I recently visited LA from San Francisco with a friend and decided to stay at The Shore again. I had a great experience last fall when they had newly opened and wanted to show my friend.
I chose an Ocean View room again - it is the best! And the location can't be beat. It's directly across from the pier and ocean and within walking distance of many restaurants and shops.
The pool hadn't opened yet last year, so I was very excited to try it out this time. It's a very hip atmosphere with lounges that match the hotel's color scheme, view of the ocean and a semi-private frosted glass that surrounds the pool.
The manager, Jim, was the first to greet me and my friend when we came up to the lobby from the garage and he remembered me from last year! He hooked me and my friend up with some complimentary drinks at Sonoma Wine Garden on the rooftop of Santa Monica Place. That was incredible. The rest of the staff is great as well. They are very helpful, friendly and seem to have gotten a lot better looking from what I remember last year. Good looking people are always a plus in my book. :)More