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Shutters on the Beach

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1 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Guildford, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Worth every penny. Wonderful hotel - fabulous everywhere. A lovely, luxurious but relaxed place. Nice touches - books and games in the rooms; blankets on the balcony bar for a slightly chilly evening; toiletries mini bar in the bathroom. Great pool area - with various factor sun lotion available for free in the restrooms. Fantastic breakfast. This place has every... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a very good first impression when we arrived at The Shutters: The lobby is very cosy, with a New England touch and atmosphere. The room as well was charming and cosy, with lots of wood and a nice decoration. We had an ocean frontal view, which was nice, but did not like too much the small road passing... More 

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ankverbeeck, Director of Sales at Shutters on the Beach, responded to this review

Dear AlexSwiss Traveller, Thank you so much for sharing your feeback with us. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Should you return to Santa Monica, please let me know - we have various options throughout the hotel and on higher floors with great views where you wouldn't experience the noise from the beach path. With warm regards,... More 

Old Greenwich, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

we loved our 4 nights at this hotel. wonderful location as we could enjoy venice beach and santa monica. the hotel had bikes which we rode up and down the beach bike paths. the hotel was nicely decorated and the service was good. we would definitely stay in this hotel again. try to get a room with a ocean view.

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Dear travelsam70, Many thanks for sharing your experience with us at Shutters on the Beach! It sounds like you enjoyed your time with us. Taking the bikes up and down the beach path is the best way to experience Santa Monica and Venice! Let me know if you return. Warm regards, An Verbeeck averbeeck@shuttersonthebeach.com More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent three nights here at the end of a holiday in California, looking for a special experience to round off our holiday. Shutters on the Beach certainly delivered. It is the most charming hotel with a laid-back east coast ambience and vibe. the service was exceptional, the rooms were great, especially interconnecting ones for families. The location is great... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Spending a couple of days in SB to relax around the pool and read books. The hotel was under construction and men were working on the n=building during the day Friday and Saturday non stop hammers, drills, banging The hotel never mentioned anything when I booked nor upon check in and beside lame excuses was not willing to compensate us... More 

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ankverbeeck, Director of Sales at Shutters on the Beach, responded to this review

Dear Albert L., Thank you for sharing your feedback - and we are very sorry you didn't have a relaxing stay with us. Last week we did need to do some emergency repair work on some of the balconies that face the pool and indeed there was some construction that needed to happen. Again, our sincerest apologies you didn't have... More 

Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Shutters on the Beach is the hotel that is most in line with the character of Santa Monica. The architecture is very special, location is great. Pico 1 is very high quality restaurant. All staff very friendly and efficient. try to get a room that is not facing the street in between, otherwise you can suffer the noise until late... More 

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Leawood, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had to drag me out kicking and screaming. 2 nights not enough, next time I'll be there a week! The attention to detail was amazing, something I have not seen in any 5 start hotel. Staff was very accommodating from check in to check out. Maid staff was unbelievable. The appointments in the room was one of the very best.

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Dear Michelle A, Many thanks for your nice comments about your recent stay with us! We look forward to having you return. Please send me a note when your travels bring you back to Santa Monica. Warm regards, An K Verbeeck, Director, Sales and Marketing averbeeck@shuttersonthebeach.com More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Shutters is in an ideal location, close to the Santa Monica Pier, Third St. Promenade, and Venice Beach. The hotel is beautifully decorated and the staff friendly. Unfortunately, our room was infested with mosquitos. We had mosquitos buzzing in our ear all night while we were trying to sleep. We got bitten all over our arms, neck, face, and ears.... More 

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Dear Derekw732, Thank you for sharing your experience - we are very pleased to hear you liked the location of Shutters, our decor and our friendly staff. We are however extremely sorry about the inconvenience cause by the mosquitos and the fire alarm. The city of Los Angeles has treated the issue of the mosquitos around the beach area -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Truly one of the best hotels in the world and its location makes it unbeatable when travelling to the area. The only issue is service at the "Living Room" if eating when trying to get a quick bite so use one of their other wonderful restaurants, it will be quicker and live up to the amazing standards set by the... More 

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Pasadena, CA, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Can't say anything good about this hotel except the view. Rooms are tiny, service is unbelievably bad and it costs way too much for what you get. Came home more exhausted than when we went because everything was a problem. No one knew where things were. Bathroom had no place to put anything, closet was the tiniest I've ever seen.... More 

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Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers, roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica pier spins high above the water, while park revelers scream with delight riding the roller coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.
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