We went down to the Queen Mary for the 4th of July celebration and spent the night. Only room available when I booked was an outside twin room. We stayed on the M level which is up above the A deck where you check in. This is important - make sure you ask for a room with two port hole windows if you are in a standard deluxe room!! If not you will get something quite below what you expect. Our room was lovely (M155) and I would recommend it. Our friend's room (A125) was not. It was the luck of the draw. We found out later one of the keys is asking for a double port hole windowed room. We also stayed on the harbor side, not the port side - another real plus. In this hotel, the room placement and layout is critical and almost all the rooms are different so please, spend the time to ask the front desk about the room before you agree to it. Remember too - this is an OLD ship. The walls are paper thin so you can even hear a conversation from the room next to you. The plumbing is old but it works adequately.
The 4th Celebration was fun but it was very crowded. I think it's worth doing once but maybe that's it. As to the Queen Mary itself as a place to stay - is a good experience. If money is not an issue, request a suite. And make sure you ask about the windows!!! :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The historic Queen Mary is home to a 343-room Art Deco Hotel, where guests relive the excitement of cruising in the style of the 1930's without ever leaving port. Now permanently docked, yet still afloat, the Queen Mary is a must-see attraction which offers a variety of historical, paranormal and educational tours, unique shops, meeting & banquet facilities, three award-winning ocean view restaurants, unique hotel rooms and much more. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Queen Mary Los Angeles
- Queen Mary California
- Queen Mary Long Beach