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The Padre Hotel

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Real fancy place for being in Bakersfield the rate for a weekend was not bad and the hole inside of the hotel is very up to date great place to stay I STAYED ON THE 7TH FLOOR AND YES THE HOTEL IS HUNTED! !!!!! NO B.S. Other then that great place

We had a fabulous time , enjoying the room and the restaurants. Staff for the hotel and restaurants were very helpful , friendly and professional.

We stayed at the Padre for a wedding. Our room was smallish, bench at end of bed, desk and chair. Had Kuerig coffee maker- a plus for us! The bed was comfy. We had lunch at the Restaurant one day- a little pricy, but, good tasting. We parked in the parking structure next to the hotel.. No more than $10/in a 24 hour period. They also have valet parking for $10/night.

One of the best beds I have slept on. Good restaurants and great bar scene. Thoroughly enjoyed my stay.

What a delight finding this sophisticated and charming hotel in Bakersfield. Great public spaces, bars and restaurant, wonderful design and distinctive artwork throughout. Loved the decor, loved the staff. My only tiny negative comment was the sound of the air conditioner humming outside our window. Other than that, thumbs up for the Padre Hotel.

Clean, upscale boutique hotel but no pool or fitness center from what I could tell.

Loved this hotel! Beautiful amenities, bar, overall a great experience!

Gem of a place to stay in Bakersfield. The decor is lovely - hip, modern cowboy style. Great food options on site and across the street. Lovely rooms in which everything has been so well designed and executed on. Staff was kind and professional. To me, the Padre was the perfect hotel. If I could stay at the Padre everywhere I went, I would!

This could have been an amazing, dog-friendly stay in a cool looking hotel with friendly staff. Unfortunately, we were placed in a room that had the door bell connected to the Fire Alarm. Hence, when room service delivered, the fire alarm went off, scaring my dog (and I) badly - multiple times. Most dogs are startled by loud noises, mine is no exception. Eventually, room service got the bright idea to knock and I anwered the foor - afterall, I had no idea why the fire alarm kept going off. So, I answered the door and was told that I had been placed in an ADA room that had this arranged for people who were hard of hearing - I can't imagine this would be enjoyable or valuable to them either but what do I know. My dog was literally shaking the rest of the night while I tried unsuccessfully to calm her down. It was a miserable, silly experience and could have been very easily avoided - if the front desk person had simply alerted me to this condition beforehand. Defintely will not be returning.

Stayed here for 1 night but it was a wonderful night. The restaurants, the bar and the staff were all above all expectations. And OMG the bed! I've never slept so well! I'm going to get the same for my own at home! Will definitely stay here again!

I like this hotel and usually stay here when in the area on business. My room during my last visit was really tiny, like Manhattan tiny. The bed was really comfortable, great shower and clean room so once I got beyond the limited space, my stay was fine.

This is our 3rd stay at The Padre, & this is the only hotel I'd recommend in Bakersfield! The staff is accommodating & very helpful! However if you do get a room on the same side as Prairie Fire, be prepared to be up until midnight. If there is a wedding going on at Prairie Fire you can always call the front desk and ask them to turn it down, & they will remedy the problem. Also, if you need just about any accommodation in your room, staff is always more than willing to help you out. We'll definitely be back, maybe not on the same side, but for sure same hotel!

This is a great hotel with accessible restaurants and night clubs within walking distance. Room was clean and met expectations. Room was on the side of 18th street, and was quite. Haven't had a problem with loud music from night club yet, this is our 2nd stay. I'd recommend this hotel if you're looking for somewhere to stay in Bakersfield that is clean, local nightlife but privacy is given when you walk into the room.

My stay at the padre hotel was overall a great experience. Very clean, luxurious room. The bed was ridiculously comfortable! Felt like you were sleeping on a cloud. Bathroom was nice and tidy, great tiling in the shower. My only complain is that when I ordered from room service they sent me the wrong sandwich. And it took well over 30 minutes to send up a prepacked sandwich. I was really hungry and did not want to wait so I let it slide, but it would've been nice to eat what I ordered and wanted. Other than that, everything else was great. I would definitely stay here again.

LOVED THE ROOM VERY COMFY AND THE HOT TUB MADE FOR AN AWESOME ROMANTIC SETTING.

Great hotel and experience. Staff was friendly and the hotel was clean and modern. Great bars around the corner and rooftop deck.

Cool hotel, located in the blighted area of downtown Bakersfield. Nothing to do outside of the place. Caters mostly to weddings and the nite club on the first floor. If you are coming back to the hotel late be prepared to wade through the sea of party people. Water pressure suffers the higher up you go. Two streets in each direction is meth lane. Bar located on first floor has friendly staff but food choices are limited. I was in town for just one evening so no big deal. It gets an scoring of 7

This hotel is great if you're headed to Bakersfield and don't want to be bored. There's not much to do in the surrounding city/area, but everything you need is in the hotel. They have a coffee bar, sports bar, fine dining, club, and outdoor terrace bar. We stayed on a Saturday night and our hotel was the place to be!

