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Shutters on the Beach
Ranked #5 of 36 Hotels in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 10 November 2013

The location can't be beat and I appreciated all of the extras, local car service is complementary, bikes available. The lounge bar is nice and not too crowded, nice heat lamps so you can sit outside in the off season. The rooms feel dated, they could definitely use some refreshing. The bathroom has very little counter space and the shower is straight out of the 80s and tiny. The gym is also lacking. We received a good corporate rate so still decent value.

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Reviewed 10 November 2013

It's very comfortable and the rooms feel like home. Staff is friendly and accommodating. Great location for everything, a few blocks up on Main St we found some great spots for breakfast/lunch. Lots more on Ocean Ave. and vicinity for dinners. If you need a rental car, Midway is just up the street and the staff and valet take care of everything. Even the ChaCha chicken up on the corner is good! It's pricey being in paradise, but it's a good experience.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 November 2013

The rooms at Shutters are very well appointed with hardwood floors and the most comfortable bed you can imagine. From the front desk staff to the waiters, the service was excellent. The breakfast is delicious. It is a very expensive hotel, but it was a pleasure staying there.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 November 2013

Shutters delivers perfectly on what it holds itself out to be -- you will not be disappointed if you want the value of what it costs. Not cheap, not too higly priced, just right. The web site accurately describes the property, the food, the service. Special requests are handled promptly and cheerfully. Great, friendly valet service; great front crew; great housekeeping; great food service. If you scroll down to a very bad review, assume the writer was on another planet or had an axe to grind. I travel the world on business and Shutters is in my top three. And shutters, how about a no cell phone policy in the restaurant, especially for loud Italians?

Room Tip: If you want an ocea view ok, but not that big of a deal. Some lower level rooms are fight on the &qu...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 4 November 2013

This is an amazing property with so much to offer! The rooms are decorated as if you were in your own personal cottage on the beach. I didn't want to leave! Breakfast at the hotel is a must too. We went as a couples getaway but will be back with the kids because there was so much to do for all of us. Within walking distance to Santa Monica pier and bike rentals.

Room Tip: Request an ocean view and you can also see the lit up ferris wheel on Santa Monica pier.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Amy P
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Reviewed 1 November 2013

Shutters on the Beach is an opulent secret I almost don't want to share with you, for fear of never being able to secure a reservation after the rest of you experience her luxurious mystique.

She has the best concierge staff on the west coast and outstanding attentive butlers on the beach, who will serve you a succulent picnic in the Santa Monica open air made especially for you by the house Chef.

Enjoy your evening libation on the balcony with premier views of the Santa Monica Pier at night and ease into the complimentary turn down that makes you want to ask to ask house service to tuck you in for the night.

Sink in to the most comfortable beds with your balcony shutters open to allow the ocean air and waves to lull you to sleep.

Waking up to the beach and walking on hardwood floors peaking out from under custom rugs makes me step back in time and wonder what she was like in her prime, because she can't be outdone in today's world.

Allow yourself time to enjoy the spa and sample the fare from Coast or One Pico.

No worries or disappointments in Shutter's world.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Mari H
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Reviewed 1 November 2013

Our family stopped into the hotel on a side trip to Santa Monica from LA with a plan to spend a couple of nights. However, they could not accommodate our family of 6 in a way that made sense so we chose another option.

Beautiful property however and I would like to consider this for our Christmas trip. I wish the website was clearer on accommodation though. I still am confused about the best room setup for us.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Shutters on the Beach

Address: 1 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405-1063
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Region: United States > California > Santa Monica > Santa Monica
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Santa Monica
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Monica
#4 Business Hotel in Santa Monica
#4 Luxury Hotel in Santa Monica
#16 Romantic Hotel in Santa Monica
#18 Family Hotel in Santa Monica
Price Range: £458 - £705 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Shutters on the Beach 5*
Number of rooms: 198
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Shutters on the Beach is more than just a spectacular place to stay, it’s the epitome of Southern California’s breezy lifestyle. This captivating hotel is located directly on the sand and within walking distance of the area’s biggest attractions including the Santa Monica Pier and hundreds of shops and restaurants. For business or pleasure, this quintessential beachfront hideaway is known as the place the high-profile go to be low-profile. ... more   less 
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