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Best Economy Inn & Suites
Ranked #47 of 63 Hotels in Bakersfield
Reviewed 9 May 2011

We were passing through Bakersfield and needed a place to stay the night. This was cheap, yes but also nasty! We didn’t really feel safe with all the people hanging around the motel at all hours. There were rooms full of people that obviously doubled as a place for the local workers and their families to live. We wanted to get an early start so left before the sun rose and found a strange man wandering around the car park, we definitely did not feel safe at any stage during our stay here. The only friendly person we came across was a man in the gas station who joked with my partner about coffee. Do not bother staying here! We felt very uncomfortable the whole time. I agree with previous comments about rooms being rented by the hour – there was ‘people’ coming and going at all times!

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 September 2010

I guess any single mistake is acceptable, but just too many things wrong with this place. I guess if your standards are low, it would be hard to beat the price and get the same. Here is what went wrong:

- Air conditioning didn't work. With 100+ weather, this is not okay. But that wasn't even the real problem. The real problem was when I mentioned it to the front desk, he tried to turn it around on me! He said, "well, you requested a first floor room. I had a air-conditioned room all picked out for you until you said that." Yeah, right.

- Wireless internet about 1.5 times the speed of dialup. In the year 2010?

- The ad says "Breakfast included" but doesn't mention that they only provide it on request. I think they count on you being in a hurry in the morning and won't ask. That is just not good enough. I was wondering when it would start and finally asked at 7:15. If I didn't ask, they would have just not served it at all.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled solo
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1  Thank Sector18
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Reviewed 16 April 2010

Stayed here because it was late, we couldn't drive anymore & it was easy to get to. Easy to get to was the only good thing about it. The carpet looked like it had not been vacuumed in months with "mystery" brown blobs on the carpet. Had to clean up all the hair on the bathroom floor to even be able to go in & use it. The shower, sink, toilet & sheets appeared clean so we stayed only because we were exhausted.

Cops showed up a couple of times at other rooms. Has a refridgerator & microwave that were not plugged in & would have to be moved a couple of feet to even reach the outlet. Inside of fridge was rusted out. Tables were sticky & had to be washed off.

Put towels down on the bathroom floor & never walked on the carpet without shoes on. Looked like a room that may have been rented by the hour instead of by the night. DISGUSTING. Never so happy to leave a place. Told the desk clerk about our room the next morning, he just kept saying yep when told about the disgusting carpet & floors but never even asked which room we stayed in. Never again, make sure you have had a tetanus shot!

  • Stayed: April 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 June 2008

My husband and I paid for 6 nights, but were only able to stay one night. When the manager was told, he, immediately wanted to refund our money. Unfortunately my account had been locked due to suspicion of fraud.

Donald actually mailed us a check.---- In a world where seniors are often scamed, it's wonderful to meet a man of interity, such as he.
Elizabeth l. Larson
I enjoyed swimming in the pool, and the Mexican Restaurant next door was great----staff and food.

Stayed: June 2007
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Reviewed 1 April 2008

The room had stained old ripped brown carpet frm the 1970s. black gum stains, grease stains, ripped screens and torn up old carpet that is on second floor, room smell like arm pits. falling fences around property. air conditioners that mount in wall that vibrate soo much the vent grate kept falling off.

  • Stayed: March 2008, travelled on business
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Reviewed 13 March 2008

After attempting to stay at the Vagabond which was a total DUMP (so bad that we opened the door and said NO WAY!) this was at least quiet and half way decent.
We wanted a smoking room so that smell wasnt too bad but there was a smell from the fridge.
It's okay and I might stay there again. You get what you pay for!

  • Stayed: February 2008
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Reviewed 30 November 2005

Booked this hotel on-line, months in advance. Located in a part of town where an unpleasant odour was constantly present. Despite requesting two non-smoking family rooms, we were given smoking rooms in separate buildings, although the hotel was almost empty. Our clothing reeked of cigarette odour for days afterwards. Rooms were basic & in need of repairs & refurbishing. Towels thin. No breakfast included. Would not recommend this hotel - had we not prepaid we would have looked elsewhere.

5  Thank Narla
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Additional Information about Best Economy Inn & Suites

Address: 5200 Olive Tree Ct, Bakersfield, CA 93308-2956 (Formerly Econo Lodge Bakersfield)
Region: United States > California > Bakersfield
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #47 of 63 Hotels in Bakersfield
Price Range: £46 - £59 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Best Economy Inn & Suites 2*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hwy 99 Exit Olive Dr. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Bakersfield Econo Lodge
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