Imagine listening to the waves all day and all night, surrounded in a luxurious, intimate beach setting, with a friendly, attentive staff ready to cater to your every whim. What you have imagined is a stay at Shutters in Santa Monica, CA.

Casual elegance takes on a new meaning the moment you step inside. Walk into the subdued, beach chic style lobby, overlooking the Pacific Ocean, and you will want to immediately dive onto one of the inviting leather couches, ideal for enjoying a cocktail and letting all your worries drift away. Feeling a chill from the ocean? Hotel staff will happily light a fire in one of the large fireplaces to be found throughout the spacious, intimate lobby, often referred to as the Living Room, the perfect place to unwind and enjoy the ocean air at any time of day.

After dragging yourself away from the lobby, step outside and discover an array of bikes along with the latest craze, elliptical bikes, waiting for you to stroll, ride or run along the famous Beach Bike Path that runs all the way from Malibu to Manhattan Beach, it’s the perfect way to check out the neighboring towns and get a bit of exercise while enjoying the cool ocean breeze.

If just relaxing on the beach is more your idea of exercise for the day, the amazing beach staff will set up anything from chairs to umbrellas and even provide a number of beach toys to entertain your children and let them build castles in the sand. The hotel can also arrange for surf lessons for the adventurous, or yoga on the beach for those looking to get in touch with their inner Zen. Of course, if all you desire is to take in the spectacular ocean view, you can check out the pool deck, lounge in comfy chaises and relax into the evening in the perfect location for a Southern California sunset.

Feeling active but desire to stay inside? Head to the fully equipped, state of the art fitness center and be sure not to miss the spa, featuring luxurious treatments including such specialties as the Red Flower treatments, which boast healing, detoxifying and energy.

In your guest room you will be able to escape into a luxurious, poster bed resting on stunning hardwood floors, with bookcases stacked with classics all around you. The marble bathrooms boast high style comfort, and with the sounds of the waves right outside, you will find your room the perfect place to retreat, relax and renew.

Endless dining options await on nearby Albert Kinney Avenue, plus the legendary Giorgio Baldi restaurant is also minutes away, but don’t miss a chance to dine at One Pico at Shutters, for an unforgettable meal with ocean views and a Master Sommelier who will delight even the pickiest wine connoisseurs.

With a highly attentive staff, inviting atmosphere that will make you want to stay longer, and a location that cannot be beat, Shutters on The Beach is a don’t miss when in Southern California.