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1515 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2118
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 12/29/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 12/29/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#3 of 38 hotels in Santa Monica
Travelers' Choice
GreenLeaders Platinum level
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 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.
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Property amenities
Electric vehicle charging station
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast in the room
Bicycles available
Children's television networks
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Valet parking
Paid private parking on-site
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Vending machine
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
ATM on site
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Seating area
Wardrobe / closet
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
City view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Holly K wrote a review Yesterday
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Wonderful clean hotel in ideal location to pier. Efficient check in with parking below hotel for convenience. Great view. Nice cool vibe to hotel. Had a wonderful breakfast at hotel with a fabulous server, Marilyn!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Erin M wrote a review Aug 2020
7 contributions11 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
We enjoyed our time at the Santa Monica Shore hotel so much. I can’t think of anything they could have done better. From the start, we felt very welcome. I wish I knew the name of the young man who checked us in, but it was on Aug 10 at about 5:00, so maybe you can check to see who it was working that day (if a manager happens to see this) because he deserves kudos! We have 2 small children and sometimes when we travel with them in big cities, it seems like kids are not very welcome, but that couldn’t have been further from how we were treated by the front desk associate. He gave the children little fancy glasses of apple cider, and that act of kindness meant everything to them! In consideration of the current pandemic, I felt really safe during our stay. The entire property was very clean, and every staff member was wearing a mask. I observed staff regularly cleaning the pool area and other common areas. Parking was easy and safe. We were close to everything we wanted, so we never even used our car during our stay. We ate fish tacos and carne asada tacos at Blue Plate Taco down stairs and it was delicious. Definitely a must have. The room is really nicely decorated and we had an amazing view. It was described as a “partial ocean view” but that is a modest description because we enjoyed a gorgeous view of the pier and pool. We can’t wait to return! Thank you so much for making our time away from home so memorable!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Andrea Melchor, Other at Shore Hotel
Responded Aug 29, 2020
Dear Erin M, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay with us and Shore Hotel. We're ecstatic we've earned your 5-star review here with the TripAdvisor community. During this time of uncertainty and global concern, we are pleased to hear you were able to find some comfort and safety during your stay with us. We agree our location is incredible! With our close proximity to the Santa Monica Pier, Third Street Promenade and many highly-rated Santa Monica restaurants the options are limitless. We appreciate you mentioning our hard-working team members. We will be sure to celebrate him for the personalized service provided to you during your stay. Please feel free to reach out to sho-guestservicesmanagers@shorehotel.com should your travels bring you back to Santa Monica. Kind Regards, Andrea Melchor Guest Services Supervisor andreamelchor@shorehotel.com Green Fact of the Day: Shore Hotel's irrigation systems are designed to capture 90% of water runoff and remove 80% of Total Suspended Solids resulting in better water quality.
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R.A. wrote a review Yesterday
Santa Monica, California2 contributions
Pros: Location right by the pier with a lot of restaurants and shops all around you. Room is not a bad size and beds and pillows are comfortable. Tasty breakfast and fantastic service offered by Marilyn. Cons; The transparent bathroom wall is ridiculous. I don’t get this decor decision. There is a privacy shade which helps but if you have little kids with you they could easily pull it as it is outside of the wall and not actually in the bathroom. We ended up putting up a separate shade inside the shower that we bought from Amazon. It’s meant to keep rooms dark for babies to sleep soundly but it works for this purpose too.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Angie P wrote a review Aug 2
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Marilyn was very welcoming and always treated us with respect. She also had a really amazing personality that made anyone smile, I really enjoyed staying at Shore Hotel and wish to go there next time :)
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
foroughpy wrote a review Aug 2
mclean, va10 contributions9 helpful votes
From the booking, we knew this was going to be a first rate experience. Dasha was amazing and was so professional. She helped us secure the reservations. The hotel is perfectly located and makes the visit to beautiful Santa Monica complete. If you are planning a visit to the area, this is where you want to stay! Staff, hotel and location are perfecto!
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Date of stay: July 2021
$217 - $523 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Shore Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Shore Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Santa Monica Pier (0.1 miles), Santa Monica Bay (0.3 miles), and Santa Monica State Beach (0.08 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Shore Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a business center, and dry cleaning.
Which room amenities are available at Shore Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Shore Hotel?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea, free instant coffee, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Shore Hotel?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking on-site, and paid private parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Shore Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include SUGARFISH by sushi nozawa, True Food Kitchen, and BOA Steakhouse Santa Monica.
Is Shore Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Santa Monica.
Are any cleaning services offered at Shore Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Shore Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Shore Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Shore Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Will Rogers State Historic Park (3.1 miles), Annenberg Community Beach House (1.3 miles), and Los Angeles California Temple (4.5 miles).