Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort

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Outdoor pool, open 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM, pool loungers
Outdoor pool, open 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM, pool loungers
Outdoor pool, open 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM, pool loungers
Premium bedding, down duvets, in-room safe, desk

Overview of Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort

Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort

4.0 star property

3.9/5 Good

Guests rated this property 4.1/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Pet-friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
633 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA, 93103

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationCabrillo Pavillion8 min walk
  • Popular LocationSanta Barbara Zoo11 min walk
  • Popular LocationSanta Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center19 min walk
  • AirportSanta Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal)13 min drive

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About this area

Santa Barbara

Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort is located in Santa Barbara Beach, a neighbourhood in Santa Barbara, and is near a train station and near the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Lotusland and Los Padres National Forest, while Santa Barbara Museum of Art and Santa Barbara Natural History Museum are cultural highlights. Don't miss out on a visit to Santa Barbara Zoo. Kayaking, windsurfing and sailing offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails nearby.

What's nearby

  • Cabrillo Pavillion - 8 min walk
  • Santa Barbara Zoo - 11 min walk
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center - 19 min walk
  • MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation - 2 min drive
  • Stearns Wharf - 2 min drive

Getting around

  • Santa Barbara Station - 2 min drive
  • Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal) - 13 min drive


  • East Beach Tacos - 4 min walk
  • Santa Barbara Roasting Company - 3 min drive
  • Lily's Taqueria - 3 min drive

About this property

Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort

4-star beach hotel with a full-service spa
Catch some rays at the nearby beach or spend the day relaxing at Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort's full-service spa. Then enjoy a meal at one of the hotel's 2 restaurants.
Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort offers 360 accommodations with MP3 docking stations and laptop-compatible safes. Rooms open to furnished balconies or patios. Beds feature down comforters and premium bedding. Televisions come with premium cable channels and pay-per-view films. Fridges and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include a shower, designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers.

This Santa Barbara hotel provides wired and wireless Internet access for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks, desk chairs and complimentary weekday newspapers. Additionally, rooms include a safe and an iron/ironing board. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis.

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include outdoor tennis courts and a 24-hour fitness centre.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Spa del Mar has 4 treatment rooms, including rooms for couples. Services include body wraps and body treatments. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and Ayurvedic.

The spa is open selected days.

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the standard cleaning and disinfection practices of CleanStay (Hilton)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Guest accommodations are accessible via mobile device
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Masks available
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: WiFi (USD 12.95 per 24-hour period), Wired Internet (surcharge)
  • Available in some public areas: WiFi (USD 12.95 per night), Wired Internet (surcharge)

Parking and public transport

  • Self parking on site (USD 30 per day; includes in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking on site (USD 40 per day; includes in/out privileges)
  • Electric car charging station on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • On-site parking includes off-street options

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 7:00 AM–11 AM: USD 12-35 for adults and USD 7-20 for children
  • 2 restaurants
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • 24-hour fitness centre
  • 2 outdoor tennis courts
  • Bike rentals
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Hot tub
  • Tennis

Family friendly

  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fridge


  • ATM/banking services
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet hall
  • Lift
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Hair salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter
  • Tennis lessons
  • Turndown service

Business services

  • Business centre
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms


  • Garden
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Terrace


  • 4 treatment rooms
  • Aromatherapy
  • Ayurvedic treatments
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Couples treatment room(s)
  • Massages
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Spa open selected days


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille signage
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Beach towels
  • Renovated entire property – April 2018
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Down duvet
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Premium bedding


  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • TV channels
  • MP3 dock
  • Films for purchase
  • Premium channels
  • TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Fridge

Outdoor space

  • Furnished balcony or patio


  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Desk chair
  • Free newspapers (weekdays)
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-compatible safe
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Mobile key entry
  • Turndown service

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Check-in from 4 PM - midnight


Check-out before noon
Express checkout

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 75 per accommodation, per stay
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
Welcoming dogs only
2 per room (up to 75 lbs/34 kg)
Food and water bowls are available

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 40.0 per night.
Free cots (infant beds)

Payment types at the property

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 30.00 per accommodation, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 12 and USD 35 for adults, and USD 7 and USD 20 for children (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 12.95 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Fee for in-room wired Internet: USD 12.95 per night (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 12.95 per night (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wired Internet in public areas: USD 12.95 per night (rates may vary)
  • Self-parking fee: USD 30 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 40 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 75 per accommodation, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • An in-room refrigerator is available for an additional fee
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 40.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector and window guards
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

Pool access available from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
A car is not required for transport to and from this property
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 481 out of 1085 reviews
5 - Excellent 44%
Rating 4 - Good. 289 out of 1085 reviews
4 - Good 27%
Rating 3 - Okay. 152 out of 1085 reviews
3 - Okay 14%
Rating 2 - Poor. 90 out of 1085 reviews
2 - Poor 8%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 73 out of 1085 reviews
1 - Terrible 7%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This was our second stay at this property. Everything was wonderful. We didn't like the first floor room we were initially given, but they switched us to a third floor room which was wonderful. Such a beautiful property, our kids loved the pool and the games. We will be back for sure!
Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2022

2/5 Poor

Travelled with family
Disliked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
It was nice being so close to beach and walking distance to wharf and state street. It sucked having nats in our room and seeing them in the food court area where they make coffee drinks and sell pre made food and snacks. The pre made breakfast burritos tasted terrible no flavor and the older woman behind counter had no person skills she seems mad to be working. Our room was as if for assisted living for elderly...toilet way too high even for my husband to sit on, shower was a huge water mess only nice IF we were in a wheelchair but none of us are water all over floor to toilet and to entry way, pillows were the worst they were not comfortable they were none firm as in super squishy like a bag of fabric no neck support and several drunk people outside on Wednesday night on the grass firepit two women and two men the women were so wasted they were screaming and yelling at the men making a huge ugly seen it went on for a while drinks in hand and spilling it could be seen from the out door bar firepit where tables are set up on patio...and there was no security and no management around they were allowed on property in this rage nobody to monitor how drunk and crazy behavior was in front of a full patio on hilton property, unfortunately there was no service at the pool for poolside food and beverages although on Wednesday it appears there is a food and or beverage shelter area although nobody there for service and there is no music played at the pool...very boring type of place
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2022

2/5 Poor

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Amenities
Disappointed in stay for price paid. Location of room was underwhelming. Advertised as a resort but not much to do at hotel. Checking in took one hour . Fan in room was noisy and did not work well. Lower floor room was dark and gloomy.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very nice hotel. Pool and service amazing.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

4/5 Good

Travelled with pets, Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This is a nice hotel that is dog friendly and has beautiful views. It has everything you need on the resort but be prepared to pay resort prices for food and any other basic needs you may choose to. The gym is small but has Pelotons and enough equipment to get a good workout in. There is only one pool and one hot tub as well.
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2022