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Vancouver, Canada
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55 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2015 via mobile

when we drove up and handed over our keys the staff looked after us very well. We had a great room and a great view of the water, pool and main drive but very quiet. Walk in shower was a great set up and the room was very comfortable and luxurious. We used valet and it was an easy process... More 

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Thank machouse2013
Aaron P, Manager at Shore Hotel, responded to this review

Dear machouse2013, Thank you for the kind review. I agree that it is hard to beat our location in Santa Monica and you don't really need the car much. We do have Sixt Rent a Car on property for those that come without cars and want to enjoy a day trip. I understand you like to try new hotels but... More 

Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 5 May 2015

My wife and I decided to take a very last minute trip to Santa Monica this past weekend. Mary Strong was such a huge help. She not only found us a room at the last minute but was able to secure a ride for us from the airport. We also had our 16 month year old son with us. Mary... More 

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Aaron P, Manager at Shore Hotel, responded to this review

Dear ChrisBowen4, It is always a pleasure to have you in the hotel. I was happy to hear that we continue to exceed your expectations! I will thank Mary for personally looking after your stays. Kind Regards, Aaron Peaslee Director of Guest Services More 

Munich, Germany
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2015

All in all this is a nice hotel in a good location just off Santa Monica Pier and near the shopping areas in Santa Monica. The staff are very friendly and helpful in every regard. The rooms are nicely decorated and clean. Also nice extra was the sand pail and shovel and kites for the kids to play with at... More 

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Thank ClausMCO
Christina M, Front Office Manager at Shore Hotel, responded to this review

Dear ClausMCO, I appreciate your feedback and I would like to apologize on be half of your room not being ready upon arrival. Our team works hard to carefully detail each room to ensure the highest level of cleanliess. In this case, this procedure took longer than expected. I am very hopeful that this experience has not detered you from... More 

Vancouver, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2015

My husband and I went to celebrate our wedding anniversary and decided to treat ourselves to a "luxury" hotel and naturally went with what the internet said was "the best hotel" in Santa Monica. They upgraded us by trying to give us a smaller room on a lower floor and then after we decided to stay with our original room... More 

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Venice, CA
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3 reviews
Reviewed 5 May 2015

We booked a night last minute for a staycation birthday celebration. When trying to book online we found we could not check in until 4 PM. As we wanted to get there as early as possible to enjoy the pool, we called and booked directly with the Hotel. The agent could not have been more helpful and spent time checking... More 

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Christina M, Front Office Manager at Shore Hotel, responded to this review

Dear jmkramer, I am glad that you chose our hotel for your staycation birthday celebration and enjoyed your stay. I'm pleased that you enjoyed the champagne upon arrival and our poolside service. I would like to apologize for the disturbance that prevented you from getting a good night rest. Please let us know when you need another staycation getaway as... More 

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2 reviews
Reviewed 4 May 2015 via mobile

Great (modern) hotel and location. Basically on the beach and within walking distances to bars, restaurants and the shops. The customer service was 1st class and I wouldn't hesitate to return to the hotel again. I think that parking was the only unexpected cost, but don't think the amount charged was too excessive.

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Thank Jamie K
Christina M, Front Office Manager at Shore Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jamie K, What a great choice for your stop in Santa Monica on your California road trip! It was a pleasure to have you as our guest! Please let us know if you will be in the area again, as we would love to host you on a return trip! Best Regards, Christina Maranon Front Office Manager More 

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388 reviews
120 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2015 via mobile

They gave me room 311 which is facing the ocean. The room is modern and chic. The only thing which is missing is a Nespresso machine. The fitness is small but with new Lifefitness equipment. I will come back. The reception is friendly and efficient.

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Thank Go100go
Christina M, Front Office Manager at Shore Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Go100go, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. It was a pleasure hosting you as our guest. I believe that adding a Nespresso machine in the rooms is a fantastic idea! This will be shared with the rest of our Executive Team. And I will follow up with you in regards to the status. Please also let us... More 

Huntington Beach, California
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2015

The Shore Hotel exceeded our expectations on every level. Easy walking distant to great restaurants, the Pier and 3rd. Street. An example of their great service was when Marben at the front desk found out that it was our anniversary he personally delivered an amazing dessert and bottle of champagne to our room. There is not a restaurant on site... More 

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Thank Lee M
Christina M, Front Office Manager at Shore Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Lee M, It was a pleasure to read about your experience with us. I'm pleased to hear of Marben's personalized serivce! We enjoyed hosting you as our guest and look forward to your next visit. Warm Regards, Christina Maranon Front Office Manager More 

Newcastle, United Kingdom
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160 reviews
72 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 413 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2015

Bright, modern hotel in a perfect location. We booked a full front sea view and we were afforded wonderful sunsets and interesting people watching from our glass fronted balcony. We ordered room service two nights and ate wonderful flatbreads and salads with wine from our glass fronted balcony. It has to be the best located hotel on the ocean front.... More 

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Christina M, Front Office Manager at Shore Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Daisy Daisy DD, It was truly a pleasure to read about your experience with us. I'm happy to hear that our All Star team was able to make your stay memorable! Guest satisfaction is our main priority and we do our best to ensure that you are comfortable. I understand that you have a choice when traveling and wanted... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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76 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2015

Shore hotel is right opposite Santa Monica Pier. It has a spectacular view of the pier and surrounding beach. This very modern hotel offers spacious and comfortable rooms. The facilities are exceptional both in the room and within the hotel grounds. I was very impressed by the Aveda toiletries on offer in the rooms as cruelty-free options are very important... More 

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Christina M, Front Office Manager at Shore Hotel, responded to this review

Dear ChantalTee, I appreciate the time you have taken to review our property. I would like to sincerely apologize for the experience you had at the breakfast kiosk. This has been addressed with our team and I can assure you it will not happen again. I am very hopeful that we can earn your trust and we can welcome you... More 

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Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers, roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica pier spins high above the water, while park revelers scream with delight riding the roller coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.
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  • Beachfront
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
GreenLeadersPlatinum level
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Food & drink at the hotel
Blue Plate Taco
Blue Plate Taco
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Breakfast Available
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
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 pleased to announce the recent opening of our poolside bar as well as the much anticipated opening of our restaurant, Blue Plate Taco on September 23rd, 2012. 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 

Additional Information about Shore Hotel

Address: 1515 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2118
Region: United States > California > Santa Monica > Santa Monica
Price Range: $528 - $787 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Shore Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 164
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#1 Family Hotel in Santa Monica
#1 Romantic Hotel in Santa Monica
#1 Green Hotel in Santa Monica
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Monica
#2 Luxury Hotel in Santa Monica
#3 Business Hotel in Santa Monica
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