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The Fess Parker - A Doubletree by Hilton Resort

4 stars
View map of 633 East Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, CA 93103

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
107 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

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:
4:00 PM
Check-out:
12:02 PM

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.

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

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
107 out of 107
Amenities:
3.9
Cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.2
Comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.5
Value:
3.4

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
Frank S.
Business
Gardena
Apr 27, 2015

Darn good, mostly

the stay was nice and the hotel personnel were helpful. We asked for a quiet room and we got it. The breakfast food in the cafe was mediocre and surely breakfast is a meal Americans out to be able to knock out of the field. room had little things missing: globes on two of five lights over the sink. No snacks to buy and no price list for snacks and drinks in the room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Fess Parker - A Doubletree by Hilton Resort

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Scott H.
Business
N/A
Jan 19, 2015

Nice place to stay that's close to the beach.

Came in for a Winter Session with school. My initial impression was that the hotel was beautiful, very fitting for Santa Barbara and not at a bad price. Once I checked into a suite I noticed that many of the fixtures and characteristics of the decor were a bit dated and in need of a makeover. Somethings like rust or aging doors and furniture all give the impression of quality. The bed and room were safe and comfy, no issues with room service. The staff were top notch, had a little attitude from the front desk upon arrival, but was ignored after meeting some very friendly staff later on. Will stay there again for sure.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

Eating in the restaurants is a bit pricy. For those wanting to save a buck, breakfast: McDonalds right around the corner (ask the guys out front). Also many of the rooms have a refrigerator, you can buy drinks and water at a Trader Joes or market also right around the corner. This hotel charges for internet ($12.95 per day), bring your own wireless if you can.

Review of The Fess Parker - A Doubletree by Hilton Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
gdzem
Business
West Covina, CA
Oct 21, 2014

Wedding / Family Reunion

It was a great venue for the wedding and nice sceneries! Our guests enjoyed it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Fess Parker - A Doubletree by Hilton Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Dr Q
Business
Whittier, CA
Aug 22, 2014

Fess Parker, Very Nice but Room Not Perfect

The view is amazing! My wife and I stayed in an Ocean View room, and we had an unobstructed view of the beautiful beach. However, for almost $400 a night, the bathroom was not appreciated. The tub was old, the shower tiles were old and cracking. There was no fridge or microwave in the room. And the parking!!! The parking costs us an additional $19 per day - if you're staying two or more nights, the parking should be complimentary - especially with the Ocean View Room Accommodations. Besides that, I have no other complaints. The staff was great and welcoming, etc. If the room and parking were different, this hotel would have received 5 Stars!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: In Hotel

Visit the SB Zoo - it was wonderful!

Review of The Fess Parker - A Doubletree by Hilton Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Bacelorette Party
Business
Westlake Village, CA
Aug 18, 2014

Bachelorette Party

The grounds & location were very pretty. The room was nice & clean w/ plenty of room for 5 people. However, for the price, i was expecting something newer & nicer. The staff was very helpful & kind. The pool was a bit small & there was only one pool which was not enough to accomodate guests. We couldn't get chairs unless we went out at 9am to reserve them. Im surprised they didn't seat you like they do at the 4 seasons.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Fess Parker - A Doubletree by Hilton Resort

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
MamaBee
Business
California
Aug 8, 2014

Not great, Not Bad, OK

Accommodations and overall experience @ Fess Parker....Not great, Not Bad, OK.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Fess Parker - A Doubletree by Hilton Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jw99
Business
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
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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
Business
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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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
Business
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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Fess Parker - A Doubletree by Hilton Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
judith the queen
Business
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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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.

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