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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
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great little hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

The staff at this hotel has got to be the friendliest group of people in the industry. The rooms may be small, but the everyone on the staff is fantastic. Where else do they great you by name, with hugs after you haven't been there for 2 years? I wish our trade show was in Long Beach every year. Staff is very knowledgeable about the city. I love old buildings and it's great to see Larry's updating of this 1920's hotel with modern conveniences while still preserving the history. They are close to the convention center and Pine street eateries.

Cindy

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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  • 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 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

This is my favorite hotel at Long Beach and we have been back every year for the last 5 years when we attend a Long beach convention. Nice walking distance from the city center and convention center. Plenty of restaurants and shops close by. Modern European style rooms, very neat, comfortable and clean. Coffee, tea facilities, fruits and snacks near the lobby area adds to the convenience. Hands-on owners and staff are super friendly and always very helpful. Amazing service beyond many 5 star hotels. We travel a lot around the world and this is one of our favorite hotels.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

We have been staying at the Varden for many years and I can tell you it is the best value in Long Beach. It is European style, so expect compact. But apart from that the bed is comfy, the amenities are great, the location is perfect. But best of all the service that Larry (the owner) and his staff give is literally second to none. They treat you like family from the moment you walk in to the moment you leave. I wish Larry taught customer service to people at the bank.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Evening Shade, Arkansas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

I just visited the Varden for the second time and the experience was wonderful. I was in Long Beach for a trade show--which was fun, but stressful! Coming home to the Varden at the end of a long day provided a peaceful respite once again. Their staff was wonderful and Charles and Larry are more than gracious. Wishing them the very best on their new endeavors!!
Lisa K.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Moab, Utah
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

Very much enoyed the hotel and the amazing guest service. The front desk was friendly, accomodating and knoweldgeable about the area. For such a small operation they rival the quality of a 5-Star Chain. Kudos to the owners and the team. The rooms are also quite fun.
Needed a few extra blankets as it was cold - which was very surprising. They were brought up right away.

Room Tip: The Queen Room is worth the few extra bucks. All the rest are full size.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Cork, Ireland
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73 reviews 73 reviews
40 hotel reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

This was a great hotel and very centrally located within walking distance of most of the attractions. While the rooms are not massive, there is nothing lacking in them, they are spotlessly clean and comfortable. A continental breakfast was also provided which while not huge was a nice touch.

  • Stayed January 2013, 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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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

Great hotel! Love the evening wine and snacks. I've stayed here multiple times when in Long Beach and it's a great value. Very close walk to great restaurants and nightlife. The customer service is beyond anything you'll get from a typical corporate chain.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 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 Family Hotel in Long Beach
#1 Romantic Hotel in Long Beach
#1 Business 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*
Number of rooms: 35
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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