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By a verified traveler on Tue 31 Jul 2018

Hotel Description

4-star beachfront hotel near Stearns Wharf

On the beach

A stay at this East Beach hotel places you within half a mile (1 km) of Santa Barbara Zoo and 2 miles (3 km) of Stearns Wharf. Santa Barbara Bowl and Santa Barbara City College are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Multiple dining options

This smoke-free hotel includes 2 restaurants, an outdoor pool, and a spa tub. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center, free WiFi in public areas, and valet parking. Enjoy the fitness center and unwind at the poolside bar and bar/lounge.

Free WiFi, comfy beds

The 176 guestrooms feature comforts like pillowtop beds and premium bedding, while refrigerators and coffee/tea makers offer the conveniences of home. Other amenities include free WiFi, iPod docks, and flat-screen TVs with cable channels.

Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
$179* Per night/room Jan 26 - Jan 27

Room, 1 King Bed, Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite (Santa Maria Suite)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Suite (Santa Cruz Suite)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara ratings based on 24 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.2 out of 5 3.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara

Everyone (12) Couples (2) Family (1)
2 out of 5
Room was outdated, bar service horrible, room service lazy. Never again

Posted by on Dec 31, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 2, 2020 by Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara

Thank you very much for taking the time to fill out this review. It serves as a great tool to help us better our hotel and the service we provide. We understand that this is a difficult time during the renovation. Our rooms will be completely remodeled and new after renovation. We currently are using a relocated restaurant space due to the restaurant also being renovated. It will be an amazing space and restaurant once we are complete. We know that our multi million dollar project is going to make this hotel the top in the city. We hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you back to our brand new hotel once complete.

5 out of 5

Posted by on Sep 6, 2019

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5 out of 5
The location was excellent. Bedding was perfect. Beds were comfortable. Staff was friendly and helpful. Very clean. Older but charming property.

Posted by on Apr 29, 2019

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3 out of 5
Our beach view room was somewhat of a disappointment. Immediately in front of our room there was construction across the road from us that blocked our view.

Posted by on Feb 11, 2019

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1 out of 5
The breakfast was terrible they use the thaw and heat sausage service was terrible I will never go back. The receptionist in the hotel told us we can choose either having a buffet breakfast or off the menu they only have a buffet breakfast on the weekends the staff is not even knowledgeable of their services

Posted by on Jan 3, 2019

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4 out of 5
Hotel on beach, nice buffet breakfast; great location; nice views from room

Posted by on Jul 31, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 6, 2018 by Deb

We appreciate your feedback. We look forward to seeing you again.

5 out of 5

Nice place right across from the beach

As soon as I pulled up to the hotel I was greeted by their very friendly staff. Before we parked we were assisted immediately with our luggage to our room. The check in process was quick and the staff was very knowledgeable about the surrounding area and gave great tips on the activities around the city. The breakfast buffet was amazing along with the ocean views from the dining room. There’s nothing like sipping on your coffee while listening to the ocean and seeing that amazing view. The only thing I would have changed would have been to get a room with the ocean view. I would definitely recommend the Hyatt to anyone looking to stay in Santa Barbara.

Posted by on Jul 17, 2018

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2 out of 5
Pros: Pleasant staff, let us borrow microwave.
Cons: Truth in advertising!
Location: With a car, all things are possible. This is pretty centrally located and a nice walk to the beach.
Our building wasn't even on the main property of the hotel. It was a block away, okay with a car but pretty hard without one--especially if you wanted to use the pool, go to the hotel restaurant, etc. It was on a run-down street across from the freeway. The room was small. The bathroom was especially disappointing. The sink was outside of the bathroom and there were no towel racks in the bathroom, just two rusty hooks (beach theme?). For the cost, it felt like a complete rip-off. The Motel 6 down the street was closer to the water! Needless to say, I won't be staying at the Hyattcentric Santa Barbara again.

Posted by on Jul 29, 2017

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3 out of 5
We stay at the hotel one night room was clean but the carpet add odor it needs to be replaced also they add to give me another room first one add a sewer smell not pleasant

Posted by on Jan 4, 2017

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5 out of 5

Beautiful beach view

Excellent in every way , restaurants , large rooms , helpful staff , public transportation access/city shuttle . The original hotel from 1930's offers a special charm .

Posted by on Dec 4, 2016

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Renovations + Closures

This property is undergoing renovations from 30 September 2019 to 31 March 2020 (completion date subject to change).

During renovations, the hotel will make every effort to minimize noise and disturbance.

Property Features

Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara offers its guests an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness center. There are 2 restaurants on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. You'll find a business center on site. Event space at this hotel measures 10000 square feet (929 square meters) and includes conference space. A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara. For a fee, parking is available. This 4-star Santa Barbara hotel is smoke free.

  • 176 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 4 buildings
  • 2 dining venues
  • 10000 sq ft of conference space
  • 929 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1931
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Charging station for electric cars
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge) , RV, bus, truck parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal) (19.1 km / 11.9 mi)
  • Train station: Santa Barbara Station (2.4 km / 1.5 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking and RV/bus/truck parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara offers 176 air-conditioned accommodations with iPod docking stations and safes. Pillowtop beds feature down comforters and premium bedding. 37-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, bathrobes, designer toiletries, and hair dryers. This Santa Barbara hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers, and phones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and irons/ironing boards. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily. Amenities available on request include hypo-allergenic bedding.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • IPod dock
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Down blanket
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy local cuisine breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 11 AM.

Marbella - This restaurant specializes in Spanish cuisine and serves breakfast only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a fitness center.

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

  • Golfing nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 2:00 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

It is Hyatt's practice to enter any occupied guestroom at a minimum of once within a 24-hour period, even if a guest has requested privacy. Appropriate efforts are made to provide advance notice to the registered guest before entering an occupied guestroom.

It is Hyatt's practice to enter any occupied guestroom at a minimum of once within a 24-hour period, even if a guest has requested privacy. Appropriate efforts are made to provide advance notice to the registered guest before entering an occupied guestroom.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 15 per stay.

Pets

  • Pets: USD 75 per accommodation, per stay
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are 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. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

It is Hyatt’s practice to enter any occupied guestroom at a minimum of once within a 24-hour period, even if a guest has requested privacy. Appropriate efforts are made to provide advance notice to the registered guest before entering an occupied guestroom.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Debit cards

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 10 and USD 24 for adults, USD 10 and USD 19 for children (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 36 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 75 per accommodation, per stay
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 15 per stay

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Hyatt Hotel Santa Barbara
  • Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara Hotel
  • Santa Barbara Hyatt
  • Hyatt Santa Barbara Hotel Santa Barbara
  • Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara Hotel
  • Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara
  • Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara Santa Barbara
  • Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara Hotel Santa Barbara

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply (please see the Fees section for related charges). To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.
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