"I picked this hotel due to its proximity to Bakersfield Memorial. About 2.4 miles away. It was clean and basic. For note the rooms are on outside cor ... " More

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Hotel Description

At La Quinta Inn Bakersfield South you'll be within a 5-minute walk of Buck Owens Crystal Palace and 3.6 km (2.2 mi) from Kern County Museum. Highlights at this hotel include free continental breakfast, an outdoor swimming pool, and free self parking.

All 129 rooms feature flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and you can enjoy free WiFi, coffee/tea makers, and free local calls. You'll find nice touches like free toiletries and premium bedding to enhance your stay. Video-game consoles, hair dryers, and irons/ironing boards are also available.

This pet-friendly hotel offers free WiFi in public areas, a 24-hour front desk, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Other amenities include coffee/tea in a common area and laundry facilities.

With a stay at this Bakersfield hotel, you'll be 9.3 km (5.8 mi) from Bakersfield College.

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$53 per night

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds, Refrigerator & Microwave

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Refrigerator & Microwave

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

La Quinta Inn Bakersfield South ratings based on 17 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.6 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0
3 out of 5

Close to hospitals.

Pros: Staff was very nice!
Cons: Patrol parking lots later at night. No loitering. Man was yelling at girlfriend on phone.
I picked this hotel due to its proximity to Bakersfield Memorial. About 2.4 miles away. It was clean and basic. For note the rooms are on outside corridors, so by definition, a motel, not a hotel. Odd, uncomfortable man hanging around when I drove in at 10 pm to check in. The staff are the real asset. All very kind, helpful and friendly. Breakfast of fresh made waffles was wonderful. Thank you!

Posted by , from Stevenson Ranch, CA on Mar 24, 2015

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4 out of 5

Had no problems other than slow elevator.

Pros: Free breakfast
Easy to find and friendly staff. Breakfast was hectic because tour bus was leaving early when most of us "seniors" leave. Everyone was courteous and it all worked out great.

Posted by , from TX on Jan 3, 2013

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5 out of 5

The manager was delightful and helpful.

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet
Our room was very nice and the manager recommended a Mexican restaurant nearby. It was excellent also. We will stay with you again!

Posted by , from Murphys, CA on Jun 19, 2012

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2 out of 5


There are good la Quintas Inns and there are bad ones. This is a bad one. It is just a nasty motel dressed up with the La Quinta name. It is small, dirty, loud, and very seedy. You could do much better down the road.

Posted by on Apr 21, 2011

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1 out of 5

The room was not great

I did not feel safe in the hotel. The rooms opened to the outdoors and the security was poor. The room was not clean.

Posted by on Apr 12, 2011

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4 out of 5

Good stopover place

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet
Older motel but well maintained. Comfortable and quiet. Friendly staff.

Posted by , from Chico, CA on Feb 7, 2011

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5 out of 5

Best Inn

very clean, comfort, free parking, breakfast and free high speed internet access.

Posted by on Jul 26, 2010

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5 out of 5

Good solid motel - well maintained - friendly service

Not the easiest place to find because the street the motel is on, cuts into the main boulevard just 20 feet from a major intersection and my GPS wasn't able to clearly explain that fact -- only that I had to "make a U-turn" when I missed it. Checking in was such a pleasant experience that I quickly forgot my consternation. The check in lady was very helpful and explained everything I needed to know about the motel features, how to get to my room (better than my GPS) and other details. I booked the room through web and felt the rate was very low ($56) for the area and the quality of the motel. Another location "complaint" which applies to all the hotels in the area (and there are many), is the outside noise level. The hotel is at the intersection of two major boulevards and just below the freeway. It's also on the fire department's main route to fires and not far from the rail road line. The noise level inside my room was tolerable but I did need earplugs to fall asleep. The hotel is either fairly new or very well maintained. Public areas were in good shape, my room was clean, neat and well appointed. There was a nice sized table I could use for a desk and an 110VAC outlet to run my laptop. Connection to the hotel WiFi was easily secured and it was free. There were plenty of towels, soap and shampoo for two persons. The bed was comfortable. My room was on the third (top) floor, which could have been hot but wasn't. The A/C was on a digital thermostat and seemed to hold the room temperature at 72* F. The La Quinta complimentary breakfast was excellent.

Posted by on Jun 21, 2010

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5 out of 5

A Great Place to Stay

I found La Quinta Inn to be clean, comfortable, and friendly. Price was reasonable; continental breakfast was wonderful. I'd stay here again and would recommend it to family and friends. Easy access to freeways, too.

Posted by on Apr 29, 2009

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3 out of 5

La Quinta - Bakersfield

A very functional Hotel. Easy access to the freeway - good continental breakfast - close to many restuarants.. Stay there on all trips North.

Posted by on Dec 28, 2008

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About the La Quinta Inn Bakersfield South

Location 3232 Riverside Dr, Bakersfield, CA 93308

Property Features

Free breakfast is served. Public spaces have free WiFi. An outdoor pool, multilingual staff, and coffee/tea in a common area are also featured at La Quinta Inn Bakersfield South. Free self parking is available. This Bakersfield hotel is smoke free.

  • 129 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Front-desk safe
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Bakersfield, CA (BFL-Meadows Field) (5.6 km / 3.5 mi)
  • Train station: Bakersfield Station (4.2 km / 2.6 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

La Quinta Inn Bakersfield South offers 129 air-conditioned accommodations with video-game consoles and coffee/tea makers. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Bakersfield hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is offered daily and microwaves can be requested.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Microwave available
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Gaming console
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.


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

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 12 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets are welcome and stay free


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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card 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. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Pets allowed (no fees)

Hotel Names

  • Quinta Inn Bakersfield South
  • Quinta Inn Hotel Bakersfield South
  • Bakersfield La Quinta
  • La Quinta Bakersfield
  • La Quinta Hotel Bakersfield
  • La Quinta Inn Bakersfield Hotel Bakersfield
  • Quinta Bakersfield South

You should know

  • Children 12 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.