FESS PARKER'S DOUBLETREE RESORT

633 East Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States (USA)
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4.0 Star Downtown Spa or Beach Resort in Santa Barbara County
34.41716-119.67462
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  • Has an outdoor pool!
  • Shuttle from airport available
  • Hotel has 360 rooms
  • 2 floors in hotel
  • 23 suites in hotel
  • Check out time: 11:00 AM
  • Groups & Meetings rating of 7.5/10
  • Hotel has 17 meeting rooms

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Local Attractions

Zoo, Beach, Downtown shopping, Wharf, Museums, Mission, Theaters, Restaurants

Summary of Verified Reviews

Good to know

  • Old rooms

    “Toilet is not a modern” “Outdated fixtures”

  • Hotel is outdated

    “Toilet is not a modern” “Outdated fixtures”

  • Beach nearby

    “Right on the main beach” “In front of the beaches”

  • Poorly-maintained rooms

    “Air conditioner did not work” “Walls are very thin”

Review highlights

Location

90/100
497 reviews

Great location, close to the train station. Great shopping at the nearby city centre, and close to the beach. Expensive, terrible parking. Excellent sightseeing, restaurants and bars nearby.

“Phenomenal location” “Location of this hotel/resort was perfect” “Easy access to beautiful beach”

Service

76/100
459 reviews

Good and friendly pool/beach service. Reception is OK but housekeeping is substandard. Service is quite professional and decent in the restaurant. Room service is average. Poor bar service. Hotel security is not good.

“Informed bell boy” “Hotel staff was fabulous” “Pool service is top-notch”

Bar

59/100
54 reviews

Standard bar. Poor bar service. Good wines. Standard beverage prices.

“Warm chocolate chip cookies and bottled water” “Empty water bottle on the patio” “Wines are fantastic”

Breakfast

56/100
81 reviews

Breakfast is decent but expensive.

“Free breakfast buffet” “Bad experience at breakfast” “Poor breakfast”

Room

51/100
677 reviews

Rooms outdated with bad minibars, but beds are acceptable. Large rooms with beautiful balconies and charming views. Rooms lacking maintenance, with bad kitchenettes, furniture and TV's. Dirty rooms with bad A/C. Small rooms and dirty bathrooms.

“Broken toilet seat” “Carpet was dirty” “Dirty fridge”

Wellness

50/100
20 reviews

Average wellness and fitness area.

“Run down locker room” “Fitness center is dirty” “Pool and hot tub is overcrowded”

Vibe

42/100
231 reviews

Atmosphere is friendly but the vibe is low. Hotel is outdated. Stylish Hotel. Luxurious Hotel. Awesome for families. Awesome for a beach holiday.

“Décor was dated and not appealing” “Toilet is not a modern” “Outdated fixtures”

Cleanliness

41/100
190 reviews

Rooms, particularly bathrooms are dirty, although pools are fairly clean. Unclean hotel facilities.

“Hallway smelled like garbage” “Fitness center is dirty” “Dirty patio furniture”

Value

34/100
275 reviews

Poor value for money. WiFi and breakfast pricey. Standard beverage prices.

“Not worth the money for staying here” “Not one free kids channel” “You have to pay for wi-fi”

WiFi

28/100
93 reviews

Poor, over-priced WiFi.

“You have to pay for wi-fi” “Very poor Wifi conection” “Paying for wifi”

Ranked top 49% by families, with a score of 77

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  • Train station is close

    “Right by the train tracks too” “Train track nearby”

  • Near city centre

    “Easy walking access to the town” “Short walk to town centre”

  • Great desserts & fruits

    “Delicious cookies” “Free cookies”

  • Great location

    “Phenomenal location” “Location of this hotel/resort was perfect”

Review highlights

Location

86/100
113 reviews

Great location, close to the train station. Expensive, terrible parking. Central location close to the beach.

“Phenomenal location” “Location of this hotel/resort was perfect” “Easy access to beautiful beach”

Pool

83/100
50 reviews

Great pool.

