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Shade Hotel

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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  • 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The location is hard to beat, and the service is great. I don't think the hotel is a great value, but I will return. Complimentary beach cruisers are a great convenience. The rooms are interesting. I am not a fan of the bathtub in the middle of the room, but I am sure some people love that feature.

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Trabuco Canyon, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been fortunate to stay at a lot of nice hotels, but this one took it to the next level. If you have business or vacation in the Manhattan area, this place will give you memories you won't forget. The rooms are excellent and the staff could not be friendlier. Something you have to experience.

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La Quinta, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

...I just returned from two weeks in Manhattan Beach and my stay at Shade was nothing short of fantastic. I'm very all travelled, but rarely have I found a city or hotel that I just can't wait to get back to. I guess I'm always looking for my next great adventure. That's all changed with my stay at Shade. I... More

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Osakasayama, Japan
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a good time to stay at Shade.I stayed long days that was 5 nights.Staff was very kindly. Valet prepared my rental car while I was eating breakfast. Near beach,some restaurant,everything good. But,one day, road near the hotel had been closed to traffic for event of something.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just returned from four nights at the Shade Hotel Manhattan Beach, CA. We stayed July 2 - 5, 2014, room 220. Staff was very responsive to every request; stamps for post card were at front desk, no charge; ice for cooler happily provided at the bar; ice for a champagne bucket for the pool, no problem; bikes, volleyball, and towels,... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Shade is amazing! Great service, comfortable home base, perfect location, stylish rooms- can't say enough about this boutique hotel! Small enough to feel like B&B, but also has the LA vibe with a great lounge area, friendly bartenders, and even celebrity sightings! Walkable to anything you want to be near in Manhattan Beach. Personally welcomed by the owner who made... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I was travelling on business in the LAX area and this is absolutelty the best and coolest place to stay in the area. The staff could not be more helpful and it is a fantastic place to relax located in a fantastic upmarket beach town.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Service Always rest to open the door for you. They are happy to meet all customers needs. They made a special vegetarian dish that my college thought was amazing and surprised at how creative it was considering it wasn't on the menu. Atmosphere Very nice location. A little corporate feeling but very high class without the high class LA snooty... More

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Hailey, Idaho
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Great location in the heart of Manhattan Beach. No need to rent a car because you can walk everywhere. Staff is always on point and very kind. The food at the restaurant was excellent and the bar area at night is a great place to people watch.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

I adore a hotel that is in a walk-able community. Put it close to the beach and give me a comfy bed (tempur-pedic) and I call it heaven! The fireplaces are a nice touch, however it was 90 degrees during my stay, so that wasn't happening. Shower pressure was also good which I find important at this price point. Service... More

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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*
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#1 Family Hotel in Manhattan Beach #1 Romantic Hotel in Manhattan Beach #1 Business Hotel in Manhattan Beach
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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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