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Oakley, California
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13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very nice hotel. Nice big rooms. The lobby area is beautiful. Right across the street from the beach. One problem we had was that housekeeping forgot to make up our room one day. Everybody makes mistakes I guess. The hotel made it righr and took off 1 day of parking. Santa Barbara is a beautiful city. Overalla good trip.

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Coppell
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26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful resort in a tranquil setting. View the mountains, the beach or both from your patio or balcony. All rooms seem to have wonderful views. A short walk to the wharf or downtown. Free airport shuttle. No car needed! Rented a bike and took a short ride to Montecito with beautiful views looking back toward the Santa Barbara coastline. We... More 

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

On behalf of the entire team, thank you for the special review, compliments and for your comments regarding your experience in The Set. We apologize for our failure to provide you with the outstanding service that each and every guest deserves when dining in our outlets. Our Director of Food & Beverage will certainly share this information with his team.... More 

Lafayette
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

While they had a generous sized breakfast buffet, the quality of food was lacking slightly on the Thanksgiving morning. We are wondering if they didn't have their A team working that time. Otherwise, the food was good the rest of our stay.

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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 Doubletree Resort for your Thanksgiving stay in Santa Barbara. We are pleased to know that during most of your stay you enjoyed your meals, however, we are sorry the quality did not meet your expectations on Thanksgiving morning. We appreciate your business and hope you will consider returning to the resort for any... More 

Sacramento, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great place to stay, very pet friendly!!! Beautiful resort with great views. Would recommend to family and friends. Best place for dinner is Toma restaurant restaurant close by. The weather is great, love the beaches.

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paris
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40 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

this is a pleasant very comfortable and conveniently located hotel, calm, just by the sea (opposite the street) large room with private garden service is nice but a bit expensive hhertz has an office there, that s usefull, but book a long time in advance to enjoy normal prices

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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. We appreciate the compliments and suggestions you have provided on Trip Advisor. We hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back to Santa Barbara and the resort. More 

Powell River, Canada
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374 reviews
108 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 263 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

this massive resort is directly across from the beach. The rooms are huge and the beds are comfortable. The decor is a little dated but it is well maintained and spotlessly clean. the rates vary wildly depending on the time of year and the time of the week, so check for current prices. it can be very affordable for prime... More 

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The hotel sprawls outward so the rooms are spread across multiple small buildings (3-stories each). Such a fantastic change from the single building hotels that are 50 floors high and keep all the windows sealed. Each room has sliding glass doors and a small balcony, so you and your room can get as much beautiful SB air as you want.... More 

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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 wonderful review! We are delighted to know your experience was ideal for your business trip. We greatly appreciate the opportunity you gave us to serve you and hope that your travel plans include a return visit to the resort soon. More 

Millbrae, United States
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fess Parker Hotel is in a great location to sight see in Santa Barbara. Beautiful, large rooms, good service make it a good place to stay. The staff are very helpful and you even receive a good chocolate chip cookie when checking in.

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Bonney Lake, Washington
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a wonderful time here. Stayed for one night. The room could use some updating for the price, but the location makes up for it. The food quality at the restaurant was good, not great. Service was excellent.

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Irvine, California
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very well maintained resort. Rooms are very roomy. We did not use the pool but it looked very inviting. Free shuttle to Amtrak. All and all a very fun trip. Close to water front trolley and close enough if you wanted to walk to the wharf.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Spa
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
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
Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range: €215 - €445 (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
#8 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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“We love oceanfront but I can't imagine having a bad room anywhere in the resort. Mountains are just as beautiful!”
 of 5 bubbles 407debraz, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“we chose a less expensive "mountain view" room but had a nice ocean view as well.”
 of 5 bubbles ZLI, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We like the ocean view rooms, but even the garden and pool view rooms with patios or balconies have attractive views.”
 of 5 bubbles mediamaker, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The mountain facing rooms have the noise from the very close train tracks.”
 of 5 bubbles jbell3, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Either mountain or ocean are equally good”
 of 5 bubbles Fonda2015, 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
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