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The Varden Hotel
Ranked #1 of 58 Hotels in Long Beach
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Reviewed 19 April 2012

My husband and I stayed at the Varden in January of 2012. We had an excellent experience - super clean room, very friendly staff, awesome coffee! The simple, functional European-style lodging was a breath of fresh air. Comfortable, modern and just the right amount of amenities - including great internet service. The central location is a short walk to the Long Beach Convention center and an even shorter walk to great restaurants. They even had parking right next to the hotel. Next time you are in Long Beach for a convention, forgo the "big box" hotels and give The Varden a go!

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled on business
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4  Thank Jaime M
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Reviewed 11 April 2012

We stayed at the Varden in March and we had a wonderul experience. The staff are so helpful and go out of their way to make your stay as pleasant as they can. They helped us plan several activities and also recommended many good restaurants. The location is super and the Passport bus system is great to get around on. The rooms are clean and we liked the small Boutique atmosphere. We will recommend it to anyone traveling to Longbeach and will return if our travels should bring us to Longbeach again. Thanks for the great hospitality!

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Lynette H
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Reviewed 7 April 2012

Quiet, convenient, excellent customer service, and you are not charged for extras you won't use. Very short walk to the Long Beach Convention Center: 5-7 minutes. A half-block from a downtown grocery store and a quiet coffee shop. I needed to spend 10-12 hours a day at a conference and the Varden was a great escape. Better wi-fi than the big convention center hotels.

Stayed: March 2012
1  Thank David M
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Reviewed 5 April 2012

I have stayed at the Varden Hotel for six nights. The people working there are absolutely lovely: they are always ready to help you (they planned our trip to LA and helped us to find good restaurants) and have an answer to every question. The rooms are well equipped (Flatscreen TV, Ipod Docking Station, Hairdryer, cosmetic products etc.), clean and fancy. The huge bed is very comfortable. Its location is perfect: near Pine Avenue (bars, restaurants, shops), the Convention Center, the Waterfront and a streetcar stop (streetcar goes directly to LA). It's very nice to stay in a hotel that is not as anonymous as the chain properties. I recommend it to anyone!

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled on business
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1  Thank Anne L
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Reviewed 4 April 2012

My experience at the Varden was wonderful! The staff are warm and friendly, and it doesn't feel forced in any way. I knew from other reviews that the rooms were on the small side, but for me, it was fine. I really only want a place to rest my head, take a shower, and keep my things. The Varden is, in many ways, a European-style hotel: practical and minimalist (though it is bright and clean!). I will definitely choose this hotel again in the future and recommend it to any traveler who values locally-owned businesses with genuine hospitality.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled on business
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1  Thank frocine
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Reviewed 2 April 2012

We had a very nice stay at the Varden. The staff was extremely helpful, friendly, and attentive.
We enjoyed the continental breakfast and the fact that the hotel was only a short walk to Pine street, with its restaurants and coffee shops. The hotel was very clean, and the bed was really comfortable. We appreciated the fact that the staff upgraded us to a bigger room than the one we reserved (at no charge). The only small criticism that we had was the fact that the walls were quite thin (as were the doors).

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled on business
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1  Thank LK006
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Reviewed 25 March 2012

Room was too small for 2 women. But very clean. Nice amenities like iPod docking station, free wifi, free wine and snacks from 5-7, and continental breakfast was very good.

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2  Thank Koside
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Address: 335 Pacific Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802-2353
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Region: United States > California > Long Beach
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Long Beach
#1 Business Hotel in Long Beach
#1 Family Hotel in Long Beach
#2 Best Value Hotel in Long Beach
Price Range: £122 - £156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Varden Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Varden is downtown Long Beach's first European style boutique hotel. After an extensive renovation , The Varden's unique design evokes the casual elegance of an upscale, boutique hotel incorporating the blend of historic and contemporary details with all the modern conveniences anticipated by today's traveler, blending style and afordabilty. ... more   less 
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