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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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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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7 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

A wonderful 5 night stay at this upscaled but relaxing spot. Service was outstanding from the front desk, to the hotel bar, to the housekeepers. A short walk to great shops, restaurants, and a terrific beach. (be aware the walk to the beach can get steep) The food at the hotel was fresh and creative. (great salads for lunch). The... More 

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Fuerteventura, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Lovely hotel in the centre of everything , restaurants close by along with a a number of chic shops, 10 minute walk to the beach a really perfect location if you are looking to relax and enjoy. The hotel is approx. 45 mins from Disney by car and one hour to the centre of Beverly Hills, so you really do... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I stayed here for three nights to relax with friends. My room was dominated by a huge bath and the walk in shower was great. All the staff we really friendly and helpful. The hire bikes were fun and the bar had a lovely atmosphere. A great place to chill out and enjoy the truly wonderful Manhattan beach ambiance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed at Shade in September when we were in L.A. for a family wedding. As a hospitality industry professional, it is difficult to travel sometimes and let go of the feeling to jump in and help out. I am always learning from others especially when I feel that they have got it right and have truly... 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*
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 Romantic Hotel in Manhattan Beach
#1 Family Hotel in Manhattan Beach

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