$129 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: May 26, 2015 Check-out: May 28, 2015

The Varden Hotel

3 stars
View map of 335 Pacific Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
36 reviews
Getaway

I was very happy with my stay and would definitely return again because of their great hospitality See full review

  • Nellynv
  • Aug 26, 2014
A cozy hotel in downtown.

From the very attentive staff to the complimentary wine tasting in the early evening, the Varden... See full review

  • Gene74
  • May 27, 2014
The newly renovated Varden Hotel in Long Beach, California is the first downtown Long Beach Boutique Hotel, which blends style and affordability. Hotel is smoke-free. This urban jewel, located in the heart of downtown Long Beach California, at 335 Pacific Avenue, has been known as the Dolly Varden Hotel since the 1920s.
After an extraordinary and extensive renovation, you will find yourself surrounded by the Varden Hotels history and contemporary style. The Varden Hotel is a-typical of the branded cookie-cutter hotels found throughout the country. Your stay at the Varden Hotel will be an architectural and design experience. As you enter the sleek 35-room hotel, you will be surprised to find the original front desk from 1929, historic windows, railings and archways; all blending seamlessly with white leather furniture, a diamond shaped gray pewter and white limestone lobby floor, and state of the art technology.
The Varden Hotels location is within walking distance to all the Long Beach Attractions. In fact, many of our guests prefer to use the Varden Hotel because of our close proximity to the Port of Long Beach. This historic-chic hotel is only one block from trendy Pine Avenue restaurants, and four short blocks from the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center. Find yourself within walking distance to the Aquarium of the Pacific, the Pike at Rainbow Harbor, local beaches, museums, boutiques and many other attractions.
Come to Long Beach for vacation or work, but come to the Varden Hotel to experience history, design, location and affordability.

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The Varden Hotel Rooms

CLASSIC - HOTEL
The Classic guest room located on the first floor includes 32 LCD Flat Screen TV's, Free high speed wireless internet access, one full size pillow top mattress on platform beds with luxurious 300 count linens, built in storage drawer for your personal effects, open closet, complimentary continental breakfast, Ipod docking station, state of the art Evo work stations with designer Dakota Jackson chair. The sliding full length mirrored enclosed bathroom features luxurious shower and sleek imported bathroom fixtures. All rooms are non-smoking.
CLASSIC - HOTEL
The Varden guest room located on the second floor includes 32 LCD Flat Screen TV's, Free high speed wireless internet access, one full size pillow top mattress on platform beds with luxurious 300 count linens, built in storage drawer for your personal effects, open closet, complimentary continental breakfast, Ipod docking station, state of the art Evo work stations with designer Dakota Jackson chair. The sliding full length mirrored enclosed bathroom features luxurious shower and sleek imported bathroom fixtures. All rooms are non-smoking
CLASSIC - HOTEL
The Urban guest room located on the third floor includes 32 LCD Flat Screen TV's, Free high speed wireless internet access, one full size pillow top mattress on platform beds with luxurious 300 count linens, built in storage drawer for your personal effects, open closet, complimentary continental breakfast, Ipod docking station, state of the art Evo work stations with designer Dakota Jackson chair. The sliding full length mirrored enclosed bathroom features luxurious shower and sleek imported bathroom fixtures. All rooms are non-smoking and are located on the 3rd floor top floor of the hotel with bright exposure. Rooms are non-smoking.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Non Smoking
General
Non Smoking
Concierge
Services
Business center
Laundry service
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking

Nearby points of interest

  • Walter Pyramid: 4.7 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

Ratings and reviews for The Varden Hotel

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
36 out of 36
Amenities:
3.9
Cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.7
Comfort:
3.8
Location:
4.1
Value:
4.1

86% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
JOhnCC
Business
Miami
Nov 28, 2014

NOISE

Noise from next rooms were crazy, I left a day early from my paid reservation, I was disgusting over night to hear the couple right next door.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Wandering Bill and Barb
Business
Chapel Hill, NC
Nov 17, 2014

Fun boutique hotel

Everyone was so accommodating - making sure I had coffee, water, etc. Very fun boutique hotel - I love this type of place in a big city - unique, clean and staff was exceptional.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
JB346
Business
Sacramento, CA
Sep 5, 2014

