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Beachrunner's Inn
Ranked #3 of 11 Long Beach B&B and Inns
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Ashburn, VA
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Reviewed 29 July 2005

I found this bed and breakfast on line. What a wonderful suprise to find it even better than I expected. The home is so chaming, and very inviting. It is also impeccably clean. There were wonderful touches througout the inn such as CD collctions, video choices, plenty of books, a lovely back garden with fountains and hot tub. The owners are also licensed massage Therapist so I took advantage of this feature. The host are very warm and lovely people. I work for an airline and just came here on a whim while in Long Beach to relax, and was so pleased!

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Reviewed 17 April 2005

I was passing through Long Beach and wanted to stay at a B&B instead of a chain hotel, something near the Long Beach Airport. An Internet search only brought up a couple of B&Bs in the Long Beach area--the Beachrunner's Inn and the Turret House B&B. Although I have a predilection for Victorians, the Beachrunner's Inn's sleek and sophisticated Web site drew me in, so I booked my room there.

Overall, I'm rather perplexed by my stay. The Craftsman-style home is nice, and my room, the Sunset Beach, was clean, though small and a bit too warm (there's no air conditioning to cool it).

It wasn't a bad stay. But it wasn't a great stay either, because:

* The service was so-so. It's run by a family, headed by a mother and daughter, Pat and Courtney, who appear to have other jobs, so their attention didn't seem to be in it as innkeepers.

Pat welcomed me more like an unexpected guest into her home. For a B&B, this left me with an odd feeling. The family occupies most of the house, and a handful of rooms are reserved for guests. As a result, I felt uncomfortable relaxing downstairs in the main room or partaking of the amenities, such as the hot tub out back. Pat's husband was out back smoking cigarettes and seemed to resent the intrusion, so I didn't go outside and use that amenity.

The next morning, I was greeted at breakfast by an empty house. Pat had told me the night before that she had to go to work the next morning, but said that her daughter, Courtney, would be there to greet me at breakfast.

But there was no one to be found. I had a solitary breakfast of bread and cereal, then went upstairs to pack. After calling out a few times, no one appeared, and my cab had by that time arrived for the airport, so I had to leave my room key on the desk with a note.

* The Sunset Beach room faces the street, and is just above a bus stop. Long Beach, like New York, is apparently "a city that never sleeps." So there was traffic outside my room all night long, with busses stopping right under my window, picking people up and dropping them off. Very noisy.

Overall, I'd say shop around if you're looking for that warm and friendly feeling and personal attention. If you don't mind a "do-it-yourself" stay, request one of the rooms in the back of the house, like the Catalina, or Laguna Beach, for less noise.

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Reviewed 23 March 2017
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  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: August 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 October 2015
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  • Stayed: October 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 January 2015
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  • Stayed: January 2015, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Beachrunner's Inn

Address: 231 Kennebec Ave, Long Beach, CA 90803-5721
Region: United States > California > Long Beach
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Spa
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Ranked #3 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Long Beach
Price Range: £97 - £117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Beachrunner's Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 5
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