The Belamar Manhattan Beach

3501 Sepulveda Blvd, (Formerly The Belamar Hotel ), Los Angeles, California, 90266, United States
(4 star hotel)
#4 of 9 hotels in Manhattan Beach
Very Good (3.5 out of 5.0) 4 reviews
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A long time ago -

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on October 25, 2008

I worked for this hotel in the 60's and it was known as the Pen & Quill Hotel. It was built by Ernie Pile,a war correspondent that built it after the hotels in Europe. I believe at that time it had 128 hotel rooms, the first promenade over a street to the restrauant. It was going through bank-rupsey when I worked there and I was the front desk manager, then night auditor and helped out with the new years eve party's serving drinks. I have a lot of stories about the clientel that frequented the hotel. Howard Hugs group, actors, ex-presidents wives, just to mention a few. The United Air Line crew and Aero Novis De Mexico crew also stayed there. I was a young divorcie at the time so I enjoyed it very much. It was bought by someone and then after that became Barnibys Edwardian Inn. I have often wanted to revisit it but married a Gas and Oil Man from Texas and now live in Houston and a ranch near by. I
am now a Real Estate (Broker) and have been for 35 years. I still remember the hotel with fawn memories.

Unique Quality: At the time I worked there I remember the rooms were not square. The food was excellent and the people were like no other...

Directions: Close to AirPort

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Worst Hotel in LA

Terrible (1.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on July 16, 2008

Yes the hotel looks "cool" HOWEVER, the Tranquil room was so small we could barely fit 2 suitcases and ourselves in the room. The picture made the room look much bigger. wE could barely move around our 2 bags and what we had in them. The hotel did nothing about it and didn't care.
You also cannot self park, it's all valet parking and a real pain when you need your car to come and go-lots of tipping for parking.
The bathroom was so small we only had room for 2 towels, no place for personal items and a charge for EVERYTHING INCLUDING ROOM TO ROOM CALLS!! i WOULD SPEND THE $300 AT ANY OTHER HOTEL BUT THIS ONE, TRUST ME!!!!!!!

Unique Quality: Pool is in need of remodeling, tranquil balconies too noisy from busy Sepulveda Blvd. Tranquility courtyard too loud, spa is dirty and old. It was a horrible stay. Rooms way to small for 2 people, no place to place you personal items and only enough roon in bath for 2 towels. Housekeeping was better at the Hampton inn.
Our stay was ruined the minute we walked in the room Save your money and stay at a nicer, roomier place, prederabley one with self parking and you can save %Yes the hotel looks "cool" HOWEVER, the Tranquil room was so small we could barely fit 2 suitcases and ourselves in the room. The picture made the room look much bigger. wE could barely move around our 2 bags and what we had in them. The hotel did nothing about it and didn't care.
You also cannot self park, it's all valet parking and a real pain when you need your car to come and go-lots of tipping for parking.
The bathroom was so small we only had room for 2 towels, no place for personal items and a charge for EVERYTHING INCLUDING ROOM TO ROOM CALLS!! i WOULD SPEND THE $300 AT ANY OTHER HOTEL BUT THIS ONE, TRUST ME!!!!!!!

Directions: Busy intersection with poor access to get in hotel

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Affortable Boutique

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on May 10, 2007

The Belamar Hotel is the perfect choice if you are looking for the middle ground between the bloated prices of boutique hotels and the unimpressive chain hotel feel. The Belamar stays in the "pricey but affordable" range ($150-$190 USD) for southern California and still maintains the integrity and relaxing aura of the boutique hotel genre. The beds are comfortable and all of the amenities that you sound expect are there. It is super close to the airport and sits in a highly accessible area without the highway hotel experience.

Unique Quality: Quirky decorating that will make you smile and not cringe :)

Directions: Corner of Sepulveda and Rosecrans Ave.

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A quaint, European style accomodation

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on December 11, 2003

UPDATE: This hotel just completely renovated their look to be more sleek and modern. They just re-opened a couple months ago! (5/2005)
An antique, European style hotel that whisks you away from Southern California! Once you step inside this enchanting hotel, you start to feel like you're in a whole new place! Barnabey's is very different from most of the modern and simple decorating style utilized by most hotels in this area. I've actually never stayed here, but have attended numerous functions which have always been more than successful! BTW, I'm guessing on the pricing....I'll try to get that info sometime in the near future though.... :)

Unique Quality: There is a beautiful courtyard in the middle which is perfect for weddings! They also have several ballrooms which are so much nicer than the "typical" ballrooms that are used for corporate events! The service here is great! There is a 5 mile trail that starts at the hotel and ends up in downtown Manhattan and the beach!

Directions: Corner of Sepulveda and Rosecrans, just 1.5 miles west of the 405 freeway and 3 miles south of the airport.

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Address: 3501 Sepulveda Blvd, (Formerly The Belamar Hotel ), Los Angeles, California, 90266, United States

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Amenities at The Belamar Manhattan Beach

  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center
  • Business Services
  • Pets Allowed
  • Suites
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet

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