“Pool is awesome and so close to” “Our boys loved the pool” “Drinks around the pool are perfect”

Service

77/100
94 reviews

Friendly, mostly professional service, and so-so reception and restaurant service.

“Informed bell boy” “Hotel staff was fabulous” “Pool service is top-notch”

Bar

55/100
10 reviews

Standard bar.

“Warm chocolate chip cookies and bottled water” “Empty water bottle on the patio” “Wines are fantastic”

Breakfast

54/100
19 reviews

Breakfast is decent but expensive.

“Breakfasts too expensive” “Great breakfast buffet” “Bad experience at breakfast”

Wellness

46/100
5 reviews

Poor wellness & sports facilities.

“Run down locker room” “Fitness center is dirty” “Pool and hot tub is overcrowded”

Room

45/100
117 reviews

Dirty, old rooms, unpleasant bathrooms, and so-so beds. Big rooms with lovely views, but poorly-maintained with poor furniture.

“Broken toilet seat” “Carpet was dirty” “Dirty fridge”

Vibe

40/100
44 reviews

Atmosphere not particularly friendly, giving poor vibes. Hotel is outdated.

“Décor was dated and not appealing” “Toilet is not a modern” “Outdated fixtures”

Cleanliness

39/100
29 reviews

Dirty room. Unclean hotel facilities.

“Hallway smelled like garbage” “Fitness center is dirty” “Dirty patio furniture”

Value

30/100
63 reviews

Poor value for money. WiFi and breakfast pricey.

“Not worth the money for staying here” “Not one free kids channel” “You have to pay for wi-fi”

WiFi

26/100
28 reviews

Poor, over-priced WiFi.

“You have to pay for wi-fi” “Very poor Wifi conection” “Paying for wifi”

Ranked top 61% by couples, with a score of 79

Good to know

  • Unattractive terrace

    “Patio fell off” “Dirty patio furniture”

  • Unclean hotel facilities

    “Carpets were wet” “Hallway smelled like garbage”

  • Dirty room

    “Carpet was dirty” “Dirty fridge”

  • Spacious rooms

    “Rooms were updated spacious” “Huge balcony”

Review highlights

Location

91/100
71 reviews

Great location near the beach, but subpar parking.

“Phenomenal location” “Location of this hotel/resort was perfect” “Easy access to beautiful beach”

Service

75/100
59 reviews

Friendly, more-or-less professional service, and so-so reception.

“Informed bell boy” “Hotel staff was fabulous” “Pool service is top-notch”

Amenities

67/100
48 reviews

Okay buildings and entrance area. Hotel grounds are pleasant, but facilities are outdated. Unattractive terrace.

“Conference facilities were beautiful excellent” “Excellent facilities” “Carpets were wet”

Food

66/100
20 reviews

Decent food and menu.

“No mashed potatoes” “Really enjoyed the hotel buffet” “Cookie was great”

Bar

64/100
8 reviews

Standard bar.

“No soda” “Warm chocolate chip cookies and bottled water” “Empty water bottle on the patio”

Breakfast

58/100
12 reviews

Breakfast is average.

“The breakfast buffet is a little expensive” “No breakfast” “Bad experience at breakfast”

Room

51/100
117 reviews

Decent, but old rooms with okay beds and poor furniture. Filthy, run-down rooms and bathrooms. Spacious rooms with excellent views.

“Broken toilet seat” “Carpet was stained” “Dirty fridge”

Vibe

42/100
37 reviews

Atmosphere is friendly but the vibe is low. Entrance area is ok. Hotel is outdated.

“Décor was dated and not appealing” “Toilet is not a modern” “Outdated fixtures”

Cleanliness

33/100
25 reviews

Dirty room. Unclean hotel facilities.

“Hallway smelled like garbage” “Fitness center is dirty” “Dirty patio furniture”

Value

32/100
42 reviews

Poor value for money. Internet is expensive.

“Not worth the money for staying here” “Not one free kids channel” “You have to pay for wi-fi”

WiFi

23/100
10 reviews

Poor, over-priced WiFi.

