This sparkling property hasn't been solely responsible for making Manhattan Beach a destination, but its influence has been huge. The 38 stylish guest rooms make great use of the space: Multi-purpose tables can be rolled back and forth over the beds for breakfast or for use as a desk, while all rooms have vast spa-baths, free Wi-Fi and color-adjustable chromatherapy lighting. Downstairs is a big central courtyard and the slick Zinc lounge; upstairs is the handsome Skydeck, complete with a bijou pool.
There are surprisingly few Manhattan Beach hotels considering how close the upscale city is to the ocean and the airport. You'll find a handful along busy Sepulveda Boulevard, barely a 10-minute drive from LAX, but if you're looking to stay near the beach, your options are limited to only a couple (and only one with a proper rooftop bar). All that said, beachgoers, airline travelers and anyone looking for a weekend getaway shouldn't have any trouble finding a place to stay among these Manhattan Beach hotels.
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