Santa Monica’s First LEED Gold Certified Hotel

Revolutionizing sustainability within the hospitality industry, every aspect of our environmentally friendly hotel has been designed to reduce the consumption of natural resources. Our hotel uses locally procured recycled materials, many salvaged from the building's preexisting site. By choosing to stay with us at Shore Hotel, you're already reducing your carbon footprint. 

Shore Hotel’s Sustainable Features 

Green Clean Program - By Choosing this option you are forgoing housekeeping services in exchange for a $10 room credit per day after the first night thus reducing the Hotels environmental footprint. Room credit will be given at checkout and can only be used toward incidentals. This credit cannot be redeemed towards room rate or deposit.

  • Our swimming pool is heated by solar energy and reduces our energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.    
  • Drought-resistant plants used in our landscaping save 20% more water.    
  • In room climate control reduces energy consumption by 35%-45%.    
  • Low flow shower heads result in 20% water reduction over traditional shower heads.    
  • More than 90% of our guest rooms have a direct line of sight to the outdoors and natural daylight.    
  • Our elevator pulley system is designed to save up to 75% more energy than conventional elevators.    
  • The hotel contains low-emitting paint and carpet free of volatile organic compounds (VOCS).    
  • More than 10% of building materials are local to the region.    
  • We have used extensive LED lighting throughout the hotel and property.
  • Over 50% of our construction waste materials, including metals, concrete, stucco, terrazzo, wood & carpet were recycled or salvaged.    
  • Our parking garage ventilation system minimizes energy consumption and ensures adequate ventilation based on dynamic CO levels.    
  • Our storm water management plan captures and treats stormwater runoff.
  • We use no CFC-based refrigerants
    on property.    
  • More than 75% of our roof surface is covered in solar-reflecting material to reduce heat islands.    
  • Our fitness center has a water fountain that calculates the number of plastic water bottles saved by using your own.    
  • All guest rooms have balconies with sliding glass doors that allow for natural ventilation, optimal views, and thermal comfort.       
  • We exceed California minimum energy performance by 21%.    
  • Guest room furniture is manufactured from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified wood.    
  • Our green housekeeping policies reduce exposure to hazardous chemical contaminants that impact air quality, occupant well being, and the environment.        
  • EcoQuartz bath and desktops contain ecologically safe solvents & adhesives, minimizing vapors and residue.    
  • Our hot water system operates at a thermal efficiency rate of 85%.      
  • Guest rooms are equipped with ducted fresh-air systems with ventilation rates exceeding code requirements for best indoor air quality.
  • We purchase organic local produce and free trade foods whenever possible, including free-range poultry, eggs, and meat, wild-caught salmon, organic coffee, and organic locally grown fruits and vegetables.
  • We use recycled paper for our business needs and all of our paper supplies.
  • Empty coffee and tea capsules are sent back to Nespresso to be recycled, giving the pods a second life.
  • Our in-room Wolfgang Puck coffee is organic and fair trade and, with biodegradable packaging.
  • Our bath products are paraben free with packaging made with EcoPure, an organic additive that causes plastics to biodegrade in a landfill disposal environment.
  • Implemented 100% Marine Biodegradable product for food and beverage to go containers, lids, cups.
  • Removed plastic and bio-plastic straws, replaced with Marine Biodegradable plastics.
  • Removed glass and plastic water bottles for sale in the rooms, replaced with JUST Water recyclable and biodegradable reusable water bottles.
  • Implemented large container room amenity products replacing the small single use bottles.

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