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Padre Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1702 18th Street, Bakersfield, CA 93301   |  
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Ranked #1 of 57 Hotels in Bakersfield
Bakersfield, CA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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“Staycation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

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.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jennifer J, Manager at Padre Hotel, responded to this review, July 18, 2013
Thank you for your review! Our Head Honcho rooms are very fun and perfect for any celebration. I'm so glad you were able to enjoy one of our fun First Friday events! Hope to see you again!
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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
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Redlands, California
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

You would pay a lot of money if this hotel was in a nice place ($300-$400 per night in SF or LA). It's not! But the beds are so comfortable, the food is great and it's very inexpensive (Room Service is very reasonable). Prepare for some oddities with service. I made online reservations. Never got confirmed. So I called the hotel. They said there was no record of a reservation, so I made another. Arrived at 10 p.m. for check-in and found they had two reservations! We have never had smooth sailing with check-in, but it amuses us. The staff are very sweet and friendly.
We also had a very persistent maid banging on our door at 8:15 a.m., just wanting to know if we were gone yet, she was mortified when she realized she woken us up. So be sure to put that hilarious, "Whoa! Do Not Disturb" sign on the door if you want to sleep in. My sister is a hotel snob, she finally took a chance, zipping over from the 5 Freeway on a SF trip to stay at the Padre and now she is a big fan, even toying with the idea of making it a destination for a party. You will love this hotel!

Room Tip: The Maverick rooms are worth the extra $. Stay above the 5th floor and you won't hear the noise...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Jennifer J, Manager at Padre Hotel, responded to this review, July 18, 2013
Wow, thank you for spreading the word about the Padre! We appreciate your continued patronage and hope to see you again soon. For the best rates available give the front desk a call at 661-427-4900 to set up your reservation, reference TripAdvisor, and prepare to be amazed at how smooth check in is.
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Singapore, Singapore
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

Stayed overnight on the way from Napa to Las Vegas. Centrally located and a real gem of a hotel. The hotel is trendy and rooms are clean. Didn't try the funky restaurant. Tip for overnight stays who drive. U don't need to valet ur car. Keep it off the street in the public garage that allows free parking for three hours continuously. It closes at midnight but Heck there's nothing to do in bakersfield after 1700 that's not in the Padre anyway. This tip saved us 10 bucks plus gratuity too.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Jennifer J, Manager at Padre Hotel, responded to this review, July 18, 2013
We're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit! Hope to see you again soon!
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Bakersfield, CA
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50 reviews 50 reviews
41 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

My husband arranged a suite for my birthday, what a surprise! This is the most unique hotel I have stayed in. Who would have thought I was still in Bakersfield? Top notch!

The setup was very urban chic, cool lamps, great design, well decorated. The bed was the most comfortable I have ever slept in! EVER! Loved it.

The bathroom, although a tad dark for applying makeup, was unique, and showed definite attention to its design. The gray and black colors with the turquoise soap as a pop, impressive. Separate shower and tub, with the tub filling from the ceiling, cool and different.

I can't speak to services, we didn't use any. But the room rocked! It's worth staying even if you live in Bakersfield.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Jennifer J, Manager at Padre Hotel, responded to this review, July 18, 2013
Sounds like a great staycation! Our rooms are the best Bakersfield has to offer. Thank you for choosing the Padre as the place for your birthday celebration. We hope you can come back soon!
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El Dorado Hills, California
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Staying here on business for a week. Spacious rooms, awesome service, comfortable atmosphere. The food in the bar is great and the drinks are reasonably priced. Super clean and looking good, makes me want to detour next time I'm headed to LA.

Room Tip: nice city view, the corner rooms are spacious. Room 619..
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Jennifer J, Manager at Padre Hotel, responded to this review, July 18, 2013
Hey, if you want to take a detour next time we will be happy to have you! Thanks for the review, hope to see you soon!
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

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!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jennifer J, Manager at Padre Hotel, responded to this review, July 18, 2013
Thank you for the review. The team takes great pride in all the Padre has to offer, and it sounds like you had a blast! We hope you can come visit us again!
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Love this place. Great people. Great rooms. Great design. Historical. This room would be over a grand a night in NYC.

Their breakfasts are great, and they have excellent coffee. Wonderful linens, and comfy beds. The showers are to die for.

Interestingly, I have never "partied" there - we are usually there passing thru for work so good nights rest is important. Never heard a party going on, unless you are in the lobby.

Stop here every time on our way to Los Angeles. Can't recommend it enough.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jennifer J, Manager at Padre Hotel, responded to this review, July 18, 2013
We do have a lot of fun here at the Padre, and it's great that you enjoyed it as well! Thank you for the review!
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Address: 1702 18th Street, Bakersfield, CA 93301
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Location: United States > California > Bakersfield
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 57 Hotels in Bakersfield
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Padre Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 112
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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