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“Disco night at the Renaissance” 3 of 5 stars
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Renaissance Long Beach Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   111 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802   |  
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Ranked #13 of 58 hotels in Long Beach
Durham, North Carolina
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“Disco night at the Renaissance”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

My room was quiet and boringly nice, with a comfortable bed and a stunning harbor view. The downtown location was quite central. That said, I will not return. On the Saturday night I stayed here, it seemed this hotel does not cater to quiet business travelers, but rather to the limo-riding, (literally) puking teenyboppers who arrived just ahead of me. The lobby was blasting dance music; I have a high tolerance for loud music, but this was truly head-splitting. Then I was told that the lobby/disco was the only place I could use the Internet without paying a $12.95 "telecom surcharge." (Why not charge me extra for using the shower too?) When the dance music ended and they switched to jazz in the lobby, it was just as loud. At once point I went to ask the sole desk clerk a question. I was the only one in line, but had to wait five minutes as he stood around socializing with a young attractive woman. Adding the $18 for self-parking, plus taxes, my $149 room cost me more than $200. Bottom line: Good sleep, but I felt unwelcome and a bit ripped off.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Nusrat M, General Manager at Renaissance Long Beach Hotel, responded to this review, May 9, 2013
Thank you very much for the feedback related to your recent experience at my hotel. I apologize for the noisey lobby area during one of the music featuring evenings. During the year on few selected weekends we do feature DJ in our SIP lounge which is adjacent to the lobby. Recently it was done dure Long Beach Grand Prix weekend.
Once again my sincerest apologies, if possible please call me directly at the hotel so I can discuss this issue in detail with you.

Sincerely,
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

I stayed at the Renaissance for a conference at the end of April 2013. The location was wonderful, with a bus stop (free) right outside which went to different locations in the area. The convention center was right across the street. The staff was friendly and receptive to questions. The room was spacious and clean. The "refrigerator" in the room turned out to only be a cooler, and didn't work to chill items, which was inconvenient. There is also a strange smell (not a BAD smell, just odd, in the elevator area in the lobby. It was overpowering at times.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nusrat M, General Manager at Renaissance Long Beach Hotel, responded to this review, May 24, 2013
Thank you very much for staying at my hotel during your recent visit to Long Beach. I appreciate your kind comments about our staff and the hotel location.

I look forward to your return to Renaissance Long Beach Hotel.

best regards.
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Spent four nights at the Renaissance Long Beach and it had many positives. First of all, the staff is fantastic. The front desk staff, concierge, bellman, and housekeeping went out of their way to be helpful and friendly. The location to the convention center can't be beat. There is a free transit stop right outside the front door. A Starbucks is attached to the hotel. There are many restaurant options in the area. The lobby and bar area had a fun vibe. The rooms had some negatives. They are showing wear in the carpet, bathrooms, and furnishings. The electrical outlets in the desk area are inconvenient and the room lacked proper lighting. The mini refrigerator was missing. On the positive, the beds and pillows were comfortable. Loved the Aveda bath products and great water pressure. The hotel was quiet at night and there wasn't a lot of street noise. Would stay at this loction again if I was attending a conference at the convention center.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nusrat M, General Manager at Renaissance Long Beach Hotel, responded to this review, May 24, 2013
Thank you very much for selecting my hotel during your recent visit to Long Beach. I am grateful for your kind comments about our staff and the location, based on your comments I will recognize front desk, housekeeping and concierge staff.

I look forward to your return to Renaissance Long Beach Hotel.