“You have to pay for wi-fi” “Very poor Wifi conection” “Paying for wifi”

Ranked top 19% by business travelers, with a score of 80

Good to know

  • Poor value for money

    “Not worth the money for staying here” “Not one free kids channel”

  • Poor vibe

    “Décor was dated and not appealing” “Toilet is not a modern”

  • Great location

    “Phenomenal location” “Location of this hotel/resort was perfect”

  • Friendly service

    “Hotel staff was very friendly and welcoming” “Servers were very friendly and accommodating”

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Beach

98/100
6 reviews

Beautiful beach.

“Excellent location for the beach” “Easy access to beautiful beach” “Great location to the beach”

Location

91/100
14 reviews

Excellent location close to the beach.

“Phenomenal location” “Location of this hotel/resort was perfect” “Easy access to beautiful beach”

Service

78/100
14 reviews

Friendly service.

“Informed bell boy” “Hotel staff was fabulous” “Pool service is top-notch”

Amenities

75/100
7 reviews

Good amenities and hotel building is acceptable.

“Conference facilities were beautiful excellent” “Excellent facilities” “Resort grounds and common areas were absolutely beautiful”

Food

69/100
4 reviews

Food is all right.

“Delicious cookies” “No croutons” “Incredible lunch”

Room

52/100
14 reviews

Room is all right.

“Broken toilet seat” “Carpet was stained” “Dirty fridge”

Cleanliness

42/100
5 reviews

Dirty.

“Hallway smelled like garbage” “Fitness center is dirty” “Dirty patio furniture”

Vibe

42/100
3 reviews

Poor vibe.

“Décor was dated and not appealing” “Toilet is not a modern” “Outdated fixtures”

Value

31/100
6 reviews

Poor value for money.

“Not worth the money for staying here” “Not one free kids channel” “You have to pay for wi-fi”

Ranked top 91% by solo travelers, with a score of 70

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  • Great view

    “Wonderful ocean view” “Wonderful balcony view”

  • Dirty

    “Hallway smelled like garbage” “Fitness center is dirty”

  • Fantastic service

    “Informed bell boy” “Hotel staff was fabulous”

  • Friendly service

    “Hotel staff was very friendly and welcoming” “Servers were very friendly and accommodating”

Review highlights

Location

90/100
8 reviews

Great location.

“Phenomenal location” “Location of this hotel/resort was perfect” “Easy access to beautiful beach”

Service

79/100
11 reviews

Friendly service.

“Informed bell boy” “Hotel staff was fabulous” “Pool service is top-notch”

Amenities

73/100
8 reviews

Good amenities and hotel building is acceptable.

“Conference facilities were beautiful excellent” “Excellent facilities” “Resort grounds and common areas were absolutely beautiful”

Room

48/100
13 reviews

Room is not nice. Great view.

“Broken toilet seat” “Carpet was dirty” “Dirty fridge”

Cleanliness

39/100
5 reviews

Dirty.

“Hallway smelled like garbage” “Fitness center is dirty” “Dirty patio furniture”

Good to know

  • Hotel is outdated

    “Toilet is not a modern” “Outdated fixtures”

Review highlights

Location

89/100
11 reviews

Great location.

“Phenomenal location” “Location of this hotel/resort was perfect” “Easy access to beautiful beach”

Pool

79/100
8 reviews

Great pool.

“Pool is awesome and so close to” “Our boys loved the pool” “Drinks around the pool are perfect”

Service

75/100
10 reviews

Fantastic service.

“Informed bell boy” “Hotel staff was fabulous” “Pool service is top-notch”

Room

46/100
14 reviews

Room is not nice.

“Broken toilet seat” “Carpet was dirty” “Dirty fridge”

Vibe

42/100
7 reviews

Poor vibe. Hotel is outdated.

“Décor was dated and not appealing” “Toilet is not a modern” “Outdated fixtures”

Value

32/100
9 reviews

Poor value for money.

