Doubletree Fess Parker Resort was AMAZING! Thankfully through my corporate rates, I was able to book this hotel at a cheaper price. According to the sign in the hotel room, the room I stayed in averaged $500-700/night. The location and amenities of this hotel speaks the truth about resort living. However, I’m not sure I would’ve paid that price to stay in a deluxe room, it would be different if that was the price of a suite.
I was greeted by the front desk receptionist and after checking in for my room, she hands over fresh-baked cookies for being a hotel guest. After a long drive, that chocolate chip cookie earned this hotel some brownie points in my books. This resort is huge, their rooms are segmented in different buildings. The building in which my room was located was the Camelia building. Another aspect of Santa Barbara that I absolutely love is the Spanish architecture and its influences.
There was nothing very special about our room, but I must admit it was very spacious. If you’re planning a girl’s weekend, this room is ideal because there is a vanity area that is separate from the vanity inside the actual bathroom. There is plenty of space to style your hair or put on your makeup. The nice thing about the room, was the outside patio. Although the view was directly the back parking lot, if you looked up, you could see the pretty blue skies and mountain landscapes. Not too shabby!!! Ideally, you might want to ask for the second floor in which the balcony would give you the same view, but at a higher level. Below are some photos of the inside and outside of the room:
- Hotel Ambience: Spanish/Vintage/Classic
- Hotel Staff: Friendly, service with a smile!
- Hotel Amenities: Spacious room/double vanities a plus and outdoor patio was excellent.
- Cleanliness of Hotel: Clean.
- Overall Experience: A nice place for a weekend getaway. Very serene and quiet, maid service didn’t wake you in the AM, shower was good and bed was comfortable for sleeping. Distance to local eateries: 1/4-1/2 mile for restaurants facing the beach. Downtown shopping was a mile up State Street. Lots of tour buses and beach events to keep your afternoon occupied.