Kimpton Shorebreak Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach, California Coast

Virgin rating

The hotel

Undoubtedly hip, the Kimpton Shorebreak Huntington Beach perfectly captures the sun-drenched spirit of California, complete with surf-inspired décor that complements this enviable beachfront location. Although relaxed, service is of the highest standard, and guest rooms boast plenty of home-from-home amenities (including your own record player!) as well as a balcony from which to admire ocean or city views. The Pacific Hideaway Restaurant and Bar may offer a casual vibe, but it’s serious on food! Very popular with locals and guests alike, authentic coastal cuisine will delight, as will handcrafted cocktails sure to get you in that Californian mood. The ‘living room’ lounge is a great place to relax awhile before dinner, swapping tales of the day’s beach adventures. Alternatively, as the sun sets, head to the Deck, a private courtyard for guests use only with multiple fire pits to keep you snug! There's activities galore, with Sunday yoga classes, a range of beach amenities on-hand, and a daily social hour, and guests can also head to the state-of-the-art fitness centre, open 24-hours.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Valet parking
  • Beachfront location
  • Close to Beach

Where is it

On ‘The Strand’ promenade in downtown Huntington Beach, the only hotel to enjoy such an enviable location. Cafes, boutiques and restaurants are just minutes away. Transfer time from Los Angeles International Airport: 40 minutes.

Hotel information

157 rooms on 4 floors in 1 building. All with air-conditioning, spacious work area with desk, oversized shower, bathrobes, luxury bath amenities, record player, sound machine, LCD flatscreen TV with HD channels, full stocked gourmet honor bar, yoga mat, umbrella, hairdryer, and a personal safe.


1 King Essential rooms feature a balcony with neighbourhood views and 1 x king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

2 x Queen Essential Ocean View rooms feature a balcony with ocean views and 2 x queen-size beds, sleeping a maximum of 4 adults.


1 x King Premium Oceanfront rooms are more spacious, and feature ocean views from the balcony, with 1 x king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.


2 x Queen Premium Oceanfront rooms are more spacious, featuring ocean views from the balcony and 2 x queen-sized beds sleeping a maximum of 4 adults. 


1 x King Suite Living Area City View rooms have a separate living area and courtyard views, with 1 x king-size bed and 1 x sofa bed sleeping maximum 4 adults.


1 x King Suite Living Area Ocean View rooms are as above, with ocean views and 1 x king-size bed and 1 x sofa bed sleeping maximum 4 adults.


1 x King Suite Living Area Oceanfront rooms are larger than the other king suites, with a separate living area and oceanfront views, as well as a separate soaking tub and walk-in shower in the bathroom. 1 x king-size bed and 1 x sofa bed sleeping maximum 4 adults.


2 x Queen Suite Oceanfront rooms are the largest suite, with a separate living area, 2 x queen-size beds in the bedroom area, and 1 x sofa bed, sleeping maximum 6 adults.

Pacific Hideaway (Cocktails, Latin-American and Asian fusion, with outdoor patio, open for dine-in and take-out). Private dining spaces are available to hire, perfect for special occasions.

Yoga class on Sundays. 15% discount on in-room spa services with hotel spa partner. Children's scooters available for complimentary use during your stay. Hosted evening social hour, 5-6pm daily. Complimentary morning coffee and tea, 6-10am daily. Beach amenities* available (surfboard storage, beach cruisers, custom ice chests, beach chairs, children's beach toys, volleyballs). 24-hour gym, including Peloton Bike alongside a range of weight and cardio equipment. Access to The Deck, a private courtyard with fire pits.

In-room dining. Essential travel items available on request. Valet parking*. 24-hour business centre with laptop stations and printer. ATM. Full concierge and personal assistant services.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating After a terrible experience, Shorebreak won me over

May 10, 2022 SonomaFav Nevada

Last year, we booked a 1 night stay at Shorebreak. After horrendous traffic and a baby crying most of the way, we were looking forward to getting to our hotel room. When we got to our room we realized that it was the wrong booking as we needed a suite because of the baby. I also asked for a coffee maker and they were all checked out. Although… Read more
Last year, we booked a 1 night stay at Shorebreak. After horrendous traffic and a baby crying most of the way, we were looking forward to getting to our hotel room. When we got to our room we realized that it was the wrong booking as we needed a suite because of the baby. I also asked for a coffee maker and they were all checked out. Although I was upset, there was no point in spoiling the rest of our stay. Until...our bags didn't make it to our room. I was headed to the front desk when I encountered an employee (Omar M) in the elevator. He asked me how my stay was going and I burst into tears. I told him everything about our travel and what happened. When we got to the front desk, I saw all of our bags on a valet cart next to the lobby where everything was busy. Someone could have easily stolen our bags. At that point I couldn't stop crying. Omar M. tried to console me and said that he would do everything possible to make sure the rest of our stay was salvaged. He got us a coffee machine and a bottle of wine and he sincerely apologized on behalf of the hotel. He told us that we should give Shorebreak another chance and let us know when we come back. A few weeks ago, we did come back. Omar remembered us and was able to upgrade our room and got us another bottle of wine! He was so attentive and kind to us and it really made us feel special. This time, were were able to learn about all the offerings at the hotel like coffee in the AM, wine happy hour, smores kit etc. The experience was night and day. To be fair, when we came last year, CA just opened back up from COVID restrictions and many families needed to get away. The hotel was overbooked and it was clear that they were struggling to keep up with service during the demand that day. I couldn't even remember what the hotel lobby looked like because of so many people. This time, we were able to take advantage of all their offerings. And when I booked, the website brought me to a third party booking service probably from another country and I don't believe the person taking my reservation understood my request. If it wasn't for Omar, we would have never given Shorebreak another chance. I am so glad he convinced us to come back. We look forward to staying at Shorebreak whenever we want to visit the beach. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Staff, Vibe & Location

May 10, 2022 Robert K California

David, Laura (front office manager) and all the staff for that matter had a great attitude. Great location, cool digs…very So Cal look and feel. Close to shopping, pier and beach. Fire pits, oversized chess and free happy hour. I’ll be back.
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May 10, 2022 Trishakihne

This place is so amazing!!! Family friendly will make your vacation 100X better staying here!! Foosball, ping pong, bean bags, firepits, smores and free drinks and meeting new people from 5 to 6!!! Super clean and super nice!! Rooms are amazing decor is so cute !! Great location great shopping and restaurants within walking distance and the beach… Read more
This place is so amazing!!! Family friendly will make your vacation 100X better staying here!! Foosball, ping pong, bean bags, firepits, smores and free drinks and meeting new people from 5 to 6!!! Super clean and super nice!! Rooms are amazing decor is so cute !! Great location great shopping and restaurants within walking distance and the beach steps away!! Dont worry about your bikes, skateboards, one wheels you can bring them right to your room so you dont have to worry about them!! The staff is so so so so friendly!!! Alex Keani and Derek are amazing!! This is a must stay place hands down!! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Stylish, fresh and fantastic

May 9, 2022 SharyH-R Vienna, Austria

I adore this hotel and have only good things about it. The staff is friendly and caring, the food is outstanding and the design concept is amazing! Couldn't have picked a better place to celebrate really.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Super dope

May 8, 2022 treveng2022

Keani was the best attendant. She was super kind and helpful getting us into our room and listened to all our needs! For sure will come again because of her. Make sure to ask for keani when you get here