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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 #12 of 34 hotels in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Loved everything about my stay at Shutters. The room was great, and you have a balcony with a couple of chairs for some outdoor relaxing. It's right on the beach, so easy access to the water if that's why you're traveling. Both restaurants are great, and I especially liked the lobby/bar area. Definitely worth staying at!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great staff with personalities. Of course, great location on the beach. Lovely decor - more New England Ralph Lauren style. Expensive but for me a treat - you are paying a premium for the location. Love biking in the beach and hired their bikes.

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McLean, Virginia, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I always stay at Amex Fine Properties all over the country and expect a high level of service and friendly staff, which I almost always receive. The staff at Shutters was non-chalant and not the most kid friendly. Not to mention the hike to the beach and umbrella rental charges given the price of the rooms. Tried it once, won't... More

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Hong Kong
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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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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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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
55 helpful votes 55 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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21 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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
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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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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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