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Shutters on the Beach
Ranked #6 of 36 Hotels in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 12, 2013 via mobile

This hotel is a very nice place to stay. Something that makes this hotel special is that it's on the beach and is really close to the Santa Monica pier. Rumor has it many celebrities stay here and I have proof, not to brag but Bill Gates we've seen there. It truely is a simple but awesome hotel!

  • Stayed: December 2012
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Reviewed March 5, 2013

Classic spot in and on the most costly land in LA. Decent to great rooms, depending upon where they are. Exorbitantly high prices, but if anyone expects anything other than that stay away.Stylish, need-to-be-seen people, all the amenities. Don't expect to fall in love with it but enjoy the seaside allure of Santa Monica beach. The best thing about it is the breakfast and lunch spot outside on the veranda in the white lattice shade. Great food, great waiters, sunny, makes a very nice event.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

Shutters is on as prime a piece of real estate as you could imagine and I guess that's why they can justify the exorbitantly high price tag but at these rates I expected more. Our room, billed as partial sea view had a more than partial view of the parking lot. The toilet cubicle had a pervasive bad smell which I thought was the bath mat but turned out to apparently be the wallpaper. In addition there was a very bad odour (sort of like backed up sewage) outside the elevators and outside our door. I mentioned it to someone in housekeeping who said they would investigate but never did get to the bottom of it. There were two shampoos and no shower gel - things I wouldn't normally care about but at these prices............

We had lunch and breakfast in the hotel in the patio room at Coast. Breakfast service was very slow and again there was the constant gasp of shock at the prices ($5.50 for a portion of banana).

Finally in our last few hours when our business was done and we wanted to lounge by the pool there were no seats.

There were positives. Service was generally enthusiastic and the property itself is beautiful but we were generally disappointed given the prices and it was hard not to feel a little ripped off.

Room Tip: If you can afford it ask for a room inside the property with a FULL sea view.
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 15, 2013

We stayed in an ocean view room which was very sumptuous. The bed so tall you needed to take a running jump to get on to it and such a soft landing. Two balconies with the most glorious views of Santa Monica beach and pier. Bathroom has big jacuzzi bath with candles if your feeling romantic, tv if you want to get some space to yourself!
Lounge comfy and glamorous. Very LA. Beautiful people doing deals over expensive drinks. Good restaurant and we spotted a hollywood star in there of course. Very attentive service - a bit much sometimes for a Brit but maybe easier for the Americans.
Rent a bike - well worth it. The coastal path is easy and safe. A short cycle to Venice beach and all it's glory.
Needless to say - expensive. But what would you expect?

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 6, 2013

From the moment you walk into the lobby...you realize that Shutters is a unique experience. Although a bit pricey...it's just one of those special places that doesn't dissapoint. The staff is warm and welcoming...the aura is first class, yet homey...the food is delicious and the setting is about as good as it gets. I am fortunate to be able to stay here for business...but hope one day ..it will be a great vacation. Also, best massage and pedicure ever from a hotel!

Room Tip: If you can afford ocean front...go for it. We didn't...but it didn't bother us at all.
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 6, 2013

we did not stay at the Hotel - but we had an amazing meal in their restaurant- service and quality excellent- 6 of us dined- everyone raved about their meal- i bit pricy if you are on a budget- but sitting at the window- watching the sun go down over Santa Monica beach- cant beat it

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 2, 2013

Went there for a family lunch we had a table overlooking the beach the service and food were
Excellent quite expensive but for a special occasion well worth a visit on arrival your car is valet parked something the Americans do well .

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Shutters on the Beach

Address: 1 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405-1063
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Location: United States > California > Santa Monica > Santa Monica
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Santa Monica
#4 Business Hotel in Santa Monica
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Monica
#5 Luxury Hotel in Santa Monica
#16 Romantic Hotel in Santa Monica
#18 Family Hotel in Santa Monica
Price Range: $639 - $930 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Shutters on the Beach 5*
Number of rooms: 198
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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