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“Best place to stay in Bakersfield” 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 #2 of 57 Hotels in Bakersfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Roseville, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Best place to stay in Bakersfield”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

If you find yourself in Bakersfield, stay at the Padre! The price isn't bad, but the hotel is amazing, and worth the small premium. The rooms are unique and comfortable. The food and bar choices within the hotel are very good. I was pleasantly surprised. The only drawback is you must use valet parking. I'd deduct a half star for this if I could.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jennifer J, Manager at Padre Hotel, responded to this review, July 27, 2014
Hello CBS_13, thank you for the review! It's great to hear you enjoyed your visit. The Padre offers luxury rooms at a great price, and our team always works to make sure every detail of our guests' stay is perfect. We hope you can visit us again 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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Somis, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

this is a n old building but man inside is the coolest place sports bar fine dining 5 star rooms i like room 711 personally but the are all amazing when I go to Bakersfield this is my home away from home!!

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 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 27, 2014
Hi Jim K, thank you so much for the review! We love to hear from our guests and we strive to be everyones' home away from home! We can't wait to see you again!
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San Jose, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We stayed at the Padre Hotel in Bakersfield because of the great reviews I read on Tripadvisior, and we were not disappointed. From the time we arrived we were greeted warmly and promptly. Our room was on the 8th floor with a good view and the room was fantastic. I slept so well, the bed was so comfortable! We had a few drinks in the bar and dinner in the bar area. I will say that their veggie burger is in my top 5 that I have ever had, and I am a picky eater. I have never been to Bakersfield before, but I would stay at the Padre Hotel again if I am in the area. Very pleasant experience.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jennifer J, Manager at Padre Hotel, responded to this review, July 27, 2014
Thank you so much for the review! It's great to hear your first experience in Bakersfield was at the Padre Hotel - we love to share the exciting history and luxury accommodations with our guests. We hope you have the chance to visit us again soon!
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Auckland, New Zealand
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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Carson City, Nevada
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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
Top Contributor
266 reviews 266 reviews
265 hotel reviews
Reviews in 251 cities Reviews in 251 cities
183 helpful votes 183 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
Top Contributor
233 reviews 233 reviews
87 hotel reviews
Reviews in 98 cities Reviews in 98 cities
173 helpful votes 173 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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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 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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