Hipmunk Hotels: The Best Boutique Hotels in Long Beach

Long Beach is a city situated in California’s Los Angeles County, and it’s an incredibly diverse and fun place to visit. The historic buildings, fantastic weather and rich arts and culture scene are just a few reasons why Long Beach is so popular for tourists, but not too crowded like nearby Los Angeles. So, if you’re planning on visiting this awesome city, or if you’re just curious to find out what it has to offer, here are five of the very best boutique hotels in Long Beach.

The Best Boutique Hotels in Long Beach

Hotel Current

The Hotel Current is ideal for those who wish to be in close proximity to all of Long Beach’s attractions. Just three miles from the airport, this hotel is also close to the Pine Avenue Strip and Belmont Shores Second Street, which are both renowned for their nightlife attractions. Each guest room here is decorated in one of four unique color schemes, and includes complimentary Wi-Fi, an LCD television with cable channels, and an iPod docking station. Guests can take advantage of the continental breakfast before taking a dip in the heated pool.

Best Boutique Hotels in Long Beach: California
Long Beach, California – Flickr: Photo by tdlucas5000CC BY 2.0

The Queen Mary

If you love hotels that are on the unusual and obscure side, you’ll certainly be a fan of the Queen Mary. What was once an ocean liner is now a boutique hotel, docked permanently in Long Beach Harbor. Experience what it would’ve been like to sail along the Atlantic in the 1930s, thanks to the boat’s original features still being intact. Enjoy a facial at the Queen Mary Spa, or dine at the Chelsea Chowder House & Bar. Alternatively, head to the Tea Room for the best teas and brilliant views. Each room features a 32-inch LCD television, plush, comfortable mattresses, and Art Deco decoration.

The Best Boutique Hotels in Long Beach: The Queen Mary
The Queen Mary – Flickr: Photo by Mike Fernwood / CC BY-SA 2.0

The Varden

Situated in downtown Long Beach, The Varden is a super affordable boutique hotel option that caters to all sorts of travelers. Despite being reasonably priced, each room is kitted out in luxurious décor, complimentary Wi-Fi, and a flat-screen television. The hotel is just 15 minutes from the airport, and near to all of Long Beach’s attractions.

The Best Boutique Hotels in Long Beach: East Ocean Boulevard
East Ocean Boulevard – Flickr: Photo by Fred Miller / CC BY-SA 2.0

Royal Inn Motel

Close to the Long Beach Convention Center, this budget hotel isn’t far at all from the shopping centers and beaches of Long Beach. Each room offers guests complimentary Wi-Fi, free self parking, and free local and long-distance calls. If you’re looking for a hotel that’s super cheap and close to all that Long Beach has to offer, then you can’t go wrong with the Royal Inn Motel.

The Best Boutique Hotels in Long Beach: Long Beach Convention Center
Long Beach Convention Center – Flickr : Photo by star athena / CC BY 2.0

Seaport Marina Hotel

This awesome boutique hotel’s rooms feature modern decoration, a private patio or balcony, and a television with cable channels, not to mention the mini-refrigerator and self-service coffee. Guests here can enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast, as well as a range of delicious dishes at the Seaside Cafe on the waterfront. Take a dip in the hotel’s outdoor pool, and take advantage of the on-site bar and nightclub. The Seaport Marina Hotel is also pet friendly.

The Best Boutique Hotels in Long Beach: No Fishing
No Fishing – Flickr: Photo by Neil Kremer / CC BY-ND 2.0

About Lauren Davidson

Since 2013, Lauren has been writing for various travel and lifestyle websites. Her first piece of writing was a travel guide on the Algarve region of Portugal, where she lived for over a year. Currently residing in Sheffield, England, she is studying Journalism and has a blog at www.natteringblonde.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @Lozikinz.

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