Shutters on the Beach
Experience luxury beach living and quintessential California at its best at Shutters on the Beach, an iconic hotel directly on the sand in Santa Monica with the Pacific Ocean just steps away. With an elegant style evoking upscale Cape Cod cottages, it offers coastal-chic guestrooms, casual and fine dining, a wide array of amenities and activities, a revitalizing spa, and a prime, yet discreet, location that is central to Southern California hot spots like the Santa Monica Pier and Venice Beach. Nothing compares to this exceptional property — except the ocean sunsets on display every day.
- The hotel's 186 guestrooms and 12 suites feature hardwood floors, poster-style beds, elegant beach-cottage décor, and marble bathrooms
- Lounge by the ocean-view outdoor pool, relax in the Jacuzzi, or walk to the sand and sea
- Dine with ocean views at COAST Beach Café and Bar for casual fare or 1 Pico for fine dining
- Meet for drinks at the Lobby Terrace or the gorgeous Living Room with twin fireplaces, cozy couches, and a grand piano — plus live entertainment nightly
- Recharge at ONE Spa with a relaxing massage, hydrating facial, or body scrub
- Work out at the fitness center, take an exercise class or surf lesson, and ride bikes by the beach
- Explore the local area with complimentary house car drop off at local sites within three miles
Shutters on the Beach is a 2017 and 2018 Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Award winner, and one of only two hotels located on the sand in Los Angeles County, with relaxed, elegant décor by Michael S. Smith, the interior designer of the White House. Nothing separates you from the sea, sand, and sun here. Everything you need for a day at the beach is available, including chairs, umbrellas, towels, bicycles, picnic baskets, surfboards, boogie boards, and even butler service.
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The hotel's 186 coastal-chic guestrooms and 12 suites offer thoughtful touches and comforts of home with the luxury, amenities, and service of a world-class hotel. Enjoy marble bathrooms with Jacuzzi tubs, hardwood floors with decorative rugs, poster-style beds with white linens and cashmere throws, and beachy décor in hues of ocean blue and white. Relax in plush bathrobes, watch flat-screen TVs on built-in entertainment centers accented with books, and make your favorite brew with the provided coffeemaker.
Upgraded rooms have balconies and ocean views; suites have living rooms with fireplaces. Order 24/7 room service when you just want to stay in and enjoy your seaside oasis.
From coffee or cocktails in the Living Room to fine dining at 1 Pico and casual California cuisine at COAST, Shutters on the Beach offers convenient, delicious dining and drinks from morning until night. The hotel even has a master sommelier on staff. Beyond quality fare, the star of each venue is the ocean view, so no matter where you eat or drink, the stunning blue sea and sky provide the ultimate backdrop.
1 Pico – With an expansive wine list and a menu of fresh, seasonal California cuisine, the hotel's fine dining restaurant is the ideal place for lunch, dinner, or weekend brunch.
COAST Beach Café and Bar – Come to this casual yet elegant beach café and bar for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Be sure to stop by for happy hours and weekly events like a raw bar or burger night.
Living Room – Sink into a comfortable couch to relax or meet with friends. This inviting lobby area features a full bar, teas, light bites, twin fireplaces, a grand piano, and live entertainment.
Check off all your Southern California bucket list activities — starting with those at Shutters on the Beach. From daily exercise classes and bicycle rentals to surf lessons and long sunset walks on the beach, your options are plentiful. Swim in the outdoor, ocean-facing pool, or lounge in a cabana with your favorite cocktail and snack. Work out in the wood-accented, modern fitness center. Dine at COAST or 1 Pico for fabulous food and drinks, or relax in the Living Room with your favorite friend and cup of tea. Get a star treatment at ONE Spa, join in a daily exercise class, or simply enjoy the ocean view from the terrace.
The hotel's Beach Activities Center is a great place to start exploring your surroundings, with beach chairs and umbrellas to use, bicycles, picnic baskets, and surf boards. Ride a bike around town or explore the local area with a complimentary house car drop off anywhere within three miles. Walk to Santa Monica Pier for rides and amusements and to Santa Monica Place, Third Street Promenade, and Montana Avenue for world-class shopping and dining. Attractions within five miles include the Venice Boardwalk, the famous Getty Museum, and Abbot Kinney Boulevard with its quirky mix of art, fashion, and food. Within 30–40 miles, you can explore Beverly Hills, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Universal Studios, the Rose Bowl, Staples Center, MOCA Museum of Modern Art, Downtown Los Angeles, and Malibu Beach.
Shutters on the Beach
Shutters on the Beach has a name indicative of its ideal location directly on the beach along the Pacific Ocean. Its prime Santa Monica location puts you on the white sand of one of Southern California's most iconic beaches and within walking distance of the famed Santa Monica Pier and Third Street Promenade. Venice Beach is just a five-minute drive away and you can be in Hollywood, Beverly Hills, and Universal Studios in less than an hour. The iconic, scenic Pacific Coast Highway is just steps away.
Los Angeles International Airport is 10 mi / 16 km from the hotel.
Long Beach Airport is 23.5 mi / 38 km away.
John Wayne Airport is 42.5 mi / 68 km from the hotel.
The Downtown Santa Monica Expo Line Station is just 0.3 mi / .48 km away.