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Reviewed 9 July 2018

The Hilton has recently had a huge renovation converting it from a Doubletree. The hotel is located across the street from the beach and a nice walk to Stearns Pier and the harbor. The The facility is excellent and looks and feels new.. The lobby is new and the rooms were remodeled and redecorated. The pool was very nice and very popular. Lounges were at a premium each day. The coffee shop in the lobby was very close to being open. Some of the staff were very friendly, helpful and were stars but many need coaching about greeting guests which should improve as they gain experience. That's what kept me from rating it a five. I will try the Hilton again.

Room Tip: Only one three story building has an elevator. The other buildings are two story. If stairs are a problem ask for a ground floor room.
  • Stayed: July 2018, travelled with family
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FPDTR, Guest Relations Manager at Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

travelsOK - We appreciate the very informative and thoughtful review. Thank you for selecting our resort for your visit to Santa Barbara, for your constructive comments and loyalty to Hilton. We enjoyed serving you and hope that we have the chance to welcome you back to the resort and Santa Barbara.

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Reviewed 8 July 2018

This resort is close enough to all the action while still quiet enough to sleep in the evening. The beach across the street is perfect. The food is very good if you don't feel like venturing out. Absolutely a good choice for your Santa Barbara visit. Shuttle service is right outside if you don't feel like driving.

  • Stayed: July 2018, travelled as a couple
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FPDTR, Guest Relations Manager at Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

geonutrition - Thank you for the great review. We are delighted to know you enjoyed our amazing location and amenities. We hope your travel plans include a return trip real soon!

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Reviewed 8 July 2018

We have stayed at this hotel several times in the past, and have enjoyed the stay. When we heard that the Hilton brand was invested in it, and had upgraded this location, we expected a first class event. That expectation was not to be. The rooms were good, the service was very good, but the grounds and landscaping are in desperate need of renovation.

  • Stayed: July 2018, travelled as a couple
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FPDTR, Guest Relations Manager at Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

dfancherinyl - Thank you for selecting the resort for your recent visit to Santa Barbara. We are pleased to see the rooms and service met your expectations, however, it's disappointing to read your comments about the grounds and landscaping. The team has made some changes throughout the property and additional plans are underway for additional improvements and changes. Thank you for taking the time to review your stay.

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Reviewed 7 July 2018

We chose Hilton Santa Barbara as our "getting ready" location for our wedding as well as where we chose to spend our minimoon and handle our small wedding block. From beginning to end, our hotel stay was without a doubt the most difficult and stressful part of planning a wedding. Working with the Hilton was awful, and I will be telling people to avoid this property like the plague.

Service in the sales department was very difficult and confusing and could not handle our small group lot. I was delivered internal documents outlining our rooms, which does not make sense to those who do not work internally and just produced more frustration and stress. During our actual stay, rooms were left dirty and came back from our wedding to a room that smelled of food that was supposed to be cleaned. I was told we could have rollaway beds in our rooms, arrived to find they weren't there and then when I called to ask, learned that it was "against fire code" and there was nothing they could do by a very harsh housecleaning staff. This lead to us all having to share a bed, even though we had given the hotel advance notice on our need. Was overcharged for our stay gaining access to our rooms proved to be extremely hard. We were incredibly worried that our hotel rooms would just be given away due to the unprofessional and ill prepared staff.

I was so upset by our stay here, I will never stay here again.

  • Stayed: June 2018, travelled with family
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FPDTR, Guest Relations Manager at Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

Jenna B - We sincerely apologize for the confusion or frustration we created during your stay and thank you for responding to the correspondence from our Sales Department. They appreciate the opportunity you gave them to personally discuss your concerns and have taken action mentioned in their private email messages to you. We hope you will reconsider and give us another chance to serve you. It would be a pleasure to welcome you back to Santa Barbara.

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Reviewed 6 July 2018

Hotel grounds and room are immaculate and very comfortable. The location can really not be beat; short distance to beach and to some amazing restaurants for all meals, including Funk Zone for drinks. Beach rentals on property are a plus, and the beautiful beachfront path is easily accessible. Very nice stay.

  • Stayed: July 2018, travelled as a couple
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FPDTR, Guest Relations Manager at Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you, Karina P! We greatly appreciate the fantastic review.

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