Terrible Location, Average Hotel A review of Hilton Long Beach & Executive Meeting Center
Stayed five nights in October 2003 for a conference at the Long Beach Convention Center. Biggest problem with this hotel is its location.
There is NOTHING around to eat, drink or shop. It's on the edge of a freeway and in the business district of Long Beach. It's 7 blocks from the convention center and six blocks from Pine Avenue (where there are restaurants). The hotel itself has a nice lobby and a large lounge/bar but it's not very inviting since it's quite a quiet hotel for its size.
I stayed on a Hilton Honors floor which entitled me to bottled water every day. The rooms are a decent size and kept very clean. The bathroom is also quite large. Since there are no restaurants or even coffee shops around the hotel, you're stuck eating in the hotel's one restaurant or room service. The decor and atmosphere of the restaurant is quite low end and tasted/felt almost like a Denny's. I only ate there once. Room service was prompt and the food was standard quality and variety. The front desk staff were helpful and friendly. for the price, we (I was with a group) could have stayed at a Renaissance or Westin for several dollars less and which were close to the convention center and within good walking distance of the Shoreline Village and Pine Avenue. Or, for a few bucks more we could have stayed at the Hyatt which is adjacent to the convention center.