Hyatt Regency Long Beach
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Packed up our campsite and started the drive north up the 1 to San Francisco. On the way we stopped off at the Sachs house in La Jolla. Hung out with Neil, Tina and the kids for a couple of hours. Neil's parents Peter and Janice were also in town so we got to hear all about their bike ride down the 1. They gave us a few tips for places to stop off …
It was good to get to see the denomination in a more exhaustive manner. Plus, it was good to support Neichelle and Julian as they made their introductions of sorts to the denomination.
Day One: As if by some unstoppable force, one hour prior to my alarm, my eyes snap open. The day had finally arrived. It had been a long wait, but on the morning of departure, it suddenly didn't seem like such a long time. It's amazing how fast 5 years can fly by. The rest of the wolf pack were still snuggled in their beds, so I made my way …
After stuffing all of our luggage into the car, we left our house at 9am. Traffic was great it only took us 2.5 hours to get to Hesperia (our usual rest stop). It took us another 1.5 hours to get to Long Beach. Long Beach was much nicer than I thought it would be. Very clean and everything looked new. We stayed at the Hyatt which was in a great …
... 3 hours of rest during the flight was a huge help as well, considering that we left lunchtime zurich and arrived tea time in LA, which would reflect the middle of the night for us in Europe. Hell I was excited. Being doing the job for so many years you would think its an old hat and less than thrilling... no, no, no.... it was wonderful coming out of the airport building and smelling California air. The mixture of sea salt, dust and the sweetness of sun, ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hyatt Regency Long Beach
Disappointed with the Hyatt
We stayed one night at the Hyatt Regency in Long Beach, CA. I was expecting a really nice hotel, but I was disappointed. The room size was fine but there were no wash cloths in the bathroom. I called housekeeping and they brought some up but it would have been nice for them to have already be there. After they brought the towels and left, I noticed no shower cap. I didn't call for that, I just showered without getting my hair wet. While in the shower I noticed the shower curtain was dirty. I also thought $16.00 for valet parking was expensive as well as $12.00 for self-parking. For the price of the room, I expected better and I wouldn't stay again.
My husband and I recently stayed at the Hyatt Sept. 8th - 12th. Our hotel room was spotless and we had an awesome view that included a great view of the Queen Mary. We went for a big coin show / convention at the Convention Center which is attached to the Hyatt. There are a lot of great restaurants to choose from which are all within a short walk from the hotel. We enjoyed the quaint shops that are closeby. We ate dinner at Parker's Lighthouse and the food was awesome! The tour of the Queen Mary was enjoyable and the Aquarium of the Pacific was also enjoyable. When we didn't want to walk Long Beach has a great bus system that is free! The buses are air-conditioned. While Long Beach is not necessarily a "tourist city", it does have a lot to offer. We will go back to Long Beach and to the Hyatt
We arrived in the Hyatt for 3 nights last month (28-31st). The hotel was nice, had a classy feel to it, although there weren't many people there. Spacious room, good view of the Queen Mary and the docks. The restaurant was over-priced, but the food was lovely (although they take the breakfast buffet away about an hour before breakfast ends!). We went for a drink at the bar one night and the bar man was incredibaly rude! He didn't smile, say please or thank you, looked down his nose at us and wasn't helpful. When my mother asked for ice in her drink, he gave her an ice-cold look (drum roll), scooped a lot of ice up, ungainly shoved it in her drink and threw the scooper about 2 yards into the ice bucket, but missing it and hitting some bottels. He then went away for about 10 minutes.
If you are attending an event at the LB convention center, this Hyatt can't be beat as it is basically connected to the center. My 14th floor room was very nice....renovated in late 2003 with a fresh clean California look. Most rooms have wonderful views of the water and Queen Mary. The only negative was the fact that only 1 out of 4 elevators seemed to be working during my stay. Many restaurants are within walking distance.
I stayed at this Hyatt for 3 nights and then moved to the Westin about a block away for another three nights. I actually preferred the recently renovated Westin with their heavenly beds and baths(see my Westin Long Beach review). Another nice looking hotel across the street from the convention center is the Renaissance.
here for three relaxing days and found everything top notch....beautiful pool , close to everything,great room - you can add a fridge for only ten dollars a day for longer stays.
found staff to be well trained and attetive and room service comes from the highly rated in house TIDES RESTURAUNT- TRY THE lONG BEACH CRAB cAKE one of the most delicicous concotions anywhere and your trip will not have been in vain.
What a Gorgeous View!
A beautiful hotel! Don't be discouraged by some of the negative reviews - this is THE nicest place to stay in Long Beach. Right next to the convention center, with stunning waterfront views, this hotel couldn't be any better situated. We were on one of the top floors, and we couldn't stop staring out the window at the moon rising over the bay. It's a bit on the expensive side, even with a "good" internet price, but we thought it was well worth it. The room was clean, quiet and had been recently redecorated. It was a lovely and serene place to retire to after a day in the California sunshine. Go ahead! Shell out the extra bucks - you'll be glad you did!
Nicest Location in Long Beach
I live in the area and have stayed here over night and have attended many events at this hotel. If you are in Long Beach, this is the best location. Walking distance to downtown and shoreline village. Ocean views of the harbor. If you are visiting and are not from around the area be careful at night. Like other major metropolitan cities, there are things to take heed of. There are many transients and gangs in the Long Beach area. If you are from out of town or out of state keep this in mind. Be a wise traveler and you should be fine. This hotel is in a downtown area.
I was elated to get such a great deal at this "four-star" hotel, only to be disappointed at the two-star treatment. When first pulling in, we were cut off by a speeding valet in a Mercedes only to have him double park and block off the entire driveway and stall us and the ten cars behind for about 10 minutes and it got worse from there. The front desk was understaffed (more waiting), waiters were rude, when I asked where I could get a drink at 11:50 I was told "see that phone over there, dial room service". Our room reeked very strongly of latex paint and there were hairs all over the bathroom (imagine the type) due to the poor cleaning. I had expected way more from such a highly rated name but being this is such a populate area for tourists I was disappointed at the level of services this hotel provided. I would recommend staying at one of the newer, FRIENDLIER places with softer mattresses where the rooms don't smell like the paint section of the Home Depot!! The area around this hotel is being improved all the time and this is no way to stay in the forefront of the tourist industry.
This place rocks!
I was very pleased with the Long Beach Hyatt! From the beautiful lobby to the spotless rooms with great views, the great bar (& staff), convenient coffee bar and more....it made it a truely perfect stay! I took my sweetie here for a birthday get-a-way and we were both very impressed. The hotel is ideally located near great bars and restaurants on Pine St and is walking distance to the Aquarium. I highly recommend the gondola boat ride through the Naples canals (gondo.net) as an extra activity while you're here. I will definitely come back and highly recommend this hotel to anyone going to Long Beach!
Didn't want to leave the Hyatt in Long Beach!
The Hyatt in Long Beach was extraordinary! The staff was extremely nice and willing to answer any questions we had about the hotel. The room was fabulous with the nicest, brand new furnishings you could imagine and the ocean view from our room was breathtaking! You could see everything including the Queen Mary. One of the nicest things was that we didn't have to drive anywhere and pay for parking. You can walk to the pier where there are great restaurants, walk to Pine Avenue and walk to the Aquarium of the Pacific. I can't wait to stay there again!!