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1 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405-1063
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
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Updated 08/18/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#14 of 38 hotels in Santa Monica
Location
4.8
Cleanliness
4.6
Service
4.2
Value
3.6
Travelers' Choice
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.
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Property amenities
Electric vehicle charging station
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycle rental
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Valet parking
Paid private parking on-site
Wifi
Paid internet
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Yoga classes
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast in the room
Outdoor dining area
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Manicure
Massage
Pedicure
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
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Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese
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Dana Los Angeles wrote a review Sep 2022
Los Angeles, California1204 contributions1699 helpful votes
Beach casual chic of this hotel property make the hotel and exceptional gem. Great views of the blue Pacific Ocean and the iconic Santa Monica Pier will make every visit special. Highly recommended, especially if you want something more than a brand hotel.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
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richard g wrote a review Sep 2022
Portland, Oregon794 contributions270 helpful votes
Needed a place to unwind and went into the Living Room for a drink. Absolutely fabulous decor and the service was fantastic. Right on the beach with a gorgeous view. We were so impressed that we have decided to stay here the next time we are in Santa Monica. The walk on the pier was a huge disappointment from what I remember about 50 years ago
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear richardgG1237GW, Thank you for choosing to stop by Shutters on the Beach! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your visit. We hope to welcome you back again in the near future. Sincerely, Christophe Baraton General Manager
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RMB wrote a review Sep 2022
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The hotel staff, the restaurants, the bar, they are all fantastic. Shutters is the best of the best. We would often show up tired, staggered, disorganized, etc and none of it mattered. We were hydrated, fed and treated with supreme care. We did not get to take advance of many of the great amenities like bikes, yoga, etc but those are all wonderful. The spa is fantastic and the product lines they feature are all top of the line. It is a magical place.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Room Tip: All of the rooms are amazing. I have stayed in all areas of the hotel over the years. There is...
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear SMVibes, We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit to Shutters on the Beach! Thank you for the kind review. We will pass along your compliments to the team. We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Sincerely, Christophe Baraton General Manager
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Homa F wrote a review Aug 2022
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Horrible experience. Most of the staff was extremely unprofessional. Room small and dusty. Swimming pool filthy. Noise goes on all night long. Drunks and homeless people are part of the hotel decor. Forget sitting on the beach-only 6 chairs and the attendants are useless. No hot water for tea in the morning. Power goes on and off. Alarm system constantly shrieking.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear hamaf822, We are so sorry to hear about your experience at our hotel. May I ask you to please reach out to me at eyoneyama@etchotels.com? We would love to learn more about your visit to ensure that this does not happen again in future instances. We look forward to hearing from you. Sincerely, Elica Yoneyama Senior Marketing Manager
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ann p wrote a review Aug 2022
Marseille, France83 contributions50 helpful votes
Ok it's Shutters On The Beach - but what do I really want. I want USB A and C by the bed. I want a room that doesn't take two lifts and three sides of a building to get to my room. I want a bathroom with a bigger shower and more vanity bench space and less old style bath. Service was excellent at valet and pool side, and as noted is a great location. Just feel in 2022 venue is very tired.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Room Tip: Room below level 3 means you wont have to change lift and walk a mile to get to your room
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Response from Elica Yoneyama, Marketing at Shutters on the Beach
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear ann57ap, Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent visit. Your constructive comments will be shared with their respective departments as we continue to make improvements moving forward. We hope to welcome you again soon! Sincerely, Christophe Baraton General Manager
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Yvonne B wrote a review Aug 2022
Amsterdam, The Netherlands16 contributions4 helpful votes
My husband booked a room with 2 queen beds (he called the hotel to make sure that we book a room with 2 Queen beds because we ware traveling with 2 adults and 2 children - 10 and 13 - who both needs space already - as do we). On arrival the disappointment was big as we figured out that we had a small room with 2 twin beds, sleeping 1 person, but definitely not 2. We had to book another room for 1300 Dollar a night to get a good night rest. Fortunately we got a discount on this second room, but we were very disappointed that we had to book a second room anyways. Everyone was superfriendly - the restaurants are both great - the host at the beach restaurant is great, so I'd really recommend the hotel, but check out the room size and bed size to avoid disappointment before you book (and let them be confirmed to you via e-mail - we just called and had nog proven confirmation so we were stucked with the Joice: sleep in a bed of 120cm with 2 people or book a second room at quite a high rate).
