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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
This experience was BAD on every level. We chose this hotel based on the Hyatt name and pictures on website. When we arrived the clerk attempted to put us in a property 2 blocks away which was a pathetic bait and switch attempt. The room we ended up with was awful, terribly dated, small, musty smelling, etc. Have no idea where the nice looking room on the website was?
In the middle of the night the fire alarm goes off. Turns out a sprinkler on the roof burst, which sent water into our room from the ceiling. A manager came in to check the damage but never followed up or offered any compensation. Another person familiar with the property informed us this was a regular occurrence. It was one terrible experience after another. Honestly, there was so much disappointment I did not know where to start, so we just left.
The Hyatt brand should be ashamed of this property as it is terribly neglected. The pool and fire pit area was ok, but that was about it. Not sure what Hyatt "Centric" means but the experience felt like a scam.
We recently stayed at the Hyatt Centric when we were in town to see a show at the Santa Barbara Bowl. The entire staff from vallet, front desk, and management was amazing and provided top notch customer service. Daniel and another woman at the front desk (wish I remembered her name) were extremely helpful and went above and beyond for us when we realized we made a mistake when booking our room. The room had a beautiful view and a ton of character. Parking was a little pricey but everything else about this property made it worth it. Will definitely be back!
Very nice hotel staff welcoming and accommodations. Beds are comfortable! Rooms and pool are a touch dated but I hear there is a renovation in the works. Wifi is spotty in rooms. Our family stayed here for a college orientation and it was near State street and right across from the ocean. Parking can be tricky if you don't find a spot on the street and have to pay the garage fee of $34 per night. Overall stay very pleasant. My kids really enjoyed the s'mores around the fire pit.