DoubleTree by Hilton Bakersfield

Address: 3100 Camino Del Rio Court, Bakersfield, California, 93308, United States | 3 star hotel
 
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This 3 star hotel, located on 3100 Camino Del Rio Court, Bakersfield, is near Crystal Palace and Museum, Kern County Museum, Fox Theater, and The Great Central Valley.
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          Historical Traveler Reviews DoubleTree by Hilton Bakersfield

          Not Too Bad...

          from

          We stayed one night in July 2005. Got a $65 rate on Priceline.

          First, the good. The hotel is right off Highway 99 and surprisingly quiet, assuming you get a non-freeway facing room. Ours faced the inner courtyard/pool area, which has a large grassy lawn. If we stayed here again, I'd request a courtyard room on the lower floor but away from the pool--that way, you can have relative quiet but just walk out onto the lawn and off to the pool. The pool is large and clean, but was very full on a Saturday night. Our rooms were large and well appointed. The on-site restaurant had reasonable food at reasonable prices. They have a gift shop and a bar/lounge.

          Now, the not so good. This is a big hotel and laid out kind of strange--it was hard at times to find your way around. It is still undergoing renovation. Our room and general area were not being worked on, but the construction is inescapable. I think that parking there is normally pretty easy, but the construction company has taken up LOTS of parking spaces with construction materials and storage containers. It was downright difficult to park while we were there. The elevator in our building was "papered" with brown cardboard-like material. When I first got in it, I thought I was in the freight elevator...but no. In every building, there was at least one huge cardboard box (perhaps containing a desk?) sitting in the hallway. I mean, come on! Get it in a room, or find a different place to store it.

          All in all, I would stay here again. This will be a very nice hotel once the construction is done.

          Much better than expected

          from

          We were aware from previous reviewers that there was going to be contruction and renovations going on, so were not surprised to find that the elevator to our block was laid out with !keep out! tape as its not in good shape - we used an alternative lift and got to our room safely. It was recently renovated and had two double beds, given without request, in a large room. Efficient airconditioning, free internet, HBO etc. and free parking. The room looks out onto the carpark, and was not noisy. We paid $48 for one night and are very satisfied with this.

          Need to expedite remodeling

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          The grounds are beautiful and the area seems nice. You are very close to the freeway but the noise was not that unbearable. This hotel is in the middle of refurbishing. The rooms that are finished are beautiful and clean with extremely confortable beds. The older rooms are horrible, the beds are uncomfortable, the carpets are stained and the rooms are very dirty. We were promised the refurbished rooms when making our reservations but upon check-in we were given the old ones. We spent one miserable night in the dirty rooms and only when we threatened to leave were we given the remodeled rooms for the remainder of our stay. Make sure to see your room BEFORE you agree to stay.....It appears that the hotel is neglecting the older rooms, to the point of hardly even cleaning them. If this is the case, they should not be booking guests in them. The breakfast buffet was good but I would not pay over $5.00 for it. As usual, the chocolate chip cookies are great. The hotel advertises high speed internet but they were not able to provide me with a connection. They said that their service was down due to the construction at the hotel. They really need to expedite their refurbishing!

          Being Upgraded

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          Double Tree

          3100 Camino Del Rio Ct

          Bakersfield, CA 93308

          Date 17 Feb 05

          Price - $58

          # of nights stayed - 1

          Unexpected fees - None

          # of beds - 1 - King

          Connecting room - No

          Location - Inside courtyard view

          Parking - Sufficient

          Access to room - Elevator

          Floors - 3

          Interior corridors - Yes - a bit on the thin side

          Apparent safety - Very good

          Neighborhood - Motel cul de sac

          Hwy access - Hwy 99 is 2 minutes away

          Restaurants - In-house restaurants - two each

          Reception - Very Good, very efficient

          Newsstand - Yes - limited hours - Wall Street Journal is available

          Control of noisy guest and guest behavior - no overt control of any type

          General outside cleanliness - Outstanding

          General inside cleanliness - Excellent

          Room General

          Ambiance - Business professional

          Wall color - textured beige wallpaper

          Furnishings - one couch, one chair, one work table

          Lighting - Work desk light is very good

          Carpet - Cleanliness - above average * Condition - very good

          Room Fixture Quality - Outstanding - easy to use

          Work Desk/size - card table size

          Work desk chair height - OK

          Electrical connections at work desk - only one outlet!

