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“Read The Fine Print!” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Current
Ranked #16 of 57 Hotels in Long Beach
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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Read The Fine Print!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

When you book online, it shows you this beautifully remodeled room, but when you arrive, you are told that you have to pay an upgrade fee to get a remodeled room. Otherwise, the un-remodeled rooms are old and kinda seedy. That seems pretty deceptive. So make sure you read the fine print. I paid the upgrade fee and the room was really beautiful. Love the hard wood floors. Service was outstanding. Christina took the time to hand-write me a note of apology about the misleading web info, but she did not offer to waive the upgrade fee.

Room Tip: They are in the process of remodeling, but the outer appearance give away the age of the property...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank A2ZPros
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Glendale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

I loved this place. The renovated rooms were awesome. Stylish and pleasing with beautiful decorations and colors. Room was super clean and staff was great. I loved how they have wood floors and you don't feel grossed out by dirty old carpet. The shower head was awesome and shower head had strong pressure. Prices low too. For a 3 star hotel this was a great choice. Area is pretty good and 15-20 min from downtown Long Beach. I I was greatly pleased and strongly recommend it! Definitely coming back :)

Room Tip: Make sure to pay the extra few dollars for the renovated rooms. It is very worth it :)
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

I stayed at the Hotel Current over a weekend and loved it! The hotel is great, but the service was the tops. Christina at the front desk was a major help throughout my family's stay. She referred us to great restaurants, answered all our questions, and made sure we had a great experience in Long Beach. I highly recommend Hotel Current and its staff. Thanks again!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Alex W
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hotelcurrent, General Manager at Hotel Current, responded to this review, October 23, 2012
Dear Alex W,

We are humbled and proud to receive such a glowing review of your expereince with the Hotel CURRENT. We are glad we could help you and your family enjoy Long Beach, while you travled together.

I am especially proud of the service Christina provided to you and will be sure to extend your comments to her. We hope you will choose Hotel CURRENT when you find yourself back in Long Beach.
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Barstow, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

As a business traveler, I stay here several times a month and truly appreciate the efficient and helpful staff. They are always friendly, prompt, and offer to help in any way they can, regardless of how late I arrive. Christina on the front desk often has my keys and paperwork waiting for me when I check in---a welcome sight after a long day! The rooms are spacious, beds extremely comfortable, well maintained grounds, and the breakfast items are well laid out with many choices from waffles, breakfast sandwiches, bagels, pastries, fruit, cereal, etc. My thanks to all the hardworking staff members....they make Hotel Current a great place to stay!

Room Tip: The rooms along PCH are spacious . . . lots of room to bring a yoga mat to stretch.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank imonroe
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hotelcurrent, General Manager at Hotel Current, responded to this review, October 19, 2012
Thank you so much for your feedback about your experiences at Hotel CURRENT and your interaction with our staff. I especially appreciate the recognition of Chirstina at the front desk and will commend her for her service.

Your loyalty and continued business helps us to be successful! Thank you again!
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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

Absolutely great experience. The rooms were clean and nice decor, they had shuttle service to the marathon, they provided us with breakfast bags. The cost was very affordable. The staff was all exceptional. I was beyond happy with this hotel and the marathon experience.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Dana Marie K
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hotelcurrent, General Manager at Hotel Current, responded to this review, October 19, 2012
Dear Dana Marie,

We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and the services of Hotel CURRENT. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback! We hope you will return next year for the Long Beach Marathon. We will be here and awaiting your arrival.
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

This hotel offers modern decor, lots of space in the room, good parking and a convenient location.The bed was very comfortable. However, the sink in the bathroom was not clean (crud around the drain), the shower did not drain at all (yuck), and the walls were so thin I heard every noise the people next to us made at 3:30, 4:30 and 5:30 - AM. The breakfast was ok but not anything special.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Thank drinkmilkCa
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hotelcurrent, General Manager at Hotel Current, responded to this review, September 24, 2012
Dear Trip Advisor Guest,

Thank you for leaving us a feedback regarding your recent stay with us. I am pleased that you have noticed the positive attributes we feature. Most importantly, I would like to apologize for concerns that arose with the plumbing, cleanliness of sink fixtures and the noise issues. Our aim is to deliver the best service to all of our guests and your experience is most untypical of our usual high standards. Please be assured that we will be looking into the issues raised in your feedback and will be carrying out any necessary actions to ensure that there are no further problems. Please accept our apologies for the unmet expectations.

If there is anything you need next time you stay with us, please do not hesitate to let us know.

Sincerely,
Sheri Blackwood
Hotel Management
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

We come to the hotel in the late afternoon and waited a long time at the desk to check in. After that they made a lot of problems because we didn't have a credit card with our name on it also condidering that we have paid in advantage. After some phone calling we get to our room that was really hot even if outside was warm. The wifi was setted for just two device per room, why???? And most of all, moving one basket we found an enormous beatle under it. Horrible!!!! When we get to the reception they just said that they will sent somebody to check the room situation and avoiding a change of room. Unbelievable!!!

  • Stayed September 2012
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Thank fra20011991
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hotelcurrent, General Manager at Hotel Current, responded to this review, September 24, 2012
Thank you for your feedback about your recent experience at Hotel CURRENT. I am sorry for your frustrations with check-in. We will look at ways to improve communicating our policies so that these type of situations don't repeat themselves. The most unfortunate concern was the bug found in your room and the non-responsive actions of our staff. I am looking into this matter immediately to prevent a reoccurance.

Safe travels....
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Property: Hotel Current
Address: 5325 E Pacific Coast Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90804-4441
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Location: United States > California > Long Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Long Beach
#5 Best Value Hotel in Long Beach
#6 Romantic Hotel in Long Beach
#6 Green Hotel in Long Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Current 3*
Number of rooms: 99
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With 99 Lifestyle guestrooms featuring hand painted artwork from local artists, Hotel CURRENT has renovated its outdoor heated pool area, meeting spaces, lobby, guestrooms, and landscape. Guestrooms are provided with in-room coffee makers, refrigerators, free wi-fi, work-desk area with data ports, and hotel services of daily complimentary continental breakfast and newspaper; giving all the conveniences of home for both leisure and business travelers. ... more   less 
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