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Shade Hotel
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Manhattan Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 15, 2009

My husband and I stayed at the Shade for a weekend trip. We loved the ambience, decor and friendly staff! The tempur pedic bed was so comfortable and having a soaking tub in room was like being in a mini-spa. We ate a delicious breakfast every morning in the Zinc Lounge (they also offer a complimentary breakfast in the lobby). The Shade is walking distance from so many great little restaurants, stores and, of course, the beach! We will definitely go back...hopefully for a longer stay!

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 3, 2009

First, you are greeted by the most friendly, professional staff to park your car and bring your luggage in. From that point on everyone, including the waitstaff, exceeded our expectations and treated us with respect and were extremely professional.

The room was impeccably clean; the bed was so comfortable we both slept really well; the amenities were excellent including an espresso maker and a bar with beautiful barware. The jacuzzi tub with the lighted ceiling was so relaxing at the end of the day. The food was so delicious we did not want to eat off premises.

The location is convenient to freeway access and just about anything we wanted to do was within walking or bikeriding distance.

We can't wait to return for another stay!

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 12, 2009

I recently hosted my birthday party at the pool on the skydeck (they have a pool party every Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. during the summer). Everything about the day was ideal. The ambiance was a perfect. The DJ was incredible. The staff was very accommodating. I can't think of a better way to have spent my birthday. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: August 2009
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Thank niki17
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Reviewed August 10, 2009

Stayed at the Shade mid July for a week with my girlriend from Geneva...
Well I must say there was NOTHING to say appart from it is NO DOUBT the best hotel around !
Rooms are spacious, cozzy, with jaccuzi and fire place, the bar and restaurant are lively and fun, the people working there very welcoming, and what should we say about the owner who is for sure the king of hospitality...
The hotel is design and modern and the price is really really good...
Will for sure stay there again in the future.

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 2, 2009

We loved this hotel. From the great location to the Temperpedic beds, we really enjoyed our stay. This hotel is located in a kind of shopping center that has various restaurants and is just a 5 minute walk to the beach. We checked in kind of late after a long day of driving and sightseeing. We ate a late lunch so we were thinking about maybe some sushi for dinner. The desk clerk overheard us chatting and offered to make us a reservation at Sashi, it was great. This a small hotel, but it's special. The decor is modern and smart. The rooms are comfortable with nice linens on the beds, espresso machines and drink shakers and blenders! (That's something you don't see every day) A newspaper delivered every morning. We took advantage of the available bicycles and rode down the beach for breakfast.

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 30, 2009

What an incredible boutique hotel! Especially for the money! Stayed here for a business trip to L.A. more than a year ago and never forgot the excellence we experienced. Am frankly not the type that generally cares enough to take the time to write a review, but have been using "TripAdvisor" lately and thought it worthwhile after reading other reviews.

The Shade has extremely clean, contemporary, well-appointed rooms and some of the most accommodating service I've experienced, and I'm a well-seasoned traveler. The hotel is also a gathering place for some of the local populace and is set in a wonderful, very upscale outdoor mall. It's an active environment with beautiful people and surroundings. If you're looking for an exceptional example of "California Living," (I'm a former long-time resident of L.A.), or merely an absolutely outstanding place to stay for business or pleasure, you won't be disappointed by the Shade!

  • Stayed: March 2008, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 6, 2009

This hotel has a wonderful ambience, excellent service, great rooms, the best beds in the industry and a lovely modern bathroom. Have stayed here 2x and it was excellent both times. If you want a top notch modern hotel, stay at Shade. Great breakfast (excellent coffee and OJ!) and a fun bar scene. The location is perfect, in the heart of Manhattan Beach, with the beach, restaurants and shopping within a short walk.

  • Stayed: April 2009, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Shade Hotel

Address: 1221 N Valley Dr, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-4778
Location: United States > California > Manhattan Beach
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Manhattan Beach
#1 Romantic Hotel in Manhattan Beach
#1 Business Hotel in Manhattan Beach
Price Range: $314 - $687 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Shade Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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