I lived in Santa Monica for over 25 years before moving out of state. We return often and have stayed at almost all the good hotels in the area. This is a good one but nothing distinguishes this hotel from others. The rooms are small and very modern. with an almost cold feel. Rooms in the front of the hotel have a lot of street noise. The hotel is only four floors high in the front and the view from the rooms on the second floor don't clear the trees although you can get an in between ocean view which is nice. Avoid room 214 and adjacent rooms since they are over the adjoining Blue Plate Taco restaurant and the room has a restaurant residue smell. BTW, this restaurant is very good and fun. The parking is the biggest drawback. There is no front door valet. The valet is in the large garage parking structure underneath the hotel and doesn't add much if anything compared with self parking at $30 v $35/night. The parking exit leads to an alley that joins very busy Colorado Ave which can be impossible to get into. The staff are very nice and guests tend to be in their 20s-40s. Try the nearby historic Georgian Hotel as an alternative but slightly older crowd. Much better valet parking.
- 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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