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Shutters on the Beach

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8.9
Excellent
1,343 reviews
+1 310-458-0030

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Beachside Tranquility at Upscale Santa Monica Hotel

What does a Shutters on the Beach Room Include?

Guest rooms are light-colored and designed with an open ambience, invoking the serene nature of the nearby Pacific Ocean. Slip into the coziness of a private library, a balcony, and a whirlpool bathtub. Upgrade to a suite for hundreds of feet of extra space, access to their house car, and airport transportation. Whether you stay in a guest room or suite, you'll enjoy a pillowtop mattress and hypoallergenic bedding, turn down service, and a minibar to help you relax. If you're ready for pampering, order an in-room massage or call 24-hour room service.

What Amenities/Features are Available?

Having fun in the sun is your priority at this Santa Monica hotel. Get a beach lounger and a beach umbrella so you can spend all day on the sand. If you're interested in some pool time instead, enjoy pool loungers, towels, and umbrellas at the outdoor pool. After you've spent the day splashing in the waves, head for the steam room or make an appointment at ONE the spa, Shutters on the Beach's full-service spa, where you might even spot a celebrity. In the evening, have a drink at the bar before choosing one of two hotel restaurants for a sumptuous dinner.

How Much Will a Stay at Shutters on the Beach Cost Me?

Guest rooms cost between $525 and $750 depending on how far in advance you book and Santa Monica's peak tourist season. Suites go for $800 to over $1,000, and tend to book quickly, so if you want to reserve a Shutters on the Beach suite, book several months in advance.

What's There to Do Nearby?

Take advantage of the Pacific Ocean's waves by renting a few surf boards and heading out into the swell. If you'd rather explore the ocean floor, the hotel can arrange snorkeling for you. If you'd rather stay dry and in the sun, beach volleyball is a fun athletic option. Visit the Venice Beach Boardwalk, which is just a few miles from the heart of Santa Monica, or the nearby Santa Monica Pier. There you can run, bike, or skate, and rent any sporting equipment you don't have. You may also want to try your hand at fishing or take a boating trip for the day. No matter what you plan to do, use the concierge to help plan and arrange your activities.

What's the Bottom Line?

Of the hotels in Santa Monica, Shutters on the Beach is not the cheapest, but it's a truly beautiful building which sits right on the water and offers the utmost in guest comfort. The tranquil ambience, easy beach access, and stylish decor emphasize guest comfort. Get a luxury resort experience with a more personalized, boutique feel.

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One Pico Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90405
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User Highlights
8.9
Excellent
Location
"Excellent restaurants" "Child friendly environment"
100% appreciated the closeness to the beach.
100% liked the proximity to sightseeing.
Room
"Beautiful balconies" "Fabulous bed"
94% thought the view was good.
Beds were acceptable for 62%.
Service
"Fabulous Lobby entertainment" "Excellent waiting staff"
94% found the staff to be very friendly.
Only 64% thought the service was professional.
Food
"Fantastic mushroom" "Exelent Lunch"
92% loved the menu selection.
Only 65% thought the fish/seafood dishes were good.
Breakfast
"Delicious brunch" "Excellent brunch"
Cleanliness
"Clean rooms"
67% thought the cleanliness of the hotel was average.
83% said rooms were clean.
Comfort
"Loud street noise" "Shower is small"
Beds were acceptable for 62%.
57% said rooms were small.
Wellness Area
"Aggressive Spa"
Value for money
"Expensive price" "Expensive breakfast"
The price was too high for 67%.
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Expert Reviews
Zagat
"New England" "charm" comes to Santa Monica by way of this "luxurious, but not pretentious" "romantic" retreat just "steps" from the sand with "yummy views."
The Telegraph
Hobnob with the occasional celebrity at this seaside American beach house in Santa Monica. Breezy, beach-chic rooms and suites, two highly regarded restaurants and a convivial cocktail...
National Geographic
"As cozy as it gets for holing up in Santa Monica and shutting out the outside world."—Laurent Vernhes. With its white clapboard exterior, Shutters could be a West Coast fantasy of...