Shutters on the Beach
What We Love
- The soothing Red Flower treatments at ONE The Spa range from hammams to ocean-inspired scrubs
- Location is steps from the beach
- Three dining options, from special occasion-worthy to beachy
- The striking façade, with its iconic whitewashed shutters and Juliet balconies
What To Know
- Pets are allowed, with a fee of $125 per stay
- Minimum check-in and guest age is 21
- Valet parking is available for around $35 per day
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Designer Michael Smith has imbued the guest rooms at this cult Santa Monica stay with worldly touches, from John Robshaw comforters to Tibetan rugs. The decadent marble bathrooms sport whirlpool tubs and TVs, and each room has a balcony from which to admire the ocean. Step out of your chic cocoon and you’ll have the chance to spot starlets having low key lunches at One Pico, the market-driven restaurant with a cozy fireplace and blue-chip views. Spa aficionados, meanwhile, will be in heaven at ONE, where bespoke massages and high-tech facials are the order of the day.
In the Area
Santa Monica’s Montana Avenue does double duty as a prime people watching destination and a place to give your credit card a workout. Don’t miss boutiques like Pretty Ballerinas, which does a brisk business in chic ballet flats; French Lessons, where you can stock up on wares from Diane Von Furstenberg and Alice & Olivia; and Stacia, selling chic knitwear made from sustainable fibers like bamboo. Recover from the retail binge at century-old landmark the Santa Monica Pier, with its nostalgic dining, live entertainment, and famous Ferris Wheel.
How to Get There
We went away for a birthday weekend getaway and stayed at the Shutters Resort in Santa Monica. The staff was AMAZING- every single person we encountered went out of their way to accommodate us and make us feel welcomed.Our room was beautiful and very clean! The restaurants were amazing- Pico One has the best views! We visited the spa- a little dated and small, but the massages were fabulous! We toured the town on scooters- very fun and rode bikes down from Shutters towards Venice Beach. That was probably the ONLY thing that was a little hard to see. The homeless tent cities have grown in numbers up and down the path since visiting Venice 4 years ago- hard to see and there were a few rough areas that eventually led us to turn around and head back. With that being said, We would still go back to Shutters on the Beach in a heartbeat- just stay in Santa Monica next time.
Couldn’t believe I payed $1000/night for a dated hotel like this one.
The hotel is right in front of the beach, but you’ll need to walk 10 minutes to the city center.
Valet was always crowded because the space is so small, and I had to pay $52 for a night.
Would never come back to this hotel.
I am frequent visitor to this hotel for several reasons. Not only is the charm of the hotel itself, the location being second to none, the staff in every interaction was helpful, kind and gracious. If it wasn’t for the staff this would be another stunning hotel in a city of stunning hotels.
Shutters on the Beach is really in a league of its own.. not only a beautiful building right on the beach but the most approachable and friendly staff we have experienced in a luxury hotel. Rooms are extremely comfortable with thoughtful details like interesting books and paperbacks to take away. All our dining experiences were excellent and waiting staff were informal yet respectful.
Every need was met! We enjoyed our stay at Shutters! Very friendly staff from valet service to check in, room service, spa, restaurant, to check out! Incredibly clean room and a very comfy bed!! We will be back!