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Best Western Heritage Inn in Bakersfield, CA

Best Western Heritage Inn in Bakersfield, CA


Conveniently Located Near Interstate 5, Guests Will Not Only Enjoy The Fine Amenities Of The Best Western Heritage Inn, But Be Minutes Away From California State University.

Clean Spacious Rooms, Complimentary Continental Breakfast And High-Speed Internet Access Come Standard When Staying At The Best Western Heritage Inn.  Other Hotel Amenities Include An Outdoor Swimming Pool And Complimentary Morning Newspaper.

Guests Can Take Advantage Of Nearby Outdoor Recreational Activities Including Boating, Fishing, Golfing And Camping. Buena Vista Lake Is Seven Miles From The Hotel. Magic Mountain Amusement Park Is 80 Miles Away.  The Hotel'S Close Proximity To Nearby California State University Makes It The Perfect Choice When Visiting Family.

For Exceptional Service While Traveling, Make An Online Reservation Today At The Best Western Heritage Inn!


Company Info:

Rating: 3.13

Address: 253 Trask St, Bakersfield, CA, 93314

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    Comments (23):

    1. Rachael B.
    When my sister rolled her car twice on I-5 with my 5 yr old dtr and 13 yr old niece on the way home from Disneyland, these motel people were so cold and uncaring, they charged her FULL RATE to stay in a room for 4 hours so that she could calm herself and the girls down, while her husband drove from Sacramento to get them.  When the girls walked in from having just wrecked, the desk clerk told them to be careful with their drinks so they didn't spill on the computer. We called to ask them to reverse the charges or at least reduce the rate (my sister is still not ok), and they are unbelievably rude. They just keep saying that is their rate and they are trying to run a business. The man I spoke with has a very thick middle Eastern accent and just keeps telling me they cannot reverse any part of the rate over and over. I guess money is more important than people.
    Judging from the previous reviewer, they seem to take advantage of people having wrecks on the highway. Please do not give this motel any business. Hopefully you wont ever be in the position where you have no choice.

    11/07/09 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    2. Pete J.
    Let's face it, hotels along major freeways were built for weary travellers. Sometimes they put good care into keeping a place clean, & sometimes they don't. Thankfully for us, the Best Western we crashed at Sunday night was clean & well cared for. We'd just dealt with a tire blowout ordeal -- dirty from camping, stuck on the side of I-5 for four hours waiting for help -- that left us very tired, & all we wanted was a hot shower & a clean bed. That we got.

    On the negative side, the hotel was so close to the freeway that all the large trucks passing by rattled the room. I slept well, but dreamed of earthquakes. I'm not sure if it was dream symbolism or just the side effect of having my bed shake every minute or so.

    Either way, the room was clean & I slept extremely well.

    27/11/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    3. Adam M.
    Right off the 5, this was a very clean, well-run facility.

    Everything was as expected.

    One downside - the sound of semi trucks on the freeway - due to soil conditions, the roar of trucks was conducted through he floor - so earplugs wouldn't help much, if you are sensitive to low-frequency sounds. I'm not, and found this sound to be rather calming, but it may be an issue for some.

    18/10/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    4. Jeff S.
    You probably won't find a cleaner or nicer hotel for quite a few exits North or South on the I-5. You definitely will not find anything close to being as nice four miles North at the junction of I-5 and CA-58.

    Positives: Nice beds, clean rooms.

    Negatives: SLOOOOWWWW internet! Room rumbling from the bigger trucks going down the highway. Lame free breakfast (kind of typical of the more mediocre Best Westerns). Air blowing out of the sink and bath faucets when turned on is loud and startling (this occurred in the two rooms I stayed in on the second floor, but not the one I stayed in on the first floor).

    Bottom line: The outside air stinks, trucks shake the earth, internet is painfully slow, and the sink may bark at you, but you probably won't find anything better in a reasonable distance.

    08/01/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    5. Liz T.
    We were travelling with the grandchildren and found the overnight quick stop very comfortable. The front office person, Angel??, saw us at 5.30 in the morning, struggling with hungry kids. Without a word he brought in hot breakfast items so that we could feed them and be on our way. Over and above the call of duty! Thanks.
    We will certainly use this place again on our long trips.

