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Inn and Spa at Parkside
4.0 of 5 Inn   |   2116 Sixth St, Sacramento, CA 95818   |  
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Ranked #2 of 12 Sacramento B&B and Inns
Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“will soon need maintenance, but still good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

This Inn is located in a grand old house that once belonged to an Asian magnet of some sort (Mr. Fong). The owners have tried to carry the Asian theme into the new decor. It's a bit of a strange cluster of new-age, Italianate fresco, Chinese kitch, and Japanese lacquer. But it sort of works. The space is comfortable and the building is sturdy. No creaking floors or cheesy construction. The beds were excellent. Slept better here than anywhere in months. Internet was fast and easy. My major complaint is that the hotel looks like it needs a bit of spruce up. The floors are scratched and worn; walls are dirty and badly painted (previous colors show through thin spots), some of the furniture and fixtures are a bit wonky. For example, the desk I sat at would wobble a could 2 inches either way. I was adjusting the venetian blinds and the stick fell out in my hand. The remote for the ceiling fan is nearly broken from overuse. Carpets in the bedroom were pretty dirty. Bathrooms feel quite outdated, with worn china fixtures and soap dispensers with nasty stuff accumulating in the bottom. There seems to be a rather large staff here, all friendly enough -- It's as if the owners are letting the staff run things, but are not really doing quality control or paying attention to wear and tear. One last comment on the breakfast: It was nice-ish. A cooked B&B breakfast with effort. Fruit plate was just mediocre. But you might consider self-catering, because about 2-miles away at the corner of S Street and Alhambra Boulevard is the most magnificent organic co-op I've ever found (and I've been to many, including the legendary Hawthorne Valley market). If only the Inn would buy their fruit there -- then I could forgive them all the rest of their sins.

I'm not sure if I would stay again. It would depend on rates and whether I had money to try something else. And the friendly staff does leave you feeling very positive about the place.

p.s., there is a public pool across the street, if you are into swimming. I didn't try it, but nice to know about.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sacramento, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

We stayed on a Groupon Certificate. We live in the area and I have always wanted to stay here so once the Groupon came up we figured why not have a staycation? It was a great experience. We stayed in the Dream Room which was very comfortable and since we like our privacy it was a plus that it was the only room on the top floor. The in room jacuzzi was spectacular and the linens were clean and fresh. The massages were fair, but it was nice that they offered couples massage. The evenine appetizers were disappointing and looked like everthing came from Costco and not upscale. However, the breakfast (delivered in bed) was spectacular and much more food than I had expected and more than I have seen at a B&B before. The best part is that it wasn't cheap pancakes or waffles, it was a wonder egg scramble. I would definately stay here again, but probably skip the spa services.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Paradise, California
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2011

We have now stayed in 4 different rooms at the Inn and will be sure to return in the future. The workers have been friendly each time and have quickly show us to our room when we arrived.
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Picking a favorite room would be tough, we have stayed in Destiny, Tranquility, Dream, and Spirit so far. Each room has had its own unique decor and style. If an amazing shower is something that you look for I would suggest a stay in Dream. If you are looking for a unique bed and the experiece that comes with it I would say try Spirit. :)
When we arrived this time the told us of an issue with the TV remote in Spirit so they offered to switch/upgrade us to any other avalable room and actually opened each and allowed us to see them. The remote wasn't a problem and we decided not to switch but getting to see the other rooms was a nice plus for future trips.
Spa-
Each time we stay here my wife receives a facial/massage and has been happy each time.
Food-
When you check in they ask if there are any foods to avoid, I would say that I am picky when it comes to eating but have never mentioned a particular food. Each breakfast has included items I would normally not choose but I have found them to be wonderful each time.

