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Ramada Bakersfield in Bakersfield, CA

Ramada Bakersfield in Bakersfield, CA

Specialties

Ramada offers meaningful relaxation - an affordable, welcoming, and restorative experience.  All Ramada hotels offer free WiFi, free in-room coffee and are a part of Wyndham Rewards loyalty program.

Ramada Limited Hotel:
Offering high-quality accommodations at value prices. Guests will enjoy free continental breakfast and swimming pools at most locations.

Ramada Hotel:
High-quality, attractive accommodations for the mid-market traveler. Amenities include swimming pools at most locations, on-site restaurants or a-la-carte food service, plus business services, meeting rooms and fitness facilities.

Ramada Plaza Hotel:
Taking the Ramada experience one step further in terms of service and style. Designed for today's most discerning travelers, these full-service hotels are conveniently located near city centers and/or airports. Most Ramada Plaza hotels offer on-site restaurants and lounges, conference and banquet facilities, a business center and fitness facilities.

History

Established in 2001.

Formerly the Radisson Suites Inn - Bakersfield, the hotel was purchased by JHP Hospitality Group in 2001 and became Ramada Limited Suites - Bakersfield. Centrally located in the heart of Bakersfield right off Highway 99 (exit California Ave), Ramada Limited Suites - Bakersfield is only a few minutes away from Meadows Field Airport, Kern River, Rabobank Arena, Buck Owens Crystal Palace, Kern County Fairgrounds, the Bakersfield business district, championship golf courses and much more.

 

Company Info:

Rating: 2.58

Address: 828 Real Road, Bakersfield, CA, 93309
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Comments (24):

1. Dan G.
Overall the place is a four.  The four is based on the great price on price line an the fact that they have amazing WiFi service.  Hotel is getting a little dated and the ac puts out that standard old hotel smell.  I would stay there again at price line prices but would not pay rate rate.  At rate rate the stars fall to a 2.5

20/08/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
2. glen f.
Stinky dirty room for $200 (the aprtment sized suite). Wow, really? Staff was nice, but you can do way better for that much money.

11/10/09 | Link | Rating: 2.0
3. Andrew B.
At $35 on priceline, this place was perfect for a quick stop through. Only complaint is that we were initially booked into a smoking room without being asked. Not ok. But the guy at the desk was very nice and quickly changed it up for us when we asked. If you can get a decent rate, this place is fine for an overnight.

25/10/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
4. Chris R.
Paid about $100 night and felt jipped. The staff there are SUPER friendly and helpful, but the place is getting old and funky. rooms are big enough, but internet was super slow, and HBo was in Spanish the night I stayed there. Worst thing I found was a bunch of "crusty" stains around the foot of the bed (yikes)....so the rug needed a good steam cleaning. The place is average at best, I will look for something a bit more modern next time for my $100.

15/02/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
5. DIANA D.
I have to agree with Glen F. on this review..... Well I only paid $99 a night, but that's with a corporate discount. The staff was very nice and accomodating - I think that's to compensate for the lack of cleanliness, decor, and overall feel of the hotel.

I had to stay here for work ~ I'm going to see if I can get a different hotel in the future for my next visit to good ol' Bakersfield in March.

Some highlights are there is a Martini Bar in the same parking lot ~ they also have a bowling alley, ONE pool table, a bar, and a sizzler LOL. Good enough if you're tired, thirsty, and hungry and do not want to drive anywhere.

21/10/09 | Link | Rating: 2.0
6. Annie P.
You are not in uptown Manhattan. You are not staying at the Waldorf Astoria or The Ritz...Its a freaking Ramada in Bakersfield so take what you can get.

This hotel has a decent staff, decent rooms and a decent free breakfast every morning. The rooms arent pretty, but they are pretty large and mine had a microwave, fridge and couch. The bathrooms were clean enough and had a decent shower. The AC was cold and I slept like a rock.

I did however have a fun view of the parking lot and pool and the freeway!! Lovely.

30/10/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
7. M L.
I stayed here on the way from San Francisco to Death Valley. It had a nice big room with a foldout couch. Free breakfast (make your own waffle, cereal, orange juice, bread). Excellent place to stay.

21/12/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
8. Kim S.
Um, NOT.  If you have no other choice but to stay here, word to the wise- BOYB- bring your own bed.

One star for the relatively non-sketchy location of the hotel.  Another star for decent in-room amenities- couch, microwave, refrigerator, A/C.  There's a vending machine in the lobby that vends beer.  Nice touch, but not enough to earn an additional star.