“Not worth the money for staying here” “Not one free kids channel” “You have to pay for wi-fi”

Ranked top 37% by families, with a score of 77

Good to know

  • Room is not nice

    “Broken toilet seat” “Carpet was dirty”

  • Fantastic service

    “Informed bell boy” “Hotel staff was fabulous”

  • Great location

    “Phenomenal location” “Location of this hotel/resort was perfect”

Review highlights

Location

89/100
5 reviews

Great location.

“Phenomenal location” “Location of this hotel/resort was perfect” “Easy access to beautiful beach”

Service

78/100
6 reviews

Fantastic service.

“Informed bell boy” “Hotel staff was fabulous” “Pool service is top-notch”

Room

46/100
5 reviews

Room is not nice.

“Broken toilet seat” “Carpet was dirty” “Dirty fridge”

Good to know

  • Old rooms

    “Toilet is not a modern” “Outdated fixtures”

  • Hotel is outdated

    “Toilet is not a modern” “Outdated fixtures”

  • Beach nearby

    “Right on the main beach” “In front of the beaches”

  • Poorly-maintained rooms

    “Air conditioner did not work” “Walls are very thin”

Review highlights

Location

90/100
431 reviews

Great location, close to the train station. Close to the city centre, the beach, restaurants, and bars, with fantastic sightseeing. Expensive, terrible parking.

“Phenomenal location” “Location of this hotel/resort was perfect” “Easy access to beautiful beach”

Service

77/100
423 reviews

Warm service and reception, but bar service lacking. Restaurant service and general service expertise is OK, but housekeeping is poor. Room service is average. Hotel security is not good. Good pool/beach service.

“Informed bell boy” “Hotel staff was fabulous” “Pool service is top-notch”

Bar

59/100
50 reviews

Standard bar. Poor bar service. Good wines. Standard beverage prices.

“Great location for wine tasting” “Warm chocolate chip cookies and bottled water” “Empty water bottle on the patio”

Breakfast

54/100
62 reviews

Breakfast is decent but expensive.

“Real coffee cups” “Breakfast - included” “Bad experience at breakfast”

Room

51/100
618 reviews

Large, okay rooms with great balconies and views. Poorly-maintained, dirty rooms, with mediocre beds and poor furnishing. Small rooms and dirty bathrooms. Old rooms, with unsatisfactory minibars. air conditioning and TV's.

“Broken toilet seat” “Carpet was stained” “Dirty fridge”

Wellness

50/100
18 reviews

Average wellness and fitness area.

“Hit the full gym” “Fitness center is dirty” “Pool and hot tub is overcrowded”

Vibe

43/100
212 reviews

Atmosphere is friendly but the vibe is low. Hotel is outdated. Entrance area is ok. Stylish Hotel. Hotel is relatively luxurious.

“Décor was dated and not appealing” “Toilet is not a modern” “Outdated fixtures”

Cleanliness

39/100
178 reviews

Rooms and bathrooms are untidy, but pool area is clean. Unclean hotel facilities.

“Hallway smelled like garbage” “Fitness center is dirty” “Dirty patio furniture”

Value

36/100
237 reviews

Poor value for money. WiFi and breakfast pricey. Standard beverage prices.

“Not worth the money for staying here” “Not one free kids channel” “You have to pay for wi-fi”

WiFi

31/100
77 reviews

Poor, over-priced WiFi.

“You have to pay for wi-fi” “Very poor Wifi conection” “Paying for wifi”

Ranked top 49% by families, with a score of 76

Good to know

  • Train station is close

    “Right by the train tracks too” “Train track nearby”

  • Expensive parking

    “Expensive parking” “You have to pay for parking”

  • Great desserts & fruits

    “Delicious cookies” “Free cookies”

  • Internet is expensive

    “You have to pay for wi-fi” “Had to pay for internet”

Review highlights

Location

85/100
84 reviews

Excellent location close to the beach. Expensive, terrible parking. Train station is close.

“Phenomenal location” “Location of this hotel/resort was perfect” “Easy access to beautiful beach”

Pool

83/100
37 reviews

Great pool.

