BEST WESTERN Hotel Heritage Inn,  Bakersfield

4.0/5  - based on 236 guest reviews.
253 Trask Street, 93314-9756, Bakersfield, United States - See map
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Conveniently located right off of Interstate 5, guests will not only enjoy the fine amenities of the Best Western Heritage Inn, but be minutes away from California State University. Clean spacious rooms, complimentary continental breakfast and high-speed Internet access come standard when staying at the Best Western Heritage Inn. Other hotel amenities include an outdoor swimming pool and complimentary morning newspaper. Guests can take advantage of nearby outdoor recreational activities including boating, fishing, golfing and camping. Buena Vista Lake is seven miles from the hotel. Magic Mountain amusement park is 80 miles south of us. The hotel's close proximity to California State University makes it the perfect choice when visiting family. For exceptional service while traveling, make an online reservation today at the Best Western Heritage Inn! Enjoy your stay.

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  • 1
    « Bad Experience »

    Terribly rude check-in manager and the constant barrage of extremely loud interstate truck traffic noise made it impossible to sleep. I knew this would be a lower-end hotel, but I've stayed in much better hotels in this category. I would not recommend this hotel.

    2
    « One of the Worst Hotels I've Had the Misfortune of Staying In »

    I had low expectations of this hotel since it is basically in a truck stop off highway 5 - the only reason we booked here is that we needed a rest / overnight stay on our way from San Diego to Sonoma. We made the reservation due to the good reviews on Tripadvisor and thought it would at least be decent. But, the manager who checked us in made a couple of snide comments and was rude - which added insult to injury since the room itself smelled like urine, the traffic is VERY loud and the hotel is very run down. We got a poor night sleep. The only good thing about this stay was that the room was relatively clean. I would suggest staying at a different hotel if you need to stop for an overnight rest off of Highway 5, this one was terrible.

    5
    « I'll take Heritage Inn over Liberty Inn down the road »

    The Heritage Inn was great find! It seems out in the middle of no-where but 4 miles to the North is the Willow Ranch BBQ. Wonderful Meal and the place stays open past 9PM. 12 miles to the East is Bakersfield with even more amenities. The following Sat night I stayed at the Liberty Inn about 30 mins South. But the best Restaurant closed at 9PM. What was left was fast food establishments. I liked the TV programming at the Heritage Inn. The Liberty Inn is so lame with the limited TV programming. The Heritage staff seemed more likely to smile. Not so with the Liberty Inn staff.

    5
    « Superior »

    I usually only give a max of 4 stars since nothing in perfect, but I was so impressed with motel I would give more stars if possible. Stephanie (?) was at the desk when I arrived at about 4 pm. She was very gracious and even called the room later to see if I needed an additional blanket. The room was quiet even though right by I 5. I also couldn't hear anything from the adjacent rooms. I would highly recommend as a place to stay. Free WiFi, pet friendly, microwave and fridge in room.

    5
    « How refreshing! »

    I must share that my experience here was absolutely made (5) Stars in customer service by Kim! Yes it is located adjacent to I-5 making my first night of sleep impossible, but the care and kindness Kim provided made up for it. Upon my early arrival Kim was gracious, patient, and helpful. The second morning when I expressed my lack of sleep, Kim made my move to a quieter room effortless. She even went the extra mile to telephone before leaving her shift to check in on me. I will take some Hwy noise any day to be treated in such a welcoming and caring manner. Lastly, it evident that the owner of this property takes great pride in the service he offers to weary travelers... I am very grateful!

    5
    « Great location off Hwy 5 in Bakersfield. »

    What a perfect overnight location right off of Hwy 5. Walking distance to a IHOP & Jack in the Box. We have stayed here before and the staff is extremely friendly and helpful. Once you get settled in, they give you a nice courtesy call to be sure all is good. We have a little 4 X 6 trailer we pull and the parking allows for pull through, so we were able to park easily.

