We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Varden Hotel

3.0 of 5 335 Pacific Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802
Hotel website
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
Certificate of Excellence 2014
The Varden Hotel
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
The Varden Hotel
The Varden Hotel
The Varden Hotel
Write a Review

691 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    506
    140
    28
    12
    5
See reviews for
35
228
131
308
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (78)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (691)
  • Mar-May only
    (147)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (202)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (202)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (140)
All months
Dayton, Ohio
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was only here for one night before a cruise and it could not have been better. The room was small, but clean and the staff could not have been more accommodating. It is very close to attractions, bars, restaurants and shopping. I would recommend it and would stay here again. For being small, they provide a very good selection... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
23 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes, the overhaul of this old building is pretty, but that is where the similarities of this boutique hotel and its European counterparts ends. The interior design of the rooms would have been better served by emulating IKEA showroom bedrooms. The rooms have a Spartan feel, lack of personality, hooks, shelving and counterspace. You'd get more charm out of a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bellaire
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

A couple of friends and I wanted to attend a classic auto auction in Anaheim but were flying into LAX and did not want to stay in Anaheim. Some asking around showed that Long Beach was a great intermediate geography to stay and in looking around Long Beach (LB), we thought we would avoid the big chain hotels. The Varden... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 via mobile

Great little hotel with lots of charm. All the staff were pleasant , attentive and exuded exemplary customer service. The rooms were quaint and unique. The location was close to the harbor and lots of great resturants.

Was this review helpful? Yes
St. Petersburg, Florida
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

What a refreshing change from the big box hotels. A truly nice and welcoming staff; cool space and clean as a whistle. Loved the little coffee area, and yes, the rooms are small but it is a vintage building and in the 20's people used a bedroom as simply that. So, small but very convenient and everything spic and span.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

While not perfect, the Varden is an excellent alternative to cookie-cutter hotel chains if you like unique, interesting and cool space. The rooms are definitely small, but once settled in there's certainly enough space to do what you need to, and the clean, modern, minimalist all-white decor is really nice. The people at the desk were very helpful and had... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pendleton, Oregon
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The employees of the Varden Hotel were cordial, helpful, and sincere. My room and its bed were clean and comfortable. This hotel was one of few in the area that was priced within an allowable government rate. This hotel serves refreshments each evening to its guests, which enabled me to meet and converse with new people. Apparently, the business credo... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The rooms are small but very functional. The staff is so nice and helpful. Walking distance to great restaurants. We've stayed three times in the past 2 years. We had a great experience each time. I highly recommend the Varden Hotel.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Israel
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

amazing service, good location, very comfortable bed, nice room if a bit small. complimentary coffee and fruit 24/7. simple nice breakfast. But the ringer is just how nice the owner and all the employees were. highly recomended

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Wanted something different from the chain hotels. Tried this quaint small hotel instead. It is very European, smaller rooms than I am use to, but well worth it. The staff was very cordial and helpful, always seemed willing to help. Room was very clean and had all the amenities I needed. Easy walk to downtown and the local restaurants. Price... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to The Varden Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Varden Hotel

Address: 335 Pacific Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802
Phone Number:
Location: United States > California > Long Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Varden Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 35
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Orbitz, HotelTravel.com, Expedia, Odigeo and Tingo so you can book your The Varden Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
The Varden Hotel Long Beach
Varden Long Beach
Varden Hotel Long Beach
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Long Beach
#1 Business Hotel in Long Beach
#1 Romantic Hotel in Long Beach
#3 Best Value Hotel in Long Beach

339 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (56)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (13)
Viewed
Room/suite (18)
Viewed
Bathroom (4)
Viewed
View from room (2)
Viewed
Other (19)

Expert photos: Taken by TripAdvisor travel experts

Viewed
All expert photos (277)
Viewed
Amenities (8)
Viewed
Room 27 Urban Full (34)
Viewed
Room 28 Urban Full (31)
Viewed
Room 2 Classic Full Room (30)
Viewed
Room 35 Urban Full (27)
Viewed
Room 4 Classic Full Room (28)
Viewed
The Hotel (46)
Viewed
Urban Queen Room (29)
Viewed
Varden Full Room (17)
Viewed
Varden Queen Room (27)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (7)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (4)
Viewed
Room/suite (1)
Viewed
Other (2)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay