Kimpton Shorebreak

4* out of 5 stars

As its Surf City USA moniker suggests, Huntington Beach CA has lots of accommodation to offer wave-riders. But looking for a place to bed down between breaks doesn’t have to mean insalubrious abodes of the ‘surf shack’ variety. With luxury properties like Kimpton Shorebreak lining up to welcome you to this Orange County enclave, your holiday in Huntington Beach can be high-end as well as high-octane. Check in, leave your worries at the door, and discover why Kimpton Shorebreak has been named #3 Hotel in Southern California by Conde Nast Traveller, and among The Best Stops for a Road Trip on the PCH (AFAR, 2019).

Things to do at Kimpton Shorebreak

As you’d expect, surfing sits at the top of the agenda at this Huntington Beach CA hotel. From informing interior design to dining with a view of the south swell, surf-style is part of the furniture. There’s even an onsite surf ambassador ready with daily reports of the conditions. The overall result is a cool, boutique space with a casual air where original art adorns the walls, and a vinyl library in the lobby provides the soundtrack. This is beach life at its laidback best, 100ft from the pristine sands of Surf City USA, and a stone’s throw from the vibrant shopping and dining scene of Main Street. And there’s more in store whether or not you’re here to test the waters on your board. Unique activities like a bouldering wall in the gym, table tennis by the fire pit, free beach cruiser bike rental, or sizzling fireside s’mores make every day special at this OC beach retreat.

Dining at Kimpton Shorebreak

They say dishes at Pacific Hideaway restaurant come with a side of good vibes. The reality is actually much tastier. From bao buns on the pier-view patio to fuelling up on breakfast tacos, the Latin American and Asian fusion menu delights with every bite. And there’s nowhere better for getting together post-surf over a local craft beer or coastal Californian wine. Please note: Kimpton Shorebreak charges a resort fee of $39.97 per night. A deposit of $100 dollars per night also applies. For guests stopping here on a Kenwood Travel California fly-drive holiday, valet parking is available at $35 per night.