    5
    « Roadside Transit Refuge »

    The hotel is poised to accommodate road travelers in transit. It is right off of Highway 5 in the Bakersfield area. The rooms are clean, comfortable and stylishly appointed. My husband and I were traveling with a friend, and both rooms reflected the excellent standard one prefers. At the check-in counter, the host provided a plate of cookies, a welcome treat after a long drive. Even though the hotel is located close to the busy freeway, we didn't notice road noise, and the host provided ear plugs for those who may be more sensitive to noise. The room had considerate little touches, like make-up removal cloths, a small coffee pot, two luggage racks and many pillows on the bed. The question we had on TV operation was answered swiftly by the staff, with someone coming to the room to assist (it was user error on my husband's part!) The bathroom was spotless. Breakfast is provided, and the hotel offered gluten-free options that accommodated our traveling companion. We were hurried, so I was able to grab a couple of hard boiled eggs and coffee only, but there were many other options available. There was a breakfast room assistant standing by. This is one of the nicest travel lodges that I have experienced. I've stayed at this hotel three times and each experience was excellent. Kudos to the host!

    3
    « Clean and Comfortable »

    It was too late to make it to San Diego so we stopped outside of Bakersfield. We had a comfortable room, good TV selection, excellent WiFi, good shower, very comfortable beds, and efficient relatively quiet air conditioning. This property is just off I-5 so there is a little noise. This exit has the motel, a Jack-in-the-Box, a Subway and a gas station. Anything else is at least 5 miles away. Free breakfast was the standard cold selection with waffles and toast. The staff was friendly and helpful. Not a destination but a comfortable stop.

    4
    « Very Nice Place to Stay »

    As always thank you for a good nights rest. The Best Western Team went out of their way to insure a confortable stay, i really appreciated the snacks and the bottle of water. Good job team, your hard effort does not go unoticed!

    4
    « Pet Friendly, Nice Overnight Stop »

    This hotel is located right off I-5 freeway so there is a little bit of traffic noise. It is about 15-20 minutes away from the main part of Bakersfield, so if you are coming from that direction, keep on driving and you will get there (as we discovered). We were greeted by Mr. Kavi Patel, the General Manager. At check-in, we were given a welcome bag that included a few snack items, 2 cold bottles of water and a welcome letter telling us what was in the area (restaurants and stores). I was impressed with these smalls gestures. Our room for the 1 night stay with our large dog had a king size bed, was nearby the pet area, was clean, comfortable and fairly quiet. The temperature was in the high 90s, so the complimentary cold water and air conditioner in the room was nice. The hotel offers a continental breakfast which was enough to get us started in the morning. It was convenient to have the I-5 on ramp nearby when we were ready to leave in the morning. We will definitely stay here again if passing through Bakersfield on our way to/from our future vacation destinations.

  • 4
    « Met my criteria »

    When I'm just passin' thru, I want a clean room/bathroom, a good shower, & a comfortable bed. All 3 of these expectations were met. It was close to I-5, so that was also a plus. I didn't need to be close to Bakersfield.

    3
    « Ok »

    Nothing exciting and nothing nearby but some chain restaurants. We went north 4 miles for good Mexican food. Hotel had very poor internet even though no one around at 4 pm. Finally got good signal at 1 am

    5
    « Overnight stop »

    Great place to stay on our way from Las Vegas To San Francisco. Room big enough with a large clean bathroom. Breakfast was adequate-cereals pancakes toast bagels hard boiled eggs yoghurt and fruit plus coffee. Not much around but garage with groceries and a couple of takeaways. Great for our needs.

    3
    « Clean but not close to much »

    The room was really nice but we had to drive 20 minutes to get to a non fast food restaurant. Minor thing but ... Every time we happened to look out our window the desk clerk was sitting in the front entrance area smoking and on her phone. It just didn't give off a very professional vibe. Probably not a repeat stop but appreciated the room being clean.

    5
    « Great Place to Stay! »

    I love staying at Best Westerns and this one was exceptionally nice. The rooms were really comfortable with an overhead ceiling fan which I liked. When we checked in, they had chocolate chip cookies for us - love that! The breakfast is very good with pancakes, etc. We'll definitely stay here again when we are headed in that direction.

    4
    « Clean, dog-friendly hotel »

    The hotel was clean and dog-friendly, which was our main priority. Breakfast was disappointing -- just a few muffins and bananas. But this was a very good hotel to stay in when driving between California and Arizona.

