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Shutters on the Beach

  • 1 Pico Blvd. Map It
  • Santa Monica
  • Fodor's Choice
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  • Romantic
  • Discreet
  • Residential vibe
  • Steps to the sand


  • Service not as good as it should be
  • Very expensive

Updated 05/08/2015

Fodor's Review

Set right on the sand, this gray-shingle inn has become synonymous with in-town escapism, and while the hotel's service gets mixed reviews from some readers, the beachfront location and show-house decor make this one of SoCal's most popular luxury hotels. The cozy lobby evokes a New England getaway, with a fireplace and tall windows opening out to the Pacific Ocean. Guest rooms have those namesake shutter doors, pillow-top mattresses, small balconies, and built-in cabinets filled with art books and curios. Rooms were recently reimagined by powerhouse interior designer Michael Smith to feature earth-tone throws and pillows and a beach-chic aesthetic. Bathrooms are luxe, each with a deep whirlpool tub, a raft of bath goodies, and a three-nozzle, glass-walled shower.

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1 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, California, 90405, United States

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310-458–0030; 800-334–9000

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 186 rooms, 12 suites
  • Rate includes: No meals

Updated 05/08/2015

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