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Bakersfield is a city at
the southern end of the San Joaquin Valley in Kern County, California,
United States. It is located roughly equidistant between Fresno and Los
Angeles, 110 mi (180 km) to the north and south respectively. Bakersfield
is the 11th fastest growing city in California.
Bakersfield Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) has a population of 800,458
making it the 64th largest metropolitan area in the country. It is California's
third largest inland city, after Fresno and Sacramento. The city's economy
relies on agriculture, petroleum extraction and refining, and manufacturing.
Bakersfield lies near the
southern "horseshoe" end of the San Joaquin Valley, with the southern tip
of the Sierra Nevada just to the east. The city limits extend to the Sequoia
National Forest, at the foot of the Greenhorn Mountain Range and at the
entrance to the Kern Canyon. To the south, the Tehachapi Mountains feature
the historic Tejon Ranch. To the west is the Temblor Range, which features
the Carrizo Plain National Monument and the San Andreas Fault, approximately
35 miles (56 km) across the valley floor.
Many of Bakersfield's oldest
and most historic restaurants are Basque, including Woolgrowers, Maitia's,
Noriega's, Pyrenees, Benji's, and Narducci's.
The Kern County Museum, located
on Chester Avenue just north of downtown Bakersfield, boasts an extensive
collection of regional artifacts. Permanent exhibits include: "Black Gold:
The Oil Experience", a hands-on modern approach at showing how oil is extracted;
and "The Lori Brock Children's Discovery Museum", a hands-on children's
museum and a display on the influential "Bakersfield Sound" style of country
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We are conveniently located
off Hwy. 99 and in close proximity to Hwy. 58. Whether on business or pleasure
our property is sure to please. We offer standard amenities for the business
and leisure traveler alike-- complimentary High Speed Internet Access,
complimentary USA Today, complimentary Continental/Waffle Bar Breakfast,
Microwave and Fridge, Iron and Ironing boards, and free local calls. While
at our property you are welcome to take a dip in our Olympic size pool
or hot tub. Enjoy a quick work-out in our Fitness Room.
Western Hill House Bakersfield
Positioned near Highway
204, the Best Western Hill House is for travelers who appreciate high-
value services and economy-driven accommodations. Located less than two
blocks from the convention center and one-half mile from downtown Bakersfield,
this cheerful California hotel is patronized by leisure road travelers
and business professionals. Hotel guests will enjoy complimentary continental
breakfasts every morning, and relaxing afternoons around an on-site outdoor
pool. Guests can also take advantage of other property amenities such as
fitness equipment, business services, banquet facilities, complimentary
newspapers, and an on-site restaurant and lounge.
The Doubletree Hotel Bakersfield
is a full-service hotel situated five miles from Meadows Field Airport.
This first class hotel is less than half a mile from the world famous Buck
Owens Crystal Palace. About two miles from the hotel is the Historic Pioneer
Village at the Kern County Museum, where you can discover the history of
Kern County. The hotel features over 12,000 square feet of meeting space,
nightclub, oversized outdoor pool, Jacuzzi, on-site fitness center, gift
shop, and complimentary airport shuttle. The on-site California Grill Restaurant
serves a wonderful lunch buffet during the week while the Coffee Garden
serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in a delightful café environment.
Points By Sheraton Bakersfield
Centrally Located. Four
Points by Sheraton Bakersfield offers a great location in the heart of
the main business district of Bakersfield. On 7.5 acres of lush landscaped
grounds – complete with an interior courtyard – you’ll be surrounded by
cool waters, manicured grounds, and the serene sounds of babbling creeks.
Plus, a variety of corporate offices are only a walk away. After a full
day, settle in for a quiet night in one of the 197 guest rooms. There are
plenty of thoughtful touches, like the Four Points by Sheraton Four Comfort
Bed and free High Speed Internet Access. Our four-star restaurant, The
Bistro, serves up a fine dining experience for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Or order in with in-room dining.
Quinta Inn Bakersfield
As soon as guests arrive
at the La Quinta Inn/Suites Bakersfield, they will notice a difference.
Conveniently located in the San Joaquin Valley, this La Quinta Inn provides
easy access to many area attractions, including Mesa Marin Raceway and
the Bakersfield Museum of Art. The La Quinta Inn features popular amenities
including a daily complimentary continental breakfast featuring Maxwell
House coffee, Otis Spunkmeyer pastries, Yoplait yogurt, fresh fruit, milk
and juices. The hotel is the ideal choice when staying in this exciting,
Lion Hotel Bakersfield
The Red Lion Inn Bakersfield
is a unique hotel that is strategically located only three miles away from
the Meadows Field Airport. This brand-new Mediterranean resort-style hotel
is built around a large swimming pool and courtyard. Situated right off
Highway 99, in central Bakersfield, this property makes an ideal choice
for those staying in the city. Area attractions that are within close proximity
include the Centennial Garden, Crystal Palace and Lake Ming. Whether your
stay is for business or pleasure, you are sure to enjoy staying at the
Red Lion Hotel.
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