Hotel Review: Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara Santa Cruz Suite


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On a recent trip to Santa Barbara, I decided to check out the newly branded Hyatt Centric Santa Barbarawhich is a Hyatt Category 4 property, which will run you 15,000 Hyatt Gold Passport Points per night. It’s a great deal to use points here during the summer, as rates can be as much as $550 per night for a basic room.

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Hotel Lobby was small but functional

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Hotel had complimentary water throughout and coffee in the morning

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There were 2 computers in the lobby for guests to use

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As a Hyatt Diamond member, I was upgraded to the Santa Cruz Suite. The property is very limited on their suites, and I believe they only have three suites in all; one in each of their three buildings.

It’s important to note that this property does not allow the use of Diamond Suite upgrades, so if you want a suite, you better plan on booking one, or hoping for a complimentary upgrade upon check-in.

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The suite had a separate living area to the right when you entered

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There was a large sofa in the living room with doors that lead on to the balcony

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There was a nice wine cooler, and wet bar area in the living room as well.

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The suite had a king size bed in the master bedroom

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The bathroom featured a double vanity, with a large walk-in shower and a separate tub in there as well.

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Outdoor patio from the suite

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As a Diamond, I chose the food and beverage option for the welcome amenity.

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Upon check-in, breakfast was offered for four people in their main restaurant, Marbella.

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Bottom Line

Overall, I had a great time at the Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara, however my opinion is bias based on the Santa Cruz Suite that I received. The hotel has three main buildings, each one which is three stories, and while the ocean view rooms are ideal, the other half do face the parking lot, so I’d strongly suggest an ocean view at the least!

For those wondering about parking, the hotel is valet only, however there is free parking on the street by the hotel, so you shouldn’t have any issues if you’re looking to park on the street.

Lastly, as this is a Category 4 property, you can use your Hyatt Visa credit card anniversary night here, which is a great use of it!

Have you stayed at the Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara before? Feel free to share your thoughts below!

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