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“Excellent location in front of the santa monica pier, new, clean and super comfortable. I recommend to everyone.” 5 of 5 stars
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Shore Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1515 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401   |  
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Ranked #1 of 34 Hotels in Santa Monica
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Sao Paulo
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15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
“Excellent location in front of the santa monica pier, new, clean and super comfortable. I recommend to everyone.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

The best option in santa monica, on the seafront and pier, a few steps from 3th st promenade, it's the best option in santa monica. Luxury boutique and design hotel, spacious, clean, comfortable and quiet. Staff excellent and thoughtful modern and welcoming environment.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DieterSchmitz, Director of Guest Services at Shore Hotel, responded to this review, July 31, 2012
Biasoli,
Thank you for your review and for sharing your pictures from your experience with us during your visit from Sao Paulo. We love seeing our guest’s photos and thank you for sharing them with us! We appreciate your kind words regarding our location, design, cleanliness and staff and hope to see you the next time you visit Santa Monica!
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Geelong, Australia
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

We had an excellent stay for 2 nights in June and I wish we could have stayed longer. This hotel is clean and comfortable with helpful and friendly staff. The position is great - walking distance to shopping, eating and the beach. We didn't use the pool but it was very inviting. The gym was excellent. A bonus for us was that our family of 5 were accommodated in one room.
Overall I would highly recommend this hotel and if returning to Santa Monica would rebook it in a flash!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DieterSchmitz, Director of Guest Services at Shore Hotel, responded to this review, July 31, 2012
wait4us,
Thank you for choosing Shore Hotel during your visit from Australia. We appreciate your kind words regarding our staff and property. We understand how important it is to be able to stay healthy during travels and our state of the art gym with I Pod docking stations and everything one could need to enjoy a great workout is one of our many excellent complimentary amenities we are happy to offer our guests. We share your sentiment that we wish your stay was longer and we look forward to being your host the next time you and your family visits Santa Monica.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

Stayed here for three nights recently. This is a very nice hotel, but I think it needs to work out a few more kinks (since it's new). I'll list some Pros and Cons:

Pros: Excellent beds! Very high quality linens and comfy, supportive mattresses. Also, fantastic shower. Probably the best shower I've ever had - ANYWHERE. It's a "rain" showerhead, with great pressure. Also, the staff is very friendly and accommodating. Location really cannot be beat - shopping and pier right outside the door.

Cons : With no restaurant or bar, I think the prices should be a bit lower. This hotel is priced within range of others in the area, but the others have food and/or beverage options. The decor is modern and "trendy" - but actually borders on stark. I'm not sure how long the "hip" factor will last. On that note, the shower wall is just a ridiculous attempt to be trendy. I really don't know anyone who would actually want to look at someone while they're on the toilet - and the bathroom only looks pretty before it's been used. Who wants to look at a spotted shower wall? The "privacy" curtain still leaves about a 2 inch gap. I imagine in a few months, this curtain will begin to look pretty tattered and tacky (it's just like the old fashioned pull down window shades). Lastly, the beds are marketed as queens, but they most certainly are not. They are full size. Not a big problem for me, but I really don't like the deceptive marketing.

Overall, a really good hotel choice - but just not sure how the design elements will stand the test of time once the novelty wears off.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DieterSchmitz, Director of Guest Services at Shore Hotel, responded to this review, July 31, 2012
emtUsa,
We appreciate you taking the time to write a review about your experience with us. We are glad to hear you enjoyed our spa like rain showers and that they were the best you have ever had. We also greatly appreciate your compliments regarding our staff. Our motto here at the Shore Hotel is “Anything…Everything…Your escape is our passion” and we aim to meet any request needed to make for a memorably personable guest experience. We do offer both queen beds and double beds and guarantee each category that is booked. We hope to have you back with us in the near future as we await the unrolling of our Food and Beverage program next month.
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

