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Best Western Plus Hill House

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Great hotel. Very convenient, was walking distance to rabobank arena. The only bad this was housekeeping didn't knock the door prior to come in.

We used to stay here years ago and really like it then but since then they have really improved the property and the rooms are now very well decorated and equipped. The reason we stopped staying before is that the restaurant when it was "The Garden of Eatin", could almost be called a gourmet restaurant--it had excellent food and served beer and good wine and we went out of our way to make Beaver a stop on all of our trips down south--just to eat at the restaurant. If I remember right, they even served cocktails. Then it got sold or something and it went downhill. They stopped serving the alcohol and the food went way down in quality at the same time. It looks like they have new owners now as they have tried to increase the quality of the food but they still aren't at the level as before and they still don't have wine. I would probably stay at the hotel again but not sure if I would eat at the restaurant again.

I really liked it. Has all the amenities and good food at complimentary breakfast and reasonably priced dinner. Is located right in front of lovely river park which you won't notice right off, but once you find it, it is very beautiful and peaceful. Amtrak station is right across the street, so if you are travelling that way very handy. Also near a nice library and some nice historic buildings. Staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Great place to stay!

It was a quick trip for business purposes, but the hotel was located very close to the government offices we needed, so it made efficient use of our time. A bit out of the way if you want shopping or entertainment. Staff very helpful and friendly.

Great location near Amtrak station and downtown, yet set in a quiet part of town. Nice city park located just steps away from the hotel with paths, a flowing creek, and nice places to sit and relax.

I am a female that was traveling for business. I ended up leaving the hotel to stay somewhere else. It is incredibly shady I felt unsafe. People were smoking weed. The room smelled like cleaner so much that I had a headache after just an hour. The printer did not work. There were bugs in the hallway. No elevator. Awful experience would not recommend.

Pleasant hotel to stay at for concert. Close proximity to event. Problems with key opening door, but other than that enjoyable.

It was the best stay ever it was nice clean and beautiful

this was a good choice of hotel to stay for one night on our drive. The staff was very welcoming and room waa clean and neat with the excletion of matress, it felt like a cheap bed. breakfast was warm and good and no problems when checking out.

My experience and rxpectatiions were met. Everything was great. Bed was a little on the soft side but had good sleep.

Went to a wedding that was held across the street at the Marriott over the weekend.. Unfortunately the rooms there were sold out so I picked this place due to it's location, price, and brand. Stayed 2 nights. The area? Can't help where it's at. It's Bakersfield, you shouldn't expect much. The hotel served its purpose of being near the convention center, so there's that. Morning continental breakfast in the lobby was good. Had hot oatmeal and waffle machine. The only think I'd complain about is that the rooms should get new carpets. It felt a bit greasy and contributed to the smoke smell that I got really annoyed with. I ended up opening the window and door for a while to get some circulation going. But alas, price + location convenience, + the circumstances = sure, why not.

This was a great value for this part of town. Nice size room, lots of pillows, fluffy towels. And the breakfast was quite nice. Also enjoyed the bar/restaurant with happy hour drink prices through 8pm.

Wonderful, The breakfast was unbelievable. All the staff do a great job making sure we had everything we needed.

Room is decent for a quick stay. Definitely needs remodeling.

Room was old, dingy, didn't feel like I was in a safe location. Given a room right next to vending machine and ice machine. Could here it being used all night.

Experience with the hotel was below average. The overnight rate for this hotel is pretty much around a three star hotel, but it is no where close to it. The facility is old and not up-to-date. The room isn't exactly comfortable, and the air conditioner is noisy. In my opinion, I think the hotel can do much better.

After having several people tell me to not stay in Bakersfield, this was surprisingly pleasant.

Great no hassles. Would stay here again! I wish we had time to get in the pool! It was very cute. There were a couple of great restraunts within very short walking distance.

Found 2 dead roaches in the bedroom and 1 in the bathroom! Because we slept until noon the first day, there was no one available to make up our room or even deliver towels.

