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“It was OK” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Red Lion Hotel Bakersfield

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Red Lion Hotel Bakersfield
Ranked #28 of 62 Hotels in Bakersfield
Portland, Oregon, Usa
1 review
“It was OK”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2013

When we first arrived, there was broken car glass in the parking lot - a bit disconcerting! It was simply moved to the curb away from the parking area, but not removed. The pool wasn't very clean, with bugs and leaves floating in the water, but it was a nice pool and hot tub. We really appreciated and enjoyed the daily breakfast that was available at the restaurant.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Oakley, California, Usa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2013

The hotel is old and in need of repair. When you walk into the room there is a heavy musty smell, needs paint, and is poorly lit. The bathroom door has rot spots on the bottom and rusty hinges. Any traffic "hallway/service road" is loud. But overall the room is clean, but feels unclean. The pool and Spa are good and well kept, The free breakfast is from a menu and served by waitress, food quality was good.
Before leaving on our trip we were thinking of returning to this hotel on our return from Vegas, But after the stay we decided not to. Instead we stayed at the comfort inn around the corner.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Las Vegas, Nevada, Usa
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2013


This was the only room I saw with a crooked entry door. Tapering gaps at top and side. Room was fine until I took a shower. There was no outer curtain,. the soap dispenser was empty. The tub didn't drain properly. Very difficult to adjust temperature. The good news was that a paper gift type bag with some semi important items that I forgot to take when I left my room three days earlier, was being held for me when I checked in for the current stay,

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Lancaster, California
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23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2013

Unimpressed! The screen was coming off the window - readily visible from the parking lot; the shower was abysmal - couldn't adjust the water temperature and the pressure through the showerhead was less than adequate. Asked for additional towels and was brought one. Highly doubtful that we will ever stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Winona, Minnesota
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17 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2013

This best western is in dire need of a huge overhaul. The grounds are nice, the pool is good sized, but the rooms and interior are extremely outdated and old. The staff is courteous and friendly, the neighboring restaurant is average with a simple but tasty menu. The price was not out of line for an average hotel. I would stay again if ever in Bakersfield.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2013 via mobile

Lets first start off that we stayed here yesterday a 107 degree day. We walked in our room and the room was at least 100 and AC broken. We asked to switch rooms and so that's what they did to another room with poor AC unit. At least it worked a little bit. Today as we were packing up our stuff there was a huge roach in the room and so I put it in the toilet as it was wiggling around. My husband was fed up with this hotel by this point and scooped the roach up from the toilet in a bag and walked it down to the office. They gave us 30 % off of our night stay. Breakfast was the only positive about this hotel. We will never stay at this hotel again.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Palm Desert, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2013

My wife and I love this hotel. The grounds and pool are nice. It could not be much easier to find and get to. The staff is first rate.
True, this is not a 5 star resort. It IS an older hotel, but the beds are comfortable and the pillows surprisingly soft. The rate could not be much better. Our first choice when in Baskersfield.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 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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Additional Information about Red Lion Hotel Bakersfield

Property: Red Lion Hotel Bakersfield
Address: 2620 Buck Owens Blvd, Bakersfield, CA 93308-6310 (Formerly Crystal Palace Inn & Suites)
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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 Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #28 of 62 Hotels in Bakersfield
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Red Lion Hotel Bakersfield 3*
Number of rooms: 198
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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Best Western Crystal Palace Hotel Bakersfield
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