Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort

ex. Fess Parker's Doubletree Resort

633 East Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, CA, United States, 93103show map
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The Fess Parker - A Doubletree By Hilton Resort is a 4-star property only 2.5 km from Santa Barbara County Courthouse. The Fess Parker - A Doubletree By Hilton Resort welcomes guests to its individual rooms since 1986.

A perfect setting offers an easy access to a zoo, restaurants and bars as well as boasts proximity to a valley and mountains. The property is set a 20-minute stroll from Santa Barbara center.

A college and a museum are set within walking distance.

The Fess Parker - A Doubletree By Hilton Resort is at a short distance from Amtrack Santa Barbara train station. The hotel is set 25 minutes' drive from Municipal airport.


This property comprises 360 rooms featuring junior king suite, upgraded one-bedroom king suite and one-bedroom king suite with an in-room safe, climate control, high-speed internet, a private balcony and a living area. The guestrooms look out on the river. Guests can make use of a roll in shower, a hairdryer and a spa bathtub.

Eat & Drink

The 24-hour restaurant provides fine meals. The bar serves cocktails and coffee as well as salads and sandwiches. The hotel is about 5 minutes’ walk from Rodney's Steak House serving American dishes.

A full breakfast is served and charges are applicable. 


Guests can rent cars, limousines and bicycles on site.


The Fess Parker - A Doubletree By Hilton Resort offers such leisure options as a sundeck, an indoor swimming pool and a patio. On-site amenities for fitness include a gym and a fitness center.


Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms at USD 12.95 per day.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site at USD 21 per day.

Year renovated:   2006.  Number of rooms:   360.

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Paid Wi-Fi

USD 12.95 per day


USD 21 per day

24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Air conditioning

Individual air conditioning

Facilities for kids

Children's play area

Children's pool

Kids club

Children's buffet


DVDs/ Videos for children

Private beach

Beach access

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Water sports
  • Snowsports
  • Cycling
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Racquetball


  • Free airport shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter


  • Half board
  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Outdoor dining area


  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying


  • Cots
  • Children's buffet
  • DVDs/ Videos for children
  • Children's pool
  • Children's play area
  • Kids club

Spa & Leisure

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach access
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Garden view
  • Mountain view
  • Ocean view
  • Resort view
  • Partial View

Room features

  • Paid Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Free in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Clothes dryer
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds


  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries
  • Lighted makeup mirror


  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


  • Flat-screen TV
  • Internet television
  • Paid films
  • Voice mail
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 16:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotFREEOne child3 - 4 yearsExtra bedAll children5 - 16 yearsExtra bed
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Very goodBased on  364  reviews
  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    very well positioned in front of the beach

    very old room and very old hotel ,

  • 6.2

    The location.

    The fact when we wanted to open the wine bottle in the room we had to pay 10 dollars to get a bottle opener ! People's clothes left from previous stayers, stuff also under bed. We were told about the wonderful omlettes for breakfast but again this was extra !

  • 10.0

    The location of accomidations were perfect. They were very dog friendly in everyway!

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    As it was our honeymoon they upgraded us to an ocean view room. Nice location on sea front.

    Hotel is huge so takes ages to get to your room to lobby. Annoying if you forget anything! Pool area small.

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    We got married at the doubletree in Chester England which is a fantastic hotel. We saw the doubletree iSanta Barbara and thought it would be a special treat as part of our honeymoon to stay in the hotel. We spent over 300 dollars on a room for a night thinking it would be amazing and a great end to our honeymoon. We were exceptionally disappointed with the hotel and left feeling that we had been ripped off. The hallways smelt of urine as the security doors were not active so anyone could walk in. The first room we were allocated was very dated in need of renovation and smelt of smoke. We were not happy complained and were allocated to another room which was still very dated but did not smell. We found out it was graduation weekend so the prices at the hotel had been artificially inflated because of demand we would not stay here again and would advise all future visitors not to spend a lot of money on this hotel as you will be disappointed.

  • 9.6

    The hotel atmosphere was beautiful and the staff was wonderful. I enjoyed the fact that this particular hotel offered many services. Thank you for a great stay!

    The only complaint was that our side of the building "Camellia, Room 173 & 171" smelled like urine and musty. Thank you for a great stay!

  • 9.6

    Beautiful landscaping, location and architecture. Such a quiet, peaceful environment, yet so close to all the activities around the beach, harbor and downtown. We had the premium single story building, ocean view room, with a spectacular view.

    The only area of complaint would be the need for attention to refurbish and update worn surfaces in the bathroom (tile, chipped and scratched wood on door, etc.). There were also areas that had not been dusted.

  • 9.2

    Luxury resort by the sea, close to Santa Barbara

    Why do I have to pay extra to use the internet in your room? We were 3 persons with 6 devices and had to pay for each device.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    The staff was very friendly, great location

    The hallways and rooms feel dated. There was a tray of leftover food in the hallway all day.Thing that bothered me the most was your breakfast buffet did not include a single gluten free item such as bread, pastries, granola, cereal. I would expect at least one of those options at a hotel of this caliber and price point. Gluten free product are available at any supermarket and should be included in your offering.

  • 9.6

    Staff members at the hotel were all exceptional. The room was spacious, clean with really comfy beds. I am glad I upgraded to an ocean view w/ balcony and would definitely recommend this to others if at all possible. The hotel will be going through a renovation next year (I was told) and that should make this an absolutely first choice for any visit to Santa Barbara.

    Everything in the hotel seemed overpriced... from parking, to room service, to drinks in the bar, to the restaurants, gift shop, etc.

  • 10.0

    The location of the hotel was great, and the staff were amazing. The room was huge and had everything we needed. Very comfortable beds and lots of pillows.

    The location of our room was not the best. We were facing the parking lot, but did have a diagonal view of the ocean. Also, there was a train that ran behind the hotel.

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    Very grand entrance, good location, close to the beach and only a short walk from the town. Nice big room.

    Carpet in room was absolutely filthy. Rather tired, the hotel seems to be buying up the whole stretch along the coast, so I imagine it will be done up soon. Our room said mountain view, railroad and motorway view would be more accurate. The breakfast was very expensive and the children's age finished at 11 as opposed to 12 at other similar hotels.Parking on site was very expensive, I do hate it when hotels make you pay for parking at the hotel, where else would you park if you were staying?

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Room location towards sea, ok breakfast.

    Don't like stinking carpets, corridors and zinks. The pool and the pool area was way too small. And it was not very fresch and relaxing i e a 2 star hotel. Will only recommend it if nice pool area and freshness is required!

  • 9.6

    Amazing location, luxurious hotel - really worthy place.

    Internet in the rooms is only for extra payment. Minibar is for extra money. Bath accessories are only for 1 person and include only shampoo, hair balm and body lotion.

  • 9.2

    Close to the beach and down town Santa Barbara....

    Our room was close to the security door and at night there was too much traffic going in and out the slamming of the door couldn't sleep all night we were there to relax but unfortunately couldn't get good night sleep.

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Good to know
Check-infrom 16:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotFREEOne child3 - 4 yearsExtra bedAll children5 - 16 yearsExtra bed
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Getting around
Municipal (SBA)9.4 mi
Ventura (OXR)30.7 mi
Santa Barbara Amtrak5000 ft
Amtrack Station Santa Barbara 5000 ft
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