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“rude and lying manager” 1 of 5 stars
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California Best Inn
Ranked #34 of 61 Hotels in Bakersfield
Berlin, Germany
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117 reviews
60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“rude and lying manager”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

At Check in the manager told us a rate of 50 US Dollar.
After we gave the credit card, we should signature 68,50 including Tax.
We asked why we should pay now 10 Dollar more? He was very rude and said "We can not buy the Hotel for 50 Bucks"
We travel since over 30 years through the USA, but no one fraud us in that way.
We thought about leaving the Hotel, but he don't give us the money back.
In the room the refridgerator didn't work and he said "We can use the Ice-Machine"
He told us, that he has a very good breakfast, but it was more than poor: Some slices of Toast with a big cup of Spread and Jam for everyone.
The Bed was very hard and the room was dirty. It smelled outside very strong.
Stay away from this terrible Hotel with the very rude manager with no behaviour!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank Siegbert M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

Family oreinted, safe an convient location, clean quite area very pleased!!!!. Very clean rooms excited services motel manager/owner along wit his family are very professional respectful an nice buisness owners out of the others I've stayed. Near the mall food shopping gas restaurants and freeway for travelng!! Very happy staying here in this quite safe motel community they make u feel like family! Home sweet sweet!

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank JorrdanJo
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California, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

I was reading the reveiws and was honestly tooken back by the negative ones.I have stayed at the California Best Inn numerious times as well as many other hotels in Bakersfield CA,this place of ALL is the only i would recommend for anyone!I have never came accross one problem staying here,I have always felt 100% comfortable,100% safe,and left 100% pleased.This place is family owned,and family oriented.How anybody came up with drugs and prostatution boggles my mind.I personally dont know how this place would come accross as such only thing i could think of is if you are involved in doing so,along with the owner having to kick you out i gaurenty there is a reason behind that as well.I would much rather stay in a place with management who is hands on and willing to ask other costumers to leave if needed its nice to have managemnt there to manage!oposed to managemnt that does nothing at all and could care less if your staying in a room next to a rowdy bunch.The rooms are very nice,clean and spacious.The beds are alwaaays clean rather big and real comfertable ,Bathrooms are nice and clean.The fridgerator and microwave both spotless clean!I love the pool area CLEAN POOL AND SPA a nice place for you and the family to enjoy exspecially summer time. All and all this place is the BEST STAY FOR THE PRICE.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Shelbieg
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

For the price this place is very very nice. The owner is a nice guy and takes pride in his place. Pool and spa were clean. Convienent location. Nice beds. I came for work and will definitely stay here again. Staff were all very nice and very professional. Did I mention great value? Not sure what else to say... Yes sir! You betcha!

  • Stayed July 2012
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1 Thank Chamuco
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2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

I have stayed at the California Best Inn on several occasions during the past 18 months. I have always found my room to be clean and comfortable. My refrigerator and microwave have always been clean and in working order. I usually request a room closer to the front office somewhere around 103 to 108. I have never seen any nefarious activity during my stays.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Michaelgilbert
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

I have stayed at the California Best Inn on several occasions during the past 18 months. I have always found my room to be clean and comfortable. My refrigerator and microwave have always been clean and in working order. I usually request a room closer to the front office somewhere around 103 to 108. I have never seen any nefarious activity during my stays.

  • Stayed July 2012
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Thank Michaelgilbert
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

This place seriously needs to get closed down!! Its drug dealers prostitution going on when you complain he threatens to kick you out without refund the rooms are GROSS he gave dirty towels out the room smelled. bed bugs I would rather sleep outside than this place save your money and go elsewhere

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars
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2 Thank prettybarbie
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Property: California Best Inn
Address: 1030 Wible Rd, Bakersfield, CA 93304-4126 (Formerly Travelodge Plaza Inn)
Location: United States > California > Bakersfield
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Ranked #34 of 61 Hotels in Bakersfield
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — California Best Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 50
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