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“It's cool in shade!”
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Shade Hotel
Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Manhattan Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 25 July 2013

My boyfriend and I recently returned from a three night stay at Shade. What a gem in this beautiful location. He was there for business and I was tagging along. It's in a great location within walking distance to the beach, restaurants, bars, shops.... perfect. The rooms are swanky with cool lighting and very nice finishes. I want to recreate the bathroom area in my home. The staff at this place is excellent! Bartenders, servers and front desk folks. Everyone was helpful with recommendations for where to eat, making reservations, and just asking you about your day. A special thank you to Joseph for giving us the extra bit of attention on many occasions! One day we spent up on the Sky Deck and we were the only ones there. It is really a relaxing oasis. We were served our lunch and drinks up there, which was great. We ate at MB Post (go- it's amazing!) and also walked the Strand to Hermosa Beach and ate at Mediterraneo. This is a great spot for Happy Hour. The walk down the Strand took us about a half hour but was fun to see all the beautiful beach-side houses and people out and about. A must-stop is Manhattan Beach Cremery. Tons of sweets if that's your thing- cupcakes like I've never seen before and ice cream. The line gets pretty long. We headed into West Hollywood for the weekend, but really enjoyed the casual charm of this lovely community as well as the hospitality of this unique boutique hotel. We hope to return.

Room Tip: Rooms on the 2nd floor, west side have a nice patio and slight view of the water. But I can't i...
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  • 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

Dear Vermonter,

It sounds like your truly had a fabulous stay! We are happy to hear you were able to enjoy yourself and relax here at the hotel, as well as venture into exciting Manhattan Beach.

It is our goal to make all of our guests comfortable, and hearing about your positive experience with Joseph and your pleasant time on the Skydeck is the ultimate reward.

Please come see us again soon!

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Reviewed 25 July 2013

My experience at Shade was a wonderful. Along with an eloquent and stylish decor it is staffed with friendly helpful staff. The pool area is a peaceful getaway from the lively beach. You can soak in the rays or rest on one of the sun filled loungers. Enjoy a delicious meal from breakfast on the patio to a flavorful dinner paired with a glass of vino in the evening.
I highly recommend booking your stay at Shade hotel. You will really experience a stay away from home.

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

Thank you for your review! We find that our hotel and surrounding area meet the needs of all our guests. Whether you are looking to relax or to have an adventure filled stay, we have what you are looking for! We have complimentary bikes for those seeking to bike the strand and a Skydeck relaxation pool for those seeking some rest and relaxation. Our guests truly have limitless options! We hope to have you back soon!

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Reviewed 24 July 2013

We headed there in may for hockey, upon arriving it was breathtaking. The hotel is modern and chic. The staff were laid back and friendly. The rooms were like nothing I had ever seen. The set up is perfect for a couples retreat. The lounges and patio were perfect for all the couples to meet for drinks and socializing. The location is great , early morning walks on the pier, or looking around downtown. They offer a light breakfast in lounge which is perfect to start your day off. The spa was a wonderful way to relax, and the shades staff will deliver lunch and champagne to the upper deck to top off an already perfect day. The lounge staff was fun and made guests feel welcome. I can't wait to return. I loved the area and staying at Shades.

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

Hello,

We are thrilled to see your exceptional review of our hotel. It is so great to hear that you made the most of your visit with us. Walks on the pier, exploring downtown Manhattan Beach, Trilogy Spa, and our Skydeck are just some of the ways you can truly enjoy your visit with us and we are so glad to hear that you did some of these things! The options are never ending and we are thrilled to hear you will be returning to experience our hotel and surrounding area again!

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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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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: £231 - £495 (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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