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Americas Best Value Inn & Suites - Bakersfield Central
Ranked #47 of 63 Hotels in Bakersfield
Reviewed 16 September 2012

In reviewing this motel I have to admit that I tend to view things through the prism of how much I paid and comparisons to other similarly budgeted places. That being said I enjoyed my stay. The gentleman at the front desk was pleasant and helpful, the parking lot had ample parking and was separated from the street - and my room was just as I liked.

The room was fine - regular size, t.v., large mini-fridge, clean overall. I will admit the floor has seen some use but I didn't get any dirt on my bare feet so I'll judge it clean. Air conditioning worked great and the bathroom/shower was clean and functional. There weren't a lot of cars in the parking lot so I suppose my experience was without a lot of other residents. That being said the courtyard was quiet. Didn't use the pool.

So - would I stay here again? Absolutely, I feel silly I haven't stayed my numerous other times through Bakersfield.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled on business
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Thank Andrew W
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Reviewed 4 September 2012

My wife and I stayed at the Ramada Inn express off of California street after Quality Inn had messed up our reservations, and when we tried to get it straight, the girl was to busy to get off her cell phone and Facebook account to help us. We found the Ramada Inn Express, went to the front desk where we were promptly greeted, got a room with not problem and had a plesent stay. We will stay here again if we are up in Bakersfield

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled on business
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Thank dsd1101
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Reviewed 23 July 2012

We were very pleased with our stay here. The rooms were very clean and Vic was very helpful at the front desk. We will stay here again when in the area. We have never stayed in a Ramada before but had heard good things from others who had. I was pleasantly surprised when I went to get ice from the machine. The lady at the front desk heard me out there and came out to make sure I knew how to work the machine. You had to use your room key and some people aren't aware of that.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Donna S
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RamadaLtdCentral, General Manager at Americas Best Value Inn & Suites - Bakersfield Central, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2012

Thank you for your kind words. Guests such as yourself make our jobs easier and all the hard work worth it. Hope to see you, again, real soon. Thanks again, for taking the time to post this review.

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Reviewed 1 July 2012

Manager was very pleasant and accommodating for extra towels & pillows. Rooms were clean, though one light switch didn't work.

Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
Thank Greg N
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RamadaLtdCentral, General Manager at Americas Best Value Inn & Suites - Bakersfield Central, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2012

Thank you for taking the time out during your family vacation to share your comments. The light switch in question was disconnected by a company that was sent by PG&E (Pacific Gas and Electric), like I told you during your stay. I asked PG&E why the company disconnected these switches and they said that they will have the installers contact us. A representative from that company called back and said that only the switches that controlled the heat lamp were disconnected. I asked why wasn't it just covered up instead of being left there. She could not give me an answer and said that the installers were not finished with our property and will be contacting us before they return. I guess "Going Green" isn't easy.

It was a pleasure having you and your family stay with us. I hope you choose to stay with us again, if you find yourselves in our area. Thanks again, for all your feedback.

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Reviewed 11 November 2011

So how bout we got here yesterday and they had to make out bed at midnite cuz the room wasn't clean..63$ for a dirty room with clean sheets... then we figure we will get service n the morning so I pay another 63$ and didn't get a vacum or a trash bag or a new towel or a wiped down on any tables not to mition there was 5 day old otmeal in the microwave... some cleaning service hu... I can't believe we got clean sheets.. coffie pot but no coffie... half the lites wrk and I thought with a name like ramada it would b nice truth is vagabon is soooooo much better way cleaner and confertable.. DNT STAY HERE!!!!!!!payed for my room and said ill bring change to u lol still nothin... wow

  • Stayed: November 2011
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Reviewed 23 October 2011

We called hotel.com for another hotel, but it was filled, so they suggested the ramada right off hwy. 99. We were only staying one night to get some rest before continuing our trip the next morning. How bad could it be? It was disgusting! The place looked like a bank repo inside. Besides falling apart, and filthy, our room did not have a smoke alarm! The wires were there, but no alarm. I feel sorry for the people who run it, because they seemed nice. But they have no idea what the minimum standard for a motel/ hotel is. I have never experienced this filth before. I would not have stayed here for free, it was so bad. I will contact hotel.com.

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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 July 2011

This Ramada Limited was way more Limited than Ramada. This motel should not be in business if all the rooms are this bad. Wyndham should be ashamed that this hotel is in its inventory of properties. I did not have a chance to check Trip Advisor before reserving this room. My bad. When we got there, it was too late to cancel, and I knew the proprietor would never let us get by without paying if we left. We were traveling with our small dog and after we got our room number, I told the desk clerk (owner?) that we wanted to pay the pet fee separately from the room charge. He said, "oh you didn't tell me that before". He put back the key card that we had been given and gave us another key card. I KNEW then that we would have to stay in a dreaded DOG ROOM. Sure enough, we opened the door to carpet so badly stained that the true color was unknown. Our dog seemed uneasy in the room smelling former dogs. He only sat on his own bed which we had brought along.
The bathroom was even worse than the carpet! The filthy tub/shower was no longer white, it was black on the floor and gray scum all over the walls. So much dirt had built up in the corners of the room that it was climbing 8 inches high off the floor. We didn't dare take our shoes off.
I really wanted to leave, but it was late and the location was advantageous to the next days' work for my husband. The king sized bed had a full sized bedspread on it. Pictures and wallpaper were circa 1983. The one redeeming quality was that the bed was comfortable(once I inspected for bed bugs and took off the greasy looking worn out blanket.).
The "free breakfast" was no better than a bad Super 8's. Cereal, milk, bananas. There was a silver hot server as if there had at one time been some hot food served, but it was empty, as was the danish tray by 7:15am.
This place was such a waste of our money!
I can't say enough bad about this place. I wish I had taken pictures to show how truly BAD this Ramada Limited is!!! <shudder> ick ick ick

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled on business
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Thank OldDutch57
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Additional Information about Americas Best Value Inn & Suites - Bakersfield Central

Address: 830 Wible Rd, Bakersfield, CA 93304-4124 (Formerly Ramada Limited Bakersfield Central)
Region: United States > California > Bakersfield
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #47 of 63 Hotels in Bakersfield
Price Range: £44 - £126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Americas Best Value Inn & Suites - Bakersfield Central 2*
Number of rooms: 51
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover Bakersfield, California, located near the southern "horseshoe" end of the San Joaquin Valley, with the city limits extending to the Sequoia National Forest. Americas Best Value Inn and Suites Bakersfield is ideally situated less than 8 miles away from Bakersfield College and downtown Bakersfield. Our hotel is conveniently located off Highway 99 on Wible Road. Top attractions in the area include Aquarium Arts, Camelot Park, and California Living Museum. Our property features amenities such as an on-site guest laundry facility, luggage storage space and security deposit box at the front desk. Pets are welcome, restrictions and charges apply. Start your work or sightseeing day in fine form with free daily continental breakfast or a free cup of coffee in our lobby. Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, stay connected with our free Wi-Fi and hard-wired Internet access available throughout the property. Complimentary on-site parking for all types of vehicles available. ... more   less 
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Bakersfield Ramada
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