Ratings based on 1,183 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.0 out of 5
88% of guests recommend
4.1 Room cleanliness
4.2 Service & staff
4.1 Room comfort
3.9 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Jan 19, 2015
Pros: expansive grounds
Cons: Bar staff was slow, server forgot who we were 3 times when we only ordered one round... Place seems to need more TLC to bring it back to its Glory Day
Location: BEACH FRONT!!!!
Front Desk Staff was awesome! I forget his name, but he was just a nice guy
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted Jan 19, 2015
Hotel staff doesn't go above and beyond seems like they don't have a leader
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Business Travelers
by A verified travelerfrom Miami

Posted Jan 18, 2015
Very nice located and spacious rooms. Excelente to walk to the beach and visit the area.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Jan 4, 2015
On-site Hertz rental company and shuttle service to/from amtrak station was very convenient!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Virginia

Nice Hotel and Great Location

Posted Dec 30, 2014
Pros: Location, pool, relaxed setting.
Cons: The infrastructure may need some improvements.
Fess Parker is located at an ideal location close to downtown Santa Barbara, yet right next to the beach. The hotel is in decent shape. The setting is excellent to relax and the grounds are well kept.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom OC, CA

Great location, access to beach, wharf

Posted Dec 28, 2014
Pros: location
Cons: update rooms, mostly carpeted areas... maybe should be changed to wood flooring with area rugs
Location: great access to beach and restaurants, shopping
Hotel is good for easy access to beach, room wasn't as clean as it should be... rugs needed vacuuming, broken bar on sliding door .... seemed to have alot more dogs (pets) there than before, so not sure if all rooms now are pet friendly rooms or not... in the past, there was only a certain # of rooms and areas of hotel rooms where they allowed dogs... although the pets we encountered were quite well behaved.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Redondo Beach

Overpriced & Outdated

Posted Dec 15, 2014
Pros: Location Staff
Cons: Update the vibe by updating what's outdated.
Location: Awesome. Beach across the street. Wharf 1 mile north.
Hotel location is great. Right across the street from the beach. However, the hotel quality just doesn't jive with the cost. There is definitely no Wow factor.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom palm coast, fl

A Refuge From Junky and Expensive SB Hotels

Posted Dec 8, 2014
Many times when booking a hotel in SB, I've told myself to choose an inexpensive hotel and every time,I've paid the price. My last two stays at the Fess Parker have been comfortable, restful, and enjoyable. I've even give myself the treat to enjoy a steak at Downey's. Go for it and avoid the SB traps.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified travelerfrom Irvine, CA

Quick Trip to Santa Barbara

Posted Dec 2, 2014
Pros: Rooms are in sets of buildings which are spread out around the property. Plenty of areas to relax and walk around.
Quick trip to Santa Barbara so I booked the Fess Parker Doubletree because I always wanted to check it out. What a good choice ! The hotel is spread out like the old style resorts. The main pool in the central area is nice. The hotel is also right next to the beach at a great location. Your trips starts off great when you get out of the car, and the valet guys great you with great service ! Thanks a bunch to Dave and Dave ! The hotel is dog friendly which made my daughter happy ( had her dog with her ). Had a great experience there and definitely recommend this hotel to anyone !
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Great location, nice facility

Posted Nov 30, 2014
Pros: location & nice surroundings
Cons: ants in our bath
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