Located in East Beach within a short walk of Santa Barbara Zoo, The Fess Parker Santa Barbara - DoubleTree by Hilton Resort is within 2 miles (3 km) of other popular sights such as Presidio Santa Barbara. This 360 -room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a free airport shuttle. On the beach, it's also near Santa Barbara County Courthouse and Mission Santa Barbara.
This hotel is home to 4 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a quick energy boost at the 2 coffee shops/cafés. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 11 AM.
The Fess Parker Santa Barbara - DoubleTree by Hilton Resort's 360 recently renovated rooms provide furnished balconies or patios, MP3 docks, and minibars. TVs come with cable channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries, and beds sport premium bedding. Coffee makers, free weekday newspapers, and safes are also standard.
Guests of The Fess Parker Santa Barbara - DoubleTree by Hilton Resort enjoy a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. Parking is USD 19 per day (USD 26 per day for valet parking)—but if you prefer not to drive, catch a ride in the free airport shuttle (available 24 hours). Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach hotel include outdoor tennis courts, WiFi in public areas, and 8 meeting rooms.
- Walking distance to Santa Barbara Zoo
- Onsite dining
- Free airport shuttle
The Fess Parker Santa Barbara - DoubleTree by Hilton Resort
The Fess Parker Santa Barbara - DoubleTree by Hilton Resort offers 360 air-conditioned accommodations with MP3 docking stations and minibars. Rooms open to furnished balconies or patios. Beds feature premium bedding. Televisions come with premium cable channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.
In-room wired and wireless high-speed Internet access is available for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary weekday newspapers, and safes. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily. Amenities available on request include hypo-allergenic bedding. Renovation of all guestrooms was completed in January 2014.
- Premium TV channels
- Pay movies
- Premium bedding
- Hypo-allergenic bedding available
- Furnished balcony or patio
- Room service (24 hours)
- 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 high-speed Internet access (surcharge)
- MP3 docking station
- Free cribs/infant beds
- Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
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
- Business center
- Conference space
- Total number of rooms - 360
- Express check-out
- 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 (high-speed) Internet access - surcharge
- Meeting rooms 8
- Luggage storage
- Outdoor tennis courts - 2
- Pool sun loungers
- Beach towels
- Self parking (surcharge)
- Number of restaurants - 4
- Tennis on site
Family Friendly Amenities
- Family Hotel
- Outdoor pool
- Outdoor tennis courts
- Laundry facilities
- Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)
Available in all rooms: Wireless internet access ( USD 12.95 per 24-hour period ), Wired internet access ( USD 12.95 per night )
Available in some public areas: Wireless internet access ( USD 12.95 per night ), Wired high-speed internet ( USD 12.95 per night )
Self parking (surcharge), Valet parking (surcharge)
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
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.
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
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 Santa Barbara 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
You need to know
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
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)!
Check-in time ends at midnight
Check-in time starts at 4 PM
Special check-in instructions:
Check-out time is noon
- 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 high-speed Internet (wired): 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 high-speed Internet (wired) in public areas: USD 12.95 per night (rates may vary)
- Self parking fee: USD 19 per day
- Valet parking fee: USD 26 per day
- Pet fee: USD 40 per accommodation, per night
- Refrigerator fee: USD 35.00 per night
- Rollaway bed fee: USD 35.00 per night
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.
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- Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 40 per accommodation, per night