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“What a Treat!”
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Shade Hotel
Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Manhattan Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 12 January 2011

I absolutely, totally and completely enjoyed my stay at Shade! I checked in late and the lobby/bar area was in full swing. I'll admit I was a bit concerned about the sound drifting up to my room! but when I got upstairs and closed the door, it was SILENT! and the rooms are PERFECT... firm/comfy bed, fabulous sheets, pillows, lighting, ambiance, soaps/lotions etc, AND water and a cupcake with turn down! the food is wonderful too...

Manhattan Beach is a wonderful place to hang, and the Strand is just blocks from the hotel

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled solo
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Reviewed 9 January 2011

Stayed at shade hotel for anniversary with my husband this past weekend got there private party was going on at zinc lounge so we could not have dinner or drinks there to make up for it they upgraded us to a better room and also gave us a $25.00 credit to use at the rooftop bar food was very good tried the sliders also have very good drinks room was beyond beautiful really clean also have comp water,espresso machine and mini cupcakes at turn down service bed was so amazing did not want to get out of it tub in the room was huge loved it bathroom was huge also tried comp breakfast in the morning that was very good...overall hotel was amazing very pricey but you get what you pay for well worth the money for a special occasion or relaxing weekend!!!!

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 January 2011

Took my wife out to Ca for the Rose Bowl and we wanted to stay in Mahattan Beach. Shade is the place to stay. It was a very cool place to be. The new years eve casino party was a BLAST and the staff was incredible. The rooms were very nice and the giant whirlpool tub was a fun addition. The bar (Zinc) was the place to be and was always active with pretty people. If you are out in LA Shade is a must do...even if you are not staying there go by for a cocktail or lunch.

Brian and Lesley K
Houston Tx

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Shade1221, Manager at Shade Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2011

Brian,

We are so happy to hear that you and Lesley had a great time! It was such a pleasure to have you stay with us, and we hope to see you both out here very soon (or at least the next time TCU makes it to the Rose Bowl!). Happy 2011 to you and your family.

All the best,

Shade Hotel

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Reviewed 4 January 2011

We traveled down from the bay area for the Christmas holidays, and had an extra day available to show the family the Manhattan Beach area. We were incredibly impressed that there was such a modern & elegant hotel so close to all the sights. The staff was so friendly & attentive to our family, even supplying DVDs for the children. Gregarious Milo, the founder of the hotel shared his holiday cheer with us while we ate the wonderful food from the Zinc lounge. The rooms were so modern and the incredible Tempurpedic beds gave us a restful sleep. The hotel is close to the beach and pier, and other restaurants, coffee and yoghurt shops. There is parking underneath the hotel with valet parking so you did not have to struggle to find parking, we parked the car and used our feet for the rest of the trip! This was a real treat to stay at the Shade and we can't wait to come back on our next trip down south.

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 December 2010

I'm a "very frequent" traveler and have stayed at many different hotels throughout the world.

The Shade is completely in alignment with the vision of putting the customer first. The service was excellent, the staff was freindly and helpful.

We enjoyd being in the center of Manhattan Beach, a trendy, young community.

Recommend Shade to everyone.

Stayed: December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 December 2010

The Shade hotel offers the best of all worlds. We were traveling with our two small children for a weekend getaway and the Shade staff could not be more accommodating. We were greeted with Four-Seasons comparable politeness and immediate attention, our rooms were ready and impeccably clean and we were all impressed with the attention to detail ensuring that our every need was met. The Zinc lounge was fun, relaxed and offered exceptional epicurious delights. We loved the procuitto and caramelized onion pizza...even ordered a second! Fantastic variety of selections to accommodate many different (and demanding) tastes. Walking distance to many Manhattan Beach bars, restaurants, pier and beach. Easy access to downtown LA which is definitely a plus. The hotel Founder, Milo Bacic could not have been more generous or accommodating to our needs. The service at Shade is absolutely on par the larger luxury hotels and it is now our new favorite in LA .....we will definitely be back for both business and pleasure!

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled on business
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Reviewed 17 December 2010

Wow, what a hotel. We where blown away by the design and technology in the boutique hotel. I stayed there with my wife and was thriled to stay in one of best hotels in area. Service is superior, hotel amenities great and location perfect. Great comp beach breakfast... Much more than what we whished for. We'll be back there for sure!

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled as a couple
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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: £232 - £493 (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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