Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort

Santa Barbara, California Coast

The hotel

Oozing seaside charm, Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort puts you just a flip flop stroll from the sands and ocean. Check out the casual coastal menu of its restaurants, and the Central Coast vintages in its Fess Parker Wine Tasting Room. There’s even seaside styling in your room. And, when you’re not making the most of your beachfront setting, you can relax by the heated outdoor pool and whirlpool, set in palm-dotted grounds. Or pop to the sanctuary of the Spa del Mar for one of the wonderful treatments.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Families
  • Room Service
  • Valet parking
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Close to Beach
  • Tennis
  • Restaurant

Where is it

On the beachfront in Santa Barbara, within a 10 minute walk of the pier and a 15-minute walk to the centre. There's easy access to Highway 101 and the Amtrak railway station.

Hotel information

360 rooms and suites, with a light and airy beachfront-style theme. All have either a balcony or patio, air-conditioning, WiFi access, large HDTV, mini-fridge, coffee maker, hairdryer, iron and board, and safe. Resort View Rooms have either 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

The Roundhouse (open for breakfast), The Set (bistro-style restaurant with outdoor fire pits and ocean views, open for lunch and dinner), Terraza del Mar (poolside snack bar), Java del Mar (coffee shop). Fess Parker Wine Tasting Room (open Tue–Sun). Heated outdoor pool. Whirlpool. Spa*. Fitness centre. Tennis. Bike rentals*. Lawn games, including shuffleboard and table tennis. Gift shop. Kids' activities*. Room service*. Self-parking $25, valet parking $35, plus tax per night (payable locally, subject to change).

This hotel has resort fees that are included in the room rate (subject to change)

Resort fee includes: - Internet access -2-hour bicycle rental - glass of house wine (up to 2 adults) – 2 bottles of water daily – 20% discount on spa and tennis – local phone calls. Resort fee, tax and inclusions are subject to change - please see hotel check-in for current inclusions available to you upon arrival.

*Denotes local charge.

Rating summary

  • Location Image of the Tripadvisor rating
  • Sleep Quality Image of the Tripadvisor rating
  • Rooms Image of the Tripadvisor rating
  • Service Image of the Tripadvisor rating
  • Value Image of the Tripadvisor rating
  • Cleanliness Image of the Tripadvisor rating

Traveller rating

  • Excellent (1483)
  • Very good (1205)
  • Average (787)
  • Poor (407)
  • Terrible (229)
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Disappointed

May 8, 2021 Anthem49 Anthem, Arizona

A large and lush property close to the water. A large room with a view of the road and then the ocean. Old and rundown—shabby and tawdry. Room amenities were sparse with barely a tube of shampoo and the smallest coffee maker in existence. The patio was overgrown with weeds. You will have to walk a mile or so to shops and restaurants—State Street… Read more
A large and lush property close to the water. A large room with a view of the road and then the ocean. Old and rundown—shabby and tawdry. Room amenities were sparse with barely a tube of shampoo and the smallest coffee maker in existence. The patio was overgrown with weeds. You will have to walk a mile or so to shops and restaurants—State Street and the wharf. The price of room service is apoplectic. Some of the staff don’t like it either, judging by their attitudes. We had manipedis in the salon. The pedicure was expert, albeit very basic. The manicurist was an amateur or a novice. The worst manicure we have ever been forced to endure. Couldn’t bring myself to say anything since she was sweet. We stayed here because it is very dog friendly and has lots of parking at 30 dollars a night!! We wouldn’t stay here again. You have been warned. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating This time I brought the family.....they didn't want to leave

May 4, 2021 rehtiag Ventura, California

This visit was to attend a wedding and also enjoy a nice weekend in awesome Santa Barbara. We had adjoining ground floor rooms with my daughter's family. The rooms were near the pool area. The kids loved the pool and hot tub. Covid 19 safety measures were in full swing here. Extra cleaning of pool chairs and etc. after each guest left. Had… Read more
This visit was to attend a wedding and also enjoy a nice weekend in awesome Santa Barbara. We had adjoining ground floor rooms with my daughter's family. The rooms were near the pool area. The kids loved the pool and hot tub. Covid 19 safety measures were in full swing here. Extra cleaning of pool chairs and etc. after each guest left. Had a wonderful breakfast inside the hotel and even got a Gold member discount. Our waitress, Karma was very friendly and always smiling. You can see the ocean from their breakfast room. Check this out and bring the kids! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Must stay hotel - great service/ superb breakfast and beautiful sunrise over east beach

May 3, 2021 rushdic2017 San Luis Obispo, California

I’ve been staying here for the past month, The location is spot on with views of the water from around the property, pool heated to 80 degrees, breakfast is amazing.. from chicken and waffles, eggs Benedict to yummy chilequiles, and a healthy and delicious avocado toast ...
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent in every way

May 1, 2021 I1004TQdavidj

We loved this hotel with an incredible view and fabulous customer service, STAFF went out of their way to help us in anything we needed no What we needed! Food was very good and again very good customer service in their restaurants, not to mention the beautiful views!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Hello 1970’s

May 1, 2021 TwoDelish Laguna Beach, California

This place, for over $600 provides a 1970s motel environment with carpet that probably is from 1975. Gross. It’s also not beachfront despite its name. So you’re ocean view room is actually a main road view room with the ocean on the other side. I can’t think of any places where I got less value for stupidly high prices. Would never waste my… Read more
This place, for over $600 provides a 1970s motel environment with carpet that probably is from 1975. Gross. It’s also not beachfront despite its name. So you’re ocean view room is actually a main road view room with the ocean on the other side. I can’t think of any places where I got less value for stupidly high prices. Would never waste my money there again. Read less