The Shore Hotel Sure Has a Long Way to Go Before Opening
Yesterday, we told you that a new hotel would be coming to Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica-- The Shore Hotel, a 164-room, open-air hotel just steps away from the Santa Monica Pier and Third Street Promenade.
Here's what the hotel plans on offering guests when it opens at the end of summer:
Free WiFi throughout the hotel, pets are welcome, a personal trainer will be available, sightseeing tours will be offered, and there will be bike and roller blade rentals. If you don't feel like taking a dip in the Pacific, a solar-heated outdoor pool and patio will be under a steel-trestled roof. There also will be two restaurants, a 24-hour gym and plentiful underground parking.
But now we understand why we won't be able to stay there until after summer is over, on September 5. The joint still has a lot of construction to finish up. Still, the hotel will be infinitely better than what used to be there before, a dingy old Travelodge. As always, we'll be keeping an eye on it.