“Pool is awesome and so close to” “Our boys loved the pool” “Drinks around the pool are perfect”

Service

77/100
77 reviews

Friendly, mostly professional service, and so-so reception and restaurant service.

“Informed bell boy” “Hotel staff was fabulous” “Pool service is top-notch”

Bar

56/100
8 reviews

Standard bar.

“Lots of wine tasting” “Warm chocolate chip cookies and bottled water” “Empty water bottle on the patio”

Breakfast

53/100
11 reviews

Breakfast is average.

“Complimentary breakfast buffet” “No continental breakfast” “Bad experience at breakfast”

Room

47/100
100 reviews

Dirty, old rooms, unpleasant bathrooms, and so-so beds. Big rooms with lovely views, but poorly-maintained with poor furniture.

“Broken toilet seat” “Carpet was dirty” “Dirty fridge”

Vibe

41/100
37 reviews

Atmosphere not particularly friendly, giving poor vibes. Hotel is outdated.

“Décor was dated and not appealing” “Toilet is not a modern” “Outdated fixtures”

Cleanliness

37/100
26 reviews

Dirty room.

“Hallway smelled like garbage” “Fitness center is dirty” “Dirty patio furniture”

Value

32/100
44 reviews

Poor value for money. Internet is expensive.

“Not worth the money for staying here” “Not one free kids channel” “You have to pay for wi-fi”

WiFi

27/100
20 reviews

Poor, over-priced WiFi.

“You have to pay for wi-fi” “Very poor Wifi conection” “Paying for wifi”

Ranked top 66% by couples, with a score of 76

Good to know

  • Unattractive terrace

    “Patio fell off” “Dirty patio furniture”

  • Unclean hotel facilities

    “Carpets were wet” “Hallway smelled like garbage”

  • Spacious rooms

    “Rooms were updated spacious” “Huge balcony”

  • Dirty room

    “Carpet was dirty” “Dirty fridge”

Review highlights

Location

91/100
60 reviews

Great location near the beach, but subpar parking.

“Phenomenal location” “Location of this hotel/resort was perfect” “Easy access to beautiful beach”

Service

75/100
57 reviews

Friendly, more-or-less professional service, and so-so reception.

“Informed bell boy” “Hotel staff was fabulous” “Pool service is top-notch”

Amenities

67/100
41 reviews

Okay buildings and entrance area. Pleasant hotel grounds. Unattractive terrace.

“Conference facilities were beautiful excellent” “Building needs updating” “Dated facilities”

Food

66/100
20 reviews

Decent food and menu.

“Delicious cookies” “Excellent buffet” “No croutons”

Bar

64/100
8 reviews

Standard bar.

“Warm chocolate chip cookies and bottled water” “Empty water bottle on the patio” “Wines are fantastic”

Breakfast

58/100
9 reviews

Breakfast is average.

“Delicious breakfast buffet” “Breakfast - included” “Bad experience at breakfast”

Room

50/100
106 reviews

Decent, but old rooms with okay beds and poor furniture. Filthy, run-down rooms and bathrooms. Spacious rooms with excellent views.

“Broken toilet seat” “Carpet was stained” “Dirty fridge”

Vibe

43/100
33 reviews

Atmosphere is friendly but the vibe is low. Entrance area is ok. Hotel is outdated.

“Décor was dated and not appealing” “Toilet is not a modern” “Outdated fixtures”

Cleanliness

33/100
25 reviews

Dirty room. Unclean hotel facilities.

“Hallway smelled like garbage” “Fitness center is dirty” “Dirty patio furniture”

Value

32/100
39 reviews

Poor value for money. Internet is expensive.

“Not worth the money for staying here” “Not one free kids channel” “You have to pay for wi-fi”

WiFi

23/100
8 reviews

Poor, over-priced WiFi.

