Santa Monica, a coastal city west of downtown Los Angeles, is home to Shutters on the Beach - an upscale hotel on the Pacific Ocean. Decorated by Michael S. Smith (yes, the same man who decorated the White House for the Obama Administration), the hotel has a homey feel with every amenity you could dream of. Guests will truly feel transported as if they’ve stepped into their own private beach home - from the inviting hardwood floors and area rugs to the random books and artwork peppered throughout.
Rooms range from the Superior Room all the way to the Beach House Suite. Each room is stunning in its own right, but if you’re looking for a perfect mix of luxury and simplicity, check out the Santa Monica Suite. From the notes of beachy blues and whites to the marble bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub, this suite is the perfect home away from home, complete with an outdoor balcony offering Santa Monica City views.
If you’re hungry, fret not. Shutters offers three dining locations for guests - their beachfront restaurant called Coast is a great spot, or go to 1 Pico to enjoy a seasonal market menu. Their living room serves as a cozier, more informal option for those looking to relax with a drink or small meal.
With a spa, ocean-front pool, and fitness center, you may forget there’s an entire city to explore outside of Shutters! Luckily everything is nearby; there is even an Ocean Front Walk that extends all the way south to Venice Beach. If you’re looking for a laid-back vacation with equal parts city and beach vibes, shack up at Shutters.