Four Points by Sheraton Bakersfield
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Large room. Well appointed.
Nice room. Upgraded bedding. Garden surroundings are pleasant. Caught the Bistro for Sunday brunch. Somewhat high priced but very good. As others have mentioned, there is no alternative dining in this office park.
Bathroom was not clean.
The building is only two stories but there is no
elevator. A Sheraton with no elevator????
I felt cheated
I paid full price ($119) for this below average "hotel". I have stayed in motels that were a lot nicer than this place. There were room service trays (with half eaten food on them) left in the hallway from our check in at 2:00pm until about 9:30am. Gross! The vending machines were 20 to 30 years old and they ate our money. The doors that connect the rooms make it all to easy to hear everything going on next door - word for word. And I was on the "preferred" floor. I would sleep in my car before I stayed there again.
Tired Old Hotel
We stayed one night in July 2005. Got a $35 rate through Priceline. I wouldn't pay more.
The property is in a business park area a few miles west of Highway 99. There is an onsite restaurant, but nothing else is around within walking distance.
On the good side--the pool, pool area and grounds are very nice and well kept. The workout room has decent equipment and was clean as a whistle.
On the bad side--this is an older property with absolutely no charm. It was like staying in an older Best Western. The furniture was not very attractive, unless you like that 80's whitewashed oak look.
The restaurant, The Bistro, was absurdly overpriced. The front desk was unable to direct us to any other restaurants, but just kept babbling about how good the Bistro was. So we had to strike out on our own--there's quite a few restaurants within striking distance if you're willing to drive a mile or three.
I've stayed at both the Sheraton and Doubletree in Bakersfield, and I'd recommend the Doubletree.
Will always stay at the Four Points!
We travel quite frequently to Bakersfield to visit family and a few years ago discovered by accident the Four Points hotel and was pleasently surprised at the comfort and convience it provides. Although we dine at near-by restaurants for dinner and lunch, the Bistro hotel offers a very delicious room service breakfast. We will always stay here!!!
Having not stayed anywhere else in Bakersfield I have nothing to compare it to in town but on the whole this was a pleasant place to stay. Grounds are quite nice and well maintained. Pool is one of the bigger ones I've seen at a hotel in a while (plus it has an 8ft. deep end!). There is a "creek" flowing along one wing (600 block maybe?) and also a pond outside our room block (500). Rooms, albeit slightly dated, were clean and comfortable. No elevators but then again the buildings are only two stories. First floor rooms with courtyard views all seemed to have balconies. I would advise courtyard rooms to get the view as opposed to having to look/hear the parking lot. The room we had also had one of the best A/C units I've experienced in a hotel and I stayed plenty of places last year (MArriotts, Hyatt, Hilton, etc.). Very quiet, even when the a/c kicked on. While I am male I never got an "insecure" feel while on the grounds. There was one wing that attached to the lobby so if people are concerned about outside stairs, etc. they could request to have a room in that wing. Free continental breakfast was standard, plain fare. And there are a few places within a blocks distance of the hotel, including a 50'd style diner that had good bfast. If I have occassion to be in Bakersfield again I will stay there.
Reasonable, for a business complex hotel
The hotel is basically a converted business park, and it's surrounded by a bunch of other business parks. The only restaurant in walking distance is their own restaurant, which charges extravagant prices for very below average food. I'd recommend jumping in the car and going to eat elsewhere.
The room itself was fine, just a little dark inside. Everything had a slightly aged feel to it -- small TV, rough towels. The service at the registration was excellent, though.
For what I paid, I'm happy
I paid $35 for a room at this hotel using Priceline - with tax & fees the total came to just under $45. This was on June 17, 2004.
The room was large and very clean. Everything - TV, clock-radio, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, coffee maker - worked just fine and was in good shape. Only a 19-inch TV, though - but, again, the remote worked just fine, and the picture was clear.
Staff was courteous and did not make a big deal about my booking through Priceline. The hotel is, as mentioned below, older. It is well maintained and in good repair, but it's not especially fancy. On par with a 2.5-star hotel such as a Mariott Courtyard in my opinion. It's a two-story hotel, no elevators, handicapped rooms are all on the ground floor. Hotel landscaping was quite nice. I didn't use or even see the workout room and didn't use the pool. Parking is free.
The Sheraton and the Doubletree seem to be the only 3-star hotels in Bakersfield. There are no four-star hotels in that city. The Sheraton is easy to get too off Highway 99, and there are MANY fast food and chain restaurants nearby on California Drive, and two grocery stores with delis - helped me to avoid rip-off room service food.
I would have felt gypped if I'd paid the rack rate of over $100 per night plus tax, but at $45 total I was pleased. I also joined the Starword Preferred Guest program online (didn't use 'em to book the room, just signed up with the program using my "spam" Yahoo email account). Sheratons are part of the Starwoood group.
As a registered Starwood Preferred Guest, I could use Priceline to get a low price and still get a room in the Preferred Guest wing - again, nothing fancy, but nice, clean and quiet, with modern furnishings, a comfortable bed, and CLEAN - to me, that's the most important issue. Way nicer than a Motel 6, at about the same price.
Good things, bad things
The good: Large room, very quiet, large pool and jacuzzi (neither of which I got around to using). Polite and friendly front desk staff.
Good (although very expensive) restaurant on premises. Excellent massaging showerhead. Away from the freeway in a business area (3 miles from downtown).
The bad: (1) Room service was an illusion. The phone rang and rang.
Finally I called the front desk and was told that the same person takes the orders and delivers the food, so he was probably somewhere else. I walked to the restaurant. (2) The corridors are interior but the stairways (no elevators) are exterior. And, the stairways are not in a secure area. Women alone beware. (3) Continental breakfast was beatup Red Delicious apples, bananas, and the kind of danishes that come in factory sealed packages. (4) The hotel is old (although renovated).
Overall: Too expensive for what you get.
this hotel is very old and appears as such. the rooms have been updated yet still have the old, stale feel.
Paradise in Bakersfield
We have stayed at deluxe hotels up and down the California coast, and this room was one of the best. We had a courtyard room, where the children were able to play outside on the grass - a beautifully maintained pond ran by our room. The hotel is in a safe area of Bakersfield. Tuesday nights in the summer feature a complimentary bar-b-que including beer and wine by the pool. The pool is large - 8 feet deep - and clean. The bed was the most comfortable hotel bed I've ever slept in. The grounds were immaculately maintained - I highly recommend this fine hotel. We will stay there from now on when we travel through Bakersfield. (Oh, and it is affordable! Great value!)
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