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The Fess Parker - A Doubletree by Hilton Resort

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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We stayed at this hotel for two nights while traveling through California. It was easy to find with a large parking lot behind the hotel with access via an automatic gate. The hotel is just across the street from the beach with access via a safe pedestrian crossing at a traffic light in front of the hotel. The room was...

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Reviewed 2 December 2016

Beautiful resort in a tranquil setting. View the mountains, the beach or both from your patio or balcony. All rooms seem to have wonderful views. A short walk to the wharf or downtown. Free airport shuttle. No car needed! Rented a bike and took a short ride to Montecito with beautiful views looking back toward the Santa Barbara coastline. We...

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The Fess P, Guest Relations Manager at The Fess Parker - A Doubletree by Hilton Resort, responded to this review

On behalf of the entire team, thank you for the special review, compliments and for your comments regarding your experience in The Set. We apologize for our failure to provide you with the outstanding service that each and every guest deserves when dining in our outlets. Our Director of Food & Beverage will certainly share this information with his team....

Tulsa, Oklahoma
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The property is a beautiful backdrop for any event be it brunch or a wedding or something in between but for being the Fess Parker of Santa Barbara, I was disappointed. The lobby had dust bunnies under the counters, the bell staff was as minimal as possible and the cost of staying here did not match the level of service....

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Sacramento, United States
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This hotel was very nice inside and out. The view of the ocean was hands down a highlight. The staff are all welcoming and friendly. Most everything you would need is within a walking distance. Everything was clean and well taken of.

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Location is second to none, got that. Grounds are beautiful. Now to the heart of the matter. I stayed in room 268, the room seemed stale, and not quite up to date. Carpets leading up to my room have seen better days. What really bothered me is how understaffed the place seemed. Rooms were still being cleaned after 5 pm...

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Decided to stay at the Fess Parker in SB instead of the Goleta Courtyard Marriott - and I'm glad I did - the Fess Parker is a winner At check in I was treated like an honored guest ( although I'm only a Gold) unlike the Marriotts where I'm Platinum - and offered a beautiful room upgrade with complimentary breakfast...

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited over the holidays and really enjoyed the room and just hanging out on the grounds. This place is big and so well maintained. The landscaping is incredible. Loved room service in the morning once. But the restaurants have such great views and food.

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East Rutherford, New Jersey
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There are much better choices in Santa Barbara. Tried to Ruin our Easter family vacation. Beautiful grounds but no one is running the show. Almost non existent wifi in our rooms. rooms need a facelift pool area needs updating

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Folsom, California
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We loved "The Set" Bistro Lounge for ocean-view tables and a glass of wine. The staff there were wonderful. The rooms were very nice but some are a long way from the lobby and restaurants. We would have liked common lounging areas with ocean views other than the restaurants. But overall, it's a wonderful place to stay.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The hotel complex is pretty massive: a central, airy lobby with massive windows and several buildings named for various flowers with the actual rooms. The room we stayed in was fine--we didn't spent too much time there, since the hotel is only a couple blocks away from the beach, which is pretty much exactly what you want for a weekend...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Spa
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Fess Parker - A Doubletree by Hilton Resort is steps from the beach and convenient to Santa Barbara's waterfront and downtown. Oversized rooms all feature balconies or patios; families and pets are warmly welcomed. Amenities include a year round heated Olympic sized pool, Spa, fitness center, salon, tennis courts, bike rentals, putting green, shuffle board, weekend wine tasting, 2 restaurants, ocean-view bar and 24 acres of grounds. Complimentary airport/Amtrak shuttle service available daily. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Fess Parker - A Doubletree by Hilton Resort

Address: 633 East Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range: RM1,037 - RM2,490 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Fess Parker - A Doubletree by Hilton Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 360
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Also Known As:
Fess Parker`s Doubletree Hotel Santa Barbara
Doubletree Santa Barbara
Doubletree Fess Parkers
Fess Parkers Doubletree Resort
Hotel Style:
#7 Spa Hotel in Santa Barbara
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Barbara
#10 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
#10 Luxury Hotel in Santa Barbara
#25 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
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“Rooms that don't look out to ocean or pool look at parking lot or even worse, walls.”
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