I came here with the intention of sleeping- sadly, this mission was hardly accomplished, as I spent most of the night tossing and turn from

1. Freeway noise made even louder by windows that wouldn't completely close, and

2. An extremely uncomfortable, practically rock-hard mattress.  My back hurts just thinking about it.  Granted, I have a memory foam topper on my own bed at home, so I'll admit that I have pretty high standards in terms of the softness level that I need out of a bed.  The friends I was rooming with at the hotel, however, also shared the same unfortunate experience of an uncomfortable mattress.

This was my first overnight in Bakersfield in years.  I don't anticipate another trip anywhere in the near future, but if it somehow does happen, now I know where not to stay.

28/02/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
9. Kurt P.
This hotel is actually pretty good.  We got the room on Priceline (name your own price) for $34.  It is in a good neighborhood and I did not have a problem going for walks.  Although close to the freeway, no big deal because the window is double paned plus the A/C works really well and drowns out the traffic.  Rooms are big w/ high ceilings and have fridge & micro.  Has a great shower.  Friendly staff.  It's not modern but who cares, it's clean.  Bed is firm and super comfortable.  Pool looks not bad but I did not go.  Self serve breakfast is pretty standard with lots of seating.  From my experience it's very quiet here.  Internet access is not secured but good signal, fast and free. Great value for money.  They also gave me a late checkout time of 1 PM.  By the way, the city of Bakersfield is under-rated, unless you dislike friendly people.

08/08/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
10. Shelby H.
Very Clean, Staff is pleasant and they have a BEER vending machine!! Only stayed for one night, since I am local to Bakersfield. No complaints and the breakfast was helpful the next day. I was just staying for some rest and to get away from my roommates for the night.

26/03/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
11. Kody K.
Be aware that this review is based on the price I paid for the room: $35
Thanks, Priceline.

I hate bakersfield, and every month I have to go up seems to introduce me to new and awful hotel rooms in which people do varying amounts of drugs and cause varying amounts of disturbances, and the air smells more or less of cow shit, all the time. Priceline is the one who decides where I stay there, and the past two hotels had gotten progressively worse and worse. This time, I entered a bid of $35, and was booked at the Ramada. For $35, the Ramada is, to surmise, pretty baller.

The area for some reason smells less like cow shit then most of the city, and there seem to be less transient/tweaker traffic through the area, which is a bonus. Not that I'd walk the streets there, but it means your car is less likely to have people sitting on it doing drugs, which is exactly what happened when I stayed at the howard johnson. The lobby, and hotel, are clean, and I was checked in by a better-then-average-looking desk clerk, whom I flirted with for absolutely no reason. The room is the second biggest one I've ever booked for that price. Clean, comfortable, and with an abundance of mirrors, which is great if you like looking at yourself all the time or watching yourself do weird things in the hotel room. Whichever.

The bathroom is controlled by skynet and the lights and fan automatically turn on when you walk in. The first time it happened I thought it was a trap, until I saw the motion sensor. It has a refrigerator and a microwave, which did a decent job of making my cold in-n-out palatable. The only weird thing I noticed was a strange stain on the wall next to the bed and a sterile gauze packet wedged between the bed and the wall so, aside from possibly being used to preform black market surgery or something, the room was significantly less weird then most hotel rooms I've stayed in around bakersfield.

Although my stays here are pretty serendipitous,  if I could pick, I would stay here every time I have the joyous wonder of visiting bakersfield. The overwhelming majority of people in this hotel seem to be interested in sleeping or generally doing what you're supposed to do in hotel rooms, so it's a lot more restful then most other budget hotels in the area.

Good for:
Sleeping
Watching yourself in the mirror
Not ever having to touch a lightswitch because computers control the bathroom
Being the first hotel I've reviewed to not recommend bringing a weapon to

Not good for:
Doing hoodrat stuff
Getting the full experience of how terrible bakersfield smells

Send me back, priceline!

12/02/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
12. Jerry M.
I drove over 4 hours and was looking forward to a relaxing stay and instead I entered into a smell of stale smoke, bad odor and the dirtiest hotel room I have ever stayed in. All the night clerk could do is give me a bottle of disinfected spray for the smell. I had to sleep in that room for 6 hours. If you're into filth I recommend you stay here but I will never ever stay there again

18/06/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
13. Eric W.
We stayed here this past weekend. We had been traveling all day and pulled in at 3:30am. We got the room from priceline for $50. This is the first bad review I've done with good reason. There was a cockroach in the room by the TV when we got in. I called the front desk and they moved us to the room next door (not too comforting but hey, there was some effort). We pulled up the sheets and there was a cigarette burn hole in them (not to mention the peeling wallpaper and mold in the bathroom). We were so tired with our three kids that we just slept in them. Our kids woke us up at 6:30am (three hours of sleep) and we stumbled out of there without complaining about the cigarette hole. The breakfast was not impressive but it at least put food in our stomachs.