    29/08/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    6. Felicia T.
    I guess since it is along the freeway and the only motel along the way for miles it should get two stars. I stayed in a pet friendly room and you could certainly tell other pets have been there.  Room was dirty and dusty but good enough for one night. If I had to stay again I guess I would.

    08/09/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    7. Jessie M.
    I mean, this place was fine. Free coffee in your room, free sketchy breakfast in the tiny lobby. It's really more like a clean motel. It saved me from sitting in hours of traffic so I'll give it that.

    03/01/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    8. Tim W.
    Positive: The rooms are clean and the nicest you will find in a 10 mile radius. Free breakfast had a good selection of cereal, bagels, juice, muffins, toast.

    Negative: satelite Internet is crappy when it works, loud semi trucks on the freeway shake the walls and floors 24/7, more expensive than the other local hotels (about $80 a night)

    Bottom line: if you're concerned with cleanliness and are a heavy sleeper then you will prefer this place over the ones in Buttonwillow 4 miles north.

    08/05/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    9. Lavonne C.
    This was an unplanned overnight stop, which can sometimes be brutal. We were pleasantly surprised. It was very clean and comfortable. Price was about $80. The Wendy's next door was really busy.

    18/02/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    10. Nobody M.
    As one of the most expensive hotels in Buttonwillow I would expect to get WiFi that was faster than dial-up.  Lame.  Front desk dude is cool, though and it's roomy.

    23/02/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    11. Marie H.
    The room was very nice and clean and I asked if they had any rooms with a jacuzzi and lucky for me, they do. For $102 a night, which is worth is to sit in a jacuzzi for a few hours.

    I can totally hear the highway noise, which is annoying but bearable.

    07/03/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    12. Jon J.
    Nicely updated rooms with a fridge, microwave, flatscreen TV, and other normal amenities.  This hotel is in the middle of nowhere, so don't expect to go anywhere other than IHOP or Jack in the Box for dinner.

    Outside smelled of manure, but inside the room was very nice.  Only major problem was bugs- lots of little flying bugs all sitting on the room door when we arrived.  I had to take off my shirt and shoe them all away before going into the room (my wife said I looked hilarious) and some still got in.  Don't get rooms 202-204 because they are kind of tucked back in a hallway where the bugs like to congregate.  

    Don't you hate it when you pick up a six pack of Coronas from the gas station and you get back to your room and realize you don't have a bottle opener?  Well have no fear- this hotel comes equipped with a bottle opener built into the wall in the bathroom!  Cheers!

    21/03/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    13. Ryan H.
    Room looked nice when first walking in.  Unfortunately, things went downhill from there.

    The temperature control was broken in the room, requiring manual adjustment of the A/C (or attempted manual adjustment...).  The A/C Fan sounded like a diesel engine when running (even when on fan only mode).  Thankfully, there was a ceiling fan that made room temperature bearable for the night.

    Outlets were loose, causing plugs to fall out.

    And the internet was ungodly slow, virtually unusable even for email; definitely don't plan on getting any work done here!

    I forget the price -- I am remembering $80 or so.  Not worth it.

    12/06/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    14. Garret S.
    Came to Bakersfield from the LA area for the races at the new Kern County Raceway Park. Didn't want to drive home late, so opted to spend night as nearby as possible. although some reviews were a bit whiny....All we needed was a clean cool room, hot shower, and some tv. Room was very clean. Bed was comfy. Stayed in room 214 and we NEVER ONCE heard any traffic noises. Motel is 1 exit north of raceway. I HIGHLY recommend if going to the track. Theres 2 gas station/mini marts, a Jack in the Box, & an IHOP all within walking distance. The Chevron has a Blimpies in it which wasn't half bad.  Worse thing I could say...There was a stain on one of the curtains & there's some air in the water...BIG WOOP.  Book with confidence.

    08/09/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    15. Angela D.
    This Best Western Heritage Inn is located near the I-5 off exit 253(southbound).

    So, this is not a place I would vacation. However, this Best Western is okay, and if your getting really tired it will be suffice especially because it is one of the only ones around for miles. Initially I gave this location 3 stars, but I think it was out of mere excitement that we could finally stop and rest.

    The room its self was fine, and it seems as if it was recently updates with the exception that the carpet needs to be replaced.

    The other reviews I read before making the reservation said the freeway noise was evident and I did not hear the freeway from the bed. But, I could feel the vibrations, and hear the noise coming from the freeway while in the shower, which was not too relaxing.

