Shutters on the Beach

Santa Monica, Los Angeles

The hotel

A member of The Leading Hotels of the World, Shutters on the Beach is an award-winning establishment with a distinctly discerning clientele. Similar in style to a 1920s or 1930s beach resort, it is light, airy and luxurious with many works of art on show, including pictures by David Hockney and Robert Motherwell. Rooms and suites boast all the comforts of home and are very generous in size with great views of the ocean. Amenities include the gorgeous ONE Spa offering a wide range of signature treatments, including the RED FLOWER HAMMAM detoxifying treatment. There’s also a swimming pool to laze by and a well-equipped fitness centre with sauna and steam rooms. One Pico is the hotel’s fine dining restaurant, showcasing a seasonally changing menu of modern American cuisine. If a more laid-back atmosphere appeals, however, beach-side cafe Coast more than fits the bill and is open from morning until night. For afternoon tea and evening cocktails, look no further than the lobby lounge, a cosy, intimate space that is popular with locals and guests alike.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Overlooking the golden sands of Santa Monica Beach, 2 blocks from the historic Santa Monica Pier with amusements and restaurants. Transfer time from airport: 30 minutes.

Hotel information

198 rooms and suites on 7 floors in 1 building. All with air-conditioning, satellite TV with pay-per-view films, telephone, WiFi*, mini-bar*, tea/coffee maker, safe, hairdryer, iron and board. Deluxe Rooms with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Superior Rooms with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Partial Ocean View Rooms with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults. 

Ocean View Rooms with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

One Pico (fine dining restaurant – lunch, dinner and Sunday Brunch). Coast (beach-side cafe – breakfast, lunch, brunch, happy hour and dinner). Lobby bar. Swimming pool with Pacific Ocean view, whirlpool. Fitness centre with unisex sauna and steam room. ONE Spa offering a wide range of signature treatments*. Complimentary yoga classes on the beach. Gift shop. 24-hour room service*. Concierge service. Laundry/dry cleaning service*. Valet parking approx $40 plus tax per night (payable locally, subject to change).

This hotel has resort fees that are included in the room rate (subject to change)

Resort fee includes: - Premium high speed internet access - Welcome Drink (valued at $20) - Daily Exercise Classes - Daily on-hour bicycle rental - Twice Daily in-room bottled water service - House car transfers within 3 mile radius. Resort fee, tax and inclusions are subject to change - please see hotel check-in for current inclusions available to you upon arrival.

*Denotes local charge.

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Traveller rating

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May 11, 2020 laleth Cologne, Germany

We have stayed at Shutters on the Beach over the course of several years, over many a special holiday, celebration, and family milestone. Every time has been a memorable experience. From the moment you arrive, you’re welcomed by an amazing personable staff and ensconced intona beachfront ambience rich in impressions and sensations. The gorgeous… Read more
We have stayed at Shutters on the Beach over the course of several years, over many a special holiday, celebration, and family milestone. Every time has been a memorable experience. From the moment you arrive, you’re welcomed by an amazing personable staff and ensconced intona beachfront ambience rich in impressions and sensations. The gorgeous accommodations and services leave nothing for wont and provide a perfect sanctuary for those who simply need time away to relax. I happened to be there in a time of personal grief and I will never forget the warmth and hospitality of everyone there, It truly is a factor that keeps guest returning-like a home away from home. And while its location is perfect for getting anywhere, you may never want to leave. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent Service from Shutters on the Beach!!!

Mar 31, 2020 V5816BMkevinm

We just had a family wedding canceled in Santa Monica and we were very excited to stay at the AMAZING Shutters on the Beach. Shutters was MOST graceful and giving us a 100% Cancel and refund - no fees charged! We will definitely re-book a visit to this Paradise once the Virus Storm dies down. SHUTTERS IS TOTAL CLASS ACT. You really learn about… Read more
We just had a family wedding canceled in Santa Monica and we were very excited to stay at the AMAZING Shutters on the Beach. Shutters was MOST graceful and giving us a 100% Cancel and refund - no fees charged! We will definitely re-book a visit to this Paradise once the Virus Storm dies down. SHUTTERS IS TOTAL CLASS ACT. You really learn about quality service during tough times!!! Read less
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Mar 10, 2020 jrmorrison308

Astonishingly attentive service in a beautiful property. There were no flaws with our experience at Shutters. We will stay again soon because the value for the amenities and service are top shelf, as is the location (close to anything you want to walk to and the house car service helps for longer distances.)
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Mar 9, 2020 iTaketrips

This was my fourth year in a row staying at Shutters and it is officially my favorite hotel. I get top notch service and the staff is amazing. One of the things that stands out the most is a lot of the same staff is there each year I have been back and they remember me!! I wish I could remember names of them - I am ashamed I don’t, but this year… Read more
This was my fourth year in a row staying at Shutters and it is officially my favorite hotel. I get top notch service and the staff is amazing. One of the things that stands out the most is a lot of the same staff is there each year I have been back and they remember me!! I wish I could remember names of them - I am ashamed I don’t, but this year when I left I gave the doorman a hug. It’s that kind of place ❤️ I can’t go without specifically mentioning Marco who is now a front desk manager and rightfully so! He is always so pleasant, courteous and is truly an asset to Shutters. It makes me wonder if he ever has a bad day. The location is perfect, rooms are perfect, I could go on. Each year I take a new picture to have as my phone background to remind me of my happy place. Attached are my favorite from this year! Read less
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Mar 5, 2020 dandrkistulentz Flemington

I cannot day enough about this place. We ate in the garden area which is so relaxing. My pancakes with fresh berries was outstanding and the service is impeccable! I would suggest all to try this terrific restaurant!!