My wife and I chose The Belamar to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary and her 70th birthday with our children and grandchildren. We had previously taken day trips to Manhattan Beach and were taken by the community. A problem developed with the suite we had reserved, and management quickly stepped in to make a private room available to us for the weekend. This more than compensated for the absense of a suite in which our family could gather. The entire staff couldn't have been more accommodating throughout our stay. We took full advantage of the restaurant which we found to be quite good--breakfast lunch and dinner. We took walks on the trail which ran from just outside the hotel down to the center of Manhattan Beach and paralleled the ocean on down to Hermosa and Redondo. There was no lack of fine restaurants in the immediate area, as well as a Trader Joe's and Whole Foods.