We travel all over the world, and after deciding to take our kids to Hollywood and Santa Monica for a vacation, we chose the Shore Hotel in Santa Monica after reading the wonderful reviews on line. Many times after reading reviews on line the Hotels do not meet up to our expectations, but in this case they exceeded our expectations. We were directly across from the historic Santa Monica Pier, directly adjacent to the famous Ivy Restaurant and within walking distance of most Santa Monica attractions. Lindsy at the front desk hooked us all up with fantastic surfing lessons at the last minute, and our surfing instructor was unbelievable. We ate at Ivy one night that was off the charts, and dined at the hotel restaurant the next night that was equally impressive. Lindsy also recommended the Enterprise Fish Company which was right down the street and was probably the best steak and lobster we've ever had! Can't say enough good things, they should have a 6 star rating!
- 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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