Kimpton Shorebreak Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach, California

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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 Great boutique resort

Aug 15, 2022 23Traveler Las Vegas, Nevada

We decided to book the Kimpton in Huntington Beach after having a great experience at the Kimpton Surfcomber in Miami Beach in Feb. Are trip was centered around bringing our dog with us and this hotel was above our expectations! From the dog guest pictures posted, record player in room, beach accessories for use, and the s'more kits for the fire… Read more
We decided to book the Kimpton in Huntington Beach after having a great experience at the Kimpton Surfcomber in Miami Beach in Feb. Are trip was centered around bringing our dog with us and this hotel was above our expectations! From the dog guest pictures posted, record player in room, beach accessories for use, and the s'more kits for the fire pits, it was ll wonderful! The bar/restaurant had great drinks and food and was pet-friendly. The only area for improvement was staffing in the bar/restaurant, it took a while for drinks and food, definitely looked like they were short staffed. Thinking this is a current challenge for a lot of hospitality businesses right now. We will most definitely be back! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best hotel experience I have had from IHG group

Aug 15, 2022 dnhjewelry Little Rock, Arkansas

First off I want to say the level of service rivelrd many Intercontinental Hotels. Primarily because of front desk awesomeness Omar. Each new experience in the hotel from communication to new fun environments was a great discovery. The location of this property to some of the best restraunts in the area was amazing. Walking distance fyi. … Read more
First off I want to say the level of service rivelrd many Intercontinental Hotels. Primarily because of front desk awesomeness Omar. Each new experience in the hotel from communication to new fun environments was a great discovery. The location of this property to some of the best restraunts in the area was amazing. Walking distance fyi. I have never stayed at a property that sells itself less online than the actual experience. A true gem. Also don't forget to grab your nightly smores pack! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Well situated hotel with a quirky vibe

Aug 15, 2022 paulsM9582QH Lincoln, United Kingdom

Stayed for a few nights whilst on a 3 week road trip. The reception area was very cool with surf boards, yellow bikes and surfing films on display. The staff were amazing, I wish I had remembered a few names - but we did stop in 10 hotels!! I felt a little pressure to upgrade, you know the pitch - 'we've suddenly had a cancellation, would you like… Read more
Stayed for a few nights whilst on a 3 week road trip. The reception area was very cool with surf boards, yellow bikes and surfing films on display. The staff were amazing, I wish I had remembered a few names - but we did stop in 10 hotels!! I felt a little pressure to upgrade, you know the pitch - 'we've suddenly had a cancellation, would you like a bigger room for X bucks' but found the room we had reserved to be perfectly ok. We liked the bar area and ate there several times. We don't normally use hotel restaurants so they must be doing something right. Oh, I've just remembered - take that 'Pad Thai' off the menu as it wasn't authentic and got sent back right away. We noticed an old fashioned record player in our room, more of a novelty than anything but did appreciate the great coffee making facilities. Beware resort fees and parking fees - over $300 at checkout for a fully paid up reservation. I don't like this practice - but found it at most hotels. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The best hotel in Huntington Beach

Aug 10, 2022 sarahvyoung London, United Kingdom

By far the best hotel to stay in Huntington Beach. We stayed here for our honeymoon a few years ago and so glad we rebooked here. You can’t beat the location right next to the pier. The hotel is boutique and understated classy, but very relaxed. It’s really stylish with all the surfboard pictures and decor. They have thought of everything and lots… Read more
By far the best hotel to stay in Huntington Beach. We stayed here for our honeymoon a few years ago and so glad we rebooked here. You can’t beat the location right next to the pier. The hotel is boutique and understated classy, but very relaxed. It’s really stylish with all the surfboard pictures and decor. They have thought of everything and lots of lovely touches- from the happy hour drinks at 5pm, incredible 24 hour gym with the best equipment and machines, fruit juices and coffee available, a great restaurant, and a stunning outdoor courtyard with a giant chess set and table tennis. We received such a warm welcome on arrival and a special thank you to Danny who greeted us with a huge smile and welcomed us back. So friendly and exceptional service-just the person you need for front of house. We will definitely be coming back next year. We’ve been to California seven times and this is one of our favourite hotels to stay in. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best of the best! Perfect end to our looooong road trip

Aug 6, 2022 Artur K North Finchley, United Kingdom

We’ve booked 2 nights initially, but decided last minute to extend our stay and arrive a day earlier. We’ve booked an extra night with reservation team ( very good experience). Omar from reception team was very accommodating and ensure we can stay in the same room for all 3 nights! Amazing welcome, check in super quick and easy thanks to Omar .