If you’re looking for the perfect Orange County staycation, the Hyatt at Huntington Beach is definitely at the top of my list. It’s a posh hotel & spa, located just steps from the beach, delicious restaurants & the always fun and fabulous Huntington Beach Main St… and let’s not forget the Slyder’s Water Playground – every kid’s dream come true.

While I haven’t been fortunate to staycation there yet, our reader Angry Julie spent a lazy summer afternoon there, & is sharing all the details with us.


On a warm Sunday afternoon, I pulled up to the valet at The Hyatt Regency in Huntington Beach. Angry Kid and I were there to spend the day at Slyder’s Water Playground which has three water slides, a shallow children’s wading pool, and an oversize hot tub. It sounded like paradise to me & the perfect summer day.
Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Pool DayThe sky was blue and the sun was shining… and with poolside cabanas, awesome lounge chairs, and palm trees surrounding me, I really was in my own personal paradise.

Slyder's Playground at The Hyatt Regency Huntington BeachI was ready to sit and relax in the cabana. But of course, Angry Kid had other things on his mind. He was ready to try out the three water slides only a few feet away. I couldn’t blame him really. When was the last time that you were on a water slide? It has been a few years for me.

Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Waterslide FunWhile Angry Kid was busy water sliding, I was busy sipping a delicious smoothie, and enjoying some pork sliders, that I got from Shubee’s poolside cafe. & Even the Angry Kid polished off two hot dogs when he actually stopped to take a little break.
Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Pool Day
Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Pool DayOf course, Angry Kid got some swimming in too…but you can never forget your water gun. Angry Kid has acquired quite the arsenal of water guns for the summer. He enjoyed the main pool as much as the water slides.

Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Pool DayOf course, you need some sugar in the middle of day, right? We were able to cook up some s’mores right in the fire pit located in the pool area. Deliciousness. I even let Angry Kid cook over the fire. Believe me, it was a bit scary. I think he likes charcoal flavored marshmallow.

Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Pool DayAt the end of the day, Angry Kid was exhausted, but he didn’t want to leave. Honestly, I didn’t either. He asked if we could come back again. I promptly called my mom and told her that Angry Kid wants Nana and Papa to book a little mini vacation in Huntington Beach.

I mean really, it is the perfect local place to take a mini vacation, or even a real vacation. They have a ton of activities also: surf lessons, adventure packages, bike rentals, Blues and BBQ, Dive In Movies, sandcastle building, kite connection, and cookie decorating. In addition to all of those other activities, they have Camp Hyatt on site for kids ages 3-12. The adults can enjoy the spa facilities at Pacific Waters Spa while the kids are having fun at Camp Hyatt.

The Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach has many special offers on rooms and entertainment packages this summer, including a 10% AAA discount, Get your 4th night free, Disneyland packages, spa wellness retreats and more.

Seriously, I am dreaming of that pool right now. Angry Kid really really really wants to play on the water slides again too. I kinda want to move in there….

Hyatt at Huntington Beach: Slyder’s Water Playground

There is no admission charge for hotel guests.  Day passes are available to non-hotel guests at a cost of $25 for adults and $20 for children from mid-September thru mid-May (based on availability).  Birthday party arrangements can also be made from mid-September thru mid-May (based on availability).


Thanks Julie! I have admit, I’m terribly jealous. An afternoon at the Hyatt at Huntington Beach & Slyder’s Water Playground sounds dreamy. Get to know Julie even more on her blog & you can follow her on Twitter.

xoxo, K

Disclosure: Angry Julie was invited to a special event at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach and The Slyder’s Water Playground as a part of MomsLA. They gave her drinks,  fed her and her kid, plus they got in a little water slide action. They didn’t give her (or Just Spotted) any cash to post this review. & As Julie would be the first to admit, she feels like she should be paying them, because they had so much fun.