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633 East Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
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#38 of 55 hotels in Santa Barbara
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Enjoy the relaxed luxury and natural beauty of the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort. Set across 8 Spanish-style buildings along the Pacific coastline, our resort has something for everyone. Our oversized guest rooms have comforts like a large HDTV, cozy seating, and a bathroom with dual vanities. Step out to your private patio or balcony for lovely views of the ocean, resort gardens or Santa Ynez mountains. Suites offer a separate living area, wet bar, rainshower, slippers and robes. On-site amenities include Spa Del Mar, heated outdoor pool, fitness center, business center, gift shop and car-rental desk. Guests enjoy complimentary shuttle service to/from SBA Airport and the Santa Barbara Amtrak Station. Enjoy casual dining at The Roundhouse or the Set. Java Del Mar is great for coffee, and you'll love the outdoor fire pits and craft cocktails at The Set. Lounge poolside at Terraza Del Mar (seasonally) and don't miss our popular wine-tasting.
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Property amenities
Electric vehicle charging station
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycle rental
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Valet parking
Paid private parking on-site
Wifi
Paid wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Tennis court
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Iron
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Deborah S wrote a review Jan. 2023
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My stay at the Hilton was so enjoyable because it is a beautiful and well-kept property, and the staff is outstanding! From the Front Desk to the Management, the Concierge to the Housekeeping staff, are all so polite and friendly. Even though the hotel was fully booked and had many customers requesting special accommodations, I saw how helpful they were to everyone. Even the dining staff and Bellman driver were attentive and made for the most pleasant experience. Santa Barbara is a beautiful city and very accessible, but I experienced the most fun staying on-site, eating in one of the restaurants, and enjoying the view. Santa Barbara Hilton is by far my favorite of all the Hiltons I've visited and my first choice for vacationing and business. Thank you, Alberto, Kezai, Marrissa, and all the staff; you are the best!
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Browneyrice wrote a review Jun. 2022
Park City, Utah15 contributions5 helpful votes
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I can’t say enough good things about this resort. First and foremost, it is located in the best yet secluded location in beachfront Santa Barbara, close enough to the pier, yet far enough from the crowds. The rooms are very clean and patios are very well maintained. The bars and restaurants have amazing varieties of food and beverage options. As the old saying goes: “You never get a second chance to make a good first impression.” Being greeted by Sarah in the front desk this afternoon with her phenomenal service made my stay even more of a diamond experience. She is a genuine asset to your wonderful resort!! Thank you Sarah. Joel T.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Chris Inman, General Manager at Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort
Responded Jun. 14, 2022
Thank you for your kind words on your stay. Too often, in the world of trial by social media, the best efforts of our guest service team get overlooked. It's a challenging job but we all work to spread the light and warmth of hospitality to our guests. We are grateful you took the time to recognize our location, rooms, restaurants, and guest service team. We look forward to welcoming you back on a future visit to Santa Barbara.
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GC 2030 wrote a review Jan. 2023
Pennsylvania71 contributions45 helpful votes
We have stayed here several times. The hotel is lovely, and the breakfast is fantastic. The manager, Kezai, is wonderful. He went above and beyond to assist with the help I needed. As a Hilton Diamond member, I was beyond impressed with Kezai's service. I am looking forward to my next trip!
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Guadalupe D wrote a review Jan. 2023
The hotel was excellent, the best of all was Gary's (security) customer service. He was so nice and friendly. Every time he would see us, he would great us with a warm smile. He is definitely an assent to the hotel and would come back just to see him. The outdoor hot tub is definitely a must, and all the food was delicious.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Response from Katie Whittington, Other at Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for sharing your outstanding experience during your recent stay with us! We are so lucky to have Gary as a part of our team, we have shared and recognized Gary for his continued exceptional service. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!
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twinmom65 wrote a review Jan. 2023
San Francisco, California22 contributions27 helpful votes
The property was really disappointing and the rooms and public areas desperately need to be remodeled and refurbished. We paid over $700 for one night and it was not at all worth it. The rooms are so outdated and the walls and furniture scratched. Special property and great location -hotel management please consider an over haul.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Response from Katie Whittington, Other at Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort
Responded 3 weeks ago
We sincerely apologize that you did not enjoy your stay with us. We hope to welcome you back in the future to experience and enjoy the many property enhancements that will be completed in 2023.
