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San Francisco, CA
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We needed a place to stay on a trip from Norcal to Socal, and didn't want the usual roadside motel. I guess we've become hotel snobs. I Googled "interesting hotels in Bakersfield", and got the Padre, and not much else. You've already seen the average rating, so let me just try to be succinct here: *Interesting historic structure, completely remodeled... More 

Thank builder29
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I were driving from SF to Vegas, and got a late start. We realized it wasn't safe to bomb it all the way and searched for a hotel to stay at. Suspicious of Bakersfield location, we booked with low expectations. wow it was awesome, great service good style comfy bed My only complaint was the pillows. Only... More 

Thank Richard T
Jennifer J, Manager at Padre Hotel, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for the review! I'm happy to hear your surprise stop in Bakersfield was a memorable one. Hope you can stay with us again during your future travels! Best Wishes, Jennifer Johnson More 

San Diego, California
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74 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was thoroughly surprised by this gem in downtown Bakersfield. The restored hotel dates to the 1920s and exudes elegance in what is otherwise a tired part of town. No need to leave the hotel once you arrive as the bar and Belevedere Room restaurant offer everything you might need. Valet parking is required. Two words of caution. If you do... More 

Thank DavidUmstot
Jennifer J, Manager at Padre Hotel, responded to this review

Hello, and thank you for leaving us a review. We do our best to make sure every guests' sleeping experience is top notch! Our Forty Winks rooms feature the fun "peek-a-boo" showers but our larger rooms have a more private layout. We've got something for everyone, and I'm delighted that you were able to experience the top-rated Belvedere fining dining... More 

Seattle, Washington
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50 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at this hotel bases on TripAdvisor reviews and I wasn't disappointed. It has the vibe of a Kimpton hotel and has a nice bar, restaurant, and coffee shop. At the same time, this is an old building so the hotel is noisy. They also have an outdoor bar and some of the rooms overlook the bar and, therefore,... More 

Thank zuttoman
Jennifer J, Manager at Padre Hotel, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for the review. We do our best to inform all of our guests when there will be an outdoor event that may last into the evening, and always take care to limit the effect the music from such an event might have on any guests' time at the Padre. I am happy to hear you enjoyed your... More 

Austin, Texas
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25 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a joy! We were relocating cross country in two packed cars, two big people-loving dogs and very long days of driving. When we arrived at the Padre Hotel, it was such a joy. From the moment we registered and the bellmen helped us with our bags and parked our cars – so we could walk the dogs – everything... More 

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Jennifer J, Manager at Padre Hotel, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for the review and for choosing to stay with us during your travels. It's always wonderful to hear about our guests' experiences, and I am excited to share your compliments with the team. From all of us at the Padre Hotel, we hope you have safe travels and we hope you can stay with us again! Cheers!... More 

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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were only at the Padre for less than 24 hours but in our short time we were very impressed with the hotel. Valet Parking was good value and close by. The room was very nice with the most comfortable bed of our entire trip. The restaurant looked nice (didn't use it) and the hotel bar had a good vibe.... More 

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Jennifer J, Manager at Padre Hotel, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for the review. I am so happy that we left such an impression after such a short time. I hope that you can visit us again soon- for a longer stay and to experience all of our wonderful dining options! Best Wishes, Jennifer Johnson More 

Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Friend and I stayed here on a whim one night we were very impressed with the cleanliness and upkeep of the rooms, the bar scene was a lot of fun and they even have a pool table in the lobby. I thought that $200 for a Saturday night was a bit much (in Bakersfield?) but all in all it was... More 

Thank scoop69
Jennifer J, Manager at Padre Hotel, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for the review, and for the feedback! We have promotional rates throughout the year based on our availability, so the next time you are ready to visit us please reach out to our front desk team to arrange your stay and they will be happy to provide you with more information. Cheers! Jennifer Johnson More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed here with my wife for one night, we both agreed that it was fantastic. Everything about the hotel was top notch. From the valet parking to checkout. Close to bars and restaurants. Give Bakersfield and The Padre Hotel a go you won't be disappointed.

Thank seanmell
Jennifer J, Manager at Padre Hotel, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your review. I look forward to sharing your compliments with the team and I look forward to your next visit! Cheers! Jennifer Johnson More 

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69 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

After a long drive we went to the Courtyard by Marriott only to find an old stuffy smelling hotel. Making a quick retreat we finally landed at the Padre Hotel. What a change and a refreshing find. The restaurant was very good, room was very nice and made for a very pleasant stay.

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Jennifer J, Manager at Padre Hotel, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave the review. I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and you were able to experience the wonderful dining options we have available. I hope you can come back to visit soon! Best Wishes, Jennifer Johnson More 

Wheaton, Illinois
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

This was my first stay at the Padre. A surprise and a really cool hotel in the heart of downtown Bakersfield. Everything went well with this stay, I can't come up with a single criticism. Service everywhere in the hotel is friendly and welcoming - front desk, housekeeping, restaurants inside the hotel. The investment in renovating this place had to... More 

Thank wheatonite
Jennifer J, Manager at Padre Hotel, responded to this review

Hello, Wow, thank you for such a generous review! I can't wait to share this with the team. It really is such a highlight of our day to hear from our guests, and when our guests are able to have the entire "Padre experience" we do our best to make sure it is unforgettable. So happy you could enjoy our... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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
Farmacy Cafe
Farmacy Cafe
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre 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 Street, Bakersfield, CA 93301
Region: United States > California > Bakersfield
Price Range: ₹ 8,250 - ₹ 13,637 (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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#1 Romantic Hotel in Bakersfield
#2 Business Hotel in Bakersfield
#5 Family Hotel in Bakersfield
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“Corner upper floor room was sunny and very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles builder29, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms facing the street are probably quieter because of the outdoor bar”
 of 5 bubbles zuttoman, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The Head Honcho Suite is beautiful and spacious.”
 of 5 bubbles GatewayGuesthouse, 5 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are pretty close to the central elevator. Curtains on the south side of the building block the morning sun very well.”
 of 5 bubbles M6410ICchrisc, 17 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The summers can be very hot so west facing rooms get a bit warm in the afternoon.”
 of 5 bubbles 609michaelm609, 3 Aug 2016 | Read review
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