Room Tip: Two houses Main house is a historic house which includes older style bathrooms (Destiny, Tranquilit...
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sacramento, California
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28 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2011

I couldn't believe the difference since I stayed here the last time. I don't know if there is new ownership, but things have taken a turn for the worse. Whoever checked us in seemed irritated at our arrival, and I felt like I was bothering her if we asked for something. The carpet in the second building (the more expensive rooms) was stained in the staircase and main floor. The window in our room was broken and just general maintenance was lacking. This is unacceptable. A year ago, I gave a whole hearted endorsement. Now I'd say, save your money and look elsewhere.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Oakland, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2011

I LOVE this place and stay here every chance I get. I'm a business traveler, and I cannot over-emphasize how incredible it is to come back to the Inn at Parkside after a long day at work and take a long soak in my personal jacuzzi tub. Breakfast in bed can't be beat either, although many of the rooms have desks or tables if you prefer not to eat in bed. Some of the less expensive rooms are on the small side, but still beautifully furnished, and the larger rooms are GORGEOUS. My favorite is Happiness, which is a bit quirky. It's located on the top floor of the original building - basically the attic - and has steeply sloped ceilings. The jacuzzi sits under a beautiful stained glass window, and the room has skylights and two fireplaces as well as a two-headed shower. The beds are out-of-this-world plush, as is the big fuzzy bathrobe. And did I mention the private mini-kitchen in the Happiness room? I wish I lived there. Some folks have commented on the neighborhood. I did live in the neighborhood when I lived in Sacramento - 2 blocks away, in fact, on U St. between 4th and 5th. It's fully of families and nice people, even if the houses aren't as upscale as some places in Sacto. I would feel perfectly safe walking in this neighborhood. If you get a chance to stay here, do! You won't regret it.

Room Tip: The original building has more personality. The newer rooms are more modern and immaculate.
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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West Sacramento, California
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2011

My husband and I had heard of the Inn (I got to see it several years ago on a home tour) and thought it seemed like a good place to spend our wedding night. We bought a Living Social special for $169, plus $100 off the $299 "couples spa package." We stayed in the room called Refresh. The room itself was nicely decorated, though we were surprised to find the shower and sink in the corner of the room. It was also way too warm. We slept with the windows open all night (in November) and never got cold.

The worst part about the room was that it had ants. I first noticed them in the evening near the sink/shower area. By morning, they were in the bed. When my husband expressed our displeasure at checkout, we were told the manager was out of town and would call us the next day. Two weeks have passed--no call.

The "2-hour" spa package is not two hours. We had an okay massage for less than an hour, then a salt scrub for about 15 minutes. Then they walked us back to our own room to sit in the Jacuzzi tub--how does that translate to a two-hour treatment when you end up in the room you've already paid for after and hour and 10 minutes?? (The ants loved the leftover chocolate from the strawberries.) So, at the regular price of $300, you've just paid $150 apiece (plus tip) for an okay massage. Plus, the salt from the scrub gets all over the floor, so you get to scrunch around on that the rest of the night and if you don't keep it off of your feet, it gets in the bed.

The next morning, breakfast was delivered on time, but there was no place to put the trays except on the bed. The balcony was out as it was November and had rained the day before. so my husband brought the little patio table into the room. There is a small kitchen outside the room with a coffeemaker, etc., except that there was no coffee in the cannister. We then decided to make tea except that there were only three coffee cups and all of them were dirty.

There also was not enough hot water--and I don't think the inn was full.

We received three different itemized statements--one by email before we went, one when we checked in, and another at checkout. Not one of them correctly stated how much we were being charged for the room and services. Fortunately, it appears they ultimately charged us the correct amount.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Austin, Texas
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2011

My husband and I have been coming to this B&B for years. We were really fond of Diane, the previous owner, sadly she lost the property in foreclosure and it's now owned by a corporation. The rooms are still lovely. The newer side of the B&B is still our favorite by far. The rooms are soooo nicely appointed. Very comfortable very chic. The older side is my least favorite, simply because some of the rooms are small. The last one we stayed in only had a tub, but the room is still nice. The food is still very good. It doesn't quite feel the same without Diane there. Hospitality is still the name of the game with a good B&B, it doesn't quite have that anymore.

Room Tip: the newer side is nicer, the rooms are more modern and roomy. Best room at the B&B is the "...
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 2116 Sixth St, Sacramento, CA 95818
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Location: United States > California > Sacramento
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Sacramento
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Inn and Spa at Parkside 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Inn at Parkside bed and breakfast is an urban oasis of relaxation and renewal. Ideally located for business and pleasure, this chic and elegant bed and breakfast mansion. From the moment you enter the inn, the urban world of chaos is left behind. Calmness permeates you, enhanced by the seamless blend of Eastern and Western instrumentals. ... more   less 
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