Shade is a good hotel with nice service and very comfortable beds. The food is the best thing about this hotel as it was reallllllly really good.
I just found the decor to be pretty cheesy- the "light therapy" in the rooms and the weird one touch fire thing in the room was just strange.
When I am the beach I want light and airy- this was just not it. If you have to stay in Manhattan Beach this will be fine, but if you want a great beach experience go to Santa Monica and go to Shutters.