I enjoyed my stay in Santa Monica at the Shore Hotel, especially for its proximity to beach and shops. I was more than pleased with my Garden View room and was pleasantly surprised with a distant ocean view from the balcony as well as a seperate bathroom. I doubt all rooms in this category have as good a situation so perhaps I was lucky. I did experience external noise interruptions from the corridor one night however thankfully the rest of the stay was pretty quiet. Service standards were good and in fact I had exemplary assistance from the front of house staff when the airline lost a piece of my luggage but this is not a five star establishment with concierge services and room service so you need to be mindful of this when booking. It's a good choice for a few nights if you know what you want to do in the Santa Monica area
- 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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