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“Historic Friendliness in Downtown Longbeach”
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The Varden Hotel
Ranked #1 of 55 Hotels in Long Beach
Certificate of Excellence
San Francisco, California, United States
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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“Historic Friendliness in Downtown Longbeach”
Reviewed 24 July 2014

If you stay here more than a day or two - you seem meet everyone: from the great staff in the lobby and the other guests at either breakfast or wine hour to the owner himself!

The guests range all over the place - from visiting med students, actors, to actual government dignitaries - it's like being at a small, intimate, Washington DC hotel. The staff are super friendly, super helpful, and can offer great suggestions for everything from where to eat to where take your guy for his birthday, how cool is that!?!

The Hotel is from the 20's and Larry has done a great job updating the cozy rooms to usable modern spaces, appointed nicely and very comfortable. And just like the Historical Landmark signage on the roof states: There's a bath in every room.

No doubt i'll be staying there again!

For those with a practical side, there's a laundry mat (an ok one), a coffee place (Birdcage - an excellent one), and a breakfast place open early (The Omelette Inn - quick, good, and inexpensive) all either on the same block, or in the case of the Omelette Inn - two short blocks away.

Room Tip: Each room is different since the plan is adapted from an old 1920's room - the staff are super h...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
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DOWNPATRICK
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2014

On recent trip to Long beach, stayed at the Varden Hotel, great location, close to restaurants and bars. My room was very comfortable and clean perfect for my needs, the most amazing part of my stay were the staff, every singe member os staff were so helpful they could not do enough to help.

If you are staying in Long beach in my book there is nowhere better to stay

Many thanks to Larry and his team

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
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Palm Desert, California
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32 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2014

We have been to the Varden before and knew we would return. A year later we were met by the Owner Larry who remembered our names and why we visit. We are avid soccer fans and the hotel is a close drive to the stadium. It is also close to restaurants, a perfect nap and shower before the game, wine tasting and breakfast. Lovely staff, clean, well maintained, parking and a zip to the beach and harbor for a walk before heading home. We will be back again to the newly restored neon on top of the vintage, classy upgrade-Dolly Varden-A Bath in Every Roon." What could be better than that!!!

Room Tip: Higher floors. larger room has more of a bathroom. The rooms are small but very cozy.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Newtownards, United Kingdom
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248 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 18 July 2014

Stayed here one night in June before boarding cruise ship from Long Beach. Had horrific time with delayed flights, lost bags etc but hotel staff were great. Very helpful and supplied toothbrushes and deodorant. Rooms were good, bed was very comfortable. Good selection in the buffet breakfast and great coffee. What more could you want?

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Vilnius, Lithuania
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2014

The staff are extremely helpfut, friendly and accomodating, it is really the best asset of this hotel!
They also have lovely wine & snacks bar in the afternoons, while free bottled water, coffee, tea and fruits are available 24/7.
I also like the decor of the rooms, it is very modern and very nice (although the rooms are a bit tiny). But if you are from Europe, it is normal :)

Room Tip: Our room of the first floow was viewing the wall on another building, so maybe try to ask for a room...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sydney
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Reviewed 16 July 2014

We stayed at The Varden and found the hotel to be very convenient to the downtown shops and restaurants. The owner Larry and his staff were very helpful and friendly. The service provided was fabulous. The breakfast and evening snacks provided was very good and gave us a chance to mingle with other quests. Will definitely stay here again.

The Sami’s
Sydney Australia

  • Stayed June 2014
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Sarasota, FL
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

When possible we like to stay at hotels that aren't part of chain but at the same time, have good reviews. We were extremely pleased with our experience at The Varden. It is a beautifully restored hotel within walking distance of many downtown restaurants and attractions. The staff was extremely hospitable and eager to assist. The room was clean, bright, and had all of the amenities required for a comfortable stay.

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

Property: The Varden Hotel
Address: 335 Pacific Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802-2353
Phone Number:
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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