Normally, when I go to Bakersfield, I stay at a hotel near Costco. My only purpose of being in Bakersfield is a stop for the night between San Jose and Las Vegas.
Anyway, when I heard about this place, I had to check it out. Besides, I can still find the Costco to get gas in the morning.
It's beautiful. I don't feel like I'm in Bakersfield. The bed was comfy. The Forty Winks room lived up to its promise. Alright, I'm not crazy about the bathroom design, with the clear wall. It's fine if you are by yourself, BUT, but, do I really need to see my husband's shadow (even with the curtain closed) on the toilet and likewise, my posterior while I'm attending to my biological needs?
About the other item- I had to call housekeeping to provide soap, a washcloth. etc. They more or less, stocked the room for one person. Not a big deal, and they did provide nice shampoos and toiletries.
Dinner seemed pricey at the the Belevedere for what we wanted, so we opted for another restaurant across town and got a nice Happy Hour deal. We came back later and had drinks at Brimstone, which was also somewhat pricey. I would have like to try the Fire bar on the second floor, but it was closed for a private party that night. The Farmacy cafe in the morning serves a good breakfast, so we chose that amongst the dining options on the following day.
Anyway, I'll come back. Bakersfield spent redevelopment money to get this place up and running, so I want to see it still in operation on my next trip. Fun place.
- 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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