Shutters on the Beach

1 Pico Blvd. | Santa Monica, CA 90405-1063  [SEE MAP]Santa Monica, CA  [SEE ADDRESS]

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Large beachfront accommodations
Expensive rates
In Santa Monica, proximity to the beach and pier translates to more expensive lodging. So know that you'll pay a pretty penny to enjoy a stay at Shutters on the Beach. But you'll be rewarded with a shabby-chic, oh-so-irresistible hotel that travel experts fawn over and guests can't stop gushing about. Guest rooms here are reminiscent of those found in a beachside bed-and-breakfast, though they come stocked with flat-screen TVs, marble bathrooms and balconies overlooking Santa Monica. The lovely views are the big plus, but people also like this hotel's friendly staff and the fare served at the property's three restaurants. When you're not relaxing on the sand, indulge in a treatment at the spa or borrow one of the hotel's bikes to ride the nearby bike paths. You can find this sprawling, Cape Cod-style hotel just west of the pier and directly on the Santa Monica waterfront.
Santa Monica, CA
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Hotel, 198 rooms
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  • 5.0Hotel Class


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Critic Reviews



A laid-back vibe permeates throughout this living room space that leads to stellar ocean views off a back patio. Fine art is strewn throughout the room and there’s a cozy fireplace and grand piano, which sees action six nights a week.



For in-the-know locals (including celeb patrons), Shutters is a frequent destination. It is Santa Monica’s most beloved spot for everything from seaside brunches and cocktails to poolside basking, especially was styled by Obama White House designer, Michael S. Smith.


Mention Shutters on the Beach to Los Angeles residents and you'll get an approving nod in response. The luxury hotel on the beach is widely celebrated for providing all the top-notch service, design, and amenities suitable to high-powered Angelenos, while at the same time creating a calm, relaxed beachside getaway from the pressures and pace of Hollywood. And tourists love it, too.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 2021 have reviewed the Shutters on the Beach, giving it a rating of 4, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 2021 reviews 4.0 (based on 2021 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Designed by President Barack Obama's go-to decorator, Michael Smith, guest rooms at the hotel are furnished like private beach cottages. Accommodation options include rooms and suites, all of which include bleached woods and serene blue tones, fully stocked bookcases, Tibetan rugs, loaded entertainment centers, coffee makers and flat-screen TVs.
  • Private balcony in most accommodations
Nightly resort fee$34.2

Standard room size400 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Located directly on the beach in Santa Monica, Shutters on the Beach offers a wide variety of recreational activities and is within walking distance of local shops, attractions and restaurants.
  • Walking distance to the Santa Monica Pier with solar-powered Ferris wheel, aquarium, shops and restaurants
  • Malibu to Manhattan Beach bike path nearby
  • Complimentary Mercedes C-Class or Ford Mustang Convertible house car for drop-offs within Santa Monica
  • 24-hour valet parking ($55)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service (free)

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping


Dining options at Shutters range from beachfront casual at Coast to award-winning fine dining at 1 Pico — all with spectacular ocean views. Get cozy in front of one of the two fireplaces in the Living Room lounge for coffee, afternoon tea, a light meal or happy hour or sit on the Living Room Terrace and watch the Pacific Ocean waves.
  • 1 Pico received Wine Spectator Award of Excellence
  • Live entertainment at the Living Room several nights a week

Number of restaurants3

Cuisine TypesAmerican

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast


The pool at Shutters is open year-round and has offers ocean views and comfortable chaise lounges for sunbathing.
  • Private cabanas with TV and minifridge available
  • Poolside food and beverage service
  • Poolside spa treatments
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


ONE Spa at Shutters is the only spa in Santa Monica to offer products and luxury treatments designed by Omorovicza. Locker rooms for both men and women include steam rooms, and spa services are also available in-room or poolside.
  • Signature treatments include Hammam Detoxifying and Japan energizing
  • Manicures, pedicures and a wide variety of facials

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna


Although there is no formal kids club at Shutters, the hotel features several activities for families, including volleyball, paddle tennis, beach bikes and a pool with ocean views.
  • Nearby Santa Monica Pier features a solar Ferris wheel and aquarium
  • Malibu to Manhattan Beach bike path nearby
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs


The fitness center at Shutters features a full line of cardio equipment, such as treadmills, elliptical trainers and bikes, as well as weight machines.
  • Open 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily
  • Outdoor recreational options include beach bikes, yoga classes on the beach, volleyball and surf lessons
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


Business travelers will find Shutters on the Beach fully equipped to meet their personal and professional needs, with the added bonus of the Pacific Ocean on the doorstep. A full-service business center is available to all guests and Shutters offers three private meeting rooms, each features its own outdoor terrace, and banquet spaces like the Grand Salon Ballroom for large events.
  • On-site audiovisual equipment
  • Meeting planners and catering services
  • Capacity up to 400 guests reception-style and 215 classroom-style

Number of meeting rooms4

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available


Shutters on the Beach allows pets for a one-time, nonrefundable cleaning fee of $125 per stay.
  • Pets must not be left unattended in rooms; 25 pound weight limit
  • Guests must sign a pet damage waiver
  • Pets allowed (with fee)
  • Dog walking
  • Pet-sitting


Shutters on the Beach is one of the most popular wedding venues on the West Coast for local brides in L.A., as well as for destination weddings. With a wide variety of venues for ceremonies and receptions from the beach to an elegant ballroom with Murano glass chandeliers, Shutters' wedding services include access to One the Spa, beachfront rooms for guests, and impressive ocean views.
  • A variety of wedding packages available
  • Can accommodate up to 400 guests
  • Wedding planners and catering

Maximum wedding guest capacity400

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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