1221 N Valley Dr, Manhattan Beach, CA | Directions 9026633.886494 -118.408686
Mon. - Sun. 24 Hours
Shade hotel- we had a wonderful stay! – This is a great hotel! I live in L.A but wanted to treat my husband to a birthday getaway, and found some great reviews for 'Shade' on this site. Having never forked out for a weekend away in the same city as I live in before, I was dubious about how much it'd feel as if I was on holiday. But it really did feel like a vacation. The best thing about the hotel is the rooms and its location. The rooms are beautifully decorated in sage and cherry wood, and the bed is large and really comfy. The bar has all kinds of glasses for different drinks and even a blender, so in the evening (to save money) we bought alcohol from the local VONS and made our own cocktails. The best feature of the room is the huge whirlpool bath, but coming in a close second is the fantastic lighting! You can choose to light the room various colors, and by pulling the Japanese screen across the bathroom (where the lights are) you produce your very own light show. It sounds a bit gimmicky but it's actually very relaxing and creates a great mood. Hotels can sometimes feel a bit clinical, but this one was very intimate and relaxing. The balcony was also nice. Location cannot be faulted. Practically next to the beach, there is a great French cafe right next door for breakfast and nice restaurants all around. It feels pretty classy but relaxed. There's also a 'Color Me Mine' nearby, where my hubby and I painted our own souvenir mugs! This is a great place for a romantic getaway...leave the kids at home though! Oh, one last thing! The staff are extremely helpful and friendly...always a plus!
Cool Bar, Expensive Drinks – I like starting the night out at Shade, but their drinks are a bit too expensive. The atmosphere is cool, as is the crowd except for the random old men who linger. If the deck is open, I recommend grabbing a drink up there-- it's more mellow than downstairs.
Great boutique hotel feel – Stayed here on a recent Saturday night to celebrate my wedding anniversary. The service was exactly what you'd expect of a small, boutique hotel - I ask for a bucket of ice at the front desk when I checked in and it arrived at my room 30 seconds after I did. The room was nice and spacious, with all the amenities. The staff was friendly and helpful and even called after we left to let us know we'd forgotten something in the room. The only thing that keeps this hotel from getting 5 stars is its pool, which is very small and located o the roof. But when you're only 4 blocks from the beach, it's an easy thing to overlook.
Cute! – Met some friends and had some early drinks here!....Fun! Cute...Awesome lounge......Go check it out! Nice location
BEST HOTEL EVER! – I've had the privilage of staying here and i must say it is the finest luxury boutique hotel in Los Angeles. The service is awesome and the rooms are even better, the Zinc Lounge is also a killer place to hang out. I reccomend it to everybody. It's Surrounded by great Restraunts and Shopping and it is all within walking distance of the Hotel. It is hands down the best Hotel experiecne i've had EVER!
THE BEST HOTEL I HAVE BEEN TO!!! – Stayed there for Christmas and it was a great Christmas indeed. The Romantic Getaway package is worth the price... The hot tub connected to the room was great...
I have been to the Bonaventure, Biltmore, Hyat (Century City), Checkers, etc...
But this was THE BEST PLACE. Service was amazing! The staff was prompt, courteous and helpful... even on Christmas!!!
Just looking at the website should make you want to go... and please do... you will not regret it!!!
Awesome Awesome Awesome! – This hotel is fantastic. Romantic, funky room, mood lighting, mini bar, blender, espresso machine, iron, hair dryer, and awesome service. The whirlpool tub is big enough for 2, or 1 looking to do some serious relaxing. The bathrobe was so comfortable, I took bought 2. The memory foam type bed and pillows gave me a fantastic night sleep every night, and it's so close to the beach, awesome restaurants (Petros right around the corner is NOT to be missed) shops and bars. I HIGHLY recommend Shade to anyone looking for a high quality hotel experience.
Sunset Crowd - Beach Scene – I went to Zinc Bar on a Friday for my birthday and had a great time with friends! We got there about 7:30 which is early by LA standards, but that allowed us to snag the last couch section. A lot of people watching to be done as the place filled up. It was like seeing the typical Sunset entertainment industry-esque crowd transplanted to usually laidback Manhattan Beach. The seating was intimate enough that I was able to chat with my whole group. The noise level does increase quite a bit as the crowd moves in. The tapas style food servings were very yummy! My favorites were the Lobster Rolls, Sashimi, and Burgers (1 of ea: sirloin, chicken, and seared Ahi!). Dont let the small servings fool you. The food will definitely fill you up. There is also a good drink menu. The Mojitos were good, although my boyfriend had one later in the night and they seemed to be running low on lime...and rum. The Zinc Pink was also fun. And the melt-in-your-mouth chocolate cupcakes are a Must Have!
the hot spot... – at least for now. friday and saturday nights can get rowdy @ the bar area. the staff here was great. As my gfriend and i were looking for a place to sit, the staff at Shade hotel allowed us to sit in a reserved area (since the reserved party couldn't make it). The bartenders and waitresses have always been kind and accomidating.
parking is easy, prices on drinks and food were reasonable... a nice place to hang out on the weekend in the South Bay.
Luxury Beach Stay – This isn't your normal beach hotel. I live in the city and have put friends and relatives up at this very swank, yet cozy hotel. We like to nibble on the small plates at the bar and take in the surrounding shops and restaurants... its a great experience. The beach is three blocks away for summer swimming or winter strolls on the strand.
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