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Shutters on the Beach

Santa Monica, Los Angeles

Shutters on the Beach, in Santa Monica, perfectly blends a laid back beach house feel with all the little touches that make you feel pampered and privileged to be relaxing in such an idyllic location.

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At a Glance

  • The only hotel with direct beach access in Santa Monica

  • Immaculate service and facilities

  • Bright, sunny Nantucket beach house feel

  • Beautiful pool deck and cabanas

  • Bikes to explore Santa Monica and Venice Beach

  • Summertime beach club with beach service

Beach, Family, Culture, Sailing & surfing

Insider's View

Split your time in L.A between beachfront Santa Monica and buzzy West Hollywood or glamorous Beverly Hills. L.A is a big city with so much to offer, spend a week in the City of Angels and you'll be pleasantly surprised that there's so much more to it than Hollywood stars.

Maudie Tomlinson

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Description

Located right on the beach, and with views over Santa Monica pier, Shutters feels very much like a grand private residence. It seems to blend old and new with ease, juxtaposing dark wood floors and old leather sofas with light, whitewashed rooms using sand and sea colors to give you that beach house informality.

The rooms all have private balconies or patios, most with superb sea views. You can let the ocean in by opening your beach-white shutters and stepping out onto your balcony. The room comes equipped with a suitable range of luxuries; flat screen TVs with movies on demand, iPod docs and rain showers.

There are two restaurants; One Pico, overlooking the sea, offers locally sourced fish and spit-roasted meats complete with an on site sommelier. Coast is a more informal offering, a great place to head to for lunch, or a drink in the evening on the enclosed patio outside where heated floors keep you warm. The Lobby Lounge also offers light snacks and cocktails.

Outside, there is a pool with a view over the ocean complete with sun loungers and cabanas. The spa is superb and run by Ole Henriksen (who pampers the A List Hollywood crowd) and also contains an expansive Fitness Center. The hotel are also excellent in arranging all you need for a day out such as bikes for rent for the whole family to a beach pack which ranges from suntan lotion to an umbrella and beach chairs.

As well as having the beach on your doorstop, there are plenty of opportunities to shop on nearby Montana Avenue. For those thinking of a shopping splurge, head to Beverley Hills’ Rodeo Drive. The Farmers Market in Santa Monica is a great little excursion, as too a visit to Hollywood.

Accommodation

The guest rooms come with 42" LG flat screen LCD TVs, Entertainment Center, In-room library, Large whirlpool bathtubs, Peekaboo window, Balcony, Privately curated apothecary (with a charge for used items), Spacious bathrooms. The 12 private suites at 800 sq ft have 42" & 47" LG flat screen LCD TVs. There are two Presidential Suites at 1,350 sqft and one Beach House Suite at 1,500 sqft. All suites have complimentary access to the hotels Mercedes-Benz S550 house car and your own in-room iPad.

Deluxe Room

Deluxe Room, 400 square feet in size. Located on the third floor and higher. This room does not offer a view. Design recalls the colorful architecture of the historic beach cottages characteristic of Southern California. Features hardwood floors, air conditioning, 42inch TV, and a marble bathroom with a 15 inch TV and most offer a Jacuzzi tub.

Partial Ocean View Double (2 Beds)

Partial Ocean View rooms, approx. 400 sq ft with partial ocean view. Rooms often positioned on the side of the hotel overlooking residential and then towards the beach or pier.Sound proofed and air conditioned rooms. Design recalls the colorful architecture of the historic beach cottages characteristic of southern California. Hardwood floors.

Partial Ocean View King Room

Partial Ocean View Room with one king bed, 400 square feet in size. Offers partial views of the Pacific Ocean, located on the side of the building. Design recalls the colorful architecture of the historic beach cottages characteristic of Southern California. Features hardwood floors, air conditioning, 42inch LCD TV, and a marble bathroom with a 15 inch LCD TV and most offer a Jacuzzi tub.

Ocean View Double (2 Beds)

Partial Ocean View Room with two double beds, 400 square feet in size. Offers partial views of the Pacific Ocean, located on the side of the building. Design recalls the colorful architecture of the historic beach cottages characteristic of Southern California. Features hardwood floors, air conditioning, 42inch TV, and a marble bathroom with a 15 inch TV and most offer a Jacuzzi tub.

Ocean View King Room

Ocean View Room with one king bed, 375 square feet in size. Corner room with two balconies, offering beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean. All rooms have hardwood floors, A/C, 42inch LCD TV, Bose mp3 docking station and a marble bathroom with jacuzzi bathtub/shower combination and 15 inch LCD TV.

Premier Ocean View King

Premier Ocean View Room offering king beds only, 400 square feet in size. Provides the best views of the Pacific Ocean from the hotel. Design recalls the colorful architecture of the historic beach cottages, characteristic of Southern California. Features hardwood floors, air conditioning, 42inch LCD TV, and a marble bathroom with a 15 inch LCD TV and a Jacuzzi tub.

Deluxe Ocean View King

Deluxe Ocean King, approx. 400 square foot with full ocean view. Located on the 5th and 6th floors but are mostly located looking over the pool area towards the beach, and are in the two towers of the back building. Design recalls the colorful architecture of the historic beach cottages characteristic of southern California. Hardwood floors.

Superior Room

Superior Room, 400 square feet in size, located on second and third floors of the hotel. This room does not offer a view. Design recalls the colorful architecture of the historic beach cottages characteristic of Southern California. Features hardwood floors, air conditioning, 42inch TV, and a marble bathroom with a 15 inch TV and most offer a Jacuzzi tub.

Childcare

Children sharing with parents up to 17 can stay free. There are two-bedroom Suites available, and cots can be provided. Babysitting is available upon request and there are Kids Menus in the restaurants.

Facilities

Shutters on the Beach has three Restaurants and Bars; One Pico (fine dining) is open for lunch and dinner; all day Coast and the Living Room located in the Lobby. Other facilities include a spa, an outdoor heated pool, a business center and a gym.

The hotel can arrange packs that include beach packs which contain beach chairs and suntan lotion.

Activities

Shopping in Santa Monica, Hollywood or Beverly Hills, Cycling (bikes available for rent), visits to Hollywood, visit the hotel's art gallery.

Location & Directions

Santa Monica, Los Angeles

Shutters on the Beach is located on Pico Boulevard on Santa Monica's oceanfront, California. The hotel is a short walk to Montana Avenue and Santa Monica Pier.

When to go

Los Angeles has a year-round climate. Santa Monica enjoys moderate to warm temperatures, averaging 20 to 25 most of the year. Summer (June - September) is the peak-tourist season, this is when the weather is hottest but beaches can be over crowded. January and February are the rainiest months. If you are visiting in May, June or July, watch out for the 'marine layer', a cloudy overcast, almost fog-like cloud which may affect the beach and first mile or so of the coastal strip, especially in the mornings.

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