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The Fess Parker - A Doubletree by Hilton Resort

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Powell, Ohio
Reviewed 18 August 2014

Attended a wedding based in the Fess Parker. What a great place to have a wedding reception on the patio overlooking the Santa Barbara Beach. The wedding was on the beach across the street and we walked back to the hotel for the reception. Wedding guests lodged in the hotel and enjoyed a fabulous breakfast buffet the following morning. We...

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Leicestershire
Reviewed 18 August 2014

A one night stay at the Fess Parker, was disappointed with the room, was not very clean and somewhat shabby. Considering the room charge was in line with other 5 star hotels we stayed at during our vacation, this was not good value for money. The location was fine,very close to the beach, although too far to walk to shops...

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

We are pleased you enjoyed our beautiful and convenient beachside location. If you decide to return and give us another chance, we have a variety of transporation options available We are sorry you were not aware of the wonderful trolley that stops at the resort throughout the day in addition to a city bus that has regular scheduled stops on...

Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 17 August 2014 via mobile

It drives me nuts when you pay $400 a night for a room and they want to nick you $20 more to access wifi that costs the hotel essentially nothing. This is a large and very nice property right across the street from the ocean. It has a nice pool area with hot tub. The area is fairly small and...

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 August 2014

We stayed at the Fess Parker as part of road trip down the California coast. It was one of six hotels we stayed in and the one we enjoyed the most. Warm cookies on arrival were a simple, but much appreciated, gesture. The hotel is a ten minute walk from State Street. We enjoyed the pool and the spa, the...

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Sao Paulo, Brazil
Reviewed 16 August 2014

This is a huge hotel, and it must not be easy to maintain it. The location is gorgeous. My room was good (the bathroom with two sinks was convenient), although the safe was broken and I did not even bother to complain because I did not expect them to do anything about it. The restaurant was OK, with a lot...

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

Thank you for taking the time to mention the positives points about your stay at the resort. If your plans include a return trip, please contact the hotel direct. It would be our pleasure to check dates for the best available rates. We would enjoy the opportunity to serve you again.

Camarillo, United States
Reviewed 15 August 2014

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Brussels, Belgium
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London, United Kingdom
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santa barbara, United States
Reviewed 14 August 2014

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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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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
  • Hot Tub
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  • 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: £181 - £442 (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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