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The Waterfront Beach Resort, A Hilton Hotel
Ranked #3 of 21 Hotels in Huntington Beach
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersPlatinum level
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

I recently stayed here for five nights at this property.
Check in was a breeze and front desk staff were great. Room wasn't ready until 4pm and we managed to get something to eat at the Surf hero market and got a call when room was ready.
We got a two Queen ocean view room. It had great views of the pool and you could see the pier at the beach. Room looked clean and was comfortable. We got a great surprise bottle of sparkling wine as an anniversary gift.
Shower pressure was great... couldn't find the bathroom fan so it got steamy during showers.
Our safe needed attention as it wasn't working and staff were very quick in fixing the issue... turns out it was batteries that needed changing.
There was nightly turn down service which included chocolates and bottles of water.

Pool: Fairly decent sized with plenty of lounge chairs. There's towel service and you can take chairs, mats, buckets and shovels to the beach. There is someone walking around the pool to get your order of drinks and food. There's music from about noon-5pm. Mostly families with kids in pool. Small hot tub to the side.
There is a shaded area for kids with sand and tables and chairs to play.

Restaurants: there's a restaurant on property.

There is a surf hero market which serves Starbucks and there's snacks and beverages to purchase.
The nachos and sandwiches leave less to be desired but for convenience it would do.

Parking: Valet only.

Wifi: we got a promo code for complimentary access which was great.

Construction: there was a bit of construction noise during the day, but it didn't really affect our stay and where our room was located.

Location: across from the beach. It was a short walk across the street.
Also, there is an outdoor mall a block away with restaurants and a few stores.
Walmart is about a 10 minute walk if you need anything.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled with family
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Kim-Erin J, Guest Relations Manager at The Waterfront Beach Resort, A Hilton Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Dear Sun_beachlover_1985,

Thank you for your very thoughtful and through overview of your stay! We appreciate your feedback and take it to heart. I am so pleased you enjoyed your anniversary stay with us. We hope you can come for another visit once our expansion is completed. We know you have many options when staying in Orange County; thank you for choosing to stay with us.

At your Service,
Kim-Erin Justice
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

Hotel was clean and good value for the view. Loved the in-room dining and pool services. Right across the street from the beach and they offer beach cabana and butler service that was great. Wish they could service alcohol on the beach.

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Kim-Erin J, Guest Relations Manager at The Waterfront Beach Resort, A Hilton Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Dear P9950QSstephenm,

Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent stay with us. We hope it was a memorable anniversary celebration and stay. We know you have many options when selecting a hotel in Huntington Beach; thank you for choosing to stay with us!

At your Service,
Kim-Erin Justice
Guest Experience Manager

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Reviewed 14 September 2017

Due to a remodel an add on to the hotel we could not use gym facilities. Additionally due to moving of the wedding to the pool area, we were restricted from for use on a Saturday 5:00-7:00 Kind of a bummer.

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Climber971, Public Relations Manager at The Waterfront Beach Resort, A Hilton Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Dear E5703MVkarls,

Thank you for your recent review. We apologize for any inconvenience during your stay. We are about to open a brand new 3000 sq. ft. fitness facilities. In the meantime, we have arranged for complimentary access to our adjacent hotel's gym facilities. We will be announcing on all of our social media channels (including Tripadvisor) the phased opening of the Twin Dolphin Tower and event space... be on the lookout!

Sincerely,

Scott O'Hanlon
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

Service is outstanding. The pool guys and bartender and are incredibly attentive, offer restaurant and things to do suggestions and were spot on each time. Room wasn't ready at 2p which was a little frustrating, but we went across the street to the beach and it was ready by 4:30. There's no good place to change into swimming suits etc, just something to keep in mind. The hotel is across the street from the beach, and it's a busy street. If you have kids, you aren't going to want them running from the beach to the pool by themselves. The property is beautiful and well maintained.

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled on business
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Climber971, Public Relations Manager at The Waterfront Beach Resort, A Hilton Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

Dear jenadove,

Thank you for the lovely review. We are very close to opening our expansion and new pool and waterslides which will feature a separate men's and women's changing area with showers and lockers. This can be used prior to or after either the pool or the beach!

We apologize for the delay getting into your room earlier than our published check-in time of 4pm. We often can meet this request with ease, but in this instance we could not due to an inordinate number of late departures. We'll certainly try to do better for you next time. Just let us know prior to your arrival you'd like an "early check-in" and we'll do all we can to expedite that service.

Sincerely,

Scott O'Hanlon
Director of Marketing
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Reviewed 12 September 2017

Stayed for one night on the 8th Sept. Had to do pre check in at 3.30pm as our room was not ready. Allocated 416 facing the pool. However at 4.45pm on the room being ready, there was an awful stench of dogs as soon as you entered. We went straight back to reception and was allocated room 1219 and informed it had an ocean view. The receptionist omitted to tell us it was facing a construction site and we were woken at 6.40am by noise. The gentleman was very helpful who brought our bags up that evening and it was only on asking him for restaurant suggestions we found out about the shuttle bus. I would have thought the receptionist would have told us. The blue cushions outside on the chairs were badly stained, whilst we were waiting for the shuttle bus, so you really didn't want to sit on them. I tried to find the laundry only to find out it is currently not in use. We has received a welcoming email from the hotel three days prior, but only stated the gym was out of use. Breakfast was very good. The concierge Rafal who assisted us on check out without asking was very helpful. We were knocked of 50 dollars for our room at check out, however I had particularly booked a sunset view room, and when booking with Hilton Worldwide they had contacted the property whilst on the phone to check this for me. So I left feeling very disappointed as it is not likely I will visit Huntington Beach again due to living in the UK. I had booked this hotel 6 months ago and expected a room that didn't stink of dogs or listening to construction noise.

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled with family
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Climber971, Public Relations Manager at The Waterfront Beach Resort, A Hilton Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Dear susieKnutsford,

Thank you for your recent review, we appreciate sincerely your feedback. We apologize that you came all this way only to be disappointed with both your room and service from our front desk. Rest assured that no one wants our expansion work to be finished more than we do. We do hope that you consider us again for a future stay. We will knock your socks off when all is said and done.

Sincerely,

Scott O'Hanlon
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Address: 21100 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, CA 92648-5307
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Region: United States > California > Orange County > Huntington Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Huntington Beach
#2 Business Hotel in Huntington Beach
#3 Luxury Hotel in Huntington Beach
#3 Family Hotel in Huntington Beach
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Huntington Beach
#3 Romantic Hotel in Huntington Beach
Price Range: €213 - €399 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Waterfront Beach Resort, A Hilton Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 290
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Waterfront Beach Resort, a Hilton Hotel is located on the picturesque coastline of Southern California, in the heart of Surf City USA™ in Huntington Beach, California. Book a room or oceanview suite and enjoy proximity to Disneyland(R) Resort, Knott's Berry Farm and the Aquarium of the Pacific. Join us for lunch or dinner at the famous Shades Restaurant. ... more   less 
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