The Shore Hotel is wonderful. Location is great. Right on Ocean Ave. a very short walk to the Santa Monica pier and the beach.
We arrived early and there was no problem checking in. The staff is friendly and efficient.
The Hotel is beautiful, from the public areas to the room. The room is on the smaller size but it was very comfortable and again, beautiful. We had a full on ocean view which was great. The beds are very comfortable. The bathroom was large and well supplied. The glass bathroom and shower are really nice. If I had any complaint it would be a few more outlets for charging all of the electronics, but thats a really minor concern. Television is large with a nice selection of channels, but with the beach steps away who really cares about T.V. ? Nice balconey. Although we had a room that was on the Ocean avenue side at night it was very vey quiet. The pool area is also very nice, with a large whirlpool spa. There is a complete exercise room where you can get a full workout. Nice business center as well. Free, fast wifi throughout the property is a real plus. The entire hotel is kept spotless, no, really spotless.
There really is nothing to complain about. Maybe a coffee option in the mornings in the lobby so you could enjoy the wonderful pool area while family sleeps in, but I'm seaching for any downside and its hard. Location, Location, Location. Beautiful design. Very comfortable. Attentive staff. Very clean. And a great value. I would return to this hotel anytime I could.
- 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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