Beach Vacations USA

Shutters on the Beach, Santa Monica, CA


The ultimate beach vacation can be found at a resort located where Pico Boulevard literally ends at the Pacific Ocean in Santa Monica, California. The name of the place is ‘Shutters on the Beach’.

The rooms, all with beach front locations, are designed so that one feels as though he or she has walked into a cottage instead of a motel room. Each room has the normal amenities found in most places, such as Internet access (wi-fi, no less), a newspaper delivered to the room every day (no charge for the paper or the delivery) a refrigerator that operates at peak capacity, a microwave, and an iron. Oh, and was the hair dryer mentioned? No? Well, there is one.

Santa MonicaOf course, the room has telephone capabilities (but, hopefully, one who is on vacation will not have much use for that), and a TV that is tuned to either satellite channels or cable networks. DVD and VCR players can be requested.

Although ‘Shutters on the Beach’ is a beach resort, the operators are aware that not everyone actually enjoys the beach. Those whose idea of a perfect vacation is looking at the beach while lying at the outdoor pool will find the perfect spot for doing just that. Both the pool and the spa tub are situated so that the ocean can be seen from either one.

‘Shutters on the Beach’ has restaurants on the resort property, each offering its own brand of fine dining. 1 Pico and Pedals Café are two of them, both offering distinctive foods; the Coast allows for dining or just enjoying coffee at its near-the-beach location. There is even an on-site bar called the Handle Bar (cute, huh?)

The resort also offers an on-premise spa, tennis courts that can be lighted for night play, and a state-of-the-art fitness facility. This resort can truly be considered “all-inclusive”.


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