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What We Love

  • Free Beach Breakfast Buffet served daily from 6:30-10am
  • Enjoy the ocean breeze in the nearly pool-size whirlpool at the rooftop Skydeck
  • The lobby doubles as Zinc Lounge, a nighttime hot spot complete with DJ and trendy cocktails
  • In-room chromatherapy lighting color menu is a real mood-setter during a romantic stay

What To Know

  • A DJ in the lobby means you might have to shout at the checkout clerk if you arrive during party hours
  • Shade is not beachfront — the surf and sand are a very convenient two-minute walk away
  • Common areas can potentially be booked several hours at a time for private events. Check ahead
  • Valet is $25 per day or there's self-parking at meters in subterranean parking structure


  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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A glam launch pad for exploring hip Manhattan Beach, with a hoppin’ lobby bar and a breezy rooftop whirlpool

The Look

The Shade feels like a mod reimagining of the promenade deck on a glitzy cruise liner of yesteryear. The lobby’s buffed-to-a-shine cherrywood floors are lined with cushy sofas and cocktail tables perfect for a leisurely meal or round of drinks. Designed by Christopher Lowell, of Discovery Home Channel fame, the public spaces offer clean lines, lots of natural light and a balance of architectural elements that include glass, wood and stone. On most days, floor-to-ceiling door panels are opened up so the lobby space expands out onto a dining patio that’s accented with breezy, seafoam-green drapes billowing from the second story on down to the sun dappled floor.

Bed and Bath

An open floor plan lets the centerpiece of the room shine: a two-person Sanijet Jacuzzi tub with a granite ledge that’s perfect for keeping your champagne close enough to offset the bubbling warmth. For a bit of bathroom privacy, wood and smoked-glass doors slide easily to partition it off from the Tempurpedic bed and the unique cyclone fireplace. In-room amenities including a Keurig Vue coffee machine, turn-down cake pops from a local bakery and a lighting color menu stand as luxurious finishing touches.


The lobby bar triples up as a scrumptious eatery. In the mornings you’ll find a light breakfast spread to start the day right with bagels and lox, hard-boiled eggs, juice, coffee and pastries. Stick around for lunch and dinner and enjoy a healthy menu recently redesigned by The Biggest Loser chef Devin Alexander. After that you can either bask on the rooftop patio or work off the calories exploring the area on one of the hotel’s free beach cruisers. The beach boardwalk is a short spin away and you can pedal down as far as Redondo Beach or up even to Venice if you’ve got the stamina.

How to Get There

Shade Hotel
1221 N. Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 United States


4.5 Very Good 586 Reviews
Will return..
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

very friendly, nice people...comfortable, clean room with great bed and pillows...yummy food...relaxing jacuzzi for 2 inside the room!...even with a night club/bar downstairs, it was quiet and private, didn’t hear anything...

Homey and luxurious
Reviewed 1 month ago

My wife and I stayed at the Shade Hotel for the first time for my birthday and had an unforgettable experience!
The food is delicious, the rooms are unique, and the staff is welcoming.
Thank you to Sonia for checking on us throughout our stay to make sure we have all we need. You're awesome!

We will come back on our next visit to Southern California!

Contemporary Elegance
Reviewed 2 months ago

Boutique hotel at it’s best. Sexy rooms with a balcony for every room. Leia and Austin at the front desk are fabulous. Lovely rooftop pool.

Ideal location. Cake pops every night. Sincere effort to be ecologically ethical. The configuration of the room is brilliant for maximizing the use of space.

Reviewed 2 months ago

We loved our stay here! As soon as we walked up, Austin an employee was there to greet us. He has such a positive attitude! It’s a great location to Manhattan beach and you far to ride the bikes there for free. It took us about 5 mins and we were there. Beautiful rooftop pool. We will visit again!

Funky hotel with great rooms & Service
Reviewed 2 months ago

Stayed here for a work trip, the rooms are really nice and comfortable. The service was excellent and the food in the restaurant was also great. The room i had overlooked the Marina and was nice to look out at the end of a hard day working. I would definitely stay here again.