We talked to priceline about our experience and they basically said that because we didn't report the cigarette burn there was nothing they could do but give us a small credit toward our next room. So I called the hotel to explain the situation and there wasn't much compassion just justifications. He offered a discount if we were ever in Bakersfield again but I politely told him we would not ever be staying there again.

Hopefully this will help some of you make a decision about where to stay.

06/06/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
14. Rosa M.
Absolutely awful experience!!
First room I was given smelled and looked dirty. They moved me into a new room a little better at first glance but then the phone in the room didn't work, the lamps by the bed didn't work, and what they advertise as a gym is definitely not one.  Then to top all off I'm sound asleep in the middle of the night when 2 strangers walk into my room using a key that had been erroneously given to them by someone at the front desk.
There are people loitering and smoking right outside the front door. Women who look like they're working the streets.
A nightmare of a stay!! I do NOT recommend it at all!!!!!!

30/10/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
15. Gabe W.
We made a reservation through Hotwire. When we arrived our reservation was not in the hotel's system. I called Hotwire and they began the process to correct the situation. The hotel's employee, named Robert, tells me it will be 20min till he receives the fax from Hotwire to get our room. It is well after midnight, we had been driving for over 6 hours, I'm clearly tired, and I just need a bed for me, my wife, and my daughter. Instead of offering to get us a room for the night and sorting this out in the morning, he wants me to wait... For 20min... At 12:30AM... In a Bakersfield hotel lobby...  

W. T. F.

Has this guy never heard of customer service? I have to demand that he takes my credit card and get me a room, now. Then when we do get to our room, it is a "non-smoking king suite", the room reeks like cigarettes. The AC hasn't been on in a week so it's hot as hell too. And the fridge is unplugged so I can't even keep water cool in it. And the blackout curtains are broken so the sun shines right through first thing in the AM.

Awesome.

The breakfast sucked and so does Bakersfield.

Robert, with the worst haircut ever and zero customer service skills, I hope you read this and know you had the chance to make a bad situation, better, and you didn't. Actually, I hope your boss reads this, to you, and makes it clear, to you, that you work the graveyard shift for a reason. Because you suck at dealing with people. You're in the wrong line of work buddy. Go get a job at the DMV, where everyone expects to have everything go wrong, and all you have to do is make sure it does.

20/11/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
16. Heather H.
BULLET HOLE IN WALL BLOOD ON CEILING- NO REFUND!!!!!!!!! I didn't notice it until morning because they had moved a piece of furniture in front of it and I was trying to enjoy the uncomfortable hot tub that they said would fit 2 people. It barely fit my boyfriend who is a slender 6'2" male. When I woke up that morning I noticed what they had missed cleaning, blood splatter on the ceiling. I told the staff and they said the manager was not there and that they didn't know of anybody shot in THAT room. Emphasizing 'that' as if they had experienced this before. I was traumatized and it took the manager of the hotel 5 days to contact me. He made a lot of excuses and offered me a $20 credit. The room cost $144. Don't waste your money. I certainly regret it.

23/02/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
17. Leena S.
I usually book a hotel in bakersfield through Hotwire every month or so to break up my trip from the bay to Vegas. I have stayed here twice now. The first time was not so bad. the room was pretty clean, no complaints.

However, the second time a couple weeks ago was a different story. I checked into the hotel with my small dog at around 8pm. The clerk at the desk never said a word. I get to my room and it smells like mildew due to the swamp cooler air conditioning unit thing. I set my stuff down on the desk and my room card falls behind it...I go to pick it up and there is someones leftover weave under the desk and tons of hair and dirt. I wanted to throw up. How do you miss that!? It is right under the chair? From that point on, I didnt want to touch anything for fear of it not being clean.

So, i finally go to bed and tossed and turned all night on what seemed to be, a rock hard mattress. Worst nights sleep in a while. I kept waking up and swearing never to come back there again.

I finally fell asleep at like 6am and around 8am my dog barked once at a noise outside the door and I AM NOT KIDDING...30 SECONDS LATER my room phone rings.
Front desk-"Ms.Suter?"
Me:"Uh, what?"
Front desk:"The maid has reported you as having a dog in your room."
Me: "Umm. Are you serious? I checked in with him last night at the front desk and you are waking me up this early when I am trying to rest to ask me about that? Could it not have waited?"
Front desk: "Well we have a no pet policy...BLAH BLAH."
*CLICK*

I seriously could not believe that I had checked the dog in with me the night before and she called me that early in the morning to ask why I had him with me. Could you not have waited for check out maybe?

Just a bad experience all around. Never again.

