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Shade Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1221 North Valley Drive, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I lived in Manhattan Beach many, many years ago and when I knew I was going to be in the area for a night, looked for places to stay. The Shade was something new but loved idea of location. I was so pleasantly surprised. The rooms are large, well done. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The location is... More

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New York City, New York
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41 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

People in the LA area had raved and raved about Shade Hotel so my husband and I were really looking forward to our stay. Shade is clean and the location is excellent. This is definitely the best place to stay in MB given the location but I honestly felt like it was lacking something to make it as amazing as... More

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Kihei, Hawaii
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've stayed many times. Great service, great food, drinks and nice rooftop pool/tub. Thurs/Fri/Sat nights the nightclub in hotel lobby bar was filled with beauties and music, great vibe. Highly recommend.

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Lead, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Shade is THE place to stay when in the South Bay whether on business or pleasure. We held our national meeting there last fall and our group called it their fav and this is after 10 years of different destinations. The food is great and the ambience and warmth exhibited by the whole staff and especially Aubry and Jordan... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I spent 3 nights with my teens at the Shade Hotel and will definitely be returning soon! The hotel location is two blocks from the stunning Manhattan Beach. The staff was friendly and the rooms were impeccable. Enjoyed the rooftop pool and Zinc restaurant was great! I had the fish tacos! The complimentary breakfast was a nice touch! We took... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just returned from a wonderful stay at Shade Hotel in Manhattan Beach. It was a great experience all around - from the friendly staff to the terrific breakfast buffet, to the cool and comfortable room with awesome soaking tub, to the rooftop pool ... all were totally amazing! Great location, and excellent place to unwind and relax in a... More

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Manhattan Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

I was fortunate enough to stay at Shade Hotel for an extended period of time, and I have to say they treated me like a king. Every room is perfect, includes a large tub, and a cozy balcony. The beds are outstanding and you will sleep both comfortably and quietly. Downstairs is a bar/lounge where the service is impeccable and... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

This is a very nice hotel. The rooms are modern and well appointed. The staff is pleasant. It's expensive for what you get. It's all about location. We had to visit Manhattan Beach & this is as good as it gets. They have a nice cold buffet breakfast that is free. It does not have a spa within the hotel,... More

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Shaunna M, General Manager at Shade Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are pleased to hear you enjoyed our hotel and our friendly staff. One of the aspects of our hotel that guests love most is our location! We believe Manhattan Beach is one of the most beautiful, relaxing, and fun cities there is! From the surf, sand and beach to the shopping and incredible restaurants,... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

The Good: The place is nice. It's clean. The rooms have a nice setup. The Bad: Two days before my stay I was sent an email asking if I wanted to add some gifts at check in. I selected the 'Romance Package' with rosé sparkling wine, chocolate strawberries, and rose petals on the bed and tub. Upon our arrival none... More

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Shaunna M, General Manager at Shade Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Mr. RossAdams, Thank you so much for your feedback. We truly appreciate honest and critical reviews as they become the catalyst for improving our hotel and business. I am so sorry that your experience was less than extraordinary. Our primary focus at Shade Hotel is to provide superior customer service and it disappoints me to learn that we fell... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014 via mobile

As an experienced international traveler, shade hotel has become my second home in the manhattan beach area. I am greeted by the most attractive women, Aubrey and Christina, at the desk, and the bar never fails to keep my wine glass full! Being the socialite that I am, shade provides the best company around!!

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Shaunna M, General Manager at Shade Hotel, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear you love the company here at Shade so much! We do have wonderful people working throughout the hotel, and as you mentioned, at the front desk and bar! We love our repeat guests and hope we see you back very soon! More

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Additional Information about Shade Hotel

Address: 1221 North Valley Drive, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
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Location: United States > California > Manhattan Beach
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 hotels in Manhattan Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Shade Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Shade, Manhattan Beach's premiere luxury boutique hotel, located 5.6 miles south of LAX and two blocks from the beach. Shade is a cool retreat after a long day at the office or a hot day at the beach, its exquisite environment is designed to maximize comfort and inspire relaxation while capturing the essence of coastal living. ... more   less 
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Shade Hotel Manhattan Beach
Shade Manhattan Beach

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