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Shutters on the Beach

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Ranked #11 of 34 hotels in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
skherbert Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have recently stayed at this hotel from August 1 to August 2, 2014 and have encountered a very bad experience. First of all, after we've checked in, no one pointed out to us how we can get to our room. It took us a while to find our room and when we finally found it, I was disappointed to... More

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GregoryDay, Director of Operations at Shutters on the Beach, responded to this review

Dear PaulaY4075XV, Shutters on the Beach is fortunate enough to host guests from all over the world and we do not discriminate against any of them. As you know from my letter to you, I wanted to speak with you to get more information since we did not have a record of some of the items you bring up, and... More

Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great location on the beach, as it's name says! Beautiful Hampton's interiors, laid back vibes and excellent service. Having read reviews here, we opted for the Beach view with balcony room, and we were delighted with the choice. Hiring bikes and cycling the beach path is a must and possibly our favourite pass time when in Santa Monica. The heavenly... More

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Southbury, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here on the advice of a friend the night before we had to catch a flight back home to the east coast, so we didn't have time to enjoy all of the amenities. Our room had eclectic and interesting decorations - definitely not standard hotel stuff. The bed was very comfortable. Bathroom nice. The view was the best... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Coming to this hotel was like stepping back in time. Wonderful staff and a great location. The rooms are a bit small, but it didn't bother us too much. Do rent out the bikes they have available and take a stroll down the beach as I think this was the best feature of the hotel. There was an amazing Italian... More

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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
30 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Superb family stay in LA area, our 2nd this time during Christmas season - tastefully decorated, roaring fire place, live music, very atmospheric. The rooms of course aren't huge but very plush, huge comfortable bed. Love iconic Coast for lunch. The beach location is outstanding, gorgeous sunsets. Lots to do around the hotel with kids. Complimentary car with a driver... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
20 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well thought out lux property in Santa Monica on the beach. Great access to the beach walk that goes for miles in each direction. Some packages come with bikes which makes for the perfect way to get around for a fun beach day. Rooms are well appointed and are styled in California traditional hues with a Cape Cod feel. Great... More

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Los Angeles, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's definitely a "5 Star" property...and you certainly have to pay a "5 Star" rate...and for a romantic getaway from the hustle of L.A.....for a special occasion....I was willing to pay it. As soon as we entered the lobby, we were stunned by small kids running around....at least 8 or 10. This continued everywhere we went....Pool...kids everywhere....jumping, swimming. We escaped... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So this was my second trip to Shutters on the Beach. The first trip, over the September long weekend a couple of years ago, was a disaster and I vowed not to return. While the property is lovely, the service was awful. There was a two hour wait for breakfast downstairs, no room at the pool and the two remaining... More

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GregoryDay, General Manager at Shutters on the Beach, responded to this review

Dear A_regular_traveler57, Thank you so much for joining us a second time and sharing your feedback. I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay and we were able to provide the experience that we should have the first time. I assure you that we are committed to service excellence and every new review helps us to... More

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46 reviews 46 reviews
38 hotel reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After travelling down the west coast of the USA and Mexico and staying in some amazing hotels, I was not certain what to expect when we arrived at Shutters for a four night stay. We were given fantastic service from the minute we walked through the door. Everyone was friendly, helpful, and polite. We booked a premier ocean room and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is a lot to really admire about this hotel. The location in the beach is awesome. I had a room over looking the beach that was spacious with imaginiitive decor. The staff were individually incredibly helpful and friendly. A lot were calling me by my name after a day or so which made me feel really welcome. The restaurants... More

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GregoryDay, General Manager at Shutters on the Beach, responded to this review

Dear PKFlanders, Thank you so much for your feedback regarding your recent stay with us. I am delighted to hear that you had an overall enjoyable time and especially appreciate your comments regarding our friendly and helpful staff. I apologize for any lapses in service that you encountered during this extremely busy summer season where when we are missing a... More

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Address: 1 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Location: United States > California > Santa Monica
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Shutters on the Beach 5*
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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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