Fodor's Expert Review Queen Mary Hotel

1126 Queens Hwy., Long Beach, California, 90802, USA

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 50 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 and paranormal tours to a live theatrical séance and jazz shows. Holidays are big on the Queen Mary; New Year's Eve and the Fourth of July are famously spectacular. Sunday brunch in the Grand Salon is a step back in time.

PROS

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

CONS

  • spotty service
  • vintage soundproofing makes for a challenging night's sleep
  • mandatory facility fee

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Lively
Near the beach
Grande Dame
$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 562-435–3511 | 877-342–0742

HOTEL DETAILS

347 staterooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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