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Shade Hotel

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

After bad experience with another hotel in the area we decided to find an alternative. We walked by our feets trough out the neighbourhood and found by good luck an advertising about shades in the street. We booked by mobile but couldn't find the hotel. The receptionist acted promptly and picked us in the street a few blocks away.. World... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Shade hotel is located in the heart of Downtown Manhattan Beach. There is a lively lobby that is also the bar with indoor couches where guests and locals hang out to grab a drink and a byte. The restaurant seating is on the large outside patio, that overlooks one of the main squares of the town. Really good fresh healthy... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love the layout of this small boutique hotel. Conveniently located a few blocks from the beach, with lots of nice shops and cafe's/restaurants within walking distance. It's a bit pricey but as it included breakfast each morning that helped. The theater lighting in the room was a bit much, and the pillows were TOO stiff. the oversized towels were very... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have stayed at Shade twice (nearly ten years apart) and had drinks there once. First stay, I made a reservation for a Valentine's Day special. When I arrived they said I had not made a reservation for the Vday special until I produced a print out of my reservation. It took nearly 90 minutes for them to get my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at Shade for three nights. I really love the location! The pier, shops, restaurants, the strand all so very close. Also, close to LAX. I am from Manhattan Beach but currently live in Denver and I really enjoyed staying in my home town and at Shade! One suggestion would to have two chairs on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 via mobile

This hotel is fab. We LOVED our stay. I recommend it. It is super stylish and the staff were lovely, really helpful, polite. Our room was gorgeous with high ceilings, a jacuzzi, a balcony. The mattress was heavenly. The included breakfast was the best I've ever had, lots of variety. The pool was gorgeous, really relaxing. And the whole area... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Can't wait to go back! Everything was wonderful. Great location, great service, everyone was so nice. We went for a weekend and it was too short. We rented a car and it was not necessary. Ten minutes from LAX, easy cab ride. You will never want to leave Manhattan Beach. Great weekend trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

A bit pricey, but if you can splurge, the Shade Hotel is worth it. The location is wonderful, close to everything. The staff is helpful since it's a smaller boutique hotel. You can walk to the beach ( 5 minutes), or just relax in the Jacuzzi in your room with a cocktail. The airport is also a very short drive,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

My girlfriend and I visited Shade hotel and enjoyed its delicious food, superb service and trendy atmosphere. A big plus was the fact that hotel is close to the beach, shops and restaurants. We would definitely come back! Keep up the good work!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

It's such a breath of fresh air to be so cared for and given such professional genuine attentiveness from everyone whom is the backbone at this jewel of a hotel. You guys are the reason Shade Hotel is as spectacular & 5 star as it has always been and will continue to always BE!! Much gratitude to the following to... More 

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