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Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort

1,677 reviews
+1 805-564-4333

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Pets Allowed
Fitness Center

The Fess Parker Santa Barbara DoubleTree by Hilton Resort

What Do the Rooms Include?

All 360 beautifully furnished guest rooms at the Fess Parker Santa Barbara DoubleTree by Hilton feature a nice balcony or patio with views of either the gardens or Santa Barbara Beach, a flat-screen TV, wireless internet, and a coffee maker.

What Amenities are Available?

There are plenty of recreational amenities and services at this excellent four-star hotel in Santa Barbara. There are four restaurants, an outdoor swimming pool, a bicycle rental service, a spa, a fitness center, a salon, and tennis courts. Complimentary shuttle services can take you to the train station or airport.

How Much Will a Stay at the Hilton Cost?

Prices depend strongly on when you visit, but expect to pay more than $200 per night for the cheapest rooms. The rates for the suites can go higher than $400.

What Activities are Popular Near the Hilton?

The Fess Parker Santa Barbara DoubleTree by Hilton is blessed with a truly superb location on the so-called American Rivièra. The hotel overlooks beautiful Santa Barbara Beach and Chase Palm Park. Popular places, such as Santa Barbara Zoo and Santa Barbara Harbor, lie only a mile away. The Santa Barbara neighborhood is also home to many annual events, fairs, festivals. Galleries, restaurants, and theaters are found all over the area.

What’s the Bottom Line?

This is the absolutely perfect hotel for a beach holiday in Santa Barbara. Its location is magnificent and the amenities are world-class. This plethora of pros is, however, countered by the rather high room rates.

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633 E Cabrillo Blvd
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
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User Highlights
"Gorgeous surroundings" "Beautiful property location"
100% appreciated the closeness to the beach.
Parking was ok, according to 53%.
"Exceptional staff" "Excellent customer service"
94% found the staff to be very friendly.
70% said the reception staff was great.
"Amazing brunch" "We enjoyed the breakfast buffet"
Breakfast prices were ok, according to 50%.
"Excellent beach views" "Excellent rooms"
90% thought rooms were spacious.
94% thought the view was good.
"Free Wi-fi" "Reliable WiFi signal"
90% said the wifi quality was bad.
68% thought it was adequately priced.
"Tastefully decorated interiors" "Enjoyable stay."
78% criticized the unstylish hotel.
54% considered the lobby entrance to be so-so.
"Clean facilities" "Damp towels"
Only 50% said rooms were clean enough.
55% thought the cleanliness of the hotel was average.
Value for money
"Paid for our stay" "Expensive room"
68% thought it was adequately priced.
Breakfast prices were ok, according to 50%.

Good to know...

Beach nearby
Hotel could use some updating
Pleasant hotel grounds
Rooms need regular maintenance
Expert Reviews
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Hotel Information
Bar or Lounge
Business Center
Child Care
Fitness Center
Free Wifi
No Smoking
Pets Allowed
Spa or Sauna
From 4:00pm*must be 18 or older to check-in
Until 12:00pm
# of Rooms
  • Resort Fee: USD 25.00 per accommodation, per night
  • Internet Fee: USD 12.95 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Refrigerator Fee: USD 35.00 per night
  • Breakfast Fee: between USD 5 and USD 45 for adults, USD 5 and USD 20 for children (approximately)
  • Parking Fee: USD 21.00 per day
  • Pet Fee: USD 50 per accommodation, per night
  • Rollaway Bed Fee: USD 35.0 per night
Handicap Accessible
Wheelchair Accessible