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Shutters on the beach situated on Los Angeles' Santa Monica Bay. Photo: Shutters on the Beach
Shutters on the beach situated on Los Angeles' Santa Monica Bay. Photo: Shutters on the Beach

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Find some of the world’s most gorgeous beach hotels, like Shutters on the Beach, a luxury beach house inspired hotel in LA that is the stuff of Californian dreams.

Photo: Shutters on the Beach

Surrounded by white sand under the constantly shining Californian sun, Shutters on the Beach is a hotel full of light. The location is so idyllic that guests could think that they are staying on a deserted island paradise. But the hotel is actually perfectly situated on Los Angeles’ Santa Monica Bay, close to the historic Santa Monica Pier. The hotel interior exudes luxury but also has a warm, welcoming beach house vibe, not a millionaire’s beach house.

Santa Monica, meanwhile, is one of Southern California’s most happening seaside resorts. There are plenty things to do nearby such as visit the shopping districts, eat at the fine restaurants and get inspired at the art galleries. When you start to tire, you can come back to the hotel and lie down in a private cabana by the luxurious pool or relax in a jacuzzi. This summer, the hotel is presenting a new spa menu in partnership with one of the world’s most popular wellness brands, Kerstin Florian. It may all sound too good to be true, but Shutters on the Beach really is a hotel made out of California dreams.

More hotels for (wealthy) beach bums

W Hotel, Barcelona

This magnificent beach hotel is located on the famous Barceloneta boardwalk overlooking the sea. The hotel is in a modern, shiny building designed by world-renowned architect Ricardo Bofill and offers spectacular panoramic views from its luxurious interior. Ride the elevator from the 26th floor party lounge straight down to the beach.

W Hotel

Plaça de la Rosa dels Vents, Barceolna

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Hotel Beau Rivage, Nice

The Beau Rivage was one of the first seaside hotels ever built in Nice. The building from 1860 has been recently restored and is superbly located in the old town near the famous Promenade des Anglais. It even has its own private beach.

Hotel Beau Rivage

24, rue Saint François de Paule, Nice

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Meliá Coral Hotel, Umag

The Meliá Coral in Umag, Croatia, overlooks the crystal clear Adriatic Sea. The calm and peaceful ambience around the hotel creates the perfect setting for relaxing on a sun lounger and forgetting your cares.

Meliá Coral Hotel

Katoro bb, Umag

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Brown Urban Beach House, Tel Aviv

The Brown Urban Beach House is a recently opened boutique hotel, one minute away from Tel Aviv’s Jerusalem Beach. Enjoy a drink in the Flamingo bar, watch the people in the streets or simply go to the beach and swim in the warm Mediterranean Sea.

Brown Urban Beach House

64 Ha’Yarkon street, Tel Aviv

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