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear 964YvonneB, We are sorry to hear about the challenges you encountered during the arrival of your stay. However, we are thrilled to hear that everything went smoothly afterward. Please keep in mind for future accommodations, we do have a virtual tour of our guest rooms on our website. We look forward to welcoming you and your family in the future. Sincerely, Christophe Baraton General Manager
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Jennifer M wrote a review Aug 2022
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I'll start with the good first. This hotel is lovely. The rooms are well-appointed with hardwood floors. The staff is incredible and warm and welcoming. But...and there is a but...for the price of our room, I expect to be able to sit outside (and I mean right outside the door on hotel property) and not be accosted by homeless people. The beach out front is filthy to put it mildly. Shame on Santa Monica. We travel to Los Angeles many times a year. We have stayed on beaches up and down its coast and this was the worst I've seen. When we complained to the manager, he said he was aware of the problem but his hands were tied. I feel I need to at least put a review up about it so other visitors know. I won't recommend Shutters because of this issue. Tourism dollars are crucial and I will spend mine somewhere where I feel safe. It's too bad things have deteriorated so badly. Even having breakfast at Coast was a problem because of the homeless men coming to the door and yelling at those of us eating. It's sad and I don't blame Shutters but I would like them to put some pressure on their city officials. California has a big issue to tackle with their homeless population. Until they do, I will not return to Shutters on the Beach.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Responded Aug 25, 2022
Dear K3686VZjenniferm, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Shutters on the Beach overall; however, we are dismayed to hear about your lack of comfort due to the homeless problem. We try our best to ensure the safety of all of our guests and staff. Hence why we have 24-hour security throughout the hotel as well as the outside of the property. We hope to welcome you back again for a more comfortable experience. Sincerely, Christophe Baraton General Manager
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marathon8 wrote a review Aug 2022
Fairfield, Connecticut61 contributions75 helpful votes
Located in the heart of Santa Monica with easy beach access (beautiful) and walk to all. The service is top notch and the hotel restaurants (onsite) and sitting areas are very inviting, all with views of the beach. The rooms and baths are very nicely appointed but overall the furnishings in both the rooms and lobby area is dated in style. The pool area is very small with limited loungers; the pool itself and pool surround is old and needs to be replaced, including the hot tub. There is a typical resort fee but beware it doesn’t include $50 per beach chair, excluding umbrella, which I found to be absolutely ridiculous given the resort fee. We really loved this hotel but again it needs some updating to make it worth $1k per night.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Stay in building closest to beach in main part of hotel otherwise you have to cross the road....
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Responded Aug 23, 2022
Dear marathon8, We appreciate your comments regarding your stay at Shutters on the Beach. It is always a pleasure to receive feedback from our guests. I will share your comments with our team, who I am sure will be encouraged by your remarks. Thank you for sharing your experience and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Sincerely, Christophe Baraton General Manager
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Angela F wrote a review Aug 2022
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As they say, better late than never. My daughter and I stayed the July Fourth Weekend, and it was fabulous. Our rooms were amazing, second floor ocean front kings. The welcome amenties, were a pleasant suprise. Wine, marcroons and evian, for myself. My daughter was treated also, with sparkling jucie and carrot cake. Jonathan and Bernardo were a great help, taking care of our transporation needs. The hostess at Coast along with Gio and Alex, provided amazing service. Housekeeping was the best, our rooms everyday were spotless, also turn down service was a nice treat. Thank You, for another amazing stay!!!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Room Tip: Ocean Front King, most rooms have a balcony some a juliette
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Responded Aug 16, 2022
Dear angelafl4209lE, We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit to Shutters on the Beach! I will be sure to share your compliments with the entire team as I know they will be delighted to hear them. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Christophe Baraton General Manager
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PlannerInTheFam wrote a review Aug 2022
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We felt so relaxed from the moment we arrived. Everyone from the valet staff to the front desk made sure we felt welcome. The gentleman who brought us to our room gave us great tips to help us enjoy our experience. The staff at the pool and the restaurant were also very responsive. We greatly enjoyed laying by the pool, having breakfast near the beach and using the free bicycles to explore the area. On checkout day, we asked the desk a few questions about activities we were still considering in the area and they offered us late checkout without me even asking. I can't imagine staying anywhere else on our next trip to LA.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Responded Aug 15, 2022
Dear PlannerInTheFam, We are delighted to hear you are enjoying your time with us. Thank you for your lovely review. We hope to welcome you back again soon! Sincerely, Christophe Baraton General Manager
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$841 - $1,065 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSanta MonicaOcean Park / Santa Monica
NUMBER OF ROOMS
198
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Frequently Asked Questions about Shutters on the Beach
Which popular attractions are close to Shutters on the Beach?
Nearby attractions include Ocean Avenue (0.09 miles), Palisades Park (0.09 miles), and International Chess Park (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Shutters on the Beach?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Shutters on the Beach?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Shutters on the Beach?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and an outdoor dining area during their stay.
Is parking available at Shutters on the Beach?
Yes, paid private parking on-site, secured parking, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Shutters on the Beach?
Conveniently located restaurants include Brunos, Stella Barra Pizzeria & Wine Bar, and Casa Martin.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Shutters on the Beach?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Is Shutters on the Beach located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Santa Monica.
Are any cleaning services offered at Shutters on the Beach?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Shutters on the Beach?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Shutters on the Beach offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.