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The Belamar Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   3501 North Sepulveda Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 (Formerly The Belamar Hotel, A Larkspur Collection Hotel)   |  
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Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Manhattan Beach
Southern Pines, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Still nice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

I have stayed here before and once again, it did not disappoint. Great staff . My room was very clean and nicely turned down every night. I would definitely recommend this hotel to my friends. I have a minor complaint...the coffee in the restaurant is not very good. A minor suggestion ... A van ride to downtown MB would be nice . Otherwise, good spot.

Room Tip: Get a room overlooking the courtyard...quiter.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Norm S, General Manager at The Belamar Hotel, responded to this review, November 29, 2013
Dear Thelma0313,

It is sure nice to hear such great comments from a guest who has stayed with us in the past. Thank you so much for posting such kind comments about the Belamar Hotel.

We look forward to seeing you again soon!

You're Gonna Love it at the Belamar.
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Kansas City, MO
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Hotel Belamar was really nice. First of all, with a late flight into L.A., the location is great, only about 10 minutes from the airport. Check-in was smooth, and all the staff, and I mean all the staff that we interacted with were great. They were all very friendly and helpful people - the housekeeping staff even greeted us. The room was pretty spacious (especially for L.A.), with a comfortable king bed, plenty of night table space, and a nice bathroom. Interesting if not a bit unusual paintings of, I think, female dolls (??) on the walls, but overall nice décor. And a good restaurant and good location. Very reasonable rate as well! I would stay here again.

Room Tip: Ask for the quiet side (we did) when you book.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Norm S, General Manager at The Belamar Hotel, responded to this review, November 11, 2013
Dear Scrimpets,

Thank you for staying at our hotel and posting such kind words about our staff and service. As you know, the Belamar is conveniently located just 3.5 miles from LAX and is a true hidden gem. I have shared your comments with our team, especially the housekeeping staff and they were very delighted to hear such positive feedback. Thank you for staying with us and we look forward to meeting up with you again soon. You’re Gonna Love it at the Belamar!
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Lincolnshire, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

A very nice hotel. Rooms are okay, not glamorous, but the lobby is chic, they have a nice pool and hot tub, and everyone is friendly. I was able to pick up the great walking trail and walk to 15th, turn right and walk down to the water. The strand is a lively place to walk, run and watch surfers. The bar and restaurant were friendly and the food was good. I would not hesitate to return.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Norm S, General Manager at The Belamar Hotel, responded to this review, November 11, 2013
Dear LarryKra,

The Belamar Hotel is just 1.5 miles from the beach and it sounds like you enjoyed the walk. There is a wood chip trail that takes you to the beach and boardwalk which is a great option if you choose not to rent our bikes. Thank you so much for staying with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Longwood, Florida
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Stayed at the hotel for three nights, Thursday through Sunday. There was a bit of a mix up at check-in. The girl could only find a reservation for one night, not three, and kept insisting the hotel was booked up. After a few minutes of going around in circles, I was given a room for the three nights. The room was located on the first floor, just up the steps and around the corner from the check-in desk. If you are a light sleeper, this is not the area of the hotel you want to be in. It was a noisy place for the room to be located, what with people going to the elevators or just hanging out and talking. The noise machine app on my cell phone got a good workout. The room was of good size and the bed was comfortable. There are coffee and tea making supplies in the bathroom. A small refrigerator is located in the room. The outside patio area is very nice, but there wasn't enough time during my stay to enjoy it. The fitness center has one treadmill, one elliptical machine and one recumbent bike. There are free weights and a workout station. The breakfast buffet was excellent and included fresh fruit, yogurt, cereal, bacon, sausage and also ice-water infused with fruit or herbs. The waitstaff at breakfast were friendly and professional. Orders for omelets, pancakes or waffles were taken table side. Breakfast was delicious and well worth the price. I would stay at this hotel again, but would get a room located on a higher floor.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Norm S, General Manager at The Belamar Hotel, responded to this review, November 11, 2013
Dear Traveljunkie1978,

Thank you for your feedback of your stay, we were glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our hotel and we have passed on your compliments to our breakfast staff. Please let us know the next time you are in Manhattan Beach so we can help take care of your reservations details. Thank you for being our guest.
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New York, New York, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

First the negative: Sepulveda is a very long road, so make sure when locating this place, program Manhattan Beach and not LA into your GPS. My friend and I got lost looking for the hotel, and checked in almost 2 hours later than intended.

Other than that, service was excellent. The staff was helpful with directions and gave us a free breakfast voucher to make up for our late check in. Room was clean and well furnished. We wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Norm S, General Manager at The Belamar Hotel, responded to this review, November 11, 2013
Dear STWFANG,

We are glad you finally found us and that you enjoyed your stay. We are somewhat of a hidden gem in the neighborhood and are happy to hear our staff took great care of you. We hope to have you as our guest again soon.
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Redondo Beach
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

I hosted a work conference at The Belamar Hotel and was blown away at the help and attentiveness I received from the staff. They did everything possible to make this day perfect for my participants. Shannel and the food service staff went above and beyond taking care of every little detail as quickly as possible. The in-door/out-door venue was beautiful and so nice to eat lunch outside after listening to presentations all morning. The food was so delicious! All the participants mentioned how great the food was. I highly recommend The Belamar and working with Shannel on any event you are having. It's a hidden gem in Manhattan Beach!

Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Norm S, General Manager at The Belamar Hotel, responded to this review, November 11, 2013
Dear Traci-

Thank you for such kind words about our services here at the Belamar! I am so glad that your conference was a success and your participants were able to enjoy the courtyard. I have shared your comments with Shannel and the entire team who were very appreciative of your feedback and kind words. Thank you for allowing the Belamar to be part of your event and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

After reading reviews on here, I was hesitant as some TAers complain about the location. Glad I ignored those reviews. Lovely hotel. Great vibe. Yes, you need a car --- its SoCal (Manhattan Beach, not Manhattan!). Grocer, restaurants and shop within short walk. Easy access to main drag and to freeways. Rooms are very nice. Staff is well trained.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Norm S, General Manager at The Belamar Hotel, responded to this review, October 27, 2013
Dear Jack J.,

We are also glad that you were able to enjoy the location of the Belamar Hotel. It is very convenient to the beach as well which is less than 1.5 miles away and can be enjoyed using our daily bike rentals. It sounds like you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Thank you for the kind comments! You’re Gonna Love it at the Belamar!
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Address: 3501 North Sepulveda Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 (Formerly The Belamar Hotel, A Larkspur Collection Hotel)
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Location: United States > California > Manhattan Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Manhattan Beach
#3 Romantic Hotel in Manhattan Beach
#3 Family Hotel in Manhattan Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Belamar Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 127
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located near Manhattan Village shopping and the best beaches in L.A., The Belamar is an ideal destination for fashionable getaways. Our lively, avant-garde destination melds retro style with modern comforts and our assortment of Manhattan Beach hotel deals offers the best value on accommodations, whether you are here to work or play. From seasonal getaways to romantic escapes to family adventures, there’s always a way to stay and save at The Belamar. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Larkspur Collection Manhattan Beach
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