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Shutters on the Beach vs The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey

Both hotels are recommended by professional travelers. On balance, Shutters on the Beach ranks significantly better than The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey. Shutters on the Beach is ranked #1 in Los Angeles with positive reviews from 22 reviewers such as Oyster, Jetsetter and Not For Tourists.

Shutters on the Beach
9 / 10
1 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405
From $495 /night
  • Pet Friendly
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
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Concierge
"Shutters feels like a rambling seaside villa that's been plucked from Martha's Vineyard and dropped onto the boardwalk below Santa Monica Pier."
Fodor's
"The beachfront location and show-house decor make this one of SoCal's most popular luxury hotels." Full review
DK Eyewitness
"This delightful hotel right by the sands of Santa Monica takes the beach cottage to new heights."
Rough Guide
"This white-shuttered luxury resort south of the pier is the seafront home to the stars."
Frommer's
"The views and sounds of the ocean are the most outstanding qualities of the spacious, luxuriously outfitted rooms." Full review
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The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey
8 / 10
4375 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292
From $350 /night
  • Pet Friendly
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
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Frommer's
"If you're a watercraft cognoscenti and desire a serene view of more than 5,000 beautiful sailboats and yachts from your private balcony, this is the hotel for you." Full review
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Request one of the "27 series" rooms, which are junior suites that are larger and have the best views.
Fodor's
"You might have a sense of déjà vu here since this resort, overlooking L.A.'s largest marina, is a favorite location of dozens of TV and film productions." Full review
Oyster
4.0
"With a waterfront location on a harbor, not the beach, there's little reason to stay here unless you're boating or have a business meeting at the hotel." Full review
DK Eyewitness
"Overlooking the world’s largest custom-built pleasure boat harbor, the Ritz-Carlton offers European elegance and deluxe creature comforts."
Travel + Leisure
"Set on the waterfront of a small-craft marina, the Ritz-Carlton is one of the more traditional hotel spaces in Los Angeles." Full review
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