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Padre Hotel

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1702 18th Street, Bakersfield, CA 93301
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Ranked #2 of 57 hotels in Bakersfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
62 hotel reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Padre is such an outstanding hotel, it may singlehandedly drag worn, weary Bakersfield out of its long decline. It's tempting to call this a "boutique" hotel, but even in its vibrant, avant garde current form, the 86-year-old Padre represents what important downtown hotels used to be: hubs of activity, comfortable places to spend the night, and statements of civic... More

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Northern California
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33 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was our third visit to the Padre. Bakersfield is (frankly) not much of a tourist destination, but it's a good stopover to and from the SF Bay area. As with the first two times, we had an excellent experience. We chose a Head Honcho room, a mini-suite with a king bed. Nothing much new to report: same great friendly... More

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Boise, Idaho
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the place to stay when visiting Bakersfield. The staff in the hotel were some of the most courteous personnel I have ever encountered. The chef was accommodating and allowed eating from the restaurant menu in the bar area. Emily took care of the table for our party, she assisted working with the chef. She also was able to... More

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Redondo Beach, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here July 25, 2014 for a one night stay on 8th floor. Exterior is of course historic; but the interior has an upscale, modern and trendy feel. Best feature: the comfort of the beds and clean linens. I don't think I've slept in a more comfortable hotel bed! Lively bar action on first floor, very popular with the local,... More

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26 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this hotel by TA as usual and we were delighted by our choice The hotel was excellent , the room nice and clean . All the staff members were truly friendly and helpful with indication about were to go for dinner or other question Only the location seemed to us not good , maybe was just out impression,... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the time we checked in outstanding customer service was the norm. We had the best dinner at the Belvadere to drinks rooftop perfect sleep In the stylish clean beyond comfort rooms To all too soon check out and the valets Eli, Joe, and Hector. Thank you so much for making us feel special

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Jennifer J, Manager at Padre Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Julia S, thank you for the review! I will be sure to share your compliments with our outstanding valet team. We hope you can visit us again soon! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I travel weekly for business throughout the weird little towns in California, always on the lookout for an alternative to the Holiday Inn Express, often dissappointed by something like the Ione Hotel and happy when I can find something like the Mission Inn in Riverside or Harris Ranch in Coalinga. I had always assumed there would be nothing in Bakersfield.... More

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Jennifer J, Manager at Padre Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Douglaskorpi, thank you for the review. I'm so happy you found us! We are looking forward to your next visit! More

Bristol, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
15 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our visit began with a touch of heat stroke, that was dealt with by the staff in a unexpectedly professional & caring manner. Despite this hiccup, the remainder of our visit surpassed our expectations. The room , a "Head Honcho" suite on the 6th floor, was the biggest, plushest & best equipped of our 12-hotel California adventure. The high quality... More

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Jennifer J, Manager at Padre Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Dave S. Thank you for this review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit to California, despite the extreme heat! We hope you are well and enjoying the cooler weather across the pond. Cheers! More

Bakersfield, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't leave reviews very often, not really my thing, but my recent stay with the Padre Hotel compelled me to do so. From the friendly staff who checked me in, to the great food and atmosphere of the bar, to the eventual slumber in one of the most comfortable beds I've ever slept in, my stay was excellent. As... More

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Jennifer J, Manager at Padre Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the review, Robert! The Padre Team enjoys hearing from our guests. We hope you can visit again and enjoy all of our fun specials this summer! More

2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is really nice. The exterior and lobby deliver a very contemporary feel and the decor in my room was nice as well. Overall my stay at the Padre was a good one, there were a few caveats that were a little annoying but bearable. So this is my pros and cons list: Pros: - courteous and friendly staff.... More

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Jennifer J, Manager at Padre Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Truong N, thank you for the helpful review. Your feedback regarding the room temperature and the fitness center will be addressed immediately. We appreciate the opportunity for improvement and are happy to hear the rest of your visit went well! More

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Address: 1702 18th Street, Bakersfield, CA 93301
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Location: United States > California > Bakersfield
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Padre Hotel 3.5*
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The Padre Hotel is located in the heart of Downtown Bakersfield. We are very close to Rabo Bank Arena, the Fox Theater and the arts district. The Padre was built in 1928 and remodeled completely in 2010. The rooms are amazing; you will want to take one our beds home with you. We cannot wait to see you at the Padre! The Padre team ... more   less 
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