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“Phenomenal historical hotel” 5 of 5 stars
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Padre Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1702 18th Street, Bakersfield, CA 93301   |  
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$10 in Belvedere Room
Ranked #1 of 59 Hotels in Bakersfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Fresno
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Phenomenal historical hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

The Padre Hotel is outstanding from its atmosphere, to drinks, to food, to amazing rooms. I was on the 7th floor and it was very quiet for a Thursday night. The room was very large and nothing like a boutique hotel you would find in Los Angeles or San Francisco. Whoever did the decorating was fantastic - the light fixtures were unique and the marketing person? Awesome! Check out the door hanger! The bed felt like I was sleeping on a cloud so much so that when I return in a couple weeks I have to look at they type of matterss so I can purchase one for home! My only complaint is the bathroom. Although I like the style of light fixtures, I could barely see in the dimly lit bathroom. Also, the shower was large but awkward texture and nothing to hang onto!
I highly recommend the hotel for adult on either personal ventures or business. It is not suitable for children.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 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, September 7, 2013
Thank you for the review! It means a lot that so many of our guests are compelled to share their experiences. The feedback is always appreciated and we do our best to make sure each guest is taken care of completely. On your next visit, please notify the front desk of the bathroom lighting issue you had, and we will be happy to place you in a room with more natural lighting that also brightens the bathroom. See you soon!
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

We are from Kern County but wanted to get away for our anniversary. The hotel is beautiful with the historical details combined with the modern touches. We were on the 8th floor and it was completely quiet. We had a great sunset and view from our room. The halibut at The Belvedere Room was absolutely amazing. Staff was super friendly and attentive. We felt like we were far away from home. We had a great anniversary!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 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, September 7, 2013
Thank you for the generous review. We hope you can visit us again soon for another staycation!
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66 reviews 66 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

The Padre Hotel makes detouring, or stopping in Bakersfield worth the stop!!!! The Hotel has true European elegance, with beautifully updated facilities, but yet keeping so many of the old architectural features of the building. The staff was great, rooms, wonderful...I will take a detour to go back!!!!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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, September 2, 2013
That is always great to hear! We hope you can visit - or detour - again soon to enjoy everything the Padre has to offer. Brunch on the weekends, heavenly beds, great dinner service and fun local events are a great excuse for another getaway. Come back soon!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

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.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 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, September 2, 2013
Thank you for the review! The Padre is a poplular place for locals on the weekends, but we do our best to take of all of our guests in every way. We appreciate your feedback and hope that you can visit us again soon.
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Highly recommend when you planning to stay in Bakersfield, CA. We were so impressed by the atmosphere of the hotel and by the tastefully decorated interiors. Hotel is easy accessible by car. They offer valet parking on additional cost. Staff is friendly and helpful. Room, we stayed at, was perfectly clean, they prepare tasty Icelandic water waiting for us inside. Important hint: the shower in the bathroom has glass wall open to the bedroom area, for us it was not a problem, but keep that in mind when traveling with less close-related travel partner. We ate dinner and breakfast at their restaurants downstairs - both very delicious and well served!

  • Stayed August 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, September 2, 2013
Thank you for the great review! Our staff appreciates all feedback and they work hard to make sure every guest stay is enjoyable. Visit us again soon!
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16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

When traveling for business, obviously on a budget, it is nice to find a hidden gem. This hotel delivered. Comfy room, good in-room wifi, excellent in house restaurant, and a great little shop serving good quality coffee for breakfast.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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, August 21, 2013
Hello and thank you for the 5 star review! It's so great that our guests take the time to give us feedback from their stays. We appreciate all of our guests and are delighted to hear that you enjoyed so much of the Padre amenities. We hope to see you again soon!
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I have heard such great things about the Padre, we finally got an opportunity to stay there And I can tell you everything we heard was absolutely true. We did little Internet research and found the deluxe king suite on booking.com for less than $100 on Sunday. The hotel is very modern and trendy and this is easily a $300 a night room just down the road Hollywood. The entire hotel has a hip young atmosphere, the rooms are outfitted in beautiful furniture the bed was incredibly comfortable, the view from the 7th floor overlooking downtown Bakersfield was nice, and the staff was friendly and helpful. There is only one downside and that is parking. You pretty much have to valet because there is no affiliated parking lot and street parking has late night restrictions. STAY HERE!!!!!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 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, August 21, 2013
Thank you for the review, Mike! The Padre is a popular destination for those traveling through the area, but it's always wonderful to hear from the locals as well! We hope you get to come visit us again soon.
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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 59 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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