    4
    « Air Conditioner »

    Arrived at 9pm room was like an ice chamber set on 70 we did not get to bed until after 11pm stood outside with door open to warm room. Should have asked for another room but that may not have been any better and the receptionist on that evening was not overly receptive. I hope in future they double check the temperatures in rooms

    5
    « Diamond in the Rough! »

    This place is amazing! The young lady at the front desk was a gem!! She was very professional and personable, like all customer service agents should be. She even asked me if she could pet my pooch after getting me all checked in! She was very very accommodating!! Would completely stay here again on my next time through!! The hotel is clean, even though it is in the middle of no where, they have the few restaurants available open 24/7. They are even pet friendly!! The beds are comfortable, they have Direct TV and the pool is nice and clean! Such a relaxing stay!!

    2
    « Just so so »

    We stayed here on way to La from SF and as expected it was a bed and a room. We heard footsteps of people above us all night which was annoying and AC was super loud. Curtains did not close all the way. The bfast was free but in a tiny room so we went to the ihop next door which was perfect for the kids. The service was average, clerk seemed annoyed w us when we checked in and clearly did not like her job. I won't stay there again unless forced to. Plenty of gas and bfast choices at this exit.

    5
    « Best Western in Bakersfield »

    Good clean and pet friendly. I would recommend this to any family traveling with a pet and wanting a clean room with a very good staff. Easy on/off freeway and close to a restaurant so it is not necessary to search for a place to eat after driving all day.

  • 4
    « Great for a nights stay while traveling up interstate 5 »

    Very clean and comfortable. Large flat screen TV. Comfortable bed and large room. They offer coffee and a light continental breakfast. Very quiet and could not hear the highway at all. Cheers and happy travels.

    4
    « Great spot for a night on the road »

    Husband and I were driving from San Diego to Seattle and decided to call it a night here. Even better it's pet friendly! It's an additional $10 a night though. It's right off the 5 so it's easy to find. We had a big uhaul with our car towing behind and so we needed to park in a very well lit area and this was no problem. We had a room on the 1st floor two beds -- it was fine, clean and a good size. No complaints really since we were just spending the night there. There's free breakfast - very basic, but it's helpful. Otherwise, there's not much food options besides a Jack in the Box. If you're looking for a place to call in for the night and you want something to simple with no frills -- this is your spot.

    5
    « business trip, »

    I have stayed at this hotel approx 3-4 times prior to this stay. I will always stay here when I am in the area. this hotel is right off of the I-5 fwy with a Jack in the Box, an Ihop and a Subway within walking distance. Even though this Hotel is right off the freeway you here NO freeway noise in the room what so ever which makes for a great night sleep in there comfy beds. I would highly recommend this Hotel to anyone who needs a place to stay if you are in the area. Happy travels.

    4
    « Comfy »

    This was a very clean, quiet room. The air conditioner was a little noisy, but otherwise we really liked it. The help was excellent, had a good breakfast also. I would recommend people to stay here. They have a nice pool, we were on the first floor and it was still quiet.

    5
    « Great Stay »

    Excellent stay from start in to finish. Room was clean, bed was super comfortable, Tv and internet worked perfectly, breakfast was tasty and fresh. We usually stay at another place one exit north but will be staying here instead for mid-way stop-overs between Los Angeles and the Bay Area.

    4
    « Ahhhhh....just what I was looking for... »

    We were greeted with a gift at the front desk by friendly and informative Stephanie. There were only 5 rooms left when we arrived (without reservations) at about 9:00 pm on a weekday in July. We took the stairs to our room (no elevator). Comfortable bed and pillows, strong shower supply and surprisingly quite room even though the hotel is just next to the hi way. We went for a dip in the pool, which was nice and cold and had it to ourselves. Repeat the next morning. Full hotel but only one other family tool advantage of the pool. Excellent buffet breakfast as the Best Westerns are known for. Oh, the in room coffee is delicious! Highly recommend a stay here.

    4
    « Clean, safe stay in Western Bakersfield »

    Great place to stay to get off of highway 5 and get some good rest. This has always been a good stopping point before entering the LA madness. The rooms are comfortable and nicely appointed and the staff is always friendly. I do want to point out that the toilet seat in room 101 leaves something to be desired. It feels like toilet surfing as it shifts from right to left depending on which way you happen to move! Not a pleasant feeling in the middle of the night! Otherwise a very pleasant stay.

    4
    « Great place to rest along the road »

    Best Western is a pretty reliable chain. I had stayed at the Heritage Inn before. I was greeted by the desk clerk by name, a letter from the manager thanking me for my return visit, and a small goodie bag. Had a great night's sleep, and refreshed for our continued journey in the morning after a hot breakfast.

