Kimpton Shorebreak Hotel in Huntington Beach, California
Southern California is remarkable for many reasons, but perhaps the most notable of its many wonderful attributes is a beach culture unlike any other in the world. For a true taste of sun-kissed splendor, head to Kimpton Shorebreak Hotel in world-famous Huntington Beach, California. Hailed as the original "Surf City USA," this vibrant Orange County town promises its visitors a unique Pacific Coast experience. Downtown luxury meets a relaxed beachfront vibe at the boutique-style Kimpton Shorebreak Hotel, just steps away from Main Street. The hotel is set back just enough from the action to keep a more chill, quiet demeanor. But if you want to get out there for food, drinks, shopping and festivity, these are a few awesome things you'll find right outside our front door.
Leave your worries at the door. At Kimpton Shorebreak Hotel, our boutique hotel amenities are there to relax and inspire you. Picture complimentary coffee and tea in the morning and hosted wine hour at night. Beach cruisers so you can free your spirits on the beach-side bike path. A restaurant where our local chef finesses fresh California flavors. And a 24-hour fitness center so you can show off that ripped beach body. Kimpton Shorebreak Hotel, a Huntington Beach hotel, thrives on being able to offer our guests a host of comforts and pleasures destined to create a memorable experience.
Location of Kimpton Shorebreak Hotel
Nearest Airport: SNA, LAX
Amenities for Kimpton Shorebreak Hotel
- General Information
- 157 Guest Rooms
- Pet Friendly
- Room Service
- On-Site Amenities
- Walking Trails
- Fitness Center
- Valet Parking
- Beach Access
- In-Room Amenities
- In-Room Safes
- Mini Bar
- iPod Docks
- Iron/Ironing Boards
- Flat-Screen Televisions
- Luxury Bath Amenities
- Work Desks
- Meeting Rooms
- 24-Hour Business Center
- Nature Reserve
- Active & Adventure
Reviews for Kimpton Shorebreak Hotel
We used to love the Kimpton ShoreBreak. Great location, friendly staff, and an incredibly run hotel. Not any more. We checked in yesterday with our three kids and our pups. We had a corner two-bedroom suite with an amazing balcony. That is where the positivity ended. As a hospitality consultant, I know I have a different lens than the regular traveler â€“ highs are higher and lows are lower â€“ but the lack of execution here at the Kimpton over the last 24 hours was ugly by anyones standard. As many people know, the Kimpton is known as a pet-friendly hotel, offering amenities such as dog beds, water/food bowls, and even a welcome treat for each pup. We were looking forward to these included amenities so did not pack them when we drove up from San Diego. We confirmed when making the reservation that these things would be provided, and the reservation agent happily assured that they would be. We reconfirmed at check-in. Nothing arrived for our pups after one hour post-check-in. We called again. Still nothing. We converted our ice bucket to a communal water bowl and had the pups eat their lunch off hand towels. In the meantime, we also had a clogged toilet and called for an engineer. again...no one came. I went directly to the front desk and spoke to the agent. The response was â€śWow, I called them and they said they would bring everything up.â€ť Really? Calling for it is one thing â€“ seeing it executed is another. Front desk agents who say things like that are lacking both training and enlightened leadership. I told him I would take the bowls up myself. He asked me how many. I said three, as I told him I had already converted my ice bucket to a water bowl. His response was â€śOh, ok.â€ť Another wrong answer. Noticing my displeasure, the right answer could have been some form of â€śSorry sir, Allow me to replace your ice bucket with a clean one and quickly get some water bowls for your pups.â€ť I know that may seem minor to many, but for those traveling with pets, its not so minor. By the way, we never did get the treats that were promisedâ€¦and I had to ask again for the engineer. He finally came again an hour later and unclogged the toilet, which quickly clogged again after I did a test flush with nothing in the bowl but water. We cut our losses and are using the toilet in the other bedroomâ€¦now being shared by 5 people. The coffee this morning was to be out by 6amâ€¦I was waiting on it with two other gentlemen. The overnight agent said â€śsheâ€™s working on it.â€ť It came out at 6:15â€¦I went back for a second cup at 7:00am and it was empty. I gave up and walked to the coffee shop next door. As a leadership and service consultant in hospitality, I can only suspect that there has been a recent change of leadership in this hotel at one or more levelsâ€¦and not a good change. The people that we interacted with were nice enough â€“ they simply seemed poorly trained on the fundamentals of service. As well, when execution is not a priority, it directly ties back to poor leadership. The fish rots from the head down. So disappointed. We really loved this place. Time to move back up the street to the Hyatt.
