Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara
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
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
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
From checkin to checkout.... fabulous experience. Briana in Reception recognized it was my birthday weekend and sent up a few treats. When we checked out and realized we had left a few hanging clothes in the closet the front desk staff was on it- telling me that our awesome housekeeper, Esmeralda, had retrieved the items. Then Alexandra, director of housekeeper was great about communicating with us as the items were promptly shipped to us. Of course this location is the BEST.... right across the street from a gorgeous stretch of beach- you just cross the street for the sunset before heading to dinner. Love this hotel and will definitely return.
The Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara stay made me question the value of being a Hyatt Discoverist and Hyatt credit card member. Despite my engagement and loyalty to the brand, I was the last person to receive a room from our group of people traveling. In addition, people without status, received ocean side views while I looked at the parking lot at eye level. I had even requested an early check-in via the Hyatt mobile app early in the morning. l likely be cancelling my Hyatt credit card as a result.
There is a big difference between being classic and old. This hotel is just old and badly in need to repair Carpet is old stained and dirty. There were cigarette burns on furniture in a non smoking room. The toilet handle was repaired using a Sheetrock screw that looked real tacky. I would rate this as below a 2 star
Check- in process was rushed and impersonal. The restaurants closed, there was food in the bar, but we were not told this at check in. Worst of all, there was black mold growing around the grout in the tub.
We chose the hotel for its location and proximity to family we were visiting. However, the staff were very welcoming and the room quite comfortable. We liked the old Spanish-style charm of the room and the upgrade to a room with a partial view of the water.