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.

Rating summary

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Expensive but worth it.

Sep 22, 2019 Jet60855644898

It’s a hefty price tag it the rooms are exquisite, service is unparalleled and the location is fantastic. The tubs in each room are fantastic - I could live in it. There was a wonderful band playing in the lobby - the whole crowd was dancing and having an amazing time! The flugelhorn really brought the house down. I come here every time I am in… Read more
It’s a hefty price tag it the rooms are exquisite, service is unparalleled and the location is fantastic. The tubs in each room are fantastic - I could live in it. There was a wonderful band playing in the lobby - the whole crowd was dancing and having an amazing time! The flugelhorn really brought the house down. I come here every time I am in LA. Read less
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Sep 20, 2019 Pachengue Miami Beach, Florida

Don't come if you need special accommodations. I needed access to stairs because I fear elevators. They wouldn't let me. The only hotel in the world that doesn't let you use the stairs. It's embarrassing enough to suffer from anxiety.
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Sep 19, 2019 Arlene B London, United Kingdom

The Hotel is right on the Beach and it is so nice to eat in the restaurant and then go out to walk along the Beach. There is a Pier with Carousel and other rides. It is also easy to walk to the Downtown shopping area. The room has a wooden floor and a carpet which is really nice after the usual cold floor when you get up at night. Lighting in the… Read more
The Hotel is right on the Beach and it is so nice to eat in the restaurant and then go out to walk along the Beach. There is a Pier with Carousel and other rides. It is also easy to walk to the Downtown shopping area. The room has a wooden floor and a carpet which is really nice after the usual cold floor when you get up at night. Lighting in the room is good but bathroom could have a stronger light. I missed a full length mirror. Plenty of drawer space for clothes. A really strong Jacuzzi in the bathtub.I had a Nespresso machine which I enjoy. I had a small balcony with 2 chairs and a lovely view of the sea from the open door.Wifi worked well. Staff are friendly and helpful.The food in the Restaurant is really good and the Service is also good. The pool area is rather congested as the loungers are all in a row and you are very close to other guests.. You can see the sea from the pool area if you sit in the front area.There is no room for children to run around. Rooms are well sound proofed. Read less
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Sep 18, 2019 Ehill1945

The service was over the top. I have never had such superb service every day! Hotel is first class! I would reccomend this hotel to everyone! Beautifully decorated prime location! Rooms were very intimate
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Sep 12, 2019 MarcynLA Los Angeles, California

The Pacific Terrace at Shutters is an iconic So Cal event space. It is a large outdoor terrace overlooking Santa Monica Beach (south of the pier). We hosted a party there recently and were extremely happy with the entire experience. The food and service were excellent, not to mention that the weather was perfect. Guests raved about the location… Read more
The Pacific Terrace at Shutters is an iconic So Cal event space. It is a large outdoor terrace overlooking Santa Monica Beach (south of the pier). We hosted a party there recently and were extremely happy with the entire experience. The food and service were excellent, not to mention that the weather was perfect. Guests raved about the location and food, and everyone who said they were coming, came. We also stayed that night at the hotel, and were duly impressed with the room. Read less