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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I recently spent a couple of nights here in the wonderful Manhattan Beach and, aside from it being a reasonably costly venture ($399/night for a Wed/Thurs), I'd definitely consider a return visit. LOCATION This is what you're paying for. It's right where you want to be, with easy access to the beach and ample shopping/dining within second of the front... More

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54 reviews 54 reviews
15 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This hotel in Manhattan Beach was recommended to me by a couple of people. It was a combination of romantic/luxurious/relaxing all in one. My room had a king size bed with a beautiful soaker tub with jets. The service was impeccable. Although the restaurant in the evening had too loud music in my opinion, the food was very good and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a perfect location and lovely boutique hotel. Our room was spacious, comfortable, clean and the air conditioning welcomed. Nice jetted. large tub. The only thing that I would have added to the room is a chair that adjust in height to be able to work on the bed long table. The staff is friendly and very accommodating. We found... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If not for word of mouth I would have never known about this hotel, but it is a must-stay! Clean, contemporary, just blocks from the beach. A lively courtyard outside was the perfect vibe and the bar has an excellent staff and great menu. Just the right mix of casual and elegant.

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22 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

...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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

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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3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

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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22 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

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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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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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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