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“Convenient Spot”
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The Belamar Hotel
Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Manhattan Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Arizona
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Convenient Spot”
Reviewed August 6, 2007

This is a great spot to stay near the beach and avoid the typical musty old beach motel! The hotel is convenient to the 405 highway and LAX. Located on the corner of a busy street and a residential neighborhood the hotel was surprisingly quiet. Staff was friendly, gave directions to nearby attractions and restaurant recommendations. The valet parking is now free, a definate bonus! The beach is within walking distance, about 1.5 miles; you can take the street or a nice walking path. Bedding and towels were super soft and room was very clean, but the room is pretty basic and the bathroom a little small. Pool was o.k., not a higlight for me. Overall, very good experience for a quiet relaxing weekend.

  • Liked — quiet & comfortable
  • Disliked — bathroom a little small
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 24, 2007

The hotel itself is not in bad condition. They did a decent job refurbishing it and the rooms are modern and comfortable. Our stay was short, but it felt like a lifetime. Unfortunate for us, a huge Valentine's day party was being held there--which we were made aware of when we came back in for the evening. It would have been great to join had we not had a flight the next morning at 6am or if we were 16 years old (the maturity level of the party-goers). The party and music (which all felt like it was next door) went on until about 2am, then the party guests decided to take the party back to their rooms, the hallways, and outside our door. About 4am when the smoke alarm went off (this was the only time an actual response was issued by the staff after a dozen or so phone calls to the front desk asking them to please help us out with their other guests to keep it down). I could on forever but to make a long story short after rushing off to our flight after 30 min of sleep., the hotel gave us no apology, no discount or rate reduction, and over-charged us for parking our car. Back home we called and spoke to the manager who seemed sincere enough in his apologies and he said the best he could do since we "booked online" was to give us free vouchers for our next stay there. It's been a year and a half since then and what a surprise...no vouchers to be found. Stay away from this "Hip" Motel 6.

  • Liked — That we only stayed one night
  • Disliked — That we had to stay one night
  • Stayed February 2006, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 21, 2007

We attended a wedding at the hotel and decided to stay over night. We live in downtown LA so this was a nice change of pace. We could not have been happier with the decision. This is a real gem of hotel that is worth every penny. From the courtesy valet parking upon arrival to unbelievably comfortable beds. The hotel did a great job with the wedding, the service, food and entire event was great. Our room was spacious, clean, nice furnishings a perfect 10. One piece of advice, when making a reservation ask for a room with a balcony facing the courtyard, you will not be disappointed. The extra little things that made is special were the fresh containers of water in the lobby and the fresh starbucks coffee in the morning. We would definetly recommend this hotel for a stay. Enjoy!!!!

  • Liked — The feel of the hotel and the overall relaxing environment.
  • Stayed July 2007, 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 Family Hotel in Manhattan Beach
#2 Romantic 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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