Best hotels in the West

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20 most unique hotels in the West

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Padre Hotel
Photo by Andrea M. Gómez; written by Jennifer Baldwin

Padre Hotel, Bakersfield, CA

Downtown is on the upswing, thanks partly to the swank Padre Hotel. Its cowboy motif gives a nod to the city’s ag and oil history, with giant murals of farm animals on the ceiling in the Farmacy Cafe ($),and wallpaper featuring oil derricks and mustaches. There’s also a bar and grill, formal dining room, Vegas-style nightclub, and rooftop deck. Stay overnight, or just pull off I-5 for a bite. From $119;


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