Shutters Santa Monica is a favorite of celebrities, locals, and visitors. And for good reason. A stay here feels worlds apart from your everyday life, whether that life is 30 freeway miles or half a world away.
Comfortable and luxurious, the Santa Monica beach hotel recalls the quintessential cottages of Cape Cod, with shuttered doors opening onto breezy balconies and a sun-drenched pool terrace.
Shutters Santa Monica has 198 meticulously designed guest rooms, including 12 suites, each designed guest room to feel like your private beachside, residence awash in soothing blues and greens.
Three private suites feature ocean views, extra-large bathrooms with oversized whirlpool bathtubs, additional powder rooms, full-size living rooms with fireplaces, dining tables to seat 4 to 6 people, and additional fireplaces in the master bedrooms.
Two of those are one-bedroom, 1,350 square foot presidential suites in the Ocean House building. The third is a grand 1,500 square-foot suite in the Beach House. Complimentary house-car transportation in the hotel's Tesla S class is available to suites and oceanfront room guests.
Even the standard guestroom is a step into coastal luxury. Each room features beach-inspired decorative objects; hardwood floors, hand-crafted beds, outdoor balconies, and whirlpool bathtubs.
Many also have views of the coastline and the historic Santa Monica Pier through sliding, shuttered doors that open to a balcony. Each room also includes an entertainment center with a flat-screen LCD television and docking station. The house car is available for all guests for trips within a three mile radius.
There's also a pool and jacuzzi practically hidden on the roof of the main building that's the perfect venue for a sunset dip or soak.
Shutters Santa Monica has three restaurants: 1 Pico, Coast Beach Cafe and Bar, and The Living Room. And if you're still hungry at day's end: In-room dining is available around the clock, featuring favorite dishes from the hotel's restaurants.
One Pico is an iconic oceanfront restaurant where coastal California meets Mediterranean fare. Overlooking the beach with fireplace and ocean views, it is open for lunch and dinner. Expect an extensive wine list.
The market-fresh menu showcases seasonal Southern California ingredients and fresh seafood.
The Coast Beach Cafe & Bar has an expansive balcony patio where you can enjoy comfort food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner on a heated outdoor patio.
Last but not least: A seat in The Living Room is one of the most sought-after spots in Los Angeles for a cocktail at sunset.
Open all day for coffee, drinks, and small plates—indoor and outdoor seating, fireplaces, and live music nightly.
The beach concierge will arrange bikes, surfboards, and boogie boards when you're ready to hit the sand.
Here's a good overview of a guest room:
For more information and reservations: (800) 527-6612; or visit the Shutters website.