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Shutters on the Beach

5.0 of 5 1 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Godalming, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed here in September. The hotel and location are beautiful and the rooms are comfortable. However the systems are very bad. Make sure you check your bill carefully, they have tried to overcharge us twice. Once at checkout and once ten days after we left the hotel! The problem appears to be the valet parking system. Shame as the... More

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Lake Worth, FL
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71 reviews 71 reviews
26 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Let me start with the good: The room was amazing. Beautifully appointed room that felt more like someone's home than a hotel room. The location was fantastic and the sunset views were incredible. The room had a tiny, tiny balcony with two chairs but we never used it. We didn't like the fact that we were not in the main... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Called in for a drink on the way to LAX - stunning - should have had a quick bite to eat here instead of trying to get closer to the airport. Amazing place - staff fantastic & right on the beach, fantastic!

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los angeles, california
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Two complaints: The swimming pool is not heated. For my husband's birthday we decided to go on a staycation here, also LA was having a heat wave. I'm not the only one that was complaining about the very cold pool. I even heard some guests compare the pool temp to the cold beach water temp! How can this resort not... More

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

Dear 4familytoo, Thank you so much for your review. I am sorry to hear that the pool temperature was not ideal, however, we do heat our pool 365 days a year. I apologize for any lapses in service that you experienced at the front desk and assure you that we do our best to respond to all of our guests’... More

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51 reviews 51 reviews
7 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just got back from Shutters and still amazed by this wonderful hotel. What amazes me the most is how they have been able to give you the feel of being in a small boutique hotel in the middle of a major metropolitan area. The rooms were amazingly quiet, super comfortable and very clean. The location is perfect for going to... More

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a beach front room, which is what really make sense there considering the location. Great beach in front, excellent service. One pico, one of their restaurant is excellent too. The only downside is the unbelievably expensive breakfast.

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Portland, Oregon
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The beds, oh my gosh the beds. They just lull you into sleep. Was in town for work and realized very quickly I could not sit on the bed and work, all I wanted to do was take a nap. The view was amazing and the room was huge. Would love to stay here again, but just too expensive for... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic position, great ambiance Good sized and well presented room, we had a view of the Beach even though we were at the side of the hotel. Having stayed both here and the Viceroy which is rated higher on TA than Shutters at the moment this is the one I would come back too.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here as part of our touring holiday of the USA. The hotel was spotless, the staff friendly and more than helpful and the ambience fun but relaxing. The hotel's setting is hard to beat. You do, literally, walk out of the hotel, across a path and on to the beach. There is a wonderful view of the Santa... More

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Seaford, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel does everything right, it has very good dining options and the location cannot be beat for a truly California experience. Anyone traveling from abroad or from other parts of the US who want to understand the SoCal lifestyle needs to stay here. Wake up early and just people watch on the boardwalk. The subculture of Venice Beach, the... 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 Hotel Santa Monica
Shutters Beach
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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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