Shutters on the Beach

One Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA
Santa Monica

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19
Rating

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Ratings Breakdown

  • Rooms19.5
  • Public Spaces18.5
  • Service19
  • Overall19
18
Reviews

Most recent review:

What I liked:

Everything - location, style, room design, service

What the hotel could do better:

Nothing comes to mind

Bruce

Stayed February 2015

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Hotel Description

Some call Shutters on the Beach the most comfortable hotel in the world — and they may be right. It's just the perfect mix of that Deco glamour, old world coziness and modern LA laissez-faire, but it also has a lot of what the modern traveler wants — quiet.

Though we all like to be near the buzz, sometimes we don't want to feel like we're smack in the center, and Shutters on the Beach, which is invisible from the road, is that perfect paradox: an urban hotel that feels like a resort. For a long time, it was the only beachfront hotel in Santa Monica — or in all of LA, for that matter. And due to some marvel in modern architecture, every room looks out to the sea.

Here, comfort is favored above style. Though the building is 1993, it's full of flowered trellises, oversized sofas and a fireplace in the lobby. The bedrooms are pale with checked armchairs, white tiled fireplaces in the suites and blue and white pinstriped sheets. The café is about as jazzy as it gets — but 1950s jazzy, with lipstick red chairs and black and white tiled floors. Not exactly innovative, but easy on the eye.

Every inch of Shutters is designed to unwind — whether you're on the patio gazing at the beach, or in the lobby snuggled by the fireside. Lying by the pool is the quintessential LA fantasy as you watch the sea through stretches of sand and palm trees. And of course there's always the spa.

They'll even pack you a picnic if you want to stay outside. But a warning, the beach outside your window is sort of a public thoroughfare, so while the Café patio is perfect fo Venice Beach people-watching, you might not exactly want to use it for sun-bathing. Instead make use of the hotel's namesake — the actual shutters between your bathroom and bedroom. Open them, sink into your extravagantly deep whirlpool bath, and you can see straight out to the ocean.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 198 Rooms
  • Style: Modern Design
  • Atmosphere: Lively

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Boardroom
  • Business center
  • Jacuzzi
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wi-fi (charges apply)

Need to Know

Pets are allowed on request and charges apply. One child under 3 years stays free of charge in a child's cot/crib. One child under 12 years is charged USD 50 per night in an extra bed. The maximum number of extra beds/children's cots permitted in a room is 1. Extra Beds are on request and must be confirmed before arrival.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diner's Club

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Boardroom
  • Business center
  • Jacuzzi
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wi-fi (charges apply)

Need to Know

Pets are allowed on request and charges apply. One child under 3 years stays free of charge in a child's cot/crib. One child under 12 years is charged USD 50 per night in an extra bed. The maximum number of extra beds/children's cots permitted in a room is 1. Extra Beds are on request and must be confirmed before arrival.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diner's Club

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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