My title really says it all about this place. While they try and position themselves as much more than a 3-star hotel, this place is as rated.
Don't get me wrong, for a 3-star hotel, this place is top notch. Just don't get sucked in by the pictures on the internet and the fact they have a fine dining restaurant on-sight and think your going to get any extra amenities.
Parking is $10/day: That is just for parking. The valets are glad to watch you get your own bags in and out of your vehicle.
There are no coffee makers in the rooms: You also can not get coffee before 7am anywhere in th building. The coffee in the coffee shop in the hotel is HORRIBLE. We opted to walk across the street on subsequent days and get coffee from a convenience store.
The rooms are very nice. Comfy beds and quiet even though this place gets really raucous in the lobby on weekends. We couldn't hear any of it from our room on the 3rd floor.
There is no fitness center
There is no pool.
There ARE plenty of place to drink.
When my room key/card stopped working, I went to the front desk. I got to listen to the young lady finish her personal phone call ("i love you most... NO!! I love YOU most") before I could get any service. I stood there a while. She was clearly not bothered by my presence. The rest of the staff were friendly, but no one went out of their way.
All in all, this is a good place to stay if you just want to stay in an historic building in Bakersfield. Or, if you like to party hard, this place on the weekends is for you. I've stayed at the Marriot convention center hotel just down the street from the Padre and would probably opt for that instead next time. I'm glad I stayed at the Padre. Now, I can check that off my list.
- 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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