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Padre Hotel
Ranked #4 of 61 Hotels in Bakersfield
Certificate of Excellence
Joshua Tree, California
1 review
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“Exceeded expectations”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

I had heard great things about this hotel from many artist friends who stayed here while exhibiting at Metro Galleries in downtown Bakersfield. Still, I was unprepared for the quirky elegance of the place. And oh, those beds! My husband said it was like sleeping on a layer of shaving cream - absolutely delicious! Unfortunately, it was just an overnight trip for us and we didn't have a chance to sample the bar or restaurant, but will definitely try them out next time. It's true that the downstairs bar and club are hopping on weekends, but after inserting our "don't leave home without them" earplugs, we had a good nights' sleep. Only one tiny criticism: the windows don't open. It might have been nice to have fresh air instead of relying on the air conditioner all night .

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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gmThePadre, General Manager at Padre Hotel, responded to this review, April 15, 2013
Metro Galleries is one of our wonderful neighbors, thank you and hope to see you again soon!
Matthew
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

I've stayed in Bakersfield many times and have stayed with all the major hotel chains: Hilton, Marriott and Starwood. I only stayed at the Padre because others in my party had reservations here. Boy was I shocked! This is a very hip hotel in downtown that had a great lobby bar, somewhat part of the local scene as I gathered, and really cool rooms. I felt like I was in LA or New York. All for less than $100!! Can't wait to revisit.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Thank thaiger50
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gmThePadre, General Manager at Padre Hotel, responded to this review, April 15, 2013
Yes, the best in Bakersfield! Hope to see you again soon.
Matthew
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Modesto, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

The Padre Hotel in Bakersfield has lovely rooms with a very gracious staff and easily found location from Highway 99. The beds are bliss and the downstairs restaurant is very popular with discerning locals. It is an oasis.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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1 Thank rubytim
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gmThePadre, General Manager at Padre Hotel, responded to this review, April 15, 2013
Our staff is #1 here in Bakersfield. Thank you and hope to see you again soon.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

I can't say enough good things about about the Padre. It was reasonably priced, and the bed was the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in. Despite the fact that the bar and club on the ground floor was really loud on a Friday and Saturday night --- the rooms were so sound proofed I didn't hear a thing. The rooms were really clean and very pretty. And the bison burger I had downstairs was fantastic. Every person at the hotel was really friendly and helpful. Any time I have any reason to be in Bakersfield I am not staying anywhere else.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Youssarian
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gmThePadre, General Manager at Padre Hotel, responded to this review, April 15, 2013
We hope to see you again soon, thank you so much for staying at Padre!
Matthew
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Katy, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Great room decor and service. This is a great hotel, I likely will not stay anywhere else in Bakersfield. The in house dining and bars are extremely good. The overall feel of the building and the rooms is very cozy and stylish.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Gentry P
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gmThePadre, General Manager at Padre Hotel, responded to this review, April 15, 2013
Thank you and welcome to the Padre family. We hope to see you soon!
Matthew
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San Luis Obispo, California
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196 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at the Padre because of the many Trip Advisor recommendations. Not at all disappointed. The room was very modern and extremely clean. We enjoyed the Tuesday Happy Hour, $1 Tacos and $4 Margaritas. Staff was very friendly and helpful. We'll be staying here on our next Bakersfield visit

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank BobD686
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gmThePadre, General Manager at Padre Hotel, responded to this review, April 15, 2013
Taco Tuesday is a favorite here at the Padre! Thank you for staying with us!
Matthew
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

I understand there were challenges in this hotel's remodel in the midst of the Great Recession, but it looks like it was worth it. The rooms are nicely done; the staff is attentive and friendly; the lobby is inviting and even a bit majestic. It has a boutique feel, and so is more interesting than the corporate hotels while providing a high level of quality and service. This is likely the hotel to which I'll return when in Bakersfield.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Janos77
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gmThePadre, General Manager at Padre Hotel, responded to this review, March 25, 2013
We hope to see you again soon, thank you so much for staying with us!
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 #4 of 61 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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