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Review: Kimpton Shorebreak Hotel in Surf City, USA

The Kimpton Shorebreak Hotel, located in Huntington Beach on the Pacific Coast Highway, is perfect for exploring the surrounding area shops, restaurants, beach and the pier.  The surfer-stylish, upscale boutique hotel has a laid-back vibe with great amenities and a prime location across from the beach - you can't stay any closer to famous Huntington Beach than here!

What You Need to Know:

The Kimpton Shorebreak is located on the Pacific Coast Highway, just across from the beach and the Huntington Beach Pier.

The area surrounding the hotel is really pedestrian-friendly, close to restaurants, shopping and the beach.  The International Surfing Museum and the Huntington Beach Art Center are both within a mile of the hotel as well.

Hotel Amenities:
The main lobby is located on the second level of the building - you'll need to take the stairs or elevator from the ground floor surfboard storage area.

On this main level, featuring a relaxed coastal vibe, you'll find an open-air patio with firepits, restaurant/bar, fitness center and games such as foosball and table tennis.

Pacific Hideaway, the Kimpton Shorebreak’s on-site restaurant, has a laid-back atmosphere that complements the beach town and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.  There is also a bar where guests can enjoy a cocktail.

Other great complimentary amenities include:

  • Morning Coffee & Tea Service
  • Hosted Evening Wine Hour
  • Pet Amenities
  • "Forgot It, We've Got It Amenities"
  • Kimpton Kids Program
  • Yoga mats in all guestrooms
  • IHG® Rewards Club members also get the following:
    • Free wifi
    • $30 spa credit
    • Welcome amenity - $10 bar credit

Note that there is also a daily resort fee $35 that includes the following:

  • Beach cruiser bikes 
  • Beach chairs and beach towels based on availability
  • Surfboard lockers, bike racks and golf club storage
  • Nightly fireside s’mores 
  • Access to the bouldering wall located within the fitness center .
  • Access to the record library – select the music played on a custom record player
There are 157 guestrooms at the Kimpton Shorebreak Hotel that feature a modern surf-inspired sleek decor in hues of blue, white and gray.  Rooms are a little on the smaller side, with some rooms featuring views of the ocean, downtown area or courtyard.

Overall Impression:
The biggest selling point of why you should stay here is the location and amenities you can expect when staying at a Kimpton hotel.  The hotel is perfect for families, couples and the hipster-surfer crowd looking for a convenient location to stay at in Surf City, USA.

I'm a big fan of the brand and know what to expect when staying at a Kimpton - hip modern hotels that feature personal service, great hotel dining, and complimentary wine hour and coffee in the morning.

The hotel is perfect for exploring Huntington beach and the surrounding shops and restaurants.  It is a great place to relax at and add a night or two before or after visiting Disneyland.

For our recent visit here, we did just that and enjoyed a night here before heading over to Disneyland for the weekend to celebrate our son's birthday!