    Oh and at night there are a lot of bugs buzzing around outside, I found this to be really annoying.

    I would recommend this Best Western under the circumstances that the person is really worn out and needs to rest if not keep driving.

    14/08/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    16. H T.
    Eh. Pricy. Should've stayed at, vegabond next door $20 less.
    Every time I took a dump the toilet was about to suck me under. Which isn't a bad thing I guess.

    -Herbal Tea

    14/05/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    17. Jennifer T.
    Staying here on way to Disneyland! $90 for the night. Comfy beds. Loud freeway right next door. Someone's car alarm was going off in parking lot for over 30 minutes at 5 am. Did not get that much sleep. Toilet is crazy loud when flushing!

    28/12/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    18. james c.
    There are two lists of entries for this motel on Yelp. Hard to know which thread to add to. This is not a great hotel but it doesn't need to be. It is almost perfect for what it attempts to be. It is needed where it needs to be. The rooms are comfortable. The staff is friendly and efficient. the price is fair. I did not have a complaint about highway noise. I felt the breakfast was inadequate. Maybe going in at 8:15 instead of 7:00 made a difference in available food. It would also be nice if there were more easily accessible electrical outlets not in use. There was one and a second behind a chair in a corner.  I have two devices to charge.   I would not hesitate to stay here again.

    31/05/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    19. Chris E.
    Laying me Down Next to Interstate 5 I Remembered that Touki was Home
    Unique parts out of the way:  

    - For bird watchers, April 15, 2011, this location was exquisite swallow habitat.
        - That's fine.  I love swallows.  They swoop their weight in bugs daily, fledge families, then migrate.  God knows there's bugs around here.  My windshield is gray with them.  I also saw a small falcon drop by to swallow breakfast, blackbirds cowering the hedges, doves cooing for their favorites.  Doves are tougher than we imagine.

    -The dawn light and temperature are Edenic.

    - If you're a light sleeper, country boy or girl, or both, don't sleep here.  Heritage Best Western hugs the right of way of this throbbing artery of national and global commerce.   Howling tires on roughened concrete are the dominant chord, turbulent airflow over over trucks, trailers, and autos, the white noise, bathroom vents perfect vehicles for the sound.

    - If you're falling asleep at the wheel and have about 90 bucks in your pocket, please sleep here.  
        - If you seek quiet sleep or style take Highway 99.

    Touki is not my Glock, my lover, my snuggie.  I am an airport child, once one of the young you see walking through security clutching Sponge Bob, Chiquita Banana or flat, hard worn pillow in a Spider Man or Dora the Exporer pillowcase (I'm going to be sued for using all these copyrighted names without permission, right?  Look Ms Attorney, you're working for the oufit devoted to hooking toddlers on these products as soon as they sit up and watch panels.  The characters, unlike me, are part of the global cultural fabric.  They are my cultural heritage).      

    Touki is my flat, hard 30 year old toucan pillow.  When I sleep in a bed with hard marshmallow pillows, neck contorted to exquisite "Made for Chiropractic payment" shape, I cry out for Touki.  Like this:

    "Oh Touki Touki Touki, the password wi-fi's cool.
    - Touki Touki Touki the place is sparkling new,
    - Touki Touki Tuoki, they skin my pennies too,
    Oh Touki Touki Touki my neck is missing you. "

    Chair massage inserted here....

    15/04/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    20. Joy F.
    Clean and updated, but not exactly baby friendly. No elevator for the upstairs rooms, so if your planning to bring a pack and play for the baby to sleep in or any other of the tons of baby gear you need, ask for a first floor room. Also, no high chair available for the continental breakfast.

    02/08/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    21. Erika S.
    Rooms were nice freeway very loud wifi so shoty blew my mind!! Views aren't to much to die for and there's nothing else in the area

    08/03/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    22. Cindy G.
    Room was very clean, friendly staff and adorable. It is off of the 5 freeway and I read the noise my be an issue, but we did not hear anything. There's a gas station and a Jack n The Box across the street. Target is 15 minutes away,

    24/04/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    23. Jillian H.
    I must say for a Best Western I had a good stay at this hotel. It was a clean hotel with good service and a lot nicer then some of the hotels around on the I-5.

    02/04/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0