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Pune, India
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Old hotel, old rooms, no modern amenities, food quality quite poor, now have fallen sick twice, no food choices either. Smelly old carpets and bathroom fittings that belong to 1970. When a hotel has to provide instruction on a shower works, it shows that it needs renovation. The restaurants don't have enough choice in terms of food, at breakfast or...

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Orange County, California
HOTEL’S FAVOURITE REVIEW
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Such an historic beach front property is the hallmark of the area. Fess Parker envisioned this paradise acreage, and the surrounding area, which literally changed the face of what one pictures when thinking of the famous Santa Barbara landscapes. It is mere steps from the Pac Highway, and Mother Pacific, and full of many amenities, banquet and/or convention accommodations as...

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

Thank you for the fabulous review! We are delighted to know you appreciate Mr. Parker's dream and took the time to enjoy all that the resort and Santa Barbara has to offer visitors. We hope your travel plans include a return visit real soon.

Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

The hotel is adjacent to coast and stunning views guaranteed! Food was average and didn't see any change in the breakfast menu during my 5 days stay. Staff was courteous and accommodative. I was little disappointed when they said my last day booking cancellation will be charged though they agreed to waive off once I told them that the front...

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Kansas Ciity, United States
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I, along with two other couples, spent a long relaxing weekend in SB drinking wine and eating terrific food. This was our second trip to the SB area. This time we elected to stay at the Fess Parker Hilton. Overall very good but also expensive. Rooms were very nice. Grounds were neat and the staff very friendly....

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Placentia, California
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were heading to Santa Barbara for a sports tournament that happened to fall in the midst of the biggest storm. The tournament was cancelled due to flooding when we were almost there, so enjoyed our first night. The staff couldn't be more gracious about dealing with the storm, and gave us a great room and warm cookies. The room...

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

Felicia M. Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. It truly is unfortunate the tournament was cancelled. We hope your next visit to the resort is soon and you will be able to a little longer.

Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Our hotel room leaked and the ceiling tile fell, leaving debris all over, and all they offered was an insultingly low $100. On a room that cost mroe than $270/night. Good thing we weren't standing right underneath when it happened. I stepped right onto the tile in the dark when I was investigating the dripping noise and I'm just glad...

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Silver Spring
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Hotel is beautiful in its grounds and location (across from ocean). Damien greeted us at the front desk and made routine check in a pleasure. He was like an old friend. We were upgraded as Hilton Gold members and offered a choice of breakfast or extra Hilton points. My advice is to take the $25 buffet breakfast which is overpriced,...

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Mesa, Arizona
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Fess Parker is located along the ocean, has the most hospitable welcoming staff and the building and grounds are impeccable. Within walking distance to downtown, and the beach is directly across the street. We didn't have our dogs along but many guests did. Most highly recommended.

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

Bob T. Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at The Fess Parker Resort and especially for the great compliments for our staff. We appreciate your business and hope your travel plans include a return visit real soon.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our adult daughters and granddaughter joined us here for a few days get away. We had a wonderful time! One of my gurus needed to bring her dog, and this place was wonderful. There are water bowls everywhere for your canine companion. The only problem is that maids will but service your room while the dog is inside. They were...

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tejanzen@magsmx.com
Reviewed 1 week ago

Like staying in Santa Barbara isn't awesome enough try staying at the Fess Parker Resort. Was greeting warmly by the service staff for being a Hilton Honors Gold Member with a couple drink vouchers while our suite upgrade was being prepared. Our room faced the ocean and included a fire place for an extra romantic stay. The balcony was open...

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

TJanzen - We are thrilled to know you enjoyed your romantic stay in Santa Barbara. Thank you for selecting our resort for your recent visit and for taking the time to post this great review.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Spa
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
  • Hot Tub
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • 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
Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range: $336 - $728 (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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