For the past 20 years, Shutters on the Beach has enjoyed a prime position on Santa Monica Beach. The grey-slate shingled hotel is reminiscent of an intimate Hamptons getaway yet, here, there are 186 rooms and 12 suites, with the most coveted located in the ocean-facing "Beach House". Interconnecting rooms, an outdoor heated pool, bike rentals and beach amenities (sand buckets, boogie boards, chaise lounges) cater to families. Business travellers will appreciate its vast meeting space, especially those rooms with adjoining terraces. The casual Coast serves an all-day menu; One Pico offers fine dining with wraparound ocean views; and The Living Room is ideal for drinks and small plates. During the day, a beach concierge is available for those spending time on the sand. There’s a spa and, for fitness-fanatics, a gym with personal training and private yoga upon request, as well as a walking/biking path that runs by the front door.
Santa Monica is a tourist-friendly, oceanside neighbourhood that offers plenty of dining options for families as well as shopping and beach access. The famous pier is home to the amusement rides of Pacific Park.
1 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica, Los Angeles