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Stay Home in Huntington Beach, a vacation even when you're working


Huntington Beach, Ca--Sometimes I dread leaving town on a press trip or assignment. Huntington Beach generally has fine weather, allowing me to work all day at my desk with the window open to a gentle ocean breeze blowing through from west to east. Every time I get off a plane after landing somewhere else, I can't help but notice the weather. Usually there's more humidity and heat, or more cold and sleet. Once I see a city or destination, I've never had regrets and have always loved it, however.


I didn't grow up here in Huntington Beach, and like so many people, I gravitated and stayed because of family and friends who found the place and really liked it.


A special treat whether local or visiting is just checking into one of the luxury hotel rooms at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa.  The room, itself, is not so luxurious as the views. If you book one of the ocean view rooms you'll be treated head on directly looking out at Huntington City Beach and to the north you'll see the Huntington Beach Pier.  Wow. A perfect sunset over the pier is just to die for! I like the Hyatt most the time, but also find the Hilton Waterfront Resort offers a bit more personal service and touches as a smaller hotel that remembers you when you come if you are a repeat customer. You can compare prices on the Hilton with the other, or check out other properties that I will tell you about from personal experience.


Not everyone has beachfront budgets ranging from $200 upwards.  But you can get the same view in a hotel down the road and even closer to the HB Pier at Best Western Huntington Beach Inn. The rates are lower than the other two hotels and when you stay there, you'll see why. The rooms are suitable, but not the 4 Diamond ranking that the other two properties garner. If location and budget is what you seek, Best Western may be your best bet for the fall and winter months.


While friends have stayed at Hotel Huntington Beach, most find it just OK. I personally think it's a good value for Oktoberfest celebrations, and when your home is being remodeled, or whatever. Movie watching across the street at Bella Terra and nice dinner at Cheesecake Factory always light my fire. Plus, the mall has some free concerts out in the courtyard plaza. 


Residing in HB has more ups than downs, but sometimes you just "gotta getaway".




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