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The Varden Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   335 Pacific Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802   |  
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Ranked #1 of 58 Hotels in Long Beach
El Segundo, California
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“Wonderful Hospitality”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

We had a very enjoyable stay over New Year's Eve. The staff could not have been friendly or more accommodating. The rooms are clean, comfortable and well appointed. It is a unique, minimalist-style hotel in the perfect location in downtown Long Beach.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

We had the pleasure of staying at this hotel for 1 night, but were treated as if we were family. Extremely clean, helpful with our suitcases, (no tip accepted) more than a 'continental' breakfast and a wine tasting in the afternoon. Staff was extremely friendly and several good eating places within walking distance.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Maricopa, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

Arriving at The Varden takes you back in time with the luxury of today's amenities. The original beautiful Dolly Varden Hotel sigh greats you in the parking lot as you gaze to the top of the stark white lady. As you pass through her doors the staff greats you with a smile Dolly would be proud of. This was our first stay with the "family" of The Varden. Location, room and amenities are of the highest quality. Needing a great place to lay our weary heads after 3 long days on the waterfront, Dinner Detective Cruise, Catalina Island and all the touristy things to do in Long Beach the beds were divine heaven. The rooms and shower are small but we didn't even notice after the first day with all the hospitality given. Melissa was so knowledgeable of the area, friendly and gracious to help us find great food, transportation and exciting places to shop and visit. Between Melissa, Charles and the entire staff we felt like long lost family with The Varden hosts who will keep us coming back home for years to come!!

Room Tip: Rooms above the lobby were comfy.The noise level from the street and incoming travelers was minimal...
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2011

I have had the pleasure to stay 3 different times at this amazing little place..... cozy, modern, quaint rooms......staff is AMAZING and make you feel at home and ALWAYS pleasant.... its close to the metro and other public transportation so it was great each time I stayed..... I wont stay ANYWHERE else when I travel to Long Beach or L.A. for that matter.... this little place is totally worth it!!!! Love you guys!!!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2011

We stayed at the Varden for the Long Beach Marathon along with another couple from Colorado. The location was within walking distance to the race start, finish and expo. The rooms were modern and very clean with an "Ikea" feel; small but adequate. The staff were very friendly and outstanding with suggestions for dining each day that were exactly what we were looking for. The contenental breakfast each morning was nice and the afternoon wine and snacks social added a nice flaire to the ambiance of this classic "vintage" hotel. If my wife ever decides to run the Long Beach Marathon again, we will definitely stay at the Varden again. Charles, Larry and Adina made our stay at the Varden so nice that we feel we now have friends there to visit in the future.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2011 via mobile

My wife And I stayed at this great little hotel while in long beach, very cozy, comfortable, and economical. The staff are extremely nice and make you feel at home. We now have a favorite place to stay while in Long Beach.

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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nashville
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2011

The staff was so friendly and helpful. Loved the ambience and the neighborhood. Bathrooms were a little small for the women in our party who wanted to doll up a bit.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 335 Pacific Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802
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Location: United States > California > Long Beach
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Long Beach
#1 Romantic Hotel in Long Beach
#1 Family Hotel in Long Beach
#3 Best Value Hotel in Long Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Varden Hotel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Varden is downtown Long Beach's first European style boutique hotel. After an extensive renovation , The Varden's unique design evokes the casual elegance of an upscale, boutique hotel incorporating the blend of historic and contemporary details with all the modern conveniences anticipated by today's traveler, blending style and afordabilty. ... more   less 
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