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“Good Beach Location” 4 of 5 stars
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The Waterfront Beach Resort, A Hilton Hotel
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   21100 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, CA 92648   |  
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Ranked #4 of 19 Hotels in Huntington Beach
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“Good Beach Location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

I stayed here in early January. The Hotel is in a great location, right across a busy road from Huntington Beach. Great views and you can see surfers. You are about a 5-10 min walk to main street where there are lots of shops, bars, etc.

PROS:
Rooms were decent size and bed was very comfortable. The room even had little motion sensor lights on the floor under the nightstand so that if you got out of bed in the middle of the night the light turned on when your feet hit the floor. I've never seen this before and thought it was pretty cool. The food was all good and the staff was all polite. Didn't have the opportunity to use the pool - it was kind of cool out- but I dipped my hand in and the temp was great - heated.

CONS
Bathroom was a tad small- not a super huge deal - but if I was traveling with someone it may be difficult to both get ready at the same time. There is no free wireless or wired internet. I paid for access - and it was crazy slow. Very disappointed that I spent the money on it. To me, it seems pretty cheap for any hotel to not offer free internet in this day and age.

Overall this is a nice hotel in a great location. I'd stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Good ocean views, Comfortable rooms although mine smelled a little musty and damp but cleared up when the A/C had run for a while. The staff went out of the way to accommodate requests - even went downtown to purchase a universal plug adaptor as the front desk didn't have one to lend. As in many similar US properties the bathrooms are a true disappointment, with shower-curtained midget sized tub squeezed into a tiny space - honestly motel-ish and a disincentive for me in future.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

This hotel is spot on the water and in a fantanstic location if you want to be near the water. If you have business in So Cal or in Orange county you need to remember that you are at least 10-15 minutes from the 405 so keep that in mind. The hotel is also in walking distance to great shopping in restaurants beach side.

Room Tip: Just keep in mind you are 10-15 minutes from the interstate and a good 25 from John Wayne airport
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

This is a full service Hilton across the street from the beach..most rooms have ocean views from the patios. The location is perfect for going anyplace in the Huntington Beach area. Rooms are well sized and the valet team, as well as the rest of the staff, is very pleasant and eager to help.

Very good restaurants nearby on the HB Pier as well as the usual tourist shops.

Room Tip: Ask at the front desk for ocean view.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We spent 7 nights here in Huntington Beach for a wedding, and had a great time.
The rooms are very spacious and well appointed with coffee making machine and
fridge.
Would definitely recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013 via mobile

Free guest laundry on first floor, just buy detergent for 75 cents. (one washer one dryer so best to do at night) Free kids sand buckets ask front desk or bell. Free evening room cleanup with chocolates and bottle of water. Free wifi for gold member. new updated workout equipment with TV in the front of each machine. Heated pool, this is actually working heated pool as mention, not like others that won't work. So nice and warm. Actaully warmest outdoor pool we ever been to, great for small kids.
We stayed at front Oceanview double bed suites with balcony, amazing view! Both garden view or ocean view are great. But we got the best view with gold member upgrade
There's short cut from pool area to beach, just cross the street and you are there.
Great fresh food from shades restaurant, live acoustic singer during on Saturday night (while we stayed.) 20% off dinner w/gold member. Two outdoor fire pit and water falls all around pool areas. seating and chairs are cleaned and updated.
LITTLE SAND PLAY area for kids at pool area. Nice and welcoming bell and front desk staff.

Excellent experience for us entire family. We travel with a 2yrs old and a 4 yrs old, both love it and asking to come back again.

Cons: standard rooms are quite small for the price, parking valet is $26 no self-park. No cook to order breakfast, only cold-hot normal Hilton style breakfast buffet. Business center equipments charge per minute used by 3rd party company.

Overall best hotel so far for our family. We previously stayed at Aliso viejo Renaissance, Hilton Anahiem convention center dr., Howard Johnson anahiem, marriotts suites Anahiem, Embassy suites brea, embassy suites south anahiem, embassy suites Ontario, Residence inn, Hyatts, Double tree... And many more.... This Waterfront Hilton offered us the best family vacation, best service, best view, best kids activities, best fast room Service and Best bell man ever.

Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013 via mobile

The location is great, right off the beach , making it great for running, walking or meeting up with friends for a drink in town. Terrific young staff makes this place really fine for business or pleasure. They respond to every need quickly and with a smile. The restaurant has better food than most places in this class and is in a lovely setting. The coffee bar opens early and has whatever you need to fill in. The small gym is clean and has everything, but if you want to work out, go early because there is not a lot of equipment. The room was small and nicely laid out, but the bathroom could use an upgrade. (Be careful when you shower. The water leaks outside the curtain onto the marble floor and is a slip hazard. It can also flow into the closet, so be careful what you put on the floor!) All in all, a great value and I plan to go back.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 21100 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
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Location: United States > California > Orange County > Huntington Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge 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 Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Huntington Beach
#2 Business Hotel in Huntington Beach
#2 Family Hotel in Huntington Beach
#3 Romantic Hotel in Huntington Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Waterfront Beach Resort, A Hilton Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 290
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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