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“A great little hotel” 5 of 5 stars
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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
Certificate of Excellence 2014
DOWNPATRICK
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“A great little hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

On recent trip to Long beach, stayed at the Varden Hotel, great location, close to restaurants and bars. My room was very comfortable and clean perfect for my needs, the most amazing part of my stay were the staff, every singe member os staff were so helpful they could not do enough to help.

If you are staying in Long beach in my book there is nowhere better to stay

Many thanks to Larry and his team

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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
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Palm Desert, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We have been to the Varden before and knew we would return. A year later we were met by the Owner Larry who remembered our names and why we visit. We are avid soccer fans and the hotel is a close drive to the stadium. It is also close to restaurants, a perfect nap and shower before the game, wine tasting and breakfast. Lovely staff, clean, well maintained, parking and a zip to the beach and harbor for a walk before heading home. We will be back again to the newly restored neon on top of the vintage, classy upgrade-Dolly Varden-A Bath in Every Roon." What could be better than that!!!

Room Tip: Higher floors. larger room has more of a bathroom. The rooms are small but very cozy.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Newtownards, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Stayed here one night in June before boarding cruise ship from Long Beach. Had horrific time with delayed flights, lost bags etc but hotel staff were great. Very helpful and supplied toothbrushes and deodorant. Rooms were good, bed was very comfortable. Good selection in the buffet breakfast and great coffee. What more could you want?

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Vilnius, Lithuania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The staff are extremely helpfut, friendly and accomodating, it is really the best asset of this hotel!
They also have lovely wine & snacks bar in the afternoons, while free bottled water, coffee, tea and fruits are available 24/7.
I also like the decor of the rooms, it is very modern and very nice (although the rooms are a bit tiny). But if you are from Europe, it is normal :)

Room Tip: Our room of the first floow was viewing the wall on another building, so maybe try to ask for a room...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We stayed at The Varden and found the hotel to be very convenient to the downtown shops and restaurants. The owner Larry and his staff were very helpful and friendly. The service provided was fabulous. The breakfast and evening snacks provided was very good and gave us a chance to mingle with other quests. Will definitely stay here again.

The Sami’s
Sydney Australia

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sarasota, FL
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

When possible we like to stay at hotels that aren't part of chain but at the same time, have good reviews. We were extremely pleased with our experience at The Varden. It is a beautifully restored hotel within walking distance of many downtown restaurants and attractions. The staff was extremely hospitable and eager to assist. The room was clean, bright, and had all of the amenities required for a comfortable stay.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Santa Barbara, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Whenever I come to Long Beach, I stay at this lovely and welcoming boutique hotel. The owners / managers are wonderful and always take the time to know their guests and make us feel comfortable. Always clean, simple and quiet. A wonderful getaway and secret find that I highly recommend! Catherine

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 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 Business Hotel in Long Beach
#1 Romantic Hotel in Long Beach
#3 Best Value Hotel in Long Beach
#10 Family 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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Also Known As:
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