Vintage Postcard – Downtowner Inn Bakersfield, California
13th & Chester
52 Rooms. Tubs & Showers. Privately owned, downtown Bakersfield. Walking distance to Civic Center, business district & restaurants. Under cover parking. Beautifully appointed rooms, Cable TV, Direct dial phones, heated pool. Continental breakfast,
evening snack tray. Major Credit and most Oil Cards accepted.
Joe Loretta, Mike Fahey & Claudia Meier
Owners & Operators
Phone (805) 327-7122
Fran Hunt Color Productions, Inc.
P.O. Box 1405, Laguna Beach, California 92652
This lovely vintage postcard features the AAA and Member Friendship Inns of America logos. It is unsent. Part of the description on the card is marked through, but using a flashlight I was able to determine the evening snack tray and previous owner information.
Well now. The Downtowner still stands, at 1301 Chester Avenue.
The reviews are not good (well…some of them are excellent. Did they stay in the same place?). And the photos the motel itself put up online? I don’t think it’s the same place. You may wish to avoid it.