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Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   21100 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, CA 92648-5307   |  
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Ranked #3 of 16 hotels in Huntington Beach
Los Angeles, California
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16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“A great Hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

This hotel is in a great location with great views. The service is great and people are friendly. The rooms are upgraded and comfortable as well. A great hotel for honeymoon or with family! They allow dogs as well. There is only one thing that could be improved. They need more servers for breakfast at Shades!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Woodland, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

This is a nice hotel right at the beach. Not more or less than 3 stars. Biggest disadvantage - you pay for the beautiful view with an incredible noise level. The street in front of the hotel kills about 50% of the romantic sunset.
When there are constructions going on in the hotel (incl. air hammers) - which were not announced on the website when booking and a new surface going in on the street than another 50% of your 50% left over romatnic is gone.
But I guess that was just a bad time for me and my wife.
I read about the extremly friendly staff - absolutly right for the front desk! For most of the others (specially at breakfast) - I guess it was just a bad time! (irony!)
I think for the value you get it is overpriced.
Next time I would try to stay in the neighbourhood again

Room Tip: Low floor without ocean view - they are the furthest away from the street.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Calabasas, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

The hotel is so beautiful; of course it's a perfect location right across from the beach. They hotel is pristine and always well maintained! They really do a number decorating during the holidays! It truly feels like paradise! The staff can't do enough for you. I always feel like a VIP at this hotel. The rooms are beautiful, always a great ocean view! The property has wonderful amenities. We live in Los Angeles, but frequent this hotel for staycation getaways! Thanks to all the wonderful staff! I have had events at this property too, and they make sure every detailed is handled perfectly! Thanks so much to Karen Anthony for always making sure our events goes off without a hitch! Hat’s off the the GM J.D. Shafer great leadership!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco Bay Area
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

The rooms all have a view, as far as I can tell. Enjoyed the spacious room and property amenities. You are directly across the street from the beach, but I could see the beach from the bed as well. I had a Sunrise room. Sunset rooms may be even more spectacular. I visited on business, and if you like to work from your room, you can't ask for a more relaxing view.

Room Tip: Sunrise view was still a complete beach/ocean view. You don't HAVE to pay for the Sunrise unles...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bogota, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

Beautiful hotel - rated a #7 by Hilton and it is very nice. Two things I would change are 1.) The bathrooms in the room has no fan so almst impossible to see in mirror after shower and 2.) They need a MUCH better hair dryer. Everything else was very nice. Restaurant was good, pool is lovely, people could not be nicer! It's in a great location as right across the street from ocean and Main Street and Pier are just a 10 minute walk. Had room service for breakfast one morning and it as right on time and delicious!!

Room Tip: We were upgraded to a partial ocean view and had a balcony which was wonderful. We could see the sun...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

I stayed at the hotel for 4 nights on business travel. It was fantastic! The service was the best I've had in a long time- everyone was so friendly and accommodating. Our dinner waiter remembered my drink from one night to the next. I had a problem with the shower head, a maintenance man materialized moments after calling the front desk.

I believe all the rooms have ocean views, and balconies. The traffic from the PCH is a little loud but if you stay on one of the higher floors it won't be much of an issue. At any rate, you don't hear the noise when the balcony door is closed.

The pool is salt water (nice!) and heated (also nice!).

Great hotel!!

Room Tip: The higher the floor, the less traffic noise while on the balcony enjoying the view.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Woodbridge, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

The smiling faces and helpfulness of the staff made our visit outstanding! Everyone (especially the valet guys!!) was super friendly... the property was well maintained and beautiful. I wish they had 2 queen beds in their rooms - with a party of three the double beds were a disappointment. The walk to the beach was super easy and we enjoyed the surf and sand in the morning and the late afternoon. We've also stayed at the neighboring hotel but enjoyed the easier beach access at this hotel.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 21100 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, CA 92648-5307
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Location: United States > California > Orange County > Huntington Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Huntington Beach
#3 Family Hotel in Huntington Beach
#3 Romantic Hotel in Huntington Beach
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Huntington Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Waterfront Beach Resort, a Hilton Hotel is located on the picturesque coastline of Southern California, in the heart of Surf City USA™ in Huntington Beach, California. Book a room or oceanview suite and enjoy proximity to Disneyland(R) Resort, Knott's Berry Farm and the Aquarium of the Pacific. Join us for lunch or dinner at the famous Shades Restaurant. ... more   less 
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