by Caroline Costello
Long Beach, CA
This hotel does not sit directly on the beach, but it’s located about one mile from Catalina Island, one mile from the Aquarium of the Pacific and one mile from the nearest beaches. The 469 guest rooms at the Westin Long Beach include amenities like 24-hour room service, iron, coffee and tea maker, in-room movies and video games, and more. In-room high-speed Internet access is available for a fee. You won’t find giant water slides or character dining at the Westin Long Beach, but the hotel does offer a children’s program, the Westin Kids Club. Also, there is an outdoor heated pool, which is open seasonally.
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Our Editor Loves
- Westin Kids Club
- Heated outdoor pool
- Central location near beach and aquarium
We picked this place because it is close to our daughter's apartment, and we were out for a visit. The lobby is well appointed, and was newly remodeled.
The elevators worked well, and our room was quite comfortable. My wife loved their pillows - I wasn't so enamored with them.
We did have one hitch. I needed some ice, and the ice dispenser on the 6th floor was not working. The one on the 5th floor worked though.
The bathroom has been refitted with a rain shower type shower, which was a little fun to use. I'd rather have the more traditional shower head personally, but it worked.
The room was on the 6th floor, and was fairly quiet unless the Queen Mary was blowing her fog horn. It's hard to miss that when it goes off!
No problems on our visit, and check out was a breeze. This is a good place to stay if you are in Long Beach.
Room was clean and staff was friendly. Didn't spend much time in hotel or use any amenities, just parked the car and walked. Easy walk to convention center. The overnight from front desk to valet were all very helpful.