Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort

Santa Barbara, California

Virgin rating

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

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Traveller rating

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Aug 16, 2022 FiveHawaiiLovers Mill Creek, Washington

Our group of friends had an amazing vacation at this Hilton. The highlights for us were the location, views, landscaping, food, and extremely friendly and accommodating service by every employee who helped us. We also very much enjoyed the pool. Our rooms were large, clean, and very comfortable. The bathrooms were updated, and the beds were super… Read more
Our group of friends had an amazing vacation at this Hilton. The highlights for us were the location, views, landscaping, food, and extremely friendly and accommodating service by every employee who helped us. We also very much enjoyed the pool. Our rooms were large, clean, and very comfortable. The bathrooms were updated, and the beds were super comfy. Some of the decor in the room like carpets and lamps could use updating, but were fine. I can't wait to return! Read less
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Aug 16, 2022 dreamland08 Miami, Florida

I came in late 9:45 P.M. Front desk very accommodating. Restaurant closing at 10 P.M. so they held my luggage while I ordered food. Went up to my spacious room then picked up my food. The room was very nice . Bathroom is very clean and nice. Small defying room. The view from my room was spectacular. The grounds are kept up very nicely.
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Aug 15, 2022 JoseS600 La Mesa, California

This property is falling apart. The signs of neglect are everywhere; from the clusters of dead shrubs dotting the landscape to the leaky toilets and the stale smell of rotting, old carpets. Hilton claims the property was renovated after they bought it. That's a lie. We stayed here years ago when it was the Fes Parker and it was fabulous. Today,… Read more
This property is falling apart. The signs of neglect are everywhere; from the clusters of dead shrubs dotting the landscape to the leaky toilets and the stale smell of rotting, old carpets. Hilton claims the property was renovated after they bought it. That's a lie. We stayed here years ago when it was the Fes Parker and it was fabulous. Today, wear and tear and poor maintenance have turned this property into nothing more than a shadow of its former self. We are fans of many Hilton properties elsewhere but we will never return to this one. What a disappointment. Read less
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Aug 12, 2022 Qban01 Rialto, California

Always a pleasure to stay at this hotel. Service is exceptional. The breakfast and dinner options are always tasty and the service is great. The rooms are always clean and tidy. We will always stay here.
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Aug 7, 2022 gm9627

Spent a night at the resort. Firstly Derek at reception was awesome, very friendly and professional and plenty of tips where to eat out. Unfortunately our room at Azalea was looking rather worn, and the security bar on the window was feeble and dint really leave us feeling secure overnight