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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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11 reviews 11 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This property is located facing the ocean - fabulous. Walkable to Stearns pier and other attractions. Reception staff obviously very well trained--friendly, helpful. The warm cookies and bottled water upon registering a nice touch. Property was full when we arrived, but we were able to get ocean view rooms the next day. Breakfast buffet very generous--omelette bar on the weekends.... More 

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chester
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel is in a perfect location right next to the beach with great views. It is pretty posh & that is reflected in the price of EVERYTHING! I would advise that to eat & drink you leave the hotel & go & find one of the fab local places within walking distance. don't get me wrong, Santa Barbara is... More 

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Modesto, California, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Based on all the reviews I read on TripAdvisor, I was expecting something really special. What we got was a standard older motel room. Few amenities were provided (no refrigerator or microwave, etc.) Wi-Fi was an additional $19.95 per day, as was parking in their huge lot. I had requested an accessibility room, and got a room with a safety... 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 important feedback regarding your stay. We do wish that we had been able to make certain you were 100% satisfied before you departed. If your plans include a return trip, special offers are available on our website that include complimentary breakfast and Wi-Fi fees and we have a wide variety of room types and accessible rooms... More 

Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've stayed at the Fess over 10 times, and every time I've visited, I've had wonderful stays. Everything about this resort is perfect. Some complain about the "dated" rooms, (not sure if they have been renovated,) but they are not dated at all. People just don't understand the style of the area. Everything is clean and feels new. The front... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Recently, my husband and I spent 4 days in Santa Barbara, 2 of which were at the Fess Parker. This hotel is spread over are large lot right across from the beach. Although it is not a new hotel it has recently been updated and the rooms are very spacious, clean and well appointed, each having a balcony or patio... 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 wonderful compliments and the details you provided our Trip Advisor community. We are very pleased to know you enjoyed our spacious guestrooms and convenient location. Thank you for selecting our resort for your stay in Santa Barbara! More 

USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a great escape and a time of relaxation and meeting new friends. Fun, Fun, Fun. The location was a scenic experience that makes you feel at home, loved, and appreciated. It is an affordable luxurious treat.

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

We are thrilled to know your stay made you feel like you were home! We appreciate your business and certainly hope we have the opportunity to serve you again real soon! More 

Los Angeles, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Prime location right by the waterfront and a short walk from the pier. It's a big, resort-style hotel encompassing several low-rise buildings. The room was spacious and relatively quiet (except for the occasional train passing by). Plenty of parking spots right outside each of the buildings which is super convenient. Breakfast buffet is the typical stuff, everything was alright. The... More 

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Oxnard, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I went to Fess Parker for my birthday , and I must say it was amazing. When we checked in the front desk staff was very friendly. Our room was real clean and welcoming. We had a beautiful ocean view that was breath taking. The halls were always clean, and every staff member we came across, from... More 

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

We are grateful for the opportunity you gave our team to serve you on your special day and thank you for the wonderful review! More 

London, UK
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The facilities are as you'd expect when you're paying these prices. Excellent fitness centre, pool and spa to prepare you for the truly sumptuous breakfasts. Elegant rooms with balconies and facilities in the rooms. Staff are efficient and pleasant.

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edinburgh
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67 reviews 67 reviews
28 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and i stayed in this hotel for one night on our honeymoon on our way down to San Diego from San Francisco. The hotel is really amazing, very large hotel with a host of different facilities in large grounds. As we were only there for a day we did not get the chance to discover all of the... More 

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

Congratulations on your recent marriage! We thank you for the wonderful review and hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back real soon. 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 Luxury Hotel in Santa Barbara
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Barbara
#9 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
#26 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara

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