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’ve been steady patrons of Shutters for more than 20 years, and the property just keeps getting better. From the moment you arrive and are greeted by Dieter, to stepping into the lobby with its warm, comfortable vibe. The California-cool experience takes over. It all feels like an extension of your own home only better, and with a stunning view of the ocean. The staff makes you feel welcome and valued. The restaurants on premise are outstanding. For our family, it’s simply the perfect place. Rooms you never want to leave. The pool deck where you can wile away the hours soaking up the sun, relaxing and watching the world go by. Hanging in the lobby at night listening to amazing local music and enjoying cocktails made perfectly. We love it here.
This year we hosted our son’s wedding at Shutters, and it was spectacular. The Shutters team knows what they’re doing when it comes to weddings. Professional, attentive, dedicated. They pull off the impossible and make it look so effortless. Leslie and Brittany are a delight to work with and delivered an experience that far exceeded our expectations. Incredible memories at an incredible property.
Decided to take 2 of my children here for 3 nights and was great. Love the location and feel of the hotel. Dider (sp?) always welcomed us with a smile at the front door- happy to help me with directions and cold water bottles after a run. Had amazing room service and great housekeeping too. Loved the food- my children were enjoying the mac n cheese and the linguine with clams most. I enjoyed the pool, bar drinks, and comfy bedding in the rooms. Would tell anyone to stay here!
We always love staying at Shutters on the Beach. We enjoy Shutter's California beachy chic ocean front rooms and delicious leisurely morning breakfasts at Coast. Shutters on the Beach is in a fantastic location, easy walking distance to shops and cafe's, off the beach path in Santa Monica, just far enough away from the Santa Monica Pier to be quiet and relaxing. We look forward to staying at Shutters for our family's all-time favorite California vacation, making sandcastles and surfing the Pacific Ocean waves, playing and relaxing in the saltwater pool, and also exploring all of our favorite local spots in Malibu, just a short scenic drive up PCH. We highly recommend Shutters on the Beach!
Great Hotel, Staff, Food, Drinks and entertainment in the lobby. Always welcomed by the staff with a smile whether coming or going into the hotel. Each afternoon/evening they have entertainment with drinks and food.
Hotel overlooks the ocean, next to the boardwalk with easy access to and from the beach. If your looking for a great way to experience Santa Monica, this is the place to stay!
I have been there several times. The rooms are not big or overdone but certainly well appointed. The feature of the place is the ambiance which quickly makes you feel like you are on a special vacation. The service and food are exceptional. Locals and tourists frequent the location and enjoy the lounge area and restaurant.