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This hotel is simply amazing! Decor is beyond perfect. Beds are like clouds. Staff is fantastic and super professional. Meeting rooms are very comfortable. Food was very good as well. Nice wine list. Great place to watch the sunset.
Fantastic location and the hotel looks so charming!! However, this is not a five star hotel. The beach view is narrow-not vast. Everything is small-the pool, the lobby, the view... it is somewhat “quaint” and “charming” but not in an Old Edwards Inn, Hamptons, Northeast Inn sort of way. Turn down service arrived after we were asleep. The pool was closed for a photo shoot all day WITHOUT NOTICE. Manager told me she couldnt turn back the clock-we had planned a pool day while my sister worked, and I needed to work myself, while our daughters got a tan. They sent us next door, with poor WiFi and no wait service. They Did Comp a meal, but she was right, it did not turn back the clock, and working in corporate America, the manager could use a seminar...Had to ask to replenish shampoo/conditioner. I have stayed at the Viceroy across the street, and it’s fabulous. The spa is tiny-no sauna, a chlorine smelling steam shower. No view in the fitness center. The Coast restaurant is great-come for breakfast or lunch and stay elsewhere. none of this was a HUGE deal, but it just is not a five star hotel.
"Sun, Sea and Spa at Shutters on the Beach, Santa Monica"
The Spa at Shutters on the Beach is all about the backdrop. The hotel opens out onto the world famous Santa Monica beach with its quintessential Californian blue ocean rollers, along with lifeguard towers and quirky boardwalk activity. The Spa incorporates the relaxed LA vibe perfectly and inside its cosy interior, there is a fusion of shells and beach style furnishings making you feel like the spa and beach are one. ShuttersI had been in LA and at Shutters Hotel for a couple of days and in advance of a late evening flight, I decided to spend some time at the spa for a much needed massage and pamper. It had been a busy week and I was jumpy, so trying to switch off and relax was a task, which my patient massage therapist set about to accomplish. In the distance I could hear the waves on the beach, the gulls over head and the intermittent hum of day trippers to the shore. I soon began to unwind and drift off as my therapist worked on my tense shoulders and neck. It was busy at the spa with many clients waiting patiently in bathrobes for a treatment. So I decided not to hang about for too long in the relaxation suite and instead take the opportunity to go down to the beach and get some vitamin D. ShuttersI had been daring myself all week to try swimming in the open sea. Like Anne Morrow Lindbergh in Gifts from the Sea, I wanted to wallow in the salty water, something not often bearable in the Irish sea. But I was still feeling anxious as I walked with purpose down to the waters edge, completely self conscious and slightly terrified. Thinking that every chilled out sunbather on the beach was watching me, and sure that the lifeguards had their binoculars trained on me, I willed myself to take the plunge, get down in the water, do a bit of a paddle and then get the hell out. I need not have worried, a wave came along and knocked me over before I had a chance to even think and all of a sudden there I was swimming in the ocean! They say open sea swimming releases happy endorphin’s into the brain and I found myself floating on my back with a huge smile on my face, staring up at the blue sky overhead. Later I walked back up the sandy beach in the evening sun and headed back into Shutters. I had time for quick supper of salad and water (this is LA after all!), in the beautiful Ralph Lauren-esque themed interior. And with a parting send off from the friendly hotel staff, I headed to LAX and caught my overnight flight to Heathrow.
"Best hotel choice in LA area!"
I’ve stayed at Shutters many, many times over the past 7 years and I don’t know why I never left a review on Trip Advisor. It is truly a gem in the LA area on a gorgeous stretch of Santa Monica beach. The service, the beyond-comfy beds, the beach decor, large soaking tubs, and the adorable “living room” lobby all create a perfect hotel stay. My go-to Hôtel whenever I am staying in the area. Five stars!!!
"Lunch with buddy"
Beautiful property on Santa Monica Beach. View is awesome. Close to the giant wheel. It is old property but maintained well. Parking is a problem but they have a good valet. Parking is $20 for guests.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM