Nov. 29th, 2011

The Belamar Hotel | Beachside Escape Without Leaving the City

Photo Courtesy of Belamar Hotel
With the onslaught of the holidays upon us, a chic, beach getaway may already be at the top of your wish list; but with jam-packed schedules and airport mayhem, traveling seems less and less appealing these days.

Enter The Belamar Hotel: an adorable boutique hotel with a distinctly retro glam vibe tucked away in Manhattan Beach (moments away from LAX, should you choose to jet set abroad afterward) bursting with unique charm, genuine friendliness and alluring accommodations for all. From gratis martinis and manicures on Monday evenings, yoga classes to stretch stress away, sweet treats from nearby Becker’s Bakery and car washing services available at valet, there’s no end to the conveniences

The Belamar caters to its guests. The pet-friendly hotel also boasts a sizable heated pool (situated next to a cozy fireplace!), complimentary wireless Internet access, fitness center, Sunset Garden, DVD movie library and best of all, complimentary beach cruiser bicycles to use during your stay. You’ll feel like a local in no time!

And not only is the hotel convenient to a smattering of terrific shopping (J.Crew, Anthropologie, BCBGMAXAZRIA, MAC Cosmetics, H&M and more are just around the corner), but there’s no shortage of entertainment and dining options in this relaxing, upscale beach community — minus the attitude. The Belamar’s own hip restaurant, Second Story, offers contemporary American classics, most of which use fresh organic produce, local delights and creative twists of deliciousness.

I’m still dreaming of the baked brie appetizer and succulent halibut entrée! And might I recommend that after your mesmerizing meal, you go for a stroll to the beach just down the street and take in the ocean air. This is one low-maintenance vacation you’ll want to savor every second of. Visit to learn more.

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Eric Rosen
Eric Rosen lives in Los Angeles and writes about food, wine, travel and adventure... usually in some combination of the four. He regularly contributes to Los Angeles... Luxury NEWS >