We were at the Fess Parker for a wedding, which was held in the rotunda. During our three day stay, we were treated very well by the staff, which was instantly ready to do whatever it took to make our experience the best. One of the waitstaff, Xiomara by name, went completely above and beyond the call of duty to make sure I was pleased with the service. I cannot commend her highly enough. One of the valets, whose name, I believe, was Dave, went out of his way to make sure our physically handicapped son enjoyed his stay. The people there were great.
The rotunda with the ocean for a backdrop made an unforgettable view for the wedding, giving the ceremony a personality as unique as the happy couple in whose honor we were gathered. The Fess has a personality all its own, mixing Santa Barbara history with the modern conveniences we've come to expect.
The placement couldn't be better. The beach across the street, Stearn's Wharf a short walk up the road, a vegetable stand across the railroad tracks, and, if you have children with a particular culinary taste, McDonald's around the block.
- 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