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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

I recently stopped at the Padre hotel with our friends from France. Cole at the Valet was super friendly & helpful! The hotel is super chic and the rooms are beautiful! Love the wallpaper! We are looking forward to visiting again!

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Ashland, Oregon, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've stayed at this hotel several times, and always love it. It has beautiful Art Deco architecture, but has been remodeled to be beautiful, modern and very cool. The rooms are big and spacious, with comfy robes and all the amenities. The food is terrific, and service is great. I really think this is the best hotel along the I-5...

Thank Gitti L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On our trip from AZ to OR we decided to stay here (with the pups). It was a last minute decision and we purchased this hotel while eating dinner on the road. Great decision! I've stayed at other hotels in Bakersfield and this so far is my favorite! The rooms reminded me of the Hard Rock hotel in how they...

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Long Beach, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Highly highly recommend this hotel. I don't remember the young lady's name that checked us in the evening of Jan. 12th but she was awesome! She was friendly and polite and made us feel welcomed. The entire staff was great. They welcomed our fur babies which is always a plus for us as these are the type of businesses we...

Thank 498shirleyp
Jennifer J, Manager at Padre Hotel, responded to this review

Hi 498shirleyp, Thank you so much for the review and the compliments on our team and restaurant. We LOVE seeing fur babies and consider it one of the highlights of the job! I am so happy that you enjoyed your first stay with us and am looking forward to your future visits! Best Wishes, Jennifer Johnson

Sacramento, United States
Reviewed 17 January 2017

A centrally located hotel that has been refurbished to an elegant modern day hotel. The staff was wonderful and the food in the restaurant was excellent. A fabulous lobby entrance. We travel to southern California often. We used to take Highway 5 all the way from Sacramento. We now take Highway 99 so that we can stop at the Padre.

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

Hello Bob, Thank you so much for the review and the kind remarks on our restaurant and staff! I'm glad you discovered the Padre Hotel and that we are now a part of your travels to Southern California. Hope to see you again soon! Best Wishes, Jennifer Johnson

Reviewed 9 January 2017

Spent my 2nd night of a Seattle to Palm Springs jaunt here in Bakersfield. I had never been to downtown Bakersfield before. This historic hotel was a pleasant surprise! Stylish interior, comfortable bed and appointments. Love the hallway wallpaper with an oil derrick motif! Enjoyed a martini and a delicious meal at the restaurant that night. Slept well after 500+miles...

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

Hi daviduSeattle, Thank you for the review. The fun, quirky details of the Padre Hotel are reflected in everything from the wallpaper to the furniture, and I am glad to hear it was a pleasant surprise for you during your long trip. Thank you for your recommendation, and I hope you can visit us again soon! Best Wishes, Jennifer Johnson

East Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Exactly what Joy M. wrote -- a lovely classic hotel, with designer touches down to the gold pencils and luxurious bedding. While I didn't sample their Thanksgiving buffet, it looked impressive enough to warrant a trip back sometime for another such meal.

Thank rmt1354
Jennifer J, Manager at Padre Hotel, responded to this review

Hello rmt1354, Thank you for the review! We offer luxury and comfort in the most detailed ways and am glad you chose to stay with us. Our holiday buffets are definitely worth the visit - Our chef always puts together an decadent, flavorful selection of the best foods. Hope to see you again soon! Best Wishes, Jennifer Johnson

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 5 January 2017

I've stayed at the Padre a couple of times now. Usually on my way from Northern California to Southern. The care and detail into the decor/restoration are great. They offer a variety of dinning experiences, all great. Good location and friendly, helpful staff.

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

Hi seeesawsarah, Thank you for taking the time leave a review, and for continuing to stay with us at the Padre Hotel during your travels. I am happy you have been able to enjoy the various menus and dining options we have to offer, and hope to see you again soon. Cheers! Jennifer Johnson

Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

The Padre is an excellent small historic hotel in downtown, renovated with modern sensibilities. The bar and restaurant are good too. We expected to have to stay at an anonymous chain hotel, pleasantly surprised to find the Padre.

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

Hello Joy, Thank you for the review. I am so happy you chose to stay at the Padre Hotel and were able to enjoy our modern luxuries and comfort. I hope you can visit us again soon! Best Wishes, Jennifer Johnson

Reviewed 2 January 2017

I usually stay in very nice hotels and saw limited options in Bakersfield. I was relieved by the choice. I had one of their suites so it was probably much better than a regular room. The showers was huge and I loved the tub. Also the room overall was spacious. The hotel it self was good looking with several options...

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

Hi JOHOSeattle, Thank you for the review, and for the feedback regarding the room layout and accessories. I am happy that we were able to remedy the problem with the room accessories right away, but am very sorry it was not available to you in the first place. All of our rooms are luxury oriented with modern, unique touches to...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • 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
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • 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: $194 - $333 (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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“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
“Corner suites are spacious and quiet - higher levels are the best.”
 of 5 bubbles jeff_hydari, 25 Dec 2016 | Read review
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