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“Incredible trip into the past!”
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The Queen Mary
Ranked #9 of 57 Hotels in Long Beach
Memphis, Tennessee
2 reviews
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“Incredible trip into the past!”
Reviewed November 12, 2012

Twenty-four hours on the Queen Mary was an amazing visit into her glorious past! The Art Deco environment was wonderfully unique. My wife and I began the evening with wine and a snack at the Obervation Bar. The hostess was extremely friendly. A walk around the deck at night was very romantic. The breakfast buffet on the Promenade deck was great, the view of the harbor was exceptional, our server was very hospitable, and the food was good. My wife and I then toured the ship and bought momentos. Overall, it was an unforgettable stay I would highly recommend!

Room Tip: Get a room with an ocean front view. Stay in an old-style stateroom.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

Amazing place, so much atmosphere, you can feel it, the place is a testiment to how it stood originally in the 30s, its kept in its originality and is like a floating luxurious museum. We stayed for one night at the end of our 16 night roadtrip, and wished we had time to stay more. We spent all the next day exploring the ship, talking to the staff etc, who were exceptional and so friendly. The staff know the history and are so helpful with questions. The rooms in keeping with the original ship, we were upgraded for free to a room with a window after booking a budget one on expedia, as it was my partners 40th whilst there. Nothing was too much trouble during our stay. We explored the whole ship, a must is the engine room, they run the length of the vast ship, and they are amazing to see, even if you arent into that kind of thing, as Im not. I found the historical tour very good, you dont need the guided ones, just walk round and explore yourselves as we did. We stumbled upon the wireless room where the staff there invited us in for a long chat and took pictures of us afterwards, after explaining how the room worked in now and then. It was the best night we have had in America, and day. And as a couple who are interested in the paranormal (we run a group in the UK) we found it very very interesting as its a very haunted place, with lots of info on this throughout the ship. The corridors and vast size is something else. not to be missed if you are in california. Long Beach is such a nice place too we wished we were there longer and plan to return to spend more time on this incredible piece of english history.

Room Tip: ask for an upgrade to a window room, but beware level 3 is haunted! lots of noises and strange thin...
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed November 11, 2012

I've been visiting the QUEEN MARY since 1973 and it's a lot of fun. It's been operated by several companies over the years and the current operator is handing it well. It's an ocean liner, not a cruise ship, so the walls are thin and there's little sound insulation installed, so noise can be a problem. If you want perfect silence, then go somewhere else. For more tolerant people, cabins are well appointed, and are mostly original. Get a cabin on the starboard (right) side of the ship for the best views and quietest stay, the QM is moored at the corner of the Port of Los Angeles, so there is constant noise and light from the operations at the port. Even the inner cabins are good, but they have no windows and are smaller than the outside cabins. If you can afford it, the historical suites are availible. These are rooms connected with various famous passengers and are part of the guided tour when they aren't occupied. If you've ever wanted to stay in a museum, this is for you. It's pleasent and I plan to return for another mini-vacation at the QUEEN MARY next year.

Room Tip: Ask for the starboard side, "A" or "M" decks are the best.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cathedral City, CA
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Reviewed November 10, 2012

