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Shade is the only luxury hotel on Manhattan Beach, and, as a gay-friendly hotel not far from downtown Los Angeles, perhaps the number one choice among LGBT visitors to this glamorous part of the world. Enjoy a sunny beachside holiday, stay in tranquil, modern rooms, and enjoy delicious food and world-class relaxation. Each room has a wide array of features, from a multifunctional rolling desk, personal spa facilities, Keurig coffee machines, and a free wireless internet connection. The Penthouse Suite combines tasteful, muted tones with exquisite beds, an exceptionally large bathroom and a west facing balcony for fresh ocean air.


  • 38 rooms
  • 3 suites
  • 2 floors




  • Swimming Pool
  • Pets Allowed
  • Bar
  • Parking
  • High Speed Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Elevator
  • Business Center
  • Jacuzzi
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Bicycle Rentals
  • Concierge Desk
  • Laundry and Valet Services
  • Air Conditioned
  • Safe Deposit Box


The Terrace and Lounge offers an extensive Californian wine list, unique small plates and a comfortable, inviting space in which to enjoy them. Meanwhile, the intimate, rooftop Skydeck offers the perfect place to unwind with a range of cocktails.


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About the Location

Shade is located on beautiful Manhattan Beach, around fifteen minutes south of Los Angeles International Airport and not far from downtown Los Angeles.

Street Address

1221 N. Valley Drive,
Manhattan Beach, California, United States,
90266, North America


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