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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, LEED-registered 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. 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, in-room massage services, pet boarding, a fitness center, a business center and meeting facilities.