Recommended tour operator: Abercrombie & Kent
Abercrombie & Kent says
Sunshine, white sand beach and a vibrant city all come together for a seriously glamorous and relaxing break at Shutters on the Beach.
Located bang on the beach in Santa Monica, ‘Shutters’ has the feel of a laid back beach house with levels of comfort and luxury to rival any of the USA’s leading resorts.
Each of the guest rooms and suites faces the Pacific Ocean with a furnished balcony. The sumptuous bathrooms have a whirlpool bath and gorgeous amenities and we especially like the individual decor in each room – designed by Michael Smith, recently appointed by President Obama as the White House’s designer.
Fine dining doesn’t get much finer than in One Pico – the wine list alone in this A-lister restaurant is the envy of many and was awarded Wine Spectator’s 2012 Award of Excellence. Head to Coast for a more casual experience and The Living Room for an elegant cocktail or afternoon tea – and to see and be seen.
Hole up for the day poolside, on the comfy beach loungers or in one of the private beach cabanas – the Shutters staff are on hand to bring your favourite cooling drink and a bite to eat. Enjoy a surfing lesson, head off on one of the hotel’s bicycles, join a free beachfront yoga class and bliss out in One The Spa.