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“Surf City USA.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Waterfront Beach Resort, A Hilton Hotel

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The Waterfront Beach Resort, A Hilton Hotel
Ranked #3 of 20 Hotels in Huntington Beach
Certificate of Excellence
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Pasadena, California, United States
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18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Surf City USA.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

We have stayed at the Waterfront Hilton many times over the years. You just can't beat the location. On our last visit, a business trip, we were upgraded to the Presidential Suite on the top floor. Sometimes life can be good! But even if you stay in a regular room you will have a great time here. The restaraunt is impeccable. Hotel staff is very attentive to guests. This is a family friendly hotel. If you have young children they will just love it here. Surf City USA!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

We recently stayed here for a wedding and it was a wonderful experience. Every member of staff that we came into contact with during the entire stay was just lovely, helpful and professional. The staff was very accommodating. They allowed us to check in 4 hours earlier than normal which was a real life saver as it gave us time to settle in and rest and get dressed for the wedding. They also accommodated our late check out.The wedding was held at the hotel and the food was superb!

The rooms are spacious, luxurious and all have some kind of view of the ocean. We had a suite and it was large. The only negative I would say is that for the size of the hotel, the pool area is really not sufficient. Having said that, the beach is right across the street!

We shall stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Pasadena, California
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2013 via mobile

The front desk did a terrible job! He said our room is not ready and will be cleaned right away.
We checked in at 2pm...waited for over an hour to ask again...
No luck!
Worst of all, we stayed at the Hyatt the last time we were in HB...darn, I picked the wrong hotel!!!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Dallas, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2013

Great location and beautiful hotel. We loved the hotel and the beach. The pool at the hotel is great and the concierge set up a great cabana at the beach for us. Also the US surfing championship was going on and that was really cool.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Avon, Colorado
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21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

The HBHilton is perfect for families wanting to enjoy the beach lifestyle. You can walk to beach and all of the downtown restaurants. It's just far enough from downtown that it is a quiet place to stay! The service was EXCELLENT!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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New York, NY
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74 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

I stayed here during the opening weekend of the US Open of Surfing. Here are my thoughts:

Location - The hotel is right across the street from Huntington Beach, so there is no need use your car. The hotel is also within walking distance (about 5 minutes) to all the shops on Main Street and the pier.

Pool - The weather was pretty cool - 68 degrees during the day, so I was appreciative that they have a heated pool.

Laundry Room - There is a laundry room on the 1st floor. All you need to bring or buy is detergent. The washer and dryer are free.

Parking - Valet parking is the only option for guests at the hotel.

Staff - Everyone on staff was so friendly and helpful!

Room - The room was very clean, and the bed was comfortable. I also had a great view of the beach and ocean from my balcony.

Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
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Encinitas, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2013

Horrible! Do not stay here!!! There is an area they rent out to private groups. Extremely loud and completely unreasonable!!!! The base was turned up so high I could feel it on the 11th floor. So loud I couldn't stand it anymore and had to leave my room. I called front door to ask them to just turn down...No Help!!! When paying $350 per night, I expect to be able to relax in my room. Front desk said I was notified at check in...completely untrue! Stay at Hyatt and enjoy your vacation!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Property: The Waterfront Beach Resort, A Hilton Hotel
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 Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Huntington Beach
#2 Business Hotel in Huntington Beach
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Huntington Beach
#3 Family Hotel in Huntington Beach
#3 Luxury 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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