View of the Huntington Beach sunset from Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort, Hilton Waterfront, Shorebreak Hotel and Best Western Huntington Beach Inn.

 

Huntington Beach, Calif.-- Four hotels all share the love (and views) of the huge sun dropping down into the Pacific Ocean. Sure, you can watch the sights from your hotel room, but since you booked the trip, why not get out and grab it first-hand? In the photo above a couple sits on a bank of sand next to a lifeguard tower shuttered for the night. This is the ideal time (around sunset) to take a stroll on the beach and cuddle up for nature's top show of the day and its final act--the evening curtain call.

 

Four hotels that access the Huntington City Beach offer various views, but all face this same ocean, same sunset, and they all capture the same magic.

 

From south to north the hotels drop in price, one to the next (subject to change, like anything). Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa on the south end of the pier has the walkbridge that allows you to go to the beach without meeting an ounce of traffic. The other three hotels require actually pushing the crosswalk button and waiting for the cars to come to a stop to access the beach. Hyatt is the only 500+ room resort in the city of Huntington Beach and boasts some of the most meeting space along this portion of the Southern California coast.

 

Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort, the 2nd hotel that's also located on the south side of the HB Pier, sometimes charges the same as its next door neighbor Hyatt. But usually the prices are less. The hotels are both owned by the Mayer Corp., but they act like they compete, though they really work together when the Hyatt has overflow or vice versa.

 

Third and newest of the four hotels in downtown HB is the Shorebreak, a Joie de Vivre boutique surfer-themed hotel. The rooms are compact and the pier is within view. This hotel holds strong appeal to youth and young audience seeking action, vibration, and elation. It is in the heart of downtown and is probably the most active of the hotels in terms of its closeness to the street, shops and eats. The Shorebreak is located on the north side of the pier. (Isn't it funny how everything is mapped in pier distance?)

 

Fourth is the Best Western Huntington Beach Inn. You normally should find the lowest prices on rooms at this hotel of all four mentioned. It is the furthest north, though still only about half a mile from the furthest south. Best Western is the budget hotel of all four, featuring a two to three diamond rating that used to be popular back in the old days. You're less likely to see the plush linens and dream beds in this property, but it has served travelers faithfully and does sell out sometimes because of the price points.

 

Whether you spend a little or a lot, stay north or south of the pier, and come for a day or a month, Huntington Beach sunsets are what make the place so hard to leave!

 

Rates from:
$110 (winter)
Huntington Beach, CA  
best western Welcome to the Best Western Huntington Beach Inn! We are located just across from the famous Pacific Coast Highway from some of Southern California's most beautiful beaches. The Best Western Huntington Beach Inn offers well-appointed rooms for the business traveler or vacationer. There are rooms...

 

 
Rates from:
$199 (winter)
Huntington Beach, CA  
Hilton The 100% non-smoking Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort is situated in the beautiful seaside community of Huntington Beach, California, overlooking the Pacific Ocean and miles of white sand beaches. With stunning California scenery and a dramatic indoor waterfall, the full-service Hilton hotel offers a...

 

 
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210 (winter)
Huntington Beach, CA  
Hyatt hotel The Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa offers the ultimate in luxury accommodations and conference facilities available on the West Coast. This four story resort is perched above the historic Pacific Coast Highway providing stunning views from the 517 guestrooms and 57 suites as well as...

 

 
  Rates from:
$128 (winter)
Huntington Beach, CA  
shorebreak Shorebreak Hotel is the newest beach hotel in downtown Huntington Beach. It features fine linens, cool amenities such as a surf butler to help with your surfboards, and views of the Huntington Beach Pier.
 
 
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