Fodor's Expert Review Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort

633 E. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, California, 93103, USA

A full-scale resort with seven buildings spread over 24 landscaped acres across from East Beach, the hotel was founded by the late TV actor Fess Parker, best known for playing Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone. Most rooms have private balconies and terraces, and suites have a wet bar, a spa tub, and a small refrigerator. The complex centers on a palm tree–lined plaza and includes the Spa del Mar, a spacious pool and hot tub, three tennis courts, three restaurants and a coffee shop, a nine-hole putting green, shuffleboard, bike rentals, and a rental-car outlet.

PROS

  • numerous amenities
  • right across from the beach
  • free shuttle to train station and airport

CONS

  • train noise filters into some rooms
  • too spread out for some
  • pricey

QUICK FACTS

Resort
Casual
Near the beach
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 800-879–2929 | 805-564–4333

HOTEL DETAILS

360 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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