We were lucky enough to stay at The Belamar while we were in California the first week of January. Colin and I had never been to the area, so Manhattan Beach was a perfect location for us explore. When we arrived our valet conveniently whisked away our car, and we were warmly greeted by beautiful modern decor in the lobby. I was always very impressed with the service The Belamar provides. Everyone was extremely nice and accommodating.
When we walked into our room I instantly loved the decor. The rooms at The Belamar have been recently renovated, and I was very happy with the guest room we were in! The room felt so homey in fact, that all throughout our trip I would say, “let’s go home.” Instead of, “lets go back to the hotel.” Each room is also provided a record player, which I thought was a fun touch. It has the perfect modern beach decor since Manhattan Beach is less than a mile away.
The first night we were in Manhattan Beach was New Years Day. They provided us with a reservation to their Second Story Restaurant, which was perfect since we were starving from traveling all day. We ordered the hummus for an appetizer, which was extremely delicious. It came with fresh veggies and pita bread. Colin ordered steak, and I ordered the organic chicken. I was told it was one of the more popular items, and I wasn’t disappointed! It was perfectly spiced and cooked to perfection.
Since it was New Years Day, that also meant the premiere of “The Bachelor.” So after dinner, we drove to Venice Beach for Salt & Straw Ice cream, then I snuggled up in the robe they provided when we returned, and enjoyed relaxing while we watched “The Bachelor.”
It might have been our exhaustion, but the bed was out of this world comfortable. Colin would have been fine if we spent the whole trip in the room, because the bed was just that comfortable! Which I really appreciate, because I sometimes have a hard time sleeping when I’m not in my own bed.
Another one of my favorite key features of the room was the full length mirror hanging from the wall. On the top of the mirror it says, “Manhattan Beach is always a good idea.” I love their attention to detail in the rooms, right down to the inscription on the mirror.
The next morning we ordered room service to have breakfast in bed, which has always been a hotel dream of mine! I ordered waffles with fresh fruit, while Colin ordered a breakfast filled with: eggs, bacon, hash browns and a bagel. I will be honest, the food blew me away! Everything was so delicious, and it tasted even better snuggled in bed. That is a hotel luxury I might have to indulge in every time we travel!
One of the key features I really loved while at The Belamar was the court yard of the hotel. It had a beautiful sitting area, as well as the perfect instagramable shaded seating. There were also many gas fire pits and cabanas sprinkling the grounds that would be perfect for warmth at night. We wanted to try the fire pits at night, but were always too busy exploring the city.
I will say the biggest quirk, and thing that makes The Belamar unique, is the fireplace that is by the poolside. There is a large photo of a Chihuahua with aviator goggles on. It is a sight to see, but I feel like it just adds to the character of the hotel.
Our hotel room had a balcony with seating area that could look down towards the courtyard. It was such nice weather that it felt good to sit outside and enjoy the mornings. While our room was on the outskirts of the courtyard, there are rooms you can book that open up directly into the courtyard.
Many of you commented on our trip to The Belamar and followed along with our travels! I loved sharing our stay with you! The Belamar is the perfect place to stay if you are planning a trip near the Manhattan Beach area. It is such a great choice if you are looking for somewhere modern that feels like home, and I couldn’t recommend it more! It has everything you ever want in a hotel: excellent service, delicious food, comfortable accommodations, and convenient location.