The Westin Long Beach
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... and worthy of a quick look. If we had all day we wouldn’t need it. They seriously need to rethink how all this is shown. Maybe we’ve been spoilt for the clever systems and interesting things we’ve been to. It was awe inspiring the beautiful wood detailing and the feeling of the history oozed from every porthole. Our Glory Days tour was lead by James a very enthusiastic gentlemen that was the highlight ...
... some other kind of drink. They had good conversation and he asked if he could see her again. All in all this dating experience was a lot less stressful than the last one, says Raina. Why not go on a date at 3 in the morning if you are already dressed to the t?!
ps. if you're starting to notice a theme, POF is known for its half naked mirror image cell phone "selfies".....we only give chances to the ones who do not choose to give us a taste of whats down ...
... the studio were they film Two and a half men, Big Bang Theory and 2 broke girls. We tried to look into the studios and trailers to see famous people but didn't see anyone other than people we don't know who just work there. Once we got to studio 15 where they shoot Conan, we headed in, we were told strictly no phones or taking video or photos, then we were ushered into the studio and into a seat. Bobbie and I got pretty good seats it had a great view of the stage, 3/4 of the way back ...
Today was a epic fail, last night in LA and we have free tickets to a taping of a TV show called 'Friends with better lifes', starring James Van der Beek aka Dawson Leery!!
We had it all planned out, map of transport, etc. Needed to leave real early as starts at 5pm but must be there at least 90 mins early. Got up, got ready, chilled then went to put ...
... customs. Then having got my luggage I had to re-queue to hand in the immigration form which seems a bit pointless but hayho. It was a pretty long drive into LA with lots of stopping and starting. It was pretty hot. The city has a feel of a place left out too long in the sun, with cracked roads and beat up pavements. This is the first place I've been to I've already passed through on a previous trip. In '09 myself and a few others flew into Las Vegas, and road tripped to ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Westin Long Beach
What an awesome hotel. Within walking distance of restaurants, nightlife, and other entertainment. The rooms are excellent. Stayed on the 8th floor facing the harbor. View wasnt what I expected but the room was incredible. The bed was the most "heavenly" thing I had ever slept on (so nice that when I got home I went and bought some of the heavenly line) Rooms are spacious (mine had a king bed, couch, and a huge bathroom). Hotel staff was friendly and super helpful. Free shuttle is about a 2 minute walk from the hotel. Shuttle takes you to Aquarium, Harbor, Queen Mary and all over town. Make sure to eat at Yard House, a nearby restaurant. You will definately be pleased. If you are traveling alone its a $15 shuttle from LGB Airport. If you are traveling in a group of 2 or 3 take a taxi, itll be cheaper. Pool/Hottub and gym are nice. Would definately stay there again!
Sleeping on clouds....
Enchanted! Both my Fiancée and I had the best sleep we had EVER had in a hotel! Immediately upon arrival, we were greeted by a courteous and professional staff. When checking in, we were upgraded to a suite in the highest floor. The room was spacious, inviting and the view was to die for. The bed was absolutely out of this world! The bedding was clean, white, crisp and plushhhh! My Fiancée found the big wide screen TV. to be the cherry on top. The pillows were clean and fluffy. We were pleasantly surprised with the attention to detail, prompt service when I asked for a toothbrush since my fiancée had left his behind. The hotel was extremely clean.
The location was the best. Walking distance to all the nightlife, clubs and restaurants. This Hotel is one of the nicest yet.
Nice hotel, great location
Got this on Hotwire for a reasonable $86 and for the price we paid, this was an excellent hotel. The front dest staff immediately upgraded us to a king room upon our request. (Hotwire always books you into a double). The room was very comfortable and we were within walking distance of many bars and restaurants in this area. Wonderful double shower head and excellent room amenities. We booked this for one night before our cruise leaving out of Long Beach and it was a very short cab ride to the cruise terminal.
Westin...my home away from home
My stay at this hotel lasted for a week...management was happy to quote me a lower price for the week. The hotel is pretty typically Westin...luxury, well-run, courteous staff. I rented a car and parked the car myself in their well-lit parking garage (I felt perfectly safe) and saved money. The room was large and very well kept throughout the week. The hotel has a wonderful location right on Ocean Avenue. The pool is outside on the 5th floor and is heated...that was wonderful after a long day. And the "heavenly bed" was all it was advertised to be! All in all, I'd stay there again and again!
