Hilton Waterfront Resort
21100 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Huntington Beach, California features two bona-fide resort hotels and one near-resort property. The Hilton Waterfront Resort was the first resort hotel built in Huntington Beach and many continue to favor its accommodations to any other property in the city.
Privately owned, but operated under the Hilton brand, the hotel consistently has ranked as a four diamond AAA property since its opening in the early 1990s. Located across the street from Huntington City Beach between Huntington Street and Beach Blvd., the hotel is 12-13 story building (hotels sometimes don't count the 13th floor) due to superstition, with the tower containing the best view rooms on the coast between Los Angeles County line and Laguna Beach.
Popular as a meeting, business and tourist hotel, the restaurant Shades features gourmet faire from an award-winning chef, Jeff Littlefield, an outdoor, ocean view swimming pool, patio courtyard, and several meeting rooms that include facilities serving around 500 in the ballroom.
What tourists want to know about the hotel is the location. Approx. three blocks to downtown Huntington Beach shops and restaurants, Hilton Waterfront provides access to downtown either by walking, on public sidewalks or the beach path. You must cross Pacific Coast Highway to reach the beach and there are several ways to go about it. Many prefer to cross at the stoplight at Huntington Street where you can stop and see the famous Ultimate Challenge surfing statue.
The other method requires back-tracking slightly to the next door neighboring resort, also privately owned by the same company, but operated as the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa. It can become your best friend with its luxury spa facilities the public can use. The concierge at the Hilton can book you a massage appointment there.
You can get to the beach going the slightly longer distance via the Hyatt next door (approx 1/2 block stroll.) That resort enjoys its very own walking bridge to the city beach and beach path. The walk bridge is open to the public-- so help yourself and enjoy!