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The Parkside Inn
2.5 of 5 Motel   |   424 Por La Mar, Santa Barbara, CA 93103   |  
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Ranked #43 of 54 Hotels in Santa Barbara
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“Stay here for location, amenities, cleanliness and price”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Stayed here in April for a wedding in the area and couldn't have been happier. Reasonable price and walk to the beach and to the Hyatt pool and fitness room - all included in the price. The parking was great and free - rooms large and exceptionally clean. The staff was very attentive to any needs we called about. Refrig in room and largest flat screen TV I have ever seen in a hotel - plus a nice balcony off the room.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Leighann Y, Reservations Coordinator at The Parkside Inn, responded to this review, June 5, 2013
It is so pleasant to hear you enjoyed your stay at the Parkside Inn. We value your feedback and thank you for taking the time to write a great review for our property. As a Parkside guest, access to all of Hyatt’s amenities is a fantastic benefit for a much more affordable price. Please come visit us soon!
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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 Francisco
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

We had a very nice stay at the Parkside. We knew about the check-in and 'annex' arrangement when we booked, so there were no surprises. The staff was very nice and check-in was efficient.

Our room was basic, but clean. The beds were super comfortable. Bathroom was worn, but clean. We had neighbors on each side and we didn't hear them once inside our room.

We were up and out by 6:30 in the morning and didn't return until 8 or 9, so didn't spend a lot of time in our room. We were happy to have a very affordable (including free parking and Internet) in a great location. We did use the Hyatt pool which was nice.

Bring or rent bikes...great place to ride them.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Leighann Y, Reservations Coordinator at The Parkside Inn, responded to this review, May 31, 2013
Thank you for your valuable feedback. We are so grateful for guests who take time out of their day to share their experience at the Parkside Inn. It’s nice to hear you had an efficient check-in and slept comfortably in the room. There is so much to do and see in Santa Barbara, and bikes are a great suggestion! We have recently added Wheel of Fun Rentals for the summer season to the Hyatt so access to bike rentals is that much easier for our guests.
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St Andrews, Scotland, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

Check-in to the hotel was down the street (5 minute walk) from the actual hotel at the Hyatt. Which I was a little disappointed with until we were told we had full access to all the facilities at the Hyatt, including pool. The rooms were spotless and very large. 5 minutes walk from the sea front and about a 20 minute walk to the main shopping district. This hotel was perfect :).

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Leighann Y, Reservations Coordinator at The Parkside Inn, responded to this review, June 7, 2013
Lottie, thank you so much for sharing your experience at the Parkside Inn. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and our location in Santa Barbara. By checking in at the Hyatt we encourage our guests to familiarize themselves with our main property because access to all its amenities is a definite bonus while staying at Parkside for a reasonable price. We strive to make every guests stay memorable and hope you choose Parkside Inn for your next visit.
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Daytona Beach, Florida
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7 hotel reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Stayed here over New Years in room 137. Floor not vacuumed, dirt buildup behind bathroom door and dead bugs between sheets. 2 Queen beds only 1 bed had bugs. I checked the bed for bugs after waking with an itch and what appeared to be a bite on my foot but no live bugs found and I'm assuming there was a previous infestation which was treated resulting in the dead bugs. The room service took our coffee cups and didn't replace them. The beds are comfortable and our toilet backed up but they were very prompt in fixing it. The room had a microwave and frig which was nice. The location was also great. Unfortunately, the condition of the room was simply very poor. This is NOT a 3 star hotel and if not for the location it would be a 1 star.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Leighann Y, Reservations Coordinator at The Parkside Inn, responded to this review, January 23, 2013
I’m so sorry for your unpleasant stay. This is not the standard we want Parkside to uphold. I appreciate you taking the time to bring these issues to our attention and I will relay this information to the housekeeping team to ensure the proper cleaning policies are being maintained. I am pleased to know that the maintenance crew was quick and ready to answer your call. Parkside Inn is currently undergoing some major renovations and we are very excited for its reopening on February 1st. We are devoted to giving our guests the best service possible and would love to welcome you back to experience the Inn as it is meant to be.
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

The Parkside was a great deal for the price. It is 2-3 blocks away from the beach. Check in wasn't a problem. You do have to check in at the Hyatt. The room was clean, and had the basics. You can use the amenities at the Hyatt, i.e. gym and pool. Pets up to 50# are allowed for a fee. There is a park across the street from the inn. One drawback is the proximity to the railroad tracks. It is close to state street and restaurants.

Room Tip: Choose a room on the second floor. The building is older and you can hear people abive you walking a...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Leighann Y, Reservations Coordinator at The Parkside Inn, responded to this review, January 23, 2013
Thank you so much for choosing to stay at the Parkside Inn and for your informative feedback. Your review will assist other guests when choosing an affordable place to stay in the beautiful Santa Barbara. Since we do allow pets, it tends to be quite convenient when guests would like to take a jog to the beach or play fetch in the park with their K9 friend. We value your business and hope you return soon to see the new features of the newly renovated Inn.
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colorado
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60 reviews 60 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

This small, charming, clean and updated property is such a great deal. 1/2 block from the shore, and a block from the Hyatt, it offers free internet, free parking, and a great room at an incredible price. You have access to all Hyatt amenities, but parking and in-room wireless internet are free. There is a musty smell in the elevator, but my room ($79 off-season) was fabulous. Little living room with frig, microwave and big flat-screen, separate bedroom, cute little bath. Everything is updated, from bedding to bathroom fixtures to furniture. Nice carpeting, no odor in room at all, and a cute little balcony off the living room. I paid the same price (reduced rate for relatives of patients at the nearby medical center) at the Quality in Santa Maria, and it was a stinky, smelly 70's hole with truck noise all night long on the freeway, a block away.

Room Tip: I would choose the 2nd floor. The cute little patios on 1st floor look accessible from the ground be...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 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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Leighann Y, Reservations Coordinator at The Parkside Inn, responded to this review, January 24, 2013
Thank you for your kind words! We love to hear from our guests experiences, and I’m so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Access to all Hyatt amenities is a great benefit to Parkside guests, as it is much more affordable. I’m so sorry about the musty smell, since we are very close to the beach the moisture and salt sometimes lingers. I will communicate this to housekeeping to ensure this does not persist. Please come visit us soon! Our reopening is quickly approaching and we would love to have you back.
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Bakersfield, California
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216 reviews 216 reviews
33 hotel reviews
Reviews in 62 cities Reviews in 62 cities
216 helpful votes 216 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

We stayed at the Parkside Inn on Veteran's Day. The building is styled and painted to match the Hyatt. The furniture, bedding, towels, & toiletries are identical, and the building was spotlessly clean. No cobwebs, mold or smells. New dual-paned sliding glass doors block outdoor noise, and large flat-screen TVs, along with microwaves, and refrigerators are a bonus.
I almost feel like I stayed somewhere different than the whiners on TA! Yeah, the view sucks compared to the Hyatt, but for less than half the price, I'm okay with that for a night or two. It's a one-block walk to East Beach, and to the Hyatt. Your room key opens the doors to their gym, pool, whirlpool, & firepit. Of course, you are also welcome at their restaurants. We had 2 queens, upstairs, facing the park.
Special thanks to Rachael (in training) at check-in for the warm welcome, and flawless service!

Room Tip: Uptairs is probably better.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Parkside Inn

Address: 424 Por La Mar, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #43 of 54 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Parkside Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 24
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