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“A Really Nice Boutique Hotel that Makes You Feel At Home”
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The Belamar Hotel
Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Manhattan Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Wakefield, Rhode Island
2 reviews
“A Really Nice Boutique Hotel that Makes You Feel At Home”
Reviewed September 27, 2010

We stay at this boutique hotel very often. Our son, daughter-in-law, and two young grandchildren live across the street from the Belamar in Manhattan Beach, CA. The hotel is a short cab ride from LAX on the corner of Sepulveda and Valley. The entry way is around the corner from the main drag, so you're not getting out near the traffic. We know most of the the valet parking crew, and they greet us with handshakes and hugs, "how are you?," and "how long will you be here?". The people at the desk where you register say "welcome home" as we walk in making us feel happy and glad to be there after the long, tiring trip. We ask for a room with a porch that looks out on the inner court yard. The room is very nice and the bed is especially comfortable. The bathroon is good size, there's marble tile on the floor, and the fixtures are very nice and modern. There is a good size desk with chair and a wi-fi connection. There's a comfortable easy chair.There is a bath tub-shower combination and the water pressure is very strong. There are always plenty of cuddly towels. Outside, on the porch there are two teak chairs and a small teak table between the chairs. My wife loves to sit out here in the morning and read and make phone calls to the kids (I sleep later than she does).
There is a great restaurant in the hotel that serves a gourmet menu. My wife says the breakfasts are really good--I've never been up early enough to try it, but I do enjoy the lunches and dinners very much. There is service at the outdoor pool and room service till very late. The appretizers are great and on some days they are half price. We often swim at the pool which is off the courtyard and then jump into the heated jacuzzi to relax and enjoy the whirlpool The family joins us after the kids get out of school and on the weekends--then, if we don't have other plans, we'll go up to the restaurant and splurge on the appetizers for dinner. We all sit around and have a great time.
All the staff is very friendly and welcoming. The cleaning staff is always helpful and waits until you go out to clean the room even if that's a little later in the afternoon.
For a special treat, there is always some kind of flavored water in a big dispenser in the lobby, apples in the afternoon, and cookies or another type of sweet in the evening. We are always happy to arrive and sad to leave.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 24, 2010

Very comfortable hotel. Excellent front-desk staff. We were served by three different front-desk staff and each one of them provided the same consistent excellent service. When I mentioned that the temperature control of the air conditioner was not working, it was attended to immediately. The breakfast was above average and the gentleman attending to us at breakfast time also provided the same excellent service. I would definitely stay here again if I need to be in the Manhattan Beach area.

Stayed August 2010
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Helston, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 20, 2010

The Belamar Hotel was an absolute find! We were given the warmest welcome on our arrival by the team at Reception, Leafa was particularly fab! The hotel offers complimentary; high speed wi fi, access to a business centre, breakfast (variety of which was vast!), DVDS, cruiser bikes (ours were called Gloria and Juan!) not to mention chocolate cake every afternoon! What more could you ask for? Every team member went above and beyond and offered lots of local information ensuring we had a fantastic stay. Whilst the hotel is approximately a 20 minute walk from Manhattan Beach the stroll is pleasant and not difficult. I would highly recommend a stay here based on our experience and the friendliness of the Belamar team members that made our stay so fab!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed September 2, 2010

Good Morning Tom,

I would like to start off by saying in my Profession I enforce and stand
behind Quality Service. From the time I contacted The Belamar Hotel to
plan our event I have received nothing but great customer service.

I see why Eliza is your Special Events Manager, she was outstanding and
had the greatest recommendations for our event, which made everything go
smoothly. When I came to visit the Hotel to make the final
arrangements, Eliza provided the best hospitality and was very thorough.
After meeting with Eliza that day I was confident that our event would
be BEAUTIFUL and REMEMBERABLE for the Bride to be.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Tom I have been to many Hotels, Restaurants and other Events. I have
NEVER experience the OUTSTANDING service that was provided to me and our
guest on Sunday August 29, 2010 by your staff. Daniel, Martha, Jorge
and Carlos went above and beyond to make sure that are needs were met
with a SMILE. Anyone can provide a service but this Belamar Team showed
what QUALITY service is all about.

I had the honor in meeting Chef Nester that day... I didn't think a
Blacken Chicken Salad could taste so good. The guest loved it. Good
Choice Eliza.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled on business
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New Jersey
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Reviewed August 27, 2010

Planned a trip to the west coast with the family and had booked four hotels in various locations but was most nervous about the Belamar. We didnt know anybody who stayed here and relied on the Trip Advisor reviews which were overall favorable. Upon entering the hotel I could see on my wife's face that she was not happy. However it turned out to be a terriffc place to stay and I would recommend it. First the lobby and the hallways could use some updating, hard to be chic when the premises are a bit dingy. But the rooms are nicer than the common areas although nothing special. What makes this hotel terrific is the location and the staff. The staff was incredbily friendly especially Ed, very helpful, providing insight, directions and really making all of us feel very welcome. If you have kids ask for the handout describing things that happen in the area, my kids were thrilled to see the High School that is the outside shot for Hannah Montana. The amenities such as free valet, free use of bicycles, apples, ring dings and flavored water were all used and appreciated. The restaurant had a good menu, good food and was very reasonable. Didnt get a chance to spend a lot of time at the pool but although a bit small, it had nice comfortable chairs. Don't expect a resort like setting but if using this hotel as a base to get around LA or to stay close to Manhattan Beach it is a great choice.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
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San Diego, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed August 24, 2010

Due to last minute decision to take our trip, the Belamar was the only place available to us. We were so happy that it turned out that way - what a fabulous hotel!

It is unique, clean, central and the staff was absolutely amazing!

Couldn't have asked for a better hotel, will stay there on our next trip in that area again.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
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Anchorage, Alaska
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Reviewed August 20, 2010

From our greeting by the valet, to the welcoming atmosphere at the front desk, it felt like coming home to revisit the Belamar. We were refreshed by the cooling drink offered in the lobby, and we were grateful for the opportunity to decompress while sitting in the peaceful garden. The room had all the comforts a traveler could wish for, and it was with regret that we left by noon the next day.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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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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