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Fireside Inn

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311 2nd St., Next to Boardwalk Bowl, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (Formerly Paradise Inn By The Beach)
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

Don't stay here. We ignored bad reviews and overlooked them due to the price. The office reeked of nasty incense. The only good thing was the view/location. They had bad service (the lady who checked it prior to us had the same number of people and paid $20 less.) The room was cramped first of all. Then there were stray... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

First, the good points: beds were OK and the room was quiet....Location very good. But, 2 queen beds were stuffed into a room clearly designed for only one.... Bathroom also teeny tiny. Room felt like it was kind of thrown together and crammed full of too much furniture. Front desk not friendly at all - really, I appreciate some friendliness... More 

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Cameron Park, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Close! Well, they are just one block from the beach boardwalk... BUT WHAT A DUMP! Let me start our tour with the exterior. The building is old and it shows. The parking lot is designed for small cars and it would help to be agile as a mountain goat to navigate the steep inclines just to reach a ground-floor room.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

If you are looking for a 5-star, white glove experience with champagne and caviar taste, please stop reading and go look for a different place to stay. The Fireside Inn is a great, family run business right across the street from Boardwalk Bowl. It is situated on a hill so there is a pretty good slope running from one end... More 

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Los Gatos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

A bang for your buck! Accepting the fact that the prices are high overall in all motels, this is worth spending the money on! Great service! The motel may look old from the outside, but the rooms won't disappoint you. Friendly Beach Motel!

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Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We chose the fireside inn because it was one of the most affordable in the area. It was close to the beach/boardwalk on the map. Once we got there we were amazed at the location. Its a block from the beach and right between the boardwalk and wharf. We were able to check in early (about 11:00am) just by asking.... More 

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Redondo Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

The location is the best part. You are walking distance from the boardwalk, so you can leave your car and just walk around. I would suggest asking for a room upstairs, so that your room isn't facing the parking lot. The room and bathroom were clean. The hosts are very nice and can provide you with information. We had an... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Arrived to some confusion about billing. Once my credit card was processed, I was told the carpet in the room was wet from a recent leak. I felt this should have been discussed before I was charged. We came upstairs to look at the room. The doors had been left open, and there were flies hanging out. The manager brought... More 

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Castaic, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

If you want to be close to the boardwalk this is the place for you. If you are a mature couple, not so much. The place is old and has old furnishings. The rooms are tiny. The really awful part is the parking. If you have bad knees just forget about coming up or down the parking lot. Young people... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We made a last minute decision to spend a night in Santa Cruz for 4th of July. That way we could get two days of beach and boardwalk. We wanted to be close to the beach and didn't have many options since we booked last minute. We chose this place because it was the cheapest (at $200+). Also, we had... More 

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