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“Cute older remodeled roadside motel”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Caprice Motel

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Caprice Motel
Ranked #1 of 2 Taft B&B and Inns
Oak Hills, CA
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32 reviews
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“Cute older remodeled roadside motel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

We checked the Topper Motel first - they were full except one smoking room which we declined - manager suggested we try the Caprice. The owner/manager of the Caprice was very nice, rooms were clean, A/C worked great (it was still in the 90's when we checked in). We walked to the Frosty King (local fast food burger joint) and brought our burgers and fries back to eat by the pool. Parking is right outside your door - parking lot was a little dirty but still a great place to stay on a road trip where you are looking for a place to lay your head down and sleep peacefully.

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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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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San Francisco, California
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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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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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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.

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  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Taft, California
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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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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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