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The Waterfront Beach Resort, a Hilton Hotel Review: All 290 rooms at Hilton's Waterfront Beach Resort offer balconies with either partial or full views of the Pacific. Across the street is one of the world’s most famous beaches --- and it happens to be one of the last stretches of California shoreline that permits evening bonfires, which the hotel takes full advantage of through romantic packages that include firewood and marshmallows. The rooms and sprawling public spaces convey a relaxing coastal vibe by focusing all sight lines to the ocean across the street. Dining choices includes Shades Restaurant & Bar, a venue whose al fresco dining and Sunday brunch are popular with the locals. The property is located only ten miles from John Wayne Airport and is close to the Long Beach and Los Angeles airports, as well. Entertainment options here cluster a half-mile down Pacific Coast Highway, where Surf City’s pier and Main Street are always bustling with shopping, surf competitions, concerts and other special events.