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What We Love

  • Setting on palm-lined Cabrillo Boulevard
  • The happy hour here (5 to 7 p.m.) rocks — cheap house wines, beer and margaritas
  • You can walk, bike, peddle a surrey, or ride the electric shuttle to nearby attractions
  • Stearns Wharf and State Street shopping (about a mile down the road) are nearby, and the electric shuttle stops right in front of the hotel
  • READ MORE: 72 hours on Highway 1

What To Know

  • The pool and lobby were renovated in May 2011; the Santa Cruz, Santa Maria and Santa Rosa buildings were renovated in early 2012
  • Rooms are spread out in four buildings, so be sure to request accommodations close to the facilities if you have mobility problems
  • Dine in; the Hyatt’s Bistro Eleven Eleven serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, and there’s room service, although it's not 24 hours


  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Golf
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
  •  Spa
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The Review

With a stay at Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara in Santa Barbara (East Beach), you’ll be minutes from Santa Barbara Zoo and close to Presidio Santa Barbara. This beach hotel is close to Santa Barbara County Courthouse and Mission Santa Barbara.

Make yourself at home in one of the 176 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and iPod docking stations. Your pillowtop bed comes with down comforters. 37-inch flat-screen televisions with cable programming provide entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature designer toiletries and hair dryers.

Don’t miss out on the many recreational opportunities, including an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness center. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands.

Grab a bite to eat at the hotel’s restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar.

Featured amenities include a business center, express check-in, and express check-out. Planning an event in Santa Barbara? This hotel has 10000 square feet (929 square meters) of space consisting of conference space and meeting rooms.

How to Get There

Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara
1111 E Cabrillo Blvd
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States


3.5 Average 1648 Reviews
Came for a wedding
Reviewed 10 hours ago

Would not spend this kind of money for a dirty old hotel...
The air conditioner fan never shuts off, grout in the bathroom is black, bedding is old, and room smells musty..the hotel is a maze not user friendly. The only good thing is location. Will never stay again and we are Hyatt passport members.

Very average
Reviewed 21 hours ago

Good location, but very shabby inside. We were given (possibly) the worst room in the hotel, with a grotty balcony and a smelly kitchen ventilation chimney that ran all night. In fairness we were given a better room the second night in one of the out buildings which had a nicer view and was much quieter. The pool area is nice, but thats about it.

Need to work on cleaning
Reviewed 1 day ago

The hotel has a great location, rooms are fine and big...but...they need to work on the generel cleaning...the place is dirty, they dont vacuum the rooms and we found several fleas in the room and woke up one morning with several fleas bite.

I really dont understand why management dont value the meaning of a clean room

The house keeping spend less than 5 min cleaning the room, the reception area is dirty..even the computer mouse on the computeres in the reception was extremely dirty....

I would not go there again

I would stay elsewhere. Great location though
Reviewed 1 day ago

I found this as a Hyatt location to be really lacking compared to all the other Hyatt locations I've traveled to in the last year. I am a Hyatt Globalist and felt like the staff is nice but the building itself here and the rooms to be really worn down and old. It felt kind of dingy to be here, and I can't believe on my second night staying here I was eaten alive by mosquitos in this room. The windows I had stayed in have no screens and when I got to the room at night, it had a window open and mosquitos got in. We were using magazines to try to kill the bugs. There were spiders too. The room rates are way too high for this kind of room.

Reviewed 2 days ago

We attended a family memorial service and gatherings in close proximity to the hotel. Also we walked along the main streets to the downtown area for dining, shopping, and people-watching (probably four miles one way).