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“Fun summer sunday pool parties!”
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Shade Hotel
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Manhattan Beach
Certificate of Excellence
niki17
1 review
“Fun summer sunday pool parties!”
Reviewed 12 August 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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Geneva
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Reviewed 10 August 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, travelled as a couple
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Atlanta
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Reviewed 3 August 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, travelled with family
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Chicago, IL
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Reviewed 31 July 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, travelled on business
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Huntington Beach, California
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Reviewed 6 July 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, travelled as a couple
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Chicago
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Reviewed 2 July 2009

We are frequent travelers, to places like NY, Chicago, South Florida, Vegas, Southern California... and in hotels several nights every month for as long as I can remember. Shade Hotel, in Manhattan Beach, CA is our absolute "go to" in L.A.. Before we discovered this little gem, we stayed at The Peninsula and Ritz Carlton when in L.A.. That was then...this is now! Shade Hotel is a breath of fresh air. Shade has a relaxed, upscale, modern vibe that will rejuvenate even the most road weary traveler. From here you can walk to restaurants, shops, the beach... Imagine that, WALK, in L.A.! Shade is the best little hotel in So Cal.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 23 June 2009

Shade is a good hotel with nice service and very comfortable beds. The food is the best thing about this hotel as it was reallllllly really good.
I just found the decor to be pretty cheesy- the "light therapy" in the rooms and the weird one touch fire thing in the room was just strange.
When I am the beach I want light and airy- this was just not it. If you have to stay in Manhattan Beach this will be fine, but if you want a great beach experience go to Santa Monica and go to Shutters.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Shade Hotel

Property: 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 (Based on Average Rates): ££££
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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