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Fess Parker's Wine Country Inn and Spa
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   2860 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos, CA 93441   |  
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

One could not choose a better place to escape than this inn. Couple oriented, so for a special occasion celebration, this would be a perfect choice. It's upscale without any pretense.
Packages offered are a good value and fit a variety of levels. Take a wine tasting tour which can be arranged thru the hotel - it's very good and at a resonable price thru Grapevine Tours, who do an excellent job. Now go and enjoy yourself !

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Irvine, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013 via mobile

This hotel is the only option in Los Olivos. You could stay in Santa Barbara but if you want to get the feeling of being far away in a tiny town then this is it. Very nice large rooms. Close to wine tasting. On-site restaurant is Greek with a bit of American flair. Service is good but not quite 5-star like you'd get in a big city.

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

The perfect spot and getaway in los olivos. I have been in the depandance opposite side of the main building, rooms are generous large, pool and champagne spa are so good! Petros the greek restaurant is recommended!
The only deluxe option in Los Olivos, simply perfect!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Stayed at the Fess Parker for a two night getaway to do some eating and wine tasting and loved it. The packages they offer were an excellent value, too. We had a great lunch at the restaurant across the street and an even better dinner at Petros, the hotels own restaurant. There were also free tastings offered with the package as well. The pool across the street was very nice and private. The hotel is split with some rooms being across the street from the main hotel and are attached to the pool area. The room itself was excellent. Very clean and comfortable. The bed was great and the A/C worked great on a hot weekend. Were looking forward to staying here again on our next Los Olivos stay.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

My husband and I have driven past Los Olivos heading North for the last six years and boy do we regret that now-what a beautiful town and a fabulous treat to stay there in Fess Parker Inn. It is truly special and I couldn't find fault no matter how long I'd try. We loved it and are hoping already to stay for longer next year. Plan would be to go back to The Los Olivos Cafe too which was just lovely-food, wine, staff-all exceptional. Be sure to stop off, it is so worth it

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

We stayed here as part of our backroads tour. After a moderately difficult day riding it was nice to arrive here. We had a suite which was very comfortable and the jet shower was magnificant. There is an outdoor pool and it is possible to visit the spa as well.

The restaurant in the hotel where we had supper one night was really good.

Overally Los Olivos is an interesting place to spend a day or so.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

The Fess Parker Inn is, quite simply, one of the most beautiful places we've stayed at during all our trips to the West Coast of America. Set in the idyllic "small town" atmosphere of Los Olivos and only forty minutes drive inland from Santa Barbara, this is a jewel amongst jewels. A stunning one hundred and forty two carat diamond. This is wine country for sure, and every second house in Los Olivos offers wine tastings on a daily basis. It's a sleepy little township (you can walk all the way round in less than an hour) and all the more likeable for that. Fess Parker Inn stands on Grand Avenue: it's an exquisite property with a warm welcome at the reception which makes it feel like home from home. Our room was splendid: I really can't say much more than that. Splendid. It was spacious (we even had our own fireplace) and it was furnished to the highest standards. It also offered a wonderfully comfy bed, an excellent shower and bathroom, all beautifully decorated, and matchless housekeeping to boot. Free car parking is available behind the Inn or on the main street. One of the other gems is the Fess Parker swimming pool which is directly across the street - an infinity pool with water at the most perfect of temperatures. There's a limited number of sun beds but the pool is luxurious and so were the environs - a mini lounge in the shade, with chilled water and fresh coffee on tap and an abundance of towels. Breakfast was good - without being spectacularly so - but we didn't eat in the main dining room at night. It'd be fair to say that it's a kinda "unique" menu with loads of Greek input (and feta cheese with just about everything!) so it wasn't for us. But everyone else seemed to be enjoying it. And to finish off the evening - a glass of excellent wine in front of a roaring log fire in the sumptuous bar. What could be better? A wonderful, relaxing place and one we will re-visit for sure.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 2860 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos, CA 93441
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Location: United States > California > Los Olivos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Los Olivos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Fess Parker's Wine Country Inn and Spa 4*
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Also Known As:
Fess Parker`s Wine Country Hotel Los Olivos
Fess Parkers Wine Country Hotel
Country Inn Los Olivos
Fess Parkers Wine Country Resort
Los Olivos Country Inn

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