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.
Whether traveling alone or with family, any one of our 120 spacious guest rooms will suit your needs. You have the access to our 1,700 sq ft meeting space, a 24 hr business center, fitness center and free Wi-Fi Internet access. You can unwind with a swim in our heated, indoor pool or enjoy a casual breakfast or dinner at Joe's Restaurant and Lounge.
lodging with us love to spend the afternoon picnicking among the large shady trees, ponds and picturesque landscaping. Additionally, you can start your day off right with the Express Start Breakfast Bar each morning when you "Stay Smart" with us at this Bakersfield North, CA hotel
When we arrived we were upgraded to a better room which was very nice as our last night on vacation. The manager (I believe it was the manager) was at the front desk and immediately helped us with[More]
all of our needs. He was friendly had great information regarding dining and helped up open our wine. Room was great, big, clean, only problem is it is right next to the freeway. We loved it and we are scheduled to stay again in July. This is the nicest HI express with room and staff! [Less]
The room was quiet, clean and everything worked well. We enjoyed the "rubber duckie". It definitely added a personal touch!
The only thing that I could think of that would improve the room was[More]
better lighting over the desk area for work. All in all a nice stay when we need to visit Bakersfield on business, we'll definitely be back. [Less]
I was very pleased with the accommodations at this hotel. It has a modern, up-to-date look on both the outside and inside. It's close enough to the major highway to be easily accessible, yet far[More]
enough away so that the highway noises can't be heard, even from our front facing room. The parking is amazing - in addition to the regular parking spaces that you'll find anywhere (of which there were plenty), there's a huge lot that can accommodate large vehicles like motor homes, tractor-trailers, and the like. The rooms are nice and the beds comfortable. I appreciated the in-room refrigerator (and there may have been a microwave, but since I didn't use it, I don't really recall). The breakfast was plentiful, and as typically is the case in most free hotel breakfasts, was of no great shakes, but hit the spot nevertheless. The staff, from reservations, to check-in to housekeeping to breakfast staff to check-out was fantastic. [Less]