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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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40 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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3 hotel reviews
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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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6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I gambled on staying in Manhattan Beach whilst in SoCal. It was an unfamiliar name (not like oft quoted locations like Santa Monica, Malibu or Redondo) but seemed to be mentioned often in positive reviews by those in the know. Manhattan Beach itself is a great place to locate if the attraction of LA and the shoreline... More 

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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27 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

My husband and I stayed in the Shade Hotel for one night in May. We were on our way back from Tahiti, and wanted to rest up for a day, before jumping a flight to NY. Knowing it was a boutique hotel, I was worried that we wouldn't be able to get into our room early. (Our red-eye landed 6... More 

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182 reviews 182 reviews
70 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Really enjoyed my brief 1 night visit here last week. This is attention to detail at its finest and how a hotel stay should be. Reservations and check-in were prompt and professional. Room was decked out in goodies (loved the cake pop by the bedside) including the nicest Keurig you've ever seen. Loved the stone floor in the soaker shower... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This is by far the best hotel in MB or any hotel along the beach line including those in Santa Monica. If you like the finer things in life this is deff. A must stay resort. It is right by the beach 3 blocks away ish and is close to lots of shopping and all other amenities. The only thing... 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 Family Hotel in Manhattan Beach
#1 Romantic Hotel in Manhattan Beach

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