4.3 out of 5

"After staying at red lion in for a night, this place was like the ritz. You get what you pay for. Clean and comfortable. " More

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Hotel Description

At Holiday Inn Express and Suites Bakersfield Central you'll be steps from Buck Owens Crystal Palace and 3.9 km (2.4 mi) from Kern County Museum. Highlights at this hotel include an outdoor swimming pool, free self parking, and a spa tub.

Flat-screen TVs with cable channels are featured in all 90 rooms, and you can enjoy free WiFi, free wired Internet, and coffee/tea makers. In-room dining is easy with amenities like refrigerators, microwaves, and room service. Additionally, premium bedding, free newspapers, and free local calls are available.

This business-friendly hotel offers free WiFi in public areas, a fitness center, and a business center. Other amenities include laundry facilities, concierge services, and a 24-hour front desk. There's also the convenience of an airport shuttle.

With a stay at this 3-star Bakersfield hotel, you'll be 11.6 km (7.2 mi) from Bakersfield College.

Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$78 per night

Standard Room, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Executive Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Suite, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Holiday Inn Express and Suites Bakersfield Central ratings based on 12 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5

Spend a little extra for this area

After staying at red lion in for a night, this place was like the ritz. You get what you pay for. Clean and comfortable.

Posted by , from sacramento, ca on Jan 25, 2016

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4 out of 5
Good experience overall, I would stay here again. Breakfast was O.K. Eggs could have been a bit better and quality of bread improved but decent overall. If they could extend breakfast hours that would also be a plus

Posted by , from Bay area CA on Nov 7, 2015

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5 out of 5

Very nice facility, with very friendly/helpful staff.

Pros: Free breakfast, Free Internet
Cons: slight freeway noise
I have stayed at this location on multiple occasions (business trips to the area) and will consider it exclusively for future stays. Don't change a thing.

Posted by , from Pearland, TX on Apr 12, 2011

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3 out of 5

Lipstick on a Pig

Beautiful hotel, standard accomodations including breakfast. It was bad having a nice room with a window view/noise of the freeway just outside. Next time ask for a room on the opposite side away from the freeway.

Posted by on Oct 23, 2010

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5 out of 5

Clean, large rooms and well decorated !

Hotel room and Lobby were extremely clean and well decorated. I have stayed at numerous hotels in Bakersfield and this is one of the best. It is more affordable than the other high end chains that I have stayed at. I highly recommend it and will now stay there each time I visit Bakersfield.

Posted by on Oct 5, 2009

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5 out of 5

Wyndam Gardens Hotel Bakersfield

This was a very nice hotel. The furnishings were plush and the room we had on the ground floor was awesome with a high ceiling. There were ceiling fans in the room that gave the room a nice feel. The bed was very comfortable. Highway 99 is right outside the window but I could just barely hear it; it was not distracting. The highway was only slightly anoying when outside at the pool but the hotel amenities outdid the highway noise.

Posted by on Jul 1, 2009

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3 out of 5

second try, still dissapointed

This was my second visit to the hotel. For the price, I expect more. The cafe downstairs still does not carry soy milk, they do not provide you anything but plastic utensils, and at times the staff is not able to bring anthing up to your room because they operate with minimum staffing. While the rooms are very comfortable, clean, and cozy, the overall service experience is often frustrating. THe people seem nice, it is just simply not equiped to be helpful. Additionally, they somehow double booked me and were going to charge me a no-show night. I have stayed here a total of five nights, and next time will try a different hotel.

Posted by on Oct 15, 2008

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3 out of 5

bad place

its a nice place to stay but the service is terrible. charge too much to send a pillow home and our room was dirty

Posted by on Sep 30, 2008

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5 out of 5

This Hotel is a Five Star

What an enjoyable stay. I would have liked to stay longer. The lobby is large with a u-shape staircase. The room was warm, clean, and beautiful. This is a non-smoking hotel, and I mean it is non-smoking. The room had too queen size beds that were very clean and neat. It had a large flat screen TV, ceiling fans, microwave, refrigerator, a small sitting area with a love seat and a coffee table. The bathroom and bathtub was clean. It was home away from home. Surely, got my money's worth. I have allergies and very sensitive to smoke. I've stayed in hotels that have non-smoking rooms, and had to ask for another room because the room was very smoky.

Posted by on Aug 11, 2008

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4 out of 5


Avoid Sunday nights! I was there for a funeral and had karaoke right outside my first floor window until 11:15 at night!!! It was awful. Seriously, people were 2ft from my window hanging out on the patio. The hotel offered to move us upstairs but it was already 9pm when we got that offer and it was supposed to end at 10pm. Of course, then it was extended to 11pm. Other than that, it was a very nice hotel. It was clean, spacious, and the beds were very comfortable. None of those crappy bedspreads, this had a nice down comforter and plenty of pillows. They even have a great shower with lots of shower heads. If you want to sleep in, put up your Do Not Disturb sign because the maid service starts at 8.

Posted by on Jun 27, 2008

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About the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Bakersfield Central

Location 3001 Buck Owens Blvd, Bakersfield, CA 93308

Property Features

Holiday Inn Express and Suites Bakersfield Central offers its guests an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness center. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. A business center, limo/town car service, and meeting rooms are available. Event space at this hotel measures 1000 square feet (90 square meters). The business-friendly Holiday Inn Express and Suites Bakersfield Central also features multilingual staff, concierge services, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Self parking is free. This 3-star Bakersfield hotel is smoke free.

  • 90 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • 2 conference rooms
  • 1000 sq ft of conference space
  • 90 sq m of conference space
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Front-desk safe
  • Car service
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in lobby
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Bakersfield, CA (BFL-Meadows Field) (5.2 km / 3.2 mi)
  • Train station: Bakersfield Station (4.6 km / 2.8 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Holiday Inn Express and Suites Bakersfield Central offers 90 air-conditioned accommodations with video-game consoles and complimentary newspapers. Beds feature premium bedding. 37-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels and pay movies. Refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and hair dryers. This Bakersfield hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and ceiling fans. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs available
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Gaming console
  • Hair dryer
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a fitness center. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Rafting nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available.


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available

Hotel Names

  • Holiday Inn Express Bakersfield Central
  • Holiday Inn Hotel Bakersfield Express Central
  • Holiday Inn Express And Suites Bakersfield Central

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.