Where to stay in Santa Monica – Shore Hotel

Whilst in Santa Monica we stayed at the stunning Shore Hotel – a sleek, sustainable luxury hotel located right at the entrance to the Santa Monica Pier.

Shore Hotel Santa Monica

From the moment you walk in, staff at the Shore Hotel go out of their way to ensure that you and your family feel welcome and have a wonderful stay.

Shore Hotel Reception Lobby

We were met at check in with offers of champagne or apple cider – something travellers gratefully appreciate after a long journey! You are certainly well looked after at the Shore Hotel.

Hotel location

Shore Hotel is opposite Santa Monica Pier

Shore Hotel is opposite the Santa Monica Pier

Situated opposite the famous Santa Monica Pier neon archway sign, the hotel is within easy walking distance of Santa Monica’s main tourist spots as well as Downtown Santa Monica’s shops, cafes and bars such as Third Street Promenade and Tongva Park.

You can read all about our adventures in Santa Monica here.

Hotel features and facilities

Shore Hotel pool, Santa Monica

The solar heated pool and hot tub area is situated within an elaborate outdoor atrium with views across to Santa Monica Beach. Outdoor lounges surround the pool for guests to take advantage of the beautiful Californian sunny weather.

A gym & fitness centre is available 24 hours a day, fitted out with state of the art equipment. Also on site you’ll find a business centre with office equipment, and a meeting room is available for event bookings.

Valet parking is available, and tourist buses pull up right in front of the hotel

Breakfast is a foodies delight at The Shore Hotel

The Shore Hotel, Santa Monica Breakfast room

The dining room is situated on the ground floor and overlooks the pool area.

The breakfast menu is a full-service foodies delight of delicious à la carte menu selections.

Shore Hotel Eggs Benedict with smoked salmon

My favourites were the French toast and Eggs Benedict – what a delectable way to start the day!

Shore Hotel French Toast

An environmentally conscious California hotel

Environmentally conscious green hotel Shore Hotel, Santa Monica

More than just environmentally conscious, a stay at the Shore Hotel means you can rest comfortably in the knowledge that you are not leaving a negative environmental impact behind you.

This makes your hotel choice a beneficial one for the planet, too!

Our luxury suite

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Shore Hotel family suite

Our Shore Hotel accommodation was a family suite, and was very elegant. It featured floor to ceiling windows, ultra modern furnishings and an attractive coastal-themed colour scheme.

The queen size bed was located in a spacious, stylish bedroom featuring a large flat screen TV and connecting bathroom ensuite.

Shore Hotel, Santa Monica bedroom

A balcony overlooked the beautiful swimming pool and spa courtyard with expansive views across to the beach, ocean and Santa Monica Pier fun fair. We could even see the neon-lit Santa Monica Ferris Wheel from our room!

There was a large flat screen TV, an office desk area, storage cupboard and safe.

Shore Hotel suite desk

The lounge area was the perfect space for our family to relax and be comfortable after a fun day out in Santa Monica.

Shore Hotel, Santa Monica

The bathroom was modern, elegant and served our needs well. There was a full-sized bathtub and shower, toilet and large vanity area with a good quality supply of towels and toiletries.

Shore Hotel, Santa Monica bathroom

Book now

To book your Shore Hotel stay, or to find out more go to their official website here.

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Find out more about booking your next Australian family holiday to California at Visit California

Read all about the three exciting California destinations we visited in 2020 here!

Shore Hotel is the best hotel in Santa Monica

This article is meant to inspire travel to California once it is safe to do to. The attractions and experiences featured in this article may be temporarily unavailable due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Please consult official travel resources and individual businesses to confirm future plans.

The Let’s Go Mum family partnered with Visit California and their supporting partners for this trip.  As always, all opinions are our own.

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