Best regards.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

I stayed here in April for a wedding at the Maya Hotel which is next door...100yrd away. Very typical of the hotel 'apartment' style. One bedroom with a sitting room.. very spacious..comfortable bed..King size..two flat screens..good bathroom. Around 180 a night. It's very very close to the Queen Mary and a short drive to downtown Long Beach and the Aquarium. Not too far from Disneyland either. Breakfast is a buffet, all you can eat. Waffle machine, cereals fresh fruit salad, pastries, toast,bagels, scrambled, sausage etc etc etc. Excellent for families. Would not call it romantic by any means but its clean, comfortable, spacious and friendly. Front check in was very friendly.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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California
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

My husband and I, plus our children, their spouses and four grandchildren stayed at this hotel before a cruise during Easter Week. The hotel staff were all very friendly, allowed an early checkin and gave excellent suggestions regarding last minute shopping and restaurants. The rooms were clean, comfortable,and spacious enough. Since we were there only 1 night, lack of free wifi didn't bother any of us. The location was perfect, with many restaurants within 2 blocks. Several of the group enjoyed the brew pub right across the street, and a shopping area was easily reached on foot . There was a nice lobby bar , good for an afternoon wine but even better for BLoody Mary's at noon ! I would recommend the Renaissance to anyone and would stay there again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nusrat M, General Manager at Renaissance Long Beach Hotel, responded to this review, April 27, 2013
Thank you very much for selecting my hotel for your pre-cruise stay in Long Beach. Hope you enjoyed the cruise. I look forward to your return to Long Beach.

Once again thank you.
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Chicago, IL
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Remodeled hotel with nice large room and view of Queen Mary. We were on the 8th floor and it was so NOISY. We slept with earplugs in. Our stay was on Thursday and Friday nights mid April 2013. Because of the view of the harbor you side to Ocean Blvd which is always busy. The free shuttle to Queen Mary and Shoreline village and Aquarium stops at Pine and Ocean Blvd across the street from the hotel, it runs every 12 minutes. You can walk to all the restaurants on Shoreline Village. We ate at The Omelette Inn on 3rd and Pine street for breakfast, just a few minute walk, don't miss it. You enter the parking lot adjacent to the hotel off of Ocean Blvd on the right just before the light at Pine. An elevator brings you into the hotel. Nice room with a lot of towels, etc. Arrived at 1:30 didn't have a room ready, they called around 3:30.

Room Tip: Harbor view is not worth the noise, maybe a room facing the city would have been better.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Nusrat M, General Manager at Renaissance Long Beach Hotel, responded to this review, April 27, 2013
Thank you very much for sharing your feedback through Trip Advisor, I am grateful for your kind comments about the hotel. Yes, you are correct Ocean Blvd is a bit noisy, howere, the harbor view rooms provide a great ocean view. Next time you are planning to return please feel free to contact me directly so we can make sure to accomodate you in the part of hotel where you would experience less of noise factor from Ocean Blvd.

Once again thank you for the feedback. Looking forward to your return to Renaissance Long Beach Hotel.
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Princeton Junction, New Jersey, United States
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

We stayed with family at this property during the Labor Day Weekend in 2012. Since it was a big socio-cultural convention we were attending, the whole property felt just like home. But clearly worth mentioning :
1 Location of this property is a 10-15 min. cab ride from Long Beach Airport & Long Beach Cruise Terminal (we went to both). In fact, we reached the hotel so quickly getting off the cruise that was amazing
2. Location wrt Long Beach itself, the Beach and Boardwalk is a perfect walking distance
4. Couple of Rental car terminals in walking distance from the Property
3.The Staff under the leadership of Gen Manager Mr N Mirza (he was the GM then) are really devoted to making the customers have a pleasant time and ready to accomodate. Excellent!

Room Tip: Yes, elevators tend to get very busy when big groups are staying and maybe they had some scheduled m...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Nusrat M, General Manager at Renaissance Long Beach Hotel, responded to this review, April 28, 2013
Thank you very much for posting your comments related to your experience at my hotel. We look forward to your return to Long Beach and hope to see you soon.
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Additional Information about Renaissance Long Beach Hotel

Address: 111 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802
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Location: United States > California > Long Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Business Hotel in Long Beach
#11 Family Hotel in Long Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Renaissance Long Beach Hotel 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our NEWLY RENOVATED downtown hotel in Long Beach is ideally located near the Long Beach Convention Center, Pine Avenue, Queen Mary, and the Aquarium. We've recently unveiled our newly designed guest rooms, club lounge and fitness center, and our newly refreshed lobby will reflect the inspiration of Renaissance Hotels by offering unique discoveries including emerging music, culinary, film and more. ... more   less 
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