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Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • Modern hotel housed in historic Spanish Colonial building
  • Directly across the street from East Beach and the Pacific Ocean
  • Features a 24-hour gym and an oceanfront pool with fire pits and hot tub
  • Home to Santa Barbara's only poolside lounge with ocean views

"Location and Zoo tickets"
Mar 22, 2018 - Carlsbad, USA
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The Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara is housed in a historic Spanish Colonial building, maintaining the property’s connection to the past while updating the interiors for modern travelers. The hotel was constructed in the 1930s with white stucco walls and red tile roofs directly across Cabrillo Boulevard from East Beach. The colonial style continues indoors where public spaces are decorated with wrought-iron chandeliers, Spanish tiles and vintage black-and-white photos.

Private accommodations are outfitted with flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, Keurig coffeemakers, and of course, the plush beds for which the Hyatt brand is known. Guests have the choice of rooms with one king, one queen or two queen beds and can upgrade to lodgings with private balconies facing the ocean or mountains. Oceanfront suites have bedrooms separated from the living areas that are spacious enough to entertain en suite and are equipped with Bose surround sound. Families can spread out in the Santa Barbara Houses located on a residential street near the lobby with a private parking lot.

Guests have access to the 24-hour fitness center which looks out at the Pacific Ocean and also offers headphones, chilled water and towels. Those looking for a seaside sweat session can jog on the nearby trails or rent bicycles from the concierge. The pooldeck features an oceanfront pool, open year-round, a hot tub and poolside bar. Open until 11 p.m. most nights, Mar Vista serves tapas, cocktails and local craft beers, making it the perfect place to unwind after a day in the sun. The Spanish-inspired Marbella Restaurant serves tapas and seafood with the option to dine indoors or on the waterfront terrace.

Guests only have to walk for five minutes to reach the Santa Barbara Zoo while Santa Barbara Downtown is 10 minutes away by car. The hotel is one and a half miles from Stearns Wharf and three miles from the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. 



  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Valet service (fees apply)


Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Pets: Pets allowed

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Pets allowed Check-in time starts at 4pm Check-out time is 12pm

Know Before You Go

  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
  • The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section). Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 10 and USD 23 for adults, USD 10 and USD 19 for children (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 32 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 50 per accommodation, per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(27 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Hyatt Santa Barbara (CA) over the past 15 months.
4.2 Ambiance
4.7 Location
4.1 Rooms
4.5 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
4.5 Ease of Booking
Show Reviews
Enjoyed Most
Location and Zoo tickets
kevin Mar 22, 2018 Carlsbad, USA
Enjoyed Most
Harry Mar 17, 2018 Huntington Beach, USA
Enjoyed Most
The very friendly and helpful staff. Also staff would always smile and say hello and ask if we needed any help.
Other Comments
Hotel was run very well and the staff went out of their way to help and make sure our stay was pleasurable.
Jane Mar 08, 2018 West Hempstead, USA
Enjoyed Most
Ocean view is worth the upgrade!
Other Comments
The same menu at the pool bar is available in the restaurant. We waited 10 minutes and were not helped so we left and went into the restaurant. Housekeeping didn't come to clean the room until we returned at 2pm. We weren't happy to have to leave the room after our day at the zoo. Park on the street so you don't have to pay for valet. Walk to the zoo, you won't have to pay the $8 parking,, it's around the corner. Walk across the street to the beach. Drove to the wharf, the first 90 mins are free to park.
Shannon Feb 22, 2018 Carson, USA
Enjoyed Most
Ocean view
Other Comments
Great staff
Dennis Feb 15, 2018 San Dimas, USA
Enjoyed Most
the location
Other Comments
The bed was too soft. I upgraded to an oceanview room but there was contruction across the street so kind of spoiled the view.
wei Feb 14, 2018 Fullerton, USA
Enjoyed Most
The beautiful location Breakfast buffet delicious Staff was great. Very personable nice genuine smiles
Wende Feb 07, 2018 Pasadena, USA
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
The room
Howard Feb 03, 2018 Alta Loma, USA
Enjoyed Most
the nice big room and great location and breakfast
Other Comments
WE forgot the certificate and it was not easy getting it on the phone but travel zoo was outstanding in emailing it to us
David Jan 24, 2018 Los AngelesEncino, USA
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Cooked to order, sit down breakfast was nice.
John Jan 24, 2018 Cambria, USA

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