Location on The Strand, a hip shopping district, and near Main Street and the Pacific Coast Highway
"The Deck" an interior courtyard with cozy firepits
Most rooms have full or partial views of the Pacific Ocean
Just 20 minutes from Orange County’s John Wayne Airport and a half-hour drive from Disneyland
What To Know
Watersports equipment can be booked through hotel’s “beach butlers”
This is an extremely dog-friendly hotel
Noise from the Pacific Coast Highway is audible in some rooms
A $25 resort fee per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
Parking on site
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Breezy SoCal beach pad with an alfresco lounge, Mediterranean restaurant and buzzy bar on the Strand
Opened in 2009, Shorebreak, a Kimpton hotel, fits right in with its sun-kissed surroundings. Shorebreak sits on The Strand, a hip promenade of beach-centric shops, restaurants and bars, and along Huntington Beach, known as Surf City USA, a coastal destination straight out of The Endless Summer that abuts miles of sandy beachfront. The 157 guestrooms start on the small side, but each opens to a private terrace or balcony that overlooks "The Deck," an interior courtyard, or the beach. Rooms are bathed in sunshine, highlighting an airy color palate with understated motifs of surfboards and ocean artwork. Public spaces carry on the surfer-chic mood. “The Deck” is a chill outdoor lounge space with three firepits, and the hotel’s Zimzala — surfer slang for a free spirit content with the sand between their toes — serves coastal Mediterranean cuisine, like Moroccan chicken tagine or Carlsbad mussels. The restaurant also has a “living room” lounge, a semi-exhibition kitchen and an outdoor patio space. At Zimzala’s bar, the relaxed happy hour stretches from 3 to 7 p.m. every day — plenty of time to drink in those glorious SoCal sunsets.
In the Area
Do as the Southern Californians do. At Shorebreak there are on-site fitness facilities and a yoga studio, and when you’re ready to head out, one of the hotel’s “beach butlers” will arrange for bicycles, kites or surfboards. Not only is the Shorebreak extremely pet-friendly, but one of the few beaches in the area where dogs can run free, appropriately nicknamed Dog Beach, is less than a mile down the coast. If the cozy firepits of the hotel’s courtyard aren’t enough for you, Huntington Beach is one of the few beaches in the region with firepits open for public use. Wood can be purchased from local grocery stores; arrive early to snag one of these popular beach bonfire spots. Huntington Beach is also home to the International Surfing Museum, where you can see one of Duke Kahanamoku’s original hardwood surfboards, the camera used to film The Endless Summer, and vintage photos and posters. Luckily, from a stay at Shorebreak, you're stationed on the beach but within easy day-trip distance to Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm or Catalina Island and more family-friendly attractions just inland.
Shorebreak, a Kimpton Hotel
500 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, California 92648
How to Get There
Flights are available to Orange County Airport (SNA), Long Beach Airport (LGB) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) from major U.S. cities on a variety of carriers. The property does not offer airport transfers. Taxis are approximately $25 per taxi to/from SNA, $35 to/from LGB and $65 to/from LAX. If you’re driving or renting a car, valet parking is available for $27 per night.