An excellent hotel perfectly turned out with delightful staff in a superb location.
When u think of a hotel nestled in the suburbs of a large city generally it doesnt tend to excite the senses often you think of cheap un kempt airport transfer venues with a heap of star ratings from organizations you have never heard of often accompanied by mouldly shower curtains.
Shade is a delightful exception to the suburban hotel rule. Situated just 5 mins walk from Manhattan Beech in the midst of this well turned out LA suburb. Manhattan Beech is one of the few places on my brief first visit to the US where you could consider living without a car. Yes it is full of dress shops that would not be out if place on the Fulham Road but it also has good quality essentials.
Shade sits in a 6 yr old development at the top of what is the main street. Rooms are spacious with large baths and beds!
Good showers and a good in room coffee machine.
Staff very friendly and helpful.
Food wise we only sampled the breakfast which was v good, either fruit or grainola or cooked.
Judging by the packed attendance in the bar in the evenings it us v popular with locals.
Saturday night the dancing does go on till after midnight.
Great place well worth a visit
- 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