Rate based on Check-in: Sep 28, 2014 Check-out: Sep 29, 2014

Shorebreak Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel

4 stars
500 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.3
out of 5
109 reviews
the best!!!!!

you can"t get a better location than the shorebreak. the rooms are fantastic, the staff is the best... See full review

  • first down
  • Aug 23, 2014
awesome location!

Fun hotel, well maintained with nice decor. The location was fantastic and the staff very friendly.... See full review

  • Midwest Mary
  • May 19, 2014
Inspired boutique hotel just a short walk away from the ocean
Shorebreak Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel puts visitors right next to Southern California's original tourist attraction: the Pacific Ocean. Shorebreak Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel is a boutique lifestyle beachfront hotel in downtown Huntington Beach, CA. The hotel's 157 guestrooms offer breathtaking contemporary design with distinctive beach flair and uncompromising attention to detail. Shorebreak Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel is located along the California coastline, and is the only hotel located near the intersection of Main Street and Pacific Coast Highway.
Highlights
  • The first hotel in "The Strand," a new development near Huntington Beach Pier
  • Adjacent to Zimzala Restaurant and Bar, featuring California comfort food
  • Fitness center with yoga studio
  • Access to The Deck, a private courtyard with multiple fire pits
  • Lanai Suite featuring patio, panoramic ocean views, chaise lounge chairs and hammocks
Rooms

Shorebreak Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel in Huntington Beach offers a wide variety of room and suite configurations to suit all groups. Visitors can choose from five categories: City/Courtyard View, Partial Ocean View, Waterfront View, Panoramic Suite and Lanai Two-Bedroom Suite.

 

All beautifully appointed rooms at Shorebreak Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel feature contemporary artwork, fine Italian bed linens, plush bathrobes, luxurious bath amenities, an executive desk and credenza, flat-panel high-definition televisions, high-speed Wireless Internet access (fees apply), iPod docking stations, free gourmet coffee and tea, stocked refreshment centers and available in-room dining.

Features

Guest services at Shorebreak Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel include the hotel's own hip, stylish Zimzala Restaurant and Bar, a fitness center with yoga studio, access to The Deck, a private courtyard with multiple fire pits, a 24-hour business center with laptop stations, spacious meeting space foyers, lobbies and pre-function space.

 

Human visitors won't be the only ones who love the hotel's seaside location and panoramic ocean views, as Shorebreak Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel welcomes pets and dogs run free along nearby Dog Beach.

Transportation
  • Orange County/John Wayne Airport: 13 mi/27 km
  • Los Angeles International Airport: 37 mi/59 km
Attractions
  • International Surfing Museum: 2 mi/3 km
  • Mesa Verde Country Club: 2 mi/3 km
  • Costa Mesa Golf Course: 3 mi/4 km
  • Disneyland: 12 mi/19 km
  • Anaheim GardenWalk: 19 mi/30 km
Business
  • 8,000 square feet of meeting space
  • Meeting service staff
  • High-speed WiFi available (fees apply)

Shorebreak Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel Rooms

WATERFRONT VIEW - 2 QUEEN BEDS
Waterfront View 2 Queen Beds - Enjoy full ocean views from this spacious Guestroom. Waterfront Guestrooms are directly facing Huntington Beach with view of the pier. Private balcony. Surf city inspired Huntington Beach style decor. 2 Queen Beds.
WATERFRONT VIEW - 1 KING BED
Waterfront View 1 King Bed - Enjoy full ocean views from this spacious Guestroom. Waterfront Guestrooms are directly facing Huntington Beach with views of the pier. Private balcony. Surf city inspired Huntington Beach style decor. 1 King Bed.
CITY COUTYARD VIEW - 2 DOUBLE BEDS
City Courtyard View 2 Double Beds- Spacious guestroom with lovely views of the hotel's interior courtyard with fire places or neighborhood views. Surf city inspired Huntington Beach style decor. 2 Double Beds.
CITY COURTYARD VIEW - 1 QUEEN BED
City Courtyard View 1 Queen Bed - Spacious guestroom with lovely views of the hotel's interior courtyard with fire places or neighborhood views. Surf city inspired Huntington Beach style decor. 1 Queen Bed.
CITY COURTYARD VIEW - 1 KING BED
City Courtyard View 1 King Bed - Spacious guestroom with lovely views of the hotel's interior courtyard with fire places or neighborhood views. Surf city inspired Huntington Beach style decor. 1 King Bed.
CITY COURYARD VIEW SUITE - 1 KING BED
City Courtyard View Suite 1 King Bed - Spacious guestroom with lovely views of the hotel's interior courtyard with fire places or neighborhood views. Surf city inspired Huntington Beach style decor. 1 King Bed.
PARTIAL OCEAN VIEW - 2 DOUBLE BEDS
Partial Ocean View 2 Double Beds - Spacious Guestrooms with ocean views from your private balcony. Surf city inspired Huntington Beach style decor. 2 Double Beds.
PARTIAL OCEAN VIEW SUITE - 1 KING BED
Partial Ocean View Suite 1 King Bed - Spacious suite with separate living room area and ocean views from your private balcony. Surf city inspired Huntington Beach style decor. 1 King Bed.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Non Smoking
General
Non Smoking
Concierge
Pet friendly
Activities
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

