I stay here regularly and love the Belamar. Great vibe, great rooms and a accommodating staff make the Belamar a great stay. It definitely has that boutique feel. The location is close to LAX, close to shopping and dining (there's a mall right across the street), and there's a beautiful hiking path to the beach. (It's about a 15 minute walk). They also have beach cruiser bikes for rent if you prefer. I've never eaten at the restaurant but I've heard good things about it. Highly recommended!!!