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Top tips for finding Bakersfield hotel deals
If you’re looking for a cheap hotel in Bakersfield, you should consider visiting during the low season. You'll find cheaper accommodations in Bakersfield in January and October.
Hotel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll most likely find the best hotel deals in Bakersfield if you stay on a Saturday. The opposite is true for, Thursday, which is usually the most expensive day.
Book at least 3 days before your stay begins to get the best price for your Bakersfield accommodation.
If you want to wander through Pioneer Village, part of the Kern County Museum that covers 16 acres and will take you back in time to the late 1800s, then consider staying at the 2-star Quality Inn & Suites which is only a 5-minute drive away from the Kern County Museum. This museum also has a Children’s Discovery Center which caters to the interests of younger visitors.
Another good attraction for adults and kids alike is the McMurtey Aquatic Center which has a recreation pool with diving boards and water slides as well as various floating toys. There is also an Olympic-sized training pool for the serious swimmers. If you want to be close to this park, you could stay at the 3-star Best Western Plus Hill House which is a 2-minute drive away from the waterpark.
If you want to take advantage of more outdoor space, why not think about staying at the Four Points by Sheraton Bakersfield. This 4-star hotel is a 12-minute drive away from The Park at River Walk, which is a 32-acre park that has two lakes and a stream running through it. The park is also home to an open-air amphitheater and is next to the River Kern so all in all a beautiful place to spend some time.
If you book a hotel in downtown Bakersfield, you will find that you are close to a number of museums that the city has to offer. The 2-star Travelodge by Wyndham Bakersfield is just 1.36 miles away from the Buena Vista Museum of Natural History and the Crystal Palace and Museum. The latter is a functioning music hall and a museum which houses displays related to the career of the singer Buck Owens who designed the music hall in the mid 1990s.
For those who like to shop on vacation, think about booking into the Holiday Inn Express Bakersfield. This 2-star hotel is just 1.98 miles away from the Valley Plaza Mall, the largest shopping mall in Bakersfield. Here you can shop to your heart’s content, dine out and go to one of the movie houses in the complex.
FAQs when booking a hotel in Bakersfield
The DoubleTree by Hilton Bakersfield is a 3-star hotel that has an outdoor swimming pool for use by guests. Another hotel with a pool is the 3-star Hampton Inn Bakersfield – Central which is 1.2 miles from the center of Bakersfield.
La Quinta Inn Bakersfield South is a 2-star hotel which offers a free continental breakfast to its guests. Another option that offers breakfast is also a 2-star hotel, The Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Bakersfield, CA, which offers an American breakfast that is included in the price.
The 4-star Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bakersfield Airport is 1.55 miles away from the regional Meadows Field Airport and provides a free airport shuttle for guests. The 3-star Hampton Inn & Suites Bakersfield North-Airport is 1.18 miles away from the airport and also has a free shuttle service.
The 3-star Padre Hotel in Bakersfield is 437 yards from the center of downtown Bakersfield and just less than a mile away from Bakersfield Amtrak Station. Another hotel that is a little further away from the station at 2.23 miles is the 3-star Residence Inn by Marriott Bakersfield.
Hotels are safe environments for travellers as long as they properly implement sanitary measures in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). However, we recommend getting in touch with the local authorities regarding safety procedures for hotels in Bakersfield. For more advice, please view our information page on what to know about coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel.
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