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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 1837 Reviews
Needs serious update!
Reviewed 22 hours ago

This hotel is in a beautiful location, However the property needs serious updating. Dark narrow hallways. Small bathrooms , no wash cloths. Expensive parking. Would not stay again. Worth it to pay more somewhere else.

Difficult & expensive parking. Noisy room
Reviewed 1 day ago

They don't let you park your own car. You must do valet at a cost of $34. Even though there is plenty of parking right next to the rooms the valet will take your car away and when you need it they will only bring it by the lobby. Not only you will have to wait 10-15min for your car you now have to walk all the way from your room to the lobby. My 82yr old father had a rough time. Valet is supposed to be convenient. Not here. I ended up parking it myself right next to the room and told them I will pay for the valet.

Finally the location of the hotel is right across the street from the beach. You would think you will hear the soothing sound of waves at night, instead you hear the traffic and sound of construction vehicles. Especially the beach cleaning vehicle early morning with its loud and consistent beeping.

Not worth the price.
Reviewed 4 days ago

Room assigned looked old and tired, needed upgrade ASAP. Requested for quiet room and was given room next to elevator and entrance door. Parking is expensive and valet only. Room was not in the first building where you leave car so we still have to walk to next building to go to room and walk back to first building when you need car. Had breakfast buffet but I was asked if I wanted both omelet and two eggs. That was rude, I thought it was a buffet. Expensive to stay, not worth the price.

Great location. OK room
Reviewed 4 days ago

This hotel has some nice amenities like bikes you can rent. Nice pool and hot tub. It's located right across the street from East Beach. Good for families. The rooms need updating and for the price really should be updated. Staff was great. Location was great.

dirty, noisy with hit/miss customer service
Reviewed 5 days ago

We just spent the weekend in the Santa Barbara unit of this hotel, not sure how it compares to the other buildings but this one is old and dirty. The air conditioner is very loud and the walls are very thin, making for a very noisy stay. Lots of little fruit flies in the hallways and rooms. They are located walking distance to the beach. Bathrooms and bed linens were clean and they gave us plenty of towels. Customer service was good when we were there...very courteous and responsive. They never replaced used cups so we had to call, and they came within 5 minutes. Once we got home and realized we left something behind, we have not been able to get a return call despite several messages left for their lost and found. I guess once you check out, they don't care about you any more.