Wonderful Renovated Hotel
The Westin Long Beach is a great hotel, especially if you are going to the LB convention center about one block away. Due to full hotels during my trade show, I stayed at the LB Hyatt for 3 nights and then moved to the LB Westin for 3 nights. I preferred the Westin although the Hyatt is connected to the convention center.
The Westin has been recently renovated and the rooms are beautiful. Modern luxury and the heavenly beds can't be matched. The bathrooms are gorgeous also. Nice big windows and there are many restaurants within walking distance.
A nice place
We stayed here back in February, 2004 for Valentine's day weekend. This hotel is fairly typical of the Westin chain...business oriented, clean, modern, decent public areas. We had dinner at the restaurant which was pretty good. (The draw-back to this hotel is that there are not a lot of restaurants within walking distance of the hotel).
The rooms were nicely furnished, clean...everything you'd expect from a Westin. I can't say that this is a spectacular hotel, but if you can get a room for, say under $120 per night, it's not a bad deal either.
Very nice hotel
I was impressed by this hotel. It seemed more of a business hotel but it is nice. The room was a good size and had all the regular amentities of a first class hotel. The bell hop was very helpful and explained the room and hotel facilities. The restuarant was very nice and the food was great at very reasonable prices. The pool was warm and a decent size, unfortunatley it was very dirty with newspapers and towels. I called the service express and they sent someone down right away. The next day the pool was sparkling clean. The hotel is convient to both Pine Square and the Pike. All within walking distance. Valet is the standard $15.
Very nice hotel. Clean, quiet rooms with refrigerators, microwaves and over 30 channels of cable tv. Close to the Catalina ferry(10 minutes) and the beach. The location is definetly a downtown area and not a good place for night time walking. For example the Pizza Hut across the street has bullet proof glass.
Great, Clean Hotel!!
The Westin LB was a great hotel. The rooms are GREAT! I love Westin's rooms. They are very clean, well furnished and VERY comfortable. Mine had a great view of the harbor. The heavenly shower is great. The decor is surperb - modern, but very comfortable and inviting. The heavenly bed, as usual, was fabulous. Room service was pretty good - nothing spectacular. I did notice that the prices of room service were unusually low. $12 for breakfast as opposed to $22 (plus, of course, the ubiquitous $3 'service' charge, 14% sales tax, and an in room dining fee or something, PLUS the tip). The hotel lobby was undergoing renovations, so it should be looking pretty nice soon. As it was, the building and grounds were very attractive. Underground parking is plentiful (albiet quite confusing to navigate as it is shared with an attached office complex) at $11. Remember to ask the front desk for a 'parking voucher' when you check in so you can have in and out privelages (something I was not aware of until I tried to leave the garage on an errand). What prevented me giving the hotel a 5 star rating was the service. The front desk staff that I encountered was quite rude and unhelpful as was the 'service express' operator, much more so that any other starwood property I can think of. I had printed out a $20 food and beverage voucher that starwood.com emailed me for a promotion. When I presented it, she said I 'printed it out wrong' (there were no instructions on 'how' to print it out) and it was quite a push before she finally said 'I'll go ahead and give it to you" as if it was some sort of big favor. Then when checking out, it didnt even show up on my bill, so I went back to tell her of the mistake and she just refunded the $20 without saying much of anything, as if it happenes a lot. I do love the promotions that Starwood gives, but I really hate it when it is such a chore to accually redeem them, and you are made to feel kindof cheap in the prosess by the staff. Overall, however, if I ever need to be in LB (which I hope not - aviod if at all possible!! Long Beach is downright ghetto and nasty exept for downtown and there is not even a great beach) I will definatly be back at the Westin.
Good business hotel
I stayed at this hotel in September 2003 for two nights. It is conveniently located in the business section of the town. One word of caution for family vacationers. It is not really on the beach. However, it is close to the pine ave restaurants and shops. The room is clean.
The hotel restaurant is o.k. The management, specifically the accounting division, is inept. I had a billing issue where they over charged me. It took 7 phone calls to get it straightened out. very frustrating.