RoadWarriorSD - San Diego, California
When choosing a four star hotel I expect it to be semi decent. They have tried to make this into teenage hangout surfer beach hotel with rates at $300 a night I don't expect to sleep in a teenagers room. I get that it hotel is close to the beach but then they should not brand it a four star hotel. The decor is cheap surfer kitsch. Room is small and noisy. You have to stand up to switch off bedside lamps which are placed above headboard. There is no tub and shower is just a stretch of badly laid tiles across the wall. No design concept. Bathroom door is a sliding barn door that doesn't close and if you staying with someone is not pleasant. A desk shoved into the corner a closet big enough for your broom. Sure they bought most of decor at a "Ross for Less". The building is currently being renovated and large noisy workers are on the go till late at night. The view from room is of a house ready to collapse from neglect. No room for luggage. Had to put suitcase on it so we could pass. Stay as far as you can unless you a surfer looking for a wave and don't mind cheesy surfer decor at insanely high prices.
TravellingMan19866 - San Diego, California
Our arrival was a little confusing since we pulled into the parking garage off of 6th, only to find out the the overnight hotel valet off of 5th was cheaper than the garage parking. But the valet went and retrieved our car from the garage and didn't charge us for the hour we were in the garage. Check in was very friendly and easy, a giant jar of doggie biscuits sits on the counter for furry guests. Our son quickly spied the ping pong table and started playing. The courtyard has great fire pits for roasting smores at night, just ask at the front desk and they'll give you a smore kit. There is also a giant chess board. No pool or spa here, but the beach is very close and the front desk will loan out beach towels and chairs...but make sure you request beach chairs early as they do run out. Very easy walk to the pier and beach. We upgraded to a room with a king bed and fold out couch area, it was worth the extra space. Unfortunately the restaurant was closed for renovations. We did try room service and recommend the breakfast burrito. The only major downside for the price of our stay was not having a pool. The hilton and hyatt down the street both have pools and more amenities, but the shore break is much closer to the pier and main street area.
BellaLV - Las Vegas, NV
This is wonderful hotel tucked in the middle of Huntington Beach! It has a definite beach feel from the time you walk in the door. At check in, we were upgraded and with the help of Savy, we selected a wonderful room with a large living space seperate from the bedroom. The bathroom was stunning with a LARGE soaking tub that easily fit 2 people and seperate shower with 2 shower heads. The Restaurant looks as though it will be amazing, but it was under some construction that should be finished soon. Looking forward to trying it on my next visit. I will definitely be staying at the hotel going forward when I am in the Huntington Beach area. Wonderful hotel staff. Be sure to play a game of life size chess on the patio.
Adam D - Chicago, United States
I've stayed at the Shorebreak Hotel about a half dozen times over the past 3-4 years. It is in a great location directly across from the pier on Huntington Beach and located in the main shopping/restaurant downtown district. The hotel maintains the town's surfer/beach vibe. Like all Kimpton Hotel's, they offer a free afternoon wine happy hour. They also offer free beach towels, beach chairs, and bicycles that you can rent from the front deck. Also, they have an open-air patio in lobby with fire pits that are great to hang out at. The hotel restaurant was under renovation during our last visit (March 2017), but there are so many great restaurants within walking distance that it didn't really detract. Additionally, they still offered room service if you didn't want to go out for a bite. The only drawback to this hotel is also one of its greatest features. Since it is located next to the beach, that also means it is right next to the main street/highway that parallels the beach down the California coast. While I always upgrade to as oceanfront balcony room, there can be considerable street noise during the day and early evening hours. However, I quickly forget about the noise when I open the sliding door, step onto the balcony, and watch the morning surfers with a mug of coffee or the sunset with a glass of wine.
mwall04 - Burlington, Connecticut