The Westin Long Beach
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Great location in Long Beach May 09, 2010
The Westin Long Beach has a great location in downtown Long Beach. But I must say that it looks nicer in its online photographs than it does in real life. The huge lobby atrium has so much potential, but could use some new carpet and furnishings that fit the standard Westin reputation. Same goes for the rooms with the carpet. They remodeled the rooms with new furniture, but failed to replace the outdated carpet. I did have a nice harbor view without paying for any upgrade. Self parking is available underground and I've found that its well worth it at this property. It's free and you'll actually get your car quicker if you just pick up your car yourself (even with calling the valet in advance). I didn't eat at the restaurant, but the Lobby Bar was good quick food. They closed at 10:30pm on a Friday night though, which seemed odd. The best thing about the hotel is the location. It's walking distance to the Aquarium of the Pacific and all of the surrounding restaurants and clubs. It's a short taxi ride to the Queen Mary and the party neighborhood of Belmont Shores (highly recommended for nightlife). And if you're planning a day trip to Catalina Island this hotel has the perfect location. Jump on the Catalina Express right from the Long Beach harbor, about a ten minute walk to the dock.
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Nov 06, 2007
Put a backpacker in this hotel and he'll be in heaven. Hands down, this is one of the nicest hotels I've ever stayed in. I was put up in this hotel on a business trip, so I didn't hesitate to indulge in all of its luxaries.
The rooms are amazing. The hotel does a great job providing a luxurious feeling to its guests. The interior is very sophisticated and modern. The bed is clean and comfortable. The room is climate controlled. You have all the basics: TV/Cable, AC, Iron, Free Safe, Closet, Dresser, Desk, Wifi & Ethernet (not free), Fridge, Mini-Bar, and Phone. The bathrooms are amazing. I've never had so many mirrors in one bathroom. They even provide you a robe.
I had two beds in my room. Being a backpacker who is used to sharing a room with 7 other guys and sleeping in a bunkbed, I had to consult a friend as to which bed to sleep in. She suggested I sleep in a different bed each night.
The food in the mini bar isn't really worth the money, but if the company is paying, why not try it? My assessment: the food isn't worth it at any price. I also took the opportunity to order room service. The staff was quick and friendly. The food was decent. Once again, probably not worth the price. But after a long day and a bad sunburn, it was nice to have the service. The buffalo wings were tasty and so was the ice cream.
The conference rooms were quite nice. They are what you come to expect for a conference room. They have wifi throughout the building, so that makes connecting to the Internet easy. You have to pay for Internet access, and you get access for 24 hours. Its important to know that their ethernet and wifi accounts are separate. If you pay for wifi Internet access, you won't be able to get Internet through ethernet (and vice versa). They really should fix this.
The hotel is kept at a extremely cold temperature. I did not think to bring anything with long sleeves. After all, I was in California during the summer. It was a bad move, the conference rooms were freezing.
The food was provided as a part of my conference, so I do not know what they provide to regular guests. The food they served was good, a standard style buffet. I would not say it was gourmet, but I definitely didn't go hungry.
The staff was friendly and informative, and they let me check in early. They have a luggage check, so if you need a place to store your luggage after you check out, you can just give it to someone at the door. Its free.
The hotel has a gift shop where you can buy the essentials you forgot, like aloe for your sunburn.
The hotel is not near the beach. It is a hike, but it is within walking distance. The hotel has a pool on one of its roofs. There aren't many attractions within walking distance of this hotel.
The Westin Long Beach Overview
Conveniently located less than half a mile from the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center, the Westin Hotel Long Beach is close to many area attractions. The accommodation in Long Beach has many local points of interest nearby, including the Pike at Rainbow Harbor, Aquarium of the Pacific, Catalina Island, San Pedro cruise terminal, California State University, Museum of Latin American Art and the Queen Mary. Located between Los Angeles International Airport and Orange County Airport, the Westin Hotel Long Beach is easily accessible.
The 460 guestrooms at the Westin Hotel Long Beach have many modern amenities including panoramic ocean views, Heavenly Beds, coffeemakers with Starbucks coffee, cable TV and in-room movies, high-speed Internet access, minibars, complimentary backpacks with coloring books and nightlights for younger guests and much more.
With quality accommodations and warm hospitality, the 16-story Westin Hotel Long Beach offers many amenities including an onsite restaurant, lobby bar, business center, outdoor heated pool and whirlpool, fitness center, 24-hour room service, evening turnout service and much more. The hotel also has 23 meeting rooms and two ballrooms and is known for its 51,000 square feet of indoor meeting space with garden terrace views. The Centennial Ballroom can accommodate up to 1,540 people.
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