Modern and chic embody the ambiance of the Shore Hotel. The location is unbeatable, situated right in front of the Santa Monica pier. There is a variety of restaurants and bars just steps away. Shopping is also just around the corner on the 3rd Street Promenade. If your looking to relax inside, there are several places to lounge: outside by the fire pits, in the heated pool, or the lobby with incredible views of the beach. The California sunset should not be missed! Starting at about 6:00 PM in the spring. The colors are a "must capture" for photographers! I was very pleased to find that the Shore Hotel lived up to the positive reviews. In a place like LA, many times the value does not meet the quality. I can say that the Shore Hotel exceeded my expectations, at an unbeatable value. Based on the service, ambiance and location, I would recommend it to those looking for an enjoyable, relaxing experience in Santa Monica.