Take a city break at this Santa Monica seaside escape. Shutters on the Beach's freestanding spa is so close to the beach, you can almost feel your toes in the sand as you begin to unwind. Enter the nautical-themed retreat—you'll feel as though you've walked onto a boat...or a swanky yacht—whose understated sophistication (a lá wainscoting galore) keep in theme with the hotel's Cape Cod-style. Lay your head in one of the seven treatment rooms and indulge in a signature Red Flower body treatment. Our favorite is the Hammam Detoxifying Retreat ($240) which starts with a coffee and lemon scrub followed by a clay wrap, Vichy shower and heated, deep-tissue massage. The result: glowing (and sweet-smelling) skin. Don't miss the facials, which feature top-rated Omorovicza products such as Hungarian Moor mud and gold serum to lighten, brighten and refine. Post and pre-treatment, relax in the gorgeous, comfy lounge—the dimly-lit, votive-filled living room-like space is decked in seashells and has refreshment such as warm herbal tea. Other details make your spa experience feel special: Havaianas flip-flops, bobby pins and hair elastics and Red Flower products stock the locker rooms. Check for regular seasonal specials on spa packages.
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