Book a stay at our Holiday Inn® hotels in Bakersfield to marvel at the giant trees in Sequoia National Forest and tap your toes to the unique country rhythms of the Bakersfield sound.
Our hotels in Bakersfield are near the California Living Museum, a zoo dedicated to preserving the state's native animals, such as rare black bears and bald eagles. It's a quick drive from our Bakersfield hotels to the rugged landscape of the Sequoia National Forest. Spend a day rafting the Kern River rapids that snake through the forest's steep canyons. The river has both challenging stretches for experienced rafters and calmer waters for beginners and families with young kids. Or explore the forest by foot under the sheltering canopy of some of the world's tallest Sequoia trees.
Guests of our Bakersfield hotels can explore country-music history at Buck Owens' Crystal Palace, a performance hall and home of the country music legend's collection of guitars, suits and album covers. Enjoy a hearty dinner of chicken-fried steak and country biscuits while listening to rollicking Bakersfield music, the city's signature country sound. A number of historic restaurants have grown up around the city's Basque community, where you can sample Basque cuisine, a hearty blend of French and Spanish cooking. A hot topic among the locals is deciding which restaurant serves the juiciest steak or smoothest oxtail stew. When you stay at our hotels in Bakersfield, you can join the debate and taste-test for yourself.
Book your room at our Bakersfield hotels in May for the Bakersfield Jazz Festival or in September for apple-pie bake-offs and carnival rides at the Kern County Fair.
Freeway is noisy at night. Ask for a room that is not on the freeway side. Close to restaurants and entertainment.[Less]
Hotel had good service and great rooms would go back.[Less]
Great place to stay
By Tx Traveler
Unexpected quality at this hotel. The accommodations were of higher quality than I expected for the price. I felt very safe staying there and also felt that the front desk staff were very welcoming[More] and conscientious about making certain my stay was pleasant.[Less]
Easy access for travelers
Convenient for gas, food and sundries. Good parking front and back. Nice staff. Attractive (modern} lobby and breakfast area.[Less]
A few business nights in Bakersfield
Feeling that your work vehicle and tools are safe while you sleep is important when you choose a hotel. This hotel does a good job of patrolling and watching out for its customers. Everything else[More] was of the quality that I expected from an IHG property. My only problem was one night I had to park under a tree, because it was the only space left in front, of the hotel, and I woke up to a vehicle covered with bird poop.[Less]
Slept well. Stayed at this facility during a road trip. Holiday Inn Express facilities generally maintain cleanliness in the rooms, lobbies and eating areas.[Less]
The staff is great at the hotel. A bit noisy in rooms.[Less]
Had such a great service loved the fact that it provided most needs. Was really nice and clean. Very polite staff! Located in a very good area. Bed was so comfy.[Less]
Business stay at Holiday Inn Express
By Workin for a Livin'
Room and amenities were nice. Room was on freeway side of building with increased traffic noise, but not overly bothersome. Rooms could use a USB port or two for convenience, particularly around[More] the bedside cabinet.
Breakfast was good given the choices available.[Less]