I was looking on Trip Advisor for a moderately priced hotel near the beach in Santa Barbara for one night. We were heading from Santa Monica to San Francisco and needed a place to crash. The Hotel is sprawling and across the street from the beach. We took a less expensive room that faced the parking lot. Upon of arrival, the front desk apologized that they had run out of cookies. We didn't ask for cookies, but I overheard the guest next to us asking about the cookies. Hmmm, must be good cookies...
The room was a small hike from the parking lot, but clean and reasonably appointed. While the hotel was clean, it was "no frills" in long hallways to the elevator to and designed to handle what looked like heavy traffic from families. The Lobby was massive with soaring ceilings and quite elegant in a Southwester style. We got some food on the night we arrived by the bar, and everything was fine, if not uninspiring. There was a high end steakhouse on the other end of the massive lobby but for this part of our trip we were going more low budget. Before checking out the next morning, we had the buffet breakfast which was quite extensive, but also no cheap at over $20. Overall, I would have been happy to spend another night or two at this location, but as I said, we were headed to SF after checking out the beautiful campus of the Santa Barbara City College.
- 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
- 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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