“You have to pay for wi-fi” “Very poor Wifi conection” “Paying for wifi”

Ranked top 51% by business travelers, with a score of 75

Good to know

  • Poor value for money

    “Not worth the money for staying here” “Not one free kids channel”

  • Dirty

    “Hallway smelled like garbage” “Fitness center is dirty”

  • Friendly service

    “Hotel staff was very friendly and welcoming” “Servers were very friendly and accommodating”

  • Poor vibe

    “Décor was dated and not appealing” “Toilet is not a modern”

Review highlights

Beach

98/100
5 reviews

Beautiful beach.

“Excellent location for the beach” “Easy access to beautiful beach” “Great location to the beach”

Location

90/100
13 reviews

Great location.

“Phenomenal location” “Location of this hotel/resort was perfect” “Easy access to beautiful beach”

Service

78/100
14 reviews

Friendly service.

“Informed bell boy” “Hotel staff was fabulous” “Pool service is top-notch”

Amenities

75/100
7 reviews

Good amenities and hotel building is acceptable.

“Conference facilities were beautiful excellent” “Excellent facilities” “Resort grounds and common areas were absolutely beautiful”

Food

69/100
4 reviews

Food is all right.

“Freshly baked chocolate chip cookies” “No flavor” “No mashed potatoes”

Room

52/100
14 reviews

Room is all right.

“Broken toilet seat” “Carpet was stained” “Dirty fridge”

Cleanliness

42/100
5 reviews

Dirty.

“Hallway smelled like garbage” “Fitness center is dirty” “Dirty patio furniture”

Vibe

42/100
3 reviews

Poor vibe.

“Décor was dated and not appealing” “Toilet is not a modern” “Outdated fixtures”

Value

31/100
6 reviews

Poor value for money.

“Not worth the money for staying here” “Not one free kids channel” “You have to pay for wi-fi”

Ranked top 92% by solo travelers, with a score of 67

Good to know

  • Great view

    “Wonderful ocean view” “Wonderful balcony view”

  • Fantastic service

    “Informed bell boy” “Hotel staff was fabulous”

  • Great location

    “Phenomenal location” “Location of this hotel/resort was perfect”

Review highlights

Location

89/100
7 reviews

Great location.

“Phenomenal location” “Location of this hotel/resort was perfect” “Easy access to beautiful beach”

Service

79/100
10 reviews

Fantastic service.

“Informed bell boy” “Hotel staff was fabulous” “Pool service is top-notch”

Amenities

74/100
7 reviews

Good amenities and hotel building is acceptable.

“Conference facilities were beautiful excellent” “Excellent facilities” “Resort grounds and common areas were absolutely beautiful”

Room

48/100
12 reviews

Room is not nice. Great view.

“Broken toilet seat” “Carpet was dirty” “Dirty fridge”

Review highlights

Room

54/100
4 reviews

Room is all right.

“Broken toilet seat” “Carpet was stained” “Dirty fridge”

Review highlights

Location

90/100
7 reviews

Great location.

“Phenomenal location” “Location of this hotel/resort was perfect” “Easy access to beautiful beach”

Pool

84/100
4 reviews

Great pool.

“Pool is awesome and so close to” “Our boys loved the pool” “Drinks around the pool are perfect”

Good to know

  • Pleasant hotel grounds

    “Landscaping soothing” “Resort grounds and common areas were absolutely beautiful”

  • Beach nearby

    “Right on the main beach” “In front of the beaches”

  • Hotel is outdated

    “Toilet is not a modern” “Outdated fixtures”

  • Spacious rooms

    “Rooms were updated spacious” “Huge balcony”

Review highlights

Beach

97/100
8 reviews

Beautiful beach.

“Excellent location for the beach” “Easy access to beautiful beach” “Great location to the beach”

Location

87/100
19 reviews

Excellent location close to the beach.

“Phenomenal location” “Location of this hotel/resort was perfect” “Easy access to beautiful beach”

Pool

82/100
9 reviews

Great pool.

“Pool is awesome and so close to” “Our boys loved the pool” “Drinks around the pool are perfect”

Amenities

76/100
15 reviews

Great amenities.

