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Shorebreak Hotel, a Kimpton Hotel

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500 Pacific Coast Highway, 5th & PCH, Huntington Beach, CA 92648 (Formerly Shorebreak Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel)
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Upon walking into the Shorebreak, we were greeted by Mike, who was super friendly and accommodating. Upon hearing it was our anniversary, Mike even (without prompting) upgraded my wife and I to an amazing suite for the night! While at the Shorebreak, we enjoyed the immaculate rooms, friendly service, and had a great time hanging out at the hotel common... More 

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Brent M, General Manager at Shorebreak Hotel, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Richard K, Happy Anniversary and thanks so much for choosing to spend it with us! I hope you enjoyed the Suite Life while on property. Mike is the definition of what we look for in customer service. I couldn’t agree more when you say “super friendly”. I really appreciate you sharing your experience and giving Mike a shout out. High... More 

Sydney, Australia
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were tossing up between the Hyatt and the Shorebreak Hotel for our first night in the USA. We chose the Shorebreak for it's location to shops, restaurants and the hustle and vibe of being nearer the pier. Great choice. Though possibly not all the amenities of the Hyatt resort, we couldn't have been happier with the Shorebreak. we were... More 

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Brent M, General Manager at Shorebreak Hotel, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

CottonWoolOz, Thanks for the great review. Sounds like you were in one of our Waterfront rooms with 2 queen sized beds...my personal favorite. The balconies and bathrooms are quite large...we take a lot of pride in that. We are so happy you gave us a try and hope you had a great trip in the US. See you soon, Brent More 

Dallas, Texas
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61 reviews 61 reviews
19 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I don't really have anything negative to say about the Shorebreak and I don't have anything to rave about either. This was the overflow hotel option for a conference I attended and I had an overall comfortable stay in a room that was designed for younger, modern tastes. Personally, at this price point, I prefer some of the more traditional... More 

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Brent M, General Manager at Shorebreak Hotel, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

ADM_TX, These are some of the hardest reviews for me to read. Mediocrity is never something that we can settle for. I am so sorry we weren’t what you were looking for and that you felt a bit out of step while you were here. I appreciate you sharing your experience and wish you safe travels. All the best, -Brent More 

Vancouver, Canada
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14 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've actually stayed at the Shorebreak a few times over the last couple years. The number one thing they have going for them is the location. It's close to all the shopping and restaurants in Huntington Beach and it's literally across the street from the beach and the pier. I stay in Huntington Beach a lot and I've stayed at... More 

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Brent M, General Manager at Shorebreak Hotel, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Nick N, Thanks so much for the review! The term “boutiquey” keeps getting thrown around and we love it. Make sure that you sign up for Kimpton Karma next time you stay with us. Karma is a free reward program that will get you complimentary WiFi in the rooms and some other really awesome perks! Come back again soon, Brent More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice hotel. We opted for the ocean view room, I would say this is the first time I wish I didn't do that. Most of the city view rooms have a partial ocean view and I imagine they are much quieter and less expensive. The PCH has a speed limit of 45-55 and is extremely noisy in the waterfront... More 

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Brent M, General Manager at Shorebreak Hotel, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Mattg85, Thanks so much for the great review, we LOVE our location. Sorry about the street noise from the PCH. If you do book a waterfront room, request a high floor and it does get a little quieter. Although we do not have a very tall building, our top floor (fourth) is generally a little more relaxing. We look forward... More 

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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a long day of travel and a horrible experience with Dollar car rentals at LAX, Megan at the Shorebreak was a breath of fresh air and sunshine. Great customer service, a nice greeting, a friendly smile, competent and genuinely nice. Megan was not the only staff member that was great. Everyone we encountered at the Shorebreak were just as... More 

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Brent M, General Manager at Shorebreak Hotel, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

M21966, Thanks so much for the great review! I couldn’t agree more about the staff being so great. Megan is an absolute rockstar...we are lucky to have such a great team here! Thanks again for sharing your experience. We look forward to your return! See you soon, -Brent More 

Spokane
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Exceedingly disappointing. I thought about one star but there weren't any bugs. We usually stay at the Hyatt Resort just south of the Pier but since we weren't going to have much time in the room, I thought we'd try someplace new. Never again. We got back late the first night and noticed that the floor in the bathroom was... More 

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Brent M, General Manager at Shorebreak Hotel, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Dear ChristineandTodd, I have to say I was very bummed to read your comments. Letting any guest down is really upsetting. We are so much better than what we showed you. I am not going to try to make excuses, none would ever suffice, however I do want to say I am very sorry. Your notes are eye opening and... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I like Kimpton hotels. They are quirky, boutiquey (is that a real word?) and have a great vibe. And no two are totally alike. This one is no exception to the Kimpton brand. PROS: Best location, hands down Excellent bar/restaurant on site Great food Free bikes and selfie sticks for use (how cool is that?) Free wifi if you are... More 

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Brent M, General Manager at Shorebreak Hotel, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

TravelMommy1, As of right now, boutiquey is officially a word in our books. This review ROCKS! Thanks so much for sharing your experience. When those hot Chicago summers hit and you want to get out of the Windy City...Surf City, USA will be waiting for you! See you soon, Brent More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My boyfriend and i came here for a weekend get away with our Pitbull puppy. We had an absolute blast. The hotel is beautiful and tastefully decorated for the vibe of Huntington Beach. When we arrived we had an issue with checking in which was the only complaint i would have. When we book our hotel it asked what our... More 

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Brent M, General Manager at Shorebreak Hotel, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

BerryPhresh, This is AWESOME! Thanks so much for the great review. Sorry again about the issue at check in, we do require a Credit Card upon arrival. I have made that drive from Scottsdale many times. I appreciate your phonecall the other day and look forward to your return! Don’t forget to ask the team about the beach items...from beach... More 

Ramona, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a beautiful hotel in an ideal location!! I came with a group for work (about 25 people) and the meeting space was great, the food and service was on-point and the amenities were wonderful. They had various bike and surfboards to grab and go on a whim. The hotel was very clean and the staff was friendly and available.

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Brent M, General Manager at Shorebreak Hotel, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

brendaherr, This rocks! I am so happy you had such a great time with us and thanks for leaving a great review. I hope you weren’t stuck working the whole time and actually got to enjoy all that our resort offers! If not, you know where to find us! Hope to see you again soon, Brent More 

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