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Reviewer score 3.3 out of 5

Hotel Map

33.6579 -118.0029
Area served
Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Long Beach, Costa Mesa, Fountian Valley, Anaheim, Irvine.
Nearby airports
Orange County (SNA) - 13.00 Miles, Long Beach (LBG) - 15.00 Miles, Los Angeles (LAX) - 37.00 Miles
Area description
Shorebreak Hotel is located just off the beach where the Pacific Coast Highway meets the Huntington Beach Pier. Located in a new development known as "The Strand," Shorebreak Hotel will be the first full-service, luxury boutique hotel on the waterfront in Huntington Beach and the only hotel located in downtown Huntington Beach. This ideal location is well suited to both business and leisure travelers.

Dining

Zimzala Restaruant
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Zimzala complements the active beach lifestyle. Breakfast at Zimzala is the perfect start to an active day at the beach. Begin with one of our fresh juices or smoothies, then enjoy an array of frittatas, French toasts, warm healthful cereals, and house-baked pastries. Express barista service is offered at the bar during the early morning hours.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Complemented by breathtaking oceanfront vistas amidst an energetic downtown beach setting, Shorebreak Hotel is the perfect locale from which to entertain, reward, inspire and create.From executive retreats to corporate sales meetings, Shorebreak Hotel is a superb choice for meetings and events of consequence. Beautiful surroundings, state-of-the-art technology, and an experienced support staff make any banquet, meeting, or seminar an unforgettable experience. Shorebreak's extensive facilities include 8,000 square feet of total function space, including a stunning 3,000 square foot ballroom. Highlights include a private dining room with wraparound terrace; an interior courtyard terrace with outdoor fire pits, corner boardroom suites, and an executive business center.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1600
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (109)

Ratings and reviews for Shorebreak Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
109 out of 109
Amenities:
4.1
Room cleanliness:
4.6
Hotel staff:
4.6
Room comfort:
4.5
Location:
4.9
Value:
4

93% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Shorebreak Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
nutsinabutt
Surrey, BC
Apr 12, 2010

Best Location, Best Price!

GOOD + Prime location in the heart of Huntington Beach, at Main + Pacific Coast Hwy. + Everything within walking distance (CVS in the next building) + Incredible rate compared to smaller hotels in the area + Immaculately clean, brand new room + Staff is super friendly! + Spa-quality shampoo/conditioner/body wash provided in bathroom (I brought along Dove and Pantene; it surpasses both quality wise, so leave your little bottles at home) + Complimentary coupon for in-house lounge Zimzala included SO-SO - Zimzala a bit overpriced for my taste - The fire-pits in the courtyard run on gas, not a real bonfire; only a minor detail but doesn't look as pretty as it could NOT SO GOOD - When I checked out their system was down (it was 3:00am, nobody else around), so I was told my invoice would be e-mailed. Haven't received the invoice yet, but so far nothing is wrong. WOULD I COME BACK? Absolutely.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

Swap meet on Sunday at Golden West Dr. (just 15 min. north)

Review of Shorebreak Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
MilTraveler
Long Beach, Ca
Apr 5, 2010

