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A stylish modern boutique property, The Shade is where you go when relaxing isn’t your idea of an in-town vacation. Rooms feature sizable whirlpools and are only a couple blocks inland from the Manhattan Beach Pier—along with the bars and restaurants and shops that cluster around it. The Shade is also beside a busy thoroughfare and has a hopping lounge where a DJ spins Friday and Saturday nights. So book wisely. Beach cruisers and breakfast are complimentary.