Shade Hotel offers hotel accommodation in the Beach Cities area. Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner as this 4-star hotel in Manhattan Beach has its own restaurant. If you want low-key dining options, you will be pleased to find a picnic area and 24-hour room service. If you are visiting United States of America on vacation or for business, make sure to take some time to relax as you will find spa services on site, so make the most of it! Don't forget your swimming goggles and swimsuit as this hotel features an outdoor pool. Guests wishing to relax with a drink will surely want to visit the bar/lounge. Knowledgeable staff are available at the front desk 24 hours-a-day and can provide tour/ticket assistance. Free Wi-Fi is available. Planning a meeting? This hotel has a meeting room, as well as a 24-hour business center. Enjoy free newspapers in the lobby, where you will also find a safe at reception for your valuables. Other amenities include dry cleaning/laundry, complimentary bicycles, concierge services and laundry facilities.
the ambiance, proximity to the strand/beach, complimentary breakfast, overall service was good. it has the "cool" factor of the club atmosphere at the front desk. however, it is sort of unsettling checking in late in the evening in the middle of the club, without being all done up and all the clubgoers are sort of checking you out while you stand at the front desk. i recommend trying to check in before the night life begins there if you are at all self-conscious. i like the complimentary use of bikes and beach chairs.
when we arrived our room was extremely hot - even the bellman commented on it. However, after 2 hours the a/c was still not working to get the temp down. We called to front desk at midnight and said we would like to change rooms in the morning. the next day no one contacted us to see if the problem was remedied. the a/c system is strange - it cut on and off all night. in the middle of the night it was very hot in the room but by morning it was freezing cold. the temperature never stayed consistent. it was a very disruptive 3 nights of sleep with the constant temp changes and the clicking and humming of the system turning off and on all night (approx every 20 minutes).
Very dark and claustrophobic rooms. The colors are dark for a spa hotel. And very noisy. We don't call a spa hotel just because there is a tub in the room.
more "willing to help" personnel instead of pretentious trendy ones. we request service.
Staff were very helpful and location was perfect. Close to all the action yet quiet.
In the evening you had to enter hotel through lounge bar which at weekends was packed so not ideal with kids.
- the staff were very friendly at all times - the location of the hotel was great, Manhattan beach and the surrounding area are lovely and its an easy 30 minute drive to central LA
- it was very busy, the foyet doubles as the bar which was constantly busy with parties, this meant that there was nowhere for the hotel guests to relax or sit with a drink - the lighting in the room was very dark and due to being overlooked by the main road (ground floor) we could not open curtains to enjoy the sunshine, it began to feel a little depressing in the room!