first time in Kernville. Parking was right below our unit. It is walking distance to all restaurants, sports stores and even Sierra South River Raft pick up across the bridge.

We went river rafting 2x with the Sierra South River Rafting. The guides especially Kurt were just cool and accommodating with all our questions answered. According to them, the winter this year was not good enough to have the river rapids going wild. But my son totally enjoyed it anyway. He can't wait to do it again.

Brandon at the Fly Fish store across Sierra South was so nice to even attach the spinning reel line to the rod we bought in LA before we came up. It was our first time to go fishing. No fish caught but the experience was awesome.

We would stay at Kernville Inn again and definitely go back to Kernville soon to do more stuff. A great weekend getaway. Better than Paris Hotel in Vegas if you ask me.

Room Tip: The upper rooms are better because of the view.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012

This was my first stay at this motel. My room (177) was very small. Two glass doors opened into the bedroom area; the king bed was about 6 feet from the door. Blinds hung over the doors, but anyone could see into the room (and the bed). There were two side tables, a dresser, and a stand for a microwave. There was a small frig. There was NO DESK, so I couldn't work. I didn't even look for computer hookups. There was only one window; it was in the bathroom.

The room had one of those awful room deoderizors in it; I put it outside. The skirt for the bed was a different color scheme than the bedspread. The back of the bedspread had huge yellow stains.

There was no closet! There where 5 hooks behind the door, but clothes hung on these hooks hung over the microwave oven.

There was a small patio enclosed with lattice. It was so noisy outside, though, due to an exhaust fan that was running on the building right in front of our unit.

There was no continental breakfast. There was a small coffee pot in the room.

I will not stay here again.

The person who showed me to my room could have been nicer; she seemed to be in a big hurry.

Room Tip: If you're on business, and don't have to be in Kernville first thing in the morning, I sugge...
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2011

Amazing location, amazing little shops and museum. I recommend the sandwiches from the local deli right near this motel. They are to die for! You have to do the white water rafting too with Kern River Rafting so fun and so friendly.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Laguna Hills, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2011

We really liked staying at the Kernville Inn. It is located right across the street from downtown Kernville where you can look in antique shops or get something to eat and on the other side you are just across the street from the Kern River. Room 174 was very clean, spacious and had a comfy king size bed. The only downside to the room was it did not get a lot of natural light during the day, probably due to the overhang on the front patio. But the room had free wifi, a flatscreen tv w/ cable, AC plus a ceiling fan over the bed (which I love). Rm 174 also has a fireplace and a full kitchen, which we found very helpful. We would absolutly stay there again!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Kernville Inn

Address: 11042 Kernville Rd, Kernville, CA 93238
Location: United States > California > Kernville
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 hotels in Kernville
Also Known As:
Kernville Hotel Kernville

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