Shorebreak, a Kimpton Hotel
What We Love
- SoCal's lovely weather
- 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
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.
How to Get There
Bright, surfy, friendly hotel. Very comfortable. Across the street from the beach and a pier that you can walk out and spot wildlife (pelicans, dolphins). Nice coffee set up in the lobby in the morning. Very dog friendly, and while we didn’t have our pup with us, it was nice to have the dog friendly vibe and polaroids of current guest dogs pinned up next to the front desk. It’s hard not to feel good while you’re here.
Overall great vibe. Sinply beautfiful decor, clean, and ease of access to so many locales. Would stay here again without a doubt. Try for deals but the front desk is also quite accommodating. This place is super pet friendly. Plenty of opportunities for alone time or socializing, along with plenty of space to do so. Our room is directly across from the water ; highly recommend the ocean view if available.
Price is high, but this is because we are here from the east coast. Comparatively, the price is reasonable. Truth is, I can’t put a price on the experiences I have had since my family and I landed here ♥️
I have stayed here twice... great Huntington beach location, walking to tons of shops, restaurants, shopping, mall and the beach.
The hotel tends to be trendy with a nice bar scene and impressive drink selection. The rooms are good size. I was upgraded to the corner room with balcony.
There are many beach communities in California, but we love Huntington Beach. One of the reasons we travel there annually is because we love the Shorebreak. We love the vibrancy, the welcoming attitude of the staff ❤ (they like our dogs) and the perfect location across the street from the beach and pier, and with numerous restaurants, bars, and shops surrounding the hotel. They have a great hospitality hour with plenty of room for socializing. They also have a great patio with firepits, games and lots of seating.
Impromptu family gathering in HB and we used the shorebreak as out hotel. Great service, nice rooms and easy walking to EVERYWHERE you need and want to go. In hotel bar/restaurant was also a fun central location to recharge and meet up. Free bikes available for beach cruising which is highly recommended.