In the last few decades, Long Beach has undergone a dramatic transformation: from working-class port city to dazzling urban playground. Today, you can enjoy the nightlife along the Promenade, tour the mythical Queen Mary or experience a deep-sea adventure at the Aquarium of the Pacific. If you are looking for a place to stay, you’ll see that the local hotel scene is dominated by big chain establishments. But if you prefer to sleep in a place with unique character, these alternative hotels in Long Beach should do the trick.
This modern lifestyle hotel features 99 guest rooms decorated in vibrant colors with custom-made furniture and artwork. Hotel amenities include free Wi-Fi, complimentary American continental breakfast, and a heated swimming pool. The three-star Hotel Current offers a family friendly environment; plus, you can also bring your pets. Its convenient location gives guests easy access to the airport and surrounding local attractions with a free shuttle service.
Seaport Marina Hotel
Overlooking the Long Beach Marina, this low-rise hotel boasts 97 nonsmoking rooms that feature private balconies, complimentary breakfast and free Wi-Fi access. The Seaport Marina Hotel is a budget-friendly option for travellers looking for a central location to explore Long Beach. Some of the hotel amenities include an outdoor pool, a bar/lounge on the premises, and free self-parking.
The Queen Mary Hotel
What could offer a more unique experience than staying at The Queen Mary Hotel? After its retirement, the famous British luxury cruise liner has been permanently docked in Long Beach, making it one of the area’s main attractions. The ship’s classic art deco decor remains intact, offering guests a glimpse into its glorious past. However, the hotel is well-equipped with modern amenities to ensure a comfortable stay. Even if you decide not to stay here, a visit to the museum or one of the guided tours is a must if you are visiting Long Beach.
The Varden-A Boutique Hotel
Housed in a 1930s historic building in the heart of downtown Long Beach, the Varden-A Boutique Hotel offers chic style at budget prices. All of its 35 guest rooms boast modern amenities, minimalist contemporary design and premium bedding. Other perks you’ll enjoy here are free Wi-Fi, complimentary breakfast, and wine tastings in the evenings. From this convenient location you are within walking distance of the trendiest area of Long Beach.
This Craftman-style B&B is located less than 10 minutes from the Long Beach Museum of Art and from the beach. The Beachrunners’ Inn offers only five rooms that feature private bathrooms, free Wi-Fi and design. Guests can also enjoy a complimentary breakfast every morning, the backyard with a jacuzzi and free self-parking.
Hotel Salina Long Beach
Located in a residential area, the Hotel Salina Long Beach is within five miles of downtown Long Beach and the airport. Guest rooms at this budget hotel feature modern decor, free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. Other amenities include complimentary breakfast, free self-parking and a business center. For travelers looking for a cheap hotel, this could be a good option.
This post is part of Hipmunk’s City Love project.