My husband and I just got married in Eisenhower Park in Long Beach. We are from Kansas City and had family and friends fly in. We only had 30 people, but they were extremely accomodating. We reserved rooms a year in advance as we knew our wedding was April 16, the same weekend as the Long Beach Grand Prix and we knew the hotel was going to sell out. They were very good about keeping everything in order. Check in and check out was so easy.
i have to rave about the location - wow! This is on PCH which is a main street , but there was practically no traffic so it was quiet and easy to get in and out of the hotel. Schooner and Later and the Crab Pot are two of my faves to eat and they were both less than 2 miles away from the hotel. Not to mention Eisenhower park in Seal Beach was 5 minutes from the hotel. it was really perfect. Location was so important to us as so many people were coming in from out of town. Also this hotel is even distance from SNA and LAX and 5 miles from the Long Beach airport.
Club PCH is the hotel bar and they had a Grand Prix party Saturday night with live music and a $10 cover. Next to Club PCH there was the room where they held the breakfast buffet and the room overlooked the ocean. For large hotel parties they gave out free buffet passes at the front desk. The food was not the best, but it's edible.
The GASLAMP GRILL shares the parking lot with the hotel. This place is FUN! The drinks were a little pricey, but we had a lot of fun. They had live music and dancing and a huge patio to sit outside. Not to mention walking distance from the hotel. This bar changes hands ever 6 months to a year and each time it changes completely - last year it was a biker bar and this year it was a fun bar with dancing and karaoke!
Overall we could not of picked a better hotel for our event. I recommend it very highly. Each one of our rooms had a balcony with chairs so u could sit outside -- pretty cool. Price was good too - just $100 a night! The rooms had small refrigerators and were very clean and roomy. Additionally they had a very nice pool and a gazibo outside that looked very well kept and very clean. This would probably be a very good place for a small wedding. This hotel ROCKS!