We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Californian - CLOSED

21500 Pacific Coast Hwy, Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach, CA 92648-5300
+1 714-698-1234
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
8 Dec 2014
“Good dinner”
22 Jul 2014
“Great ambience away from the Huntington Beach crowds”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Vegan Options
21500 Pacific Coast Hwy, Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach, CA 92648-5300
All Details
Reviews (60)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 60 reviews

Reviewed 9 December 2014

We ate dinner here. It has the same motif as the one in Waikiki. Service was good. We had fresh fish that was not cheap and a little overcooked.

1  Thank FairwayFound
Reviewed 23 July 2014 via mobile

Eight of us had delicious dinners at a large round table outside...delightful! The waiter was extremely attentive and although it was expensive night out, we all agreed it was worth it...

Thank arizonagirl57
Reviewed 13 November 2013

For the signature restaurant at the hotel, it is surprisingly lack luster in quality and options. Good to Pete's Grill instead. Similar food but a lot less expensive. Food came out warm or cold and needed to be sent back. Requests for omitting ingredients (tomato...More

3  Thank Squirreletta1
Reviewed 13 November 2013

The Californian has excellent choices for dinner especially if you're trying to stay health-oriented. The beef tenderloin and sauteed spinach was delicious; the service is A+, sitting outside with heat lamps in the right place made the evening perfect. The next morning we enjoyed their...More

1  Thank 82SAH
Reviewed 7 November 2013

I heard good reviews about this restaurant. Even though I was not a guest at the Hyatt, I still thought I would explore this restaurant . I was pleased that I did. The food was very good. It was not elaborate,but, classic ,casual American cuisine....More

Thank James W
Reviewed 24 October 2013

0 friends 5 reviews LeeAnn L. Huntington Beach, CA 10/24/2013 This place was delightful in every way........Marc, Cullen and our wonderful waitress pulled off an amazing 21st. birthday dinner party for 12 family members ranging in age from 77 to 19.......the food was perfect. We...More

Thank Kidnappedtourist
Reviewed 22 October 2013

My wife and I spent 3 days for our anniversary at the Hyatt. Our first night we ate dinner at the Californian which is located on the property. I was a little skeptical since it was on the property and figured food was average and...More

Thank TexasFamilyMan
Reviewed 13 October 2013

Poor service, poor selection, not enough food to keep a bird alive let alone feed a healthy 150 lb woman. Waiter disappeared as soon as he dumped our food at the table so he didn't have to explain why the food was not what was...More

Thank Lani L
Reviewed 12 October 2013

We had a $50 off $100 coupon from restaurant.com (paid $8 for it), otherwise would have been out of my price range. They even included the alcohol towards the $100 required to be spent, many places do not. Food was excellent and wait staff very...More

1  Thank kmartinncemc
Reviewed 10 October 2013

My wife and I NEVER, NEVER eat in a hotel-located restaurant more than once during a stay. Too many times over the years, we've had a good/great meal once, but more than once -- it was never the same. The Californian restaurant was worth all...More

Thank michaeltheframer
Nearby HotelsSee all 21 hotels in Huntington Beach
Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa
3,794 reviews
.05 km away
The Waterfront Beach Resort, A Hilton Hotel
2,061 reviews
.44 km away
Pasea Hotel & Spa
444 reviews
.60 km away
Kimpton Shorebreak Hotel
1,219 reviews
1.39 km away
Nearby Restaurants
211 reviews
.07 km away
Pete's Sunset Grille
169 reviews
.08 km away
Shades Restaurant
244 reviews
.44 km away
Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach
40 reviews
.07 km away
Nearby Attractions
Orange County Coast
199 reviews
.35 km away
Huntington Beach Pier
1,981 reviews
1.14 km away
Huntington Beach State Park
345 reviews
.35 km away
Downtown Huntington Beach
625 reviews
1.30 km away
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$ 35 - US$ 50
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21500 Pacific Coast Hwy, Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach, CA 92648-5300
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Huntington Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 714-698-1234
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing