A coastal port city on the coast of California, Long Beach is known for its sunny days and laidback beach vibes. While the Queen Mary sea liner and the impressive Long Beach Aquarium have given the city a claim to fame in recent years, it has historically been popular with visitors for its extensive selection of outdoor activities.
Long Beach certainly lives up to its name, and the long stretches of white sand beaches beckon a sunset surf or a day spent in the sunshine, not to mention the expansive national forests and parks within easy driving distance. The city itself has plenty to offer in terms of world-class entertainment, dining and shopping, which shouldn’t be missed. Read on to discover our picks for luxury and boutique hotels in Long Beach, California.
From $154/ night
Hyatt Centric the Pike is situated in downtown Long Beach, so local shopping and dining options abound and attractions like the Aquarium are just minutes away on foot. The beaches are also easy to reach from the Hyatt’s convenient location. Guest comfort is at the forefront, and the elegant rooms include en-suite bathrooms, rain showers, espresso machines, and flat-screen TVs. There are also several on-site restaurants and bars, as well as a stylish rooftop pool open year-round. For business travelers, there’s a 24/hour business center and a fitness room.
From $108/ night
Located less than a kilometre from the beach in the artsy East Village district of downtown Long Beach, the Broadlind hotel exudes a chic, aparthotel atmosphere. Classified as a historical monument, the building itself seamlessly ties in old school touches with several modern design elements. Each of the rooms is thoughtfully furnished, and resembles an apartment with all the conveniences of home rather than a hotel room. You’ll find the comfortable rooms include a separate seating area, a fully-equipped kitchen, and city or coastal views. Convenience is a priority at the Broadlind, and extras like 24-hour on-site restaurants, keyless entry and an automatic check-in system make for a streamlined experience.
From $310/ night
This boutique aparthotel in the city center is just a quick jump to popular sites like the Queen Mary or the Long Beach Aquarium. The spacious rooms are set up in a modern apartment style, and each includes a full kitchen, living area, flat screen TV, and private balcony. WiFi is available throughout the property, and air conditioning is included in each room. There’s also an on-site fitness centre available for those who want to keep fit during their stay.
From $177/ night
Situated on a stretch of white sand right at the edge of the Pacific Ocean, it’s hard to beat Hotel Maya’s location. The rooms feature waterfront views and a minimalist décor with plenty of modern amenities, including an espresso machine, flat screen TV, and aromatherapy toiletries. Truly emblematic of the laidback Long Beach ambiance, this modern hotel also features a private sunbathing area, plus an outdoor pool and hot tub boasting sea views. The on-site restaurant, Fuego, serves up traditional Mexican cuisine, and there’s a fitness centre and meeting room available 24 hours a day.
From $147/ night
The Westin Long Beach is located right downtown, just across from the Performing Arts Center and within walking distance of numerous local shops. This comfortable 4-star hotel offers spacious rooms and suites featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, fluffy white robes, tasteful modern furnishings and minibars. An outdoor pool and hot tub provide a tranquil setting for guests to relax. For those in need of a refuel, the on-site restaurant provides 24-hour room service options as well as a classic dine-in bar where guests can kick back after a long day.