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The Fess Parker - A Doubletree by Hilton Resort

4.0 of 5 633 East Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed here 4 nights for a basketball tournament. We stayed on the 3rd floor of the Gardenia bldg facing the pool, which also meant we had a nice view of the beach. It was me, my husband and our 6y.o. son. The room was pleasantly large with plenty of room. The grounds are beautiful with several activities, including bike... More 

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Redwood City, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We used to go to the Doubletree often with our old dog, as it's a very dog friendly hotel. But we noticed the quality slipping and stopped going. With our new puppy, we decided to give it another try. They've updated the rooms a bit, but not super fancy. I'm not a status member at Hilton so I was surprised... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback. Our hotel is well designed for guests that enjoy the pet friendly resort atmosphere. Regarding the parking fee, it is surprising how much maintenance is required with beach front parking areas. We do check regularly to make certain our parking fees are in line with the other beach front properties. We hope you will consider... More 

Portland, OR
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed at here this past week and had a great time. We interacted with three individuals :a lively fella Dave who greeted us at the foyer and took us to the check in desk; Jre who checked us in to a great Ocean facing room and gave us some warm walnut cookies and Chad, the bellboy who helped us... More 

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

Thank you for your review and for your very kind compliments for our team members. They will be delighted to know their service made such a good impression. We appreciate your business and hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back real soon. More 

Paris
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Get a room with a view and balcony. Walk down to the wine tasting funk zone 2 blocks, taste and pick up great wine and bring back to hotel, and just soak in the breathtaking sunsets. Walk back to state, because literally, there is no need for car when you stay at this hotel, and take the trolley down to... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

As a HHonors Gold member, we were graciously upgraded to a nicer room (but were tossed around to different rooms around 3 times before we settled on a room). While the resort itself was nice and really close to the beach, the rooms definitely need an upgrade. It was dark and bland, with less than updated accommodations. While we had... More 

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

Thank you for selecting the Fess Parker Resort for your stay in Santa Barbara. I am so sorry to learn you were disappointed with your guestroom. We appreciate your feedback, however, wish that we could have resolved this while you were here. With the variety of rooms and view types available, our front office team would be pleased to locate... More 

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A wonderful stay with friendly staff, especially at the front desk. Thanks for the upgrade :) We experienced a minor issue in our bathroom which required us to leave the room for repairs. However, it was a minor inconvenience and we were quite pleased with the staff's pleasant demeanor and ability to turn it around quickly. Would love to stay... More 

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Annandale, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great hotel for business and great location to beach and beautiful views - always my hotel of choice for business in Santa Barbara. The buffet breakfast was very good and I love the fresh warm cookie upon arrival!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a wonderful weekend in Santa Barbara staying at the Doubletree Fess Parker. The location was great - vey close to town & easy to find. We had a nice ocean view with a larger than average room. (Hilton perks are nice!) The hotel was nicely decorated for the holidays & there were a lot of events going on...including various... More 

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San Antonio, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The overall hotel grounds and room/bed were very comfortable. The hot tub was great by the pool. But charging for Internet in the room is a little tacky these days, so we used the business center which was free. Also the breakfast was $24 per person so we opted for IHOP one morning and Sambos (GREAT) the next morning.

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

The feedback we receive from our guests is very important. Thank you for selecting us for your stay in Santa Barbara. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A short stroll about 1 mile from the main street but worth the walk for the view from the hotel. Everything you expect from Hilton. Nice & clean with good service. Only stayed one night but would have enjoyed more.

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay. We do hope your travel plans will include a return visit to our beautiful city and our resort! Happy holidays. 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*
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
#8 Luxury Hotel in Santa Barbara
#9 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
#27 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara

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