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“Fess Parker Resort Hotel”

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The Fess Parker - A Doubletree by Hilton Resort
Ranked #30 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Claremont, United States
1 review
“Fess Parker Resort Hotel”
Reviewed July 18, 2014

Large facility with beautiful landscaping and just across from the ocean. A pleasant half mile walk to the Pier and the Maritime Museum. The hotel rooms either have a ground floor patio or a second story balcony which provide nice views of the ocean or mountain range.

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed July 17, 2014

We just became Hilton Honors members and this was our first stay at a Hilton. We were very pleased! Jeff Pollock who checked us in was great, helpful, and included a pet gift bag upon arrival. The Hilton is pet friendly but for those folks who have no pets, know that the pets are never intrusive.
The grounds are very attractive. Our room was superb-recently refurbished and done with great taste.
The biggest sell is that it is literally right across from the ocean. So, if you like cool ocean breezes, or jogging, walking, or bike riding, this hotel is perfect.
You could pay $600 plus for a 5 Star hotel but for half the price, the Fess Parker is a very nice, clean, classy, and cool resort. And say hello to Eric Schulz at the restaurant in the bar area. He will take super care of you!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Henley in Arden, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 15, 2014

Good location, friendly staff, had things you need when on holiday with the whole family e.g . Laundrette, OK bike hire etc Rooms where bigger than average.

Price was not cheep, did not include free wi fi and think charging car parking is just things you expect to be included

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Reviewed July 15, 2014

Had a business meeting in beautiful Santa Barbara. Hotel is pet friendly. Upon arrival we were placed in the pet friendly rooms without being informed of this. We asked to be moved, which was done quickly, but this should not have happened. There were dogs, and a rabbit in the surrounding rooms, along with the noise. Guests should be made aware of this information prior to assigning rooms. Quality of rooms does not come up to the price of the rooms.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
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Dereham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 15, 2014

Lovely atmosphere at this hotel the detail in the landscaping and decor was lovely. The rooms were lovely spacious, spotlessly clean and lovely comfortable beds. We has an outside seating area and the pool area was lovely and peaceful. Gardens were beautiful.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Phoenix, United States
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Reviewed July 15, 2014

This hotel needs remodeling badly. The toilet leaked and the plumber came in and removed the toilet without notification. We were moved to another room. The location and grounds are nice, but the hotel is old. Several people attending the wedding had ants in their rooms and bed. I would never stay at this hotel again!

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mlavine, General Manager at The Fess Parker - A Doubletree by Hilton Resort, responded to this review, July 16, 2014
We’re very sorry we didn’t provide you with the high quality of amenities and service you deserved during your recent stay at our hotel. We apologize for the malfunctioning toilet and that you had to change rooms. We hope you’ll consider giving us a second chance if you return to the area.
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Manhattan Beach, United States
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Reviewed July 15, 2014

Do yourself a favor and make sure you tell the front desk you would like to have your ac unit work uninterrupted during the night! If not you will find out much like myself and my 7 month pregnant wife that the Fess Parker programs its A/C units to shut off during the night!!! This is utterly ridiculous for a hotel to be doing without the guest's consent!!

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mlavine, General Manager at The Fess Parker - A Doubletree by Hilton Resort, responded to this review, July 18, 2014
We’re very sorry we didn’t provide you with the high quality of amenities and service you deserved during your recent stay at our hotel. We apologize for the A/C turning off during the night and we’ve reported the problem to our maintenance team. We’ll be sure to address the issues with the room amenities and hope you’ll consider giving us a second chance if you return to the area.
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Additional Information about The Fess Parker - A Doubletree by Hilton Resort

Property: The Fess Parker - A Doubletree by Hilton Resort
Address: 633 East Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3611
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Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#8 Spa Hotel in Santa Barbara
#10 Luxury Hotel in Santa Barbara
#10 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Barbara
#25 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Fess Parker - A Doubletree by Hilton Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 360
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

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