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“Amazing jewel of a hotel”
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Shade Hotel
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Manhattan Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 April 2009

This is a great boutique hotel in Manhattan beach, close to the beach and restaurants. The rooms are great, very tasteful, comfortable, yet trendy (not like the standard which is cheap and faux trendy). Great touches include the chromo therapy lights, sliding shades around the jumbo tub, etc. The fixtures are great (loved the stone floor shower) and the personal expresso maker is great asset in the morning. Staff is helpful and friendly. They will loan you a bike which is nice for a quick ride around the area.
Highly recommend this hotel! Will definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed: March 2009, travelled on business
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Reviewed 20 March 2009

We stayed at the Shade Hotel for a family wedding in October, 2009, and had such a wonderful time! Not only was the service superb, but the wedding that was held there was amazing. No detail was left unturned. Plus, how can you go wrong staying a block from the beach! We would go there again in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed: October 2008, travelled as a couple
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Thank mahbooty
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Reviewed 9 February 2009

The staff was very accommodating, and our experience was first class! The rooms are very cool. The food is great and the bar area has a cool vibe. Mike Zislis the Owner also has restaraunts Mucho Ultima Mexicana, ROCK'N FISH Manhattan Beach, and ROCK'N FISH LA LIVE. A MUST GO TO!!

  • Stayed: February 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 December 2008

A friend of mine came to California for a wedding and stayed at Shade hotel for 3 nights. Since we haven't seen each other for years, she invited me to stay with her for a night so we could play "catch-up". If it wasn't for her I wouldn't have the opportunity to experience this neat boutique hotel in manhattan beach. The staff at Shade are friendly and personable. The room itself is decent in size, with a gigantic jacuzzi tub in the middle of the room, which can be sectioned off by sliding doors. There are special lightings for the Jacuzzi; different lightings for different moods, i guess. The decor in the bathroom resembles a spa, calm and tranquil. The complimentary breakfast was ok, nothing special. But luckily Shade is surrounded by restaurants (Japanese, French bakery, Irish pub, etc.) all within walking distance. There are several boutique shops around too, which makes walking around fun. Finally beach is also within walking distance. The hotel offers overnight parking for $17 dollars per day. I believe you can park in the adjacent parking structure for free overnight as long as you get up before 9am the next morning and feed the meter. Overall I really enjoyed my stay even though it was only one night.

  • Stayed: November 2008, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 11 November 2008

Our good friends were married at the Shade and we had the pleasure of spending the night there as well.

The wedding was extraordinary. The Shade has a beautiful courtyard with a fountain that made the perfect backdrop for an outdoor wedding with an indoor feel. From there, we moved upstairs for an intimate dinner in the conference room. The food was amazing. Everything was delicious, but also gorgeously presented. Desserts and drinks were served on the rooftop pool deck. It was the perfect ending to the perfect event.

Our room was equally exquisite. All of the amenities you could imagine were available at our finger tips. And I didn't think I'd want a fireplace while visiting California, but the tornado fireplace in the room was awesome!

The best part of this hotel was how amazing the service was. We were traveling with a 9-month-old. The staff bent over backwards making sure we had everything we needed to keep us and our son comfortable.

If you are traveling to Manhattan Beach, you have to stay at the Shade. If you don't, you've missed the best attraction east of the ocean.

  • Stayed: October 2008, travelled with family
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Reviewed 31 October 2008

It was one of our stops during our honeymoon in California and it was by far the best hotel we have stayed at.
The service is excellent, the room very special (I loved the bath tub within the bedroom) and the staff was just so helpful and nice. We had a fabulous honeymoon there and the manhattan beach is just very relaxing.... chilled atmosphere, great restaurants, nice outdoor activities (bikes at the hotel), close beach, etc.
Can warmly recommend the Shade to singles and couples!
Enjoy... Orna

  • Stayed: September 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 October 2008

Shade Hotel was the perfect choice for our destination wedding!!! We wanted to provide our guests with a luxurious and fun experience, a unique location, and fabulous service. We received all of the above in one spot!!!

Shade was such a wonderful and EASY experience; our guests were awed by the high quality in food and service that they received, as well as the luxurious rooms they stayed in while in Manhattan Beach. Everyone was so excited to have such modern and elegant decor, super beds(!), and a staff that made EVERYTHING simple!!! I cannot imagine having worked with any other Hotel anywhere in the LA area; they could never have superceded our expectations the way that Shade did. My husband and I are THRILLED with the results from Shade, and will never stay anywhere else when we travel into the LA area!!!

  • Stayed: October 2008, travelled on business
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Thank Canny26
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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: £211 - £440 (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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Also Known As:
Shade Hotel Manhattan Beach
Shade Manhattan Beach

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