Waterfront Beach Resort

Resort in Huntington Beach

The sprawling, lounge-filled poolside is reminiscent of Vegas, but then you see the backdrop: miles and miles of gorgeous deep-blue sea. As you enter, tiny surfers adorn the lobby fountain at this 100% nonsmoking hotel, and each of the 440 rooms in two towers has a balcony with ocean view. Plush rooms are tempered with earth tones.

Bicycle rentals available. Parking $34.