My family and I stayed at the Shore Hotel for 2 nights in Ocean View Premier with Two Queen Beds. Originally, we decided to stay here due to its proximity to shopping (3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica Place) and the pier/beach. A bit on the expensive end, but we thought it was very well worth the money. The staff were very professional. The room had an amazing view to the pool and the pier, and the bed was one of the most comfortable ones l have ever had in hotels. Although facing a rather busy street, you can barely hear much from outside once the balcony door is closed. The location is great as expected - many bars, restaurants, cafes nearby, with a new mexican restaurant at the hotel opening soon.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DieterSchmitz, Director of Guest Services at Shore Hotel, responded to this review, July 24, 2012
Orezzz,
Thank you for choosing Shore Hotel during your visit to Santa Monica from Ontario. We appreciate your comments regarding our passionate and personable group of hoteliers and that you enjoyed our heavenly beds. Our central location, brand new state of the art amenities and our uncompromisingly high level of customer service all help to create a truly memorable guest experience second to none. We thank you once again for your review and hope to see you again in the very near future!
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Hudson, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

The Shore Hotel is the finest Hotel we have ever stayed in. The facility is beautiful, the ocean view was breath-taking, and the people who work there are polite, kind, and charming. It is walking distance to the ocean, the Santa Monica Pier, shopping, and to many great restaurants. The work out room has state of the art equipment. The swimming pool, surrounded by heated lamps, adds to the external beauty of this gorgeous hotel.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DieterSchmitz, Director of Guest Services at Shore Hotel, responded to this review, July 24, 2012
Frank S,
The title of your review and the fact that we are the finest hotel you have experienced during your travels is a huge honor to all of us here at Shore Hotel. We understand the importance in creating a memorably personable guest experience that creates an escape from life’s daily stresses and take this responsibility very seriously in every interaction we have with our valued guests. We thank you for the kind words in your review and are ecstatic to have you back as our guest the next time your travels from Ohio bring you to beautiful Santa Monica!
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London, United Kingdom
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131 reviews 131 reviews
46 hotel reviews
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012 via mobile

Stayed on business initially to keep in budget, but would certainly go back. Large airy rooms, good design, environmentally conscious without compromising quality of life. Excellent and friendly service. The hotel is new and the restaurant will only open shortly but there a plenty of places to eat locally. No hotel bar yet, but many choices locally again. This is a good new venture. The building is an open 3 sides of a square around a pool with views of the sea.

Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
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Jim S, Guest Services Supervisor at Shore Hotel, responded to this review, July 22, 2012
AZandDZ, Thank you so much for visiting us all the way from London! We are thrilled we were able to make your business trip a little more enjoyable. Also, I am delighted the environmentally friendly aspect of our hotel was of interest to you. We take great pride in being the only Gold L.E.E.D certified hotel in Santa Monica. So when guests take pride in it too, we couldn’t be more satisfied. Thanks again for your review and we hope you’re back for the restaurant and bar opening late summer!
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Twinsburg, OH
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

This is a state of the art property. It is right on the beach with easy access to the pier and shopping. The staff was very friendly. It was free Wi-Fi as an added bonus. The only downside is that Palisades Park has quite a few homeless laying around, but you'll get that most places.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jim S, Guest Services Supervisor at Shore Hotel, responded to this review, July 22, 2012
JLavi, Thank you for choosing the Shore Hotel during your travels from the Midwest. The location is definitely unbeatable. Also, I will certainly pass along your praise to the staff. Each member of our amazing team truly has a passion for customer service. Describing them as ‘friendly’ is a simple but great praise for we strive to back away from the coldness sometimes associated with four star properties. Thanks again for your review and we hope to see you again.
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Address: 1515 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Location: United States > California > Santa Monica
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 34 Hotels in Santa Monica
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Shore Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 164
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The essence of legendary 5 star customer service and breath taking ocean views Shore Hotel celebrated our soft opening in early October of 2011 and are proud to be Santa Monica's first and only upscale boutique Gold LEED certified property. Shore Hotel is pleased to announce the recent opening of our poolside bar as well as the much anticipated opening of our restaurant, Blue Plate Taco on September 23rd, 2012. Shore Hotel is located on Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica, just steps from the Santa Monica Pier, 3rd Street Promenade, and the city’s popular beaches and shopping districts. Shore Hotel is the newest addition to the coastline—a Gold LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified property that offers eco-friendly accommodations with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. Gensler Architecture conceived the Shore Hotel’s California modern design, which features 164 stylishly appointed rooms dressed in beach shades of teal and orange and outfitted with custom-made Teak wood furniture. ... more   less 
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