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Fresno, California
Reviewed 5 August 2014

You wouldn't expect to find such a gem in downtown Bakersfield, which is hardly a resort destination. Old hotel but beautifully redone. Very tasteful. I was in the Head Honcho room on the third floor. Maybe a little pricey for Bakersfield but a real value in the rest of the World. Terrific bathroom with Jacuzzi and spacious shower. Staff couldn't...

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

Hi Executive33, thank you for the review! We hope you can visit us again soon!

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 4 August 2014

First off….sorry so long. Stayed a week (Monday to Friday) …..and I have a lot to say. This is an 80+ year old hotel that has all the elements to be great, but simply falls short on too many issues that should be automatics in the hotel industry. The hotel was easy to find, and easy to get to in...

4Thank Terry C
Jennifer J, Manager at Padre Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Terry C, thank you for the feedback and I'm very sorry we fell short in those areas. I have addressed these items with our team for immediate improvement. These issues are not what we consider as the Padre Standard, so I would love to speak with you personally and invite you for another visit. Please give me a call,...

Reviewed 2 August 2014

My husband and I stayed here overnight on our 10th anniversary. My husband is working in Bakersfield for the summer and doesn't have any vacation time until his project is done, so we had to stick close to home. Anyways, I like the unique touches throughout the hotel. The staff was all really nice, and we received a free room...

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

Hi Swb04, thank you for the review and helpful feedback! I would love to have you back to give you the true 5 star experience that the Padre Hotel takes pride in. I would love to speak with you and learn more about the issues you mentioned. I appreciate you taking the time to leave a review and look forward...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 30 July 2014 via mobile

Considering this is Bakersfield the hotel is actually quite nice - downtown Bakersfield is not necessarily the most happening place...the rooms are nice and clean - I had a shower with a nice touch - definitely OK - it was my second time here, prices had gone up

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

Hello Horstim, thank you for the review! We love being a part of the downtown Bakersfield revitalization and enjoy seeing all of the exciting changes happening in the area. We hope you can visit us again soon!

Reviewed 25 July 2014

Stayed here for my husband's 50th birthday. His mother lives in Bakersfield so we thought it would be nice to go down and see her, plus carry out a few other special plans we made for ourselves that weekend. We made the long drive in his best friend's corvette, more on that later. The hotel was easy to find. Check...

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

Hello, I'm so sorry to hear your special trip was affected by the dead battery with the Corvette. I am certain that if the valet team had been made aware the vehicle needed to be parked while in reverse, they would have taken special care to do so. I am happy to hear that Michael was able to set you...

Frisco, Texas
Reviewed 22 July 2014

When planning our 3 week road trip we wanted to stop overnight in Bakersfield after going through Sequoia Nat'l Forest. Read the super reviews on Trip Advisor and crossed our fingers that the reality would be as good. I have to say the hotel staff, the rooms and the almost unbelievably fine dinner at the restaurant exceeded our expectations. We...

Thank Jim and Janet B
Jennifer J, Manager at Padre Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Jim and Janet, thank you so much for the review! I will be sure to share your compliments with the team. They work very hard to ensure every guest is treated like family. We hope you can visit us again soon!

Roseville, California
Reviewed 14 July 2014

If you find yourself in Bakersfield, stay at the Padre! The price isn't bad, but the hotel is amazing, and worth the small premium. The rooms are unique and comfortable. The food and bar choices within the hotel are very good. I was pleasantly surprised. The only drawback is you must use valet parking. I'd deduct a half star for...

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

Hello CBS_13, thank you for the review! It's great to hear you enjoyed your visit. The Padre offers luxury rooms at a great price, and our team always works to make sure every detail of our guests' stay is perfect. We hope you can visit us again soon!

Somis, California
Reviewed 13 July 2014

this is a n old building but man inside is the coolest place sports bar fine dining 5 star rooms i like room 711 personally but the are all amazing when I go to Bakersfield this is my home away from home!!

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

Hi Jim K, thank you so much for the review! We love to hear from our guests and we strive to be everyones' home away from home! We can't wait to see you again!

San Jose, California
Reviewed 10 July 2014

We stayed at the Padre Hotel in Bakersfield because of the great reviews I read on Tripadvisior, and we were not disappointed. From the time we arrived we were greeted warmly and promptly. Our room was on the 8th floor with a good view and the room was fantastic. I slept so well, the bed was so comfortable! We had...

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

Thank you so much for the review! It's great to hear your first experience in Bakersfield was at the Padre Hotel - we love to share the exciting history and luxury accommodations with our guests. We hope you have the chance to visit us again soon!

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 July 2014

We spent a night at Hotel Padre. The welcome started at the valet parking right outside the hotel. The stylish lobby has a bar, cafe and fine dining restaurant located off it and had a great buzz when we arrived. Our Head Honcho suite was spacious with a separate lounge. The room decor was very chic and the bed felt...

Thank MandA6468
Jennifer J, Manager at Padre Hotel, responded to this review

Hello MandA6468, Thank you for choosing to stay at the Padre Hotel and for the review! It sounds like you experienced the best of what Bakersfield has to offer. Our luxury accommodations can't be beat, and the Belvedere Fine Dining room has some of the best, and freshest, seasonal cuisine. We hope you enjoyed your travels and that if you...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • 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, Pub
Farmacy Cafe
Farmacy Cafe
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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: $172 - $308 (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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#2 Business Hotel in Bakersfield
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“We love the Head Honcho suites.”
 of 5 bubbles MrsFaber, 7 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Doggy potty spots require a walk!”
 of 5 bubbles Erinbee00, 2 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Limited choices if you want twin beds -- but encountered no issues with noise.”
 of 5 bubbles rmt1354, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms seem quiet, plenty enough space, clean, well decorated”
 of 5 bubbles seesawsarah, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Get a suite & lots of parking on the street.”
 of 5 bubbles JOHOSeattle, 1 Jan 2017 | Read review
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