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"Great location, right across from the beach. The basic room was first floor facing a parking lot so we upgraded to a pool view room. It wasn’t really ... " More

By a verified traveler on Sat 21 Dec 2019

Hotel Description

4-star beach hotel near Lotusland

Oceanside stay

A stay at this East Beach hotel places you within half a mile (1 km) of Santa Barbara Zoo and 3 miles (5 km) of Presidio Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara County Courthouse and Santa Barbara Museum of Art are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Renovated in 2018

A full-service spa, 3 restaurants, and 2 outdoor tennis courts are all featured at this smoke-free hotel. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center, express check-out, and free airport shuttle. You'll appreciate the outdoor pool, bar/lounge, and coffee shop.

MP3 docks, WiFi

The 360 guestrooms feature comforts like premium bedding and down comforters, while refrigerators and coffee/tea makers offer the conveniences of home. TVs come with cable channels, and other amenities include WiFi and furnished balconies or patios.

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Mountain View

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$169* Per night/room Apr 5 - Apr 6

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible, Partial View (Hearing)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible (Roll-In Shower)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Junior Suite, 1 King Bed, Accessible (Roll-In Shower)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Partial Ocean View (Bathtub)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible, Mountain View (Bathtub)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort ratings based on 51 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.0 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort

Everyone (9) Couples (1) Family (1)
4 out of 5
Great location, right across from the beach. The basic room was first floor facing a parking lot so we upgraded to a pool view room. It wasn’t really a direct pool view, more a neighbor balcony view but a glimpse of the pool if you stretch over the balcony to the left. Not sure if that was worth an additional $40 per night. Renovations happening now so no use of fire pits which was a bummer. Other than that the hotel is beautiful and clean. We will stay again but next time get an actual view.

Posted by , from Sacramento on Dec 21, 2019

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Dec 21, 2019 by Mark

Thank you for reviewing your experience and we appreciate the feedback. We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Have a great day!

5 out of 5

Posted by on Nov 11, 2019

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Nov 11, 2019 by Mark

Thank you and have a great day!

5 out of 5

Posted by on Sep 8, 2019

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Sep 9, 2019 by Michael Glover

Thank you for your staying with us and your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back!

5 out of 5
The location was great, so close to the water. Starbucks was handy!

Posted by on Sep 7, 2019

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Sep 7, 2019 by Michael Glover

Thank you for your staying with us and your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back!

5 out of 5

Posted by on Aug 12, 2019

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Aug 12, 2019 by Manager

Thank you for the 5 Star review! Come back and see us.

5 out of 5
We loved everything about it! Location, staff and of course the weather!

Posted by on Mar 20, 2019

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Mar 20, 2019 by Michael Glover

Good Afternoon, Thank you for selecting Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort. On behalf of the entire team, it was a pleasure to serve you and we hope a future stay at our resort will be included in your travel plans.

5 out of 5

Wonderful place to stay!

This was my 4th trip to Santa Barbara but my first time staying at the Fess Parker. It is a beautiful, clean, comfortable hotel and the staff was wonderful. I make the trip once a year and will definitely stay there again.

Posted by , from Arizona on Nov 21, 2015

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Nov 24, 2015 by Matthew L

Dorothy, Thank you for the great review and for selecting our resort for your most recent stay in Santa Barbara. We are thrilled to know you will be returning and look forward to serving you again!

5 out of 5

Our stay at Fess Parker Santa Barbara

Pros: Everything
Location: My girlfriend and I walked to Stearns Wharf area and rented a surrey bike for 6 and pedaled it down the beach bike trail and picked up 3 other ladies.
I shared a room at Fess Parker Santa Barbara Double Tree Hilton Resort with 3 other ladies. We had 2 double beds and also a cot requested by one of the ladies. We had plenty of space in our hotel room and lots of towels. The resort is beautiful and very well kept. The beds were very comfortable and quiet. The staff was very accommodating. The ocean was just across the street and very accessible. We had a wonderful 2-day stay! We finished out our last evening by ordering a movie.

Posted by , from Alabama on Nov 3, 2015

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Nov 7, 2015 by Matthew L

Mary, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. We are very pleased to know you enjoyed your stay.

