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Fess Parker Wine Country Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Los Olivos
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 12, 2013

Sisters stayed overnight in a twin room, with fireplace, including 4 wine tastings (3 of 4 in walking distance and the vineyard 10mis drive) and dinner with 3 wines and breakfast. It was very relaxing, the lovely small pool just opposite had tea, coffee, water, loungers, sofas towels ... The wine tastings were varied and enjoyable the Greek food delicious for dinner and a really good breakfast outside in the courtyard. Excellent. Los Olivos is a very small town totally centred round wine a stings, so you can pay to try more if you like....expensive but worth it when split between two...

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

We spent two fabulous nights at Fess Parker's Wine Country Inn and Spa, in celebration of our wedding anniversary. We searched several properties while trying to decide where we should go. The reviews of this property told us exactly where we should stay and we couldn't agree more with the other reviewers. From the time we arrived at the front desk through the time we checked out, the staff was attentive, accommodating, and friendly.

Our room was very spacious and beautifully decorated in brown and green. The bed was very comfortable. The closet contained an iron and board, safe, and a blanket and extra pillows. While most hotels stock water in their rooms, then charge $4 to $5 each if you open one, this property stocks water in the mini-refrigerator and there is no charge! The room also has a coffee maker. The insulation is very good, as you cannot hear outside noise or other guests in the hallway.

Breakfast is included each morning of your stay. Not a continental breakfast, a full breakfast from the regular menu in the restaurant, (Petros), that is within the Inn. Omelets, waffles, bacon & eggs, fritattas, to name a few of the selections.

Though the The Wine Country Inn is more costly than other hotels and inns in the area, it is definitely worth the splurge.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cammy P, Guest Relations Manager at Fess Parker Wine Country Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2013

Hello,

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the Fess Parker Inn. Thank you for the specific information you noted as that tells us that you appreciated each and every piece that we offer to our guests; décor, amenities (complimentary water, complimentary full breakfast daily) and privacy.

Please come stay with us again soon!

Cammy Pinoli
Director of Guest Services

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Reviewed August 5, 2013

We just returned from a quick one night getaway with friends and couldn't have asked for a nicer place to stay! What a wonderful surprise, and only a couple hours from LA! We will definitely be back. First off, the entire staff was extremely friendly (front desk and restaurant) and housekeeping great and both the dinner and breakfast in the restaurant were delicious with a Greek-leaning menu. We all Loved the grilled octopus.
The rooms are terrific and beyond what I expected. Our friends were in room 5 in the main bldg and we were across the street in 21 and both were very large, beautifully decorated with fireplaces and top notch features - brand new built-ins, new carpeting, marble countertops, etc. I was even admiring the paint colors. Also the mini-fridge with complimentary bottled water was a nice touch. It's the perfect location to spend the day wine tasting and then the late afternoon lounging by the pool. The town is just a block long but oozes charm. We will definitely visit Los Olivos again and this is by far the best place to stay in the Santa Ynez/Los Olivos/Solvang area. And next time I definitely want an extra day so I can enjoy what I've heard is a very nice spa.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cammy P, Guest Relations Manager at Fess Parker Wine Country Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2013

Hello,

We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit here in Santa Barbara Wine Country. And such a great idea to travel with friends! It was nice to hear that you appreciated our newly renovated guest rooms. There was a lot of effort that went into that piece as it is so important to us to have a wonderful space for our guests to enjoy.

We hope to see you all back soon!

Cammy Pinoli
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

Too bad I only stayed one night in Fess Parkers. I should have booked two nights. The room I had was the best I ever stayed in, in the USA. A big bed, a magnificent shower, cosy atmosphere and even a fire place !

The Inn is located in the super romantic town of Los Olivos, a treasure of Santa Barbara. It was as if I entered a film scene when driving into main street. Nice shops, all clean and tidy, wine tastings all over the place and a very, very comfy climate. Staff was quick on their feet, helpful and loving to the guests. Shame on me, I did not even jumo in the pool, which looked so attractive. Just no time. Will have to come back. I am sending my friends here, for sure.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

My husband and I spent two nights at the Fess Parker Wine Country Inn two weeks ago. What a great find! Excellent property, staffed by people that only want to enhance your stay! From the bell staff to the front desk, to the restaurant group; We enjoyed our stay in Los Olivos. Forget about Napa Valley and Sonoma; Head to Los Olivos for a real wine country getaway!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 7, 2013

A must stay in Los Olivos the Fess Parker Wine Country Inn and Spa. Getting there is a nice trip over the San Marcos Pass, or Stay on the101.The Inn is located In the small town of Los Olivos. once your there you don't have to leave town. There are plenty of wine tasting rooms with one at the inn, plenty of Eatery's , and small town charm. The inn is Great, the rooms are spacious, clean, and loaded with all the amenities you could ask for. the inn has a nice pool with plenty of room, and the Staff is very pleasant and will go out of there way to make your stay is the best. This was my first Stay at the Inn but it surely wont be my last.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cammy P, Guest Relations Manager at Fess Parker Wine Country Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2013

Hello Paul,

I must say "A Must Stay" review title makes us so happy! We strive to provide the ultimate guest experience to our guests. It seems that you appreciated all that we worked so hard to include when renovating the property. Thank you for the feedback.

Please come visit us again soon!

Cammy Pinoli
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Reviewed May 23, 2013

Absolutely love Fess Parker Los Olivos. We live in LA and try to get up to Santa Barbara area every few months, I would not stay anywhere else. We love the Biltmore in SB as well BUT if you are wine tasting this is the only place to stay.

Service - Perfect at check-in and check-out.
Room - Beautiful
Location - The Best Location in Wine Country area.
We visited Los Olivos in May on a Thursday, weather was sunny and it wasn't too busy.

If you can't get into Fess Parker's Wine Country Inn and Spa (it's worth the wait) the Biltmore is everything you expect it to be and the Hadsten house in Solvang is lovely as well.

Room Tip: We were on the second floor - Room 17 I think - Room is beautiful - Very quiet.
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Fess Parker Wine Country Inn

Address: 2860 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos, CA 93441
Location: United States > California > Los Olivos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Los Olivos
Price Range: $339 - $724 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Fess Parker Wine Country Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Popular property highlights: - Breakfast included - Free self parking - Free WiFi - The Bear and Star Restaurant - Outdoor pool Wine country charm Just off the Santa Ynez Valley vineyard-loop highway, the hotel is on Los Olivos' tranquil main street: six picturesque blocks of antique shops, art galleries, and tasting rooms. Spa treatments with vineyard themes are offered at the Hotel's Spa and Boutique: a tranquil retreat for unique and relaxing experience. Other amenities at Fess Parker Wine Country Inn include a pool, complimentary breakfast, and complimentary wine tastings. Each of the 19 individually furnished guestrooms has its own fireplace and bathrobes. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available as well as turndown services with distinct and personalized amenities. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Fess Parker`s Wine Country Hotel Los Olivos
Fess Parkers Wine Country Hotel
Country Inn Los Olivos
Fess Parkers Wine Country Resort
Los Olivos Country Inn

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