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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 1874 Reviews
Could Be Wonderful
Reviewed 4 hours ago

The Hyatt Centric has a wonderful location for beach lovers. Just across the street is the Pacific. This comes with a downside in that the street is noisy and the beach is noisy. In fact, heavy construction is underway, and I was annoyed that this information did not appear on the web site or in emails sent with registration. Bottom line: if you want the view, be prepared for noise.

The hotel itself needs an update. Chipped furniture, marked walls, and old fabrics are the rule. Its rooms are not designed for anyone wanting to do business with a poor desk set up. And my one experience with room service took an hour for food delivery and then it was cold.

It's such a waste because the staff is one of the nicest I've dealt with recently. There is a nice pool area, but no adjacent restaurants. The Bee Kind bath products were lovely and the shower fine.

Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara
Reviewed 21 hours ago

This hotel was very healing. It used to be a wellness center back in the 1920s and 30s. It seems to have kept the spirit of the former usage. I was booked in a conveniently located room, making trips to multiple conference rooms easy. I was also happy with the cleanliness. The valet parking was excellent, thought expensive.

I stayed onsite for a week, so it gave me time to really rate the quality. It’s so close to the beach and the zoo, it’s a nice starting point for multiple walks. Though the hotel had a restaurant and the hotel next door had a restaurant, I had to use my car to go to any shopping or restaurants.

it was extremely quiet, though I was there for a conference of writers and the hotel was full. The workshop facilities were excellent, accommodating both large and small groups. The buffets offered excellent choices of food and the desserts were divine. The pool area served well for a mixer though I didn’t swim. The catered hors d’oeuvres were plentiful, tasty, and served vegetarians as well as carnivores.
I had a recently remodeled room with a comfy king bed, though I almost needed a step ladder to get into it. Even though I was located near the lobby and valet service on the first floor, I slept well and found it quiet. I’d go back. But of course, Santa Barbara is gorgeous.

OK stay
Reviewed 22 hours ago

Clean and comfortable but loud with street noise for having an ocean view.

Staff were courteous.

Grounds were very pretty

The information from the front desk was not completely reliable and this can cause issues in planning

Time to Retire
Reviewed 5 days ago

We checked into the Hyatt Centric in Santa Barbara for a four night stay but decided to leave after two nights. We had a nice, large ocean view room, but the hotel itself offers nothing else. Very small pool, bare, hidden dining room, no public space. Very depressing. Once was a grand old hotel in the 1920,s. Too many not thought out remodelings over the decades. Now a mish mash layout. Needs to be leveled and entirely rebuilt. Nice location except for the multi year contstruction of the Cabrillo Street Beachhouse, which ruins the view and beach access. Hyatt Place in Pasadena, where we went the next two nights, was the exact opposite. What a place!

Good for vacationers, Bad for business travelers
Reviewed 6 days ago

I stayed one night on 6/19/19 for business and it was an interesting experience. I arrived at 10pm and was told valet is $34 and self parking is $32. I checked in and my room was in the building across the street. I got to my room and there's a do not disturb sign. I try my key and it doesn't work. I walk back across the street, tell the lady at the desk, she's surprised, calls the room and realizes there's someone in the room, and I'm given a new room. Not too annoying, but now it's like 10:45 pm when I finally get into my room. The hotel does give me free parking for the inconvenience. The hotel is built like it should be a monastery or mission and is very old so my room had a very damp smell. I turn on a light, and out comes out moths. So I spend the next 10 minutes trying to kill 3 moths and a spider. Finally, I get to bed and in the middle of the night the wall unit AC turns on and it's super loud. I get up and turn off the AC at the thermostat, but the fan still runs. I wait 30 minutes hoping the AC fan will shut off but it doesn't, so I get out of bed again and unplug the AC to get it to turn off. I wake up early, the restaurant doesn't open for breakfast until 6:30 am. In conclusion, it was still $200 per night (after tax) so with the issues I had, I won't stay here again. Business travelers, I recommend staying at the Hilton Garden in Goleta