Rate based on Check-in: Nov 23, 2014 Check-out: Nov 24, 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
110 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. This boutique lifestyle beachfront hotel in downtown Huntington Beach, CA, located along the California coastline, and is the only hotel located near the intersection of Main Street and Pacific Coast Highway. All of the 157 guestrooms of the property offer breathtaking contemporary design with distinctive beach flair and uncompromising attention to detail. 
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 and a 24-hour business center with laptop stations. The property also features spacious meeting spaces that can host corporate events as well as social gatherings such as family get-together and weddings.

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
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Service animals allowed

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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.

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.

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.

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 (110)

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

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
110 out of 110
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

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Salt Lake City, UT
Jun 14, 2010

Great Location near Beach

Really enjoyed the stay at this hotel. The location is great - right across the street from the Huntington Beach Pier and near the main street where there were plenty of restaurants and clubs to choose from. The staff was always helpful and friendly. The room had a great view of the beach and the ocean. The family loved it. The only negative is the cost of parking. We had to pay $36 for two nights in the parking garage. After that we found a spot on the street for free.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
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

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Milford, CT
Jan 10, 2011

Beautiful location; excellent service

My 20 year old son transferred schools to Santa Ana and I went out to help him set up his apartment. I stayed at The Shorebreak since it was right on the beach and I was not disappointed. The room was lovely, the service very good and the front desk staff extremely friendly. Huntington Beach is beautiful and I look forward to returning as soon as I can.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

There are any number of places to eat within walking distance.

Review of Shorebreak Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Lordship, Ct
Jun 28, 2009

Shorebreak Hotel, Huntington Beach, Ca

The hotel staff at the front desk were above average, very helpful. The room was small, only one chair at the desk. It would of been nice to have a table & chairs if you order room service for food, or a table & chais on the terrace. Housekeeping was not good, we stayed a week and some days they didn't make the bed or clean the room, didn't replace soap,lotion or replace coffee. Parking was expensive $24.00 per day, internet $9.95 per day. Bed was comfortable, linens were above average. Locaton was great, could walk to restuarants and stores, and the hotel is across from the beach.

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

Business

Review of Shorebreak Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Cheap Room = Bad Room at this hotel!
Business
Dana Point,CA
Dec 25, 2009

Grest Location - Near Beach and Shopping

Business + Pleasure

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Lots of restaurants and shopping + board walk on the beach

Review of Shorebreak Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
daxattack
Business
arizona
Jun 15, 2009

great beds

it was great to stay somewhere when you walk out the door and you have the beach, food, and shopping all within walking distance. the beds at this hotel were fab. the only thing lacking was there was no hot tub.

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

Business

Review of Shorebreak Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
FL Ken
Business
Southwest FL
Jun 15, 2009

Very New & 1st class

Very close - walking distance to Main Street & pier / beach. Liked it a lot.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Car parking is a problem. You can find street parking (non-metered) if you are lucky.The hotel has valet car parking @ $24 per day. The public parking garage is max $10 per day but restarts every time you enter the garage. It only takes a few hours to get up to $10 max. If you come and go 3 times a day, go with the hotel valet parking.

Review of Shorebreak Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
OC, CA
Jul 5, 2009

Fantastic location

This is a brand new hotel right across the street from the beach. It is a beautiful hotel but a little quirky. The entrance is upstairs, so if you have surf boards or bikes you have to schlep them upstairs to only bring them back downstairs with an attendant to lock them up. There is a lovely courtyard with several fire pits,a very relaxing setting.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: In Hotel

park in the public parking lot.

Review of Shorebreak Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Nick K..
Business
Washington, DC
Jun 13, 2014

Great Hotel With Great View of the Beach

Very clean and modern looking hotel. We got the water front room. The view was OK, but the window was a bit small, and didn't open. So, considering that we had to pay over $270/night, it might not be worth it to get the water front rooms that don't have a terrace. The rooms that had a beach front terrace were over $330/night. I believe their rooms are a bit over-priced in general. The beach is a short walk from the hotel, and there are tons of restaurants and shops within walking distance. The hotel really has the best location in Huntington Beach. The staff were very nice and welcoming as well. So, overall, we had a good experience. Again, the things we didn't like were the small (and not so clean) window in the room, and the high price.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Three good restaurants nearby that we liked were: - The Zimzala restaurant at the Shorebreak Hotel - Duke's - Sugar Shack Cafe

Review of Shorebreak Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Travails
Business
Seattle, WA
Jul 15, 2014

Bright and cheerful at the beach

Overall, we enjoyed our stay at the Shorebreak. The location is excellent (across from the pier) and in the middle of dining and shopping. The hotel is modern, bright and welcoming. The reception area is clean and open - on the 2nd floor and adjacent to the hotel restaurant/bar. The front desk staff was helpful and friendly. They made us feel welcome - as a good start to our stay. This is a pet-friendly hotel, and we saw a lot of furry friends on the grounds. We didn't however, see any fur, stains or residue from accidents anywhere on the property. It's clean. Our room was much larger than we anticipated. While not huge, it was roomier than the majority of boutique hotels we've had in the past. The furniture was in good repair and the decor was surf - themed, but understated. Our bed was comfortable and the linens were new. The a/c unit worked great, though was quite loud. If you're a light sleeper, consider ear plugs (and maybe a glass of wine). The iPod docking station didn't work, but everything else did, including the huge flat screen TV! The bathroom was also surprisingly roomy and stocked with good quality towels and Lather branded toiletries. The only negatives about the bathroom were the horrible odor emanating from the drain, which seemed to get activated once the shower was running; and the mold stains in the grout. We ordered room service twice for breakfast and the food was excellent. It was delivered promptly and was cheerfully by staff. Try the upside down banana pancakes - they're delicious. The hotel offers valet parking for $27+ a day. We took advantage of street parking one night, which was not hard to find after 11 pm. The hotel doesn't offer free wi fi- neither in room nor in common areas. If you choose to use their wi-fi service, there are three plans available, ranging from $14.95 to $16.95 depending on the desired connection speed. So, go for the $14.95 plan if you're on a budget and want a slow connection. Who offers tiers of speed for wi fi connection? Who even charges for it anymore? But I digress - just a pet peeve. Everything else was great.

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

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

The area by the pier is heaven for 20-somethings who are into the bar scene. Lots of "hey bro" and girls wearing bikinis carrying $500 handbags. Good people watching.

Review of Shorebreak Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
mastercraft
Business
Washington
Aug 9, 2014

great location

fantastic helpful staff..didn't like how they put a $150 hold on your credit card

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

breakfast at Zimzala is the best

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