Shore Hotel Santa Monica

1515 Ocean Avenue | Santa Monica, CA 90401-2118  [SEE MAP]Santa Monica, CA  [SEE ADDRESS]

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Popular Mexican restaurant and eco-friendly rooms and amenities
Recent guests thought the parking fee was pricey ($35 per 24-hour period)
This boutique hotel just across Ocean Avenue from the Santa Monica Pier and Beach began booking guests in its airy, modern, and eco-conscious guest rooms in October of 2011. Fifty percent of the building materials used for the hotel were salvaged from unused construction materials, and its 164 rooms feature low-flow water fixtures, teak furniture and balconies overlooking the ocean. Because parking in Santa Monica can be a horror, Shore Hotel provides an underground garage, though some recent guests call out the hotel for its exorbitant parking fees ($35 per night). Visitors rave about the hotel's modern decor, along with its solar-heated pool and its on-site Mexican restaurant, Blue Plate Taco. The Shore Hotel's sustainable amenities do not come cheap, but recent guests say the price is worth it.
Santa Monica, CA
Hotel Class
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 184 rooms
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  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating


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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • Fodor's Choice
  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019

The New York Times


The hotel gets high marks for its convenient location and ecological efforts, but it needs work in customer service to justify the cost.



[T]here are several places to lounge: outside by the fire pits, in the heated pool, or the lobby with incredible views of the beach. The California sunset should not be missed!

Lonely Planet


An outdoor heated pool with hot tub are available at Shore Hotel Santa Monica. A state-of-the-art gym is open 24-hours along with the business center. This eco-friendly LEED-certified property offers electric car charging stations.

Other Awards

  • Fodor's Choice
  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 3769 have reviewed the Shore Hotel Santa Monica, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3769 reviews 4.5 (based on 3769 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Guest rooms are modern and decorated in colors befitting the oceanfront setting: Blues, teals and light woods with bright orange accents. Many rooms have balconies or patios. Bathrooms have white marble and square shaped sinks. Many have frosted showers that share the rooms' ocean views, and all have Aveda bath amenities.
  • Beds have 100 percent Egyptian cotton sheets
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, including the pool area

Standard room size330 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The Shore Hotel is located in Santa Monica, about a 15-mile drive east from downtown Los Angeles. Santa Monica has nearly 4 miles of coastline and the hotel is fairly central – it's a brief walk to the Santa Monica Pier and beach. Shopping, dining, farmers markets and art galleries are all within walking distance of the hotel, and (being a green hotel) staff members recommend exploring the area on foot.
  • Grocery stores (Whole Foods, Vons), a comedy theater (Mi Westside Comdey Theater), and a movie theater are all within walking distance of the hotel
  • Buses connect the area around the hotel to greater Los Angeles
  • The hotel is within relatively easy access of three airports: Los Angeles International Airport (10 miles south of the hotel), Burbank Airport (about 25 miles northeast) and Santa Monica Municipal Airport (4 miles east)
  • 24-hour valet parking ($35)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service (with fee)

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping


The hotel has one on-site restaurant, Blue Plate Taco, a sustainability-minded Mexican restaurant that uses locally sourced ingredients, offering inventive takes on old favorites.
  • Open Sunday through Thursday 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 11:30 a.m. til 11 p.m
  • Reservations not required but recommended for large parties or busy times like nights and weekends

Number of restaurants1

Cuisine TypesMexican

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast


The hotel's U-shaped courtyard houses its outdoor, solar-heated pool, which is open year-round. The pool is surrounded by deck chairs and landscaped gardens, and offers Wi-Fi access for those wishing to work or browse the web poolside. The hotel pool is not long enough for swimming laps.
  • There is a small hot tub
  • No changing area around the pool
  • Requires guest keycard for access
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


The hotel sees its fair amount of families in town for beach retreats. Let the front desk know you'll be traveling with children and the staff can usually arrange a childrens amenity (usually a toy). The front desk may be able to arrange babysitting services or other family needs upon request.
  • Note that the hotel does not have high chairs available for guest use
  • The hotel is across the street from the beach and is just a short walk to the Pier and the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium
  • Lots of shopping, family-friendly chain restaurants and a movie theater are all within a short walk of the hotel
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs


The hotel offers a small but modern fitness center for guests to use. The fitness center has several machines and various weight-training equipment.
  • Capability to hook up your iPod directly to your cardio machine
  • Free yoga classes regularly offered in the area of the hotel (though no on-site classes are offered regularly)
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


The hotel's location may make it feel more like a retreat center than a business hotel, but the Shore Hotel can accommodate meetings of varying sizes. The hotel's Green Room is 800 square feet and can accommodate 30 seated guests in a classroom style setting or 60 people for a standing reception. The Green Room also has an expansive patio, a separate event space with 1,100 square feet; when the two spaces are combined they can accommodate 56 people seated or 120 standing. The hotel's Garden Courtyard can also be rented.
  • On-site catering
  • The 24-hour business center offers printing, scanning, photocopying, faxing and high-speed internet access

Number of meeting rooms1

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available


The Shore Hotel allows guests to bring up to two pets. There is a pet fee of $100 per stay, up to one week, and tet amenities include a bed, food and water bowls.
  • There are a number of pet-centric businesses and perks in the Santa Monica and greater-Los Angeles area
  • Pets allowed (with fee)
  • Dog walking
  • Pet-sitting


The hotel enjoys a beautiful setting and offers several outdoor function spaces on the property. The Green Room is the hotel's only indoor space and can accommodate up to 60 people for a standing reception. Combine the Green Room with its attached Patio and you can fit up to 120 people standing, or 56 seated. The Garden Courtyard is 750 square feet and can accommodate 60 guests.
  • On-site catering
  • Online proposals are required for customized space arrangements and pricing

Maximum wedding guest capacity120

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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