We stayed at the Shore Hotel for the second time after deciding that in the California heat wave another beautiful hotel we stayed at for one night that didn't have air conditioning just wasn't going to cut it. This hotel has definitely improved in every way possible. From the welcoming staff and the mod and fun sitting area in the valet parking area, to the addition of refrigerators, ice and a mini bar in all rooms, to the artsy gift shop in the lobby, to the small but wonderful workout area, this hotel is fabulous in so many ways.
We walked from here to the Santa Monica pier, to the Venice Beach area one day, then walked the beach to Sunset Boulevard area. We never ordered room service, but it is available from the lovely Seasons 52 a few doors down. This hotel is a great value as well, if you are willing to forgo housekeeping services *(in keeping with the green views of the hotel), towels can be delivered and a $10 a day credit added to your bill. We made up the beds and cleaned up ourselves, why not? The Aveda bath products are a wonderful touch as well.
I just have nothing to say but great things about this wonderful hotel and would consider this a home base with everything needed for a long or short visit to beautiful Santa Monica!
- 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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