I stayed for four nights for business in September. The rooms were nice and comfortable - it is your typical Westin with "heavenly" beds and showers. The rooms were very clean and I didn't have any big issues. My room had a view of the city and even number rooms get a view of the water. I also like that they give you a robe to wear and you can rent workout gear for $5 if you didn't pack any (I didn't take advantage of this feature). There is a nice outdoor pool and hot tub.
However, a few issues... The gym was packed every morning and for a hotel of this size I would have expected a larger gym with more than 4 treadmills. You can ask for a running map at the front desk and it shows you routes along Ocean Boulevard. Also internet is not free and parking is quite expensive. My room was right next to the elevator and it woke me up a few times with the dinging and people chatting while waiting for the elevator.
There are many restaurants within walking distance but nothing that great. There are a bunch of chain restaurants down by the water near the convention center (PF Changs, Gladstones, etc.) and another area a few blocks up with non-chain restaurants. However if you are looking for a nice restaurant I think it is worth the drive down the coast to Huntington Beach or one of the other areas.
I wish they had a coffee shop in the lobby or at least nearby. There is no Starbucks or other coffee within walking distance and in order to get a breakfast snack and latte you had to sit down for breakfast which I didn't have time to do. I did not eat at the restaurant but did get room service for breakfast twice and it came promptly and the food was average.
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- Halfway between Los Angeles International Airport and Orange County Airport, The Westin Long Beach is also close to Aquarium of the Pacific, The Pike Shopping Center and Rainbow Harbor. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Westin Long Beach Hotel Long Beach
- Westin Long Beach
- Long Beach Westin