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Shade Hotel in Manhattan Beach Ranked #6 Reason to Visit LA by Condé Nast

Written by Jane Emery

A mere two blocks from the beach, the Shade Hotel, Manhattan Beach’s hippest boutique hotel, is the perfect destination to enjoy a Southern California holiday or simply experience the thriving South Bay surf cities.  Travel experts agree, Shade Hotel is stellar. Condé Nast Traveler listed Shade as the #6 reason to visit LA, and Manhattan Beach as LA’s newest trendy spot.


While definitely off the beaten path of other LA destinations, its still within a thirty minute drive (on a good traffic day) to The Staples Center and downtown LA Live, Melrose Avenue shops or Hollywood’s Grauman Chinese Theater.

Owner and restaurateur Michael Zislis‘, who also owns ROCK’N FISH Restaurants (Manhattan Beach, L.A. Live, and Laguna Beach), Rock & Brews Restaurant and Beer Garden (El Segundo), Mucho Ultima Mexicana Restaurant (Manhattan Beach), Brewco Microbrewery and Restaurant (Manhattan Beach), and its latest addition The Strand House Restaurant overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Manhattan Beach, is on a mission to bring you over-the-top service and a stay you won’t forget. Between the super lux amenities and the close vicinity of the Pier, bike path, upscale dining and shopping, Shade is ideal for a staycation or girlfriend getaway.

Their Sunday Sanctuary Package is a great excuse to avoid another manic Monday at work. Clear your head, draw the shades, and escape into your own private sanctuary. Book a Sunday night stay in a Deluxe Spa Room and receive a Sunday evening or Monday morning couple’s massage from Trilogy Spa. Romance, luxury, and decadence don’t have to break the bank when you’re in Shade – $395. Also comes with sparkling wine and fresh strawberries.

Zinc, Shade’s fine dining farm-to-table restaurant that also provides room service, has a little bit of everything to appease your appetite. From small bites to cheese plates to gourmet brunch items, your cravings for an elevated epicurean experience will be met at Shade Hotel. Watch for our upcoming interview with Zinc’s Executive Chef, Greg Hozinsky here in LA’s The Place. Zinc has won our 2011 Top Pick for Best Burger in Los Angeles!

Shade Hotel’s intimate rooftop Skydeck offers an ideal place to relax and unwind. When the sun is up, soak in the heat or cool off in their dipping pool, appreciate the ocean air and sip your favorite cocktail. When the sun sets, the scene sizzles with a swinging place to enjoy cocktails and hors’d’oeuvres.

Whether you want to treat your hardworking staff to a functional business meeting, or throw the wedding or event of your dreams, for your next Oceanside vacation in Southern California, Shade Hotel is the place to see and be seen.

Don’t take our word for it, check out the awards Shade Hotel has received recently:

Daily Breeze Reader’s Favorite, Best Place to Have a Martini – 2010

Easy Reader “Best of the Beach” Best Martini, Zinc – 2011

Easy Reader “Best of the Beach” Best Hotel – 2011

Trip Advisor, Rated #1 of 8 Hotels in Manhattan Beach – 2011

Trip Advisor, Certificate of Excellence for Shade Hotel – 2011

The Beach Reporter “Reader’s Choice Award for Best Brunch”, zinc@shade – 2011

For more LATP coverage about NYE at Shade Hotel, click Bond-Chic at Shade Hotel.

SHADE HOTEL  www.ShadeHotel.com
1221 N Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, California 90266

Here are just a few of the amazing amenities you’ll have access to when you stay at Shade Hotel:

-King Size Tempurpedic bed, Lavazza espresso machine & 2-person Sanijet bathtub featured in each room

-Molten Brown bath products

-In-room Chromatherapy lighting -Rooftop Skydeck with Bar and Relaxation Pool

-Breakfast Terrace -Complimentary Wi-Fi/Data Port Internet Access -Concierge Assistance

-Complimentary Strand Cruiser Bicycles

-Adjacent spa -Complimentary gym access to Equinox

About the author

Jane Emery