I was very impressed with this hotel. It is one the most comfortable, modern hotels I've stayed in and reminds me very much of the O'Henry Hotel in Greensboro, NC - an old hotel that has been brilliantly renovated.
Even the hotel restaurant, usually something I'll avoid, pulled it off, justifying its somewhat high price-point.
The basic room was handsome and well-appointed. The bed was a tempurpedic and extremely comfortable. The bathroom and shower was a knock-out: a glassed-in walk-in, open to the bedroom, that cried out for a partner to be staying with me. Not private, but very intimate.
Now the bad news: the hotel is extremely popular with the local 20-something's on Friday and Saturday night. The bar and thudding disco on the first floor will be crowded and loud. There's a lot of security to keep the revelers from accessing the room floors. If you are on the floor (or two) above the disco, you WILL hear it. The staff informed me on checking in (on a Saturday) to expect the noise and crowds till 2am, but they also kindly put me on the 6th floor. I could still hear people on the deck below me, but it was soft chatter and more easily ignored.
- 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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