The "hotel" is more of a motel with limited amenities. The rooms are okay with a nice bathroom but it's about half of the room size with the bath in the middle of the room. There is no desk and very limited space. My room had no view, I'm not sure about the others. The min-bar is pricey, $40 for a half bottle of wine, I believe $3.50 for coffee to use in the in-room maker.
The main issues with my stay was the service, I asked turndown service to come back but they never did. I had trouble getting back into the "hotel" at night when the lobby turned into a bar. On checkout day the front desk called at 12:05 and wanted to know if we needed help with our bags, I told them no that we were in the process of getting ready to check out. The lady acted stunned we weren't ready to be out of the room yet (checkout time was 12, I thought it was 1). To make a long story short over the next approximately 30 minutes the front desk called 4 times and I spoke to them every time and sent two people to the room to see when we would be out. We were out by 12:35 and they make it clear check in time isn't until 3PM. We would have been out sooner if it wasn't for answering the phone and door every 5 minutes. I've never seen anything so bizarre, any luxury hotel will give you an extra 30-45 minutes to check out especially on a Sunday.
The staff is very immature and they feel the need to exude power over you rather then being there to serve you. I travel extensively and have never had an experience like this. You can do much better in the LA area then this.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Shade Hotel Manhattan Beach
- Shade Manhattan Beach