          Closet space - separate closet - very good

          Room size - Average

          Bed Linen - Above average

          Extra pillows - yes - one in closet

          Mattress quality - Very soft -

          Odors/scents - None

          Ironing board - Yes

          TV * Channel selection - Excellent * Screen quality - Very good

          Internet Access - Ethernet by third party * Ethernet access in restaurant

          Phonebook - Yes

          Cell Phone Reception - Excellent

          Coffeemaker - Yes, on bathroom counter - small size unit.

          Refrigerator - No

          Noisy ? - No

          Bottled water - No

          Microwave - No

          Room temperature control - Individual room thermostat controlling central conditioning system

          Ambient noise

          Floor above - Normal expected clunk when something dropped - walking undetectable

          Hallway (interior) - Can hear other rooms' hall doors closing

          Walls - Average

          Outside - Some noise from nearby Hwy 99 and some from entertainment in lounge that adjoins one side of courtyard.

          Bathroom - audible but acceptable

          Early AM housekeeping noise - None

          Animals - No pets noted

          Bedbugs and/or fleas - None detecd

          Bathroom

          Lighting - Excellent

          Shower water flow - Excellent

          Shower height - OK

          Shower fixtures - OK

          Counter space - Very good

          Towels - Excellent - Thick and soft - sufficient in number - Above average

          Size - OK

          Bathroom fan - None

          Cups - Two glasses

          Amenities

          Bath soap - excellent quality

          Hand soap - standard bar size

          Shampoo - liquid shampoo - good quality

          Mirror - lighting is excellent

          Hair dryer - Yes - 1500 watt - reasonable noise level

          Comments - No shoe shine cloth. Bathroom is large and doubles as the dressing area.

          Continental Breakfast- Restaurant only

          Fresh fruit -

          Hot cereal -

          Coffee - Comment - full service restaurant only

          Comment - This facility used to be a very good Red Lion motel. Apparently, a decision has been made to upgrade the facility after deferring maintenance to the point it was driving customers away. The beds and linens are being refurbished but I had the "old style" bed that was still very good. The restaurant food is OK as is the service. The quality of the front desk is spotty. Front desk personnel seem to do little without "checking first" with a manager who is not available at times. The restaurant is a local eatery for dining out. Tables along one wall in the restaurant have free internet access making it very useful for business travelers. Newsstand operating hours are not consistent nor posted.

          Doubletree should take their name off this hotel

          from

          This place was in really bad shape. The hallway carpet was stained beyond belief. The first room they checked us into looked like college students regularly used it for parties. It just looked very unclean. There was some kind of heating issue in the hotel where the rooms would get incredibly warm overnight and become stifling. It didn't matter if the thermostat was set at 60. I picked this hotel in Bakersfield because of the Doubletree hotels I'd stayed in in the past. I won't be so quick to do that anymore if this is a standard they consider acceptable.

          Beats the Alternatives

          from

          I give this rating as above average for the area.Room was clean,check in/out easy and accurate.I thought the parking was convienent for a ground floor room.If you have kids with you the Family Suite is a good option.The breakfest buffet $5.95 a kid was a good deal also.

          Acceptable

          from

          The Doubletree in Bakersfield is a nice hotel with plenty of parking and and a lovely pool / jacuzzi. Bit of a hassle getting to rooms from car which involved going down one flight of stairs and then up another - whilst carrying heavy suitcases. Lifts did not seem to be well located.

          Major problem was checking in. Took 15 minutes to process the two guests in front of us and at no time did additional staff appear to help.

          Rooms were clean and reasonably appointed.

          Not very good, disappointed!

          from

          Stayed here and the bedding was not to clean at all, carpets were dirty, curtains really dirty, windows dirty. Not what we expected.

          Meals were excellent. Front desk beautiful, lounge and gift area very elegant to look at, the rooms need to look the same.

          Great Experience

          from

          Visited during Christmas 2002. Wonderful buffet dinner; clean, comfortable room. Quiet, all the ammenities; friendly, helpful staff. Chocolate chip cookies are to die for. We will definitely stay again.

          Best hotel in Bakersfield

          from

          Probably the best place to stay in this area. A 3 star property,with very comfortable and clean rooms. Very quiet,although it's right off Hwy 99. Completely redone within the past 2-3 years. Nice big pool,nice lounge. Best of all,there are almost always cheap rates available online. We've stayed here several times for less than $50--in fact,on our last visit in Dec 2001 we paid $20 by reserving through Priceline.

          TripAdvisor Reviews DoubleTree by Hilton Bakersfield

          3.50 of 5 stars Very Good
           

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