The Fess Parker a Doubletree by Hilton Resort

633 East Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States (USA)
View Map Reservations: 1-800-760-7718
4 Star Luxury Property
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  • Includes an outdoor swimming pool
  • Shuttle from airport available
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
  • Hotel has 360 rooms
  • 3 floors in hotel
  • 23 suites in hotel
  • Check in time: 4:00 PM
  • Groups/Meetings rating of 6.9/10
  • Hotel has 17 meeting rooms

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Local Attractions

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

Verified Reviews of The Fess Parker a Doubletree by Hilton Resort

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Terrible, never stay here!"
Overall Score4.0/ 5
We have a large family, two ocean view rooms for over a week, four other rooms for three nights each; and we're treated horribly at every turn,,, beginning with checking in. They refused to keep us even in the same building, rooms scattered around the large facility. parking key NEVER worked, forcing us to back out of the line, park again, go to the front desk for a new key! The best part your “resort” is the fire pit in front to watch the sunset,, CLOSED!. For repair we ate often at the different restaurants, iffy quality. My 92 year old mother was served cold oatmeal repeatedly. AND, we made our reservations months in advanced, calling the number on your website, an 805 area code, then were told at check in we're not eligible for our Hilton reward points as it was another vendor. Not true. We will never stay here again!
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
07-Jan-2020 Verified Review, stayed from Wed Dec 25 to Sat Dec 28 2019 at a $215.28 average nightly rate.
"The beach view"
Overall Score4.0/ 5
The hotel updated the rooms and lobby it is nice but the view at this hotel is just amazing. Will back soon.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
27-Oct-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Thu Oct 24 to Fri Oct 25 2019 at a $162.63 average nightly rate.
"Relaxing comfort by the sea in Santa Barbarfa."
Overall Score5.0/ 5
Excellent accomodations, in room fridge, safe and (the all important" one two cup Quisnart coffee maker. The grounds are well maintained and the pool area purrrfect for the whole family. And best of all its beach location.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
20-Aug-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Sun Aug 18 to Tue Aug 20 2019 at a $214.29 average nightly rate.
"Last time visit."
Overall Score3.0/ 5
I never do surveys but I feel it necessary. We have stayed here many times when it was a Doubletree and honestly even though Hilton spent a lot of money renovating I was disappointed this trip. Our partial Ocean View room would need a periscope to see the ocean Also the couch on our room has stains on both sides of the cushions. The screen to the patio is torn and the door is hard to open and close. I am afraid this will be our last stay. For these prices I would expect a much nicer room. Obviously you are very booked and I wish you the best without us in the future. Also there is no pay per view movies and no automated Checkout.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
27-Jul-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Thu Jul 25 to Sun Jul 28 2019 at a $542.40 average nightly rate.
"Friendly Service"
Overall Score5.0/ 5
JOHN in valet very friendly first employee we encountered! Checkout efficient and friendly, Room old soap left in shower never experienced this before always a new soap in box not opened. Will return.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
23-Jun-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Sat Jun 22 to Sun Jun 23 2019 at a $365.00 average nightly rate.
"Very comfortable and accommodating."
Overall Score5.0/ 5
I've stayed here before for business and it's always been a great experience. The bar serves great food for lunch, even when your time is limited. The grounds around the hotel are beautiful and well kept. I know I'll stay here again and would recommend it to anyone staying in Santa Barbara.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
01-Jun-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Wed May 29 to Thu May 30 2019 at a $185.57 average nightly rate.
Overall Score5.0/ 5
I have been staying at this hotel for 10 years and love it! Two of my daughters have attended UC Santa Barbara and this is the place we have always chosen to stay at. It's a winner!
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
02-Mar-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Mar 01 to Sun Mar 03 2019 at a $277.44 average nightly rate.
4.0 out of 5. Based on 3964 guest reviews

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: 12pm
Year of Last Renovation: 2014
Floors: 3
Rooms: 360
Corridors: Both Interior and Exterior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 360
Handicap Rooms:
Suites: 23
Room Windows: Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency: Daily
Meeting Rooms: 17
Meeting Space: sq. feet
Banquet Space: Holds people
Lounge/Bar Hours: 12pm-12am
Pool Info:
Outdoor pool. open until 10pm daily.
Ownership: Hilton
Policies / Expenses
72 hours in advance
Nightly Parking: 19.0
Typical Group Deposit: Varies
Total Taxes: 12.28%
Total Misc Fees: $3.50 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
Parking Fee: 19.00 Per Night

Amenities / Features

  • 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 center
  • 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
  • Voicemail

Airport & Shuttle Information

Our hotel is located 15 minutes south of the Santa Barbara airport. We have complimentary shuttle service available to and from the airport and train station. A one-way taxi would be approximately $35 dollars.

Airport Shuttle? Yes! There is an airport shuttle.

Breakfast Information

Breakfast buffet every morning starting at 6am. $25 per person

Pet Friendly?

Service animals complying with ADA Title lll regulations are allowed.

Yes! Pets are allowed.
We do allow pets. $30 pet cleaning fee will be applied to room.

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 Parker's Doubletree Resort, Fess Parker's Doubletree Resort Santa Barbara, The Fess Parker Santa Barbara Doubletree by Hilton Resort, Fess Parkers Doubletree Resort

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FAQs about The Fess Parker a Doubletree by Hilton Resort

What time is check in?

Check in time is 4:00 PM based on the hotel's local time. Early check in may be available if requested at the front desk on the day of check-in.

What time is check out?

Check out time is 12pm based on the hotel's local time. Late check out may be available if requested at the front desk during your stay.

How many rooms does The Fess Parker a Doubletree by Hilton Resort have?

There are 360 sleeping rooms in the hotel.

Is there any meeting space at The Fess Parker a Doubletree by Hilton Resort?

Yes, they have 17 meeting rooms that can support various table layouts.

What kind of breakfast is at The Fess Parker a Doubletree by Hilton Resort?

Breakfast buffet every morning starting at 6am. $25 per person

Is there a gym at The Fess Parker a Doubletree by Hilton Resort?

Yes, there is a gym/fitness area available on-site at the property.

Is there a pool at The Fess Parker a Doubletree by Hilton Resort?

Yes, there is a pool on-site at the property. Outdoor pool. open until 10pm daily..


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