Nice hotel

The Varden doesn't look like much on the outside, but don't judge a book by its cover, right? The inside is really nice & clean, the staff is super helpful & the continental breakfast/wine hour was a nice touch. However, for what I paid...the room was very small with a double bed, there is no closet & there is a tiny sink at the foot of the bed. I'm pretty sure what used to be a closet was converted to the bathroom with shower/toilet. Regardless, it's a nice room...just really small! It was fine for what my boyfriend and I needed it for, but I don't think I would have wanted to stay much more than a night or two. Bags would get in the way, you wouldn't be able to hang much & with no where to set toiletries, your room would be bound to get cluttered. It had a nice location with easy walking to the aquarium, waterfront, Pine Street with lots of restaurants/bars, etc.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Nellynv
Business
LV
Aug 26, 2014

Getaway

I was very happy with my stay and would definitely return again because of their great hospitality

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
EuropeanTexan
Business
TX
Jun 26, 2014

Great staff, good value

Very nice hotel, the staff is very friendly and helpful. The hotel has a very nice look and has everything you might need. I don't have a problem with the small showers/sinks per se, but I do think the bathroom is the only thing that would change this into a 5-star rating for me. Because the shower has a curtain and not a sliding door, it is indeed impossible as you shower not to have a lot of water get onto the bathroom floor, without any way to get it out of there. Also, the curtain tends to fly all over the place when you shower - a slim sliding door would solve all that. I would also install a fan in the bathroom for proper ventilation. Otherwise, excellent hotel in a great location in Long Beach.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Gene74
Business
Pasadena, CA
May 27, 2014

A cozy hotel in downtown.

From the very attentive staff to the complimentary wine tasting in the early evening, the Varden Hotel was a great find for a nice get away. Although the room was small and a bit unconventional by American standards, they perfectly function for a restful break from the ordinary. Location is an easy walk to the heart of downtown Long Beach and the Metro Blue Line Stop. My wife and I enjoyed the sparse decor and appreciated the friendly staff. The Hotel Varden is highly recommended.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Biz Traveler 44
Business
Los Angeles
May 23, 2014

May Stay at Hotel Varden

Personal touch was very nice. The concierge gave you all necessary info and escorted you to your room. Room was rather small but cozy and nice modern amenities. All said, I'd def stay again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Getaway girlie
Business
Lancaster, CA
Mar 29, 2014

Unexpectedly wonderful stay

It's a small building with a private parking lot (~$10/night) and when you walk in, are instantly greeted by whoever is in the lobby. In our case the gentleman showed is to our room, up a flight of stairs and down a short hallway we enter the room and it couldn't have been more than 300 or 400 square ft. And everything was very white and very clean; super modern/simplistic feeling. The bathroom is partitioned off by a giant sliding mirror and there is a storage space as well as a laundry drawer under the full sized bed and also a rod for hanging up any clothing. There was free wifi and tv (with HBO I believe) and it was a very cozy place to stay for two people to stay two nights. The gentlemen who had different shifts at the front desk were extremely courteous and helpful; offering suggestions for places of interest nearby, and directions and accommodating our needs within the hotel. (There was complimentary breakfast, coffee and wine tasting, although we didn't partake) the place is within walking distance of many of large Long Beach touristy attractions and is not getting 5 starts only because the bathroom shower was very claustrophobic and the floor became very slick when wet, maybe some floor mats would be helpful...

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Pier 76 fish grill on 1st and pine (I believe) was EXCELLENT. Also a place called Rock Bottom restaurant/brewery had very good beer.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Equalizer
Business
Nevada
Sep 30, 2013

Promising

Very comfortable albeit very small room. Wash basin had no room to shave due to the placement of a shelf above the sink. Area is also is needed to put toiletries. All amenities top drawer! Very helpful staff. With minor changes to sink area, a great hotel venue.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Chi Foodie
Business
Illinois
Sep 30, 2013

Stylish boutique hotel

Great staff - they were very helpful when we had trouble getting a rental car very late at night. They also went out of their way to make sure the complementary breakfast and coffee items were to our liking. Our hotel room was comfortable and stylish but very tiny. It was fine for our quick trip but wouldn't be ideal for a longer trip with a lot of luggage.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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