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The Waterfront Beach Resort, A Hilton Hotel

21100 Pacific Coast Hwy | Huntington Beach, CA 92648-5307  [SEE MAP]Huntington Beach, CA  [SEE ADDRESS]

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Large pool complex
Some recent guests say guest rooms have thin walls
This Hilton resort is all about location. Every guest room at The Waterfront Beach Resort – which cozies up to the sands of Huntington Beach about 40 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles –has an ocean view. Of course, while the beach is a main draw here, guests also reserve praise for the resort's pool and fitness center. After a day in the sun, cool off at Shades Restaurant & Bar, which serves up classic American fare (don't miss the magician-accompanied Champagne brunch on Sundays). Although the in-room decor isn't exactly innovative, the accommodations here receive compliments for their spacious layouts and comfortable accoutrements. Each of The Waterfront Beach Resort's guest rooms comes equipped with a private balcony, a signature Hilton Serenity bed, a flat-screen TV and high-speed Internet access (for a fee). What's more, members of the Hilton Honors rewards club can earn and redeem points here.
Huntington Beach, CA
Hotel Class
Property Type
Resort hotel, 290 rooms
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  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating


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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019

Los Angeles Times


For pets and their owners, the view is splendid at the Hilton; every room has a balcony and a view of the Pacific.



Across the street from the beach and within walking distance of shops and eateries, this Mediterranean-style Hilton attracts a varied clientele — singles, families, couples, and business travelers.

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 2589 have reviewed the The Waterfront Beach Resort, A Hilton Hotel, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2589 reviews 4.5 (based on 2589 reviews)

Guest Rooms

One highlight here is that each room comes with its own private balcony. Decor includes light colored carpet complemented by modern, dark furniture sometimes highlighted by blue or red pillows. Amenities include 42-inch LCD flat-screen TVs and large work desks.
  • Basic Internet is $12.95 for 24 hours

Standard room size350 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The Waterfront Beach Resort, A Hilton Hotel is just steps away from Huntington Beach, making it ideal for beach-loving travelers. Guests can easily walk down the city's famed boardwalk, catch rays on the sand or hang out at the hotel's heated pool. The hotel is also a popular option with families as it's close to many theme parks in the area.
  • Around 40 miles south of Los Angeles International Airport; 20 miles south of Long Beach Airport; 15 miles west of John Wayne Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking ($34)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping


Guests can enjoy light fare at Shades Restaurant & Bar, with menu items like flatbreads, salads and barbecue salmon. The restaurant also offers a kids breakfast menu for families looking to share the first meal of the day together. Shades PM Lounge serves an array of signature cocktails and features an extensive wine list. The Surf Hero Market is a poolside cafe that offers sandwiches, hot dogs and nachos in addition to hot and cold beverages.

    Number of restaurants2

    Cuisine TypesAmerican

    • Fine dining
    • Casual dining
    • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
    • Bar/lounge
    • Room service
    • 24-hour room service
    • free breakfast


    This hotel's large heated outdoor pool is surrounded by palm trees and provides guests with beach views as they relax in the water. Pool dwellers can pay to book private cabanas that feature food, drinks and entertainment options like gaming systems and TVs.
    • The pool is open daily 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Cabanas must be reserved 24 hours in advance
    • Beach bonfires
    • Lap pool
    • Wading pool
    • Lazy river
    • Family pool
    • Infinity pool
    • Whirlpool/hot tub
    • Adults-only pool
    • Lifeguard on duty
    • Poolside service
    • Waterslide
    • Deck chairs or cabanas
    • Pool bar


    The Waterfront Beach Resort offers complimentary daily kid-friendly activities like face painting, making balloon animals and cookie decorating on the pool deck. The hotel's proximity to the beach makes it easy for families to spend a day playing in the sand and sun. It's also near many popular Southern California theme parks.
    • On-site restaurants offer kids menus
    • The resort is about 20 miles south of Disneyland Resort
    • Kids Club
    • Free Kids Club
    • Fee for Kids Club
    • Cribs
    • High Chairs


    The on-site fitness center features cardio machines, weight-training equipment and flat panel TVs. Guests also can use the outdoor tennis courts and sand volleyball courts, plus the hotel offers beach cruiser, surfboard, boogie board and sand toy rentals.
    • The fitness center is open daily from 5 a.m. to midnight
    • Weight equipment
    • Cardio equipment
    • Yoga mats
    • Free fitness classes
    • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


    The resort features 21,000 square feet of meeting space. One business highlight is The Dolphin Tech Meeting Room that provides high-tech videoconferencing technology. The Grand Ballroom is the largest indoor venue and can accommodate up to 600 attendees while the outdoor Driftwood Courtyard can hold 630.
    • On-site catering

    Number of meeting rooms23

    • Business center
    • Meeting rooms
    • Meeting and event planners available


    The hotel has a "Wag it at the Waterfront" program that supplies pets and their owners with amenities including beds, a bowl, treats and biodegradable waste bags. A pet room service menu is also available. Guests must pay a nonrefundable $50 fee per pet. Huntington Beach is also known for being a pet-friendly community.
    • Many local businesses welcome pets and sell pet supplies
    • The pet weight limit is 75 pounds
    • Two pets maximum allowed per room
    • Pets allowed (with fee)
    • Dog walking
    • Pet-sitting


    Wedding parties can choose from venues ranging from outdoor spaces with beach views to elegant ballrooms where guests can celebrate indoors. Grand weddings of up to 630 or smaller weddings can be held at this hotel. The spaces can be arranged in a variety of setups or combined to create a larger venue.
    • On-site catering

    Maximum wedding guest capacity630

    • Hotel hosts weddings
    • Outdoor space for weddings
    • Wedding planners available

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