23/07/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
18. Laken J.
Really Comfy nice king size suite. got a deal on it through yelp , but if you're looking for good water pressure this isn't for you.  I Enjoyed my flat screen and also the complimentary breakfast too.

21/10/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
19. shawn t.
First time in Bakersfield got booked at Ramada through work, didn't know it was going to be this bad. The staff were very polite and helpful, however due to the age of the hotel, maybe it should just be torn down and rebuild.

As I enter the lobby, the place smelled like mold and the AC seems to be off. The place is humid and it stinks. I went into my room there were cockroach in the bathroom floor and in the bathtub. I went back to the lobby and got switched to a different room from the 1st floor to the 3rd floor and still cockroach in the bathroom. At that point it was close to midnight and I have to work the next day I just shut the door to the bathroom and sealed it up with bath towels.

They offer free breakfast, however with all the cockroach i am seeing in my room, I really don't recommend anyone eating there.

Both elevator were broken, I had to use the stairs. one of the vending machine was broken, no food. old school TV that is not very clear, and the gym, pretty much useless. The gym equipment is prob 15 or 20 years old, pretty much just for show. Windows on the first floor room was broken, meaning you cannot lock it and its right next to the freeway so there is considerable noise coming from the street.

Needless to say, I won't be coming back. I also read from trip_advisor that there are bed bugs, however, after careful inspection I think "my bed" was bug free.

23/10/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
20. Zack B.
The hotel staff was friendly, carpets were old, and the wallpaper was peeling. Also there were two landline phones in our room and neither were connected to the wall and nether had the actual handset part-pretty useless. You get what you pay for, including a pool and hot tub. There was continental breakfast as well. Overall no thrills, but in Bakersfield, who's looking for thrills anyway?

19/06/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
21. Andrea R.
Trailer for sale or rent
Rooms to let fifty cents
No phone no pool no pets
I ain't got no cigarettes
Ah but, two hours of pushing broom
Buys a eight by twelve four bit room
I'm a man of means by no means
King of the road
-"King of the Road"by Roger Miller

That song kept popping up in my head during our one-night visit.  It reminded me of the no-frills type of hotels we used to frequent on our family's many road trips...growing up, we didn't know we were "roughing it", and staying in *any* hotel was an adventure.

Friendly staff interaction, basically clean, everything worked: the Pro side of the list.

Small room size, dated decor and television (though again, reception was fine and no problems), over-chlorinated pool, cheap bed without any kind of pillow top or memory foam to cushion your aching bones: the Con side of the list.

But hey, for the price, it's exactly what I would have expected. I managed to get a good night's sleep in relative peace and quiet, showered, then left practically at the break of dawn. Ramada Bakersfield fulfilled its function in the universe as a *very* temporary resting point in our travels through central California. No complaints.

19/08/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
22. Jan L.
Desk people very helpful. First room smelled changed room better. Room was cheap $71.00 and you get what you pay for. Wall paper peeling in bathroom old box TV.  We would of left but so late. At 3:30 drunk young kids yelling and talking loud in the hall
They would quiet for a minute when told then got louder and the lasted till 4:30. The should of been asked to leave but nothing happen. I have stayed at other Ramada and never again. I can afford better and now I know that is what to do. CHEAP but not worth no sleep and a 8 hour drive ahead the next day. Breakfast not much.

18/01/15 | Link | Rating: 2.0
23. Hen A.
economical and roughly $80 total a weekday night...outer appearance clean and fine...check-in process smooth...enter the room and things go downhill...carpet was very lumpy...worn furniture, sofa and mattress...all could use replacement....small tube television...the bathroom floor tiles were filthy...wipe and turning black...a slow drain and water pooling in the sink...extremely noisy wall air conditioner...complimentary wifi and continental breakfast...basic waffles, fruits, cereal and pastries...juice and coffee...

27/04/15 | Link | Rating: 2.0
24. Dr. K.
Nothing great, nothing terrible. $90 for a room large enough for family of four--no "extra" space. Room fairly clean, although non-slip bath mat was disgusting and covered in mold. Beds comfortable enough, and pillows were nice and soft.

Breakfast is carb-only fare. Make-your-own waffles with cheap syrup. Poor quality bread and really cheap muffins. Coffee was not horrible. Four types of cereal including fruit loops, raisin bran, frosted flakes, and Cheerios. The only two items that were not carbs were small tubs of cream cheese for the toast, and six oranges in a bowl. Breakfast area was fairly clean, and the two hotel workers attending the breakfast bar was very pleasant. Big-screen TV with CNN on during breakfast.

Hotel is generally fairly old rundown. Still uses physical keys (no electronic card keys). I was also surprised to find that they still have lots of smoking rooms. Not a great neighborhood, but very close to the freeway.

Overall, for the price, not too bad.

29/12/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0