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
- 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
Not easy access to Coast for a stroller. The room is small and having a crib in the room took up a lot of space. There is only one bathroom that had a change table (womens at Coast). It was a single stall.
Staying at Shutters is like staying at your best friends beach house for the weekend! Perfectly decorated. It doesn't feel like a hotel room but like a suite. Softest linens and fluffy white towels in the bathroom. No need is left unfulfilled. Perfection!
The front desk nailed my mood on the arrival - long ride in when it was raining - and handled my arrival perfectly.On the exit, staff jumped to help me in my Lyft. I love that good service - it makes the difference between a place to play and a good experience.
Broken facilities. Every single food and drink order went wrong. ALL OF THEM.I had to dry myself with dirty rags by the pool as they didn't have towels.Stay ANYWHERE else. This is not a leading hotel.
Hard to believe there is not even a minor complaint that we have for this hotel. Shutters is truly outstanding in every way from arrival to departure. The setting on the beach, rooms overlooking the ocean, the outstanding staff, food, and drinks cannot be beat. For being upscale, there are no pretentious. Every staff person greets you wherever you may be from the housekeepers to the doormen, and concierge. Rooms are a step back into old world elegance. So pleasant to sit on the veranda having drinks or in the dining room for breakfast. Super waiter named Jesse added to the ambience. Not inexpensive but worth every penny.