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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
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Thank you for a great stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Our first trip to Long Beach and the Varden was recommended by our travel agent, we were not disappointed from the moment we arrived we were made to feel very welcome. Larry and Charles could teach a few of the larger hotels how to suceed in customer service. The evening glass of wine was a nice touch and breakfast adequate. It would however be remiss of me not to mention that the room was the smallest we have ever stayed in and think they did very well to find furniture that fitted such a small area. Certainly the place to stay if you are travelling alone, more of a challenge if there are two of you.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 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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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

What a treat to discover a highly rated hotel on Trip Advisor that was also incredibly affordable! You don't get a lot of room space in this boutique hotel but the finishing details are classy. Staff are friendly and helpful. The hotel offers a variety of single serve coffees and teas, snacks and wine at happy hour and a simple continental breakfast, all for no charge. It's located just one block from the main entertainment avenue of Long Beach. It's well worth a try for a novel experience.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Another visit to Long Beach, and another great stay at The Varden. From the moment you walk in until checkout, these folks demonstrate what being a Hotelier is all about. Kudos to Larry and his team for a job extremely well done!

  • Stayed March 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013 via mobile

My husband I take "breaks" to LB every few months, sometimes more often, and every time we show up we feel like royalty and get treated like family. Very courteous and friendly staff, rooms small but interesting and spotless. Going on 7 years, and this is always our first choice.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

We really enjoyed our one-night stay at the Varden. Their staff is so welcoming, and truly treated us like they wanted and valued our patronage. We were glad to spend our money at an establishment with such impeccable customer service. After a delayed flight, we arrived very late at night, and were greeted warmly by Norman. He was quick to offer us beverages and carry our luggage to our room. The room was nice and quiet, and seemed pretty clean. We enjoyed being able to sleep in- I wish more hotels would consider a 12:00 check-out. It's truly a boutique hotel- don't expect a place where you can spread out all your stuff- but did the job very nicely.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

From reservation to check-out you will not find a more personable, charming hotel. The staff recommendations for food were impeccable, and so many options just steps away! You will be enchanted by the decor and blown away by the attentive service. NOTHING generic or cookie cutter at the Varden, a very welcome break from the big chains. Best sleep on travel I have every had. You will be amused and delight in all the detail and careful planning of this wonderful property.

  • Stayed March 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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Jenkintown, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Found a great alternative to the large impersonal hotel chains located right in Long Beach convention area. 10 min walk to the LB Convention Center. The Varden was a pleasant surprise, and easy on the expense budget. Staff was very friendly and helpful. The rooms were clean, with a modern minimalist style, but had the feeling of a bed and breakfast.

I highly recommend it to all types of travellers.

  • Stayed March 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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Address: 335 Pacific Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802
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Location: United States > California > Long Beach
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
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
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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