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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


Worst hotel stay of my life!!!!!

Really disappointed in this hotel from start to finish! After a full day of travel I arrived at the hotel quite late and asked for a quiet room. The young girl seemed friendly enough and seemed like she was trying to accommodate me but asked a girl next to her called Juliannett who gave me a room on the second floor (280) seemingly on purpose. The room was right above the valet area where I could hear full conversations, cars, and peoples coming and goings all night long. To top it off when I got up in the night there were three silverfish crawling round the bathtub! On day two I asked what the silverfish were and spoke with the manager to explain about the noise! He was sympathetic enough and moved me to a beachfront room! Very nice of him but I wasn’t wanting an upgrade, just a quiet room as I was in SB for medical reasons. On the second night there was what I thought was an alarm going off the entire night! I called security who said they checked it out but couldn’t hear anything! They ended up in my room at 4am and decided it was coming from the harbour! Maybe this was the case but all night long? Next day I got some earplugs, myself! On the third day the room was not cleaned at all! Called reception and the same girl who allocated room 280 said they only cleaned once every two days. This was not true. Website says daily cleaning as did several other guests I checked with on here. Again there was noise that night but it started around 4am! You can also hear a lot of noise from the room above! There were spiders in the room and on the final morning I stepped out of the shower onto a bath mat onto a silverfish!! Never have I been soo disgusted and disappointed with a hotel especially being in Santa Barbara! Soo unfortunate that I couldn’t get a refund or I’d have contemplated going to the Motel 6 situated right behind Hyatt! The place is under construction which I could hear a bit but besides that I would never be back here. I used to love Hyatt but this has ruined my whole experience! Location is good if you have a car but it’s a good walk to State Street! You could also take the trolley for 50c. Like others have stated there are many other options if you want to have a relaxing stay in Santa Barbara.

Go somewhere else

2/3 of the hotel is closed due to construction (including pool, restaurant, lobby), the rest is incredibly outdated. The restaurant was dark and sad. Construction trucks driving at 5:30am. We planned a special getaway expecting to pamper ourselves and instead had a very sad stay that felt like a motel. Hyatt should notify people about the condition of the hotel and reduce the price considerably. Expected so much more.

Beware - under construction

If I could give a negative I would! The hotel totally ticked us and mentioned nothing about an expansive remodel that was going to take place over our stay in the end of October. We booked about 5 to 6 weeks out. And nothing was stated on the website the sales group even did a group rate for us and did not mention that it was going to be under construction. When we realized that it was under construction all of the other hotels were sold out in the area and we were stuck with the Hyatt Santa Barbara centric. All they could offer us was $40 off our bill our rooms were about 460 per night. I will never stay at this hotel again nor do I recommend it. There are lots of other great options in the area so I would skip this one. That was so incredibly unprofessional how we were treated.