Shade Hotel, Manhattan Beach

1221 North Valley Drive, Los Angeles Area, USA
Manhattan Beach
38 Rooms
Contemporary Classic & Lively
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MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

From humble beginnings as the quintessential SoCal beachside bungalow town, Manhattan Beach has gone upscale. Expensive homes, swanky restaurants, luxury retailers, and now, a boutique hotel. Though just three blocks from the beach, Shade is about interiors; these spaces, by celebrity decorator Christopher Lowell, are designed to appeal more to this new generation of aspirational travelers than to the surfers and beach bums who once made up the bulk of Manhattan Beach’s population.

As you’d expect, then, they’re cosmopolitan, urbane, a touch minimal, and more than a touch luxurious — rooms are packed with creature comforts like goosedown duvets, flat-screen TVs (some rooms), and Keurig Vue brewers. Two-person spa tubs and private balconies are ideal for lounging, second-floor rooms come with fireplaces, and the lighting cycles through the color spectrum — call it chromatherapy, or just do-it-yourself decorating.

Shade’s owner, Michael Zislis, is a successful local restaurateur, so it’s no shock that there’s an emphasis on eating and drinking. Zinc serves brunch, dinner, and fine wines by the glass, and the Skydeck offers cocktails with a view beside a small dipping pool. Spa services are available in-room or at the Trilogy spa next door — it’s enough to qualify as a genuine escape, in spite of the fact that you’re still in Los Angeles County, and just ten minutes from LAX.

How to get there: Shade hotel is a 10-minute drive from Los Angeles International Airport. Validated parking is available for $8 for the first three hours and $25 for overnight guests.

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Shade Hotel, Manhattan Beach
1221 North Valley Drive, Los Angeles Area, USA
Manhattan Beach

Amenities & Services

  • Free wi-fi
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Off street parking
  • Valet parking
  • Bar
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hour room service
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • ATM/bank office
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Offsite gym facilities
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Pet Friendly
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Business center
  • Bikes available
  • Golf nearby
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Shuttle service
  • Designated smoking area

Need to Know

  • Located 15 minutes from LAX and two blocks from the beach.
  • Eligible Plus reservations: Welcome amenities may be delivered to your room after you check in. A “Do Not Disturb” status may impact the delivery of these amenities. Please note that early check-in cannot be guaranteed if booking a Premier Suite due to limited inventory.
  • Valet parking is available for 45 USD per day.
Check in: 3 pm
Check out: 11 am

Credit cards accepted

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