    5
    « Beautiful Hotel »

    The room was really lovely. Linens & furniture updated and clean. Even the sleeping pillows were arranged with such care and visual appeal. I did not care for the continental breakfast, but the woman who worked there did a nice job with what she was given to serve. Really a nice surprise! Good value.

    5
    « Great for an overnight »

    Surprisingly a busy stop. (If they are full there is another motel opposite which apparently takes the overflow. Didn't price/visit that motel.) Choice of eating at this exit is IHOP, Subway or Jack In The Box. The motel is, as previous travelers reported; an excellent choice for a comfortable stay. The two story facility doesn't have an elevator. Suggest calling ahead if you haven't already made a reservation. Their centrally located ice machine strains to produce ice later in the evening, so get your ice bucket filled upon arrival. The breakfast was far better than expected. Noteworthy were the English Muffins (and other pastries) individually wrapped made by a California bakery. Good choice of all sorts breakfast eateries. The breakfast staff keeps things stocked and keeps the place neat and clean. Bottom line....if it is time to stop for the night you'll like this place.

  • 5
    « Stayed twice, will again »

    Not a lot business around the facility except short order and gas stations. The friendliness of the staff, the room cleanliness, the bed, pool, et. al. make up for any minor short coming. Particularly liked the size of the room, was far from cramped. Bathroom not much different than the average, i.e. small with sink outside of tub area. Only shortcoming was that the ice machine dispensed very little ice but that could be a customer fault. Mostly a good experience for a single night to stop early and leave late before getting into the LA area.

    5
    « Great 1 night stay in Bakersfield »

    Best Western was a great experience, clean, nice rooms at an amazing price! I have stayed at way more expensive hotels & this was just as nice. Great customer service & great location near freeway. If I am ever close to here again, definitely will be back!

    5
    « Best Western Hotel Stay Experience »

    Hotel was clean, good amenities, comfortable beds, quick and easy check in/check out and phenomenal service and staff. If I ever pass through Bakersfield California again I will be staying at the Best Western Hotel. Great price, quality and excellent service I do not get at other hotels.

    4
    « Stayed for business »

    Needed a place for a night for work. If I do not need an extended stay hotel with a kitchen I usually stay at a BW. The people here were great and the bed was comfortable. Continental breakfast that was good. It included hard boiled eggs instead of the fake eggs and there were waffles.

    3
    « Ok, but nothing to write home about »

    We ended up in an upstairs room, paid extra for a 'spa' room (99) that didn't get used...we just needed a bed and bathroom for the night. Room was OK, shower dripped (remember CA has a water shortage), breakfast was very minimal...nothing hot. Rolls & muffins, think there was cereal. Hopefully won't go back. stayed thinking we'd get the 50 card on 2nd visit (later in same trip...still no word on that).

    4
    « Great customer service »

    Husband and I are OTR drivers and stay in motels about once a month. I have never reviewed a motel before but felt compelled to do so due to the outstanding customer service we received from Kim at the front desk. She went out of her way to make our stay comfortable.

    4
    « Nice Hotel »

    We arrived in early evening hours as we were on a very long drive. We found the place to be quite clean, nicely decorated, and they have very nice staff. Their continental breakfast bar had enough variety that the family was satisfied.

    4
    « Excellent little Gem on 5 »

    Clean, inexpensive and well presented. Everything you need on a layover en-route to your destination. Staff was friendly and helpful. Location to freeway made for convenience without much noticeable noise from the passing cars. Rooms are clean and simple.

    4
    « Good Value Helpful Staff »

    Needed a place late in the day. At first there were no vacancies. Before we could drive away, the night clerk came running out to tell us of a cancellation. This was above the call of duty. The breakfast was adequate to get us started the next day. It was a good value.

    5
    « Positive Experience »

    The staff is pleasant and cooperative; the room is most adequate for overnight stays; the breakfast is appreciated along with the in room coffee. There is desk space and a comfortable chair but probably would not fit long term needs. Great, however, for overnight stays.

  • 4
    « Bakersfield Hotel by I-5 »

    Hotel is good, very clean and right by the I-5. Not much places to eat, but for 1 night it's good. We didn't use the breakfast, but they have a small dining place right in the lobby. Coffee maker is available in the room.

