Our search for intimate California sites perfect for a luxury elopement uncovered The Belamar Hotel in Manhattan Beach. Close to the strand, the pier, and a short drive from LAX, this boutique hotel is tucked away in an unassuming residential neighborhood close to the beach action but away from the bustle of the city. Featuring a kitschy, Old Hollywood vibe, the property features record players in every room, with records available for check out at the front desk. A sundrenched courtyard with a picturesque gazebo and light stone backdrop for vow exchanges is perfection for an intimate elopement ceremony, or couples can opt to exchange vows beachside. Cozy, post-wedding celebrations for two are welcome in the Second Story Restaurant, where California-modern cuisine – including vegan options – is offered in a chic setting.
Spacious guest rooms are newly renovated, light-filled, and bright, with seven new suites inspired by the sand and sea offering extra room and sitting areas. Amenities include a pool with poolside cabanas, 50-inch HD TVs, complimentary high-speed WiFi, room service, and an on-site fitness center.
The lobby at The Belamar Hotel in Manhattan Beach is cozy and chic.
The Second Story Restaurant offers California-Modern cuisine.
The property's pool is open year-round.
Seven new suites offer spacious accommodations.
Standard rooms, inspired by the sand and sea, are also spacious.
A record player in every room sets the tone for a romantic stay.
Wedding packages are available.
Beachside ceremonies are an option for eloping couples.