The Varden Hotel

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Property Location With a stay at The Varden-A Boutique Hotel in Long Beach, you'll be near the airport and minutes from City Place Shopping Center and close to RMS Queen Mary. This hotel is within close proximity of One World Trade Center and Pike at Rainbow Harbor.Rooms Make yourself at home in one...

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Property Location With a stay at The Varden-A Boutique Hotel in Long Beach, you'll be near the airport and minutes from City Place Shopping Center and close to RMS Queen Mary. This hotel is within close proximity of One World Trade Center and Pike at Rainbow Harbor.Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 35 air-conditioned rooms featuring flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include desks, as w...

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Check-in starts at: 15:00

Check-out ends at: 11:00

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  • Excellent

    719

  • Very Good

    200

  • Good

    41

  • Reasonable

    23

  • Bad

    7

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  • Business

    419

  • Couples

    328

  • Solo travel

    156

  • Family

    62

  • Friends getaway

    54

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Unprofessional Staff

Reviewed 12 may, 2021

My partner and I tried to reserve a room here and had an unacceptable experience. We made online reservation 2 months in advance of our desired arrival. A month later, our application was still blowing in the wind.   When I reached out to check on the status, Larry was annoyed and tried to rush me off the phone. Weeks before our requested reservation date, the manager, Larry, would not pick up the phone  or respond to emails to provide a status update. Even after complying and submitting all requested documentation, both my calls and my partners calls would go unanswered. Believing I was being intentionally ignored, I had a friend call. Not to my surprise, Larry answered her call and told her there were available units! When I called immediately after, he would not answer. I literally had to call from my friend's phone just to get this person to flatly and incorrectly critique my application while also reiterating that "we get hundreds of other applications." I was really excited to stay here but I was mistaken and treated poorly. So sadly, after over a month of unprofessionalism I would NEVER recommend The Varden Hotel to anyone. Brothers and sisters beware.

MoniqueW626

Comfortable small hotel for business in Downtown Long Beach

Reviewed 23 february, 2020

I stayed at the Varden twice while in Long Beach for business in January and February 2020. Both times my stay was comfortable. The rooms are small but clean and efficient, and the hotel staff is super-helpful and friendly. I got a terrific off-season rate, and the hotel parking is reasonably priced at $12/night. There's a Keurig coffee service and coffee/tea/juice/water/yogurt/oatmeal/sugary pastries available for continental breakfast, and wine/munchies during a long happy hour; all self-serve in a small seating area with TV and LA Times available. Great little donut shop next door, Starbucks 2 blocks away, Mexican place next door, Pine Street (restaurants/daytime shops) 1 block away. The neighborhood is predominantly homeless wanderers at night but doesn't seem unsafe, and the lobby has a secure entrance (I was traveling alone and felt safe the whole time). No elevator but the staff grabs your luggage to carry it upstairs. A good value made even better by a wonderful hotel staff. I'd definitely stay here again.

peggydebeliso

Awesome stay for solo traveler

Reviewed 1 february, 2020

I am giving the Varden Hotel an excellent review with one caveat: I was traveling alone. The rooms are spotless and comfortable - but I can’t imagine sharing such a tiny room (and especially teeny bathroom) with another person. That said, I got a great night’s sleep for a reasonable price. The front desk staff gave me the VIP treatment and carried my bag to my room and showed me how to work the TV and A/C. In the morning, I helped myself to the continental breakfast and took my coffee and croissant to the nearby beach. Great location, and fun to stay in a historic hotel.

kpurring

Best Customer Experience of My Life

Reviewed 5 november, 2019

our group could not stop talking about the OUTSTANDING customer service at your hotel. I have honestly never experienced a more pleasant stay in all my travels. You guys are like 10 out of 5 stars! Literally everyone I encountered was so hospitable, you should be teaching classes on it for the industry. Have a great day and I am def staying there my next visit.

Paul H

The Varden Hotel: Welcoming, relaxful and joyful!

Reviewed 21 october, 2019

The Varden Hotel is perfect. The staff is amazing. They are welcoming and joyful. You feel like you walked into your friends or family home. The Varden is just blocks away - complete walking distance - from all the sites in Long Beach (the aquarium, shoreline, convention center, restaurants, and more). The modern feel is great and the rooms have all the amenities. I have stayed at the Varden for the past 6 years for the Long Beach Marathon. It is like coming home. If you are in Long Beach, it is a must stay!

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