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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I live in Long Beach and wanted to do something fun and different with our kids. So we booked a weekend getaway at Dockside Boat and Bed. We had a fabulous time. My kids loved being steps away from the Aquarium and the lighthouse. The yacht was clean and fully stocked. The manager even brought over a... More 

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Houghton
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

Very nice stay on a working yacht without leaving the dock. Stayed on the biggest boat they had, 3 bedroom 2 bath, very nice breakfast brought to the boat. Restaurants and activities within walking distance. DVR with a selection of movies to watch on 4 different tvs. Would recommend if this is on your bucket list.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

My partner and I stayed on the Ranita for a night this past weekend. The yacht is older, but it is very well kept and very beautiful, with an amazing view of the Queen Mary and Shoreline Village. It has a full fridge and freezer, microwave, toaster oven, and coffee maker. The dining area was cozy and cute. The living... More 

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boatandbed, Owner at Dockside Boat and Bed, responded to this review

Emma, thank you for taking the time to leave your review. While we are delighted that you enjoyed the boat and it's amenities and our location, we are so sorry about your concerns of gas fumes. In the 8 years we have had the Ranita, we have never had a guest with such a strong reaction. The boat is a... More 

Long Beach, California
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29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

This is one of the most fun "hotels" I've ever stayed in. You actually stay on a yacht! I live in Long Beach and I've still stayed here twice. The boats are large, you've got a small kitchen, a living room, dining area and possibly 2 cabins depending on the size of boat that you book. It's right in the... More 

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boatandbed, Owner at Dockside Boat and Bed, responded to this review

Wow ! Thanks for your very kind words. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and really "got" the full Dockside experience. We aim to provide you with a memorable, relaxing and unique adventure and it sounds like you got it ! Feel free to share your thoughts with friends and we look forward to welcoming you aboard... More 

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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Booked a yacht for myself and three other college students who were attending an international conference at the convention center. The boat was in excellent condition, clean, very comfortable and the breakfast basket was really good. The view of the water and boats was so pretty at night. If you want to experience Cali in luxury at a very affordable... More 

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Thank Nancy T
boatandbed, Owner at Dockside Boat and Bed, responded to this review

Nancy, thanks for taking the time to leave your review. So glad you chose us for your accommodations for your conference. People sometimes do not realize how close we are to the Convention Center. Happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and all our amenities. We hope to welcome you back, be it for business or pleasure ! More 

Lagos, Nigeria
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

We stayed for two nights on the "Merry Berry" located at the end of the dock so with an excellent view of the surrounding area and the Queen Mary. Check in was easy and courteous & complimentary overnight car parking was available a short walk away. The boat was fully equipped with complimentary tea, coffee & snacks, an excellent breakfast... More 

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boatandbed, Owner at Dockside Boat and Bed, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with others. We are grateful you enjoyed your stay and appreciated our amenities. We would love the chance to welcome you aboard again soon. More 

Los Angeles
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151 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I wrote a positive review after our 2 nite stay last February. We had such a good time then that we decided to make it our week long summer vacation destination. So glad we did as Rainbow Harbor really comes alive in the summer. LOTS to do and even a week wasn't really enough. The cost is about the same... More 

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boatandbed, Owner at Dockside Boat and Bed, responded to this review

Thank you Bud ! You were both an absolute delight to have. We love guests that "get it" and you both made the most of all the area has to offer. We hope you will think of us again when you need a quiet getaway. More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

What a perfect way to spend a relaxing afternoon and night, after 2 nights in Huntington Beach, then 2 more in Catalina, quiet is what we needed! We were on the Sea Peepers which has the best view from the end of the dock. Check in was a breeze. The host was a pleasure to work with. I recommend this... More 

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boatandbed, Owner at Dockside Boat and Bed, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind review ! We are so delighted to hear you experienced the peace and quiet you were looking for. We love to offer our guests a departure from their crazy, hectic lives. We hope to have you back again in the future ! More 

Murrieta, California
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We stayed on the Kindred Spirit at the Dockside Boat & Bed for an Anniversary Weekend. It was so amazing. Could not have asked for a more beautiful and romantic getaway. Kent and Molly were great. Continental breakfast left in front of our door. We walked everywhere and the only time we got in our car again was to come... More 

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boatandbed, Owner at Dockside Boat and Bed, responded to this review

Thank you ! For both your stay and for taking the time to leave such a kind review. We are so glad to hear that your enjoyed your stay and the convenience of our central location to the Queen Mary. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon ! More 

Los Angeles
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151 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We were a senior couple celebrating our 49th and stayed aboard the 'Sea Peepers' for two nights. What a blast!! There is a certain reckless romance about being on the sea and it comes thru five-fold aboard these beautiful and comfortable yachts. Compared to any nice, special occasion hotel, this was a flat our bargain. As all the reviews say,... More 

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boatandbed, Owner at Dockside Boat and Bed, responded to this review

We thank you both for being 'Reckless Romantics' and boarding our boat for an adventure !! You absolutely got us and what we are trying to offer our guests and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay AND that we get to welcome you back for a week this Summer. Thank you too for sharing your experience here. More 

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  • Free Internet
  • Beachfront
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A bed & breakfast on private,dockside yachts. Located in the beautiful Rainbow Harbor, steps from dining & entertainment. A perfect, unique getaway. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dockside Boat and Bed

Address: 316 E Shoreline Dr, Dock 5, Long Beach, CA 90802-4598
Location: United States > California > Long Beach
Price Range: $192 - $261 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Dockside Boat Hotel Long Beach
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