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Shade Hotel
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Manhattan Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 22 July 2013

A friend recommended for us to stay in Manhattan Beach before we head to Disneyland and we couldn't have planned it better. Staying at the Shade Hotel was phenomenal!
1. Location, location, location: 3 short blocks from the beach. Across from the street from Vons. There's Jamba Juice, Starbucks & Noah's if you prefer the chains but there's tons of restaurants to check out.
2. Fantastic Staff: everyone was delightful & they made sure they accommodated anything & everything their guests asked for. They loaned us beach towels & chairs for our day at the beach. However there are no beach umbrellas.
3. Interior: this is a modern boutique hotel. The architecture & decor is beautifully appointed. The night we checked in, the courtyard was being used as a wedding venue. We even saw a famous pop star do an interview in the lobby.
Locals & tourists alike love this place.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Shaunna M, General Manager at Shade Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2013

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are especially happy to hear that your friend enjoyed a stay so much that they recommended us to you!

It is true that location, location, location makes Shade the exceptional hotel that it is! There are never ending options of restaurants from casual to fancy and covering all price ranges. We strive to meet your every need here at Shade and we are happy to hear we helped you out with beach towels and chairs. We do offer beach umbrellas and apologize if you were not given one.

Last but not least, the comfortable and modern décor of our hotel attracts not only guests, but also those looking to have a spectacular wedding location or party venue.

Thank you for staying with us!

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Reviewed 17 July 2013

Manhattan Beach is a charming coastal town with plenty of shopping, good food and a fantastic beach. Shade hotel is boutique property offering first class service. The staff were extremely helpful with directions and made our stay so comfortable. Zinc lounge patio is the perfect place to relax over a lingering late brunch. The food is fantastic- try the duck tacos, so good! I would defiantly stay at Shade again.

Kristina
Vancouver, BC

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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Shaunna M, General Manager at Shade Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2013

Dear Kristina,

It is so nice to hear that you had such a great stay with us. The beach, downtown Manhattan, and Shade offer endless opportunities all within walking distance. Manhattan Beach has countless food choices, but Zinc Lounge is definitely a favorite of our guests. Our first class chefs and delightful servers make any meal worthwhile.

We hope to have you back in the near future!

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Reviewed 15 July 2013

We stayed for 5 nights at the Shade Hotel, our friends stayed the year before and couldn't stop raving about it, so we needed to give it a try.

It's a recently built beautiful and luxurious hotel well located in Manhattan Beach. Our room was immaculate and just as we had hoped it would be. We had a big balcony to sit out on and even had a Keurig coffee maker in our room, which was a home away from homes. The bed was so comfortable it was difficult to get up in the mornings!

They have a fantastic rooftop pool and bar called the Sky Deck which we made good use of one afternoon when the beach was too chilly to lie on. They have complimentary cruiser bikes so took those out along the bike path and had an afternoon checking out the beautiful coast line.

It is very tastefu ally decorated throughout and the staff really were very helpful and friendly. We met the owner Milo a couple of times in the hotel's Zinc Lounge, he was very welcoming and made it his business to make sure we had everything we needed.

We loved it so much we're planning a long weekend trip back to the Shade in December!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Shaunna M, General Manager at Shade Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2013

We are so happy to hear you utilized some of the wonderful amenities here at Shade. Our balconies offer guests an opportunity to soak up the Southern California sunshine without leaving the room! Another in room amenity, the Keurig coffee maker, is always popular with our guests. One of the most unique aspects of Shade is the Tempur-Pedic beds, as well as pillows, in all of our rooms. To meet the wishes of all of our guests, we also offer feather pillows.

The Skydeck is a fabulous alternative to the beach which is just a short walk down the street. Our relaxation pool and comfortable lounge chairs offer our guests the perfect opportunity to relax, eat, and enjoy themselves.

We are thrilled you will be joining us again and look forward to seeing you in December!

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Reviewed 9 July 2013

I very much enjoyed my stay, but, best of all, when I forgot and left some favorite outfits in your closet, you folks were good enough to mail them to me. Some of my best and most valuable - I wouldn't have wanted to lose them! Thanks for going above and beyond - and thank you too for a great visit!
McDonald
Boulder, Colorado

Room Tip: All good from what I could see.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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Shaunna M, General Manager at Shade Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2013

McDonald,

We are so happy you received your forgotten clothing. The staff here at Shade looks to make every guest happy and meet every possible need. Thank you so much for staying with us!

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Reviewed 8 July 2013

Outstanding staff and location close to the shopping and dining spots of Manhattan Beach and a easy walk to the beach. The rooms are very welcoming, with wonderful amenities. The staff is the highlight, very warm, welcoming and gracious with any requests. Made us feel very much welcome and at home.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Shaunna M, General Manager at Shade Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2013

Thank you for your kind review! We feel that our wonderful staff is one of the reasons staying at Shade is such an exceptional experience. We are always looking to improve rooms and room amenities and making them as comfortable and up to date as possible. Shade Hotel appreciates your graciousness and we hope to have you back soon!

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Reviewed 8 July 2013 via mobile

Loved my stay here june 2012. The staff was wonderful from the front desk, room service, car service-ask for max. The location put everything just steps awAy. Spa and hair salon-ask front desk they have a discount when booking through them. Starbucks, boutiques, restaurants and the beach and pier a few short blocks from the hotel.
My stay was a week and only wished it was a month. If you rent a car Venice and Santa Monica are a close drive as well as neighboring hermosa and redondo beach.
If you wish to be chauffeured a ride by town car to anywhere in mb is 10.00 each way and 20 each way to and from hermosa beach.
Wonderful experience-ps also note complimentary cereal fruit and coffee in the am and cupcake each nite on turn down. The hotel restaurant was also a nice change with California cuisine a wonderful charcuterie plate and glass of wine was a great go to meal. Thank you shade hotel.

  • Stayed: August 2012
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Shaunna M, General Manager at Shade Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2013

We are so thrilled your pleasant memories of Shade have stayed with you for so long! It is our goal to make each guest’s stay a positive experience that can be remembered fondly for years. Together, the hotel itself and the wonderfully located Manhattan Beach give guests a never ending supply of options for food, shopping, and fun! Our town cars give guests the opportunity for even more adventure in fellow beach cities Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach, as well as downtown Los Angeles, Venice, Malibu and more!

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Reviewed 3 July 2013

Modern nice hotel, fun, relaxing, good taste decor, close to everything we were looking for a vacation in a beach city: good healthy restaurants, beach sports, shops. Nice people. For a 21 years old or for a over 55 years old, it is a lovely place to stay. We will carry the feeling of the Shade for a long time. We highly recommend the Shade. ;-) Micheline and Marie-Caroline, mother and daughter, from Montreal, Canada.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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Shaunna M, General Manager at Shade Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2013

Hello Micheline and Marie-Caroline!

We are so happy to hear that you had a wonderful mother-daughter stay with us here at Shade. We pride ourselves on making our hotel a wonderful place to stay for people of all ages. Thank you for visiting us all the way from Montreal and allowing us to share our home with you. We hope to see you back!

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Additional Information about Shade Hotel

Address: 1221 N Valley Dr, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-4778
Region: United States > California > Manhattan Beach
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Manhattan Beach
#1 Family Hotel in Manhattan Beach
#1 Business Hotel in Manhattan Beach
Price Range: £234 - £490 (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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