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“Loved it for the Long Beach Marathon”
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The Varden Hotel
Ranked #1 of 58 Hotels in Long Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 16, 2011

We stayed at the Varden for the Long Beach Marathon along with another couple from Colorado. The location was within walking distance to the race start, finish and expo. The rooms were modern and very clean with an "Ikea" feel; small but adequate. The staff were very friendly and outstanding with suggestions for dining each day that were exactly what we were looking for. The contenental breakfast each morning was nice and the afternoon wine and snacks social added a nice flaire to the ambiance of this classic "vintage" hotel. If my wife ever decides to run the Long Beach Marathon again, we will definitely stay at the Varden again. Charles, Larry and Adina made our stay at the Varden so nice that we feel we now have friends there to visit in the future.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 15, 2011

My wife And I stayed at this great little hotel while in long beach, very cozy, comfortable, and economical. The staff are extremely nice and make you feel at home. We now have a favorite place to stay while in Long Beach.

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4  Thank SanDieganX2
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Reviewed December 15, 2011

The staff was so friendly and helpful. Loved the ambience and the neighborhood. Bathrooms were a little small for the women in our party who wanted to doll up a bit.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled on business
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5  Thank letsgogo
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Reviewed December 14, 2011

In Long Beach for one night, with a very complicated business meeting the next morning. Found this "vintage" hotel beautifully updated while not losing its historical ambiance. Super friendly and helpful staff (restaurant suggestion), easy in and out without a long walk, elevator rides, monster corridors, etc. Parking is a breeze, location is perfect. The room is sort of Sci-Fi at first, but it was very functional, clean and comfortable. Nice coffee and quickie breakfast grabs in the morning and away I went. I'll be back...

Stayed: November 2011, traveled on business
6  Thank deacon d
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Reviewed December 12, 2011

My husband and I just recently stayed at the Varden Hotel. The experience was wonderful. It is a very nice hotel. The rooms were spotless and we loved the white theme. It is very refreshing. The staff is fantastic. They delievered great service and there coffee was out of this world. I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone staying in the Long Beach area!

Chris Rocco

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with friends
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4  Thank Christina R
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Reviewed December 1, 2011

We stayed at the Varden a few weeks ago after reading all the great reviews on TripAdvisor.

We stayed in a room situated at the top of the stair case, it was quite small which, considering the age of the property, isn't that surprising. We were really surprised how noisy it was though. We were awoken at 7am by people upstairs having an argument, we could also hear people in the reception downstairs....

The bed was pretty small too, a twin I think rather than a queen.

All in all I wouldn't stay here again if I needed a room in Long Beach, too cramped, too noisy.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with friends
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1  Thank SantaMonicaMax
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335p, Owner at The Varden Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2011

Dear SantaMonicaMax,

Thank you for your valuable feedback regarding your recent stay. It is these types of comments which enable our property to become a better experience for all of our guests. All of our accommodations are furnished with either the traditional size queen bedded mattress or full size mattress that are slightly smaller. Our sincerest apologize that you were disturbed at 7 am. Our complimentary continental breakfast begins at 6:30 am. So many of our guests choose The Varden for the peaceful, tranquil and quiet surroundings at all ours of the day. Again, we do apologize and hope we have another opportunity of welcoming you back. Please feel free to contact me directly. Happy Holidays!

Larry S. Black
Owner

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Reviewed November 30, 2011

Enjoyed our stay here in this ultra-chic boutique hotel. Staff was great and rooms were ultra-modern, very clean and high tech. Just be aware that rooms are tiny, and double bed against a wall so if two people sharing a bed the one on the inside wall must crawl out end of bed. Great location and ideal way to see the city. Free passport buses were a plus.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank CapeCodPaul
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Additional Information about The Varden Hotel

Address: 335 Pacific Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802-2353
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Location: United States > California > Long Beach
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Long Beach
#1 Family Hotel in Long Beach
#1 Business Hotel in Long Beach
#3 Best Value Hotel in Long Beach
Price Range: $159 - $201 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Varden Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Varden is downtown Long Beach's first European style boutique hotel. After an extensive renovation , The Varden's unique design evokes the casual elegance of an upscale, boutique hotel incorporating the blend of historic and contemporary details with all the modern conveniences anticipated by today's traveler, blending style and afordabilty. ... more   less 
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