While there are many of Long Beach California hotel options, the five below are popular choices and highly rated on TripAdvisor. Most Long Beach hotels are found downtown, which is conveniently close to the waterfront, the Aquarium and the Convention Center. Others are nearer the Long Beach Airport, while a few other small inns and motels are scattered around town.
It should be fairly easy getting around from your Long Beach hotel. The Hyatt, the Renaissance and the Westin are all within walking distance to Rainbow Harbor and Shoreline Village with all its harbor activities.
Most of the larger Long Beach accommodations offer shuttles to the various attractions, but it’s always good to inquire. The Passport Shuttle bus service is also excellent, running between the main attractions and hotel areas. The Aquabus and Aqualink are fun water taxis you can catch in Rainbow Harbor.
517 East 1st Street
This Best Western has free wireless internet, complimentary full breakfast, There's an indoor swimming pool and a fitness center. It has a triple A 3 diamond rating. It's a very convenient location to Rainbow Harbor, the Aquarium of the Pacific and lots of restaurants. Parking costs $10 per day (at the time of this writing).
200 East Willow Street
This is a budget friendly Long Beach California hotel with free internet, free parking and free continental breakfast. There's an outdoor heated pool, a fitness center and a business center. This hotel won a 2012 Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor.
The location is near the 405 and 710 freeways. It's a few miles from the downtown, harbor and port areas. See rates and reviews
285 Bay Street
This building used to be the AVIA Hotel. Now, the Hyatt Hotel Long Beach has a very contemporary style. Special features include a rooftop bar and lounge, and a rooftop pool with private cabanas. There's a fitness center, complimentary internet, a restaurant and a downstairs bar. Parking is $17 per night (may change). See rates and reviews
600 Queensway Drive
This high rise hotel offers many waterfront views from its rooms and suites.
Suites have fully furnished kitchenettes. The Residence Inn offers complimentary hot breakfast and an evening beer and wine reception. This hotel also has an outdoor pool and a whirlpool. See rates and reviews
335 Pacific Avenue
The Varden is a boutique hotel. Around since the 1920's, it has been remodeled with a contemporary style . The neon sign on the roof is a Longe Beach city landmark.
Historic and modern, it has the feeling of a chic European hotel. It's located downtown within walking distance to restaurants, the aquarium and Rainbow Harbor.
Continental breakfast, evening wine tasting and internet service are all complimentary, but parking costs extra. Discounts are offered for the nearby Golds Gym.
700 Queensway Drive
The Maya is previously The Coast Long Beach. This is now a Doubletree by Hilton hotel. It's a luxury boutique hotel on the downtown waterfront.
Best Western Golden Sails Hotel
6285 E. Pacific Coast Hwy
There's a swimming pool on this 7 acre property located on the marina.
Hotel Queen Mary
1126 Queens Highway
This hotel is on the historic ship docked in the harbor.
This Long Beach map shows the above hotels so you can get an idea of their locations.
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