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San Francisco, CA
Reviewed December 9, 2012

The Padre Hotel is fabulous and frankly a delightful surprise in Bakersfield. The staff is great, the rooms huge and very cool, the restaurants delightful and the evening scene lively (we only managed to get into the Prairie Fire -which we enjoyed- for a drink everything else was too busy). We had booked a corner pocket room and when we...

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gmThePadre, General Manager at Padre Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at Padre! We do look forward to seeing you again and giving us the opportunity to give you and every guest the highest level of service we can. Happy Holidays! Matthew General Manager

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed December 5, 2012

What a darling hotel - loved the lobby, enjoyed the restauarnt, and was charmed with th eroom and the decor. I had one of the itty bitty rooms and was a little tripped out by the glass walled shower in th emiddle of the room - but hey, I could watch TV while I was shampooing my hair! Bathroom privacy...

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gmThePadre, General Manager at Padre Hotel, responded to this review

Your 5 star review means alot to us here at Padre. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you again, Happy Holidays! Matthew General Manager

Reviewed November 30, 2012

It's is one of the best hotels I have ever stayed in. It strikes a perfect balance of luxury and affordable, vintage and modern, and has some of the friendliest staff. It was so nice we decided to stay a second night (Bakersfield is a great mid-way point between the Sequoias, Las Vegas, LA, wine country; we had a busy...

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gmThePadre, General Manager at Padre Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for staying with us, we hope to see you again soon at Bakersfield's #1 hotel! Matthew General Manager

Bakersfield, California
Reviewed November 30, 2012

We stayed here for a party being held there. Our room was very modern, and chic. They ran out of the rooms that we had reserved, so they upgraded us! The rooms have a modern twist on Bakersfield's oil history. The beds were SOOO comfortable! The several places to eat/drink are all unique and still cohesive. I live in Bakersfield,...

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gmThePadre, General Manager at Padre Hotel, responded to this review

We love to upgrade and love our parties!! We look forward to seeing you again. Matthew General Manager

Lake Tahoe, NV
Reviewed November 20, 2012

Pulled up and used the valet parking. The valet and bellman did a great job getting things taken care of quickly. Went to the front desk and was checked in within just a minute or two. When I got the room, I realized there was a nightclub on the ground floor and I asked if the rooms above can hear...

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gmThePadre, General Manager at Padre Hotel, responded to this review

A 5 star review, thank you so much. Yes, always ask for whatever we can do to make your stay perfect, we will make it happen! Matthew General Manager

Carmel, California, United States
Reviewed November 20, 2012

Great rooms, active downtown, great bar and eating light fare. Fun remodel....highly recommend as a break in your drive north or south. Good wine list be the glass. I talked with others who experienced the fine dining.....thumbs up. Fun downtown revitiization.....

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We have an amazing gem here at Padre! We have taken the past, and created an amazing experience. See you soon! Matthew General Manager

Reviewed November 19, 2012

What a great hotel this is.... We stayed here on our roadtrip from San Francisco to Phoenix, its about half way and i am so glad we came to stay. Amazing design, modern and very clever. Rooms really clean, good bed linens, bathrooms big and showers HUGE! The staff were really friendly and the food selection was great, they have...

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gmThePadre, General Manager at Padre Hotel, responded to this review

We are #1 in Bakersfield, the only place to stay. Thank you for your review! Matthew General Manager

bakersfield
Reviewed November 15, 2012

This is the hands down winner. The rooms are totally restored and neo-modern. Extremely comfortable. The bar scene is cool. Enjoy the Union Jack IPA draft brew. The live music is fine. Enjoyed the outdoor café upstairs. Liked the Hamburgers. I enjoy taking my wife here for the excellent vibe. Just hang out, talk, have an excellent coffee, take it...

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Thank you so much for your review. We hope to see you again soon! Matthew General Manager

San Francisco
Reviewed November 13, 2012

We have stayed at the Padre twice before and each time found it to be great. In fact, it holds sentimental value for us -- or at least it used to. We picked up our dog in Bakersfield, a place I had never been to or frankly thought about going. The night before we got him we stayed at the...

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gmThePadre, General Manager at Padre Hotel, responded to this review

As the new General Manager, I appreciate your thoughts on our Pet Fee. Upscale boutique properties rarely allow pets, but we are different as we consider pets part of our Padre family too! Our amazing housekeeping staff keeps all of our rooms, all available for a pet (not just a few), in a 5 star status at all times. If...

Bakersfield
Reviewed November 13, 2012

I was pleasantly surprised by my latest visit to the Padre Hotel. This is the first time that I stayed the night and the room was very nice and very comfortable. Definitely one of the better rooms that I have stayed in. We had been here before for a couple of fund raiser events and the food was horrible as...

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gmThePadre, General Manager at Padre Hotel, responded to this review

As the new General Manager, thank you so much for your comments. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Matthew General Manager

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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
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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 - $207 (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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#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”
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“Corner upper floor room was sunny and very quiet.”
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“Rooms facing the street are probably quieter because of the outdoor bar”
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“The Head Honcho Suite is beautiful and spacious.”
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“All rooms are pretty close to the central elevator. Curtains on the south side of the building block the morning sun very well.”
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