The boyfriend and I stayed at this awesome hotel after a day at Catalina Island (Catalina hotels were too expensive for us) for my birthday weekend. It's a beautifully restored historic hotel in the heart of downtown Long Beach. The rooms are small but remodeled so beautifully that you won't notice. I liked the high-end modern furnishings and all-white interior. It was a comfortable stay and the location is great for walking to restaurants. The staff were as friendly and helpful as it gets. We checked in and were greeted with a glass of wine from the nightly free wine tasting (my kind of place!). I liked the modernist bathroom and giant sliding mirror door. This would be a good room to do fashion photography. Or just some cool Instagram pics. We met the owner the next day and he was very hands-on and friendly and gave us breakfast eating recommendations. There is a complimentary breakfast of muffins, coffee, juice and yogurt. If you want to stay in downtown Long Beach and stay in style, I recommend the modern Varden hotel. The room rates were good, too.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- The Varden Hotel Long Beach
- Varden Long Beach
- Varden Hotel Long Beach