Hotels Near Long Beach Port

by Lee Grayson Google

More than $100 billion of goods travel through the Port of Long Beach, California, the second largest harbor in the United States, and the port complex offers visitors an opportunity to dine at waterfront restaurants and stay overnight in nearby hotels. The city of Long Beach also features outdoor activities including the Shoreline Village and at Rainbow Harbor, within the boundaries of the Long Beach port.

Hilton Long Beach and Executive Meeting Center

The Hilton Long Beach and Executive Meeting Center, on West Ocean Boulevard in Long Beach and adjacent to the World Trade Center at the Long Beach port, offers guest accommodations in rooms, suites and executive rooms. Special rooms also are available for physically challenged guests. Hotel amenities include a business center, babysitting service, baggage storage, a swimming pool and sight eeing tours that leave from the hotel complex. The Ascari Ristorante provides on-site dining for all meals at the Hilton, and local eateries, including restaurants in downtown Long Beach, offer a range of menus from fast food through fine dining.

Hyatt Regency Long Beach

The Hyatt Regency Long Beach, in downtown Long Beach on South Pine Avenue, also provides easy access to Long Beach port. Shoreline Village, the Queen Mary museum, the Aquarium of the Pacific and downtown restaurants, movie theaters and shopping mall are less than a five-minute drive from the hotel. Guests have a choice of 528 rooms featuring views of the Pacific Ocean or the Port of Long Beach. Hotel amenities include an outdoor heated pool, fitness center with concierge, a business center and access to cycling and walking paths adjacent to the hotel.

The Queen Mary Hotel

The Queen Mary Hotel, once an oceangoing vessel, incorporates a museum, restaurant and hotel on the historic ship docked in Long Beach harbor. Room accommodations include a choice of 305 staterooms and nine suites from the original ship, all decked out with historic furnishings. Each room features wood paneling from the original 1930s design and modern technological upgrades with iPod docking stations and Wi-Fi. Special stay packages feature meals, including the bed and brunch, bed and breakfast, getaway combinations with travel to Catalina Island, and accommodations paired with tickets to the on-site museum. Behind-the-scenes tours of the ship, Aquarium of the Pacific and World War II exhibit also are available as accommodation packages. Restaurants on the ship feature a range of eateries, including fine dining at Sir Winston's and Chelsea Chowder House and Bar to casual eating at the Promenade Cafe and Hollywood Deli.

Seaport Marina Hotel

The Seaport Marina Hotel features 11 acres of hotel accommodations, beachfront and eateries. The 150 rooms have patios or private balconies and come with a mini-refrigerator. Guests are walking distance from Mother's Beach, Naples Island and Belmont Shore, and the Long Beach harbor is less than a five-minute drive from the hotel by car. The Seaport is a regular location for Hollywood filming and area television production, including "Dexter" and "CSI Miami." Local eateries adjacent to the Seaport Marina Hotel include restaurants at the Market Place Shopping Center, across the street from the hotel, and restaurants on East Second Street.

About the Author

*I have written chapters and articles for Oxford and Harvard University Presses, ABC-CLIO, and others. Arcadia Press published two of my local history texts and I have also written for numerous "article sites," including Pagewise in 2002. My "How to become a...real estate agent" is available as an online text from a Canadian publisher. *I taught writing courses at a branch campus of Indiana University. *I held a California real estate license and have remodeled four of my own homes and advised others on financing homes, repairing credit to qualify for loans, and managing construction (including meeting local, state, and federal regulations for restoration and development grants). *I served as an AmeriCorps*VISTA volunteer and wrote nearly $75,000 in small education grants (under $1,000). *My travels include frequent road trips in Canada, Mexico, U.S., and Europe. I attended school at Cambridge University and used this as a base to explore the UK and Europe.