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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
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Los Angeles, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Received certificate for 2 night stay from being guests on The Ellen Show. Checked in Friday night, room was warm, a/c seemed to not be working thought nothing of it just wanted to sleep. Come Saturday morning enjoyed the Buffet Breakfast didn't come back to room til after 9pm. Came to a sauna inside room engineer came to inspect read... More

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New York City, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My stay was very average considering what is otherwise a wonderful location in a beautiful locale. On arrival the room was not as I had booked and no change could be made as the resort was completely booked. The building ("Dahlia") has a musty odor, and the room was very noisy. Specifically, noise from above and next door was very... More

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Culver City, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Hotel location is great. We paid $399/night to stay at this hotel on 4/11/14. The room smelled like old dirty carpet. We complained to the front desk. They sent a housekeeper to spray the room and she told us that is the smell from the ocean which is of course not true. This is by far the worst smelling room... More

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

We appreciate your honest feedback about your stay with us last week. We see that the smell of your room at our hotel was a problem. Your satisfaction is our highest priority, and we’ve shared your comments with our housekeeping team. We will take steps to resolve this situation. We apologize for this and the noise that was disruptive to... More

United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was very excited to come to this venue especially because I was going to be staying in one of the suites. It was a beautiful room and the view was amazing. I was in the Presidential suite and it came with a private balcony. I could open my sliding doors and see, hear and smell the ocean each day.... 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 our resort for your recent visit to Santa Barbara. We appreciate the details you provided and the team will be so pleased to read your very complimentary comments about the service from our staff. I am very sorry you experienced a problem with the fireplace and spa tub and thank you for reporting this while you... More

San Lorenzo, CA
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed here for 2 days nights. We were in town for a wedding and were able to get a discounted price due to a block of rooms that was reserved by the wedding couple. Check in was a breeze and the cookies were delicious. Our room was very spacious and was on the ground floor of... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed at the Fess Parker for one night to rest for the night before heading up to San Luis Obispo. I rented out the room just to rest after a long day. I arrived at the hotel at 11pm and was extremely exhausted. I was impressed with the appearance of the resort, and its location. I was "upgraded" to a... More

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

We appreciate the details you provided regarding your stay and the guestroom, however we certainly wish you could have stayed longer than one night. Our team would have done everything possible to make certain any additional time at the resort was not only enjoyable but memorable for you. Thank you for mentioning you will reommend the resort. We hope you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed at Fess Parker in March 2014 and it was a wonderful experience! I always read the TripAdvisor reviews prior to staying at any hotel. I also read about all the amenities and costs of a hotel along with viewing the location on Google Maps to see the surrounding area. The hotel is located adjacent to... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed at the Fess Parker 3 times for 2 nights each in the last 6 years. These were business trips so I cannot address financial matters. My review is unbiased because of this. I love this hotel because it is one of the handful of hotels that is actually CLEAN. All of the staff are genuinely polite and... More

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

Thank you for the wonderful review of your most recent stay at our resort. We are pleased to know you enjoyed the amentities, our beautiful setting and location, the history and service. I'm sure our Tripadvisor readers will appreciate the detailed information you provided. We greatly value your business and look forward to serving you again. More

Spokane, Washington
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Fess Parker is a wonderful setting with spacious grounds with mature plants around. We found the rooms very old and rundown. We were told they did a renovation, maybe our room was skipped. Our travel agent booked a quiet room (our only request). Upon checkin we were told our room was on the side of the hotel where the... More

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

Colleen, Thank you for staying with us at our hotel. We appreciate your honest review of our property. New perspectives about our hotel and guestroom appearance help us to make more improvements to our guest experience on an ongoing basis. We apologize that you weren’t granted the type of room you requested on check-in and are glad that you were... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed at the end of March for 2 nights. We had an excellent time, one of the Valets can't remember his name :-(, gave us a great recommendation on dinner. We had appetizers in the restaurant/bar one night and it was DELICIOUS! Service in the restaurant could have been better. We will definitely return to this... More

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Additional Information about The Fess Parker - A Doubletree by Hilton Resort

Also Known As:
Fess Parker`s Doubletree Hotel
Fess Parker`s Doubletree Hotel Santa Barbara
Doubletree Santa Barbara
Doubletree Fess Parkers
Fess Parkers Doubletree Resort
Address: 633 East Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
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Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
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 Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Luxury Hotel in Santa Barbara
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Barbara
#8 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
#10 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
#27 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Fess Parker - A Doubletree by Hilton Resort 4*
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 
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