A Decent place

The rooms were very nice, and the bathrooms were huge. There was a few problems that made my stay not great. The area is pretty much all controlled parking, so your stuck paying 24 dollars to have your car valeted (there is no self park at the hotel) which is actually pretty steep for the area.While trying to check in, they acted as though i had no reservation, after which i explained i used [...], and they had me sit for 20 minutes on some very odd chairs in the middle of the lobby until they were able to find the reservation. After which they basically said the wait clearly wasnt their fault but was a technology thing. So then the rooms view was off a wall, pretty crummy in my book since it was suppose to be one of their better rooms (i mean i paid more for it). But the worst part of the stay was the noise! It was literally like being back in my house growing up with my sisters. Loud noises from above, like someone is jumping from the beds to the ground, all night randomnly. Then it was like everyone in the hotel purposedly walked heavily so that noise was pretty constant. And always was the horde of little girls walking by your room loudly talking. To be clear, this wasnt just during the day, it was all throughout the night till i fell asleep at about 2 am. It was all pretty riduclous.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
2
Review of Shorebreak Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Staten Island, NY
Apr 4, 2010

You Must Stay Here

There is no better place to stay in Huntington Beach than the Shorebreak. The location is exceptional, directly across from the beach and within an easy walk of all shops and restaurants, yet it still manages to be quiet and unharried. The hotel is a bit tricky to spot at first because the entrance is on a side street, and the lobby is actually on the second floor. However, that lobby is huge and open and airy with a true California feel. There are three sitting areas, so it's a great place to gather. And the rooms? Lovely! Each one (I saw three) is a tiny bit different in its set-up, but all have crisp, white-sheeted beds and downy comforters that make you feel as if you're sleeping on a cloud. Bathrooms are modern and immaculate. The staff could not have been friendlier or more helpful, and we enjoyed the hotel restaurant the one time we breakfasted there. The only thing that surprised us was discovering the hotel to be pet-friendly. We didn't know this when we booked our trip, but it turned out not to be a problem because the rooms were truly immaculate.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Shorebreak Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Totally thrilled
Denver, CO
Mar 29, 2010

Awesome experience

Staff was super friendly and gave us an upgrade. Also made us aware of what was going on around town (street fair and taco Tuesday, etc...). Our room overlooked the pier. Room was very modern and cool. Great deep tub and dueling heads in the shower. Comfortable bed and great t.v. Location was perfect. Overall, truly awesome.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

One block off of Main in Huntington Beach. Very short walk to the main entertainment, restaurants, beach, etc...

Review of Shorebreak Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Rancho Cucamonga, Ca
Feb 16, 2010

A weekend getaway

The overall location and decor of the hotel was perfect! THe only issues we had was the noise from the "meachanical" room across the hall from our room, the unfriendly and rude bartenders and the view from our room was not a courtyard view as we requested. Aside from those things, the hotel was very nice! The outdoor courtyard/patio is awesome! I would stay again...

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Shorebreak Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
CO
Feb 15, 2010

GREAT LOCATION, WONDERFUL TIME

THE SHOPS AND RESTAURANTS WERE SO CLOSE. WALKED TO BEACH AND PIER. GREAT NIGHT LIFE A BLOCK AWAY!!! CAN'T WAIT TO GO BACK!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Shorebreak Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Half marathon Granny
Redlands, CA
Feb 9, 2010

My stay at Shorebreak Hotel

We went to walk in the Surf City USA Marathon so the hotel was a perfect location. We were able to get late check out and had a great stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Wahoo taco was great, Buca Di Beppo was close, and many places in walking distance

Review of Shorebreak Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
A.L.
Los Angeles, CA
Jan 25, 2010

Great Stay, Wonderful Service

We had a beautiful ocean view room with a little balcony, the courtyard view would have been very nice, too. The courtyard had 3 fire pits and they were so welcoming. The front desk staff was very friendly and the location was perfect. Walking distance to restaurants/nightlife and right across the street from the beach.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: In Hotel

Dine with caution. The food was great but service was exceptionally slow. Maybe room service is the best option for Zimzala.

Review of Shorebreak Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Seattle, WA
Jan 21, 2010

great location, cool decor, friendly

Great location across PCH from the beach. Right in the middle of downtown Huntington Beach. Lots of shopping and restaurants nearby (but no need to venture out since the hotel restaurant is excellent). Exudes surfer cool. Very hip decor. Staff is super friendly, polite and helpful. Rooms are not large, but perfectly adequate in size for a 4 star hotel. Amenities and food are 5 star. Definitely the place to stay in Huntington Beach or Newport Beach.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Shorebreak Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
long beach, ca
Jan 17, 2010

weekend celebration

The hotel has a great location because its close to all the bars on main street.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
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