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“Great place for overnight.” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Caprice Motel
Ranked #1 of 2 Taft B&B and Inns
United States
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great place for overnight.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2014

Didn't make advance reservations, so I asked a resident of Taft, who suggested Caprice Motel. Stayed Thursday to Friday overnight in a room with King size bed, flat screen TV, wi-fi, refrigerator, and coffee maker. Cost, reasonable, for a room that is clean and well kept. Courteous and helpful owner. Parked directly in front of room. I recommend this motel.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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2 Thank Roberta P
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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San Francisco, California
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2013

Found myself stuck in Taft for the night. Looked at Tripadvisor and then went on to the Holland Inn but it is walking distance to basically nothing and pretty isolated overall. Toppers looked pretty scary from the outside. So I just eyeballed my alternatives and the Caprice seemed like the cleanest and most central option. Seems like most of their business is long-term rentals to oil industry workers but I got a room at a decent (low) price. Nothing great, but comfortable and easy to walk to food and downtown restaurants. Happy I stayed here vs the other options.

Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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California
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66 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2013

This was our third stay at the Caprice. Staff was professional and friendly. Rooms are good sized and the bed comfortable. Sheets could be updated. Were a bit threadbare but not a deal breaker. Walking distance to restaurants. Very good Thai restaurant nearby. Room price was excellent. We will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Orange County, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2012

I got a good night's rest here and was quite comfortable. No problems. Many of the other guests were petroleum-industry folks. I'm a tourist on my way to Carrizo Plain, but I don't have a problem with that. Part of the whole experience of passing through Taft.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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Placentia, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2012

Unfortunately this motel is rarely available to go to because they reserve the whole motel to oil companies for their crew to use when working in Taft or nearby. This has been going on for at least the past 4 years.

Room Tip: None are ever available most of the time due to oil workers
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  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Rosalie P
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Taft, California
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1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2012

i like to stay their its quite and clean property. I stayed with my familey

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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1 Thank Nina B
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Desert Hot Springs, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2011

It's a convenient location in downtown Taft within walking distance of restaurants and shops. The place was clean. There was a burned out fluorescent tube in the bathroom. My greatest concern was security. The wooden doors have a deadbolt lock and a standard household doorknob lock. There is no other security. They use old-fashioned metal keys. The doors to the rooms open directly to the parking lot. The doors do not automatically lock, so it's easy to forget and leave the door completely unlocked.

That said, there was no trouble the night I stayed there. They seemed to be hosting a lot of oilworkers when I was there.

I took a drive by some of the other motels in town and Caprice Motel looked like the best choice. The others looked fairly creepy.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled solo
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2 Thank Ron G
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Additional Information about Caprice Motel

Property: Caprice Motel
Address: 222 Kern Street, Taft, CA 93268
Region: United States > California > Taft
Amenities:
Kitchenette Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Taft
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Caprice Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 40
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