    3
    « Best Western Bakersfield Trask Rd, Good stay but aesthetics need attention. »

    Comfortable room (#109), great air conditioning, clean and neat with nice beds and furniture. BUT some basic maintenance issues need to be addressed though. Peeling paint in bathroom, cracked/missing caulking, minor stained walls, carpet needing cleaning, etc. This is an older Best Western and very convenient on highway 5 in Calif but some small issues keep this from being very good/excellent rating.

    5
    « Last Leg of Trip »

    We had been traveling for over a month in NV and AZ. We were on our last leg before returning to home in the San Francisco Bay Area. This hotel was right on I-5 for a quick start in the morning (to avoid any town traffic). Exceptionally clean and very quiet. Room for us included a Best Western Welcome Package for BW card holders (granola bars, water, cookies) and breakfast in the morning. Was a great stop for a morning quick start home! Would recommend for a "pit stop" on I-5 travel - as very far from much else.

    4
    « A convenient overnight stop off the I-5 »

    I arrive late evening after driving up from LAX and was greeted warmly and efficiently. The room and breakfast were as I expected being a regular in Best Western's. I slept well and left early for the run north. The hotel has rooms on two floors accessed from the parking lot and has no lifts. If you struggle with stairs and luggage I would recommend making a special request for a ground floor room. Overall a good overnight stop.

    4
    « Very Good Hotel on I-5 »

    I booked the BWHI for a planned overnight stop on my drive from San Jose to Riverside CA. I wanted a location that would be on I-5 and which would permit me to get through the LA metro area traffic within 2 hours. Having read the earlier reviews on TA the BWHI seemed well suited for my needs. However, I was pleasantly surprised with the hotel. My room (103) was very clean, well appointed and comfortable. The staff was friendly and courteous. As a BW Rewards member I was given a "welcome bag" that contained snacks and a personally addressed letter from the manager. The BWHI isn't your typical interstate truck stop motel; and its moderate price point makes it an excellent value.

    4
    « Exceeded expectations »

    Our room was clean, the staff was excellent. It was nearly twice the price of the other motels in the (very remote) area, but it was still reasonable and a good value compared to similar properties nearby.

    2
    « Not what we expected »

    I know we shouldn't expect a whole lot from a place like a Best Western, but for some reason I remember them being a bit better than this one. This place feels more like a truck stop. My wife and I planned to stay here for an overnight stay on our trip down the I-5. First of all, this motel looks much better in the pictures than in person. While the room and bathroom was quite spacious, there was an odd smell of "old folks home" when we walked in. Not dirty, but I think it might be whatever chemicals are used in cleaning the room, or maybe it was the carpet. Not sure. There was also a giant crack in our ceiling and a strange attic door over the bed. This was a bit unsettling. The TV channel options were very VERY limited. We were surprised (and incredibly disappointed), especially being in a place where there is literally nothing else to do but sit and watch TV. The beds were decent. Not wonderful, but was able to get a decent night's rest. They do offer a late checkout (as late as 1PM) in case you really wanted to sleep in. They offer a disappointing continental breakfast. While I have had continental breakfasts before, this had to be one of the worst. I've never seen each pastry or bread item individually wrapped before. And everything tasted old and mediocre. The best part were the "make-your-own-pancakes" (not waffles...pancakes). Just push a button and wait a couple of minutes for it spit out two small rubbery pancakes onto your paper plate. The eating area was incredibly small and cramped...a small corner of the lobby. They also have an attendant watching us like a hawk, I guess to keep people from eating too much food(?). Very awkward and uncomfortable. Oh, and after all that, we were still hungry. So much for the included breakfast. We ended up having to buy out later. Bottom line is that while this place did the job of providing a place to sleep the night for me and my wife, it certainly would have been better for us to cough up a couple of extra bucks to stay at a nicer place in downtown Bakersfield. Even if they didn't include breakfast, we would have to buy something anyway. Stay here only if you're desperate.

    5
    « Family Roadtrip Stop Over »

    This is a perfect place to stay the night after a full day of driving, and refreshing for another day on the road. The staff was friendly and accommodating. The room was clean and beds comfortable. The breakfast was ample and very satisfying. We will definitely be back the next time an I-5 roadtrip calls for a pit stop.

