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The Fess Parker - A Doubletree by Hilton Resort

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
Reviewed 6 July 2015

Most of our Family was staying at the Fess Parker so we sat outside by the Fire Pits and had cocktails and munchies. Service was outstanding. we had the wedding party along with guest show up and the waitress kept bringing chairs and extending the table. She never complained and was right on top of all the orders. The Wine...

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Santa Barbra, United States
Reviewed 4 July 2015

The hotel staff and lobby experience is awesome and the location is right across the street from the beach. You can not get an easier beach experience in Santa Barbra, CA. The rooms do feel a bit out dated compared to other resort/hotels in this price range.

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 4 July 2015

This places is in desperate need of a renovation! Btw the toilets run/ leaks, no Bueno. Horrible drought. The location is good to bad the property doesn't match. I guess it may be good for families as the pool area was like Disneyland.

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mlavine, General Manager at The Fess Parker - A Doubletree by Hilton Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We greatly appreciate your feedback and we sincerely apologize for the disappointment with your stay. We will be sure to take your comments about our property under consideration as we re-evaluate guest needs and continually work to improve our guest experience. We hope you will consider staying with us again the next time your travels...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 3 July 2015

I stayed at this hotel over the past weekend. Upon arriving and pulling into the parking lot, I was amazed by the location of the property. It is across the street from the beach. The check-in reception was friendly and efficient. Prior to my arrival, I was given the choice to check myself in and choose my own room, which...

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Mount Shasta, California
Reviewed 3 July 2015 via mobile

Beautiful grounds and the location is amazing. Our room falls short on so many levels though. Dirty/stained carpets, stains on the bathroom walls, obvious water damage on the ceilings and a few other housekeeping issues. Definitely what I would expect from a lower end motel, not from $300+ resort property. We are pretty loyal to the Hilton brand, but I...

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mlavine, General Manager at The Fess Parker - A Doubletree by Hilton Resort, responded to this review

Even though you enjoyed our beautiful location, it is disappointing to read your comments regarding the condition of the guestroom. I'm not sure why we were unable to move you to another room, but certainly wish we had been able to correct this situation before you departed. We apologize for the unfortunate experience during your recent visit!

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 2 July 2015

I will start by saying this; if you have never been to Santa Barbara, you are missing a beautiful spot As far as the hotel, it was wonderful We were traveling up the West Coast of the US and stayed in 7 different hotels and this was by far the nicest. The service from the time the valet opened the...

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mlavine, General Manager at The Fess Parker - A Doubletree by Hilton Resort, responded to this review

On behalf of the entire Fess Parker Team thank you for the fantastic review! Your experience is exactly what we strive for. Thank you for recognizing the service from the team and the resort's design and beautiful location! We greatly appreciate the chance you gave us to serve you.

Kettering, Australia
Reviewed 2 July 2015

As a Diamond member we were upgraded to a suite. This was one of the rare upgrades after staying at mostly Hilton chain hotels for over 3 weeks, and I must say the upgrade was very much appreciate. The grounds are what make this hotel special. Lush green manicured gardens opposite the beach. The pool is a good size. The...

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mlavine, General Manager at The Fess Parker - A Doubletree by Hilton Resort, responded to this review

We appreciate your high recommendation very much. Thank you for taking the time to provide such great information. Our team is going to be delighted to read your review.

San Carlos
Reviewed 1 July 2015

We paid $469/night for two nights, and with taxes came to $1059. This property, spread over many acres, looks attractive from the outside, but is in substantial need of a makeover on the inside. It is in disrepair. My wife and I have stayed at many 4 and 5-star hotels in the US and internationally, and the issue here is...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 30 June 2015

Beautiful breathtaking grounds, dreamy accommodations, excellent staff all around and highly recommended for families, couples, singles, special occasions and that special getaway you've been dreaming of. All rooms are comfortable, welcoming and home like. A choice of ocean front, ocean view, or ground view rooms are available but any would be great. The grounds are very well kept, this is...

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mlavine, General Manager at The Fess Parker - A Doubletree by Hilton Resort, responded to this review

Roxanne R. - We are so glad to know you enjoyed the beautiful grounds, accommodations and excellent staff. Our team strives very hard to make sure every guest enjoys their time here. They are going to be delighted to read your review. We hope your plans include a return trip back here real soon!

Peoria, United States
Reviewed 30 June 2015

Loved our experience at the Fess Parker. The staff were wonderful. Had a very nice room. The location was excellent. It was nice that they had bike rentals onsite. It is a bit pricey, but the whole area is very pricey. We will go back!

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Thank you for selecting our resort for your weekend getaway and for taking the time to share your experience with our Trip advisor readers. We appreciate the opportunity you gave us to serve you!

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
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 93103-3611
Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range: £204 - £462 (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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