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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hotel is beautiful and the staff was so nice. As a woman traveling alone I felt very secure and comfortable. I would definitely recommend it for business or pleasure. Food was excellent. I loved that they had valet parking. One less thing to worry about while on business getting back to the hotel after dark.

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El Dorado Hills, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've stayed at the Padre 3 times now and I do really enjoy myself there. Each room seems a little different. I even had one that had a floor to ceiling glass wall between the shower and the bed! It's centrally located right downtown so getting around is easy. The food is pretty great, the bar's always hopping and the...

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

Hello Colleen, Thank you for the review, and for your continued patronage! I'm so happy to hear that you look forward to your visits to Bakersfield. I would love for you to experience even more of our uniquely appointed rooms, so please let us know on your next visit and we'll do our best to get you into your favorite....

Santa Rosa, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the aesthetics, loved the Belvedere Room, loved Farmacy cafe. Had comfortable, spacious, clean rooms. I felt fancy just for staying here. Good TV options. Huge bed. Kinda weird lighting throughout the room but it added to the charm. (If I was a bride getting ready for my wedding here, I would NOT be able to use the lighting in...

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

Hello, Thank you for your review, and for providing feedback to help us address this in the future. I am so sorry that the wedding events interfered with your visit. While we do enjoy a good party, we also do our best to make sure every guest is taken care of and provided with the best rooms to fit their...

Sacramento, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a surprise! Who would have thought such a beautiful hotel would be in beautiful downtown Bakersfield. We had been on a trip to Death Valley and needed to stop somewhere along the way home and decided on Bakersfield. I had read good reviews for this hotel but still I was surprised at how 'upscale" the decor was. We had...

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

Hello Susan, Thank you for the review. We do hear quite a bit about our ghostly visitors, but never anything to make us worry. I'm very happy to hear that you and your husband enjoyed your stop during your travels. I hope you can visit us again during your travels! Best Wishes, Jennifer Johnson

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Growing up in Bakersfield, this hotel did not have a great reputation. I am happy to say that's all changed. The entryway is absolutely gorgeous. It has the old charm that new buildings don't have anymore with lots of modern flair in the rooms. The front desk gentleman was helpful and friendly while being efficient. My only negative experience was...

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

Hello, Thank you for the review. We do offer valet parking at a $10 fee per night, and it is recommended for your convenience but not mandatory. The hotel is located in central downtown, so finding public parking in the immediate vicinity is not always easy. I am sorry this was not communicated to you and will work with our...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I sadly had to come to Bakersfield for a family funeral and thanks to the wonders of Trip Advisor, I found this gem. I am a huge fan of renovated and refurbished buildings and The Padre didn't disappoint. Arrival was swift and valet at $10 a night compared to larger cities is a steal! The lobby is a perfect blend...

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

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We appreciate all of the comments from our guests and love to hear about their experiences. I am sorry for the circumstances that brought you to Bakersfield this time, but am happy to hear that your time at the Padre was filled with smiling faces and comfortable accommodations. I...

Bakersfield, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This review is for food service at the hotel -- at a catered luncheon. The food is very good, and service is professional. But I've never before been served iced tea without ice, and if I let the server know I need sugar for my tea, I expect to be provided a teaspoon. Little oversights like that compromise what would...

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

Hello Bruce, I am so sorry for the small errors during your visit to the Padre. We always aim to provide 5 star service and I am sorry we missed the mark in this instance. I do appreciate your feedback and will share it with the team so we can make sure this does not happen in the future. Thank...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here to have a nice dinner with my fiancé and let me start by saying this hotel is through and through excellent. We were driving through bakersfield and thought let's stop at the Padre and see what the hoopla is all about. We were immediately greeted by Eddie from Valet who proceeded to tell us how the Valet situation...

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

Hello, Wow - thank you for this review and for recognizing one of our amazing team members! Eddie always has a smile on and we all appreciate his upbeat spirit. He is definitely very deserving of this recognition and was delighted to see the review, so thank you for choosing to stop at the Padre, and thank you for sharing...

Bakersfield, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed here for a night for my husbands birthday and was blown away by the amazing decor and beautiful rooms! Upon arrival the valet staff was able to help me get my things from my car and open doors for me. Dallas and David were very helpful in getting me a key to my room and informative of all...

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

Hi tcgarber12, thanks for the review! Thank you for celebrating at the Padre Hotel - we love being a part of special occasions. Hope you can visit again soon! Cheers! Jennifer Johnson

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

I have been here many times and each one, i enjoy Padre a lot. Go to the bar and have a meal on lobby level. Always full with great people around. Padre is a NYC type of place. I even thank them for the liquid gel i use to shower. H2O from Carolina Herrera....best of best

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

Hello rhmejia, thank you for your review! We certainly appreciate your loyal patronage and will continue to 'WOW' with each visit. Our Brimstone bar and Prairie Fire lounge definitely have fun crowds, which makes the atmosphere of each space that much more enjoyable. See you again! Best Wishes, Jennifer Johnson

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Brimstone
Brimstone
Cuisines: American
Farmacy Cafe
Farmacy Cafe
Cuisines: American, Cafe
Brimstone Bar
Brimstone Bar
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
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: $161 - $319 (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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“For Ghosts try the 7th floor”
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“Limited choices if you want twin beds -- but encountered no issues with noise.”
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“Rooms seem quiet, plenty enough space, clean, well decorated”
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