We enjoyed a couple of nights here in glorious California sunshine. It is bigger than it appears on the website, but efficient and well run. Our room was enormous, comfortable and well equipped. Staff were friendly and attentive, with the exception of the duty concierge who was not as helpful as she could have been as regards contacting the hotel's hair salon for an appointment. The salon is closed on Sundays and Mondays but will come in by arrangement (or so we were told) - in the event they never called back. Also closed on Sundays and Mondays was the main restaurant (Rodney's Grill) which was disappointing. The Fitness Center was open, thankfully, and very good. Breakfast was plentiful but of average quality. The seafront location is excellent - Stearns Wharf and State Street are walkable for the reasonably energetic. Plenty of onsite parking is available - but shouldn't this be free to guests? We felt rather intimidated by a large conference which was taking place during our visit - they rather overran the place, and the noise levels in the public areas were uncomfortable at times. May be worth checking who's in town before you book...
- 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