We stay in hotels more than most (we're top tier with two hotel groups) and we picked this hotel simply because we wanted an affordable place to spend 5 nights that was close to a convention at which we were exhibitors. We had no special expectations (apart from clean and well located) and didn't expect more than just a room in which to sleep. We were more than pleasantly surprised! The staff, under the supervision of a wonderful "character" whose name was Dante, really went out of their way to ensure we had everything we needed, and more importantly, that we were comfortable in every way. Our room, a one-bedroom suite, was very spacious, very well designed for the business as well as vacation traveler, had a spectacular view of the harbor, complete with the Queen Mary (one of the world's great cruise ships of the Art Deco period, which is now a museum). The room was spotless (I'm a bit obsessive about cleanliness) and the kitchen had a full-size refrigerator, two burner stove top, microwave, and was fully equipped with utensils, plates, glass ware, cups, and large size coffee maker, pots and pans (which we didn't use, but would have been nice for an extended stay); there was also a small dishwasher!
Its location is also terrific, and only minutes from anything/everything Long Beach has to offer. There are excellent restaurants within walking distance, and an easy, short drive (5-minutes) to everything else (and for those with cars, no parking fees). Breakfast was also excellent, and when they learned we had some dietary restrictions, even prepared things specially for us!
Overall, everyone was warm and welcoming, the room wonderfully spacious and very comfortable, and extremely convenient. But most of all, by the time we left, we felt like we were really in our own "residence" ... and look forward to returning "home" the next time we come to Long Beach!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience gorgeous waterfront views from the Residence Inn Long Beach Downtown Hotel. We are minutes from the Long Beach Port, Convention Center, pristine beaches and just over the Gerald Desmond Bridge from the San Pedro cruise terminals and the Port of LA. Experience a superior location among hotels in downtown Long Beach with easy access to fabulous dining/nightlife, distinctive shopping and famous attractions including the Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach Arena and Pine Ave. Keep up your fitness routine at our Long Beach all-suite hotel with a state-of-the-art gym or the shoreline trail. A complimentary hot breakfast buffet is served daily, and a 24-hour Market offers snacks and drinks whenever you want them. Our stylish suites feature luxury bedding, fully-equipped kitchens and a large desks with free Wi-Fi throughout. Our extended stay hotel in downtown Long Beach offers a central location near LA's top attractions and the business centers on the I-405 corridor. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Residence Inn By Marriott Long Beach Downtown Hotel Long Beach
- Residence Inn Long Beach
- Long Beach Residence Inn