My husband and I stayed at the Padre for the Thanksgiving holiday. I have been to the Padre before for drinks, but this was the first time we stayed. Artsy, hip and fun. In Bakersfield! I just love this place! Beautiful restoration with a sense of humor and a nod to Bakersfield culture...the paintings of vintage Bakersfield business signs in the Farmacy cafe, the huge mural of the cowgirl in the lobby, the fantastic vintage looking black and white wallpaper in the hallways includes images of oil wells, farm equipment and animals, guns, etc.The bed, pillows and the linens were very comfortable. We had a nice room with a shower and a view of downtown.
Now the downside: the bathroom was so dimly lit it was hard to see anything in there. Even the light on the makeup mirror was very dim, totally worthless. And there were very loud people up very late, making a LOT of noise and partying on our floor. There are 3 bars in the place, so ask to be situated well away from them. We were, but even so the people staying near us were very loud and obnoxious, kept us awake. Thanksgiving night was much quieter. Lots of homeless/transient people downtown, probably not safe to walk around outside at night. Thanksgiving morning we went downstairs to eat breakfast and found that we could not order anything off the regular menu because they had an all day Thanksgiving brunch, and that was it. We did not want to spend $30 a pop on brunch, also we had plans with family for our Thanksgiving meal later. We walked around downtown looking for something to eat and there was literally *nothing* open, it looked like a ghost town! Granted it was Thanksgiving.
Friday we walked around downtown and found a fantastic music store, a record store and a vintage clothing/consignment shop that was one of the best I have ever been to! There are also some art galleries, but they were closed. The old restored Fox and Nile Theaters are also very close by. The Padre would be the perfect place to stay if you were going to a show at the Fox or Nile.
- 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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