What are the best things about Shutters on the Beach?

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One of the best things about Shutters on the Beach is given away by the hotel’s name. Here’s what we like about the Santa Monica hotel:
 
1. The hotel’s location. Its location right on the beach is the biggest draw. Shutters on the Beach is just steps from the Pacific Ocean. It’s also just a short walk to the Santa Monica Pier, where you can go for a spin on the iconic Ferris wheel.
 
2. The beachy décor. Shutters has a shabby chic beach décor that’s very inviting. Plush couches in the lobby invite you to sink in and take in all the action. Rooms have built-in bookshelves filled with all sorts of knickknacks to make you feel at home. Many hotels in California are used for movie-making meetings, with creative types camping out all day behind laptops in the public space. That’s certainly the case at Shutters.
 
3. The views. Be sure to book a room with an ocean view or you might be looking at a parking lot. Both of the property’s restaurants also have amazing views of the beach and the Santa Monica Pier.
 
4. The lobby lounge. Can you imagine a giant living rom where movie producers, writers and hotel guests hang out all day? It happens at the lobby lounge:  a fun place to have a cocktail and listen to the live music on most nights.

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