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Tower Motel Long Beach
Ranked #36 of 56 Hotels in Long Beach
Ojai
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7 reviews
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“Clean room for a great price”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2014

We were looking for something as cheap as possible in the LB area, but of course needed to find something clean, and the Tower Motel was perfect for what we needed.
Upon driving in, I was a little nervous, as the neighborhood is not the best, but the front desk staff was very nice and helpful.
The room was surprisingly nice and VERY clean. Much better than I expected from the exterior. The room didn't have a closet (we didn't mind), but did come equipped with a mini-fridge, comfortable bed, and a nice television.
Also loved the free wifi.

For $45 a night it was actually a total steal, and we ended up staying two extra nights. Definitely will be back next time we're in the area.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Garden Grove, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2013

it was a pleasant stay. The room was clean which is a huge plus. Yea, the motel is in a sketchy area but my stay there was great. I stayed there for one night and it was good, i would recommend if looking for something affordable and clean.

Room Tip: try to get room 7-10. they are more hidden from the streets so less noise level.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013

We booked this motel in Long Beach for a very inexpensive rate. The motel is conveniently located near I-710, and is located on the Pacific Coast Highway. The room was equipped with a flat screen TV, a mini-fridge, a microwave, and a nice tiled shower. It was very clean and well maintained. The first night, we discovered that the toilet tank arm was broken, but it was fixed immediately. Sometimes, you don't need fancy accommodations. All you want is a clean, quiet room with the basic amenities in a safe and convenient location. This motel fit the bill nicely.

Room Tip: We did not use the A/C or heater, but it looked to be in good condition. Most likely, all the rooms...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Abbotsford, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2013

The rooms were great. They were really clean and the bathroom area was modernized. Large flat screen tv on the wall and a mini fridge. The area was really the only problem. As people have mentioned, the place to check in is a little room where you are separated by a plexi glass thing from the manager (kind of a scary start). Also it was two girls staying there which was likely a bad move. A few people walking by on the street saw us go into the room and followed us to the door and knocked on it. Needless to say we did not answer the door and they did eventually walk away with no issue but it was a little rattling. For a guy or a few guys it might be better but I would not recommend a women or group of ladies staying here alone.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Portland, Oregon
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2013

If I could have gotten out of our reservation, I would have. We are here now, curtains drawn, air conditioner on to block out the noise, and window locked. The room is clean, as is the bathroom. There is a very nice, large flat screen TV, a microwave, and a mini fridge. That is the extent of the pros.

There is no lobby, just a pexiglass (bullet proof?) window to check in with the manager. Rooms are all on ground level and open to the small, secluded parking lot. We walked across the street looking for something to eat, and were literally stared at and glared at by most folks we passed. There are no recognizable restaurants in the area, and we quickly settled on calling for pizza rather than walking around the neighborhood. The apartments behind the hotel are loud, though the AC in the room blocks everything out.

I wont sleep well tonight and will gladly pay $30 more next time to stay in a little nicer area. I would not recommend this hotel--simply due to the sketchy area.

Room Tip: Choose a different hotel!
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2013

The other reviews had me a little scared of the neighborhood but staying at this motel was a very good experience. Everything was clean, well kept and in good repair--better than some higher-priced places. The manager was very security minded--he asks everyone for a photo ID and takes awhile to check it--but I didn't see any signs explicitly warning away prostitutes. We arrived early and the manager said "No problem"--just had us wait until a suitable room was ready and we moved right in with no extra charge. Our early checkout was a little shakier--the lady clearly did not speak English but was eloquent enough in gestures that everything was fine. We will stay here again if the need arises.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Kent, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2013

I have stayed at the Tower Hotel many times over the years and find the Tower to be not only inexpensive but also very comfortable, clean, helpful staff, friendly neighborhood, remodeled rooms, ( great TV ), and bus service in front of hotel. Also microwave and fridge in all rooms.

Room Tip: Very good Mexican restaurant just across the street and stores nearby.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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Property: Tower Motel Long Beach
Address: 421 W Pacific Coast Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90806-6106
Location: United States > California > Long Beach
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Long Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Tower Motel Long Beach 2*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just 2 Miles or 10 minutes to the Long Beach Convention Center, the Tower Motel Long Beach is close to many local attractions including the world famous Queen Mary, Carnival Cruise Terminal, California State University Long Beach, Aquarium of the Pacific, Los Angeles, Seal Beach Wildlife Refuge, golfing, shopping, and more. This Magnuson Hotels affiliate offers free local and long distance calls within USA & Canada and free high speed wireless or wired internet. ... more   less 
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