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Windsor, Canada
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our second visit was just as wonderful as the first! This property is perfectly situated in Santa Barbara ! Walking distance to everything! Quiet, comfortable spacious rooms. - only advice- don't tell the booking agent there Are more than 3 people to a room, or they will not let you book king bed with pull out. Our young family of...

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Orange County, California
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Reviewed January 2, 2017

Such an historic beach front property is the hallmark of the area. Fess Parker envisioned this paradise acreage, and the surrounding area, which literally changed the face of what one pictures when thinking of the famous Santa Barbara landscapes. It is mere steps from the Pac Highway, and Mother Pacific, and full of many amenities, banquet and/or convention accommodations as...

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The Fess P, Guest Relations Manager at The Fess Parker - A Doubletree by Hilton Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for the fabulous review! We are delighted to know you appreciate Mr. Parker's dream and took the time to enjoy all that the resort and Santa Barbara has to offer visitors. We hope your travel plans include a return visit real soon.

Fremont, California
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wonderful hotel right across from the ocean. Hospitality and service were great. Enjoyed the yummy warm cookies too! The grounds and pool area were well kept. This was our second visit there. We will definitely go back for a third time!

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Westlake Village, California
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A toilet flushing shouldn't wake you up! Door knobs falling off. Sliding doors with a flopping lock-bar. Carpets from the 80's or earlier. One thin bar of soap covers two sinks and the shower. A shower that takes a rocket scientist to turn on (or off without scalding yourself). A parking card that know one can figure out how to...

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No. California
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wonderful location where you can walk across the street and walk along the ocean. People are friendly, linens were good, bed was comfortable, friendly bar. We got a special on Travel Zoo which was a great deal.

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Ashland, United States
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The reservation conformation stated "ocean-view and free parking" None was granted? The manager was contacted, although never responded? High daily parking fees and nobody gor back to us about the issues. The room decor is somewhat outdated, although the size of the rooms is nice. Location is great, close to State Street and Peer.

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Boston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I visited the Fess parker recently for a night. The town is awesome with a ton of wineries (no public bathrooms, though). With our stay, we got two free tastings at partner wine tasting rooms, which was great. The room was awesome. The bed was amazing and the even had a fireplace. Great complimentary breakfast and tea....

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The Fess P, Guest Relations Manager at The Fess Parker - A Doubletree by Hilton Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for selecting The Fess Parker Resort for your visit to Santa Barbara. We are very pleased to know you enjoyed the Parker Family wine tasting experience in our lobby and the guestroom. We appreciate your comments and hope we have the chance to welcome you back real soon.

San Diego, California
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I needed a break and decided to go up north from San Diego to Santa Barbara with our dogs. This was our first trip with our dogs at a hotel so we were not sure what to expect. Overall, it was a great stay for us. During our stay we heard from other dog owners that other...

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Belmont Shore, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

stayed March 15&16 room #141 I see some reviews take a "fine tooth comb" to this Beautiful, Ocean and sand facing resort .I WILL NOT alter my review to a lower rating because of ... the Staff ,Awesome Location -views, Huge parking lot..beautiful grounds ,great nights sleep "Trumps"..the imperfections I found in our room: 1.the patio screen door / locking...

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The Fess P, Guest Relations Manager at The Fess Parker - A Doubletree by Hilton Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at The Fess Parker Doubletree Resort. We appreciate the compliments for the staff, the detailed information about the resort amenities, the location and Santa Barbara. We apologize for the maintenance issue and appreciate the specific information you provided our maintenance team. We hope we have the chance to welcome you...

Bakersfield, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed in the Eucalyptus room for two nights. I had a resort view king room. While the view was pretty boring (a screen of bushes with a plain grass courtyard and other rooms beyond), I still consider it an excellent room because it was spacious and amazingly quiet. As in, I heard nothing: no closing doors, no voices, housekeeping,...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Spa
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
  • Hot Tub
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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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 

Additional Information about The Fess Parker - A Doubletree by Hilton Resort

Address: 633 East Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range: $219 - $534 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Fess Parker - A Doubletree by Hilton Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 360
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Also Known As:
Fess Parker`s Doubletree Hotel Santa Barbara
Doubletree Santa Barbara
Doubletree Fess Parkers
Fess Parkers Doubletree Resort
Hotel Style:
#7 Spa Hotel in Santa Barbara
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Barbara
#10 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
#10 Luxury Hotel in Santa Barbara
#25 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
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“Try a different hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles RockyM795, 3 days ago | Read review
“We stayed in the building across the street. It was very peaceful and nice.”
 of 5 bubbles harvestburke, 4 days ago | Read review
“Ask for a room facing the ocean with a balcony or patio.”
 of 5 bubbles Amos803, 1 week ago | Read review
“Poolside. Exterior otherwise reaches for strained beach view or parking lot so get poolside view.”
 of 5 bubbles MotherTravels, 1 week ago | Read review
“Face the Pacific with a Balcony!”
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