The hotel had a convenient location with free shuttle service to the Carnival Cruise Pier in Long Beach. Hotel staff member also directed us to a nice Long Beach Harbor area, also accesible by free shuttle, with shops and restaurants where we had
a nice lunch with a view of the harbor.
Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Short drive from hotel
Take the free shuttle to the Long Beach Harbor shopping & restaurant area.
This has nothing to do with the hotel staff, but all to do with the hotel location. It's in a borderline ghetto neighborhood. I've lived in the hood and I know this is not THAT bad, but next time I'll pay a little more to be closer to the
airport and possibly a nicer area and hotel. There were questionable people using the computer in the lobby. The TV in the hotel was fuzzy, and the remote had duct tape holding the battery in place. Though the staff was nice, I'd just rather not come back to the area.
A typical Holiday Inn. Not fancy but serviceable.
However, I cannot recommend this hotel. The checkout time is 2pm. I requested a later checkout 3pm and was denied. I was charged $50 for that one hour. Not cool.
Although this hotel is not in the best location, I did not find the other more expensive hotels were either, since they were only down the street.
Took the family to the Long Beach Aquarium and this hotel was about 1.5 miles away (3 minute
drive). We are a family of five and for the $120 a night stay, with a two bed room, you can't beat it. Being that the hotel is so close the boardwalk, it was nice knowing you didn't have to drive a while to rest.
Only 15 to 20 minutes to seal beach and five minutes to Belmont Shore, this hotel was the perfect distance.
If you are planning the trip to Long Beach, stay at the Holiday Inn Dowtown. Make sure you use the coupons for the restaurants. BubbaGumps is awesome!
One thing I forgot, the television reception is not great, but since you are going site seeing, it shouldn't matter. There's no time for TV.
it was OK i was disappointed with the bathroom. the shower curtain rod was broken there were black ants everywhere and i even seen a few cockroaches!also the air conditioner did not work that good. the bed was the best feature in the room, very
comfortable. but really cockroaches? disgusting! ill never stay there again!! [...]