A perfect place to break up the long drive from the coast to Death Valley. Great drink and food at the bar and restaurant. All that was lacking was an HD MI connection on the TV.

Convenient location, awesome staff...rooms a bit small, but good for business.

1702 18th St Bakersfield CA

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Nightclub
  • 24-hour fitness center

The Padre Hotel places you next to Fox Theater and within a 10-minute walk of Buena Vista Museum of Natural History & Science. This 112-room, 3.5-star hotel has a 24-hour fitness center along with free in-room WiFi and a nightclub. It's in central Bakersfield and also a short walk from Rabobank Arena and Bakersfield Museum of Art.


Dining

Enjoy dining at Farmacy Cafe, one of 2 onsite restaurants. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. For your convenience, a cooked-to-order breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 6 AM to 11 AM.


Rooms

All 112 air-conditioned rooms provide iPod docks, refrigerators, and coffee makers. 40-inch flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries, and memory foam beds with premium bedding and down comforters ensure a restful night. Other standard amenities include free local calls, laptop-compatible safes, and ironing boards.


Property features

At The Padre Hotel, guests enjoy features like a nightclub, a 24-hour fitness center, and a rooftop terrace. Valet parking is offered for USD 10.00 per night. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, 4 meeting rooms, and conference space.

Room options

One King Bed (Maverick Room)

King 1 | Sleeps 2

One King Bed, Accessible (Maverick Room)

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Two Full Beds (Double Deuce Room)

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Deluxe, One King Bed (Corner Pocket Room)

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for The Padre Hotel

Everyone (8) Couples (22) Business (18) Family (4) Other (2) Friends (3)
5

best you money can buy in bakersfield

Everyone

Real fancy place for being in Bakersfield the rate for a weekend was not bad and the hole inside of the hotel is very up to date great place to stay I STAYED ON THE 7TH FLOOR AND YES THE HOTEL IS HUNTED! !!!!! NO B.S. Other then that great place

By on May 22, 2017

5

excelllent staff

Everyone

We had a fabulous time , enjoying the room and the restaurants. Staff for the hotel and restaurants were very helpful , friendly and professional.

By , from Rancho Mirage on May 11, 2017

4

nice hotel in downtown bakersfield

Everyone

We stayed at the Padre for a wedding. Our room was smallish, bench at end of bed, desk and chair. Had Kuerig coffee maker- a plus for us! The bed was comfy. We had lunch at the Restaurant one day- a little pricy, but, good tasting. We parked in the parking structure next to the hotel.. No more than $10/in a 24 hour period. They also have valet parking for $10/night.

By , from Visalia, Ca. on Mar 27, 2017

5

great hotel, and lively place. loved the bed.

Everyone

One of the best beds I have slept on. Good restaurants and great bar scene. Thoroughly enjoyed my stay.

By on Mar 18, 2017

5

a truly charming and beautiful hotel.

Everyone

What a delight finding this sophisticated and charming hotel in Bakersfield. Great public spaces, bars and restaurant, wonderful design and distinctive artwork throughout. Loved the decor, loved the staff. My only tiny negative comment was the sound of the air conditioner humming outside our window. Other than that, thumbs up for the Padre Hotel.

By , from Los Angeles on Oct 20, 2016

5

clean, upscale boutique hotel

Everyone

Clean, upscale boutique hotel but no pool or fitness center from what I could tell.

By on Sep 2, 2016

5

great hotel! great service

Everyone

Loved this hotel! Beautiful amenities, bar, overall a great experience!

By , from El Paso, TX on Apr 3, 2016

5

padre is perfection

Everyone

Gem of a place to stay in Bakersfield. The decor is lovely - hip, modern cowboy style. Great food options on site and across the street. Lovely rooms in which everything has been so well designed and executed on. Staff was kind and professional. To me, the Padre was the perfect hotel. If I could stay at the Padre everywhere I went, I would!

By , from Amherst, MA on Mar 24, 2016

2

not very dog (or people) friendly.

Fire Alarm Afficionado's

This could have been an amazing, dog-friendly stay in a cool looking hotel with friendly staff. Unfortunately, we were placed in a room that had the door bell connected to the Fire Alarm. Hence, when room service delivered, the fire alarm went off, scaring my dog (and I) badly - multiple times. Most dogs are startled by loud noises, mine is no exception. Eventually, room service got the bright idea to knock and I anwered the foor - afterall, I had no idea why the fire alarm kept going off. So, I answered the door and was told that I had been placed in an ADA room that had this arranged for people who were hard of hearing - I can't imagine this would be enjoyable or valuable to them either but what do I know. My dog was literally shaking the rest of the night while I tried unsuccessfully to calm her down. It was a miserable, silly experience and could have been very easily avoided - if the front desk person had simply alerted me to this condition beforehand. Defintely will not be returning.

By , from Oakland, CA on Feb 24, 2016

5

a wonderful stay-cation

Couples

Stayed here for 1 night but it was a wonderful night. The restaurants, the bar and the staff were all above all expectations. And OMG the bed! I've never slept so well! I'm going to get the same for my own at home! Will definitely stay here again!

By on Jan 19, 2016