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The Fess Parker - A Doubletree by Hilton Resort

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Santa Maria, California
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I recently attended a company Christmas party at the hotel. the room was exceptional, very happy with the room. the venue that the party was held in was very nice it was large enough to be comfortable for the amount of people attending .the dinner served was great. all side dish's were very well done .in general had a wonderful...

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Belfast
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We stopped off in Santa Barbara for 3 nights in the middle of a California family road trip holiday. We arrived late at night, got upgraded and given free breakfasts by the friendly receptionist! Our room was enormous and had a balcony overlooking the central courtyard. Breakfasts were really really good. Service was top class. Pool was lovely - very...

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

I think the hotel is so big that you just feel very isolated in some of the rooms. I've had a recent issue with another Hilton hotel, but having stayed at Hyatt I have realised how much better they are and unfortunately i'm not completely done with Hilton. Anyway, back to this hotel. It was just a hotel of false...

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Beverly Hills, California
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I hate to say it, but Fess Parker reminds me of the aging film star on Sunset Boulevard. Nothing that a major guestroom upgrade, menu upgrade, linen upgrade, pillow upgrade, carpet upgrade, housekeeping staff upgrade, and personality screening for front desk staff can't fix. Fess Parker is a BEAUTIFUL location. I hope this review generates awareness that the hotel needs...

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Chicago
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have stayed here many times for Fielding Graduate University National Winter Sessions. This time, we walked to downtown several times and had great meals. East Beach location cannot be beat, and 24 hour fitness room is great. Beds are nice, cookies are great, and I love the "horizontal style" of accommodations for conferences, where you bump into people walking...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's a good location and expansive lobby area which I like but the large rooms and Baths are in need of a remodel. The front desk said we have a ocean view, well, when we walked in we could see the roof of another part of the hotel and then if you went into the balcony and bend over the...

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Oxnard, California
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place is amazing! It is such a beautiful atmosphere I had the pleasure to be able to stay here for the second time due to our company hosting our annual Christmas party and I couldn't be more thankful. The staff as you walk up they greet you with such a friendly smile and make you feel welcomed when you...

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The Fess P, Guest Relations Manager at The Fess Parker - A Doubletree by Hilton Resort, responded to this review

yespinooza81 - We thank you for the wonderful review! Our team is delighted to know you enjoyed your stay and their service. We look forward to welcoming you back and hope it's real soon.

Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Nice hotel. Hotel staff friendly and helpful. Rooms big and nicely decorated with couch, desk, and patio; if a bit dated. Big pool and nice jacuzzi. Could hear ocean from our patio. Across from beach.

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Hesperia, United States
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When our school district sent us here, my co-worker and I did not think we were worthy of such treatment! We were greeted by a young man who, during our stay, was great to talk to, made great suggestions regarding the location, and we were incredibly happy when he offered us a cookie! The registration area was spacious and GRAND,...

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We are grateful for the opportunity you gave us to serve you and thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay. We appreciate your wonderful compliments for the team.

East Lansing, MI
Reviewed 1 week ago

I upgraded through Hilton Honors to an ocean view room. It was totally worth the money, as I had breakfast on my balcony almost every morning. I've read several reviews complaining about the dated rooms. I am usually a snob about those things, but I found the room just fine. It was quite large, and very clean. Yes, the shower...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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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 93103-3611
Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range: $342 - $741 (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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