I have had the pleasure of staying on The Queen Mary several times, and each one was a reunion with friends I met on the "Farewell to America" voyage of the QE2 back in October of '08. What better reunion venue for some cruise friends than Queen Mary? The ship is maintained in her original state, with the exception of some updated rooms that look like a Super 8...... stay out of those and opt for one of the original rooms, or better yet, one of their suites. Stepping into an original rooms is like entering a time machine........ you are suddenly in 1938, and your shipmate might be Clark Gable. Only a modern telephone gives it away. Everything is authentic, from the non-functioning "take a finger off" open blade fans, to the old air ducts that ventilate the room. Even the old portholes, heavy with years and years of paint, open and allow sea air in. The views on the starboard side are impressive at night, and one could imagine what it was like to pull into port onboard such a regal ship. I have sailed on QE2 and QM2, and neither of them has the art deco charm of QM. Don't miss the World Map that is high overhead in the main dining room. There is a long slot through the Atlantic Ocean where a mechanical model of the QM would sail across, noting your location between Southampton and New York City. It is a charming throwback in 1930's technology. On this last trip, my friends and I decided to do the "Ghosts and Legends" tour of the ship, since it was close to Halloween. It is a fun, albeit "cheesy", ghost story that allows you access to interesting places on the ship that you would not otherwise see, like the First Class swimming pool and the dreary, cavernous boiler room where towering boilers once stood, and the prospect of being boiled alive by steam was a very real threat to the crew. The most exciting part was in the bow section when they retell the tale of QM colliding with a escort vessel during the war, and cutting it in half. At the very moment the docent tells the tale, warning lights start flashing, and water starts gushing out of psuedo-damage to the hull. This after telling you that you're 36 feet below the water line. It was a creepy experience. The First Class swimming pool is viewed from a mezzanine, and as you look down into the empty, spooky area, a sound & light show begins, and fog slowly fills the pool as tales of a small, drowned girl are told. It gave me goosebumps!

It is fun to stroll the decks and imagine being onboard and in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean on this majestic old girl. I recommend that anyone spend the night, have a cocktail in the wonderfully "art deco" Observation Lounge, discover hidden corridors, and artifacts from the 30's, and just absorb the feeling of what it was like to travel back in the heyday of transatlantic travel, before the advent of airliners. You won't regret this marvelous experience.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Saint Louis
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Reviewed November 9, 2012

This was the 4th time I have stayed onboard The Queen Mary. As always it is a fantastic experience to be able to step back in time and see what life onboard a true ocean liner would have been like. We were upgraded to a suite with a view of Long Beach harbor. Dinner in Sir Winston's was fantastic, as always, but it is a bit pricy. The Ghost and Legends tour is cheesy but fun, You also get to see areas of the ship that are not available to the general public, such as the indoor 1st class pool.

Some of the staterooms have been "modernized" so if you want the true experience make sure you book one of the original cabins.

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Burbank, California
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Reviewed November 6, 2012

My wife and I planned our Anniversary trip 6 months in advance and almost came home just before we checked in. For those of you who don't have unlimited funds, or a high limit on a credit card, beware of the hidden hold on your debit card. $75.00 a night! Then after a tour of the ship and a trip to the bar, we were accused of smoking marijuana in our room because our window was open and it was blowing in from the smoking deck, after a thorough inspection of our room by security, fireman, and ship manager.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Tollhouse, CA
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

What a wonderful place to stay. The staff was very helpful and friendly. My husband and I went for our wedding anniversary and were impressed with the decor. It was like being back in time. We enjoyed all the old features that were in place when the ship was operational like the water selection in the bathroom and the old fan that was non-operational. The view was really nice as we choose a room with the bay view and enjoyed the lights of the The Pike. We would definitely stay again. The only rip off was the water left in the room for almost $3 a bottle. Would like to have a few perks included like water. geez......

Room Tip: get a room with a view and definitely a window - otherwise i would think claustrophobic
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Queen Mary
Address: 1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90802-6331
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Location: United States > California > Long Beach
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Long Beach
#8 Family Hotel in Long Beach
#13 Business Hotel in Long Beach
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Hotel Class:3 star — The Queen Mary 3*
Number of rooms: 365
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The historic Queen Mary is home to a 343-room Art Deco Hotel, where guests relive the excitement of cruising in the style of the 1930's without ever leaving port. Now permanently docked, yet still afloat, the Queen Mary is a must-see attraction which offers a variety of historical, paranormal and educational tours, unique shops, meeting & banquet facilities, three award-winning ocean view restaurants, unique hotel rooms and much more. Don't miss your chance to visit an iconic landmark! ... more   less 
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