    4
    « Unexpected Gem »

    We were tired of driving, just pulled off the road not knowing what to expect and found this Best Western next to a Vagabond Inn and decided to stay. We are crazy travelers, we don't always make reservations, we take our chances with familiar chain hotels, so we know a good find when we find one. The rooms were very clean, spacious, the customer service was super nice and a breakfast menu included food for people with food sensitivities. The seating area was small for breakfast, two small tables and a coffee table with a couch and a couple of chairs. They offered gluten free baked goods and almond milk which I have never seen offered at free breakfasts. Great Place to stop off if you are ever on I-5 and need to stop off. Ask for the Manager Special, it's better than AAA discount.

    4
    « Very good for an overnight stay »

    If you're making a trip from the Bay Area to LA, this is a decent family friendly option for an overnight stay. Don't judge a place on its exteriors. While exterior looks a bit dated, the rooms are clean and continental breakfast is surprisingly decent. Also, the access to I-5 is very helpful.

  • 4
    « Pleasant Stop Over Point »

    Had a good experience at this hotel. We checked in at 3am, the clerk was prompt in getting us checked in and gave us extra bath towels. The breakfast options were decent and they even had gluten free muffins on offer. The road noise from I5 was tolerable and we were actually able to rest at this hotel. Thank You!

    4
    « Great Location »

    Good clean reasonable property right on the freeway. Clean quiet rooms Excellent for an overnight stay while on the road. Good value for the money Sorry I didn't get to use the pool, looked clean and well kept

    5
    « Cenvenient room for interstate »

    Nice clean room with easy access to highway. Typical Best Western breakfast of cereal, make yourself pancakes, hardboiled eggs, and muffins. Easy walk to a small selection of fast food places including Subway where we like to grab a salad

    5
    « Decent all the way around »

    Again, after a long day of driving I-5, we were looking for a place to rest right on the freeway. This was great. We weren't bothered by the noise and the AC worked just right. The room was amply spacious and clean. The beds, although wasn't like home, sure got us the rest we needed. Breakfast in the morning sent us on our way with fully tummy's too. We'll be returning on our next driving vacation through the area.

    5
    « Friendly, helpful staff and great room! »

    We have stayed here 2 years in a row on our way from Palm Springs to Portland. The rooms are clean and comfortable and the staff is friendly and helpful with all our needs and questions. There are only 3 basic fast food restaurants at this exit but we were thoughtfully provided with a list of restaurants just a few minutes up I-5.

    5
    « Road Warriors »

    Clean, quiet, convenient & safe. They even have almond milk! The Desk clerk went out of her way to find my best western membership # which always seems to be "lost" when I try to get points for my BW stays. Pool looked clean & water hot. Cold fridge, micro & coffee maker in room. Thx??

    5
    « Great Place »

    Great place to stay, clean, close to the freeway, restaurants and gas available. Professional run with excellent customer service. Definitely would stay again if in the area. Only thing disappointing was there was no elevator to get to the second floor so it was a challenge if you have heavy pieces of luggage.

    5
    « Good Point to Stop »

    This was at end of day one on way to Arizona. Very easy to locate & get checked in for the night. Welcomed with warm cookies. Very tasty. breakfast was usual menu but tasty. Always a great chain for the value.

    5
    « Pet odor be gone »

    We traveled with a small dog and experienced some pet friendly rooms you could tell were Pet odor rooms. Not here! It was a great choice off the free-way. Although, the dog could hear the traffic, I could not.

    4
    « Great stopover if on I-5 »

    Easy on-off I-5 after/before Grapevine. Extra large rooms, friendly staff. Pool in season. (Hotel is not on route of I-99 to Yosemite.) Several restaurants nearby. Comfortable bed and lighting with plenty of parking.

  • 4
    « Road trip stop »

    Nice, spotless room, great service, fantastic breakfast with a large variety of foods and coffee. Only complaint, ceiling fan buzzed and rattled. So close to freeway there is road noise if the window is open.

    5
    « Passing Through »

    We needed to stay overnight before continuing our trip and this was a very comfortable room and bed. We did have very noisy neighbors upstairs but that could not be contributed to the hotel quality; just heavy footed individuals!.

    5
    « Worked out perfect »

    I booked this hotel from Best Western App after a long day and couldn't drive any longer. The hotel was convenient to the freeway, the lobby was nice, the room was clean and the bed was comfortable. The price was great, I would stay here again if I am in the area

    3
    « Ok stay. »

    Had an okay stay att this hotel. The staff were friendly and the parking was free and good. The room was clean but a little bit old. The Bathroom was ok and clean. The breakfast is minimalistic and not so nice but it works. It was safe and not noisy.

