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Shore Hotel Review: Steps from the beach and just one block from the Santa Monica Pier and Third Street Promenade, the Shore Hotel is the first newly constructed, GOLD LEED-certified hotel in the beachfront city. All of the wood used in the construction is from sustainable forests, and environmental efforts range from native landscaping to energy management. An intelligent energy storage system and electric vehicle charging add to the hotel's green savvy. The architecture showcases contemporary Southern California style, and highlights include ocean-facing guest rooms and a swimming pool overlooking the Pacific. Additional rooms have views of the pool or Santa Monica, and all feature balconies. Among the amenities: complimentary high-speed wireless and wired Internet, room service, pet boarding, a fitness center, a business center and meeting facilities. Poolside dining is available for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Hungry guests can also dine at the independently owned and operated Blue Plate Taco restaurant, which is located on-site.