First, the pluses: The King bed was very comfortable. The check in staff and everyone else including the maids were very friendly and did their jobs well. We had a room near the elevator which some people have complained about, but we found if we kept the fan on all the time, the 'white noise' kept us from hearing anything. With so many good restaurants in SB, it's a shame to eat at a Happy Hour, but the Bistro at the Hyatt has great deals on it's drinks and excellant quality appetizers for $5 each, and a nice atmosphere and view of the beach. The staff there is also incredibly nice to talk with, and were hard working and efficient.
Now, the minuses: It's an older building and there's just so much you can do with it. The bathroom was Totally inadequate....tiny, with no room to store anything there bigger than your toothbrush. Had to keep my shaving kit and everything else out on the table with the tv on it in the living room. The hot water pressure in the sink was just a trickle, but the shower was pretty good. The biggest negative? The carpeting was disgusting....beyond threadbare with stains all over it. Yuck. I don't see how a hospitality company could allow such a thing to exist. You wouldn't find that at the recently renovated Motel 6 just down the street, and next time I'm in town, I think I'd just as soon stay there. Not replacing those carpets makes me wonder if they plan on knocking the whole thing down soon and put up a new building. I really wanted to like this place more, but I just can't give it a very good rating.
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- Also Known As:
- The Parkside Hotel Santa Barbara
- Parkside Hotel Santa Barbara
- Parkside Inn Santa Barbara