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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 #2 of 59 Hotels in Bakersfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Auckland, New Zealand
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Chic Hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We spent a night at Hotel Padre.

The welcome started at the valet parking right outside the hotel. The stylish lobby has a bar, cafe and fine dining restaurant located off it and had a great buzz when we arrived.

Our Head Honcho suite was spacious with a separate lounge. The room decor was very chic and the bed felt like we were sleeping on a cloud! The bathroom had a spa bath, a walk-in shower and great amenities.

The Belevdere Room located on the lobby level was a great fine dining experience. Its well designed menu and great cocktail and wine list made for a great evening.

The hotel was a wonderful find and is highly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2014, 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 8, 2014
Hello MandA6468,

Thank you for choosing to stay at the Padre Hotel and for the review! It sounds like you experienced the best of what Bakersfield has to offer. Our luxury accommodations can't be beat, and the Belvedere Fine Dining room has some of the best, and freshest, seasonal cuisine. We hope you enjoyed your travels and that if you are in the area again, you visit the Padre for another great experience!
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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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Carson City, Nevada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

Stopped in Bakersfield on way to Yosemite and was directed to Padre Hotel for good restaurant in downtown area. Not disappointed The Padre is a refurbished historic hotel with a beautiful lobby with restaurant and bar. If you find yourself in Bakersfield on a super hot day this a nice cool oasis for a little rest. The staff very cordial and friendly. Excellent menu too

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Jennifer J, Manager at Padre Hotel, responded to this review, July 8, 2014
Hi Chuck S.

Thank you for stopping at the Padre Hotel for your meal! We have such a wide variety of dining and menu options available and the Padre really is a nice little vacation from the hustle and bustle of the city. Your compliments will be shared with the team, and we hope you visit us again soon!
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Walldorf, Germany
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267 reviews 267 reviews
266 hotel reviews
Reviews in 252 cities Reviews in 252 cities
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

This is not your average chain hotel. It is also a bit more expensive than such a place, but it is way better, as well. Our room on the top floor boasted nice views and was well equipped. There are real glasses and porcelain cups, no paper or plastic.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Jennifer J, Manager at Padre Hotel, responded to this review, July 8, 2014
Hello Terbang,

Thank you for staying at the Padre Hotel and for the review! The Padre Hotel is definitely unique and offers the most luxurious accommodations in Bakersfield. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and hope that you can visit us again soon!
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Columbia, Missouri
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233 reviews 233 reviews
87 hotel reviews
Reviews in 98 cities Reviews in 98 cities
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I have watched this hotel become the destination, hip place . Clearly there is a great vision behind it. The rooms and public places are cool and hip. The service is friendly and efficient. Yet, inexplicably, housekeeping misfires. The room was stocked with beverages some if which required an opener. It wasn't stocked. Although it was brought upon request, the person who brought it demanded that it would be handed to them after opening the bottle. There was no on demand movies, and I didn't see a hair dryer. The room had one robe, but the standard (and mist likely) occupancy is 2. Little details like these take away from what is otherwise a great hotel.

  • Stayed June 2014, 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Jennifer J, Manager at Padre Hotel, responded to this review, July 8, 2014
Hi Onepoet,

Thank you for staying at the Padre and for taking the time to write a review. Your feedback is very much appreciated. The Padre Team is working to ensure the best is always available for our guests. We hope you can visit again soon!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The building is original but the rooms are very contemporary. I would stay there again in a heartbeat. I left something in the hotel room by mistake when I checked out. They called that afternoon to let me know and arranged to mail it immediately. Friendly staff, valet parking.

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 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, July 8, 2014
Hi Talleyhooo,

Thanks for choosing to stay at the Padre and for the review. The friendly front desk agents are always going above and beyond to ensure our guests are having a great time, even after they've left! We hope you can visit us again soon.
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Bakersfield, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

It's not health food but I highly recommend the chicken and waffles and the bottomless mimosas. The chilaquiles and the biscuits and gravy are the best in town. The food is fabulous. The service is mediocre when it comes to attentiveness. The hotel has beautiful rooms if you have an excuse to stay.

Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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Jennifer J, Manager at Padre Hotel, responded to this review, July 8, 2014
Hi EngineerTiffany, thank you for the review. Bakersfield really has some stiff competition when it comes to brunch, but the Padre brunch is one of a kind. The chilaquiles are my favorite, but with such a dynamic menu it is really hard to choose! We hope you can come back soon for a full visit in our rooms. It's a great staycation!
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California Desert, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We recently booked a large block of rooms at the Padre for out of town guests attending our daughters wedding. While I have eaten at the restaurants many times, I had never been in the rooms since we live in the area. I was impressed with the quality of the furnishings, decor and amenities. Our guests that stayed there came from New York, Washington DC and all over California. Everyone that we talked to raved about their stay and several said it was the best boutique hotel that they had stayed in anywhere. It is truly a gem. In addition to the Padre's fine restaurants and bar, it is conveniently located close to several great restaurants, bars and boutique shopping.

  • Stayed April 2014, 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 8, 2014
Hello Jltho,

Thank you so much for the review and the compliments. I hope everyone enjoyed themselves at the wedding celebration! We hope you can celebrate another great time at the Padre soon. Don't be a stranger!
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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 #2 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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