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The Parkside Inn

424 Por La Mar, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
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The Parkside Inn
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Ranked #45 of 53 Hotels in Santa Barbara
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2007
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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San Diego, CA
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2007

The strange thing about the Parkside is that you need to check-in and out at the Hotel Mar Monte (which is close by) but you get to use all of their amenitiies. The service at the front desk was friendly and pleasant. We paid $135 per night for a queen bed and a balcony, unfortunately, the balcony faced a wall.... More 

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Franklin, Tennessee
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2007

This hotel is absolutely disgusting as is the Hotel Mar Monte. Both hotels (actually they are one in the same) should not be rated over one star, maybe two. We left, they refunded our money, and we went to the DoubleTree (which is very nice but expensive). All-in-all, the problem with the Parkside is the price. I would expect to... More 

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Pasadena
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2006

Make sure to check in at hotel mar monte, before you go to park side inn, other then that everything was great , the beds are clean , comfortable. you'll great a refrigirator and a microwave, great location by the beach, AAA has good promotion with them, I will definitely go back there.

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ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2006

It was spotless clean and reasonable ,we were very pleased .

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Stroud, England
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2006

This is not one of the world's great hotels, but it gave a us a good value stopover on the journey from SF to LA. The hotel is basically a budget annex to the Mar Monte hotel, where check-in is located. Other travellers have said it's difficult to find: the Mar Monte is a large hotel on the seafront and... More 

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Azusa
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2006

First impression, the room was nice and big then the door that lets you into the building slammed shut wow sounded like someone drove into the building. The elveator was extremly loud every time someone used it. Combine those 30 times in one night and you dont sleep to good. One thing that got me really mad was when i... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2005

I must have stayed somewhere with the same name as the visitor from Glasgow. Our room was a reasonable size, very clean and even had a small balconey. Yes, you do have to check in at the Hotel Mar Monte. I'd read reviews on TripAdvisor so I knew the hotel could be difficult to find. I Mapquested the Hotel Mar... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2005

For the price, this is the best bet in Santa Barbara. The ammenties of a restaurant, fitness room, pool and spa that go along with the Parkside are a block away at the Hotel Mar Monte. That fact actually worked to the advantage of the Parkside, as it is very quiet -and clean. It is a must to walk a... More 

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Glasgow
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2005

We were lost so I called the hotel for direction as we were on State St in Santa Barbara. They gave me the directions which I followed TO THE LETTER and spent 1 hour driving around trying to find the place. What they do not tell you is the Parkside Inn is actually the poor relation of the Mar Monte... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2005

We stayed at the Parkside Inn for one night on August 10, 2005. If you're slow on directions, it's a task finding this hotel. Its parking lot is small and uncovered. On checking in, to my dismay, was to be made at the Hotel Mar Monte about a block away in which after a long tiring drive you find it... More 

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