We were on our way to Yosemite from Las Vegas and needed a place to break up the journey. Glancing at the map, Bakersfield looked like an interesting place, and a quick browse on Tripadvisor pointed us towards the Padre.
Check in was an absolute breeze, and our hire car was taken by the concierge. After freshening up in our room we went downstairs to the bar to get something to eat. The food was excellent and even better, it was half price cocktails all night. After at sampling the whole cocktail menu it was time to make use of the very comfy beds.
I found the Padre to be an excellent hotel, the staff were excellent and the rooms were of a very high standard indeed. Should we ever be back in the Bakersfield area, we'll be staying at the Padre!