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Shutters on the Beach

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Photo: Courtesy of Shutters on the Beach

1 Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA, 90405, United States
TEL: (310) 458-0030
TEL: (800) 334-9000

This sprawling beach-house-style inn looks like it was airlifted from Nantucket and dropped on the Santa Monica shore. Inside, the common areas (like the fireside lounge with chairs and sofas upholstered in seashell colors) and the 198 rooms (all with subtle blue and yellow accents, four-poster beds, walnut furniture, and custom linens) reinforce the laid-back, summer-house vibe. But there’s real luxury here too: The on-site spa offers organic body treatments by Red Flower and facials by Omorovicza, and the nautically-themed One Pico restaurant serves exceptional seafood dishes such as wild snapper with housemade cous cous.

Room to Book:

The Presidential Suites have two balconies apiece—and with this location, they’re actually worth the hefty $4,000 price tag per night.

Insider Tip:

 Ask the concierge for a tour of the hotel's "beach gallery," featuring pieces from artists like David Hockney, Roy Lichtenstein, and Claes Oldenburg.

Amenities

Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Babysitting
  • Concierge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Laundry Service
  • Meeting Room
  • Pet Friendly
  • Parking Available
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • WiFi

Number of Rooms: 186

Number of Suites: 12

Number of Restaurants: 2

Number of Bars: 2

Year Opened: 1993

Other:

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