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4.5 out of 5

"Elegant and upscale facility in the heart of downtown Bakersfield. Next door to the 1920's Post Office, around the corner from the Natural History mus ... " More

By a verified traveler on Wed 09 Mar 2022

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Hotel Description

3.5-star Art Deco hotel near Fox Theater

Downtown Bakersfield stay

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).

Dining options, 3 bars/lounges

This Art Deco hotel's 2 restaurants, 3 bars/lounges, and 24-hour gym are some of the featured amenities. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 4 conference rooms, free WiFi in public areas, and valet parking. There's a rooftop terrace on site, and a 24-hour front desk and a coffee shop are also provided.

One King Bed (Forty Winks Room)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$149* Per night/room Oct 9 - Oct 10

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 16 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 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 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Padre Hotel

Everyone (8) Couples (6) Family (2)
5 out of 5
Elegant and upscale facility in the heart of downtown Bakersfield. Next door to the 1920's Post Office, around the corner from the Natural History museum. There are several nice places to dine and get a cocktail in the area, and the hotel's bar/restaurant was rockin' on a Tuesday night.

Posted by , from SANTA PAULA on Mar 9, 2022

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4 out of 5
I was told that the restaurant and room service would be unavailable. That was very disappointing because I was given the Padre a great place for its restaurant and great bar. What I was never told was that for our one night stay on Jan 2, the bar was actually open up til 6 pm where we could have had a nice bar dinner and drinks. I’d also been told the front desk would recommend places to eat or get a drink. Besides 18 hundred, there wasn’t much at all nearby.

Posted by on Jan 4, 2022

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Jan 3, 2022

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1 out of 5
I arrived to the hotel for them to tell me my reservation was cancelled. Hotel management pointed fingers at Travelocity and Travelocity couldn’t do anything to accommodate. Instead I got put into a lower star rated hotel that I still had to pay for! This should of been taken care of through Travelocity for their “technical error” As for the hotel management they wouldn’t assist in any way and said sorry all of our rooms are booked. No recommendations or help from them at all. Bad customer Service all around between the two companies.

Posted by on Oct 4, 2021

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Sep 27, 2021

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4 out of 5
Hotel was nice but room had zero literature on what the property offered. Staff was awesome. Unfortunately the area around the hotel was pretty sketchy, especially when you have to go almost a block away to take your dog to the bathroom.

Posted by on Sep 20, 2021

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Aug 29, 2021

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5 out of 5
Beautiful hotel with the friendliest staff. From check-in to check-out, I enjoyed my stay. Good food, great selection of drinks and a wonderful atmosphere. The room was clean clean and the bed was so comfortable I melted into a deep sleep. A hidden gem! Thank you Padre Hotel and staff! See you again soon.

Posted by on Aug 9, 2021

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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!

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. Public spaces have free WiFi and wired Internet. Event space at this hotel measures 5000 square feet (465 square meters) and includes conference space. A 24-hour fitness center, a rooftop terrace, and spa services are also featured at the business-friendly The Padre Hotel. The hotel can provide concierge services and wedding services. 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
  • Deli
  • Terrace on the roof
  • 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
  • Coffee shop

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)


  • Train station: Bakersfield Station (1.5 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. 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 (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • 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 7:00 AM to 11 AM.

Farmacy Cafe - This café serves breakfast only.

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

Room service (during limited hours) 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 20.0 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

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

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 is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover. 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


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 20.0 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.