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Hotel Focus: Shutters on the Beach

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Shutters on the Beach, one of the most famous luxury hotels in Santa Monica, is a favorite retreat of many tourists and celebrities alike for the extraordinary experience it offers. Here, guests can enjoy luxurious amenities while only be steps away from the beach. Designed by renowned interior designer Michael Smith, the hotel provides the perfect coastal setting in a classic residential style, with decorative touches and the finest furnishings, arranged to take advantage of stunning view of the Pacific Ocean framed in crisp white shuttered doors.

Exterior of Shutters on the Beach

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You enter the hotel through a beach chic style lobby, with large fireplaces placed throughout. Often referred to as the Living Room, it is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy the ocean air at any time of day. Immediately outside the lobby is the famous Beach Bike Path that runs all the way from Malibu to Manhattan Beach, while the pool deck offers comfy chaises and a spectacular ocean view.

Interior of Shutters on the Beach

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The guest rooms are intimate, with enough space for a queen-sized bed, and designs that boast with casual elegance. Each room has a balcony, so guests can enjoy scenic views of the Pacific Ocean, with the interiors featuring flat screen TVs and iPod docks, a collection of books for book lovers, and elegant marble bathrooms each with a whirlpool tub. The guest room’s walls, ceiling, doors and trim are all in Dunn-Edwards custom-tinted paint in creamy shades of off-white framed in bright white, complementing the natural palette of pale sand, sea-washed stones, ocean blues and bright sunshine.

Bedroom of Shutters on the Beach

Guestroom bathroom

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For “foodies” out there, the Santa Monica hotel offers an exceptional culinary experience as well. It is home to three restaurants: 1 Pico, which is ideal for family brunches or romantic dinners; Coast, a beachfront restaurant where guests can enjoy sumptuous views while enjoying amazing views; and The Living Room, which is the ideal coffee and tea place where guests can also take advantage of the Happy Hour.
With a highly attentive staff, inviting atmosphere, and a location that cannot be beat, Shutters on The Beach is a don’t miss when in Southern California. For more information on Shutters on the Beach hotel, visit

Living Room

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