Within 30 miles of Bakersfield, CA.
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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
  • 3.5 of 5 stars  Value
  • 3.5 of 5 stars  Cleanliness
Most Recent Reviews:
"Worst laquinta ever"
1 of 5 stars Reviewed Sep 15, 2014
Ken T | 
I stay in laquinta hotels all over the country because for the money they are the best for the buck and have Awsome beds. Well at this location the breakfast was absolutely the worst and very unclean. The room we checked into had a toilet that only flushed every other time and a shower that was scalding hot or freezing cold. Asked about an ice machine and was sent on a wild goose chase just to have to buy ice at a convenient store because their machines were broke. Not to mention homeless people stopping my wife and I asking for money every time we left the room.  
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"Convenient and pet-friendly"
3 of 5 stars Reviewed Sep 14, 2014
Vicki J | Vancouver Island, Canada
We always stay here because pets stay for free and breakfast is included. The Buck Owens Crystal Palace is right next door and is a great place to go for some dinner and entertainment. You never know who you will see there!  
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"Quality for Price"
4 of 5 stars Reviewed Aug 29, 2014
William N | Millbrae
We didn't spend much time in the room but it was clean and quiet. Bed too soft for my taste but I imagine most people would love it. Typical continental breakfast. Management was attentive and helpful with a problem, but lobby staff was either prone to mistakes or unhelpful. On the first night we returned from dinner to find that our entry keys wouldn't work. Night employee admitted that our room had accidentally been given to another party, automatically deactivating our keys. Second party had actually entered our room (nothing taken). Second day found our keys once again deactivated. Different employee insisted that the problem was likely keeping the cards near our cell phones (NO we didn't). Spoke to manager who was helpful and she determined that the night employee had mistakenly activated our keys for only one night rather than the two we had booked.  
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"Low End of La Quinta's Standards"
2 of 5 stars Reviewed Aug 22, 2014
Janet3232 | Colorado Springs, Colorado
-No stan for luggage -No handrail for tub -Tub was stained and rusty -Entrance door is on the outside of building -Layout design lets people see the beds, table and chairs when door open. -tub-toilet area cramped -towels so warn you could see through parts of them. -no towels at the dirty pool +Lower prices than most of the other hotels  
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"Worst Inn I have ever been to"
1 of 5 stars Reviewed Aug 22, 2014
Jen L | 
Thank god we're only staying a night. Worst Inn I have ever been to. Linens are dirty, wall has blood stain, big gum stain on the carpet, dusty furniture, bathroom looks really old and dirty,and majority of the stuff looks really beat up and used. My friend who is staying with me is usually generous when rating hotels and she even said its very disappointing. I DO NOT recommend here at all, homeless people will welcome you when you enter the parking lot.  
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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: 11:27 PM (Pacific)
Local Temperature: 73.6°F
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