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Indiana
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Superb staff, great location and we three women were very well treated. Front desk, housekeeping, restaurant staff, bellman and valet all above average. Beds and down pillows were comfortable. Room was quiet. Location of hotel was close to trolley and bus stop as well as walking distance to the pier. Would stay again in a heartbeat if we return to...

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Los Angeles
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very expensive,if you don't have points, hotel that's a smidge above average. Most rooms look out over parking lot. That's fine if you're not here for a vacation. This is a hotel constructed for large events and not necessarily for the business traveler. Cozy it ain't.

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EL DORADO HILLS, United States
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I would stay at this hotel again for sure. It was right across from the beach. Great place to walk or run in the morning. The location was wonderful. The tour up off and hop on bus picked us up right at the front door. The staff was nice enough to give us 2 for 1 tickets. We were able...

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Orange, California
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had the most positive overnight stay on my way back from a vacation up to Carmel. Extremely friendly staff and very dog friendly. Had an ocean view room and enjoyed both a manificent sunset & sunrise!

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

We appreciate your review and thank you for selecting our resort for your stay on your way back from Carmel. We are extremely pleased to know you enjoyed your stay and hope we have the chance to welcome you back soon.

Littlestown, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This hotel contains several separate buildings but all within close walk. The views are amazing. Each room has it's own balcony with small table and chairs. The rooms are spacious and very quiet. There is a small fridge with stocked bar but still had room for a bottle of water. Would definitely stay here again.

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

Linkster101 - Thank you for selecting the resort for your business trip to Santa Barbara. We appreciate your great review and hope that your travel plans bring you back to the resort real soon.

Oakley, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice hotel. Nice big rooms. The lobby area is beautiful. Right across the street from the beach. One problem we had was that housekeeping forgot to make up our room one day. Everybody makes mistakes I guess. The hotel made it righr and took off 1 day of parking. Santa Barbara is a beautiful city. Overalla good trip.

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Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was blown away by the location, the staff and the breakfast by this hotel. I received a pre-arrival text welcoming me and for any additional requests prior to arrival. Since I'm a Diamond member I asked for my upgrade in advance. Not only did I receive my upgrade but also ensured that the two rooms I reserved were place...

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

On behalf of the entire team, thank you for the wonderful review. We are so pleased to know you enjoyed our location, the staff and breakfast at the resort. We hope your travel plans include a return visit to Santa Barbara and the resort real soon!

Coppell
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful resort in a tranquil setting. View the mountains, the beach or both from your patio or balcony. All rooms seem to have wonderful views. A short walk to the wharf or downtown. Free airport shuttle. No car needed! Rented a bike and took a short ride to Montecito with beautiful views looking back toward the Santa Barbara coastline. We...

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

On behalf of the entire team, thank you for the special review, compliments and for your comments regarding your experience in The Set. We apologize for our failure to provide you with the outstanding service that each and every guest deserves when dining in our outlets. Our Director of Food & Beverage will certainly share this information with his team....

Lafayette
Reviewed 1 week ago

While they had a generous sized breakfast buffet, the quality of food was lacking slightly on the Thanksgiving morning. We are wondering if they didn't have their A team working that time. Otherwise, the food was good the rest of our stay.

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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 selecting The Fess Parker Doubletree Resort for your Thanksgiving stay in Santa Barbara. We are pleased to know that during most of your stay you enjoyed your meals, however, we are sorry the quality did not meet your expectations on Thanksgiving morning. We appreciate your business and hope you will consider returning to the resort for any...

Sacramento, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to stay, very pet friendly!!! Beautiful resort with great views. Would recommend to family and friends. Best place for dinner is Toma restaurant restaurant close by. The weather is great, love the beaches.

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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
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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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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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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: $301 - $638 (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
#8 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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“We love oceanfront but I can't imagine having a bad room anywhere in the resort. Mountains are just as beautiful!”
 of 5 bubbles 407debraz, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“we chose a less expensive "mountain view" room but had a nice ocean view as well.”
 of 5 bubbles ZLI, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We like the ocean view rooms, but even the garden and pool view rooms with patios or balconies have attractive views.”
 of 5 bubbles mediamaker, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The mountain facing rooms have the noise from the very close train tracks.”
 of 5 bubbles jbell3, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Either mountain or ocean are equally good”
 of 5 bubbles Fonda2015, 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
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