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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

This Hotel is simply amazing! Starting with the valet parking, was greeted with wonderful smiles and the young men are so polite. My check in experience was wonderful, all smiles from the staff. The Head Honcho Suite is a cozy romantic get away!!! The Jacuzzi tub in the room, let just say I was so relaxed after my bath!!! Will...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The building was built long ago and has received an $18 million makeover. Staff were friendly and helpful, the property had character and personality. Situated in downtown, it is a block from Fox Theater and a block from Centro 5, a very nice restaurant and bar on 18th St. The hotel itself has 2 bars, one which serves pub-food, the...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We loved this classic property! Felt as if we were in a bed & breakfast because the staff was amazing; could not do enough for us. The room was lovely, functional and can be accessed using an elegant staircase all the way to the top (8th) floor (of course, elevators, too). Favorite feature was the great shower with full view...

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San Francisco, CA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We needed a place to stay on a trip from Norcal to Socal, and didn't want the usual roadside motel. I guess we've become hotel snobs. I Googled "interesting hotels in Bakersfield", and got the Padre, and not much else. You've already seen the average rating, so let me just try to be succinct here: *Interesting historic structure, completely remodeled...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I were driving from SF to Vegas, and got a late start. We realized it wasn't safe to bomb it all the way and searched for a hotel to stay at. Suspicious of Bakersfield location, we booked with low expectations. wow it was awesome, great service good style comfy bed My only complaint was the pillows. Only...

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Jennifer J, Manager at Padre Hotel, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for the review! I'm happy to hear your surprise stop in Bakersfield was a memorable one. Hope you can stay with us again during your future travels! Best Wishes, Jennifer Johnson

San Diego, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was thoroughly surprised by this gem in downtown Bakersfield. The restored hotel dates to the 1920s and exudes elegance in what is otherwise a tired part of town. No need to leave the hotel once you arrive as the bar and Belevedere Room restaurant offer everything you might need. Valet parking is required. Two words of caution. If you do...

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Jennifer J, Manager at Padre Hotel, responded to this review

Hello, and thank you for leaving us a review. We do our best to make sure every guests' sleeping experience is top notch! Our Forty Winks rooms feature the fun "peek-a-boo" showers but our larger rooms have a more private layout. We've got something for everyone, and I'm delighted that you were able to experience the top-rated Belvedere fining dining...

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at this hotel bases on TripAdvisor reviews and I wasn't disappointed. It has the vibe of a Kimpton hotel and has a nice bar, restaurant, and coffee shop. At the same time, this is an old building so the hotel is noisy. They also have an outdoor bar and some of the rooms overlook the bar and, therefore,...

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Jennifer J, Manager at Padre Hotel, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for the review. We do our best to inform all of our guests when there will be an outdoor event that may last into the evening, and always take care to limit the effect the music from such an event might have on any guests' time at the Padre. I am happy to hear you enjoyed your...

Austin, Texas
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What a joy! We were relocating cross country in two packed cars, two big people-loving dogs and very long days of driving. When we arrived at the Padre Hotel, it was such a joy. From the moment we registered and the bellmen helped us with our bags and parked our cars – so we could walk the dogs – everything...

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Jennifer J, Manager at Padre Hotel, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for the review and for choosing to stay with us during your travels. It's always wonderful to hear about our guests' experiences, and I am excited to share your compliments with the team. From all of us at the Padre Hotel, we hope you have safe travels and we hope you can stay with us again! Cheers!...

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Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

We were only at the Padre for less than 24 hours but in our short time we were very impressed with the hotel. Valet Parking was good value and close by. The room was very nice with the most comfortable bed of our entire trip. The restaurant looked nice (didn't use it) and the hotel bar had a good vibe....

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Jennifer J, Manager at Padre Hotel, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for the review. I am so happy that we left such an impression after such a short time. I hope that you can visit us again soon- for a longer stay and to experience all of our wonderful dining options! Best Wishes, Jennifer Johnson

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed October 22, 2016

Friend and I stayed here on a whim one night we were very impressed with the cleanliness and upkeep of the rooms, the bar scene was a lot of fun and they even have a pool table in the lobby. I thought that $200 for a Saturday night was a bit much (in Bakersfield?) but all in all it was...

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Jennifer J, Manager at Padre Hotel, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for the review, and for the feedback! We have promotional rates throughout the year based on our availability, so the next time you are ready to visit us please reach out to our front desk team to arrange your stay and they will be happy to provide you with more information. Cheers! Jennifer Johnson

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Brimstone Bar
Brimstone Bar
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
Farmacy Cafe
Farmacy Cafe
Cuisines: American, Cafe
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about Padre Hotel

Address: 1702 18th St, Bakersfield, CA 93301-4307
Location: United States > California > Bakersfield
Price Range: $124 - $208 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Padre Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 112
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#1 Romantic Hotel in Bakersfield
#2 Business Hotel in Bakersfield
#5 Family Hotel in Bakersfield
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“Top (8th) floor; elegant stairway access if you don't want to take the elevators”
 of 5 bubbles srir8286, 2 days ago | Read review
“Corner upper floor room was sunny and very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles builder29, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Rooms facing the street are probably quieter because of the outdoor bar”
 of 5 bubbles zuttoman, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“The Head Honcho Suite is beautiful and spacious.”
 of 5 bubbles GatewayGuesthouse, 5 weeks ago | Read review
“All rooms are pretty close to the central elevator. Curtains on the south side of the building block the morning sun very well.”
 of 5 bubbles M6410ICchrisc, Aug 17, 2016 | Read review
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