My husband and I often frequent local hotels and resorts in the Southern California area for a nice staycation from time to time. We live in the Hollywood Hills and like to step away from the hustle and bustle of our constant busy work lives to take a break on occasion. Each time we do, we seek a new area to visit. This time, that place was Redondo Beach!

If you ever want to stay at a place right on the Marina, with a beautiful view, affordable, with a restaurant right next door and fantastic rooms – This is it. I’ll tell you why…

The Resort

Prime Location. Shade Hotel Redondo Beach is located right on the Marina. Make sure to ask for that spectacular view. You are welcomed to a nice balcony inclusive of a tempting and relaxing tub outside and a gorgeous view of boats lining the coast. The hotel also provides bikes if you want to ride up and down along the water.

Affordable Luxury. You get a great sized room, with two TVs, and the most comfy linens and mattresses. You can tell there has been great attention to detail by the owner (who we briefly met) as he has been very hands on in overseeing the project. All only for about $250!

The Rooms

NOTE: All rooms have Temper-Pedic beds, chromatherapy lighting systems, spa tub and coffee machine. There is even a Pillow Library to pick your preferred pillow softness (who doesn’t want this!?!) Genius.


  • Business Services
  • Complimentary Strand Cruiser Bicycles
  • Valet Parking
  • Event and Wedding Space
  • Proximity to LAX
  • Breakfast Terrace
  • Rooftop AquaDeck and Relaxation Pool


The Sea Level Restaurant and lounge is located right next door and is convenient California coastal cuisine. They also provide in room dining if you desire.


Service was great from the moment we arrived to the moment we left. The staff was attentive, quick to deliver anything requested and available whenever we needed them.


Address: 655 N. Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Disclaimer: Thanks to Shade Hotel Redondo Beach for hosting us. All thoughts that are expressed in this article are fully my own.