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“Bakersfield! Who knew?”
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Padre Hotel
Ranked #1 of 63 Hotels in Bakersfield
Certificate of Excellence
Los Angeles, California
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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“Bakersfield! Who knew?”
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 is not an option if you are sharing the room. Oh and, did you know the hotel is haunted? Looked for the smudgy chid's handprint that keeps coming back on the wall at the cafe entrance. Mondays nights is half off the entrees at the restaurant so good luck finding a table!

Room Tip: If you are sharing the room, dont get the cheapest one - or ask about the glass walled showers.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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gmThePadre, General Manager at Padre Hotel, responded to this review, December 7, 2012
Your 5 star review means alot to us here at Padre. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you again, Happy Holidays!
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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 holiday).

The bed is heavenly. Solid mattress with feather top and pillows. Awesome.

Dined one night in the bar ($), the second in the Belvedere restaurant ($$) - both were exactly what we needed at the time. My only regret is not seeing more of Bakersfield, because the hotel was so accommodating we didn't seek dining elsewhere.

This place is class all the way. If you find yourself in Bakersfield and feel like a good night and restful sleep, this is the hotel for you.

P.s. - take the soap and lotion with you. It is gorgeous!
P.p.s. - the Forty Winks room is definitely for couples/family! One of the walls to the bathroom/toilet is glass with a *mostly* opaque curtain.

Room Tip: The Forty Winks (economy) room is fine, albeit intimate (see above re curtain...)
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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gmThePadre, General Manager at Padre Hotel, responded to this review, December 5, 2012
Thank you so much for staying with us, we hope to see you again soon at Bakersfield's #1 hotel!
Matthew
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Bakersfield, California
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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, and it was nice to "get away" here!
Love it!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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gmThePadre, General Manager at Padre Hotel, responded to this review, December 5, 2012
We love to upgrade and love our parties!! We look forward to seeing you again.
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Lake Tahoe, NV
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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 the music and they said yes. So, they moved me to another room across the building and heard no noise.

The beds are comfortable, the rooms are well laid out, when you close the drapes, the rooms are very dark. Large flat screen TV.....all was good.

I then had dinner in the restaurant. It was a great dinner. They have an option to make your own salad which was great and I had a wild mushroom risotto that was awesome. I was surprised at how good it was. I would actually stop in Bakersfield on my way through town again to have this meal. Service was top notch.......all was great.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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gmThePadre, General Manager at Padre Hotel, responded to this review, November 22, 2012
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
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Carmel, California, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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.....

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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gmThePadre, General Manager at Padre Hotel, responded to this review, November 22, 2012
We have an amazing gem here at Padre! We have taken the past, and created an amazing experience. See you soon!
Matthew
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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 three options, a coffee bar for breakfast and light snacks, another bar for drinks and bar food and an a la carte menu. What a find, if you are staying around here.... PLEASE stay here, a little gem.

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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gmThePadre, General Manager at Padre Hotel, responded to this review, November 22, 2012
We are #1 in Bakersfield, the only place to stay. Thank you for your review!
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bakersfield
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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 easy. The people who put his place back together again did it right! We are getting ready to move downtown so I'm certain we will be doing some casual visits and dining. I also understand this is where couple who swing met. This would be an adventure for sure.

Room Tip: Pick the low cost rooms as there is nothing cheap about the rooms here. Excellent night sleep.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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gmThePadre, General Manager at Padre Hotel, responded to this review, November 22, 2012
Thank you so much for your review. We hope to see you again soon!
Matthew
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Property: Padre Hotel
Address: 1702 18th St, Bakersfield, CA 93301-4307
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 #1 of 63 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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