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4.6 out of 5

"What a gem of a hotel this was. We were so surprised being that it is located in Bakersfield (not notoriously known for nice accommodations). This was ... " More

By a verified traveler on Wed 12 Aug 2020

Hotel Description

3.5-star Art Deco hotel near Fox Theater

Heart of Bakersfield

At this Downtown Bakersfield hotel, you'll be steps from Fox Theater and within a 15-minute walk of Mechanics Bank Arena. Kern County Museum and Buck Owens Crystal Palace are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Nightclub, 24-hour fitness

A nightclub, 2 restaurants, and a 24-hour fitness center are all featured at this Art Deco hotel. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center, free WiFi in public areas, and valet parking. Relax with a drink at one of the 3 bars/lounges and enjoy the a rooftop terrace.

Free Internet, comfy beds

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and coffee/tea makers, the 112 guestrooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, as well as flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Other amenities include memory foam beds, iPod docks, and 24-hour room service.

One King Bed (Forty Winks Room)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$108* Per night/room Aug 15 - Aug 16

One King Bed, Accessible (Maverick Room)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

One King Bed (Maverick Room)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

The Padre Hotel ratings based on 11 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.6 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Padre Hotel

Everyone (9) Couples (2)
5 out of 5

Posted by on Jun 1, 2021

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5 out of 5
What a gem of a hotel this was. We were so surprised being that it is located in Bakersfield (not notoriously known for nice accommodations). This was a very high-end boutique property with gourmet food (served via room service during covid). Apparently there is an up-and coming chef that is trying to make his mark there and the quality of the fool, presentation and style was off the charts. Totally unexpected! The room (Hed Hancho suite) was very clean, spacious and recently updated with high quality products in the bathroom. It was a room I'd expect to see in a swanky San Francisco hotel or in West Hollywood. The service was wonderful. The staff was very courteous and couldn't ask enough about what else they could do to make our stay nice. To cap it all off...the room rate was super reasonable. I think the entire bill including gourmet dinner came in around $300. Well worth the stay - we will be back!

Posted by , from Encinitas, CA on Aug 12, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 13, 2020 by Marissa Beattie

Hi Rich, Thank you for the amazing review! We are absolutely thrilled to hear about your stay at The Padre. Your experience is the exact reason we love being in the service industry. We appreciate the kind words and look forward to seeing you return in the future! Wishing you a wonderful day!

5 out of 5
Anything you need all you have to do is text. I was able to have champagne and fruit waiting in the room for our arrival. Interesting feature, the shower is clear on both sides and you can see into it from the bed area! Very cool

Posted by on Feb 12, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 16, 2020 by Marissa Beattie

Thanks for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback!

4 out of 5

Posted by on Mar 11, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 3, 2019 by Jennifer Johnson, General Manager

Thank you for the review, hopefully next time we'll be able to change your experience to a 5 / 5.

5 out of 5
Surprising find, perfect place to stop in the middle of a long drive to have cocktails, a bite, and a snooze before hitting the road again.

Posted by on Dec 27, 2018

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4 out of 5
Phones were down for almost two days. Staff very accommodating Dinner in bar area was just alright, not one in our party finished their meals. Shower visible to room via a curtain, wouldn’t be a problem unless you are sharing your room with your adult son.

Posted by , from chelsea, michigan on Jul 18, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 25, 2018 by Jennifer

Thank you for your review and feedback. I'm so sorry about the phone issue. We definitely tried to get the system back up as soon as we could. It sounds like you stayed in our Forty Winks room, which features a "peek-a-boo" shower. We have other room options available for a more private experience for your future visit. Hope you can visit again soon!

5 out of 5
Great Hotel stay. Rooms was small but had a lot of comfort and personality. Walk in shower was great as well. Big California King bed was very comfortable and clean

Posted by on Jul 3, 2018

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5 out of 5
We came to attend a wrdding. It's almost too bad we won't have a reason to come back. Everything about our stay was outstanding!

Posted by on Oct 23, 2017

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5 out of 5

Loved it!

Pros: clean, stylish, and extremely friendly
Cons: Vegan options in bar/restaurant would make it a 10
Location: Hate Bakersfield (not the people, just the landscape and local politics) - Love the Padre
Vegan options and a pool, would make it perfect. Lovely staff, hotel, and bar/restaurant.

Posted by on May 19, 2016

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3 out of 5

Cool hotel if you are looking for a Party!

Pros: Really liked to decor and the comfort of the bed.
Cons: One area that really bothered me is that I had ordered room service around 9:00 pm. Then around 10:30 pm there was a knock on my door which freaked m
This hotel decor is very nice and the beds or very comfortable. The only reason that I gave it a 1 for comfort is because I was on the 3rd floor and was below the night club and the music played loudly until 2:00 pm. I did not get to sleep until after 3:00 am and had to leave at 8:00 am the next morning. If you looking for a fun party place then this could be the place if you are looking to rest maybe a higher floor or something else.

Posted by , from San Francisco on Dec 21, 2015

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Property Features

There are 2 restaurants on site, as well as a coffee shop/café and a snack bar/deli. You can unwind with a drink at one of the 3 bars/lounges. You'll find a 24-hour business center on site. WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. Event space at this hotel measures 5000 square feet (465 square meters) and includes conference space. A nightclub, a 24-hour fitness center, and a rooftop terrace are also featured at the business-friendly The Padre Hotel. For a fee, parking is available. The property offers extended parking privileges. This Art Deco Bakersfield hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 112 guestrooms or units
  • 9 levels
  • 2 dining venues
  • 3 bars or lounges
  • 5000 sq ft of conference space
  • 465 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1928
  • Nightclub
  • Coffee shop
  • Deli
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet


Valet parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Bakersfield, CA (BFL-Meadows Field) (7.6 km / 4.7 mi)
  • Train station: Bakersfield Station (1.6 km / 1 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

The Padre Hotel offers 112 accommodations with iPod docking stations and laptop-compatible safes. Memory foam beds feature down comforters and premium bedding. 40-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include showers, designer toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • Memory foam beds
  • IPod dock
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Down blanket
  • Shower
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Designer toiletries
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 6 AM to 11 AM.

Farmacy Cafe - This café serves breakfast only.

Belvedere - This restaurant serves dinner only. Reservations are required.

Brimstone - This restaurant serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a 24-hour fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at anytime

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 20 per night.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 50.00 per pet, per stay (maximum USD 100.00 per stay)
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 1 per room (weight limit: 25 lbs)


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-out is available. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 5.00 per accommodation, per night

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 8 and USD 12 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 15.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 50.00 per pet, per stay (maximum USD 100.00 per stay)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Hotel Padre
  • Padre Bakersfield
  • Padre Hotel
  • Padre Hotel Bakersfield
  • The Padre Hotel Hotel
  • The Padre Hotel Bakersfield
  • The Padre Hotel Hotel Bakersfield

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.