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“Very stylish but nice anyway.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kimpton Shorebreak Hotel

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Kimpton Shorebreak Hotel
Ranked #2 of 20 Hotels in Huntington Beach
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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47 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Very stylish but nice anyway.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2012

The location is excellent, the parking is expensive (but necessary) however if you are a member of Joie de Vivre they have great deals, which we used (and I think the membership is free). The room was nicely done, the ambience and the restaurant a little overly stylish (they are playing at environmentalist this year - ie fancy imported BOTTLED water on your pillow instead of chocolate!) but all the people, including the wait staff at the restaurant, were very approachable and friendly and real. Although our trip was for business, the hotel and the beach across the street made it seem like a vacation! The plethora of gray-haired surfers were really fun to watch.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank lezro
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pfrechette42, Manager at Kimpton Shorebreak Hotel, responded to this review, 7 February 2012
To lezro,

It is always nice to hear that someone traveling on business felt like it was vacation. That is a definite "win" in our book. Thank you for the wonderful comments regarding your stay and the staff. The next time you come out on business or vacation, keep us in mind.

Take care,

Paul J. Frechette
Assistant General Manager
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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2012

Loved it! GREAT service and the location can't be beat. Huge rooms; very comfortable. Nice property in general. The extras like beach chairs & towels at no extra charge are much appreciated. I HIGHLY recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: Ask for a room that isn't overlooking the terrace. Got a bit noisy, but not excessively so.
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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pfrechette42, Manager at Kimpton Shorebreak Hotel, responded to this review, 7 February 2012
Dear ColoChick_11 ,

I love your screen name. Go Broncos!!! Thanks for posting a great review on Shorebreak. Be sure to come back and visit us during the summer.

Paul J. Frechette
Assistant General Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2012

This is the greatest location in Huntington, on the Strand for shopping and right on the water. The ocean view suites are well worth it!

Very hipster surfer decor, but not pretentious at all, like the city itself. Have stayed here 4 times, each time the service has improved. With laid back SoCal, sometimes you get laid back service. However, always friendly, genuinely happy seeming people working there.

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Seattle
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2012

I cant say it enough...this is my favorite hotel in CA!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MadronaSeattle
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pfrechette42, Manager at Kimpton Shorebreak Hotel, responded to this review, 7 February 2012
To MadronaSeattle,

Short and sweet. Obviously you have been here a few times. Keep posting these great reviews, we love it. If you do come back, please come to the desk and ask for me, so I can get a chance to meet you. I love getting to know our frequent guests.

Hopefully we will see you again really soon.

Paul J. Frechette
Assistant General Manager
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Munich, Germany
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29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2012

english: We stayed at Shorebreak 6 nights during our vacation in Oct. 2011. The stuff has been outstanding. The room was clean and we had a wonderful view at the ocean. Service, if it was in the area of valet parking, at the reception, the cleaning stuff, or also in the restaurant area, has been better than expected. We was fully satisfied and will be back ... promised :-)

deutsch: Wir verbrachten hier 6 Nächte während unseres Califorien-Urlaubs im Oktober 2011. Der Service war überdurchschnittlich, egal in welchem Bereich. Wir wurden mit einer Herzlichkeit empfangen und behandelt, die nicht aufgesetzt sondern ehrlich war. Wir kommen sicherlich wieder, versprochen :-)

Andy und Kerstin

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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pfrechette42, Manager at Kimpton Shorebreak Hotel, responded to this review, 7 February 2012
Dear Andy,

Thank you for the ind words regarding your 6 night stay with us. It was so nice to hear that the services were beyond your expectation. I will also take you up on that promise of coming back.

On behalf of Joie De Vivre Hospitality, thank you!

Paul J. Frechette
Assistant General Manager
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Property: Kimpton Shorebreak Hotel
Address: 500 Pacific Coast Highway, 5th & PCH, Huntington Beach, CA 92648-5032 (Formerly Shorebreak Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel)
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Region: United States > California > Orange County > Huntington Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Huntington Beach
#2 Romantic Hotel in Huntington Beach
#2 Luxury Hotel in Huntington Beach
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Huntington Beach
#3 Business Hotel in Huntington Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €€€
Hotel Class:4 star — Kimpton Shorebreak Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 157
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The ultimate Southern California beach experience with a contemporary twist. Shorebreak Hotel combines the relaxed, sun-drenched spirit of the Orange County coastline with edgy modern accents. The only hotel located near the iconic intersection of Main Street and Pacific Coast Highway, Shorebreak situates you at the center of eclectic shopping, dining, and entertainment…all within earshot of crashing ocean waves. A singular boutique hotel experience. ... more   less 
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