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The Fess Parker - A Doubletree by Hilton Resort

4 stars
633 East Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
164 reviews
Great hotel , amazing staff, treated us like family!

First time to Santa Barbara and couldn't have stayed at a better hotel! The staff went out of their... See full review

  • Mother knows best
  • Feb 18, 2014
one night only

Everyone on your staff especially the valets were so professional yet easy to talk to. Wiish we... See full review

  • cool ek
  • Feb 5, 2014
Luxurious East Beach resort with spa, views, access to vineyard tours
Fess Parker's DoubleTree Resort Santa Barbara is a pet-friendly, 24-acre Spanish Colonial-style property. The late Parker portrayed TV frontiersmen Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone in the '50s and '60s and later moved into developing luxury resorts and the winery business. Guests can walk to downtown. Comfortable rooms and suites overlook mountain, garden, or ocean views. Guests can dine, play and be pampered on-site. Fess Parker's DoubleTree Resort Santa Barbara offers opportunities to swim, work out, indulge at the spa, and more.
Highlights
  • Free Santa Barbara Airport and Amtrak pick-up
  • Shuttle to downtown attractions
  • Supervised kids' programs
  • Fitness center with personal training and Precor equipment
Rooms
Fess Parker's DoubleTree Resort Santa Barbara boasts 360 rooms and suites. Rooms include a chocolate-chip cookie at check-in, two queens or one king bed, a patio or balcony, a coffee-maker, a mini-bar, a desk, high-speed Internet (fees apply), MP3/CD player connectivity Neutrogena amenities, HDTVs and more. Feather and non-allergenic foam pillows are available upon request. Suites may include Sweet Dreams by Doubletree plush-top king beds, separate living rooms, Bose stereos, wet bars, Jacuzzi bathtubs, rain showerheads and fireplaces.
Features
Fess Parker's DoubleTree Resort Santa Barbara won FIDO Friendly Magazine's Best FIDO Friendly 2010 award. Pets are given pet menus and treat bags. (A per-night non-refundable fee applies.) Guests can relax or primp at the on-site spa and salon.
Dining
Fess Parker's DoubleTree Resort Santa Barbara features several dining choices. Rodney's Steakhouse delivers prime aged beef and seafood. Poolside burgers and sandwiches are available from Terraza del Mar. Java del Mar offers bakery treats, tea and Starbucks coffee. Cafe Los Arcos offers wine tastings. Barra Los Arcos is a full-service bar.
Recreation
The resort offers a heated outdoor pool and whirlpool, plus easy access to East Beach, just across the street. Kids can enjoy the children's programs, and babysitting is available. Hertz car rentals are available in the lobby, and the concierge can arrange vineyard tours, tastings, sailing, horseback riding and more. The Downtown Waterfront Shuttle delivers guests to shops, restaurants and attractions. Three tennis courts are complemented by an on-call tennis pro. A gift shop and ATM are also on-site.
Transportation
  • Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (11 mi/17.7 km)
  • Los Angeles Intl Airport (93 mi/149.7 km)
  • Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport (88 mi/141.6 km)
  • Free Santa Barbara Airport and Amtrak pick-up
  • Downtown attractions shuttle
Attractions
  • Santa Barbara Zoo (0.8 mi/1.3 km)
  • Stearns Wharf (0.8 mi/1.3 km)
  • Ty Warner Sea Center (0.8 mi/1.3 km)
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Art (1.9 mi/3.1 km)
  • Mission Santa Barbara (2.9 mi/4.7 km)
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History (3.4 mi/5.5 km)
Business
  • Wi-Fi (fees apply)
  • On-site Audio/Visual company
  • Conference manager and catering
  • Meeting space for 1,000

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Pool
General
Pet friendly
Activities
Pool
Golf
Tennis
Dining
Restaurant
Services
Business center
Conference facilities
Internet
High-speed internet
Accessibility
Wheel chair access

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Hotel Map

34.4156 -119.6794
Nearby airports
Santa Barbara Municipal Airport, (SBA), 11.00, MI, S; Los Angeles Intl Airport, (LAX), 93.00, MI, N; Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport, (BUR), 88.00, MI, NW;

Nearby points of interest

  • Antioch University: 0.6 mi
  • Rafael Gonzalez House: 0.7 mi
  • Sterns Wharf: 0.7 mi
  • El Paseo Shopping Mall: 1.2 mi
  • Santa Barbara County Courthouse: 1.2 mi
  • Nojoqui Falls Country Park: 1.2 mi
  • Santa Barbara City College: 1.2 mi
  • Alameda Park: 2 mi
  • Mission Santa Barbara: 2.4 mi
  • Casa del Herrero: 2.8 mi
  • Santa Barbara Maritime Museum: 2.9 mi
  • Skofield Park: 3.1 mi
  • Virginia Hotel: 8.2 mi
  • University of California, Santa Barbara: 9.7 mi
  • UCSB Events Center: 9.8 mi
  • Antioch University: 0.6 mi
  • Rafael Gonzalez House: 0.7 mi
  • Sterns Wharf: 0.7 mi
  • El Paseo Shopping Mall: 1.2 mi
  • Santa Barbara County Courthouse: 1.2 mi
  • Nojoqui Falls Country Park: 1.2 mi
  • Santa Barbara City College: 1.2 mi
  • Alameda Park: 2 mi
  • Mission Santa Barbara: 2.4 mi
  • Casa del Herrero: 2.8 mi
  • Santa Barbara Maritime Museum: 2.9 mi
  • Skofield Park: 3.1 mi
  • Virginia Hotel: 8.2 mi
  • University of California, Santa Barbara: 9.7 mi
  • UCSB Events Center: 9.8 mi
  • Cold Spring Tavern: 11.7 mi
  • Santa Barbara Zoo: 195.1 mi

Dining

Restaurant
onsite

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1600
Check-out:
1202

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (164)

Ratings and reviews for The Fess Parker - A Doubletree by Hilton Resort

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
164 out of 164
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.5

82% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of The Fess Parker - A Doubletree by Hilton Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jw99
Los Angeles
Jul 27, 2014

Fantastic family getaway

The Fess Parker is in just the right location to enjoy the beauty of Santa Barbara. The service is great and their complementary cookies delicious. The room could have been a bit cleaner. When we checked in there were ants in the bathroom; however, they tended to the problem immediately!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Lito's Mexican Restaurant was amazing. Small hole in the wall with delicious authentic Mexican cuisine and great service!

