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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Traveller rating

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Nov 22, 2020 ilikesfo San Francisco, California

A beautiful property right on the beach with first class service. I have always wanted to stay here and was not disappointed. The food was excellent, including room service breakfast presented on a table with fine linens. I will be back for sure.
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Nov 13, 2020 NevinesTravelReviews London, United Kingdom

Booked breakfast, was staying at a hotel nearby. Delicious food. Lovely atmosphere, very Californian. Feels like you’re in Malibu when you’re in Santa Monica. I would book a table in the conservatory next time.
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Nov 6, 2020 f00df00df00d Los Angeles, California

if i could leave 0 stars it would be more honest. DO NOT LET THEM HAVE YOUR CREDIT CARD UNTIL THE BILL IS CORRECTLY MADE OUT AND PRESENTED TO YOU. a week ago i had dinner with a friend at Shutters. at the end of the meal we told the wait girl that we want to split the bill on 2 credit cards. we have done this before.. she tells us there is… Read more
if i could leave 0 stars it would be more honest. DO NOT LET THEM HAVE YOUR CREDIT CARD UNTIL THE BILL IS CORRECTLY MADE OUT AND PRESENTED TO YOU. a week ago i had dinner with a friend at Shutters. at the end of the meal we told the wait girl that we want to split the bill on 2 credit cards. we have done this before.. she tells us there is no problem. she brings back a bill for each of us. my friend has a bill for $85 and change and i get a bill for $171.99. we explained that we were each to pay half- not one to pay half and the pother to pay the complete bill. oh, no problem (lies lies lies lies) she takes the incorrect bill and brings me the corrected one but has not voided or refunded the original $171.99 charge. she explained that the bill is not charged- it is just a hold on the amount on the card and this is normal and should be off my account in a few days. on Monday i check my account and have been charged the amount of my bill (plus the tip i added) but the $171.99 has not been removed. i call but accounting is not there late in the day so i call on Tuesday morning. after a few tries i speak with SANDRA- very nice, very reassuring but totally useless because the charge is still listed on my account. i call today (Friday) and leave messages twice and no-one returns the call. i don't know about you but $171.99 is a lot of money to pay on top of what i have already paid for dinner. NO NOT GO TO THIS RESTAURANT AT ALL. THERE ARE A LOT OF OTHER NICE RESTAURANTS IN SANTA MONICA and they probably will not try to screw you on your credit card. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent service with great ocean views and amenities

Nov 6, 2020 musechann Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

I came here for a staycation Bday celebration and the staffed rolled out the red carpet treatment 24/7! The beach is just steps away and the cuisine is fantastic! Special thanks to Mr. Mennekes- VP managing director Carly- reservation specialist Anthony- front desk agent Shy-management Manny- parking attendant Eric C. -parking attendant David… Read more
I came here for a staycation Bday celebration and the staffed rolled out the red carpet treatment 24/7! The beach is just steps away and the cuisine is fantastic! Special thanks to Mr. Mennekes- VP managing director Carly- reservation specialist Anthony- front desk agent Shy-management Manny- parking attendant Eric C. -parking attendant David R. (makes a mean cosmo!! ;-) and everyone else who made my stay so fabulous!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND Read less
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Oct 15, 2020 JeannieO23 Minneapolis, Minnesota

My husband and I went to Shutters this morning for breakfast. Every time we visit Los Angeles we are drawn to Shutters for its location and wonderful food, drink and service. Today however, we had a different experience. Our order was wrong, coffee was lukewarm. The biggest disappointment was the food. I ordered the crab eggs Benny. They… Read more
My husband and I went to Shutters this morning for breakfast. Every time we visit Los Angeles we are drawn to Shutters for its location and wonderful food, drink and service. Today however, we had a different experience. Our order was wrong, coffee was lukewarm. The biggest disappointment was the food. I ordered the crab eggs Benny. They delivered Canadian bacon Benny. The potatoes were cold and appeared to be warming under a light for some time. The eggs were cold as well. Shocking... considering this is our fav spot in LA. The setting is beautiful and the service excellent. Unfortunately, the food is not what it used to be. Read less