The hotel itself has basically a fantastic location at the seawalk of Santa Barbara close to the wharf, the marina and downtown. Unfortunately many rooms face the mountains and you will find an uninviting environment with close by train tracks, industrial zone with lots of construction activities and the main parking lot of the hotel. As we had already a not so pleasent experience at this hotel a year ago this time we asked for a room on the upper level to the ocean side (more than 6 months in advance for 7 nights!). When we arrived they had only a room in a 2nd floor to the industrial zone directly besides the main access to the hotel entrance. It can't be worse. The rooms and the amentities are a bit run down and outdated compared to what the hotel claims to be, which at present is only reflected by the high price.
After this experience for the next years convention we will look for someting better.
- 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