The Padre is a charming, very cool boutique hotel in downtown Bakersfield. Originally built in 1928, the hotel has been completely renovated. Our room was very nicely done, the bathroom large (although a bit dark) and everything was immaculate and well-maintained. We had a drink in the bar which was well-populated and lively even though it was 3:00p on a Thursday. They had a selection of seasonal cocktails from which I chose a Cider Manhattan. Very good! We had dinner in the Belvedere Room. It was an excellent meal. My husband especially like being able to choose his own salad ingredients. Breakfast the next morning in the Farmacy was also good. The Padre is an excellent value for the money and a much more pleasant experience that we expected. We highly recommend it and will definitely return next time we are in Bakersfield.