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Chicago, Illinois, United States
Reviewed January 6, 2014 via mobile

The hotel was a gorgeous boutique hotel, with great restaurants and coffee/snack bar. The rooms are modern and well done. Spacious bathroom and shower. The only weird part is that the person in the bathroom does not have a choice of privacy. There is a "window blind" next to the bed to close off the shower view (and the toilet)....

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

Hi Chad-Chi, thank you for the review! It sounds like you experienced our wonderful 40 Winks room. We have a variety of rooms available with various layouts and features. The 40 Winks features the "peek-a-boo" shower that you mentioned, but our larger rooms are more private and some include a jacuzzi tub. We hope you can return and experience one...

Rocklin, California
Reviewed January 5, 2014

I love good surprises! Booked a last minute hotel on Priceline and ended up with the Padre 4 star, built in the 1920's and totally Art Deco which I love! Who knew such a cool hotel existed in Bakersfield! And also the best valet ever! Chris Kuhn walked me 2 blocks to the ATM at 11:30 pm when I arrived...

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

Hello Pamela T, thank you for the review! Our valet team does their best to make sure each guest begins the Padre experience with the best service. Chris Kuhn is a wonderful asset to the team and it is so great to hear he was able to go above and beyond to help you out! We hope you can visit...

Tunica, Mississippi
Reviewed January 5, 2014

Traveling is one of my favorite things to do, because of this I do my research prior to visiting a city, specific area, hotel, restaurant....... My husband & I were planning a quick weekend trip to Bakersfield from Northern CA. After checking on our Southwest miles I found 3 hotels that would honor the points, Padre Hotel being one of...

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

Hello Tigergirl89, thank you for the wonderful review! We appreciate your honest feedback and are very grateful that you gave the Padre a chance. We have a wonderful team that enjoys working here, and that is reflected in the quality of service and guest experience. Our rooms vary in size, from the smaller 40 Winks room that you described to...

Lilstock, Somerset UK
Reviewed January 3, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for one night travelling from San Francisco to Las Vegas. Hotel is great and the room is "wow". Beautifully decorated and very stylish. We would recommend the valet parking for a small charge, saves any hassle. Hotel was very busy but service was quick and friendly and we weren't troubled by any noise once in our room. Bed...

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

Hello Jawb65, thank you for the review! We are a popular destination for those traveling the lonely rode to Vegas. It's great to hear you enjoyed your visit, from our excellent staff to the luxurious memory foam Isoform beds. We hope you can visit us again soon!

Porterville, California
Reviewed January 1, 2014

Restored Hotel built in the 1920's. They've turned it into one of the hippest boutique hotels in the valley. Everything tip top. Gorgeously restored inside. Like walking into a 5 star property. Don't let the area or outside of the building fool you. Valet quick. Bell hops quick. Check in quick. Room immaculate for the price. 4 themed New Years...

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

Our New Year's Eve "Under the Stars" was a huge hit! I'm so glad to hear you were able to experience the celebration and all of the room amenities! Our Recovery Packages were a fun way to show our guests that we care. Thank you for the review and the pictures, and we hope you can visit us again soon!

Sacramento, California
Reviewed January 1, 2014

We live in San Francisco so must say we have visited some great hotels. The Padre is right up there with the best. We especially appreciated the attitude and information provided by the front desk staff. They were friendly, fun and informed. We especially appreciated Marcos (hope we got the name right). He was just great. The bar scene is...

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

It is so great to hear from our guests, especially when they mention how great the staff is! Everyone on the Padre team takes pride in what they do and where they work, and we do our best to make sure it positively affects our guests' experience. Thank you so much for the review, I will be sure to share...

Reviewed December 28, 2013

Stayed here last night. Bar has a great atmosphere. Valet guys were really lovely and accommodating. Rooms are spotless and modern. Love the huge waterfall shower. There's a nightclub downstairs but it didn't bother us at it finishes up at 130 and we just came back to the hotel close to midnight. Close to bars with great music. Definitely a...

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

Thank you for the review! It is always great to hear from our guests. We hope you can visit us again soon. Next time be sure to ask for a Head Honcho suite- the jacuzzi tub has another exciting "waterfall" feature- it fills from the ceiling!

Traverse City, Michigan, United States
Reviewed December 5, 2013

Stayed here for the first time last night. I found the hotel to be clean. The beds comfortable and the staff to be very friendly. We used the hotel shuttle for transportation so we were not bothered by other valet issues. We had dinner in the bar and I found the food to be good. The drinks were good as...

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

Hello, thank you for the review! It's great to hear about your experience. We hope you can visit us again soon!

Healdsburg, California
Reviewed December 5, 2013

i was looking forward to staying here and i had a pleasant stay but this is a strange place. i had read the reviews about the party scene on the weekends so nothing would have induced me to stay on a saturday night. however i was staying on a wed night in early december so how active could it possibly...

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

Thank you for the review, we appreciate feedback and want to make sure our guests always have the best experiences when staying here. Our holiday festivities begin in early December and we have many holiday parties each night. We understand that not everyone is here for the holiday parties, and we will make a concentrated effort to ensure the parties...

San Luis Obispo, California
Reviewed December 4, 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Padre for the Thanksgiving holiday. I have been to the Padre before for drinks, but this was the first time we stayed. Artsy, hip and fun. In Bakersfield! I just love this place! Beautiful restoration with a sense of humor and a nod to Bakersfield culture...the paintings of vintage Bakersfield business signs in...

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

Hello and thank you for writing a review! We always appreciate hearing from our guests. I'm sorry to hear you were disturbed from the noise. I will be sure to let the security staff know so that we can prevent further incidents like this from happening. I hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful and that you can return to the Padre...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
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 Street, Bakersfield, CA 93301
Location: United States > California > Bakersfield
Price Range: $115 - $200 (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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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Limited choices if you want twin beds -- but encountered no issues with noise.”
 of 5 bubbles rmt1354, 1 week ago | Read review
“Rooms seem quiet, plenty enough space, clean, well decorated”
 of 5 bubbles seesawsarah, 1 week ago | Read review
“Get a suite & lots of parking on the street.”
 of 5 bubbles JOHOSeattle, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Corner suites are spacious and quiet - higher levels are the best.”
 of 5 bubbles jeff_hydari, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“It does offer a very nice, upper-class bar scene. The employees/bouncers are top shelf and I will return many times”
 of 5 bubbles keithmL9983GD, Dec 11, 2016 | Read review
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