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“Nice place, good value” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bakersfield Central

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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bakersfield Central
Ranked #7 of 62 Hotels in Bakersfield
Kitchener, Canada
Level Contributor
27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Nice place, good value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2014

My husband and I really liked this place. We got a warm reception at our very early morning arrival. The beds are big and comfortable with lots of pillows and I like that the room included a sink, fridge and microwave at the in-room bar. We picked this place because it was halfway between LA and Sequoia National Park without the LA prices. The continental breakfast was ok, but I never expect much from a free breakfast so I wasn't disappointed. It included your usual eggs, toast, cereal, milk, cinnamon buns etc. The rooms were clean and large and the staff was friendly and helpful. I'd come back :)

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MandyJennifer
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Porterville, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2014

Stayed 7 days and it was a great experience. We used their meeting room and worked 12 hour days. Management and staff were great, always making sure we had everything we needed. Loved the hotel room, it was so comfortable.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DLZDirtfarm
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Melissa G, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bakersfield Central, responded to this review, June 26, 2014
Thank You for taking the time our of your busy day to leave such a generous review about our property. We enjoyed having you as well and we look forward to seeing you ladies again soon!
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Porterville, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2014

The staff was more than gracious, professional, and courteous. Exceptional rooms, clean, spacious, and a homelike feeling. I was with a group that was working in their conference room and it was more than acceptable. The staff and manager was always available to meet any of our needs. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone staying 1 night or many nights.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Salroxco
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Melissa G, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bakersfield Central, responded to this review, June 26, 2014
Thank You for staying with us! We enjoyed having you all here as well, we look forward to seeing you ladies again soon! We appreciate all of your kind words.
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Moorpark, California
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2014

When I entered the hotel I was immediately greeted by the staff. I was alone and feeling rather self conscience but the staff was warm and friendly. I guess they could tell I was a bit uncomfortable about being alone because later that evening they called my room and invited me down to watch the playoffs with other guest. I had a fun time. My room was clean and comfortable and the staff warm and friendly. Breakfast was good with a nice selection. This will definitely be my hotel of choice when I visit Bakersfield. Good location also. Conveniently located off the 99.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ladybug93021
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Melissa G, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bakersfield Central, responded to this review, June 26, 2014
We are pleased to hear that you felt our hotel was a home away from home experience. We strive each day to make each guest experience a memorable one, thank you again and we look forward to seeing you again soon!
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

We stayed the night last week on our way to Yosemite. Coming in off the road, we were greeted by friendly staff who made us feel right at home. The room was clean, large, and comfortable. Not the Plaza Hotel, but a nice place to stay.

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Melissa G, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bakersfield Central, responded to this review, June 26, 2014
Thank You for your kind words as we look to forward to seeing you again on your next route through Bakersfield.
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Baton Rouge
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91 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

This place has to be the worst hotel I have ever stayed at in recent history. Holiday Inn should dump this property. If they knew how bad it is they would remove their name from the front of the hotel. When we checked in they had a bunch of construction workers hanging out in the lobby. I guess they were hitting on the girl who worked there. The room was pretty gross. It had a bathtub next to the bed with 15 foot ceilings. Two lamps in the room, which was dark. The carpet was one you would not walk on with you bare feet. The bathroom was something to see. The plaster over the tub had a hole in the ceiling where the upstairs tub had leaked downstairs.
Let us talk about the worst breakfast, they had burritos, which were stuck to the pan they were in and the outside was as hard as a brick. Must have been on the buffet for days. Besides my wife and myself eating were another couple who were complaining about the quality of the old food on the buffet. The only thing we could eat was the pancakes, only because there was a machine spitting them out, The breakfast was the worst ever. Again, this place is a DUMP. Find another hotel if you stay in Bakersfield. The lobby looked like something from the 70's.

Room Tip: My tip is DON'T stay at this flea-bag!
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank bayouself
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Melissa G, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bakersfield Central, responded to this review, May 30, 2014
Hello Bayouself,
I do apologize that your stay was not as you would have liked. We have made some changes to our staff protocol and that has been addressed. However, when you are back through Bakersfield please consider our hotel as I would assure your stay will be different. If need be you may call me directly at 661.395.9800.
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South Pole
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231 reviews
132 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2014

I selected this hotel by default, due to Hilton's dishonesty about their "best rate guarantee" I found a better rate on the Travelocity website for the Bakersfield Hilton Garden Inn. When Hilton refused to beat it (as their corporate reservations policy states), I cancelled it and came here! I am so glad I made the change! Not only is this hotel cheaper, but breakfast is included and the rooms are equal if not superior to theirs.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Viking94708
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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)
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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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