Shutters on the Beach

TripExpert Score based on reviews in 22 publications
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Afar Magazine

An elegant, breezy hotel decked out in nautical-inspired decor, Shutters feels more like a wealthy friend’s sprawling summer estate than an urban lodging. Full review →



Plush pied-a-terre and oversized hot tubs for moneyed beach lovers. High-end cottage suites offer feast of Pacific views.



Shutters feels like a rambling seaside villa that's been plucked from Martha's Vineyard and dropped onto the boardwalk below Santa Monica Pier.


Condé Nast Traveler 88.2

Whether you're in L.A. for business or pleasure, Shutters always feels like a vacation. Full review →



Maximizing its idyllic waterfront setting, the homey-yet-worldly Shutters provides some of Santa Monica's best Pacific views (but not from every room, so be sure to request one with an ocean vista) Full review →

Maximizing its idyllic waterfront setting, the homey-yet-worldly Shutters provides some of Santa Monica's best Pacific views (but not from every room, so be sure to request one with an ocean vista).

DK Eyewitness

This delightful hotel right by the sands of Santa Monica takes the beach cottage to new heights.


Fodor's Tick 5

The beachfront location and show-house decor make this one of SoCal's most popular luxury hotels. Full review →


Forbes Travel Guide 92

For in-the-know locals (including major names whom the hotel prefers to keep hush-hush), Shutters is a frequent destination. Full review →


Frommer's 34

The views and sounds of the ocean are the most outstanding qualities of the spacious, luxuriously outfitted rooms. Full review →


Gayot 48

At this on-the-beach retreat, travelers appreciate the respite from L.A.'s high octane atmosphere. Full review →



Iconic Santa Monica stay feted for its top notch dining, V.I.P. clientele and casual Californian modern vibe. Full review →


Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

Bringing classic Cape Cod charm to the Pacific Coast, the best rooms... have a beach-cottage feel. Full review →


Michelin Guide

A beachside-cottage feel undergirds this property set on the sands of Santa Monica Bay. Relax by the pool or have a massage at the spa.


Not For Tourists

Rustic beaut with five-star food and service. Full review →


Oyster 4.0

A known celebrity hangout, Shutters on the Beach has an atmosphere of formal opulence. Full review →


Rough Guide

This white-shuttered luxury resort south of the pier is the seafront home to the stars.


Star Service Tick 5

The beachfront setting and pleasurable poolside scene are notable, but the laudable meeting facilities and spring-heeled staff are ready for business at the drop of a sun visor. Full review →

Avoid the rooms in the internally connected annex facing east as these could just as well be a separate entity called, "Shutters on the Parking Lot."

The Infatuation

Shutters is the sceney hotel/post-beach drink spot right off the boardwalk where windswept hair and silk sarongs are the mandatory aesthetic Full review →


The Telegraph 9.0

Hobnob with the occasional celebrity at this seaside American beach house in Santa Monica. Full review →


Time Out 70

Formerly a cool retreat for hot Hollywood stars and now a sister to Casa del Mar, Shutters has a relaxed but decidedly upscale style. Full review →


Travel + Leisure

This sprawling beach-house-style inn looks like it was airlifted from Nantucket and dropped on the Santa Monica shore. Full review →


Zagat 4.5

"New England" "charm" comes to Santa Monica by way of this "luxurious, but not pretentious" "romantic" retreat just "steps" from the sand with "yummy views".

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Shutters on the Beach

4.5 Star Hotel shuttersonthebeach.com.

1 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405

Contact (310) 458-0030
  • Multilingual
  • Business Center
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Spa
  • Conferences
  • Tennis Court
  • Air Conditioning
  • Beach
  • Beachfront

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