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“Price/location good for Cali”
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The Belamar Hotel
Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Manhattan Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Las Vegas, Nevada
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Price/location good for Cali”
Reviewed April 4, 2014

This hotel was perfect for what we did while in California. We didn't want to pay LA city prices but wanted to be close, so this hotel worked great. $10.00 a day valet parking, very nice and helpful staff. We brought our bikes with us and forgot a lock, the hotel gave us one to use. Just down the street is a nature walk where the locals take their dogs. Distance to Hollywood and downtown LA was about 20 mins, (depending on current traffic of course). Rooms were clean. Only critique I have was the smell in the hallways, mildew/mold smell.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Reviewed March 29, 2014

We stayed here for a night before flying out of LAX. Unlike the airport hotels it is walkable (30 mins walk) to downtown Manhattan Beach and so provides things outside the hotel to do even if you don't have a car, as long as you don't mind a little walking, while still being close enough to LAX for the taxi to be affordable. The walk to town is attractive, with a walkers/joggers' path running the whole way. Our room was very nice, with a comfortable and large bed, though the bathroom was a bit outdated with a very small bath with a showerhead, not quite what I'd expect from a boutique hotel. The courtyard and pool areas were both great - very attractive and stylish. The whirlpool in the pool area was very nice. There's a good value happy hour at the bar/restaurant, though it's not as characterful a restaurant as it might be, and the breakfast was decent and fairly priced. Overall we were very happy!

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Melanie T, Manager at The Belamar Hotel, responded to this review, March 31, 2014
Hi Alex,

Thank you for taking the time to give us you feedback. It was great to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again soon and thank you for being our guest!
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed March 22, 2014

We stayed here for our first night arriving in LA as I know we would be very tired from the long flight and this is not far from the airport. It took nearly 2 hours to get through customs and the 45mins to get our car so we were even more tired, not the hotels fault I know. But I booked a deluxe king room with a balcony, as I knew we would be up really early due to time difference and I could maybe sit on the balcony in the early hours and look over the courtyard at the water features and palm trees as described on their website. But no, our balcony over looked a roof. All I could see was this roof or the road.

On the positive sides, the beds are very comfortable and the breakfast was delicious and reasonably priced. The staff at breakfast were very friendly as well.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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Melanie T, Manager at The Belamar Hotel, responded to this review, March 31, 2014
We were sorry to hear that you had such a tiresome experience at the airport, we certainly understand your frustration. Please let us know the next time you are in town so we can arrange a room with lovely courtyard view so you can enjoy the sights and sounds of the pool and new firepits. Thank you for being our guest and we hope we can see you again soon.
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Detroit, Michigan
1 review
Reviewed March 21, 2014

Recent stay at The Belamar Hotel was wonderful. Rooms are modern decor, clean, and cozy. Very pretty, sleek lobby. Great restaurant & bar. Staff friendly, helpful and accommodating. Nice courtyard, pool, fitness center. Great price / excellent value. Walking distance to mall, grocery store, drug store, restaurants. Close driving distance to beach restaurants & shops. Very nice wood chip/green belt jogging path that goes for miles…..to beach or further inland. This is a great find. Will stay here again and often!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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Melanie T, Manager at The Belamar Hotel, responded to this review, March 31, 2014
Dear EsmereldaTravels,

Thank you for taking the time out of your day to share your recent experience with us. We love hearing positive feedback from our guests and have shared your feedback with our staff. Thank you and have a wonderful rest of the week!
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La Quinta, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 19, 2014

Lovely and small - clean - very nice restaurant within - We were there for 2 nights; family lives only 3 blocks away but the house was filled. We were thankful for a place close by and it turned out to be a wonderful "find".

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Penny B
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Melanie T, Manager at The Belamar Hotel, responded to this review, March 31, 2014
Hi Penny,

We were delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay! Thanks for finding us. Hopefully you will be our guest again the next time you visit your family. Bring them in for dinner to enjoy the locals discount at Second Story! Have a wonderful week!
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Barberton, Ohio
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

My girlfriend and I shared an amazing night at your beautiful hotel. Super friendly staff. All around great experience. The bed was one of most comfortable ever! And the bath robes were a cute and nice addition.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Melanie T, Manager at The Belamar Hotel, responded to this review, March 31, 2014
Hi Aleks,

We were happy to hear you and your girlfriend enjoyed your stay. We love hearing that our guests loved the Belamar. We hope to see you two again soon and thank you for being our guests!
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Austin, Texas
1 review
Reviewed March 8, 2014

I stayed here for 2 nights. It was great as the room is clean, everything is comfortable. We checked out soon to have a tour to Hollywood and get back to take the luggage.

I found out that I forgot my cardigan and some other stuffs in the room and asked for help but they said there were nothing left in the room. There's nothing to do with it so I left but I don't feel satisfy with that because I only went out for several hours. If that does not happen, I'm sure I'll recommend everyone to the hotel.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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Property: The Belamar Hotel
Address: 3501 N Sepulveda Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-3693 (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:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Manhattan Beach
#2 Family Hotel in Manhattan Beach
#3 Business 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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