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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


  •  Bar
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
  •  Spa
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Iconic Santa Monica stay feted for its top notch dining, V.I.P. clientele and casual Californian modern vibe

The Lowdown

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

Shutters on the Beach
1 Pico Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90405 United States


Finest hotel we've ever stayed at. As good or better than the 4 Seasons on Maui and Kona and a shorter flight!

Shutters should give lessons on how how to run a hotel. Our 3 night stay was the most enjoyable hotel experience we've ever had. The hotel is immaculate and the rooms are perfectly appointed. It feels like an interior designer with great taste went over every aspect of the hotel and it is still very homey. I want my home decorated by their decorator. Before we arrived the concierge, Bernardo Reyes, sent us a list if vegetarian restaurants in the area, set up a surf lesson which was right outside of the hotel and fabulous. When we arrived our son's wire on his braces came off and Jonathon Dyke who was concierge found a dentist to fix it in Santa Monica on a Sunday morning. The family room at the lobby area is fantastic and feels like a true home. Lots of people mingling in super comfortable spaces and plenty options. 2 fire places and comfy couches and chairs and ottomans. A pianist or ensemble played at night. Just a great feeling everywhere in the hotel. The room was perfect. Comfy beds, a beautiful fruit plate and cookies in the room which was very well received. Robes for us and our child! Pool service was personable and exceeded our expectations. Adela Lopez who served us at the pool was incredible. We talked about being vegetarian and the next day she brought us vegan mac and cheese which she made at home. It was delicious. The restaurants are first rate with a great staff and tasty food.
We will definitely be back for another visit.
Thanks again to all the staff.

Fantastic location, location, location !
Robert D

Well, the location can't be questioned when it comes to this hotel.
Everything is just great !
One small thing though (if you want to be picky) - the breakfast is far too noisy if you like a quiet start of your day. Sounds and feels like a busy lunch restaurant 12.00 instead of a cosy, relaxed and low-key breakfast serving as I as a residing guest would appreciate.

1st row ocean-front double is a must - what fantastic morning & evening views !
Just make sure it's on the 2nd or 3rd floor unless you like people on the boardwalk to look straight into your room...

Simply a great hotel !

location is fabulous but a failure to innovate whilst prices rise makes this an expensive ask

the location is fabulous
they do maintain the property well
it does look as fresh as when i first stayed here 30 years ago
$55 to park your car is an usurious cost especially when you have to wait so long for the car
$150 for a breakfast for 2 when the food is adequate but unexceptional
I hate being packed like a sardine on the pool deck
the prices go up but the amenity does not
shutters are getting greedy
it is time to look elsewhere methinks