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The Fess Parker - A Doubletree by Hilton Resort
Ranked #29 of 51 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Chula Vista, United States
1 review
“Nice Stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2014

Our bar refrig did not work; within 5 minutes, a new one was in place; bike rentals on location very convenient; doormen oh so pleasant and gave complimentary drink cards to us to various SB eateries; workout room needs free weights; overall, a romantic setting and nice stay

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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South Beach, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2014

We wrote a letter to the General Manager explaining our disappointment in how the hotel throughout the years we have stayed has definitely not kept up with the standard it use to have. Its hard to judge service. the maintenance people were awesome. the housekeeping left much to be desired. Coffee pot did not work properly. Wet bar had to be unplugged. It was blowing out hot air. We had to asked for washcloths. Housekeeping never had them on their cart and never replaced them. If you want a refrig or micro you have to ask for it. Years ago this was a top notch hotel however it has definitely deteriorated. The only thing that has stayed constant is the wonderful staff. They are friendly and helpful. And be prepared to read in the fine print. For room service it is 22% gratuity plus $5.00 admin fee to all food.

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New York, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014

I love staying at the Doubletree Fess Parker. It's location facing the ocean makes it easy to take long,cool walks and alternatively it's only a few blocks from the 101 and walking distance to State Street.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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pleasanton, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014

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New York, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014

Great hotel, incredible view, cheapskates on the internet. They offered a cookie at check in, the staff was delightful, the accommodations were in line with more expensive hotels. Oddly, they have on-site washers and dryers like low-end apartments that use Coinmach. At the end of the day, no $100+/night hotel should be charging for internet.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Oskaloosa, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

This property was picked by us the night before as we were traveling down the coast. The property was beautiful and very clean. The staff at check-in were most helpful. I would highly recommend this property.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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mlavine, General Manager at The Fess Parker - A Doubletree by Hilton Resort, responded to this review, 6 May 2014
We appreciate your wonderful compliemtns very much. Thank you for selecting our resort for your stay in Santa Barbara.
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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

The hotel and grounds are in good condition and well kept. The staff/service was the the best I have ever experienced. We felt as though it was important to the staff that we enjoyed our stay. Everyone at the hotel went above and beyond to make sure all of our needs were met.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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mlavine, General Manager at The Fess Parker - A Doubletree by Hilton Resort, responded to this review, 6 May 2014
We are delighted to know you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your wonderful compliments. It is extremely important to us that each and every guest is satisfied with our service. Your compliments will mean a great deal to our team members. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts regarding your stay at our resort.
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Additional Information about The Fess Parker - A Doubletree by Hilton Resort

Property: The Fess Parker - A Doubletree by Hilton Resort
Address: 633 East Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
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Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Fess Parker - A Doubletree by Hilton Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 360
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 
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Fess Parker`s Doubletree Hotel Santa Barbara
Doubletree Santa Barbara
Doubletree Fess Parkers
Fess Parkers Doubletree Resort

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