The Belamar Hotel in Manhattan Beach is right off busy Sepulveda Blvd., but seems miles away.
Wedding ceremonies and receptions and Bar/Bat Mitzvah parties are held in the quiet courtyard, a cozy, comfy setting for family affairs.
The hotel itself describes the Belamar as a place with "Retro Swag...a hip hideaway that fuses modern design with retro motifs for a Manhattan Beach boutique hotel experience like no other."
The Belamar has 127 guestrooms and 7 suites, and is popular with folks who work in the airline industry, or who travel in and out often--it's just 3 miles from LAX and a short walk or bike ride to the beach.
We have photographed hundreds of Bar/Bat Mitzvah parties and weddings at the Belamar over the years--it's one of our favorite spots for photography.