by Lissa Poirot
Located across the street from the beach, the Shore Hotel provides ocean views and easy access to Santa Monica’s famed pier. A boutique hotel, it features 164 rooms and 20 suites with balconies. Suites feature a partial divider wall with a separate living area with a sofa. Rooms are drenched in turquoise blue with pops of orange, with unobstructed views from glass-enclosed showers to the glass balcony doors. The hotel features a pool and onsite dining at Blue Plate Taco, which is open Sunday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., and until 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
Our Editor Loves
- Ocean views and swimming pool
- Close to Santa Monica Pier
- Suites with sitting areas
We had the pleasure of staying at the Shore Hotel for 2 nights. The property was immaculate including the pool area, lobby and amenities. We booked a pool side 2 queen bed room. The beds were comfortable and the room was large. We would likely avoid the poolside in the future as we were in the room directly beside the outdoor bar which limited privacy.
by James K
We stayed at Shore for two nights. Unfortunately there are a few kinks to iron out. Apparently there is some political strife given the lack of permits for the hotel.
This led to picketers out front who frankly had a valid point.
But to the hotel...nice rooms, clean modern and sustainable design. Be aware that some of the amenities one might expect such as a restaurant and bar (they have temporary spaces) aren't present. But staff were kind. In general an okay stay, but pricey given the above.