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.
traveling from northern ca to arizona by car, we needed a place to stay in the middle of the night.
this place was easy to get to, close to the freeway and a nice place to stay overnight[Less]
Very nice and clean
The staff was friendly and everything was nice and clean. The area was quite so I experienced restful nights.[Less]
Great place to stay
Friendly staff, clean and large rooms, great variety at breakfast Best cinnamon rolls[Less]
Wonderful bedding, you will sleep very well. Rooms were lovely, facility was clean and updated, staff were great.[Less]
Never a Bad Stay Here
From the moment you walk in to the Awesome Front desk staff to the spotless rooms. The New Breakfast area looks great with a better variety of items. Thew new TV's rock...Keep up the great work.[Less]
Brief stay in Bakersfield
I especially liked that there were plenty of electrical outlets in the room.[Less]
The staff is very friendly and helpful. The rooms are very clean and comfortable.[Less]
Nice facility. Could be quieter. Great beds. The bar food was above average and the breakfast was very good.[Less]
Great Hotel in Bakersfield
I did not know their was a Holiday inn at this location as we always stay right on the 99 corridor. We saw this hotel and decided to try it and we're we ever glad we did! It is only 2 minutes from[More] the fwy and located by a lot of amenities. From driving up to the hotels great appearance and then the best part amazingly was the check in as the staff was tremendous, and upgraded also. The room was great with attention to detail from the maids. Great breakfast with great service and at check out a new amazing staff with the same great attitudes left us with an impression they care. We now will make this our hotel of choice going through Bakersfield.[Less]