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The Varden Hotel

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335 Pacific Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my second visit the Varden, in three years and the experience was just as great as the first time. The hotel is a 10 minute walk to the Long Beach Convention Center and 15 minutes to the Pier. The rooms are modern and clean, and Larry and his staff really go above and beyond to make you feel... More 

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qld
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After staying in larger hotels in Long Beach (booked out due conference this time) first impressions werent that good. The building looks pretty plane, parking lot next door, street not that good. Very small room...but... Staff are very friendly and helpful. The owner ( i think) is on site a lot with attention to detail. Rooms are very small, but... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was a bit nervous after reading the reviews on how small the rooms were, but I am so glad I didn't change hotels. What a great hotel! I have never experienced such a warm welcome and friendly staff at any other hotel. They were all awesome! Though the room was small, it was so comfortable and the space was... More 

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Loveland, Colorado, United States
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at The Varden for 4 nights in early March. Since my title is Service and Staff I'll start right there. The best staff I've ever encountered at a hotel. Tracey gets 5 stars!! and Melissa too! Love the wine tasting and light snacks in the evening, gives you a chance to unwind for a few before heading out for... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I checked in around midnight and woke up in the morning with a surprise right behind the only little window- a brick wall. The room description on trip advisor said 'overlooking the city' The room was tiny and I could hear people walking in the room above me, but it was fairly clean and new. Staff was friendly and helpful.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed at the Varden for 5 days and got more than expected. Though the hotel is small but the location and service are beyond perfect. The staff are really really nice and friendly. It took me less than 10 mins walk to the convention centre. So, overall this is like a little gem in Long beach.

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Ogden, Utah
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This hotel is one of those gems with character. The property was built a very long time ago and has been updated to current standards. Yes, the room are small with limited space. Everything was carefully planned to utilize available space as efficiently as possible. The rooms had storage under the bed for placement of the suitcases and drawers for... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Got the Varden on Priceline because it was three stars and slept two. Room was a walk up to third floor and was no bigger than 9 by 8 feet. Bed was a full size in a corner. Closet had been converted into a toilet and shower with the actual closet being a rod suspended in the room with a... More 

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Skyforest, Ca
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This is the 2nd time we've stayed here. It's an easy walk to the Terrace Theater. Larry is the BEST host. Wow, can't say enough good about this cute old hotel. Larry has brought it to life again. Rooms are very small but the ambiance makes up for it. Two Keureg machines in the little lobby for your enjoyment all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I was just in Long Beach to visit with my family. The Varden was certainly the choice due to location and price.The rooms were small from pictures but they looked tidy. I arrive on a January day to a small room and a lovely staff who greeted me. It is important to understand that the rooms are small and amazingly... More 

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