Shutters on the Beach

Santa Monica, Los Angeles

Hotel rating
Trip advisor rating: 4.0 Based on 1871 reviews

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.

Trip advisor rating: 4.0 Based on 1871 reviews

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Cold February in LA

Feb 12, 2019 snowlet11 London, England, United Kingdom

I travel to LA on business quite a bit but have never stayed at Shutters before. It is extremely comfortable in an old world kind of way. My Ocean View room is large and home like. The bed is super comfortable and the view gorgeous. Love the super deep marble jacuzzi bath tub and lots of nice touches - free wheel ride on Santa Monica Pier. Free… Read more
I travel to LA on business quite a bit but have never stayed at Shutters before. It is extremely comfortable in an old world kind of way. My Ocean View room is large and home like. The bed is super comfortable and the view gorgeous. Love the super deep marble jacuzzi bath tub and lots of nice touches - free wheel ride on Santa Monica Pier. Free beach bike rental and free morning yoga. Amazing Sunset views. I will certainly come back - hopefully when it isn’t so cold! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Hotel, Seemed Short Staffed

Feb 10, 2019 SkeiS3

The biggest issue was with our check in. We arrived after 2:30pm. The receptionist told us our room wasn't ready yet and there were no rooms available. He took down my phone number and sad he would call us as soon as a room was ready. 4pm, the official check in time came and went. I called at 4:30 and was told they did have a room ready. After… Read more
The biggest issue was with our check in. We arrived after 2:30pm. The receptionist told us our room wasn't ready yet and there were no rooms available. He took down my phone number and sad he would call us as soon as a room was ready. 4pm, the official check in time came and went. I called at 4:30 and was told they did have a room ready. After such a long trip, with a kid in tow, this was not the reception I have come to expect at a hotel like Shutters. For the 3 days we were there, the hotel seemed short staffed. We had to constantly flag down servers to get a menu, place an order and get a check. It's a shame, all of my previous stays here have been impeccable. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Magnificent

Feb 8, 2019 Roving65774392810 Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates

As I am a returning customer my wife and I we new the hotel, every second year we are attending the music show in Anaheim, and the last three days we relax in the Shutters, as the view of the Ocean is magnificent and the hotel location, service, and facilities are fantastik
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Such a great place to stay

Feb 7, 2019 Graeme M

Stayed here for a few nights during USC Trojan Family weekend. Convenient for USC Campus as a result of the Light Rail connection to campus right from Santa Monica Pier station. Really idyllic location right on the beach, rooms were really well appointed and the restaurant was excellent. Love the morning walks on the beach!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Overpriced for quality

Jan 26, 2019 morrisk446 Santa Monica, California

This review is for One Pico at Shutters Hotel. The good: nice location across from beach and quiet so u can actually have a conversation. The bad: the food is average for an upscale restaurant like this and food is overpriced. We both ordered different fish dishes and they were overcooked with average accompaniments. A glass of prosecco was $15… Read more
This review is for One Pico at Shutters Hotel. The good: nice location across from beach and quiet so u can actually have a conversation. The bad: the food is average for an upscale restaurant like this and food is overpriced. We both ordered different fish dishes and they were overcooked with average accompaniments. A glass of prosecco was $15 and my Italian friend said it sells for a euro a bottle in Italy and was poor quality. All in all average and overpriced meal. The service was fine. Read less