Shutters on the Beach, Santa Monica

Built on the soft, white sand of the Santa Monica coast, Shutters on the Beach takes inspiration from the traditional American beach resort architecture of the early 20th century and brings that particular brand of Californian beach house living to each of their guests. Whether you spend the day lounging by the pool or complete the Californian experience with a surfing lesson on the beach, you will return to your oceanfront room feeling all the comforts of home.


Escape the bustle of the neighbouring metropolis of Los Angeles and wake up to the sounds of the Pacific Ocean crashing onto the sandy shore. Shutters on the Beach occupies prime Santa Monica real estate, directly on the beach, metres away from the Santa Monica Pier and a short bike ride to Venice beach. Truly a great spot to take in the legendary Californian sunset – you couldn’t ask for anything more.

your room

Comfort coupled with style is the objective here. Wood beamed ceilings are white-washed and contrasted with sandy walls and finished wooden floors. A built-in entertainment unit comes complete with stacks of books whilst warm linens, cottons and silks in printed patterns fill the rest of the space. The luxurious marbled bathroom is equipped with a Jacuzzi and a TV to watch while soaking in the bubbles. With all the comforts of home and a breath-taking ocean-front view, you will be hard-pressed to find a reason to leave your room.

why we like it

Shutters on the Beach has reached the next level of comfort by offering guests a host of activities that take advantage of their prime location. Surf lessons, yoga on the beach and bike rentals are all just steps away from your room. Two ocean-view restaurants serve up the best in Californian inspired cuisine and the jazz band that plays in the hotel bar at night epitomizes the hotel’s casual, cool and sophisticated atmosphere – the definition of Californian beach chic.