Our Redondo Beach Hotel's Place in History

At Shade Hotel, our mission is to create truly unforgettable experiences for our guests. Our luxury beach hotel offers oceanfront luxury suites, a world-class on-site restaurant, and a gorgeous hotel wedding venue that blends the traditional concepts of indoor and outdoor. But in addition to our facilities, we're also proud to be a part of the thriving Redondo Beach community. Redondo Beach has a long, cherished history as one of Southern California's premiere beach locales, and at Shade Hotel, we're proud to keep it alive in the present day.

The History of Redondo Beach

Redondo Beach, known for its Salt Industry in the mid-1800’s, took shape when real estate developers came across the land in 1887. They took interest due to the extremely deep water canyon located close to shore and started to develop Redondo as a port.

Ships and railroad tracks quickly became part of Redondo Beach. The route for the railway line was based on the Great Hotel Redondo, built in the late 1800’s. Built on a bluff overlooking the wharf, the wooden Victorian-style Hotel Redondo was one of the Pacific Coast’s grandest and largest hotels. The purpose of this 225-room grand hotel was to build the sleepy oceanside community into a travel destination. It was a lavish hotel featuring an 18-hole golf course, elegant ballroom and a grand staircase down to the sand. The new hotel brought more visitors to Redondo Beach than ever.

The 350-meter deep water canyon leading right to Redondo Beach made a very accessible place for large ships to come ashore. In 1890 the first wharf was built and along with it sprang up businesses and cottages. Lumber played a big part in Redondo Beach’s economy as well. In addition to freight loads of lumber and oil, steamships and trains brought in people by the thousands, and Redondo Beach quickly became a tourist destination. San Pedro eventually became the main port and Redondo Beach became a top destination for tourists and recreation as it still is today.

Visit Our Redondo Beach Luxury Hotel & Wedding Venue

Today, Shade Hotel is proud to continue Redondo Beach's history of recreation and relaxation, offering an unparalleled combination of luxury suites, amenities, and a beautiful wedding venue that takes full advantage of this community's past history and current beauty. Want to see it for yourself? We'd love to help: book your stay online today or simply reach out to our contact page to start discussing your Redondo Beach hotel wedding. We can't wait to hear from you, and we look forward to creating an experience you'll never forget!