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Jeya P wrote a review Jan. 2023
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The hotel was very nice. Located across from the beach. The desk service was a bit slow but people were nice. Their restaurant hostess was very rude and unfriendly but the waiters were very nice. I would recommend this place . The amenities were very good. It has a nice walking path and beautiful view of the beach from the hotel.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: The restaurant is very slow. Plan on eating at other places.
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Response from Katie Whittington, Other at Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback regarding your recent stay with us, I am very sorry to hear about your experience while dining with us. I have shared your feedback with our food and beverage team to allow them the opportunity to coach our team members on appropriate service standards. While I hate that you had a negative experience, I am glad to hear that you enjoyed our beautiful location and outdoor walking paths. We do hope to welcome you back again in the future!
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Ricardo G wrote a review Dec. 2022
El Cerrito, California4 contributions3 helpful votes
We spent two restful nights at this hotel. Chose this place because of the beach front location and that it was a Hilton hotel. It did not disappoint. We loved our stay here in Santa Barbara and will recommend this to family and friends. It was close to the Amtrak train station and used the Hilton airport shuttle to pick us up. Even in light rain, we used the big pool. Nice that it was slightly heated. The hotel staff was nice and accommodating. Loved that we were able to rent bikes which allowed us to bike to the wharf and beach path. Will come back again.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Response from Katie Whittington, Other at Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort
Responded 3 weeks ago
We are thrilled to hear you had an enjoyable and restful stay with us, as well as being able to utilize our complimentary airport shuttle service and pool (even in the rain!). We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future for another great stay!
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DONALD Z wrote a review Dec. 2022
Westlake Village, California48 contributions59 helpful votes
We've stayed here several times under different brands (Fess Parker, Doubletree, and now Hilton). While other properties are still having post pandemic staffing issues, we found none of that at this Hilton. Patrick Wehrle, the front desk manager, was gracious and assisted us with multiple issues we had with booking our stay w/AMEX. Our room had a spectacular view and the breakfasts were excellent. The expansive front lawn had a variety of games including corn hole and ping pong. The free use of bicycles for use on the great bike paths was an added bonus. W We will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Response from Chris Inman, General Manager at Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort
Responded Dec. 28, 2022
We are pleased to hear that you and your family have had another great stay with us this year and were able to enjoy the views and amenities. While I am sorry to hear you had challenges while booking your reservation, I am glad to know our team was able to assist in the process to ensure you had a flawless experience while you were here. We hope to see you again for another great stay in the near future!
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Subhi wrote a review Dec. 2022
San Francisco, California9 contributions2 helpful votes
Best stay ever, everyone was hospitable and super friendly starting from the bellman, check in with Patrick, breakfast with Stacey and all other employees that I forgot their names. Thank you very much it is a highly recommended resort and will see you soon for sure. Cheers, Subhi
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Chris Inman, General Manager at Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort
Responded Dec. 28, 2022
Thank you for the great feedback, we are glad to hear our team was able to provide outstanding service and a wonderful experience during your stay. We are lucky to have such a guest-focused team, including Patrick and Stacey! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!
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impartialspectator wrote a review Dec. 2022
Sydney, Australia596 contributions118 helpful votes
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Stayed there for a conference. Great place for some such event. Rooms are very spacious and well-appointed (fridge, safe, etc), some with wonderful view, some with lesser view. I did not luck out. I guess not everyone can. Staff was good, attentive, and helpful. (A couple of the ladies at the little cafe near the reception could up their game.) Kudos to the security team. I forgot to check the safe when I checked out and left some important and valuable stuff behind. Before I noticed (already being back in Los Angeles), I received a message from them and after a number of phone calls and messages and a FedEx delivery got re-united with my stuff. The beach is nearby, as is (about 45 minutes walk), between Garden and State St, a bunch of excellent little cafes, wine-tasting venues, and restaurants including some specializing in wine-tasting. If you come by bus from LA, expect to be dropped off at a place about a 30 dollars taxi drive away. Only there are no taxis waiting for you, so better have some other means of transportation.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Response from Chris Inman, General Manager at Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort
Responded Dec. 12, 2022
Many thanks for your kind words on our lovely resort on the Pacific. We loved having you stay with us while attending your meetings. I appreciate the shout-out for our Security team and their efforts to reunite you with your belongings. We hope to see you back again in the New Year! All the best.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort?
Nearby attractions include Santa Barbara Art Glass (0.6 km), Cabrillo Bike Path (0.7 km), and Santa Barbara Zoo (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort?
Yes, paid private parking on-site and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include East Beach Tacos, Santa Barbara Shellfish Company, and Santa Barbara FisHouse.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.