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Hotel Queen Mary

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At a Glance

    Pros

  • walking the historic Promenade deck
  • views from Long Beach out to the Pacific
  • art deco details

    Cons

  • spotty service
  • no soundproofing

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Hotel Queen Mary Review

Experience the golden age of transatlantic travel without the seasickness: a 1936–art deco style reigns on the Queen Mary, from the ship's mahogany paneling to its nickel-plated doors to the majestic Grand Salon. Docked for more than 40 years, the on-ship hotel attracts a mix of tourists and those attending events in the floating hotel's many party spaces. There are plenty of nighttime diversions, from the silver Observation Bar to a live theater to jazz shows. Holidays are big on the Queen Mary; New Year's Eve and July 4 are famously spectacular. Sunday brunch in the Grand Salon is a step back in time. Room stays include a self-guided tour of the venerable vessel.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 1126 Queens Hwy., Long Beach, CA 90802 | Map It
  • Phone: 562/435–3511; 877/342–0742
  • Website:
  • Location: Long Beach

    Hotel Details

  • 305 staterooms, 9 suites.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 05-10-2011

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    Hotel Queen Mary Review

    I have been to the Queen Mary many times and enjoyed it. Unfortunately this last time was an unmitigated disaster. I have since written two emails and not gotten so much as a 'sorry'. I won't be giving another penny to anyone who cares this little about customer service. It's unfortunate that such a beautiful ship has fallen into the hands of people who couldn't care less about their guests.

    by Marisa_Myhre, 12/3/11
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    Charming but a bit Faded

    Staying overnight on the Queen Mary is worth it, for the atmosphere and nostalgia of another era. We stayed in Room A144, which unfortunately faced the parking lot, but the period piece vanity and shower fixtures made up for it. The toiletries provided (soap, lotion, etc.) were very nice smelling. The room wasn't as clean or well-kept as I would have liked (dusty fixtures, carpet edges were soiled, small pieces of wood pulling away from furniture), but it is an old ship. The self-guided tour made for a fun afternoon of exploring. We ate at the Promenade Cafe (we needed a children's menu) and found it to be reasonably priced and an enjoyable meal.

    by Talmidah, 7/30/08

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