Stayed at the Fess Parker for a 3 day conference this past weekend. Grounds were well kept, public spaces were very clean, front desk personnel were very helpful, "business center" was a bit sparse (lots of folks wanting to confirm flights, check messages etc., and pool was well kept up and clean. Temps were very comfortable in all the public spaces, and each room had a control for heating and air. All in all 4 stars, primarily because even with a discounted conference rate, $300 per night was a bit much since we were gone more than we were there.
Clock radio did not work, especially the alarm. Maid could not get it to work either. TV was a good clear picture and being on a swivel it allowed me to get a good view from anywhere in the room. Nice set up in the bath rooms; double sink arrangement and the water was nice and hot!
Buffet breakfast was expensive in my opinion (about $25), especially when the French toast//pancakes were cold even in the pans. (No one checking the heat source?) Would have been nice to have a local phone book in the room also. But, overall it was a nice stay, even though it "cost me" more than I expected in the end.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Fess Parker`s Doubletree Hotel Santa Barbara
- Doubletree Santa Barbara
- Doubletree Fess Parkers
- Fess Parkers Doubletree Resort