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
  • 4.0 of 5 stars  Value
  • 3.5 of 5 stars  Cleanliness
Most Recent Reviews:
"Nice room for passing through"
4 of 5 stars Reviewed Jun 30, 2014
Angela C | Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
Wouldn't stay here more than one night. First motel ever to scare me. Homeless people outside that followed our vehicle then walked off when we parked. ?? Nice rooms. Nice staff. Waffle maker and fruits with continental breakfast. Internet didn't work like stated online. Great price. Right by IHOP. Sketchy town.  
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"Going down quickly"
2 of 5 stars Reviewed Jun 30, 2014
A La Quinta traveler | 
This property need some attention or better management of employees. Make sure rooms are ready for guests before assigning them to a room. We have always stayed at this property but the last 2 times we've stayed there it has a feeling of run down and not being maintained. No cable in first room. No ashtray in a smoking room. We called front desk and they moved us to another room. 2nd room the toilet seat was wet with gross stuff floating in the toilet. Wife was so exhausted from traveling she went to bed. Our door opened up, it was maid with a shower curtain. I put the shower curtain up.  
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"Gunshow Guru"
2 of 5 stars Reviewed Jun 25, 2014
mexicanbob5150 | Oxnard Beach, Ca
Did not receive maid services and was given soiled towels at front desk ! Unfortunate could have been resolved ! I am also an La Quinta Elite member ! :'( will be going back in August ! Will have to take a second look on staying here  
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"One Night Stay - Just Average"
3 of 5 stars Reviewed Jun 23, 2014
ThinkingRedInk | U.S.A.
We stayed for one night while traveling. When we entered the lobby, 2-3 housekeeping personnel by the door, we said hello to them and received blank stares. The desk clerk was matter of fact not overly friendly. See bluntly pointed to a printed sign taped to the front desk and told us we need to read it. It was informing guests that water to the hotel would be shut off at 8am the next morning. No "sorry for the inconvenience" from the clerk, almost like "stay somewhere else if that's a problem" kind of attitude. Neighborhood is sketchy, a few "earthy" looking people around but no one bothered us. Room was moderately clean, lots of stray hair in the bathroom like most lower end motels. Fine for a night just remember you get what you pay for.  
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"Good place to stay"
5 of 5 stars Reviewed Jun 16, 2014
richardsX8055DJ | 
For the price-point it is one of the best. It is convenient to the freeway and has a great staff. They are always polite and recognize repeat customers. The breakfast is decent and the rooms are comfortable. There are many restaurants nearby and a famous local breakfast diner and country music dinner house.  
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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: 2:52 AM (Pacific)
Local Temperature: 81.0°F
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