We are in love with the Shade Hotel in Manhattan Beach — just 15 minutes from LAX. Not only is it in a fantastic location with views and within walking distance of the ocean, the hotel has amazing service and elegant décor. As you pull up to valet, you are greeted by cute, surfer-style valets and porters who take excellent care of you and your belongings. The front desk staff is equally adorable and takes extra care in making sure you are comfortable and have everything that you need. Upon realizing that extra outlets we needed for my electronics, the porter made sure to get some extension cords after thoroughly showing me around the luxurious accommodations.
We stayed in a deluxe spa room, which has a wonderful integration of putting the bathroom in the bedroom. There are Japanese shoji sliding doors, which can be closed in order to separate the 2-person spa tub from the bedroom, but you can easily lounge in the tub while enjoying the bedroom. And lounge in the tub is something that every guest will want to do while enjoying bathroom product amenities from Tarocco. This is, by far, the best hotel bathroom product line that we’ve ever encountered. Every item is infused with the delightful scent of blood orange — a scent that emanates as you walk through the halls of the Shade Hotel. They have truly thought of every guest experience.
1221 N. Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, California 90266