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“Bring Your Earplugs” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bakersfield Central

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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bakersfield Central
Ranked #8 of 61 Hotels in Bakersfield
Redmond, Oregon
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119 reviews
72 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Bring Your Earplugs”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2011

Let's face it folks, these hotels are usually placed very near a freeway so one side or the
other (or both) are going to have rooms that are noisy. The time of year you are staying there
also makes a big difference. When it's cold outside you will probably have the windows closed
and the heater on, thus less outside noise. During the warmer months or if you like to sleep with
a window cracked open the outside noise can be considerable. We were there in November and
both sides of this hotel were very noisy. The freeway on one side and Buck Owens Blvd. on
the other. When we checked in the man at the front desk admitted that there really was no
"Quiet side."

When you first enter this hotel the double staircase rising to the second floor is very impressive.
It looked like something from the movie Gone With The Wind.

The bed was very comfortable but the bathroom had a gimmick shower that made me laugh when
I first saw it. I'll attach a picture. My wife and I thought the breakfast was very good.
Our room was clean and a very nice large suite.

Thanks for your time. Hope this helps.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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74 reviews
22 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2011

Great convenient location off Hwy 99. Staff was very friendly, Hotel was clean and room very spacious. Definitely would use this location again as a good midpoint oin a trip between Las Vegas and Northern California.

Room Tip: Room facing North was quiet
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Yuba City, California
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39 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2011

I was expecting a typical sterile chain hotel especially right off the freeway in not the best area but was VERY surprised with what I found. The entry way is beautiful with two sweeping staircases, the grounds and interior were spotless, the room we had was huge and beautifully decorated (30' X 12' at least) and the ENTIRE staff went above any expectations you would have of a chain hotel. It almost felt as a quaint bed and breakfast rather than a hotel. Each staff member greeted you with a smile and was there to assist you in anyway you needed. As wonderful as the hotel was, the staff made it even better !!!

Speaking of breakfast, it really was a hot meal and not just stale rolls, cold cereal with coffee !!! Cheese omelettes, bisquits and gravy, scrambled eggs and delicious sausage.

Again, not in the best area BUT very convenient to all parts of the city.

Room Tip: We had a corner king room on the 4th floor and it had microwave, couch, flat screen, frig., unique s...
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Oskaloosa, Iowa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2011

Attentive service and great rooms. Breakfast served at 5 am, early enough for business travelers to get something to eat before leaving for the day.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Renton, Washington
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19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2011

Easy access to the freeway. Manager's happy hour can't be beat! Just keep your colleagues away from the nearby strip club if you want to keep them employed -- if you want to get rid of them, then by all means, send them there!

Room Tip: A room on the front side of the hotel are quieter.
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  • Stayed March 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Fair Oaks, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2011

This is the most impressive Holiday Inn Express we have seen and for the price of a much lesser hotel/motel. Clean, QUiET, good breakfast, frig, microwave, suite area nicely appointed. I would recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: Cafe next door has no packaged, canned food. Very inexpensive prices. Looks very modest to the point...
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Portland, Oregon
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14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2011

Consistent with the remarks of most of the reviewers here, our room was spacious and clean, and the members of the staff were invariably very pleasant. What hadn't been remarked upon, however, is the proximity to Hwy. 99. The hotel is truly a stone's throw away.

My spouse, my mother and I had booked two nights at the AAA rate king/king suite, which is described on Holiday Inn's booking site thusly:

2 KING BEDS SUITE FEATURE NONSMOKING

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE FREE HIGH SPEED WIRED AND WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS TWO SEPARATE BEDROOMS PROVIDE YOU WITH EVEN MORE PRIVACY A FRIDGE MICROWAVE AND WET BAR ARE USEFUL GET MORE WORK DONE AT THE LARGE EXECUTIVE DESK BEFORE YOU RELAX AND WATCH A SHOW ON THE 37 INCH LCD HDTV

Our experience, upon checking in, was that we were provided keys to a regular third floor queen/queen room, facing the street. We returned to the desk, where we were reassigned to a third floor suite comprised of one king bedroom, and a bedroom with two queen beds separated by a glass double door. When we were asked by the staff how the room was, as we were bringing in our luggage, we noted the room was noisy, which the woman checking us in acknowledged, but didn't offer any quieter accommodation. It was never explained why we weren't assigned to the king/king suite we had booked. We slept very poorly, as our third floor room is effectively at the same elevation as Hwy 99, with all its attendant noise.

Had our room had more effective soundproofing from the highway, it would have been a very good experience. The staff were welcoming and pleasant. The hotel and our suite were clean, the beds were comfortable, the hotel is completely non-smoking, and the breakfast choices were plentiful, and satisfying. Perhaps the rooms facing the street are quieter. If I were to book a stay in Bakersfield again, where I needed to have a suite configuration, I would seek out a different choice, unless during booking I could be assured of a room that didn't face the highway.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bakersfield Central

Property: Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bakersfield Central
Address: 3001 Buck Owens Blvd, Bakersfield, CA 93308-6317 (Formerly W Garden Hotel)
Phone Number:
Location: United States > California > Bakersfield
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Bakersfield
#3 Family Hotel in Bakersfield
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bakersfield Central 3*
Number of rooms: 90
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the brand new Legacy Suites Hotel Bakersfield, CA. Offering 90 all suite accommodations featuring 37" plasma TVs, complimentary wired and wireless T1 internet access in all rooms. At the end of a long day relax in our full body massage showers, standard in all guest rooms. ... more   less 
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