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Kimpton Shorebreak Hotel

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500 Pacific Coast Highway, 5th & PCH, Huntington Beach, CA 92648 (Formerly Shorebreak Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel)
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Provo, Utah
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31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Beautiful and right across from Huntington Beach Pier. Friendly staff and great with your doggie family! Very close to the dog beach where they can run and play. Complimentary coffee in AM and wine in PM on Saturday. Very comfy bed. Walk to shops right outside the hotel doors.

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On behalf of my parent's who stayed at the Shorebreak - they raved about the ocean view, lovely amenities (surprise and delight!) and excellent service. Major kudos to Jazzy, Rob and the GM. Sending Kimpton love!

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Thank Megan K
Helen B, Manager at Kimpton Shorebreak Hotel, responded to this review

Megan K., Thanks for the awesome review! I am so happy to hear that your parents enjoyed their stay with us and that our team was able to create a special surprise and delight. Cheers, Helen B. Director of Rooms, Shorebreak More 

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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I booked this hotel thinking it would be comparable to our stay at the Kimpton Vero Beach, FL. There is no comparison to the two properties. The rooms are EXTREMELY small and a standard room comes with two very uncomfortable double beds. On my reservation it read "ocean view". I ended up with a partial ocean view from a tiny... More 

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Helen B, Manager at Kimpton Shorebreak Hotel, responded to this review

Cbrenny4, Thanks for the review. I’m very sorry to see that your stay with us was not a success. Each of our rooms are a little different and we have multiple room type options for our guests. Our ‘oceanview’ rooms are located on the side of the hotel with as you stated a partial ocean view and our ‘oceanfront’ rooms... More 

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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have never been to the West Coast before and really didn't know what to expect. Wow! That's really all I can say. We enjoyed our stay at The Shorebreak so much that we didn't want to leave. The front desk staff were so knowledgeable and friendly. Anything we asked for or needed they had. Always polite and smiling. Always... More 

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Thank Katie L
Helen B, Manager at Kimpton Shorebreak Hotel, responded to this review

Katie L., Best Hotel! Thanks for the awesome review! I am happy to see you were able to make use of our beach amenities and ice coffee station during your stay, we do like adding little perks to our guests stay. Those soaking tubs are a great feature we have in some of our rooms, you could just sit in... More 

Lansing, Michigan
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98 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived a little early to the Shorebreak. This didn't stop them from making us feel right at home. We dropped off our bags and did a little shopping around the varied shops around the hotel. They said it could be a couple of hours before our room was ready, but in 1/2 hour, they text me and announced that... More 

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Thank Preston B
Helen B, Manager at Kimpton Shorebreak Hotel, responded to this review

Preston B., I am so happy to see that we were able to exceed your expectations and keep your loyalty to Kimpton. We are very proud of the team we have here and I am glad that you were able to see how awesome our crew is. Come back again soon. Cheers, Helen B. Director of Rooms, Shorebreak More 

Sao Paulo, SP
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32 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a cool hotel! Located very close to the peer and walking distance to all the restaurants and stores. Room was great and the employees were all very friendly. The only "miss" is a view to the beach. Only a couple of rooms have that privilege. The restaurant and lounge don't have a view...

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Helen B, Manager at Kimpton Shorebreak Hotel, responded to this review

Bettina W., Thanks for the review. Glad to hear that your room and interactions with our team were a success, we are here to create the best experience for each of our guests. We do have a variety of room types, if you want the full ocean view then you do need to select our 'Oceanfront' Room types. Our 'Oceanview'... More 

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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great location, good hotel and nice restaurant. Nice room. A bit too pricey. Definitely recommend it if you don't mind paying about 40 dollars for parking and somewhat unjustified 32 dollars resort fee. Enjoyed my walk on the beach and had a good night of sleep.

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Thank Estella P
Helen B, Manager at Kimpton Shorebreak Hotel, responded to this review

Estella P, Thank you for the review. I am happy that you had a good sleep with us. With regards to our parking and resort fee prices they are very comparable for the area. I apologize if no one explained the resort fee to you while on property. The fee includes a variety of amenities we offer for our guests... More 

Huntington Beach, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Making our way up the coast of Southern California, we thought a night in "Surf Town USA" would be warranted. After careful consideration, we landed at the Kimpton Shorebreak Hotel mostly due to the great reviews and cool interior! The common area is nice and certainly embraces the surfer motif, but some of the decor is starting to show wear.... More 

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Helen B, Manager at Kimpton Shorebreak Hotel, responded to this review

Hey kimmyjanebean, thank you so much for your being our guest and for your candid review. We really appreciate that you took notice of our laid back, beachy vibe - but also see there are a few things you'd like us to work on. We are always looking for ways to improve, so we'd like to connect with you directly... More 

Denver, Colorado
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Do not get me wrong, this is a NICE hotel!! You will enjoy it. The oceanfront room was nice, new and had new amenities throughout hotel. However having stayed at several Kimptons across the country like FireSky in Scottsdale or their awesome Surfcomber in Miami - this is a bit disappointing. From the moment we pulled up and realized this... More 

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Helen B, Manager at Kimpton Shorebreak Hotel, responded to this review

Hey travelledmonkey! Ouch... looks like we did not meet your expectations. Despite our laid back surf vibe being a bit different from the east coast beaches you mentioned, we strive to engage and treat our guests as family at every opportunity, just like our sister properties around the country. Though none of the hotels in Huntington Beach are truly beachfront,... More 

Calgary, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our three night reservation for the end of May 2016 was received and handled without any issues. Check-in staff were very thorough and friendly. There was numerous enjoyable events such as complimentary wine and beer tasting, complimentary robes, and complimentary wifi. The hotel has a bright beach theme apropos to it's location. Rooms were clean and comfortable. The location is... More 

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Thank Garth P
Helen B, Manager at Kimpton Shorebreak Hotel, responded to this review

Garth, Thank you for telling us about your experience with us. Looks like you got to enjoy all our amenities that we have to offer. We do have a great location which makes it very convenient for our guests to enjoy downtown area or the beach. The resort fee is noted on our website and all other booking channels that... More 

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The ultimate Southern California beach experience with a contemporary twist. Shorebreak Hotel combines the relaxed, sun-drenched spirit of the Orange County coastline with edgy modern accents. The only hotel located near the iconic intersection of Main Street and Pacific Coast Highway, Shorebreak situates you at the center of eclectic shopping, dining, and entertainment…all within earshot of crashing ocean waves. A singular boutique hotel experience. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kimpton Shorebreak Hotel

Address: 500 Pacific Coast Highway, 5th & PCH, Huntington Beach, CA 92648 (Formerly Shorebreak Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel)
Location: United States > California > Orange County > Huntington Beach
Price Range: $239 - $540 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kimpton Shorebreak Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 157
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Also Known As:
Shorebreak Hotel Huntington Beach
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Huntington Beach
#2 Family Hotel in Huntington Beach
#2 Romantic Hotel in Huntington Beach
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Huntington Beach
#3 Business Hotel in Huntington Beach
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