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“If u make a reservation you will get a very nice room” 4 of 5 stars
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Tower Motel Long Beach
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   421 West Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach, CA   |  
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Ranked #31 of 57 Hotels in Long Beach
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“If u make a reservation you will get a very nice room”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2011

The area sucks. The managers are alright I guess...not to friendly. The room though, was exceptionally clean and rhe bed was nice and high...the wall had mirrors. Check outs a little early. Overall it was good for the price.

  • Stayed March 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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2 Thank NotDiscombobulated
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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2011

Did not read reviews before accepting this motel. Pulled up to this so called 5 out of 5 points motel at 10:00 at night and it looked like the sixteen motel rooms were situated in a brightly light alley behind a motor shop. “Okay self, you did not check things out first so make a go of it”. Went to the room after check-in and turned on the lights to see an eight foot by ten foot room with no closet. It looked nicely decorated with a well decorated bathroom. Okay. Turned around and saw something scampering across the bed. “What is that? A roach! Oh no, I am done.”
I went to management and asked for my money back for the three nights. He asked to see the roach. “Okay”. Of course, by the time we went back to the room the roach was gone. “I don’t see no roach” the manager said .I suppose that I could have killed the roach as evidence of my claim, but I did not come 2000 miles to stomp roaches. His solution? He offered me another room, because they have a NO REFUND policy. “You are kidding? If the room has roaches the property has roaches and I have NO ROACHES where I come from”, I retorted. I just want my money back. Request denied.
BUYER BEWARE. If you insist on this one, try one night at a time. As for me? I don’t sleep with roaches…ever! Money lost lesson learned.

Room Tip: rooms are in an alley.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars
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West Covina, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2011

Despite the fact that from the outside it looks like something straight out of an Alfred Hitchcock movie, it wasnt too bad for the price.

The room was a good size, everything was clean. There was TV/Cable, free wifi, fridge, microwave and the usual stuff. They even left out 2 bottles of water and a packet of cookies for free. Bathroom and vanity area was nice and clean, with the expected necessities.

Parking is limited, maybe 10-15 spaces. When i came back late at night, i got the last space luckily. Other reviewers have mentioned that its in a dodgy area and whilst that is true, i think if you have a car its no worry. Probably not wise to wander around the area late at night lol.

For the price, it was worth paying for an overnight stay.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2011

Reading previous reviews about this place, after I'd already booked it, made me a bit worried. I must say, the rooms do smell, you do hear gun shots at night and it is in a pretty run down area, but the actual room (apart from the smell, you get used to it) is fine. Nice interior and very clean, with a comfy bed, and the free WiFi is great, fast connection. We were only here the one night, that's all I think you need really, it's fine for a stop over, cheap and easy to find from the free-way. Just don't go wondering around after dark.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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2 Thank JDM637
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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2011

Room was clean, Bathroom also. Very good Price in Long Beach/LA.
The problem was only the morning noise on the street.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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1 Thank ooldaa
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2011

We stayed in this motel for five days as part of a trip around west coast USA. What attracted us was the price (cheaper than most in the greater Los Angeles/Long Beach area. It is located off the Pacific Coast Highway in a fairly convenient location for all the famous sights in the area.

THE ROOM
The room itself was very basic but clean and tidy, had 2 large double beds and an en suite bathroom. The shower was over the bath but was fairly powerful. The room had air conditioning but it was VERY noisy and not that efficient. The motel had other conveniences such as ice etc.
and. A bonus of staying there was that pastries were left with the coffee making facilities and all were replaced on a regular basis. This made for a handy breakfast substitute when we were in a rush.

THE MOTEL IN GENERAL
The motel in general was fairly quiet, apart from at 6am when we were awoken daily by loud talking in the room next door. The large "No prostitutes sign on arrival was quite off putting. The hotel manager was South Asian and didn't speak much English. I would have had no issue with this if I had been prepared, but you don't really expect this in Urban California! So communication was fairly difficult and he seemed very unsure of how to deal with the my booking confirmations or how much to charge me. Despite this he was very nice and did his best to help. My other minor gripe about the motel was that free wifi was advertised. We did everything to try and connect to this using the passwords provided, but to no avail. I have a Nokia smartphone that has never had any difficulty connecting previously.

THE AREA (the motel is located in, NOT Long Beach itself)
Now we live in South Manchester so we are used to crime etc but I have to say that at times I felt rather unsafe while staying at the Tower motel. I don't think my fears are unfounded because on three separate occasions we saw people being arrested, including one in the motel carpark! There is a very cheap Mexican supermarket down the road-excellent for stocking up but it was disconcerting to see people openly selling drugs out of the boot of their cars. Finally the other problem is that the motel is a long way from downtown Long Beach so eating out etc is difficult and if you don't want to go without a drink (we were on holiday after all), you are limited to fast food and beer from the 7/11.

I would however, still recommend this motel to those on a budget. Just don't go out alone after dark and keep your wits about you.

TRIPS/THINGS TO DO IN THE AREA (this is what we did)
Hollywood, Grauman's theatre, Greek Theatre, Griffith Observatory, Beverly Hills, Rodeo Drive, Sunset Boulevard, Mulholland Drive, Sony studio tour, Long beach harbour, Queen Mary, Whale and dolphin watching, Santa Monica Pier, Muscle Beach, Venice Beach, Malibu

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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2 Thank NWtraveller83
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Santa Barbara, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2011

The motel is in a really sketchy neighborhood by the freeway. Close to the port/downtown long beach but definitely not somewhere you'd want to take a stroll. There are a few fast food places and liquor stores if you want to get some food.

The man at the front desk was curt but efficient. A paper sign warned against prostitution or drug use and noted that the Long Beach police department made frequent inspections of the establishment, which was simultaneously worrying and reassuring.

Parking was free but there was none available. The desk attendant told us to park in a 'no parking zone' in the lot and that worked out fine.

The room was clean and nicely decorated, much better than what I expected to find. It was quite tiny, but very quiet. The bed was a comfortable king but we only had 3 pillows. The towels were the smallest I've seen, they looked more like hand towels than bath towels.

There were toiletries by the sink that I'm sure were mini-bar priced (brand name toothpaste and hand lotion) but weren't labeled. It seemed like it was meant to confuse customers into taking them, thinking they were free, and then being charged. I'm not sure this is what was happening but if so, that's pretty annoying.

Overall, a very good experience for travelers on a budget.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank fairelatete
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Additional Information about Tower Motel Long Beach

Address: 421 West Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach, CA
Location: United States > California > Long Beach
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Long Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates):
Hotel Class:2 star — Tower Motel Long Beach 2*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just 2 Miles or 10 minutes to the Long Beach Convention Center, the Tower Motel Long Beach is close to many local attractions including the world famous Queen Mary, Carnival Cruise Terminal, California State University Long Beach, Aquarium of the Pacific, Los Angeles, Seal Beach Wildlife Refuge, golfing, shopping, and more. This Magnuson Hotels affiliate offers free local and long distance calls within USA & Canada and free high speed wireless or wired internet. ... more   less 
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