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La Quinta Inn
Bakersfield South

3232 Riverside Dr
Bakersfield, CA 93308-6346
Phone: 1-661-325-7400
Fax: 1-661-324-6032

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NEW! Flat-panel TVs with 30 channels of HD programming. Easy-access Plug-and-Play feature makes it simple to connect electronics.

The La Quinta Inn Bakersfield South offers easy access to many area attractions, including Mesa Marin and Bakersfield Raceways, Buck Owens Crystal Place, and the Bakersfield Museum of Art. Learn the story of California oil at the West Kern Oil Museum. Try your luck at Eagle Mountain...see more
Amenities & Services
  • Free Bright Side Breakfast™
  • Free High-Speed Internet Access
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Parking
  • Guest Laundry Facilities
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Pets Welcome
Free Bright Side Breakfast®
  • Waffles
  • Hot and cold cereal
  • Bread and muffins
  • Fresh fruit
  • All-you-can-drink coffee and juice
Additional Breakfast Items:
  • Pastries
  • Bagels
  • Milk

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Hotel Details
  • Floors: 3
  • Rooms: 128
  • Suites: 3
  • Check-In Time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-Out Time: 12:00 PM
Guest Room Amenities
  • NEW! Flat-panel TVs with 30 channels of HD programming
  • Plug-and-Play TV feature makes it simple to connect electronics
  • Free wireless high-speed Internet access
  • Microwave in some rooms
  • Premium Cable Channels
  • Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron with Ironing Board
  • Dataport Phones
  • Alarm Clock
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:
  • 3.5 of 5 stars  Location
  • 3.5 of 5 stars  Rooms
  • 4.0 of 5 stars  Service
  • 4.0 of 5 stars  Value
  • 3.5 of 5 stars  Cleanliness
Most Recent Reviews:
"Great Hotel and Location, TOO many Bums hanging around in that area"
4 of 5 stars Reviewed Apr 17, 2014
A La Quinta traveler | 
We stay at this location twice a year as we drive back and forth to Mexico. There always seem to be a few individuals hanging around the perimeter of the Hotel, but this trip at the beginning of April was a little concerning to us. The Hotel does have security for their grounds, but as soon as you step off that area, you are approached by people asking for money and cigarettes, especially by the Arbys Roast Beef Restaurant adjacent to the parking lot, easy to walk to from the hotel across the parking and into the Restaurant. This was a little un nerving this trip as I didnot want to even walk out alone in the daytime hours. I hope they can get some authorities involved to put a stop to this.  
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"OK for the money"
3 of 5 stars Reviewed Apr 11, 2014
Denis D | Bakersfield, United States
If you're just passing through it's worth the money. Very poor breakfast, but many restaurants near by, including IHOP and Denney's. The facility is a bit tired, and could use a major remodel. It is close to the freeway and shopping.  
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"Poorly maintained hotel in unsafe area"
1 of 5 stars Reviewed Apr 10, 2014
A La Quinta traveler | 
Pulled in to find 3 different men in 3 different rooms hanging out in the entrances to their rooms drinking alcohol and glaring at everyone who walked by as if they were casing everyone coming through. Across the street is an even sketchier $30/night "motel" where you could see drug deals occurring in broad daylight. The hotel has roving security once dark, but it does little to alleviate the safety concerns. I'm not sure they were doing their jobs though because on multiple occasions, we were woken by some large, tattooed, intoxicated man yelling, screaming and crying loudly outside our room while slamming his door multiple times throughout the night. The room itself had carpeting that was filthy with more stains and sticky spots than clean areas. The room smelled of smoke even though I was informed it was a non-smoking hotel. The shower had mold along the ceiling because the vent fan was broken, and was most likely broken for some time. The tub was plastic and had multiple cigarette burns and stains along the edge from people sitting on the toilet and setting their cigarettes on it. The office chair was stained and had what appeared to be dried "biologic substances" on the seat edge. The high speed internet ended up being slightly better than dial up (0.28 Mbps down per speedtest.net). The hotel is just generally run down and not well maintained at all. Regardless of the area it is in, there is no excuse to be charged a minimum of $70 a night when you can go across the street and get a room for $30 with the same ambiance and neighbors. When asked how my stay was when checking out, I was honest with the lady behind the counter and she comped half of our bill. I wouldn't have stayed, but didn't have much choice. After driving 5 days cross country with 2 kids, my wife and our dog there was no energy left to complain about the room, let alone try to find accommodations elsewhere. I love La Quinta and everything they do for veterans and pet owners. We only stay at La Quinta and can't speak enough good about the company. I would suggest that the corporate offices pay a surprise visit to this location.  
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"San Jose"
5 of 5 stars Reviewed Apr 9, 2014
Walter F | Parker, United States
Great makeover, great place to stay. The Remodel is wonderful, the service is always good, we feel comfortable there and it is the place that we always stay in San Jose, California. Close to the airport, great shuttle service. The room prices are higher than we normally pay for a La Quinta, but it is California heck gas is $4.  
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"Lousy bed and shower"
1 of 5 stars Reviewed Apr 8, 2014
Casey S | El Sobrante, California
I use a lot of motels. Many of which allow dogs, and that is not an issue here. In fact I've stayed a lot of motels that serve dogs I would give 3 or 4 stars too. Its the lumpy bed and pillows. And a lousy nights sleep. Years ago (10+) I used to stay here a lot. It was great then. Service was still good. Just poor accommodations. And is La Quinta the last to raise their shower heads? Finally, I cannot have corn. Yet La Quinta, as well as most that serve a continental style breakfast, continues to peddle the corn syrup in everything.  
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Area Attractions & Landmarks
  • Lake Ming, 1 mi.
  • Buck Owens Crystal Palace, 1 mi.
  • Kern County Museum and Pioneer Village, 3 mi.
  • Centennial Garden and Convention Center, 5 mi.
  • California Living Museum, 10 mi.
  • Tehachapi Windmills, 10 mi.
  • West Kern Oil Museum, 10 mi.
Area Companies & Businesses
Nearby Sports & Recreation
  • Mesa Marine Raceway, 1 mi.
  • Famosa Raceway, 15 mi.
  • Bakersfield Raceway, 5 mi.
Nearby Restaurants
  • International House of Pancakes (IHOP), 0 mi.
  • Mauricos Grill & Cantina, 0 mi.
  • Hungry Hunter, 1 mi.
  • Black Angus, 2 mi.
  • John's Incredible Pizza, 2 mi.
  • Chili's, 5 mi.
  • Macaroni Grill, 5 mi.
  • Red Lobster, 5 mi.
  • Red Pepper, 5 mi.
  • Roadhouse Grill, 5 mi.
Entertainment & Shopping
  • Valley Plaza Mall, 5 mi.
  • Eagle Mountain Casino, 10 mi.
  • Wasco Rose Festival, 10 mi.
Bakersfield, CA
Local Time: 2:31 AM (Pacific)
Local Temperature: 51.8°F
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