Initially we were very impressed, staff were friendly and the rooms nice, however we soon discovered the hotel is going through renovations of all public areas (not impressed with Expedia for omitting to tell us this) which meant certain areas were closed or had workmen, also major building work next door to the hotel so if the incessant piped music (in all public areas including garden and corridors) doesn't drive you mad, the crashing and banging of the construction will! The 'vibe' restaurant was closed for dinner throughout our 4 day stay as there weren't enough customers (although hotel appeared busy) and the bar was consistently empty - 'vibe' really didn't have a vibe and the whole place seemed to be having a major identity crisis as it was trying to be 'hip and trendy' yet the majority of the clientele appeared quite mature in age. Upon check-out we asked about the advertised hourly shuttle service to LAX to be told quite abruptly by the concierge 'no' and that we had to take a taxi (this at 10am on a Sunday). Put a bit of a dampener on our stay - sure there are better properties close by.
- 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
- Manhattan Beach Larkspur Collection