“Conference facilities were beautiful excellent” “Excellent facilities” “Resort grounds and common areas were absolutely beautiful”

Service

72/100
8 reviews

Fantastic service.

“Informed bell boy” “Hotel staff was fabulous” “Pool service is top-notch”

Comfort

68/100
11 reviews

Comfort and noise level are okay, rooms are large.

“Hotel room was big and comfortable” “Fan was noisy” “Ac doesn't work well”

Breakfast

53/100
8 reviews

Breakfast is average.

“Delicious breakfast buffet” “Breakfasts too expensive” “Bad experience at breakfast”

Room

51/100
19 reviews

Big, decent rooms.

“Broken toilet seat” “Carpet was stained” “Dirty fridge”

Cleanliness

45/100
7 reviews

Dirty. Moderately clean hotel facilities.

“Hallway smelled like garbage” “Fitness center is dirty” “Dirty patio furniture”

Vibe

39/100
5 reviews

Poor vibe. Hotel is outdated.

“Décor was dated and not appealing” “Toilet is not a modern” “Outdated fixtures”

Value

30/100
14 reviews

Poor value for money.

“Not worth the money for staying here” “Not one free kids channel” “You have to pay for wi-fi”

WiFi

24/100
6 reviews

Bad internet service.

“You have to pay for wi-fi” “Very poor Wifi conection” “Paying for wifi”

Ranked top 58% by families, with a score of 75

Good to know

  • Great amenities

    “Conference facilities were beautiful excellent” “Excellent facilities”

  • Great location

    “Phenomenal location” “Location of this hotel/resort was perfect”

Review highlights

Location

88/100
6 reviews

Great location.

“Phenomenal location” “Location of this hotel/resort was perfect” “Easy access to beautiful beach”

Amenities

78/100
6 reviews

Great amenities.

“Conference facilities were beautiful excellent” “Excellent facilities” “Resort grounds and common areas were absolutely beautiful”

Room

53/100
4 reviews

Room is all right.

“Broken toilet seat” “Carpet was dirty” “Dirty fridge”

Value

29/100
7 reviews

Poor value for money.

“Not worth the money for staying here” “Not one free kids channel” “You have to pay for wi-fi”

Good to know

  • Beach nearby

    “Right on the main beach” “In front of the beaches”

Review highlights

Beach

98/100
8 reviews

Beautiful beach.

“Excellent location for the beach” “Easy access to beautiful beach” “Great location to the beach”

Location

89/100
11 reviews

Excellent location close to the beach.

“Phenomenal location” “Location of this hotel/resort was perfect” “Easy access to beautiful beach”

Pool

82/100
8 reviews

Great pool.

“Pool is awesome and so close to” “Our boys loved the pool” “Drinks around the pool are perfect”

Service

75/100
6 reviews

Fantastic service.

“Informed bell boy” “Hotel staff was fabulous” “Pool service is top-notch”

Room

55/100
4 reviews

Room is all right.

“Broken toilet seat” “Carpet was stained” “Dirty fridge”

Review highlights

Location

91/100
10 reviews

Great location.

“Phenomenal location” “Location of this hotel/resort was perfect” “Easy access to beautiful beach”

Service

80/100
4 reviews

Fantastic service.

“Informed bell boy” “Hotel staff was fabulous” “Pool service is top-notch”

Room

55/100
5 reviews

Room is all right.

“Broken toilet seat” “Carpet was dirty” “Dirty fridge”

Good to know

  • Great location

    “Phenomenal location” “Location of this hotel/resort was perfect”

Review highlights

Location

91/100
7 reviews

Great location.