    4
    « Reasonable overnight stop on the I-5 crawl »

    It's a clean, reasonable highway overnight stop. On this stretch of I-5 (Buttonwillow to west Bakersfield), your choices are between this and the Vagabond Inn, Motel 6, Super8, Econolodge - all around 80-90 minutes north once you get out of the LA grind. I would generally consider BW a little better then those others. There's a few similar options 45 minutes back at Grapevine (Ramada, HI) so it's a matter of where you'd need to rest. Although it's also worth mentioning that depending on the time of year, you may smell a bit more of the farm life on this stretch of the highway, YMMV. Still, this Best Western seems as if it's been remodeled or well cleaned in the past couple of years - furnishings, carpets, upholstery is all in nice shape, clean, well lit, and maintained so worth the few dollars more than the Vagabond next door. You might get a little highway noise but I didn't notice it. Decent amount of space, internet access, standard self-serve breakfast options, otherwise there is an iHop just down the street. Kids happy. Momma happy. Dad too. Used this for the standard Disneyland run, as I see others have as well. ;)

    3
    « Good for a quick stop »

    We reserved this hotel for a quick night's rest on our drive to Disneyland. We stopped in around 10:30pm, had a quick and painless check-in, and found our room easily. Our three kids were sleeping in the car, but woke up when we went inside our room. Our heater quickly warmed up the room, which was decently sized, and contained two clean, comfortable queen beds. There was a desk with a chair, and another large chair. The sink was large, and bathroom was average sized, but everything was clean and set up nicely. We couldn't find cartoons on tv, but it wasn't too bad. We woke up around 6am, showered, and headed to breakfast. It was a simple, free breakfast in the lobby including coffee, limited pastries, apples, bananas, yogurt, and a made to order DIY pancake machine. The breakfast was a nice touch to a decently priced room so we could fuel up before getting on our way to L.A. We would be glad to stay here again on our way down south.

    4
    « Nice stay »

    After Driving about four hours from San Diego we decided to take a break for the next day and stop here. I got out of the car to a bad smell. I joked about it to the lady at the front desk and she said that there is a dairy down the street. To be expected in Bakersfield. We get to our room and to our surprise it was real nice for the middle of no where. I would stay there again. My two pugs like it too!!

    2
    « Bad Night »

    Our stay started out poorly and got worse. It took 18 miles on local roads to reach here from CA58. This is not all their fault but it wasn't fun. I had received two e-mails from Best Western saying they were excited about our upcoming stay with them. I wasn't very happy when I arrived and it took 10 minute to prove I had a reservation ..... thank God I had saved a copy off the internet. The room was run down and in a poor area of town. The free breakfast next morning was so crowded (very small eating area) and looked so unappetizing we ate at the IHOP around the corner. The only good item was that it sits on Route 5 and we had no trouble getting started on our next part of the trip. Would not stay here again ..... too old and too expensive ($100).

    1
    « DON'T STAY AT THIS BEST WESTERN HOTEL »

    This Bakersfield Best Western hotel is TERRBILE - stay anywhere else!! There is no value here! We paid $100 for a night's stay - what a rip off! The bed was AWFUL (lumpy and the mattress was very uneven). The HVAC unit did not work properly (sounded like a jet engine taking off). The room was dirty, the shower pressure nil and the bathroom sink plugged up (did not drain).

    5
    « Super Nice Staff »

    The staff here at Best Western Heritage Inn, Bakersfield, CA are so very nice and genuinely care about my stay and the quality of the hotel for their customers. I will stay at this Best Western again, and again and again....

  • 5
    « Good value, clean, spacious »

    Staff was very courteous, room was spotless, and bed was very comfortable. Had separate bathroom/shower with sink outside and lots of counter space. Very pleasant stay, although pretty much in the middle of nowhere. If you stay, try the Willow Ranch Restaurant at the next exit north.