Review of The Fess Parker - A Doubletree by Hilton Resort

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Sleeko
Lomita, Ca
Jun 23, 2014

30th Wedding Anniversary

I would expect that when you are paying over $400 a night for a hotel room that parking and WIFI be included. The pool area was lacking in sufficient lounges. At check in I made the comment that we were celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary and it was ignored. I was not looking for a freebee but would have been nice if the front desk at least acknowledged. All in all the room was not worth $450 a night.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
1
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Same side of the street right accross from Stearns Warf the seafood restuarant was very good

Review of The Fess Parker - A Doubletree by Hilton Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
OC Fam from VP
Villa Park, ca
Jun 16, 2014

Location is fab.

Loved the ocean view room. Pricey but great location to walk to ocean and to the art fair on Sundays.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of The Fess Parker - A Doubletree by Hilton Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
judith the queen
dana point california
Mar 20, 2014

nice hotel for a sister vacation

Hotel was very nice and luxurious. Very comfortable beds. Could use a bigger bar area but outside bar food area was great. Pool area and pool were very nice. Nothing doing at night and hotel was too quiet without activities going on. However it was near most attractions. Trolley tour of Santa Barbara was excellent and gave a good overview of local area.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Sightseeing tip: Long walk from hotel

Marina restaurants were fun but not usually toted. Outside restaurant on the beach about 5 minutes from hotel was great. they serve breakfast and lunch. order from a window and they bring out food very efficent.

Review of The Fess Parker - A Doubletree by Hilton Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Mother knows best
San diego
Feb 18, 2014

Great hotel , amazing staff, treated us like family!

First time to Santa Barbara and couldn't have stayed at a better hotel! The staff went out of their way to accommodate our every need ! Doug our bell captain couldn't have been nicer ! The front desk staff wonderful . Great workout room . Good breakfast buffet. The room was clean, well stocked, comfortable beds and quiet ! Across the street from ocean and within walking distance to the fun town with lots of shopping! Would stay here again without hesitation ! Great hotel for singles or families and pet friendly too!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

Drive to state street and walk the shops and restsurants for hours! So fun!

Review of The Fess Parker - A Doubletree by Hilton Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
cool ek
Waipahu, HI
Feb 5, 2014

one night only

Everyone on your staff especially the valets were so professional yet easy to talk to. Wiish we could have stayed longer. Errol

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of The Fess Parker - A Doubletree by Hilton Resort

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Tellab
Santa Barbra
Feb 3, 2014

Wish I paid the extra $100 for a better hotel

Me and my fiancé spent a weekend here and the location was wonderful. When we checked in we looked forward to unwinding but when we got to the room it had a funny smell so I called the front office to see if we could switch rooms. The lady said she can switch me but it was in the next building and she would send a bell boy to help us with bags. When the bell boy came he didn't know which way was up or down. After walking the wrong way TWICE to our room we finally got to it and began to unpack. When we opened the fridge it had the smell of ammonia and the drinks in it were not cold. I called the front office and the maintenance guy came and told us what we already knew it was broken. He asked if we would want a new one but by then we were agrivated by the whole situation so so just decided to make the most of it. Moral if the story I woulnt stay here again. I learned to pay that extra $100 bucks for a REAL luxury hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
2
Review of The Fess Parker - A Doubletree by Hilton Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Riliya
Portland, OR.
Dec 2, 2013

A quintessential Santa Barbara experience.

The Fess Parker Hotel features clean and spacious rooms with views of the Pacific, an exceptionally beautiful pool area, or the classic foothills of the central coast. The staff was kind, prompt, and knowledgable about their town. The walk to the beach is less than 50 yards, and State St. and the pier are less than a mile to the north. What stands out the most is the tasteful aesthetic of the hotel, which features beautiful landscaping, Spanish/terra cotta tiling and walkways, and an impressive lobby and restaurant area that has a glass ceiling, expansive views of the coast, beams and stucco, and plenty of places to relax and absorb the feel of Santa Barbara.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

There are some wonderful California Cuisine restaurants on the northern/eastern end of State St.

Review of The Fess Parker - A Doubletree by Hilton Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
oc fun mom
orange county california
Oct 24, 2013

A Great Stay!!!

As always, a wonderful experience and a great staff!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
2
Value:
5
Review of The Fess Parker - A Doubletree by Hilton Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Lubear
Santa Cruz
Oct 4, 2013

Beautiful resort, some caveats

The grounds are gorgeous and the location is unbeatable. Biggest concern: it was loud. This property gets convention-goers. The 2 women next to me were too loud, chattering about some heated work issue. My room faced the parking lot and I was awoken a couple times by people yelling. I highly recommend a pool or garden view room and bring your earplugs. Staff was professional and courteous, if a bit cold. I was travelling with 2 small children and seemed to be not their typical guest.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
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