This was a one night stay for us as we had checked out of the Fess Parker Hilton Double Tree down the road becasue it was FILTHY ! We were overjoyed by the difference. The rooms are modern, bright and clean..not huge but welcoming. Small bathroom but also clean. Some very individual things to buy from the in room service...great if you are on an adults only holiday if you know what I mean. It does look a bit motel like but don't a lot of American hotels. Staff were ok but not the best of our visit but they did squeeze us in last minute thank God and let us bring our car and bags early so we could leave the Fess Parker quickly. The pool is ok and there are a couple of cabanas...it just looks like your average outdoor pool...nothing special. Breakfast was a bun fight in a very small room but everything was nice and light compaired to other places as it was a Continental breakfast although the fruit salad tasted "fizzy". I was put off by the dogs that seem to be everywhere in American hotels but owners did scoop their poop. Also it was strange to see local vagrants having a quick kip on the lawn in the middle of the complex. But there was something very individual and special about this place and if you like kooky you will like the Oceana.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We invite you to experience the charming landscape of our Santa Barbara beachfront hotel with endless ocean, mountain, and marina views. Come and enjoy our restful outside courtyard seating areas and scenic second story couches; or spend time in our two outdoor heated pools, Jacuzzi, cabanas or 24-hour ocean front fitness center and breakfast bistro. We are conveniently located just minutes away from the Marina and Stearns Wharf allowing you to access the views that bring everyone to vacation in Santa Barbara. Shopping on State Street is just a 10-minute walk away, and getting here is even easier, as we are located only 20 minutes from the Santa Barbara Airport, and just minutes from the Amtrak station. Our Cabrillo Boulevard address truly cannot be matched when it comes to enjoying all of the lovely natural amenities and adventures that the Santa Barbara beachfront has to offer. ... more less
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