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
The Pacific Terrace at Shutters is an iconic So Cal event space. It is a large outdoor terrace overlooking Santa Monica Beach (south of the pier).
We hosted a party there recently and were extremely happy with the entire experience. The food and service were excellent, not to mention that the weather was perfect. Guests raved about the location and food, and everyone who said they were coming, came.
We also stayed that night at the hotel, and were duly impressed with the room.
Forget the fact that this place is gorgeous, right on the beach, with a wonderful decor and ambiance, great food and beautiful rooms. Forget all that because what will amaze is the absolutely wonderful staff throughout the hotel. They are GENUINELY interested in making your experience as wonderful as possible. I can't wait to go back.
Shutters continues to be a great place to stay when visiting the L.A. area. It is an oasis near the bustling Santa Monica pier. As soon as you drive into the circle of the hotel, relaxation sets in. It is right on the beach, so you the hear and see the ocean all of the time. Breakfast at the all-day restaurant, Coast, is wonderful. There are a lot of excellent dishes to choose from. You can't beat dinner at One Pico, the evening venue. The food, service and ambiance are all first rate. The flavors of the dishes prepared by the chef are truly delicious. Some of the tables face the iconic ferris wheel which just adds to the wonderful experience. The spa facilities are also great. I had the best massage ever, there. The management is to be commended on their consistency of keeping this a wonderful resort over the many visits that I have made there through the years.