There re beuatiful hotels in Alhamra in front of the see but it costs alot, have a round on cafes and rest. There. I prefered Mirage hotel in the citycenter its 7min walking from Solidare square.
ABC is a good place for shopping. Telefreak of Joneiah is amazing
Enjoy ur time about 8 years ago
For the stay, all known hotels in Beirut are safe. If budget is not a problem, I would recommend Albergo or Vendome, small hotels but great service and cosy.
As for what to do, well the magic formula is: beach, pub, club. Forget about site seeing, 2 days are not enough. Good pubs Can be found on Hamra street and Gemmayzeh. As for clubs, don't miss Skybar, but be sure to reserve in advance. about 8 years ago