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“5 star view, 2.5 star rooms” 3 of 5 stars
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Beach Plaza Hotel
1.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2010 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90803   |  
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Ranked #41 of 58 Hotels in Long Beach
Los Angeles, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“5 star view, 2.5 star rooms”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

Stayed here as a last minute, extended date night. ;) we got a room that was part of another building, across the parking lot. It didn't even seem like it was part of the motel because you had to go out to the side street and up this little gated staircase, like an old apartment building. But once we got into our room it was pretty large with a kitchenette, sitting area, eating area and the best view of the beach! We were literally right on the beach with nothing in our way. They even have a private little access to the beach from the parking lot. The people at the front desk and on the phone were so nice and friendly. The furnishings were definitely old and a bit shabby but everything seemed clean. It was a bit pricey for the quality of room (the bed was killer on my back) but I figured we were paying for the view. Location location location right? anyways, it was romantic and sometimes, slumming it a bit just adds to the night's adventure ;)

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Ventura, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

We stayed here for our 32nd anniversary with friends. We booked the two-bedroom suite with ocean view, and received what we requested. It was more like being in a two-bedroom apartment. Plenty of privacy for each couple, plus the shared living/kitchen space. Admitedly, the place is old, but for the value, the view and the friendliness of the staff, it was worth every penny and more. Staff was terrific!!! Not a question they could not answer, and they could not have been more helpful if we had paid them extra. We definitely plan on returning!

  • Stayed February 2012, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Pickering, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

Stayed here for 3 nights in April. Can honestly say it was the worst place we have ever stayed in.The first room we were allocated had water stood on the bathroom floor, the fridge looked like it was from a dump. We got "upgraded" to a suite, room 19 lots of cupboards in the kitchen with nothing in them. The lounge had a table with a couple of minging chairs with torn covers and a tatty sofa with a hole on the arm plus a tv. The bedroom was barren with a rail for clothes and the bathroom was very mouldy with a light that came on whenever and the shower was very hot or very cold. The upstairs guest was very noisy.On the plus side the towels were clean and soft. This was our last stop on our California experience after staying in a Travelodge and a Best Western which were both excellent.

Room Tip: Do not stay here!
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

I booked this online for my first couple of nights in Long Beach, my room was at the front opposite reception and the room was clean and the bed was comfortable, however there was a lot of noise at night and early in the morning. There was no air con in the room. I moved to a nicer hotel with air con that was cheaper after my first 2 days.

Overall, it was not a bad experience except for the noise, that may not have affected other rooms.

Room Tip: rooms at the front are noisy. No air con
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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LongBeach
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

was here for conference, was within walking distance Long Beach Convention Center however, bathroom and kitchen floor dirty and had some slippery filth on them so was afraid to walk barefoot. Toilet seat dirty, toilet tank cover not right size, tank square, cover round and smaller than tank (see photo), toilet handle had to hold to flush, shower was height of little person (see image) and I'm petite plus dripped continuously after shutoff. kitchen equipped with micro, fridge and stove but no utensils, pans (except teapot) no dishes etc., staff personable and friendly but accomodation not as described or as expected, bedroom television remote missing, 3 doors to this room but only one usable, and that one tricky (my experience and that of management), gaps between doors and floor, windows won't open, doors stick, won't close or open (same for kitchen cupboards/cabinets). distance to food (restaurant and grocery) quite a walk. Served the purpose for 4 days but had I known, would have paid more to stay elsewhere. Ocean view was actually parking lot but beach beyond. Only window that opens is right next to pool hence noisy, no AC, heater is small wall unit in main entry room

Room Tip: stay away from room 111
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Birmingham, England.
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

The Beach Plaza is actually a motel. It is not elegant or smart but it is clean and basic and has a small pool.
Having said that, it enjoys a great position right above the beach; is only a stroll from downtown or a short ride on the bus that stops right outside. Bixby Park is right across the street where many families picnic and socialise. The beach is just down a private staircase where you can stroll, jog, or cycle on dedicated pathways.
I don't know where Debbie1153 stayed but it does not describe any of the rooms I have stayed in on my many stops there. I have been using this place for years when passing through Long Beach. It has way more character than the cookie cutter hotels down town. If you want everything shiny and new, go stay somewhere else, down town maybe, and pay a LOT more.
As far as I am concerned if the bed is clean and comfortable and there's plenty of hot water in a clean shower - I'm happy. (Actually, the carpets are clean as you can expect when the rooms open to open air rather than a corridor.)

Room Tip: Ask for a room away from the street to avoid the street noise if that bothers you. It will cost a l...
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

I don't know who is sending in glowing reviews of this place. People who are friends of the staff or owner? It is a horrible, dirty place to stay. Cigarette burns in the bedspread, holes in the walls, Filthy carpet, rickety beds, lots of mold in the shower and bathroom. Gaps around the entry door. Dirty and dingy. Really disgusting.

Room Tip: Don't stay here. It's filthy and run-down.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Beach Plaza Hotel

Address: 2010 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90803
Location: United States > California > Long Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Long Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Beach Plaza Hotel 1*
Number of rooms: 42
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