Shutters on the Beach

Santa Monica, Los Angeles

Virgin rating

The hotel

A member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, 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 Signature Facial with Augustinus Bader. 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
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool

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 26, 2024 21Family21 Brisbane

The most perfect and magical hotel ever and with the most amazing professional and personable staff ever ! I was lucky enough to spend a special occasion here just recently and it could not have been more incredible. Mr Zapel the reservations manager was so incredibly helpful and made my stay even more special thanks to him and his team . The… Read more
The most perfect and magical hotel ever and with the most amazing professional and personable staff ever ! I was lucky enough to spend a special occasion here just recently and it could not have been more incredible. Mr Zapel the reservations manager was so incredibly helpful and made my stay even more special thanks to him and his team . The hotel itself and the location is by far the best in Santa Monica if not LA ! and to sit on your balcony overlooking the beach and Santa Monica is dreamy! The staff honestly are so professional and personable , you feel like you are treated like family ! the service is next level. I can not speak more highly of Shutters on the Beach and we have been lucky enough to stay here a few times and each time has been truly spectacular and looking forward to next time ! Read less
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May 25, 2024 M S

Everything was AMAZING! All staff was extremely attentive from the time we arrived through our departure . Concierge was super helpful. Lots of amenities, beautiful views, plenty of activities, and a great place stay. Walking distance to pier and to great restaurants.
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May 24, 2024 Julie M Seattle, Washington

Shutters on the Beach was the best hotel experience we have ever had. We got an excellent deal with a five day package on their website, ocean front view. This was a splurge for us and it was incredible. Live music Monday - Saturday in the Living Room with food service available, lots of cozy get together areas and two fire places always on. We… Read more
Shutters on the Beach was the best hotel experience we have ever had. We got an excellent deal with a five day package on their website, ocean front view. This was a splurge for us and it was incredible. Live music Monday - Saturday in the Living Room with food service available, lots of cozy get together areas and two fire places always on. We had a few low key dinners there in front of the fire when we just didn't want to go out again. We met the nicest people from all over the world, all repeat customers for years. We loved our breakfasts and a dinner at the Coast beach cafe with indoor and outdoor seating. When it warmed up and was sunny outside dining is glorious with the beach in the background. The entire staff was exceptional, friendly and helpful. We took long beach walks up until dark, and slept like babies. Our room had a deep bathtub with jets and lights with changing colors, which proved medicinal after long busy days. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Not great, poor value

May 7, 2024 Gloria W

While the hotel location is lovely and the front desk staff and valet were friendly and helpful, the room itself was dated and housekeeping was poor throughout my stay. They advertise twice daily service and I returned to my room three out of the four nights of my stay and my room hadn’t been cleaned. The shower head had some sort of green algae… Read more
While the hotel location is lovely and the front desk staff and valet were friendly and helpful, the room itself was dated and housekeeping was poor throughout my stay. They advertise twice daily service and I returned to my room three out of the four nights of my stay and my room hadn’t been cleaned. The shower head had some sort of green algae stuck to it and it looked like it hadn’t been cleaned in a while. Not what I would expect from a hotel of this caliber. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Exceptional Beachy Hotel

Apr 29, 2024 tina w

The service was outstanding at this hotel. Best I've experienced in a long time. Hotel was very cute. Loved the beachy feel of this hotel.