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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Jul 17, 2019 BernadettB122

We stayed at Shutters in the last night of our honeymoon on the 12th on june 2019. We had an overnight flight from Tahiti, and arrived in the hotel 10:30 in the morning. The staff was very friendly and they let us check-in in the room around 11:00, we were very happy about that and are very thankful. The hotel gave us a lot of extra presents like… Read more
We stayed at Shutters in the last night of our honeymoon on the 12th on june 2019. We had an overnight flight from Tahiti, and arrived in the hotel 10:30 in the morning. The staff was very friendly and they let us check-in in the room around 11:00, we were very happy about that and are very thankful. The hotel gave us a lot of extra presents like one cocktail per each, free tickets to the Santa Monica wheel. And as honeymooners we got a bottle of very good champagne and a choclate cake, which was very-very delicious :). Sadly we stayed tehre only one night this time, but we definitly will stay here at aour next stay in L.A. I recommend this hotel and its friendly stuff a lot! Read less
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Jul 15, 2019 Peter C

I only post reviews of properties (worldwide) that I believe are close to perfect in every category. Shutters is my 7th such in 7 years. This is a perfectly sized beach front resort. Not a mega maze. No scrambling for pool side seating. A very cool and charming setting for early evening cocktails.Well appointed and spotless ( tough task for a… Read more
I only post reviews of properties (worldwide) that I believe are close to perfect in every category. Shutters is my 7th such in 7 years. This is a perfectly sized beach front resort. Not a mega maze. No scrambling for pool side seating. A very cool and charming setting for early evening cocktails.Well appointed and spotless ( tough task for a seaside hotel ). The staff is better than great! The GM Laura McIver must be gifted to lead such a genuinely motivated and helpful team. Dieter and Eric man the discreet entrance ( I drove by once) perfectly. The pool area and particularly the bar is fun and sheltered from the action on Santa Monica Beach. Beatrice watches over this oasis leading an army of well scrubbed, uniformed attendants. One small touch is the large variety of high end faux glassware (oxymoron?) . I hate when one, two, or three cup sizes fit all cocktails. The best way to summarize is my wife and I were there four nights with our 4 geographically dispersed kids and spouses, along with 6 grand kids under 5 years old. Great fun. But what was pleasantly surprising is that my wife and I returned to Michigan refreshed and fully rested. Thank you Shutters! Pete C Read less
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Jul 12, 2019 motorwaymick

Amazing lunch I had the $35 three course menu. Beautiful asparagus starter, lobster salad main course. Amazing view looking over the beach. Fun to watch the cyclists going up and down on the boardwalk. Delicious!
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Jul 11, 2019 morton789

Great amenities including a pool, a spa, beach access, and great restaurants, an amazing staff that are always willing to help, a perfect location right on the beach, this is a textbook getaway location.
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Jul 9, 2019 MATKent Kent

Popped in just before noon for a drink and a snack. Treated myself to the Coconut and Pineapple cake , a big beautiful piece of delight. Also the chocolate cake and fudge brownie received the thumbs up from family members. Well done . Maybe just a little expensive would be the only negative.