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Santa Monica, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

We've always stayed here when passing through Bakersfield on our way to rafting the Kern River, thru it's identities as Ramada Inn, Best Western, and now Red Lion. The place has changed very little. Comfortable but not luxurious, friendly staff, and a nice pool for hanging out both during the day and evenings. No complaints and we'll be back.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Well where do I begin. Let's start at check-in. Check in time on our booking was from 3pm. We arrived around 2.30pm. We arrived in the USA from New Zealand on the 1st July and arriving a little early has not been a problem and we have stayed in a lot of hotels from LA to New York and in... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped here to sleep for 6 hours before continuing our drive. It's inexpensive at $70 a night and relatively clean. The photos on the site are lit really well because the rooms are kinda dark and the ceiling looks like it's from the asbestos era. Didn't see the pool area. The wifi has limited capacity which is kinda ridiculous... More 

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San Jose, California
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Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Red Lion for one night prior to going to Vegas! We checked in at 11pm and Araceli helped us! She was so nice and had a big smile!! The rooms were clean , beds were comfortable and for the price very well kept! I will for sure stay there again.

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Healy, Alaska
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Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

This hotel was a great disappointment. I'm sure it was once a very nice place but now, omg, it was awful. I would be ashamed to put my brand on this hotel. Please renovate asap. Could be a nice place but everything needs replaced. I was appalled. Go elsewhere.

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Thank Gypsyinnkeeper
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Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We needed a place to stay passing through en route to Vegas and ended up paying about $79 for a room. We were very satisfied considering the amount we payed. Just a few things to be aware of: Hotel seemed pretty dated (curtains in our room had holes in them and walls were beat up.) "Complimentary breakfast" was passable; limited... More 

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Thank steadfasttraveler
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Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Got in at night and a line of people waiting while only one person was working. TERRIBLE customer service and I called to talk to the manager but still waiting over a week to hear back anything. Uncomfortable pillows, room takes forever to even cool down, never again will I go here or use this site.

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Thank Breanna R
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Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

This hotel was clean. I wanted to start the review with that because some reviews talk about it being dirty. The bathroom in our room looked like it had recently been renovated. There are some renovations that still need to be done ceiling patching in the room bit overall it is nice. It was quiet and clean and the full... More 

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Thank GEORGETTE G
2 reviews
Reviewed 11 July 2016

had I great time pool was great room overlook pool and open patio and ms.aracely at the desk was she help us a lot will go back for sure are room was 137 and look like we was in HI from the patio they was very accommodating for all are needs LOVE IT WILL BE BASCK AGAIN

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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

A mature hotel but well maintained. Big pool and surprise breakfast. Coffee shop instead of standard self serve in most hotels. Bath room toiletries were of very high quality. The place just exceeded our expectations. We will make sure to stay here again!

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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 

Additional Information about Red Lion Hotel Bakersfield

Address: 2620 Buck Owens Blvd, Bakersfield, CA 93308 (Formerly Crystal Palace Inn & Suites)
Region: United States > California > Bakersfield
Price Range: RM227 - RM413 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Red Lion Hotel Bakersfield 3*
Number of rooms: 198
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Also Known As:
Best Western Crystal Palace Hotel Bakersfield
Best Western Bakersfield
Bakersfield Best Western
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“All rooms have a nice view of the beautiful courtyard.”
 of 5 bubbles 31Dolores, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Garden room at the rear of the hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles Bopper65, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Upper floor to the rear”
 of 5 bubbles RossP417, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the back side of the hotel (away from the highway) are very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles 688edg, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Premium Rooms have awesome patios or balconies.”
 of 5 bubbles lkstorey, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
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