    4
    « Worth the stay »

    I've stayed at this Best Western several times on my California trips. This Best Western is very clean, very up to day. Comfortable beds, pillows and they have remodeled the rooms to keep it up to date. The only complaint I have is that every time I picked my phone up, I had to re log into the internet which was a pain. I would stay here again for the price and value. Overall, it's a clean and quality Best Western

    4
    « Happy to recommend »

    We chose Best Western as it appeared to have decent ratings and was a convenient stop over for our driving holiday. We had the Spa Suite (107) - it was spacious with a very comfortable king bed, flat screen, big open plan bath and decent wifi. Bed sheets could do with a replace, they were a little pilled and worn. Continental breakfast was the usual fare, but the little muffins seemed a day or two past use by, I can't quite find a hotel chain that delivers fresh muffins daily, so if anyone knows of accommodation that does, please inbox me. Hotel is dated, but warm and friendly enough. It's not designed to be the destination, more a good night's sleep on your way to a destination. Scary toilet though, it sounded like those you find on a large jet plane. The sound is almost deafening and it was a shock to the senses during the night time, er....constitutional...... Photos of this room are available upon request.

    5
    « Great Stay off the 5! »

    This hotel is a great pick if you are driving from Southern CA to Northern. It is clean, comfortable bed and breakfast is on par to other hotel breakfasts. There's an Ihop close by if you want something more. Other than Ihop and Jack in the Box there isn't much around, but other than that it was a great stay! Friendly Staff makes it even better!

    5
    « New, very nice and practically empty »

    I guess people don't know about this very nice Best Western out on Interstate 5 just west of Bakersfield. We found it by luck and were pleasantly surprised. Very nice rooms and super service. Breakfast was more than adequate. IHOP was actually pretty good for diner. Your only other choice is Jack-in-the Box or Subway. This is an excellent hotel if traveling along 5. Other than the 3 restaurants and two gas stations there is nothing here.

    3
    « Better than I expected »

    The room was very spacious and clean. Refrigerator and microwave a plus. Right next to I-5 but other than that in the middle of nowhere. One other hotel, two gas stations, Jack-In-The-Box, Subway, and IHop are the only things within miles.

    3
    « clean room »

    clean and comfortable just not much around the hotel its a good stop if your just to tired to go any farther, over all its clean beds are good don't open the windows fowl smell of cow urine and your very close to the freeway its noisy outside but quiet with doors and windows closed not my first choice but its OK.

    5
    « Great hotel »

    I have stayed at many Best Westerns around the world and this is one of the best no complaints, was very surprised after all it is Bakersfield when traveling to or from SF make sure to stop here and Harris ranch

    5
    « great wayside, pet friendly motel »

    A small, but very clean room. Perfect for our needs. Courteous and helpful staff and a very good breakfast comes with the room. Truly a pet friendly place with plenty of places to "walk" your dog. I good value and I would recommend it for anyway with a requirement to stay for a night.

    2
    « Road noise »

    Too close to I-5. Passing trucks shook the room non-stop all night. The staff was pleasant and helpful. The rooms and beds were Ok for the price, which was well below what we had paid our whole 2 week trip.

  • 5
    « Hotel review »

    Best Western Heritage, Bakersfield, CA is an excellent place to stay while transversing on Hi 5. It is well located, clean, nicely priced, and the staff is great. I was much impressed with how clean and orderly the hotel was and how well stocked the breakfast room was. The clerk who booked our reservation and checked us in was very helpful.

    5
    « Weary Travelers »

    We were on our way to Oregon and needed to stop for the night. we used the 800# service for Best Western to locate a place close to where we were on our trip. They found and reserved the Best Western Heritage Inn in Bakersfield. We were pleasantly surprised by the room, cleanliness, friendly staff, etc. Breakfast was good - with a little something for everyone. Surprisingly - next to the freeway but no freeway noise. Was a great place for a brief overnight stay.

    4
    « On the outskirts of town »

    The motel is clean and reasonably appointed. It could definitely use a strip outlet near the desk inn the rooms. All of the towels are of decent quality and the shower head has a pulsating feature desired by the long distance traveler. The bedding as well as the bed was first quality and the flat screen accompanied the Direct TV service. The down side to this property is there are two filling stations that sell fuel at a ridiculous price, so fill up before getting here. There isn't a great choice for restaurants (Jack In The Box and IHOP) and delivery out here is out of the question. The breakfast is basic but good and the staff and management are very attentive. Stayed two nights this trip and that included Labor Day. Would come again!

 

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·From: All directions. Great overnight stop. I-5 & Stockdale Highway. 15 miles west of Bakersfield. Five miles south of Highway 58 West. 111 miles north of Los Angeles. Six miles North of Buttonwillow Raceway. One and a half hours north of Six Flags Magic Mountain®.