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“Handy Location for our travels” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Red Lion Hotel Bakersfield

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Red Lion Hotel Bakersfield
Ranked #26 of 62 Hotels in Bakersfield
Coquitlam, Canada
Level Contributor
148 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Handy Location for our travels”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2014

We are repeat customers at this Best Western location over last three years. Service at check-in has ranged from poor with waits for service to very good (which is was today).
Older establishment that would benefit from room refreshing like minor wall fixes along with repainting. There is a nice pool area and courtyard if you can use it.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2014

This hotel is conveniently located adjacent to Buck Owens Crystal Palace. It is an older hotel but reasonably well maintained. It is clean but could be updated. Make sure you make a reservation as it is the place to stay if visiting the Crystal Palace. It is especially busy on weekends.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Rohnert Park, CA, United States
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2014

We have stayed with you a few times since our teenaged grandson moved to Bakersfield with his Dad. We miss him SO much, and when we need a Tyler-"fix" we will always stay with you. Your garden and pool area feel like an island resort during the summer, and we all enjoyed our experience.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Rio Vista, United States
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2014

This is an okay hotel and is the half way point for us driving to Vegas. We've stayed here before and it is average for a Best Western. The rooms do come with a full hot breakfast at the restaurant next door, which is a GREAT value for included in the cost of the room. We would stay here again if the opportunity presented itself.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Fresno, United States
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2014

Overall the hotel is fine. There does seem to be a lack of attention given to minor repairs that spoils the perception of pride. Nothing major, just feeling of not caring. We will stay there again as the price is right and the location is good for us. The other issue for this hotel is that it accepts pets.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Portland, United States
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2013

Hotel is out of date and needs upgraded. Acceptable in the 90's but the feel is that the hotel is holding on to antiquated furnishings as long as possible to save money. Bed was uncomfortable and room was tolerable. It just felt old and worn out. If your worn out and need a place to stay, this would be acceptable... if your looking for a nice room to relax and enjoy your time - keep looking.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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49 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2013 via mobile

I'm a Diamond level member with Best Western and very loyal to the brand staying over 200 times per year. I asked if breakfast was included in the morning and was told not at the rate I was given......not even a cup of coffee.....wow that's a first! I have never seen a Best Western property in the 48 states I travel that serves or does not serve a breakfast based on the rate charged. We all know there are all kinds of rates so why so cheap??? Well I have a choice and well not stay here again. Being a Diamond member you would think I could get a cup of coffee but the management at this location thinks nothing of loyalty....shame shame!

Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Red Lion Hotel Bakersfield
Address: 2620 Buck Owens Blvd, Bakersfield, CA 93308-6310 (Formerly Crystal Palace Inn & Suites)
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 Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 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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Also Known As:
Best Western Crystal Palace Hotel Bakersfield
Best Western Bakersfield
Bakersfield Best Western

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