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The Fess Parker - A Doubletree by Hilton Resort

4.0 of 5 Resort   |   633 East Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
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Ranked #29 of 59 hotels in Santa Barbara
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Your typical resort. On the beach. Pool area. Restaurants. Everything ok and rooms were good value for money. Rooms are clean and of decent size (twin queen). Family of five staying for two nights. 15 min walk to restaurants in Santa Barbara.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A very nice resort across from beach in beautiful Santa Barbara. I was only here for a few days so I did not get a chance to experience all the resort has to offer, such as their tennis courts, steal house and fitness center. Room was spacious, clean and well decorated. Although I was next to the pool, I did... More

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Fess Parker for the Fourth of July weekend, having booked almost one year in advance. The location of the property, and the view from our room could not be beat, and the grounds are kept up quite well. We had a number of service issues which we have already communicated to the General Manager. We did... More

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Cypress, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Fess Parker gets better and better. My sister, cousin, and I stayed here for two nights at the beginning of July. Beautiful location--right across from the water, the walk along the park, and so central. The pool is large, with people from all over the world--so fun, and everyone is friendly. That is because the staff is incredibly friendly--everyone... More

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Palm Springs
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had an ocean front patio room. Hotel is right across from the beach. Unfortunately it is a very busy street. Patio had no privacy. Crowd from street can walk right up to your patio (also a security problem, which is probably why the sliding door has an extra metal bar for locking). Also, with the hedges, half of your... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

wonderful resort over the road from the beach. Very spacious rooms for a family of 4 with beach views... worth the extra $40 per night upgrade. Overall experience was fabulous with friendly staff and great service. The only downside was watching Brazil getting beaten 7 to 1, bunt then again probably not the hotels fault. Easy walk down to State... More

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mlavine, General Manager at The Fess Parker - A Doubletree by Hilton Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at the resort and for the suggestions you have provided our Tripadvisor community. We appreciate your business very much and hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back again soon. More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Pricey hotel and the service couldn't possibility be worse. We arrived and were pleasantly greeted by the valet and bellman only for the experience to go downhill from there. We were told our room 619 would be "ready shortly", that it was "being cleaned" and the desk clerk suggested we have a drink on the patio and they would "give... More

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mlavine, General Manager at The Fess Parker - A Doubletree by Hilton Resort, responded to this review

We sincerely apologize for the unexpected delay while preparing your guestroom. We certainly should have kept you informed of the status. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to review this matter with our Director of Rooms. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful stay for 5 nights. The setting and view are beautiful with a view of the ocean on one side and the mountains on the other. The staff was helpful, friendly - really went above and beyond and provided excellent hospitality. There is a host of activities and the hotel is conveniently located to beach and a... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The hotel looked nice and the ocen view rooms are great. There was an odd, musty smell to the rooms and the beds were much too soft. Wouldn't advise eating at Rodney's Restaurant located in the hotel. It's very expensive and the food definitely isn't worth the price.

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Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at our resort. I am so sorry you were disappointed with the guestroom. I wish I had known about this while you were here. We would have done everything possible to make certain your guestroom not only met but exceeded your expecations. Our fine dining restaurant, Rodney's Grill, is... More

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Address: 633 East Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
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Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Fess Parker - A Doubletree by Hilton Resort 4*
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Also Known As:
Fess Parker`s Doubletree Hotel Santa Barbara
Doubletree Santa Barbara
Doubletree Fess Parkers
Fess Parkers Doubletree Resort

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Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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#8 Spa Hotel in Santa Barbara #8 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Barbara #8 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara #8 Luxury Hotel in Santa Barbara
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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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