Make yourself at home at our Holiday Inn Express® hotels in Bakersfield, and you'll soon be dancing to the country rhythms of the Bakersfield sound and hiking in the Sequoia National Forest.
Our hotels in Bakersfield are near the Bakersfield Museum of Art, a showcase for the Central Valley's contemporary visual artists. Take a short drive or walk from the museum to the landmark Fox Theater for a photo op of the theater's retro marquee. The only way to see the restored gilded Art Deco interior is to attend a concert or stand-up comedy performance. After a good night's sleep at our hotels in Bakersfield, drive to nearby Sequoia National Forest. Hiking and walking trails of varying difficulties lead down to the Kern River, where rafters navigate white-water rapids, or up into the foothills of the rugged Sierra Nevada mountains. The massive Sequoia trees dotting the forest have been here for more than 2,000 years.
In the evening, guests of our Bakersfield hotels pull on their dancing boots and step out to Buck Owens' Crystal Palace, home of the Bakersfield sound country music. Enjoy a country-style dinner of fried catfish and biscuits before hitting the dance floor to the distinct guitar twang of Bakersfield music. Bring the kids; children 10 and under eat free. Our Bakersfield hotels are also near the city's many historic Basque restaurants. Steak and grilled fish are specialties of this unique blend of French and Spanish cooking, though oxtail soup and escargot are also on the menu. At some Basque restaurants guests are seated at communal tables, where you can break bread with the locals over bottles of reasonably priced Spanish wine.
Book a room at our Bakersfield hotels to discover the city's affordable pleasures, from hiking national parkland to dining in authentic Basque eateries.
This hotel was very clean and staff was very helpful. I just wish they had better breakfast food items to choose from. it's pretty much the same old same old Holiday Inn breakfast.[Less]
Comfortable bed and great service.
The breakfast was like warmed over leftovers. Especially the egg omelets. the coffee was great and so were the fresh cinnamon rolls.[Less]
By Sgt Jim
Came for a short weekend getaway, needed a comfy place to relax and rest while taking in a concert, this place did the trick. It was clean, great service, friendly staff, great ambiance. I would[More] highly recommend.[Less]
Friendly Staff , good fitness center, clean rooms
Nice lounge area[Less]
Thank You for Making Me Feel At Home
I just wanted to take a moment to thank All the employees for always making me feel at home. I travel a lot and Have never met as many awesome people.
Great Place To Stop And Rest!
Great Night's Sleep
Expected value and consistency for a Holiday Inn. Clean and well managed. Quiet, yet convenient to the freeway.[Less]
No explanation on cash pay
When I called to reserve I had asked the girl if I could pay with cash. She said of course.
Well on Saturday day of check in i called to confirm final price. A gentleman answered. I told him I was[More] going to pay cash. He responded with yes of course but there is a $250 holding fee when you check in. I was aware of that cause I was never told when I reserved the room. He aplologized and said it was the hotels policy. Then he said I could use a card but it had to go through with $130 and then at check out I could pay cash. I have a. Prepaid cars so it makes it kinda hard to deposit money. I explained to him I was never told this when I reserved the room if not I would’ve been more prepared. I almost cancelled but family that was also staying let me use their card. And I ended up paying cash at check out. If I would’ve known all this from the beginning I would’ve come more prepared but I was never told.[Less]
Wonderful Hotel Experience - Holiday Inn Express - Bakersfield
I think you presented your survey professionally and I commend you. I am a former consultant for the the state. One item you could add to your survey. Purpose for the Travel and Stay: Add Personal[More] Family Need.
1)I had to put my under a category that was not true.
2)I extended my stay. I left on June 16, 2018 NOT June 14, 2018[Less]