Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort

Huntington Beach, California Coast

The hotel

Want a taste of California beach life? This hotel is perfectly located across from the golden sands of Huntington Beach to join the locals, jogging and cycling along the beach here at Huntington. The modern, well equipped rooms with signature Serenity® beds offer a comfortable base from which to enjoy the white sandy beaches and if its the shops you seek then Five Points Plaza is the spot for you.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Families
  • Room Service
  • Valet parking
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Close to Beach
  • Tennis
  • Bicycle Rental

Where is it

Across from Huntington Beach.

Hotel information

290 rooms on 12 floors in 1 building with air-conditioning, bathrobes, WiFi*, 32" flat-screen TV, in-room movie channel, pay-per-view-films and video games, cable TV, coffee maker, safe, iron and board. Ocean View Rooms have 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Shades Restaurant & Bar, Shades PM Lounge, Surf Hero Market, swimming pool, whirlpool, fitness room, WiFi*, bike rentals*. Gift shop. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Room service*. Variety of waterfront activities available throughout the summer. Complimentary transfers to Main Street, Huntington Beach and Pacific City every hour. Valet Parking $34 plus tax per night (payable locally, subject to change).

*Denotes local charge.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (1582)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Valet Service

Aug 7, 2020 NativeOC San Antonio, Texas

One of the best parts of our stay was the valet service. We were always treated with kindness and they were prompt on getting our vehicle. Jake Bryant and Peter Perez were outstanding and made our stay awesome!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Property & Location - Very Poor Service

Aug 3, 2020 TravelMoon1 Mountain View, California

-Aside from the front desk agent who was very polite and professional, service was both poor and at times nonexistent. -The three times we used the pool there were no towels available and we had to wait over 30 mins each time. We also heard several other guests complaining about this issue as well. -There was no food & drink service at the pool… Read more
-Aside from the front desk agent who was very polite and professional, service was both poor and at times nonexistent. -The three times we used the pool there were no towels available and we had to wait over 30 mins each time. We also heard several other guests complaining about this issue as well. -There was no food & drink service at the pool with the slide. We have to wait in a line in the sun for over 15 mins each time to get a drink and then again to close the tab? -We were waiting to be seated in the outside area next to the pool to eat. We had waited for 10 minutes and finally an employee that was walking by asked if we needed help. We explained that we were waiting to be seated yet there seemed. She went and tracked down a lady whose name I don't recall but her name tag said Food & Beverage Manager. She was very short and rude, seemed annoyed that she had to help us. -70% of the guests were not wearing masks inside the property and not once did I see or hear the resort staff address the issue. -Of course, the view from the room and the room itself was nice. The service level and overall experience were very poor. As a frequent traveler for both business & personal, I was highly disappointed with the service levels that this property. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Unimpressed

Jul 13, 2020 rgacuna Southern California

I am currently staying at this hotel and am unimpressed. I expected a higher level of cleanliness due to Covid and it being a higher end Hilton resort, but unfortunately all I saw were reduced amenities. Based on reviews we upgraded to a room in the Dolphin Tower. The room itself was nicely furnished (but no refrigerator) and had a great view. But… Read more
I am currently staying at this hotel and am unimpressed. I expected a higher level of cleanliness due to Covid and it being a higher end Hilton resort, but unfortunately all I saw were reduced amenities. Based on reviews we upgraded to a room in the Dolphin Tower. The room itself was nicely furnished (but no refrigerator) and had a great view. But I wiped down the counter before we put anything on it and there was grime left on it from the previous guests. The patio itself hadn’t been cleaned and there was a significant stain on the already dark couch. Also, I don’t think they vacuum the carpet between guest as I didn’t see any vacuuming of the rooms next to me that were being cleaned. The hallway leading up to the room could have used a good vacuuming. I will say the bathroom was very clean. However there was a design flaw as there was no place to hang your towels after use. The pool area wasn’t the cleanest either, I had to ask someone to wipe down the table next to me and take the trash of the previous guests. On the floor there was someone’s fake eyelash that must have come off in the pool and an old McDonald’s wrapper. The pool water was not very warm. And the slide was closed, which is one of the reasons we chose this hotel. I expected more from a hotel of this caliber. I think if I had known, I would have stayed at the Hyatt next door. All this being said, we are having a nice stay. The staff here is really nice and accommodating. We’re headed out to ride bikes on the beach. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating It was ok

Jul 11, 2020 hbtravels Huntington Beach

We were celebrating a special event for a family member and booked a suite in the Dolphin Tower in May. As soon as we arrived, we could see that the hotel was unprepared for the number of rooms they booked. Staff was low and service was not great. Trying to call the front desk was impossible. I understand that times are different but if you're… Read more
We were celebrating a special event for a family member and booked a suite in the Dolphin Tower in May. As soon as we arrived, we could see that the hotel was unprepared for the number of rooms they booked. Staff was low and service was not great. Trying to call the front desk was impossible. I understand that times are different but if you're going to book the hotel, then have enough staff to serve your guests. Otherwise, just don't accept that many guests. We didn't get a bargain rate for our stay so we assumed that we would have somewhat normal service. The room was wonderful but because it fronted to PCH, the traffic noise was quite loud. Also, we watched numerous people entering the pool area from the back gate while people held the gate open for them. It was frustrating because the pool was packed with people who probably were not even paying guests, during a pandemic. It was so full, we did not feel comfortable using it. Not sure if we would stay at this hotel again. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Hotel!

Jul 6, 2020 julieann243218 Portland, Oregon

This place is absolutely beautiful! I stayed in the remodeled Dolphin Tower. The room was clean, well designed. The pool was open and great as well. There is a sand area facing PCH and the ocean. Restaurants are open and had solid, albeit expensive, options. You can walk to the beach, although it was closed by Newsome, and the shops, bars… Read more
This place is absolutely beautiful! I stayed in the remodeled Dolphin Tower. The room was clean, well designed. The pool was open and great as well. There is a sand area facing PCH and the ocean. Restaurants are open and had solid, albeit expensive, options. You can walk to the beach, although it was closed by Newsome, and the shops, bars and restaurants are all nearby. Location could not be better. I will definitely be back! Read less