The recently renovated Comfort Suites hotel in Bakersfield, CA offers easy access to Highway 99 and is near the Kern County Fairgrounds, California State University, Bakersfield and River Lakes Golf Course, Buttonwillow Raceway, Lake Ming, Pioneer Village, Kern River and downtown Bakersfield's attractions, businesses, shops and restaurants. Free amenities include high-speed Internet access, newspaper, exercise room, outdoor pool and hot tub. We offer free hot breakfast. We offer a business center and access to copy and fax services. Suites have cable television, microwaves, refrigerators, desks, hairdryers, irons, ironing boards and coffee makers. Smoke free. Laundry facilities onsite. Parking accommodates most trucks, RVs, buses and cars. Make your reservations with us today.
Company Info: Rating: 3.20
Address: 3115 Camino Del Rio Court, Bakersfield, CA, 93308
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1. Julie T.
I really dislike writing negative reviews, but I have to adhere to the Yelp oath of objective honesty that I swore to when I joined (you didn't have to take an oath? Really? Hey, no fair...). My first clue should have been that the parking lot was empty when I drove in (I went for a convention, and this was the only hotel parking lot on the street that was nearly deserted). I think the staff at this Comfort Suites really try hard to make the traveler's experience a good one - and there were some things about the hotel that were good:
1. An attractive room- large, with a living area and a bed area, almost two rooms
2. The staff were friendly and helpful
3. Breakfast is included, and consists of cereal, oatmeal, fruit, waffles (make 'em yourself), bagels, hard-boiled eggs, yogurt, juice, and coffee
Now for the not-so-good:
1. The vending machine was empty
2. The soda machine was out of order
3. The jacuzzi was ice cold and not working - when I asked, I was told it hadn't been inspected yet, and offered a free pass to the 24 hour Fitness Center next door, which I took (this is kind of both a good and not-so-good thing)
4. The window in my room would only open 1/32nd of an inch wide; I like fresh air, and this was a problem for me
5. The pool overlooked the parking lot of John's Incredible Pizza - no attempt at landscaping
Oh, did I mention the pillows? Instead of two rectangular-shaped pillows, there were five or six square pillows on the bed. To be fair, I didn't ask for different pillows, and tried to make due with the pillow extravaganza I was given, but here's the thing - I normally sleep with two pillows placed at ninety degree angles (one for my head, one parallel with my sleepy little body); I just couldn't make a decent pillow configuration with the square ones - I was up pretty much all night, throwing them all over the place, and nothing worked for me...!
So, if you need to stay here, call first and make sure that the amenities (such as they are) are functioning - I dunno, it may just save your weekend. I constantly had to revise my short-term plans, such as going to the fitness center next door, instead of relaxing in the jacuzzi at the hotel, or going out to buy water, since the machine wasn't working. There are other hotels in the immediate area, such as the Doubletree and the Red Lion, which I have stayed at in the past, and which are fine - I got a very good price for my room, and in the future, must always repeat to myself "You get what you pay for....you get what you pay for...."
30/03/09 | Link
| Rating: 2.0
2. David S.
We really liked this place and plan to stay there again. The facility appears to have been recently upgraded. The Internet connection worked perfectly. The luggage cart was larger and stronger than I have seen. It was a reasonable cost and hence a great value.
31/05/13 | Link
| Rating: 4.0
3. E P.
My wife and I stayed here over the President's Day weekend. We enjoyed our stay but don't want to return.
The staff was very helpful, considerate, and polite.
The condition of the facility and rooms (we were in 2) is good.
The breakfast room is quite comfortable; it was being used by guests occasionally in the evening for conversation; it would be perfect for a friendly game of cards, I would think.
The breakfast food was OK, with waffle maker, scrambled eggs and sausages in a warming buffet server, 3 cereals, packets of oatmeal, bread for toast, pastries, hard boiled eggs, yogurt, milk, fruit, tea, juice, and coffee.
Wifi was fast; we could watch streaming video just fine. The large flat-screen TV had all the standard video inputs including HDMI.
The nonresidential area it is in is good, with nice hotels surrounding.
Security is good: only one entrance and the reception desk is staffed 24/7.
Coffee (free) is always available in the lobby; snacks and essentials, like Tylenol, are sold at the reception desk.
Many restaurants nearby, along with fast food and gas stations.
The great Kern River Bikeway is just across the freeway: twenty miles of car-free paths.
The beds were super-firm (we switched rooms in hopes of doing better, but no luck) although with pillow-tops. (I'm a side-sleeper and they were too hard for me; that's why I'm not returning. Even my wife, who sleeps like Dracula, found them too hard after a couple of nights.)
The room reverberated when anyone in the room above walked. For a while, a child was running around frequently. The plumbing, such as running showers, both from our bath and from neighboring rooms, was quite loud.
When the window is open, the street noise is quite loud. (We like fresh air.)
(Fortunately for us, the noise didn't affect our sleep; we use ear plugs.)
In a 2-queen-bed mini-suite, one bed was 4 inches from the air conditioner; a real problem in hot weather. (We also tried a king bed room, which had lots of room to spare and was several feet from the AC.)
All in all: pretty good, but with flaws that are deal-breakers for us. Great staff, though!
18/02/14 | Link
| Rating: 3.0
4. J Smith A.
The rooms were large and clean. Basic stuff.
The shower was a little disappointing. The water trickled out of the shower head making it difficult to get a good shower. I don't know if this is true with all rooms or just mine.
When I first turned on the TV soft porn was on. A naked guy and girl going right at it. Cool because it saved me time searching for it. Not cool if you're traveling with kids.
04/05/15 | Link
| Rating: 3.0
5. Ashley B.
My stay at the Comfort Suites has been, lets see...COMFORTABLE! (I stayed here for over 1 month straight)
To start off, I have to mention the staff who, led by Manager Jay, are probably the MOST FRIENDLY group of individuals one could ask for when staying in a hotel. Each and every person that works on the Comfort Suites team will go out there way to make you stay as comfortable as possible.
Second, the rooms I stayed in were SPACIOUS enough for me to be able to work out in. The beds seemed to be comfy, there is a mini fridge, the rooms have cable with HBO,and you have 3 choices of WiFi connections(in case the signal weakens).
The overall noise level is also VERY LOW, so no worries about load people.
There is a free breakfast that is offered, however, it is kind of mediocre, but FREE. Though, the waffle maker ROCKS!!!
There is also a small fitness center, pool, hot tub, and business center, but I never used any of these.
This place is great for a comfy stay if you are on business visiting Bakersfield; this is NOT family vacation resort, so don't come here thinking it will be.
I gave this Comfort Suites the 4stars based on the GREAT customer service and comfortableness of the rooms.
Again, if you need a place to stay while on business in Bakersfield, or a place to crash while on that long drive, THIS IS THE PLACE TO GO!
27/08/11 | Link
| Rating: 4.0