Fodor's Expert Review Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa

21500 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach, California, 92648, USA

The Spanish design of this sprawling property incorporates arched courtyards, beautiful tiled fountains, and fire pits, all a nod to California's Mission period. Nearly all the spacious rooms offer ocean views and private balconies or terraces. Beach-theme artwork by local artists enhance the public spaces. Exclusive beach access is via a bridge over the Pacific Coast Highway. There are multiple pool areas including a swimming lagoon, bubbling whirlpools, three waterslides, a kiddie wading pool, and a seasonal snack bar. Watermark Food & Drink offers breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Enjoy a day at Pacific Waters Spa, and then craft cocktail by a flickering fire pit at sunset. The coastal-themed menu is a favorite with locals and guests alike. Afterward, reserve a bonfire at the beach for hot chocolate and s'mores.

PROS

  • close to beach
  • responsive staff
  • family-friendly vibe
  • variety of pool areas

CONS

  • some partial ocean-view rooms are disappointing
  • pesky resort and daily valet fees
  • 11 am check-out time
  • some partial ocean-view rooms
  • resort and daily valet fees
  • some rooms can hear the traffic on PCH

QUICK FACTS

Resort
Lively
Near the beach
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 714-698–1234
Website: www.hyatt.com

HOTEL DETAILS

517 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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