My family and I recently stayed at this location while on our summer road trip. We stayed on two separate nights one week apart, and had largely the same experience both times. We enjoyed fabulous service from the front desk staff, and a delicious breakfast in the attached restaurant. Our room was very conveniently located to both the front desk and the restaurant. The pool area was beautifully maintained and the rooms were clean and well kept.
On our first trip, we stayed over a Friday night, and found the restaurant to be very busy in the morning. As a result, there was a bit of a wait for our food, however, the wait staff were very friendly, and our food came out cooked perfectly, and was delicious. I believe they were short-handed that day as well.
There were a few maintenance issues that could probably use some attention. The air conditioner in our room was exceptionally loud. We also had a very hard time regulating the hot water in our room (we stayed in the same room both times). The water was either scalding hot or cold, without much in between. We did mention the hot water issue to the front desk clerk on check-out on our second stay, and he immediately sent maintenance to check on it.
In spite of a couple of maintenance issues, the service at this establishment made such an impression on us, we would gladly stay again. We had to leave very early in the morning on our second stay, and Ash, the front desk clerk was kind enough to call over to the restaurant (without my asking) and ask them to fix to-go breakfast sandwiches for us to take with us on the road.
We definitely plan to stay there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A tropical Bakersfield, CA Hotel Near Downtown Welcome to a tropical oasis in the heart of Bakersfield. Red Lion Hotel Bakersfield is set amidst lush landscaping with an Olympic-sized swimming pool, soothing hot tub and relaxing courtyard, among other unique features. Suitable for business trips, family vacations, special events and groups, our Bakersfield, CA hotel is conveniently located within easy access of the vibrant downtown area, where guests will find a variety of shops, restaurants and attractions. Red Lion Hotel Bakersfield features 198 spacious and well-appointed guest rooms with amenities like 42" flat screen TVs with HBO and free Wi-Fi. Just outside your door, our hotel in Bakersfield, CA offers complimentary made-to-order breakfast every morning, a modern fitness center and 4,000 square feet of flexible meeting space. Centrally located to Freeway 99 and Highways 58 and 178, our Bakersfield hotel offers guests premier access to such attractions as the Kern County Fairgrounds, the Buck Owens Crystal Palace, Camelot Park and the Fox Theater. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Crystal Palace Hotel Bakersfield
- Best Western Bakersfield
- Bakersfield Best Western