Renaissance Long Beach Hotel
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DAY 7: Las Vegas to Long Beach
I knew today would be a long and exhausting day because we went to sleep at 3:30 a.m. after going out last night and set our alarm for 8:30 this morning. Last night we walked down almost the entire Vegas strip; from MGM to Treasure Island. We stopped in to have a cocktail at the Cosmopolitan, find Audrey's …
... the ride with some friendly Canadians who were on their way to Disneyland. We were too tired to walk far after our long flight and little sleep. Instead we had a big lunch where we met some local LA senior citizens who meet at the same place every week for lunch. They stopped at our table when they heard our accent and spoke to us for a long ...
... Marriott for a last night at the hotel.
The next day we would take our 4 suitcases and several file boxes to a new "home" the Residence Inn in Huntington Beach. It was 3 pm by the time we got to Disneyland. Rick and I met Fred Wilson. We went on one ride and then met Terry at the Bayou restaurant. We had dinner and I realized ...
... regular basis.
Hauntings (at least those on the Queen Mary), come in two forms, residual and conscious. Residual haunting are those that occur due to latent energy which we all give off, which, for reasons unknown, attaches itself to a certain place or area. For example, our first stop was at an intersection of corridors on B Deck where a woman dressed in white is often seen and heard walking down one hallway, turning the corner, and proceeding through a wall on the other side ...
... and that's when the welfare checks come out... And we were in a not so nice area...but we did get some great things... I got 2 pillows cos I hate hotel stinky pillows will got a big puffa jacket for $16. We got a hotspot Internet thingy so we can have Internet when we are out cos it's driving me crazy not to be on it. Got a huge , almost 1 kg of fresh strawberries for $2 yum. After we finished it was 3pm... We're did that day go? We hadn't eaten ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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- Business Services
Historical Traveler Reviews Renaissance Long Beach Hotel
Great for Business Travelers
Great location for those who want to enjoy more than the hotel. Very convienently located near the downtown hot spots on Pine Ave. Plenty of great restuarants and night life. Easy self parking ($10/day). Rooms were large and roomy. Very friendly staff.
Having stayed at various Marriott properties, including quite a few Renaissance hotels, I know what to expect in service. I am used to the plain old idiosyncracies that can be easily ignored, and I know when the service is just plain bad. Unfortunately, this hotel walks that fine line.
Good hotel, good price, great location
This is a great hotel for a great price. Perfectly located on Pine Ave where there are good bars and restaurants. Also the bus to take you to the Queen Mary leaves just outside the hotel, and it takes just a few minutes. Recommended and I would stay here again.
Stayed here last week for a conference and it was the most convenient place to stay near the convention center (aside from the Hyatt). Just across the street. I got a room on Concierge level and it was spacious, clean and quiet. The amenities on that level are a continental breakfast in the morning and a cocktail hour at night. You still have to pay for your alcoholic beverages though. The appetizers were okay and so was the breakfast but not expansive. The hotel itself isn't bad and the food at the restaurant was quite good. Service all across the board was excellent. Needed to Fedex something and they had mailers (ask Bellman) and took care of getting the package delivered. Overall the hotel is not plush but it is definitely clean, efficient and I would stay here again if I had to go to Long Beach. As for Long Beach, homeless and/or vagrant situation that has been mentioned before was not that bad (I guess it depends on what you are used to). Hotel is convenient to free shuttle service around town and near some excellent restaurants.
I had to stay here for a conference and was kinda disappointed with the hotel. It is great that it is located across the street from the convention center.
Just returned from a stay at this hotel and a visit to the Long Beach Aquarium with the family. Nice place. Rated a 3 1/2 star at one web site, I would say it is closer to a 3 than a 4 star. Nice, friendly service. Business oriented but still fine for the family. I agree that the property is showing its age. Loose or missing masonry with missing grout was apparent around the property and caulking could use some help. Yes...Long Beach is "homeless friendly" so it is a bit of a freak show but no reflection on the property. While different, I didn't feel threatened. I certainly would not pay $160 of my money to stay there but at the low Priceline price we got, it was well worth it!
I travel for business, so I stay at many hotels. This time, I thought, since I'm new in Long Beach, I'd stay at a more upscale establishment. Great location, but an average place to stay. The staff was friendly and received the concierge level, so I got access to a happy hour and free breakfast. I liked the breakfast. I did not go to the happy hour. The room was nicely decorated, but you can tell it's an older hotel. The walls were thin and, unfortunately, I could hear TOO MUCH, if you know what I mean. Not the best place for a quiet sleep. In addition, I felt like I was on the first floor, with all the traffic noise on Beach Blvd. Excuse me, but this is the 11th floor. What's up? Parking is nine bucks, so that doesn't help, but I guess it's typical in that area. I ate at a seafood restaurant down the street. Very average. I also found the area to be dirty with many strange homeless types walking around. It's just a wacky area. Similar to San Fran. I'd look at another hotel in the area to stay. At $160, this place is not worth it.
I loved the hotel it was great the services were great. very clean and very elegant. my six yearold enjoyed the pool. My family and I got to eat breakfast there and the food was good. I can't wait to plan our next visit.
Businesslike facilities, good food, fine pool
The Renaissance Hotel in Long Beach is clean, well-appointed, with a cheerful and responsive staff. Room service always comes on time, and rooms are well-organized for doing business at the desk: easy computer plug-ins, phone nearby. The Renaissance has an elegant lobby, good food at the lobby restaurant, and a fine swimming pool and hot tub open to the southern California sunlight. For this business traveler, the Renaissance is a respite and a pleasure.
I won't rush back to this hotel. The mattresses and sheets in our room were poor quality Staff was pleasant.