All the reviews in the press as well as the rates and the location (convenient for visiting the yoga teacher training) made me expect way more than the real life experience. Part of it is due to the architecture and interior design: It looks & feels like a Motel. Opening a window or a stepping out on the balcony lets the noise from the street in. The rooms at the front (around the pool) face Ocean Avenue with heavy traffic to match. The room was ok, but the AC unreliable (way too cold). The room was really nothing special: you'll find the same style in any 3-5 star hotel. It's wonderful that eco looks the same as non-eco, but why imitate non-eco hotel rooms? Aside from the AC the biggest problem was that you could hear what the neighbours were doing in their room as well as all that was going on in the corridor. Not worth the $1.1K that I paid for 3 nights.
- 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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