This was a great location. It was easy to find. The breakfast was great, the help was amazing, and the room was beautiful! Thank you so much for this experience!

700 Truxtun Ave Bakersfield CA

Hotel highlights

  • Free full breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Rabobank Arena is within a 5-minute walk of Best Western Plus Hill House while other popular sites like Bakersfield Museum of Art are within a 15-minute stroll. This 97-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. It's in central Bakersfield and also close to McMurtrey Aquatic Center and Buena Vista Museum of Natural History & Science.


Dining

Free full breakfast is included with your stay. Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or have a drink at the bar/lounge. You can get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café.


Rooms

All of Best Western Plus Hill House's 97 air-conditioned rooms provide MP3 docks, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect free WiFi and cable TV. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include free newspapers, free local calls, and safes.


Property features

Guests staying at Best Western Plus Hill House enjoy an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. If you plan to drive, free parking is available. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a business center, express check-in, and free newspapers.

Room options

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, Refrigerator

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Business Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible, Non Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Best Western Plus Hill House

Everyone (3) Couples (15) Business (10) Family (10) Other (2) Friends (1)
5

pleasure

Everyone

Great hotel. Very convenient, was walking distance to rabobank arena. The only bad this was housekeeping didn't knock the door prior to come in.

By , from California on Feb 14, 2017

4

better than before

Everyone

We used to stay here years ago and really like it then but since then they have really improved the property and the rooms are now very well decorated and equipped. The reason we stopped staying before is that the restaurant when it was "The Garden of Eatin", could almost be called a gourmet restaurant--it had excellent food and served beer and good wine and we went out of our way to make Beaver a stop on all of our trips down south--just to eat at the restaurant. If I remember right, they even served cocktails. Then it got sold or something and it went downhill. They stopped serving the alcohol and the food went way down in quality at the same time. It looks like they have new owners now as they have tried to increase the quality of the food but they still aren't at the level as before and they still don't have wine. I would probably stay at the hotel again but not sure if I would eat at the restaurant again.

By on Jun 1, 2016

5

very cozy and comfortable

Everyone

I really liked it. Has all the amenities and good food at complimentary breakfast and reasonably priced dinner. Is located right in front of lovely river park which you won't notice right off, but once you find it, it is very beautiful and peaceful. Amtrak station is right across the street, so if you are travelling that way very handy. Also near a nice library and some nice historic buildings. Staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Great place to stay!

By , from san diego on Apr 11, 2016

4

convemient for business trip

Couples

It was a quick trip for business purposes, but the hotel was located very close to the government offices we needed, so it made efficient use of our time. A bit out of the way if you want shopping or entertainment. Staff very helpful and friendly.

By on Nov 22, 2015

5

excellent location and great value

Couples

Great location near Amtrak station and downtown, yet set in a quiet part of town. Nice city park located just steps away from the hotel with paths, a flowing creek, and nice places to sit and relax.

By on Nov 10, 2015

1

awful

BusinessTravelers

I am a female that was traveling for business. I ended up leaving the hotel to stay somewhere else. It is incredibly shady I felt unsafe. People were smoking weed. The room smelled like cleaner so much that I had a headache after just an hour. The printer did not work. There were bugs in the hallway. No elevator. Awful experience would not recommend.

By on Aug 10, 2015

4

concert trip

Couples

Pleasant hotel to stay at for concert. Close proximity to event. Problems with key opening door, but other than that enjoyable.

By on Jul 9, 2015

5

it was a great stay ever

Families

It was the best stay ever it was nice clean and beautiful

By on Dec 29, 2014

3

great stay

Families

this was a good choice of hotel to stay for one night on our drive. The staff was very welcoming and room waa clean and neat with the excletion of matress, it felt like a cheap bed. breakfast was warm and good and no problems when checking out.

By on Nov 27, 2014

3

good for a night stay

Families

My experience and rxpectatiions were met. Everything was great. Bed was a little on the soft side but had good sleep.

By on Nov 22, 2014