We visited the Hyatt Huntington Beach for a mini-honeymoon right after our wedding so we wouldn't just go back home after the ceremony. We were really impressed by the resort-feel of the place and how it is almost a little village unto itself. The ocean-view room was spacious and clean with a lovely bathroom, and it was surprisingly quiet considering that it faced directly onto Pacific Coast Highway. The pool was lovely, as was "The Grotto", which is a group of 3 large jacuzzis with some privacy. All food was excellent and we loved the attention to detail everywhere, whether it was the care of preparation to the architectural details. One thing I will always remember is that they had lovely gas firepits and fireplaces everywhere where you could congregate in the evening and roast marshmallows -- lots of fun.
We went in September and the hotel was very quiet, but not dead. I wouldn't want to be there during high season. But we had the pool to ourselves at night, it was great. Best of all was the service -- our room was not ready when we arrived (at 10 pm???) and they desk clerk immediately gave us access to their "Regency Club" for the duration of our stay without us even complaining about the room not being ready! That was a nice perk -- hope that you get access to that, it was really nice! Then there was another issue and we had to wait a bit longer and we were invited to the Red Chair Lounge to have an entire meal (including drinks and dessert) on the hotel. Keep in mind that we had not expressed frustration at all -- they just offered these things freely. It was refreshing to be someplace that is so proactive about providing a pleasant experience for its guests.
Only downsides I could see is that parking is exclusively valet and it's $25/day -- it was included in our package but if it isn't in yours, it could add up. Also, get a room with a view facing seaward or towards a courtyard -- the south-facing rooms at the end of the hotel overlook the half-built new swimming area (which will surely be incredibly noisy when complete) as well as a very industrial-looking power plant. The hotel is not cheap by any standard but it's a very romantic and relaxing place that you can indulge in -- do visit!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in a community also known as "Surf City, USA", the resort offers easy access via a pedestrian walkway to eight miles of wide beaches where waves crash and surfers reign. The magnificent Andalusian architecture, reminiscent of Spain's southern coast, and lush landscaping combine to create a sense of casual elegance and your own private seaside retreat. All rooms have private terraces, and most feature stunning views of the Pacific. Five different dining restaurants,a grocery store, a full service spa and salon and two pools and several hot tubs on the property. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Hotel Huntington Beach
- Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort And Spa