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

  • Excellent (1168)
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  • Average (219)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Shutters shines

Apr 29, 2021 Garay1952 Los Angeles, California

Shutters has become my go-to place to escape life's trials and tribulations. The access to the impeccable beach with the Santa Monica mountains overlooking the ocean is reason to come back again and again.
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Apr 4, 2021 girlwithnoborders Del Mar, California

This hotel always reminded me of the movies. This adorable little hotel is right on the beach, and presents an image of the 'California version of the Hamptons'. The staff is wonderful. They are always greeting you, and smiling. The room was nice, we had a beautiful view of the pool and the ocean. I highly recommend the ocean view. Oh, and… Read more
This hotel always reminded me of the movies. This adorable little hotel is right on the beach, and presents an image of the 'California version of the Hamptons'. The staff is wonderful. They are always greeting you, and smiling. The room was nice, we had a beautiful view of the pool and the ocean. I highly recommend the ocean view. Oh, and don't forget to go for a bike ride.. Compliments of the hotel. The only thing that was not up to par is that we did not receive soap, shampoo and conditioner for the duration of the trip. My husband and I had to share a small bottle for 3 days.and the sink was clogged. Other then that, top notch! PS. The French Margarita is to DIE FOR!!! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating THE SERVICE WAS EXCELLENT

Apr 2, 2021 SamanthaRonnys Long Beach, California

Everyone here at the hotel was so helpful for anything that is the best part of the hotel , and the rooms are beautiful , I just wish we could’ve came here when it was full swing hotel, but COVID-19 interferes.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Still is and always will be the best place

Mar 28, 2021 mariateresam978 Tokyo, Japan

We have been back after years and it is still the best place to stay, wine and dine and to relax in California. We enjoyed everything from check in to check out and will be back in the usmmer for more Shutter's style relaxation.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Really beautiful location. Food in lobby was very normal.

Mar 26, 2021 suziq0009

Really beautiful location. Food in lobby was ok.However, Coast restaurant was great. Gym was like in a basement . Could be improved. Swimming pool was great. In room service food was excellent and the service too.