“Phenomenal location” “Location of this hotel/resort was perfect” “Easy access to beautiful beach”

Review Semantics by TrustYou

Customer Reviews of Fess Parker's Doubletree Resort

4.0 out of 5. Based on 2300 guest reviews , Very Good

Property Description

Fess Parker's Doubletree Resort is perfectly located across from the Pacific Ocean and within walking distance to State Street. This 24-acre oceanfront resort has 360 oversized rooms, each with a patio or balcony offering views of the resort gardens, Santa Ynez Mountains or Pacific Ocean. Conferences held at Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort benefit from a variety of features unique to the property. The 12,000 square foot Grand Ballroom and 4,000 square foot Santa Barbara Ballroom were completely remodeled in the summer of 2004. High ceilings, new lighting systems, on site Audio Visual service, and wireless as well as wired High Speed T1 lines are available. Meetings are serviced by an award winning staff, including Hilton Hotels Corporation 2004 Catering Director of the Year Kathy Ackley and 2003 Meetings and Conventions Director of the Year Don Mamone. Executive Chef Peter Genaro, a member of the James Beard Foundation, leads a team of culinary specialists dedicated to fine food. Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort was also honored with the 2004 annual Best of the West Award from Meetings in the West Magazine. Complimentary shuttle service is available from both Santa Barbara Airport and the Amtrak station. On property recreation facilities include tennis courts, pool / whirlpool, putting green, shuffleboard, bicycle rentals, hair salon, gift shop and spa services. Business travelers have access to a full service concierge, business center, 24-hour room service and high speed Internet access. This pet friendly resort also offers a summer children's program as well as other family activities. A $14 million remodel of the resort is currently in progress, due for completion in 2005. The meeting facilities were completed in September 2004, and the lobby, restaurant, and bar areas will be redesigned and updated with a new look in the coming months. All 360 guestrooms now offer Doubletree’s signature “Sweet Dreams Bed” and in 2005 will also be completely remodeled during the first few months of the year. For individual business travel, awards banquets, weddings, family reunions, corporate conferences, or incentive getaways Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort offers a welcoming location with a staff dedicated to service.

Details / Other Expenses

Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Year of Last Renovation: 2004
Floors: 2
Rooms: 360
Non Smoking Rooms: 324
Handicap Rooms:
Suites: 23
Meeting Rooms: 17
Meeting Space: 20000 sq. feet
Banquet Space: Holds 1000 people
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
72 hours in advance
Nightly Parking: 0
Typical Group Deposit: Varies
Total Taxes: 12.10%
Total Misc Fees: $0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)

Amenities / Features


Pet Friendly? Yes! Pets are allowed.

  • Air conditioning
  • Airport Shuttle
  • Alarm clock
  • ATM
  • Baggage storage facilities
  • Breakfast in room
  • Car rental
  • Central location
  • Charge for early check out
  • Clothes drying
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Concierge service
  • Conference facilities
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Credit card accepted: JCB
  • Dinner available
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Fitness and health centre
  • Hairdryer available
  • Hair dresser
  • Handicap accessible
  • Central heating
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Internet - ethernet
  • Ironing facilities
  • Jacuzzi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Licensed bar
  • Mini bar
  • Movies in room
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Office or business center
  • Pets allowed
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Private garden grounds
  • Quiet location
  • Radio in room
  • Refrigerator
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hours room service
  • Safe in rooms
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shop
  • Shower
  • Shows or evening entertainment
  • Swimming pool - outdoor
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Terrace
  • Travellers cheques accepted
  • TV room
  • VCR or VCP
  • Voicemail

Airport & Shuttle Information

Our hotel is located 15 minutes south of the Santa Barbara airport. We have complimentary shuttle and towncar service available to and from the airport and train station. A one-way taxi would be approximately $25 dollars.

Airport Shuttle? Yes! There is an airport shuttle.

About Doubletree Hotels

  • Delicious warm chocolate chip cookies upon check-in
  • HD TV's
  • Free Wi-Fi in public spaces
  • Premium bath products by Crabtree & Evelyn
  • DoubleTree Fitness Guest Rooms
  • Green-Certified Hotels
  • Eforea Spa offers three customized experiences for any guest
  • Select locations offer Made Markets, serving healthier, fresh made options

The Doubletree Hotels highlights above are subject to change without notice.

Previously known as:
Fess Parkers Doubletree Resort, Fess Parker's Doubletree Resort Santa Barbara

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