This hotel is great because its rich in history and its unique because the hotel is a boat. Since it is rich in history they try to keep everything as authentic as possible but also means very thin walls so you can hear the people next to you.
That was literally the only downfall. I ate at Chelsea's Chowder House which was very good and at the end of the year they have 10-20% off all their wine bottles so good deals. The boat does not have many restrictions so after dinner you can walk around the whole ship to get good views of downtown Long Beach and the harbor. If you are planning on an extended stay in the Los Angeles area I do not recommend this hotel. Spend one night here for novelty and to drop some dough on drinks and food but for any extended stay find a place closer and more centralized to LA city.
Arrived at motel and we found things poorly marked for parking and such. Light bulbs were burnt out in room and the tub did not work..shower was awesome. No cream rinse or lotion so take your own. We had to use our own bars of soap.
No tours were
included with hotel stay everything is extra.
when leaving received bill for parking which should have been free for hotel guests (silly me for thinking this way)
The walls are paper thin, so you hear every sound from the rooms above you, and on both sides. The band was VERY LOUD, and did not stop playing till midnight. We hardly slept at all, even though we paid another $40.00 to upgrade our room.
we had no hot water. the room was cold and thermostat did not work, the fan in the bathroom ran all night could not sleep. we paid 200 dollars a night and another 200 on food and drinks you think they would pay for parking nope another 20.00 to park,
Nice view for the hotel location, nice staffs, however, we were there before Halloween, the party were quite noisy and smoky, it was hard to get back to hotel, and find parking. The parking was expensive, no free internet. It is not what I
expected. It was good place to visit, including the submarine, not god place to stay, the housekeeper wake you up early everyday.
The Queen Mary is a ship; you mostly know it is a hotel, but it is a charming experience to be staying on a ship-hotel. It is well painted and kept up. The hotel staff was very knowledgeable,pleasant and followed up with promised materials. The
cost was very reasonable considering the uniqueness of the experience . We have been on numerous cruises and we did not see this as a "been there-done that" experience, because of the history of the ship. The restaurants were fine, but the service was a hair slow. All in all we loved this as the place we chose to go on our wedding anniversary.
Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
go to the Cafe instead of the Tea Room for faster service, and the elegant upscale way they present cafe foods, like salads, burgers soup and the like. You really felt that you were eating gourmet.
my room was not thoroughly cleaned. There were receipts and dirty tissues in the bed side drawers. There was no desk or table to work on while in the room. Also, the wi-fi was very hit and miss with connectivity and there is very little to no cell
service in the room. Since this was a business trip for me it was very difficult to work in the room.