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The Fess Parker - A Doubletree by Hilton Resort

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Fullerton, California
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This hotel is classic California elegance without being ostentatious. The views of the ocean are amazing. The staff are genuinely friendly. We had a great dinner in the restaurant, which has a modern and attractive vibe. It's also walkable to Stearns Wharf.

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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....

Toronto, Ontario
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Fess Parker is a beautiful property. From pre-arrival communication right through to the easiest checkout process I've ever experienced, the staff were amazing. Everyone was friendly and helpful. The breakfasts outside at the Roundhouse were great. The area is beautiful with some of the most picturesque scenery you could hope for. Overall a great place to stay!

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Orcutt, California
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Always wanted to stay here. Drooled over it in years past. Stayed...almost a waste of time except for the adventure and anticipation but was not impressed at all, no charm or special feeling. The internet price was cool until we actually stayed. Disappointed actually.

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Glendale, United States
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The hotel is located in a prime location and it is walking distance to many places such as the wharf and harbor. The view from the ocean-from is unbeatable. The hotel is not new but it has been kept very well and clean.

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Milford, Michigan
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Rooms need updating. Nice view of you get Beach side. Don't wast your money on the breakfast, $30. Walk down the beach to the East Beach Grill. Great food, 1/2 the price. I did like the staff. Parking is not free.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was very impressed with this hotel. I knew it was going to be nice but I didn't realize how large the property was, and I didn't realize the room type I had booked was a very large room which included a "living room" space. All the rooms have a balcony or patio with outdoor furniture included and the property...

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Fresno, California
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I chose a room near the back of the series of buildings - much quieter and very little foot traffic. Still a short walk to the main lobby, restaurant & bar area. The staff are all very nice and helpful. Check in and out was a breeze. The room was nicely appointed and very comfortable - we had a garden...

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LA
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

On the positive side the rooms are very large and the hotel staff were all very friendly. The not so great was there were lots of kids and constant commotion. The rooms are dated and in need of a remodel. Our mini refrigerator was warm inside, missing all of its shelves and door pockets, and quite dirty. The curtain rod...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hotel and grounds were immaculate. The room was spacious the bed comfortable. The staff was pleasant and very accommodating. The carpets we're horribly dirty! I have pictures!! Oh My!! But the staff was nice to change rooms and give us an upgrade. But the carpets were dirty there too! It was midnight, so we stayed there for the night....

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Spa
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
  • Hot Tub
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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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: RM972 - RM2,412 (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 Luxury Hotel in Santa Barbara
#10 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
#25 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
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“You will need to go through the paid parking area to get to the lobby/front entrance.”
  • Double bathroom vanities.
 of 5 bubbles Lenmeister3, 25 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms farther from the main lobby area are quieter and access is still very good.”
 of 5 bubbles TomL812, 25 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Try a different hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles RockyM795, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in the building across the street. It was very peaceful and nice.”
 of 5 bubbles harvestburke, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room facing the ocean with a balcony or patio.”
 of 5 bubbles Amos803, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
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