Why not make your hotel stay a history tour? I loved it! We had a good room and a good sized bed. Sure, I will admit to a slight musty/dank smell pretty much throughout the ship. But - what do you expect from a boat??
You will not find updated, luxurious accommodations that you are probably used to when you check into most of your standard hotels. Everything has been preserved as close to period authentic as possible, I think. With the exception, of course, of fresh bedding and towels, etc.
Why not go for a truly unique and special experience? At least just for a night. We did and we were really interested and happy.
I took one official tour and I would recommend it if you have the time. The Queen Mary is said to be one of the "most haunted places in America". I wasn't 'haunted' but I did get a very eerie sensation in the "haunted" first class swimming pool area.
Be warned, however, that the Queen Mary is something like Disneyland. Every corner you turn provides you with another opportunity for you to part with your cash on a tour, a souvenir or a $7 bottle of water. I spent about 12 bucks on a general tour and I thought it was well worth it, but I also thought it was about all I needed to spend on the Queen Mary.
We didn't dine on the ship, but I did enjoy a good cup of coffee in the morning.
In my opinion, it is worth checking out. I think it's a bargain to stay here - especially if you need to stay in Long Beach or that part of the LA-area. Why not stay here and take in a little history at the same time?
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Queen Mary Los Angeles
- Queen Mary California
- Queen Mary Long Beach