My Son and I stayed at this hotel while attending the World Championships of Performing Arts in July of 2015. The rooms were clean and spacious. Housekeeping did a great job, daily.
This hotel is perfectly located. It is within walking distance to the harbor, restaurants, attractions, and shopping.
We ate at the hotel restaurant (The Grill) almost daily, as we had a 10 day stay. The food was always excellent. It was fresh, hot, and tasty. My personal favorite was the Shrimp Salad. It came with 5 broiled & seasoned Jumbo shrimp on a bed of mixed salad greens, tomatoes, and parmesan cheese with a light citrus vinagrette dressing. DELICIOUS! The wait staff were exceptionally friendly, and we got to know several of them, quite well, over the course of our stay. While it did take quite some time to receive our food, in most cases, I believe that it was due to the fact that they were so busy the entire time that we were there. The hotel was SOLD OUT for the entire time we were there and most of the patrons were there for the same event.
We stayed very busy during our stay, so we did not use the pool or the exercise room. Therefore, I can not say how either of those were...
The only problem that we ran into, was that 2 of the elevators broke down a couple of times. However, they were being used quite heavily! Keep in mind that this was a SOLD OUT week and the hotel was filled with Performers and their Families.
The small store in the lobby area was quite pricey, but there are plenty of shopping outlets within walking distance that are much more reasonably priced.
I also should mention that, though I loved the hotel restaurant, THE GRILL, the breakfast buffet was quite pricey. It was over $20 per person. Needless to say, we did not partake. Rather than eating there for breakfast, we chose to go to "301 Cafe", located right across the hotel courtyard. Breakfast was freshly made there, Monday - Friday. ( They are closed on weekends.) This little cafe came in quite handy! The food was prepared to order. Everything was tasty, fresh, and hot! There is limited indoor seating, but plenty of outdoor seating in the courtyard.
I would definitely stay at this hotel again in the future.
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- Halfway between Los Angeles International Airport and Orange County Airport, The Westin Long Beach is also close to Aquarium of the Pacific, The Pike Shopping Center and Rainbow Harbor. ... more less
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- Westin Long Beach
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