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They charged us an undisclosed resort fee. No mention of it on Orbitz or when we checked in with them. Just saw it on our credit card statement. Called to find out more, but no word back yet from the manager....Also check-in was a very slow process with a long line, and nobody ever seemed to answer at the front desk. Property is pretty dated.

Beautiful location and atmosphere.

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!! STUNNING VIEWS!!! FRIENDLY STAFF!!! ROOM UPGRADE!!! DONT GET THE BREAKFAST BUFFET THOUGH, IT WAS BLAH

Overall poor service combined with poor maintenance of the room led to a poor visit.

Great location. Staff were super pleasant and made you feel welcomed. Rooms were clean, but basic. Just as several hotels in the area, this hotel could use some refreshing, but overall we had a very positive and pleasant experience.

Very very clean property! Friendly staff. They even gave my service animal a treat bag and a tennis ball! It’s the little things that go an incredibly long way for my family and I. Thank you Hilton!

Beautiful view, great location, easy parking.

Our go-to location while in Santa Barbara. The property is large and well maintained. It’s close to the beach and a short walk to shops and restaurants. Can’t wait to go back!

This hotel is pet friendly which is very nice but dogs were allowed everywhere, even in dining areas which was actually unclean. Further, people tended not to clean up dog messes outside, a friend visiting slipped in a huge pile and fell.

I was not pleased with the dogs allowed in the hotel and especially those allowed in the dining facilities…..very unclean. There were also many unsupervised children running free throughout the hotel!

Beautiful property, will definitely come back!

Great views on ocean side. Dining services ok to good. Asked for room to be cleaned and it wasn't. Overall very expensive for just standard services, definitely paying for the location.

Hard to critique given the covid situation. Met the managerLovely woman who was busing tables at breakfast. Room was clean and comfortable.Grounds need attention, some gardeners needed. Will come again when normality returns.

Location is the best. However, given the price of the room, I expected the room to be more clean and updated. The carpet is dirty and the bathroom was not as clean as I expected. We stayed here 10 years ago and remembered it as the best hotel we ever stayed at in the US. Super disappointed this time around.

Too pricey and poor beds

E Cabrillo Blvd Santa Barbara CA

Hotel highlights

  • Onsite dining
  • Spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • 24-hour fitness center

Located in Santa Barbara Beach within a short walk of Santa Barbara Zoo, Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort is within 2 miles (3 km) of other popular sights such as Presidio Santa Barbara. This 4-star hotel has 360 guestrooms and offers a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a 24-hour gym.


Dining

This hotel is home to 2 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or entertain your taste buds with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/cafe. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 7:00 AM to 11 AM.


Rooms

TVs come with cable channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with WiFi and wired Internet. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and down comforters, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Other standard amenities include furnished balconies or patios, MP3 docks, and refrigerators.


Property features

Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort features a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a 24-hour gym. Valet parking is offered for USD 45 per day. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. If you like to take your furry friend along on your adventures, this pet-friendly property offers food and water bowls. Other amenities at this beach hotel include outdoor tennis courts, WiFi in public areas, and a spa tub.

Room options

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible (Hearing)

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Ocean View (Roll-In Shower)

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Junior Suite, 1 King Bed, Accessible (Hearing)

1 King Bed | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort

Everyone (16) Couples (9) Family (19)
2
Family

They charged us an undisclosed resort fee. No mention of it on Orbitz or when we checked in with them. Just saw it on our credit card statement. Called to find out more, but no word back yet from the manager....Also check-in was a very slow process with a long line, and nobody ever seemed to answer at the front desk. Property is pretty dated.

By on Sep 12, 2022

Review comment responded on Sep 12, 2022

Good Morning Thank you for staying with and the feedback after looking into this the Orbitz website dose disclose the resort charge that is do here at the Hilton Santa Barbara and we would be happy to send you a screen shot that show it.

2
Everyone

By on Jun 20, 2022

5
Family Family with small children

Beautiful location and atmosphere.

By on May 31, 2022

Review comment responded on Jun 13, 2022

Please come back to see us. Thank you for your kind words on our view and atmosphere.

5
Family

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!! STUNNING VIEWS!!! FRIENDLY STAFF!!! ROOM UPGRADE!!! DONT GET THE BREAKFAST BUFFET THOUGH, IT WAS BLAH

By , from Loma linda on May 23, 2022

Review comment responded on Jun 10, 2022

Thank you.

1
Everyone

Overall poor service combined with poor maintenance of the room led to a poor visit.

By on Apr 18, 2022

Review comment responded on Apr 18, 2022

Thank you for your feed back and we will be addressing your concerns

3
Everyone

By on Feb 27, 2022

3
Everyone

By on Feb 26, 2022

5
Family

Great location. Staff were super pleasant and made you feel welcomed. Rooms were clean, but basic. Just as several hotels in the area, this hotel could use some refreshing, but overall we had a very positive and pleasant experience.

By on Feb 25, 2022

Review comment responded on Feb 26, 2022

Hi there We are happy to hear that you had a good time here at Hilton Santa Barbara and we do hope to see you back soon!

5
Family

Very very clean property! Friendly staff. They even gave my service animal a treat bag and a tennis ball! It’s the little things that go an incredibly long way for my family and I. Thank you Hilton!

By on Jan 8, 2022

Review comment responded on Jan 9, 2022

Thank you for choosing the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort, and thank you for your 5/5 review! It's amazing to hear our staff was able to make a lasting impression, and we hope to see you again in the near future.

4
Partner Couples

Beautiful view, great location, easy parking.

By on Dec 16, 2021

Review comment responded on Dec 17, 2021

Thank you for choosing the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort, it was a pleasure having you stay with us! We hope to see you the next time your travels bring you to Santa Barbara.

Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort

633 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
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