The three story Hawthorn Suites Manhattan Beach is centered on a courtyard garden filled with palms and other tropical plants, providing a quiet respite from the sometimes busy surroundings; the hotel is situated on the west side of the Pacific Coast Highway, opposite a small shopping center. The nearest beach, and the city center, are 1.2 miles away, while the adjacent community of Redondo Beach is 3 miles south. Accommodations at the hotel are studio and one bedroom suites, all with a sofa bed and wet bar, and some with a larger kitchenette. The hotel has a fitness center though no pool. Also available are a business center, guest laundry and two meeting rooms. Free continental breakfast is provided.