DoubleTree by Hilton Bakersfield
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DoubleTree by Hilton Bakersfield Reviews
Stuck in Bakersfield Jun 05, 2009
On our drive from Vegas to the California coastline, we got started so late we figured we better stop halfway between and just get up early and drive. Halfway means Bakersfield...lovely!
We did Priceline and got the Doubletree which was one of the highest star ratings...sadly, that did not really translate to a great place.
The hotel was not that conveniently located and it took us a couple turns around to find the right street to get down. We thought it was a hotel but was so spread out that after we lugged our bags in, she put us way around the back, indicating it was faster to drive. No offer to have assistance with our bags.
We drove around back and there are stairs you have to get up just to get inside the hotel - not the most handicapped accessible there.
Turns out our room was located directly next door to some conference room or lounge in which a rather loud party was going on. Fortunately, it was pretty quiet in the room so we couldn't hear much.
We needed to get some stuff from a drug store and when we asked the hotel clerk, she said nothing was within a 5 mile distance and said even then, just Target and WalMart. It was late already so unless something was open 24 hours we were probably on the losing end this time.
When Brett came back to our room, we realized the extra security lock was literally ripped off the door (hopefully not because someone broke in) so needless to say, I was a bit uneasy.
Parking is not the best although we did manage to find a spot not too far away. We had a great balcony...with a view of the bushes and parking lot. LOL.
No free wifi - TMobile hotspot. No complimentary breakfast. Was a bit disappointed and being in the middle of Bakersfield was not helping.
Next time...I will suggest we just keep on driving. LOL
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DoubleTree by Hilton Bakersfield Overview
Conveniently located in central Bakersfield, the Doubletree Hotel Bakersfield is near the Kern River at Rosedale Highway and Highway 99. There are several nearby attractions nearby, including the Kern County Museum, Buck Owen’s Crystal Palace, California State University, Eagle Mountain Casino, Golden West Casino, Rabobank Arena, and Auto Club Famoso Raceway. Located in Bakersfield at the junction of two main highways, the Doubletree Hotel Bakersfield is near the Meadows Field Airport and has a complimentary shuttle service to the airport.
Featuring 262 guestrooms, the Doubletree Hotel Bakersfield offers many amenities including balconies, two-line phones, Internet access, cable TVs, coffeemakers, hair dryers, irons and ironing boards and more. Microwaves and refrigerators are available by request and for a fee.
Bakersfield’s largest hotel, the Doubletree Hotel Bakersfield has an oversized outdoor pool, jetted spa, complimentary wireless Internet access, room service, pool table, gift shop, free parking, fitness center, onsite lounge, café and more. Pets are allowed at this location. The hotel also has 12,000 square feet of flexible meeting space.
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