Rental car service, plus self and valet parking (for a fee)
In-room Wi-Fi incurs extra fee and may be slow
Complaints of maintenance issues,
cleanliness, and cold showers
The four-pearl Westin Long Beach is situated in downtown Long Beach, right across from the convention center and within walking distance of the beach. It’s a big hotel with bright, airy spaces and a tropical vibe, offering a range of features including a rooftop pool and hot tub, a well-equipped fitness center, and a restaurant and bar serving classic American fare. Business travelers are catered to with a selection of indoor and outdoor meeting spaces, as well as a business center and free Wi-Fi in the lobby, though in-room Internet incurs an added fee. Its 469 rooms are spacious and modern, with flat-screen TVs and mini-fridges. Travelers might also want to check out the Hyatt The Pike Long Beach, a similar property with a rooftop bar and free Wi-Fi throughout.
Upscale hotel with a tropical atmosphere that caters to business travelers
Westin Long Beach is an upscale hotel with sophisticated contemporary decor. The lobby is bright and airy due to high ceilings and large wall-to-wall
windows providing lovely views of palm trees and tropical plants that grace the exterior of the hotel. Potted plants can be found
throughout the property, giving the hotel a tropical vibe. A variety of seating areas
with couches and chairs are dotted around the spacious lobby and illuminated by the walls of windows. The restaurant has a similar sophisticated look, with wooden tables and dark wooden chairs,
striped neutral carpets, and a slated canopy. Due to its amenities and location across from the convention center, clientele is an overwhelmingly corporate crowd, with lots of business
travelers utilizing the hotel’s
meeting spaces and services.
Within walking distance of the beach and convention center
The Westin Long Beach is in a convenient location in
downtown Long Beach for both business travelers and tourists. The Long Beach Convention Center is right across the street, while the beach can be reached in 10 minutes on foot. Other nearby attractions that are within walking distance include the Aquarium of the Pacific (a 15-minute walk) and the Pike Outlets (a nine-minute walk). The Queen
Mary is an eight-minute drive away. There are a number of dining options on
surrounding streets and on Shoreline Drive (a 13-minute walk), for those
seeking a restaurant with an ocean view. Several bus lines stop right by the hotel, while the 1st Street Station servicing the Metro Blue Line is a three-minute walk away. Los Angeles International Airport is a 30-minute drive.
Modern rooms with flat-screen TVs and mini-fridges
The hotel’s 469 rooms are decorated in a warm,
contemporary style with a largely neutral color palette. Dark wood furnishings and handsome wooden headboards are paired with crisp, white linens and sleek work desks. Chic mirrors above the desks and cream-colored plush armchairs give the spaces a decorative
edge. Rooms have either ocean or city views and include flat-screen TVs,
mini-fridges, coffeemakers with Starbucks coffee, and bottled water for a fee. Suites have separate living rooms and some come in the form of a
two-floor loft. Bathrooms are sleek with spacious granite-topped vanities, illuminated vanity mirrors, and shower/tub combos, though suites often
come with whirlpool tubs. Toiletries and hairdryers are also provided. Many
guests have noted that early morning showers remain cold and do not heat up. Complaints have also been made about maintenance and cleanliness issues.
Rooftop pool and hot tub, modern fitness center, restaurant and bar, and meeting spaces
True to its upscale nature, Westin Long Beach has a
rooftop deck with a heated pool, hot tub, and lounge chairs that was renovated
in 2015, as was the 24-hour fitness center stocked with multiple cardio
machines with TVs and free weights. The hotel’s signature restaurant, The
Grill, serves American dishes throughout the day, including a breakfast
buffet, though it’s not included in all room rates. A Lobby Bar serves a
variety of alcoholic drinks in a laid-back setting. There’s 24-hour room
service and a convenience store that sells snacks, drinks, and apparel.
Business travelers are well catered for with over 32,000 square feet of fully equipped meeting facilities and
event spaces, as well as the largest ballroom in downtown Long Beach (and the only one with access to an outdoor terrace). There’s a 24-hour business center
with two computers and a printer, plus Wi-Fi is free in the lobby, though it incurs an extra fee for in-room use -- and complaints have been made concerning its connectivity. A Budget
car rental service in the lobby of the hotel is a convenient perk. Both self
and valet parking incur daily fees, which isn’t out of the ordinary for most
hotels in the area.
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