1221 North Valley Drive, Manhattan Beach, CA, USA
Neighborhood: Manhattan Beach
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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 Lavazza espresso makers. 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. The Zinc Lounge serves small plates 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. Parking is available for $15 USD per night.
- Complimentary upgrade upon hotel check-in, based upon availability
- $25 food and beverage credit for zinc@shade
- Complimentary welcome gift upon arrival
- Free parking during stay (a value of $24 a day)
- 38 Rooms
- Style: Modern Design
- Atmosphere: Lively
- 34 Guest Reviews
- 1221 North Valley Drive
- Manhattan Beach, CA, USA
- Neighborhood: Manhattan Beach
Hotel amenities and services
- 24 hour concierge
- 24 hour front desk
- 24 hour room service
- ATM/bank office
- Babysitting (on request)
- Bicycle rentals nearby
- Business center
- Central air conditioning
- Free wi-fi
- Golf nearby
- Luggage storage
- Offsite gym facilities
- Outdoor swimming pool
- Pets allowed (charges apply)
- Self service parking (charges apply)