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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely leisurely lunch here even on a rainy day

Dec 4, 2019 gaylem113 Chicago, Illinois

Wide selection of appetizers with colorful accents and fresh fish lunches, as well as, meat and veggie selections.... interesting cocktails and wine list. Attentive service anticipated needs of our party of four with a great window view.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best quality hotel in Santa Monica for the money

Dec 1, 2019 fujie5630 Oakland, California

Staff is excellent, always helpful and seem to genuinely enjoy helping you. Compared to other resort style accommodations in CA a very good value with a perfect location. Easy access to the freeway and Santa Monica pier and Santa Monica Promenade.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing location, friendly staff and memorable stay

Nov 17, 2019 Jerry Q Portland, Oregon

I recently stayed at Shutters on the Beach and had a fantastic experience. The front desk staff is so professional, the greeters at the front store are so welcoming and the rooms are incredibly comfortable and absolutely gorgeous. In addition, the location is absolutely ideal within walking distance to the Santa Monica pier and a quick bike ride… Read more
I recently stayed at Shutters on the Beach and had a fantastic experience. The front desk staff is so professional, the greeters at the front store are so welcoming and the rooms are incredibly comfortable and absolutely gorgeous. In addition, the location is absolutely ideal within walking distance to the Santa Monica pier and a quick bike ride to Venice. My morning runs along the beach were incredibly peaceful and scenic and the sunsets in the evening were breathtaking. I look forward to returning soon. Thank you for all of your tremendous hospitality. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Finest hotel we've ever stayed at. As good or better than the 4 Seasons on Maui and Kona and a shorter flight!

Nov 12, 2019 Sharisse K Los Altos, California

Shutters should give lessons on how how to run a hotel. Our 3 night stay was the most enjoyable hotel experience we've ever had. The hotel is immaculate and the rooms are perfectly appointed. It feels like an interior designer with great taste went over every aspect of the hotel and it is still very homey. I want my home decorated by their… Read more
Shutters should give lessons on how how to run a hotel. Our 3 night stay was the most enjoyable hotel experience we've ever had. The hotel is immaculate and the rooms are perfectly appointed. It feels like an interior designer with great taste went over every aspect of the hotel and it is still very homey. I want my home decorated by their decorator. Before we arrived the concierge, Bernardo Reyes, sent us a list if vegetarian restaurants in the area, set up a surf lesson which was right outside of the hotel and fabulous. When we arrived our son's wire on his braces came off and Jonathon Dyke who was concierge found a dentist to fix it in Santa Monica on a Sunday morning. The family room at the lobby area is fantastic and feels like a true home. Lots of people mingling in super comfortable spaces and plenty options. 2 fire places and comfy couches and chairs and ottomans. A pianist or ensemble played at night. Just a great feeling everywhere in the hotel. The room was perfect. Comfy beds, a beautiful fruit plate and cookies in the room which was very well received. Robes for us and our child! Pool service was personable and exceeded our expectations. Adela Lopez who served us at the pool was incredible. We talked about being vegetarian and the next day she brought us vegan mac and cheese which she made at home. It was delicious. The restaurants are first rate with a great staff and tasty food. We will definitely be back for another visit. Thanks again to all the staff. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fantastic location, location, location !

Nov 6, 2019 Robert D Ekerö, Stockholms Län, Sweden

Well, the location can't be questioned when it comes to this hotel. Everything is just great ! One small thing though (if you want to be picky) - the breakfast is far too noisy if you like a quiet start of your day. Sounds and feels like a busy lunch restaurant 12.00 instead of a cosy, relaxed and low-key breakfast serving as I as a residing guest… Read more
Well, the location can't be questioned when it comes to this hotel. Everything is just great ! One small thing though (if you want to be picky) - the breakfast is far too noisy if you like a quiet start of your day. Sounds and feels like a busy lunch restaurant 12.00 instead of a cosy, relaxed and low-key breakfast serving as I as a residing guest would appreciate. 1st row ocean-front double is a must - what fantastic morning & evening views ! Just make sure it's on the 2nd or 3rd floor unless you like people on the boardwalk to look straight into your room... Simply a great hotel ! Read less