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Shade Hotel

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1221 North Valley Drive, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
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    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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14 reviews 14 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wife and I stayed at the Shade Hotel for four nights in April. Could not have been happier with our stay but let me give you a bit of advice... 1) When you first walk into the hotel you will notice that it is not very big at all and the lobby is a bar/lounge with a small front desk... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perfect location and great hotel! Rooms were lovely and loved the big bath in the middle of the room. Breakfast was lovely. Staff friendly and very helpful as my suitcase broke and explained where the best place would be to get a new one and have directions. Excellent for a mini break or stop over as we were flying on... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service was great, although my wife felt the reception when we got there Monday at 1pm was rough. Certainly the low point I guess. Gus at the bar each morning for breakfast was a wonderful host. This place is very comfortable and perfectly located. I recommend a glass of wine with the bartender from Boston when waiting for dinner. Overall... More 

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14 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would not say this is a "value" hotel. The room rates are expensive especially for NOT being on the beach! The location is terrific as it is close to everything. They do have a small pool, should be classified as a dipping pool. Rooftop bar area is fun and good views. Resturant bar area in lobby is blast! Bartenders... More 

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

Good Morning, Thank you so much for your kind words and fantastic review. I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time at Shade Hotel and your visit to beautiful Manhattan Beach. Shade Hotel is a luxury boutique hotel and we believe in providing the most luxurious and elevated amenities for our guests during their stay. Though our... More 

Agoura Hills, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The rooms at shade are fabulous! There is an in room Jacuzzi if enough for 2 with ambient lighting. There is a small corner fireplace. The location is 2 blocks to the beach. There are many restaurants near the hotel as well as in in hotel. I love the cocktails served in a martini glass made of ice. Very pricey,... More 

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Berkeley, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

My husband and I enjoyed the amazing people watching while strolling through the cool boutique shops and walking miles of beach. The hotel itself I thought was ok. However it did not impress for the price. Rooms were very dark and seemed a little dated. There is a huge soaking tub which kind of bothered me given the drought we... More 

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

Thank you so much for the review and taking the time share your experience at Shade. First, I am happy to hear that you enjoyed the beautiful location of our property, being just 3 blocks to the ocean and in the heart of downtown Manhattan Beach, our guests are afforded the best spot in town! I am also pleased to... More 

Dallas, TX
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I loved this hotel. It was breathtaking. The rooms were awesome and everything was beautiful. Our firm party was held here and I stayed a couple days after. It was the perfect distance from the beach and the local shops were the best. The bed was one of the best I've had the chance to sleep in. I truly enjoyed... More 

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Lake George, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I loved my room at the Shade- It was very quiet. High quality linens- I melted in the bed. The problem? The Hotels sales staff thinks that it's a GREAT idea to sell the bar out to a networking event with 250 plus people- Seriously? Yes, They let them take over the entire lobby & bar such that I had... More 

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SAINTE-ADELE, QUEBEC
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

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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