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Padre Hotel

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1702 18th Street, Bakersfield, CA 93301
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Ranked #2 of 59 Hotels in Bakersfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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So Cal
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140 reviews 140 reviews
79 hotel reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was our second stay at the Padre, and we enjoyed it very much. Our room was very nice, well, maintained, comfortable, had good heat/ac, and quiet. We don't have a lot of experience with various rooms, but some are a bit pricey. The only downside was that we were looking forward to dinner at the hotel restaurant, the Belvedere.... More 

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Bakersfield, California, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Started out I pulled up to valet. Six cars in front of me and one valet guy. I waited while he moved every car to get mine. Then no bell man on what so ever and only one valet at this time 1:00pm. Went up to a nice room but tv didnt work. Hotel came up said we will be... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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56 reviews 56 reviews
23 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Bakersfield was our mid-way point between San Francisco and Death Valley. The hotel itself is a gem and the room was excellent. We were in the "40 Winks" and indeed had a wonderful night's sleep, sinking into the mattress and pillows. We also had dinner downstairs at the Belvedere and it, too, was excellent. Bonus points as we just had... More 

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great hotel right in the middle of downtown, restaurant service was exceptional! Food was very good and served quickly. Parking was a bit of a challenge at first. Room was unique, spotless and very relaxing. I'll be back.......

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter and I planned an overnight trip from the Bay Area to Shambala Sanctuary (I will review that later...it's awesome). We decided to stay at the Padre after reading reviews of hotels between Pleasanton and Acton...not a lot of options, but this place was awesome! Beautiful old building in the heart of old Bakersfield, great rooms, free wifi, fantastic... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We're on a road trip for a week in California. Bakersfield just happened to be a halfway point on our way to Sequioa. We stayed here at the Padre, pleasantly surprised. Definitely at least a four star. Excellent service. Completely modern refurbished rooms, but still has that classic exterior and common areas. Great restaurants in the hotel and an excellent... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first stay at the Padre. The lobby is very busy with a popular bar and fairly busy restaurant. Service was friendly and check in was quick and simple. I was pleased with the large room design. Very clean and modern design but still cozy. Room was near the elevator which was a concern but once inside I... More 

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vancouver
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were pleased when we went to our room. Nicely decorated in a modern style, glass shower which could be viewed from the bedroom area. Rather funky. There was fine dining (we did not eat there). We ate in the pub area, but not disappointed with our server or the food. There is a coffee shop also in the same... More 

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Springfield, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We stopped here overnight and we were very pleasantly surprised!! it had a Great feel and great style of the old hotel with its décor and café and eating area. The rooms had been done up and were groovy and modern. I had only one problem with and that was with the bed!! It had like a memory foam mattress... More 

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San Rafael, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Room was gorgeous. Ate dinner at the bar reasonably priced and comfortable atmosphere. Seems like a local watering hole. Downtown location a little seedy but close to great antique shops. Had slow service for breakfast in the cafe, but had a tasty healthy omelet.

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