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“Very Nice place :)” 4 of 5 bubbles
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The Varden Hotel
Ranked #1 of 56 Hotels in Long Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Adelaide
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17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Very Nice place :)”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2014 via mobile

Was here just for a night as I was wedding a place to stay near the Indy track. Really nice place. Staff super helpful in arranging a few things for me including an early Checkin as my flight from Australia landed early morning. They also organised bus shuttle for the airport when I flew out and provided breakfast etc

Rooms are small but perfect for what I needed. Bed was super comfortable. Room very clean and tv had plenty of channels

Thanks so much everyone at Varden!

Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2014 via mobile

The hotel is run by extremely pleasant staff who really make a difference and obviously care greatly about making the hotel and the guests. While the rooms are very comfortable and well-designed, you should know that they're very small. The layout of my room did a lot to make the most of the space, but it still felt small. If this you're ok with this, then you really should consider this hotel.

One last note- if you park, keep in mind that the lot is small and, while there's space for all guests, you really need to be careful not to knick someone else's car.

Stayed March 2014
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Portland, Maine
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2014

I stayed here for a business trip recently and was blown away by the level of service - genuine, thoughtful, considerate service! The rooms are chic and NYC tiny - every inch is maximized. The beds are comfortable, the rooms quiet and the atmosphere is peaceful - very European feeling. Lots of restaurants within walking distance and the staff is helpful in making recommendations. This tiny hotel is easy to miss, but you shouldn't!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2014

If you appreciate unique hotels that are locally owned and operated, this is the place for you. All employees we interacted with were incredibly helpful. They offered a very nice continental breakfast in the a.m. The subway/light rail was right out the front door! Downtown Long Beach with great restaurants was walkable.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Oxford, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2014

This isn't a full-service hotel: it doesn't have a restaurant - thought it does provide a good continental breakfast. However, it fully deserves its current rank as Long Beach's #1. It's right next to all the downtown attractions and restaurants, with its own convenient parking lot. It's very clean and stylish and has exceptionally comfortable beds. It reminded me of similar boutique establishments where I've stayed in Madrid and San Sebastian. And it represents excellent value: I paid about $100 a night. You can use the gym across the road. Recommended.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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Quantico, Virginia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2014

This worked out really well for us because of its location and most importantly the cleanliness and friendliness of the staff. Affordable stay that provided all the necessary considerations that one would need for a pleasant weekend stay. We would definitely come back and stay again.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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California
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18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2014

Once again we had a great visit at The Varden. The rooms are tastefully decorated, the bed comfortable and the hotel very clean. The staff is very friendly and hospitable and the service very good! The bottled water, Keurig coffee, happy hour and continual breakfast are nice perks! The location is very convenient.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Varden Hotel

Property: The Varden Hotel
Address: 335 Pacific Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802
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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 (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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