Get an overview of this hotelOverlooks Santa Barbara beach, near State Street
Popular property highlights
This mission-style resort is on Cabrillo Boulevard across from Chase Palm Park and the beach. State Street, the Santa Barbara Zoo, and Santa Barbara Harbor are within a mile.
Tennis, golf, swimming
Amenities at The Fess Parker - A DoubleTree by Hilton include a spa, salon, and complimentary shuttle to the airport and train station. Recreation facilities include an outdoor pool, 2 tennis courts, and a putting green.
Balcony with a view
Renovated guestrooms at The Fess Parker - A DoubleTree by Hilton have furnished balconies or patios with views of the ocean, mountains, or garden courtyard. Rooms offer minibars, MP3 docking stations, and high-speed Internet access.
- Good location
- Proximity to shopping
- Onsite bar
- Helpful staff
- Guestroom size
- Overall room comfort
- Bathrooms could've been nicer
The Fess Parker - A DoubleTree by Hilton Resort
This Doubletree is owned by actor Fess Parker, best known for playing Davy Crockett on TV.
A circular main building houses three floors, and seven mission-style buildings that range from one to three stories. The 24-acre estate is extensively landscaped, and features a rose garden with a pool and fountain. Other amenities include a fitness room, salon, spa, and gift shop. Beach towels and pool sun loungers/chaise longues are available for guest use. Shuttle service is complimentary to the airport and Amtrak station.
There are two lighted tennis courts with on-call tennis pro, a basketball court, putting green, shuffleboard, and bicycle and rollerblade rentals. The extensive banquet and conference facilities are supported by a business center with high-speed Internet access available. Wireless Internet is available in the lobby for a fee.
Guests receive the Doubletree's signature chocolate-chip cookies at check-in.
- Outdoor pool
- Spa services on site
- Free airport transportation
- Concierge services
- Free newspapers in lobby
- Fitness facilities
- Limo or Town Car service available
- Conference space
- Business center
- Express check-out
- Total number of rooms - 360
- Safe-deposit box at front desk
- 24-hour front desk
- Hair salon
- Gift shops or newsstand
- Laundry facilities
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Valet parking (surcharge)
- Number of bars/lounges - 2
- Breakfast available (surcharge)
- Number of coffee shops/cafes - 2
- Full-service spa
- WiFi (surcharge)
- Wired Internet access - surcharge
- Meeting rooms 8
- Luggage storage
- Self parking (surcharge)
- Number of restaurants - 2
- Outdoor tennis courts - 2
- Pool sun loungers
- Beach towels
- Tennis on site
Family Friendly Amenities
- Family Hotel
- Outdoor pool
- Outdoor tennis courts
- Laundry facilities
- Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)
Available in all rooms: Wired high-speed internet ( USD 12.95 per 24-hour period ), Wired high-speed internet ( USD 12.95 per night )
Available in some public areas: Wired high-speed internet ( USD 12.95 per night ), Wired high-speed internet ( USD 12.95 per night )
Self parking (surcharge), Valet parking (surcharge)
- Premium TV channels
- Pay movies
- Premium bedding
- Hypo-allergenic bedding available
- Room service (24 hours)
- Furnished balcony or patio
- Air conditioning
- In-room climate control (air conditioning)
- Free weekday newspaper
- Coffee/tea maker
- Daily housekeeping
- Turndown service
- Designer toiletries
- Private bathroom
- Free toiletries
- Hair dryer
- Shower/tub combination
- Cable TV service
- Iron/ironing board
- In-room safe
- WiFi (surcharge)
- Wired Internet access (surcharge)
- MP3 docking station
- Free cribs/infant beds
- Connecting/adjoining rooms available
- Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
Where to Eat
Rodney's Grill - California cuisines; steaks; seafood; local wines. Casual.
The Roundhouse - Located in hotel lobby. Casual. Open for breakfast and lunch.
The Set - Full-service bar located in lobby. Ocean view. Full dinner menu.
Terraza del Mar Pool BBQ - Located next to pool. Beverages and lighter fare served. Open seasonally.
24-hour room service is available.
Nearby Things to Do
The hotel offers a heated outdoor/garden pool; a fitness center; 2 lighted tennis courts with an on-call tennis pro; a basketball court; putting green, and shuffleboard. Water aerobics classes are offered on a seasonal basis. Bicycles and rollerblades are available for rent.
Across the street, guests of The Fess Parker - A DoubleTree by Hilton can enjoy Santa Barbara's sandy beaches. The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, Zoo, Sea Center, and State Street are each one half-mile away.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the Doubletree hotel; fees may apply.
- Golfing nearby
- Kayaking nearby
- Sailing nearby
- Windsurfing nearby
- Hiking/biking trails nearby
- Bicycle rentals on site
- Tennis lessons on site
- Segway rental/tour nearby
Spa Del Mar offers a full menu of spa treatments including customized massages, skin-care treatments, and relaxing facials using quality, hand-blended and locally made products. Appointment required.
The spa also features an outdoor patio with a spa lunch menu.
- Body wraps
- Aromatherapy treatments
- Hydrotherapy treatments
- Ayurvedic treatments
- Body treatments
- Facial treatments
If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.
- In-room accessibility
- Accessible bathroom
- Roll-in shower
Check-in time ends at midnight
Check-in time starts at 4 PM
Special check-in instructions:
Check-out time is noon
Children and extra beds
- Children are welcome.
- Kids stay free! Children 18 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
- Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 35.00 per night.
- Free cribs (infant beds)!
- Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 50 per accommodation, per night
You need to know
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
- Breakfast fee: between USD 5 and USD 45 for adults, USD 5 and USD 20 for children (approximately)
- Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 12.95 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
- Fee for in-room wired Internet: USD 12.95 per night (rates may vary)
- Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 12.95 per night (rates may vary)
- Fee for wired Internet in public areas: USD 12.95 per night (rates may vary)
- Self parking fee: USD 21.00 per day
- Valet parking fee: USD 30.00 per day
- Pet fee: USD 50 per accommodation, per night
- Refrigerator fee: USD 35.00 per night
- Rollaway bed fee: USD 35.00 per night
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We should mention
This property offers transfers from the airport. Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Children 18 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.