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Residence Inn by Marriott Bakersfield

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Another positive stay at a Marriott property on this trip to California. Both were Residence Inns. This one is convenient to the major highway interchanges and just off California Avenue, a main drag. Close to downtown (1.5 miles) and Buck Owens' Crystal Palace. Staff are friendly and accommodating. Room was clean and fresh. Being that yesterday was 105 degrees (a record!), the pool in the middle of the afternoon was a nice respite. We had it to ourselves. Being a pool-user wherever I go, it was obvious they take care of the pool and maintain it. Water was pristine. Nice area under shade trees to relax with a patio where they barbecue at night and for socializing. While we were merely passing through and here for one night, I could see that this would be a great place for an extended stay.

We stayed at the Residence Inn only one night but during the night a train went thru a crossing nearby at least twice and let us know it. There was also a serious emergency that brought a number of emergency vehicles to the neighborhood. The room was fine but again, no separate bedroom and the mattress was not comfortable. All of the staff were excellent as usual with Marriott hotels. Breakfast was free and good. The waiter at breakfast was kept very busy and did an excellent job keeping everything stocked and the area clean.

A Marriott hotel with well appointed rooms. The restaurant was clean and the food was great. The staff was very attentive to customer needs. As a Marriott customer, I appreciated the consistency and the quality of service. I can honestly say this hotel exceeded my expectations to its fullest!

We stayed in a family suite for 3 days, visiting family in Bakersfield. The family suite comfortably fit all 6 of us. The rooms were clean, modern and had a beautiful kitchen. Breakfast was wonderful, except for the last morning. Everything was gone, including coffee, waffles, eggs and juice. The staff was able to replenish everything, but at a slow speed. We would definitely stay at the property again!

The room was very clean and the bed was very comfortable. I would have felt better if the room had a safe in it (something I have come to expect in hotels). The staff was very friendly (as is usually the case at Marriott properties). This hotel had a great breakfast buffet and it was very conveniently located for the business trip I was on.

We are platinum Marriott members and stay about 100 nights a year...mostly at Marriott and mostly at Residence Inn. Had to do a week of business in Bakersfield so dialed up the Residence Inn and they did their usual great stay. Conveniently located and close to amenities. Just wanted to say that if you need to work. this Residence Inn had the largest desks I've ever had in a hotel! What a joy to be able to spread out and work instead of the smaller desks or having to use the kitchen tables to work at in other hotels. Wish they were all like this! Thanks Residence Inn!

Ample choice of food for breakfast, friendly staff, very comfortable beds, spacious rooms, newly renovated and clean. No need to stay in more up-scale hotels in Bakersfield. This hotel offers very good value.

We are Marriott brand people and find them consistent on point. This location was great. Friendly staff invited us to sit by fire pit. Room was clean and well stocked. Fitness center had nice working equipment. Best of all, free breakfast included gluten free options. REAL options in the form of cereals and bagels! Thank you Marriott!!!

Spacious 2-bedroom n clean. Location was great. Felt very homey. Breakfast was fine though almost the same for 3 days. Reception was friendly. Check-in & check-out were too swift. However, a big group of guests who stayed upstairs for one night were a complete nuisance who made so much noise till 2am.

Overnight stay and the pet fee was $100. Their comment: "This was due to our Pet Fee that we have here at the Residence Inn Marriott Bakersfield. It has been calculated from the amount it WOULD cost the hotel to get the room ready for anybody that may be sensitive to pets. ...I do apologize that this was not communicated to you." It isn't that they actually spend any extra, but just in case they would, which seems more like a damage fee. Outrageous. The hotel was very nice like most Marriott properties.

4241 Chester Ln Bakersfield CA

Located within a leisurely stroll of Camelot Park, Residence Inn by Marriott Bakersfield is within a few miles (5 km) of Buck Owens Crystal Palace. This 3-star hotel has 114 rooms and welcomes guests with free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Kern County Museum and Fox Theater are also nearby.


Start your day off right with a free full breakfast offered each morning. For a nice break, mingle with other guests at the free manager's reception.

All 114 air-conditioned accommodations feature kitchens and space to spread out with sitting areas. Guests can expect free WiFi and wired Internet, along with cable TV. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Sofa beds, coffee makers, and free newspapers are also standard.


Guests staying at Residence Inn by Marriott Bakersfield enjoy an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. You can put free parking to good use if you drive. The front desk is staffed 24 hours a day to help with dry cleaning/laundry and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a meeting room, a business center, and coffee/tea in a common area.

Property features

Room options

Suite, 2 Bedrooms

King 2 | Sleeps 5

Suite, 1 Bedroom

King 1 | Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

70% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 126 reviews