Apparently this older building was a derelict for several years before the city and a private hotelier worked out a plan to rehabilitate it in 2009. The results justify the effort; in terms of comfort, convenience, and downtown location this place is unbeatable. The entire staff seems to be genuinely concerned for the welfare of visitors. I'll post elsewhere about the hotel's excellent Belvedere restaurant, but it's consistent with the overall attention to detail. The thick old walls ensured us of a quiet Saturday night's sleep despite a "bachelorette's party" in the next room. The only negative was the "honor bar" stuffed with items like an $80 bottle of whiskey; the refrigerator was so full of expensive beverages we had to move several out (very carefully) to put our water bottles in to chill. But that was a small matter.
- 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
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