The waterfront playground that is Long Beach in Southern California attracts visitors from far and wide, and if you’re looking for Cali vibes on a budget, we got you. These cheap hotels in Long Beach are not only great value for money, they’ll also save your dollars that can be spent on seeing the sights and enjoying the foodie scene, catching a live show or venturing to nearby Los Angeles, Laguna Beach or Catalina Island.
The Long Beach hotspots are all within walking distance of this Renaissance Hotel, which sits in the center of downtown. And you’ll love the bright and airy rooms that come with marble bathrooms, pillow-top mattresses, mini-fridges and swish Aveda bath products. There’s the option of enjoying a craft cocktail by the firepit and dining on California cuisine on the outdoor patio at SIP Bar Lounge or gazing over the city from the rooftop pool. Spoilt for choice indeed.
The Hyatt Regency’s pole position right on the waterfront means all of the guest rooms and suites at the hotel offer guests the luxury of an ocean or harbor view but without the high price tag to match. The modern style with nautical touches provides a comfortable residential feel, and the hotel is pet-friendly so your furry friends can join you for the ride. Those who stay here also get access to a pool, fitness center and restaurant.
This cheap hotel in Long Beach places guests just minutes from the airport, and a quick 15-minute drive from the beach, the Aquarium of the Pacific and the city’s major sports venues. Rooms are sleekly decorated with flatscreen TVs and luxurious bedding, plus blackout curtains to ensure a restful night’s sleep. It’s also only a 30-minute drive to Disneyland, and trust us, you’ll be grateful for the free parking and free airport shuttle.
This boutique hotel is in a central spot that’s only a 10-minute drive away from the legendary former ocean liner, Queen Mary. Rooms feature rainfall showers and luxury linens, but the place to lounge and be seen is the ultra cool pool area, or the Wave Café & Bar, which serves food and a selection of wine, cocktails and local microbrews to relax with when the mood takes you.
Experience fully accessible Long Beach style while being mindful of the environment with a stay at Hotel Current. The 99 guest rooms have energy-efficient lighting, as well as curtains and carpets made from hemp and recycled plastic fabric, and the grounds of the hotel have drought-resistant landscaping. Great care has also been taken to cater to all accessibility needs, including a wheelchair-accessible pool.
A smart choice for those who need to get around, this cheap hotel in Long Beach is ideally positioned close to Long Beach Airport and the 405 freeway. You’re also right in the middle of the Douglas Park Center, across from the food and fashion of the Long Beach Exchange shopping mall. After your explorations, hang out by the firepit on the outdoor deck and get a good night’s sleep in one of the modern guest rooms.
Situated between Los Angeles and Orange County and a stone’s throw from Long Beach Airport, the Hampton Inn has friendly service, clean rooms and comfortable surroundings. You can play outdoor games like cornhole or ping pong in the gardens and swim in the pool, and there’s even an outdoor grilling area if you feel like barbecuing. And breakfast is on them, too.
The Belmont Shore Inn aims to blend luxury with affordability, and this boutique hotel has one of the best-rated locations in Long Beach, too. The chic beach-inspired decor makes the most of the natural California daylight, and you’re just steps away from the renowned shoreline and downtown Long Beach’s lively waterfront scene. When you can bear to tear yourself away, explore an underwater world at Long Beach’s famous aquarium or try to spot some dolphins on the one-hour ferry ride to Catalina Island.
Golden Sails Hotel in eastern Long Beach offers guests tropical gardens, marina views and an ocean breeze, all at a reasonable price. The seven-acre (3ha) property is ideal for family vacations with on-site laundry facilities, plenty of space to roam and a large outdoor pool area. Rooms and studios come with a patio or balcony and views over the gardens and marina, while some even have jacuzzi tubs and walk-in showers.
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