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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 27 April 2015

So the reason for two stars is that it is across the street from the ocean, otherwise I would not give it that. I read a couple of reviews that said this place is quiet. Maybe in the middle of the night when the nearby companies don't constantly have vehicles that are backing up with the warning beepers and the...

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mlavine, General Manager at The Fess Parker - A Doubletree by Hilton Resort, responded to this review

We apologize for the noise you experienced during your stay. The resort is large and we wish the team would have had the opportunity to move you to a quiet area of the resort. We are sorry your experience did not meet your expectations and thank you for the feedback you provided for our front office and maintenance team.

Alpharetta
Reviewed 26 April 2015

Beautiful hotel, large rooms, beautiful views, and very attentive staff. I stay here quite often for business. When I walk in the door, I feel like a celebrity..."Welcome back Ms. xxx", "How are you doing Ms. xxx", "Can we help you with anything Ms. xxx".

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mlavine, General Manager at The Fess Parker - A Doubletree by Hilton Resort, responded to this review

On behalf of the entire resort team, thank you for the wonderful review. We appreciate your business and look forward to welcoming you back soon!

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 April 2015

Maybe after some of the lodges in the parks, this hotel felt dreamy in terms of the bed and general standard. Pool and hot tub was a favourite with the kids. Rooms are again away from the main block. Pretty well positioned for the centre of town and certainly the beach and the pier.

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Brisbane
Reviewed 22 April 2015

Visited this establishment several times over the years and always felt welcome there, and recognized. - Always requested the same suite with its balcony overlooking the Pacific. Room service was good and efficient but also frequented their main Restaurant and found its food served good. - and on the leisure side they have a nice Tennis court to play with...

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Buffalo, New York
Reviewed 22 April 2015

We stayed for one night while traveling down the coast. Our room had a great view of the ocean with a balcony to sit on and enjoy the view. The room was ok but outdated and the hallways looked a little shabby. Our stay was fine until the morning we checked out. As we wer travelling down the coast we...

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mlavine, General Manager at The Fess Parker - A Doubletree by Hilton Resort, responded to this review

First, thank you for selecting our resort for your stay in Santa Barbara. We are pleased to know you enjoyed the location and ocean views. We are very sorry that the guest laundry was out of order and for the poor response from our front desk team. We appreciate your feedback and will use this information as a learning tool...

Santa Cruz
Reviewed 21 April 2015

We had a wonderful, quiet, stay for two days. Our room was spacious and well appointed. The ocean view patio was very large with comfortable furnishings. The breakfast meals were delicious. Overall, our visit exceeded our expectations in every way. The staff was more than accommodating in every detail. We shall return.

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Reviewed 19 April 2015

We spent 3 nights at the Fess Parker (4/16//15 through 4/19/15). We paid for an ocean front room. The quality of the room was just ok. Room was outdated and really needed new doors, everything looked scuffed up. The bathroom sinks had a fowl smell when the water would run. The property grounds are not maintained. The spa is good...

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mlavine, General Manager at The Fess Parker - A Doubletree by Hilton Resort, responded to this review

We are very sorry your stay was not as enjoyable as it should have been. Our team is dedicated to taking whatever steps are necessary to ensure that our guests are completely satisfied and comfortable. We do wish we would have had the opportunity to move you to another guestroom and address the problems while you were here.

Arvada, Colorado
Reviewed 18 April 2015

This hotel is HUGE... Many different buildings, a large parking lot and everything you can imagine is there. Every staff member we meet was extremely helpful. The location is wonderful. The ocean is right across the street. We had a two queen room. Beds are very comfortable and the room is large so you are not bumping into each other....

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Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 April 2015

We stayed here for 2 nights after travelling down the california coast. We upgraded to 'superior ocean view' room to end on a flourish. Room was large but rather tired - not worth the upgrade - although mountain view would have had a grand view of the railway just behind the hotel! And that's noisy! Beds were comfortable but the...

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mlavine, General Manager at The Fess Parker - A Doubletree by Hilton Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for selecting our hotel for your stay in Santa Barbara. However, it is unfortunate that our service did not meet your expectations. We apologize and appreciate the information you provided. The management team strives constantly to improve our service and will implement action steps on any issues that we are able to correct. Thank you.

Tucson, AZ
Reviewed 16 April 2015

I was lucky enough to stay here for 2 nights recently to attend a business conference. We were met at the airport by a convenient shuttle. The driver and all other staff we saw were very friendly. The room was large and comfortable, and the restaurants were convenient and good. The layout of the hotel provided privacy and lovely views,...

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mlavine, General Manager at The Fess Parker - A Doubletree by Hilton Resort, responded to this review

Our staff is going to be delighted to know you enjoyed the resort and their service. Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us for a business conference. We hope you have a chance to return soon..

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • 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
  • Tennis Court
  • Hot Tub
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • 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: $296 - $713 (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
#9 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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“Rooms farther from the main lobby area are quieter and access is still very good.”
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“We stayed in the building across the street. It was very peaceful and nice.”
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“Ask for a room facing the ocean with a balcony or patio.”
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