I write this review in response to the negative reviewers of this resort.
Yes, the rooms are outdated and the carpets in the rooms are worn and old, and the bathtubs are tiny, but it is a wonderful resort. The location is unbelievable and the entrance/lobby cannot be beaten. It's Christmas and their Christmas tree is impressive.
My wife and I attended a 2 day business meeting affair this past weekend. The meeting room on the 3rd floor was airy and comfortable, the restaurant for breakfast and lunch-same deal,
The hotel rooms were huge and every room has a balcony or patio, and the beds were comfy. I always have a hard time sleeping in strange beds and I can attest that Fess beds passed the grades.
The service was great-just fine. And get this, I left my portable water bottle in our room and they mailed it UPS to my home the next day.
Note to Fess Hotel Manager- the $19.00 per day parking fee must stop. This is not NYC or San Francisco.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Fess Parker`s Doubletree Hotel Santa Barbara
- Doubletree Santa Barbara
- Doubletree Fess Parkers
- Fess Parkers Doubletree Resort