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The Fess Parker - A Doubletree by Hilton Resort

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

The hotel is dated but nice. It could use some upgrades and repairs. It appears that the outside entry doors were not working so anyone off the street could get into the hotel. We had a nice ocean view with a patio; however we couldn't enjoy it because the patio chairs and table were full of bird droppings and feathers....

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Reviewed 13 February 2017

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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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.

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed here for one night with family to attend a graduation. The grounds are beautiful and I felt transported to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. I am planning to go back for a romantic getaway with my fiancé once we are married.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

We arrived looking forward to a long weekend of relaxation in sunny Santa Barbara. Although we did not ask for special accommodations, we were assigned to an ADA room, unknowingly, that didn't have a tub. When I reached out to the front desk and management, I was brushed off without any consideration, even after I explained we were traveling with...

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great location on Cabriillo Boulevard - across from the beach, minutes from the wharf and State Street with easy access to the Waterfront, Downtown Shuttle! 15-20 minutes from the airport, accessible via the hotel's airport shuttle. One side of the facility faces the beach and the ocean, the other an industrial area and the Amtrak line - though you do...

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Bedford, United States
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Facility kind of down at the heels. Service people were nice, but they seemed understaffed. Phone not answered promptly. Long waits for service at the pool restaurant. Since we were at this facility for a wedding, we were committed to this property. In the futuere I think we would stay elsewhere in S.B.

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Rancho Murieta, California
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

lets face it, this hotel gas seen better days...fess might be doing flip flops in his grave...staff was great...anything we needed was attended to...room was great...the breakfast buffet was good... but the grounds needed help...room entry doors were universally dinged up...floor tiles were distractingly ( is that a word) in poor shape...grounds needed relandscaped...lots of weeds...just not up to 5...

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Grayslake, Illinois
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

$18.00 for an in room movie? $50.00 daily resort fee but you still pay for WiFi. $0.50 to print a boarding pass? Great location across Cabrillo Blvd. & the beach. Small pool area for the size of the resort. It ain't cheap.

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Chicago
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a pretty venue for a special event but we were disappointed with our room. Dated carpeting, dirty water backing up into the tub after a shower, a small patio with a table and 2 chairs but we had to clean them off before using them as they were very dirty. Train tracks run immediately adjacent to the rear...

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Switzerland
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for one night and I have to say we will never return. For a $340 room without breakfast we were charged an additional $19 for the privilege of parking our car in the hotel car park. The room itself was sold as a mountain view room, but featured mainly the parking lot. The nearby trains are noisy, and...

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • 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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  • Family Rooms
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Shuttle Bus Service
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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: $364 - $828 (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:
#8 Spa Hotel in Santa Barbara
#10 Luxury Hotel in Santa Barbara
#10 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Barbara
#25 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
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