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4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1221 North Valley Drive, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
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Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Manhattan Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars NEW

Every detail of our stay was thoughtfully looked after from the friendly valet and efficient reception/check-in, to the beautifully appointed room where everything works perfectly. love the great shower and spa tub, and fabulous bed and great linens and pillows, and the private balcony, and the fresh fruit and smoked salmon breakfast buffet in the morning. All the staff were... More 

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Arlington, Virginia, United States
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10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not that Manhattan Beach needs an oasis by any means, but this hotel is the bomb. Really cool lounge, wonderful service, good food, and just blocks from the beach. I've been here twice, they do not disappoint. The gas "tube" fireplace is an especially neat feature, but if you've got a 3rd person with you (our teenager was with us... More 

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Mill Valley, California
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10 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have stayed at this hotel three different times. I fell in love with it because it is in great location, has excellent staff, and cool / hip architectural design. No wonder they sell out all the time. Make sure to plan ahead if you want to stay here.

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New Delhi, India
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9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I found Shade Hotel through Tripadvisor. It is located in Manhattan Beach just a few miles from the Los Angeles Airport. You do not even have to go on the Freeway to get to and fro. The location of the hotel is just a few blocks away from Manhattan Beach pier. The hotel is in a quiet location, touching a... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I am not sure who thought that putting a nightclub in a small hotel was a good idea. But if you want to sleep, avoid this place like the plague on Friday and Saturday nights. They have a DJ on those nights who plays electro pop music in the bar at top volume. Our room was about as far as... More 

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SouthBayRox, General Manager at Shade Hotel, responded to this review

Hello, I first want to express my sincerest apologies for your experience at Shade Hotel. I can imagine how frustrating it must have been to enjoy your time with us only to be disturbed by the music in our lounge. We recently had a new performer join our team and the first weekend he played, unbeknownst to us, he brought... More 

Calgary, Canada
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23 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Myself and my girlfriend gave this hotel a 5 star mainly because of room, property and location. Rooms - Were wonderful! Big rooms, clean, romantic, very cool layout! Very impressed with the rooms. Soaker tub in the middle of room, fireplace - all lights and fireplace could be controlled by switches near the door. Housekeeping - were great and very... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I stayed during an unexpected layover in LA (didn't want to stay in the hotel paid for by American Airlines). The room was really nice and had quirky amenities. The light controls were kind of a pain and I had to unplug electronics to actually make the room dark. The bed could stand to be more comfortable, but I really... More 

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Whaley Bridge, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
7 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We stayed here for our last few nights of a two week trip to Cali. What a great way to end the holiday. The rooms are gorgeous and very romantic. We had trouble with water pressure but this was sorted within a few hours. The bar was great with lovely bar staff. All the staff were exceptionally helpful. We absolutely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I only had one night there. I was immediately struck by how beautiful the room was. It's one of those rooms where you walk in and say, "Wow!" I was very tired, and had a wonderful bath in the deep tub where you can choose different lighting colors based on your mood.

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New York City, New York
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41 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a terrific place to stay in Manhattan Beach. Huge room, modern amenities, bar and restaurant. The breakfast buffet isn't that great though, better off having brunch somewhere else. The bar attracts a nice crowd as well. The staff are super friendly and accommodating. Great value for the rate and 12 minutes from LAX.

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Address: 1221 North Valley Drive, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
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Location: United States > California > Manhattan Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Shade Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 38
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Also Known As:
Shade Hotel Manhattan Beach
Shade Manhattan Beach
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#1 Business Hotel in Manhattan Beach
#1 Family Hotel in Manhattan Beach
#1 Romantic Hotel in Manhattan Beach

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