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.
Slept like a baby bed very comfortable. Great staff![Less]
Comfortable bed great service
Great location great service Great Neck's to bar great rooms nice and clean not too noisy wash machines are awesome service was awesome nice and friendly[Less]
Holiday Inn Bakersfield
We just had an overnight stay. Check in was fast and the staff was friendly. Check out was seamless as well, and all employees that we had interactions with were very good! Everyone was very[More] friendly and helpful.[Less]
Ashley was working front desk when we arrived. She was super helpful. Had a big smile and made guests feel welcomed. Ashley accommodated our room request as stated in my reservation remarks (4th[More] floor on opposite side from train tracks). The room was very nice, a/c worked very well, the only issue I had with cleanliness was the exhaust vent in the bathroom which had months of dust buildup. This is a common area that is missed at many hotels. Breakfast was okay, not the healthiest options but I would not expect it to be. English muffins and pancakes were good, as was the turkey sausage. Fresh fruit also hit the spot.[Less]
Great place to stay for a night when passing through Bakersfield
Stayed here for a night. Front desk staff was helpful, courteous and professional. Check in and check out were easy. Room was nice and clean, as was bathroom. Housekeeping staff was friendly and[More] professional, too. If I had to come up with one complaint, it would be that the elevator will never hold the title, "Fastest in the West."[Less]
Best Hotel with lots of parking
It was clean and service with staff was best.would recomend it[Less]
Bed was good. Overall clean
Overall access good! Staff friendly and helpful
Nicely located four or need plenty of places to from to eat[Less]
Relaxing room that was clean and quiet. Nice new property. Front desk staff was very friendly[Less]