3 out of 5

Excellent location

Low staff in dining area for lunch. One bar of soap for 2 people, sink and shower! No hair dryer.

Posted by , from los angeles, CA on Oct 5, 2015

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3 out of 5

Getting old and needs upgrading

Our first room was ground floor adjacent to the pool. Very noisy. Tried to change took 2 nights to get a new room. Overall cleanliness was poor.

Posted by , from Pa. on Aug 26, 2015

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Aug 28, 2015 by Matthew L

We apologize for the delay in locating a room away from the pool area. During the summer season and especially on sell out nights, our team tries very hard to assist guests with room moves, but at times it's difficult to accomplish right away. Thank you for your feedback and selecting our resort for your visit to Santa Barbara.

About the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort

Location 633 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93103

Property Features

Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort offers its guests a full-service spa, outdoor tennis courts, and an outdoor pool. There are 3 restaurants on site, along with a coffee shop/café. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi and wired Internet are available in public spaces for a fee. A business center and limo/town car service are available. A spa tub, a 24-hour fitness center, and a terrace are also featured at the business-friendly Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort. A roundtrip airport shuttle is free (available on request). For a fee, parking is available. A complete renovation of Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort was completed in April 2018. This 4-star Santa Barbara hotel is smoke free.

  • 360 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 8 buildings
  • 3 dining venues
  • Built in 1986
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Towels for the beach
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Charging station for electric cars
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Car service
  • Concierge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 2
  • Refrigerator
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge) , Wired Internet access (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge) , Wired Internet access - surcharge

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal) (18.8 km / 11.7 mi)
  • Train station: Santa Barbara Station (2 km / 1.2 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free airport shuttle
  • Parking: Valet parking and self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort offers 360 accommodations with MP3 docking stations and minibars. Rooms open to furnished balconies or patios. Beds feature down comforters and premium bedding. Televisions come with premium cable channels and pay movies. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Santa Barbara hotel provides wired and wireless Internet access for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary weekday newspapers, and laptop-compatible safes. Additionally, rooms include safes and irons/ironing boards. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily. Amenities available on request include hypo-allergenic bedding.

  • Private balcony or patio (furnished)
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Down blanket
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Weekday newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Designer toiletries
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 11 AM.

Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort has 3 restaurants on site.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include outdoor tennis courts and a 24-hour fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Tennis lessons on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Spa Services

Day Spa del Mar has 4 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include facials, body wraps, and body treatments. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy, Ayurvedic, and hydrotherapy.

The spa is open daily.

  • Number of treatment rooms 4
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Hydrotherapy treatments
  • Ayurvedic treatments
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight

Special check-in instructions:

Airport shuttle service is available on request from 6 AM to 7 PM. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Airport shuttle service is offered on request from 6 AM to 7 PM. Fees may apply. Please make arrangements in advance by contacting the property.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 40 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 50 per accommodation, per night
  • Maximum 2 per room (weight limit: 75 lbs)

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit 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. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Debit cards

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 30 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Pool access
  • Fitness center access
  • Internet access
  • Phone calls
  • In-room safe
  • Concierge/valet service
  • Additional inclusions

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • 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 30 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 40 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 50 per accommodation, per night
  • Refrigerator fee: USD 35.00 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 40 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • DoubleTree Fess Parker
  • DoubleTree Hilton Santa Barbara
  • Fess Parker DoubleTree Hilton Resort Santa Barbara
  • Fess Parker DoubleTree Hilton Resort
  • Fess Parker Hilton
  • Fess Parker Hilton Santa Barbara
  • Hilton Fess Parker
  • Parker DoubleTree Santa Barbara
  • Parker Fess Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara Fess Parker
  • Fess Parker DoubleTree Hilton Santa Barbara
  • Fess Parker DoubleTree Hilton
  • The Fess Parker Santa Barbara DoubleTree by Hilton Resort
  • Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront
  • The Fess Parker A DoubleTree by Hilton Resort
  • Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort Hotel
  • Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort Santa Barbara
  • Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort Hotel Santa Barbara

You should know

  • Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort offers transfers from the airport. Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel.
  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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