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Shore Hotel
Ranked #2 of 36 Hotels in Santa Monica
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Reviewed January 22, 2013

Great hotel with convenient location in santa monica. Shore has great views of the ocean and santa monica pier. The staff is extremely accommodating and made my stay amazing. A+++++ will definitely be back!

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DieterSchmitz, Director of Guest Services at Shore Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2013

smalltalk22,
On behalf of our entire team of passionate hoteliers we wanted to thank you for your review and are delighted we were able to create a memorably personable guest experience during your time with us. Please visit us again soon!

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Reviewed January 22, 2013

My criteria for hotel are simple, it has to be clean, quiet, and with caring staff.
Shore Hotel has exceeded my expectations in all of the above. Now reliving our first impression, from the parking garage, elevator, lobby, to our room 410, the place felt modern and smelled of nothing, so far so good. Our 4th floor ocean view suite was protect by a thick double pane glass that felt more like a vault than a sliding glass, shielding us from the excitement of the teens in the pool and hot tub directly below. The entry door to our room was solid with clean robber seal around the frame for added sound isolation. We heard nothing from the hallways and slept like rocks. Both my wife and I are light sleepers so the attention given to providing tranquility is deeply appreciated. Upon our Thursday PM arrival we notified the front desk of minor room presentational hiccups and Diane took care of it immediately - Thank you Diane :)
Needless to say, Shore is on the top of my hotel list.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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DieterSchmitz, Director of Guest Services at Shore Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2013

KevinYin,
We are delighted you choose Shore Hotel for your travels from Denver as your mentioned criteria are at the core of our new Shore brand. We set out to create a uniquely personable guest experience that provides a refreshing escape from the mundane norm many have come to accept in their travels. We firmly believe in the importance of having passionate hoteliers that love their jobs as that transcends in every interaction and I am very appreciate of the team we have here, inclusive of Diane who I will be sure to share your review with. We hope to see you in the near future here at the Four Diamond Shore Hotel!

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Reviewed January 22, 2013

First time at this hotel. The hotel itself, is just beautiful. Brand new, very contemporary design. Nice fabrics and finishes throughout. Great location on Ocean Ave to shopping and great eateries. One block from the Santa Monica Pier. The pool area and lounge areas are very cool, words almost don't do it justice. The whole place just looks like it's out of the latest issue of a design or architecture magazine. The attached Blue Plate Taco, is also very good casual/upscale Mexican. Would stay again.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled solo
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DieterSchmitz, Director of Guest Services at Shore Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2013

RockyP95,
Thank you for your review and for choosing Shore Hotel during your travels from Ohio. As a Senior Contributor we greatly appreciate your accolades. We are delighted to have our restaurant, Blue Plate Taco, open and that you were able to try the delicious cuisine as well being able to spend some time in our state of the art pool and lounge areas. We assure you the same levels of uncompromisingly personable guest services and luxurious experience will greet you upon your return which we all look forward to!

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Reviewed January 21, 2013

My family needed a place to stay for one night before heading out from LAX the next day. This was a good choice. Santa Monica was a nice place to spend an afternoon and evening, and be able to get back to LAX the next day without too much stress. The hotel was in a perfect location near the Santa Monica Pier and across the street from lovely walking above the ocean. We were upgraded to a room with a partial view of the ocean and of the pool. It was clean and quiet. The only downside was that it was very small. For a family of 4 it was tight, but worked for one night. The people at the reception desk were very friendly and allowed us to have a late checkout of 1 p.m..

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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DieterSchmitz, Director of Guest Services at Shore Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2013

travelmagic,
Thank you for your review and for choosing Shore Hotel during your one night visit to Santa Monica. We are delighted our team of passionate hoteliers was able to exceed your expectations and we hope to see you in the very near future here at the Four Diamond Shore Hotel!

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Reviewed January 21, 2013

My husband received a voucher to this hotel from his boss and we decided to go last Friday night. We had an amazing room that looked right out to the ocean and the Santa Monica Pier, which is so beautiful at night all lit up! The property and the location of the hotel is outstanding! Bobby Cooley's recommendation to The Lobster for dinner was the icing on the cake!
We will most definitely be back soon!

Thank you again for all that you did to make our stay a memorable one!

Sincerely,

Michele Schmid

Room Tip: Book an Ocean View... Might be a little noisy with the door open but Who Cares???? It is so worth it...
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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DieterSchmitz, Director of Guest Services at Shore Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2013

konadogs2,
I will be sure to pass along your kind words to Bobby as well as the rest of our team who will appreciate your feedback. The Lobster is an amazing restaurant and we love sending our guests their way. We aim to create a uniquely personable and memorable guest experience second to none that in turns creates lifelong guests. Subsequently we are ecstatic to hear you will be returning thank you once again for your review!

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Reviewed January 18, 2013

definitely not worth going again if you consider the high price they charge.view from the room is amazing. santa monica pier is just across the road and the atmosphere is electrifying. but nothing to write about the hotel.rooms are not very big. it is a decent hotel only if they charge half the price .shopping (santa monica place is very good and within walking distance) and good restaurants including indian restaurants around. area is very safe and streets around were all decked up and it felt very good. pool was not temperature controlled.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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DieterSchmitz, Director of Guest Services at Shore Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2013

maxhardy,
A core characteristic of our new Shore brand is to offer affordable luxury for our valued guests to experience our new Four Diamond property and guest experience. This is reflected in our current rates in comparison to our competition in the city. We regret that you did not feel the value we offer to be at a satisfactory level as we strive for excellence and anything short of such will never be acceptable to our team here. I have contacted your account so that we can earn your business back the next time you are in Santa Monica and I look forward to hearing from you.

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Reviewed January 17, 2013

Santa Monica was the final leg of our USA holiday, so we wanted a nice finish to our month-long stay. Shore Hotel definitely does not disappoint.
The hotel itself is stunning. It's brand new and very, very modern. The lobby is made entirely of glass which was very chic. There is a pool central to the hotel that looked very appealing (even in winter.) The room is also modern, and the bathroom huge and luxurious. Our only complaint and the reason I'm giving four stars was that we had booked a Junior Suite, and the suite we were given was a small single room. There was not much space for four people.
The location is perfect, directly opposite the Pier and beach. We were a short walk to the 3rd Street Promenade, a lovely strip of excellent shops and restaurants. There was a restaurant next to the hotel called "Blue Plate Taco" where we ate a delicious dinner one night. This hotel was expensive, but with the magnificent view of Santa Monica, it's worth it.

Room Tip: Rooms on a higher floor have great views
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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DieterSchmitz, Director of Guest Services at Shore Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2013

HolidaymamaMelbourne,
Thank you for choosing Shore Hotel during your travels from Melbourne. We are pleased to hear we were able to provide a relaxing finale to your holiday. We are proud to offer spacious guest rooms and bathrooms with breathtaking views into the Pacific as well an amicable service experience to match. We hope to see you during your next holiday and thank you again for your review!

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Address: 1515 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2118
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Location: United States > California > Santa Monica > Santa Monica
Amenities:
Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 36 Hotels in Santa Monica
Price Range: $321 - $601 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Shore Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 164
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 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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