We live in Bakersfield but had wanted to stay at the Padre for my husband's birthday. We had a great time. We stayed in the Head Honcho room. We loved the view, king size bed and Jacuzzi tub. The staff was very friendly. It was the first Friday of the month so we were able to enjoy the art fair going on down town. The hotel was also hosting a fundraiser for a dog rescue group Marley's Mutts. So, we were able to enjoy the dogs, have a drink and donate to a good cause at the second floor bar.