OK, booked a 4 night cruise on the Carnival Splendor and was searching options, and found that the Hotel Maya (A Doubletree by Hilton Hotel) had a great rate and even a deal on leaving the car at the Hotel during the cruise (You can find the full details at TA's sister company, the Cruise Critic Boards).
Since it was Super Bowl Sunday, we got there early, and they had a room available, so checked in and then took the free Shuttle system, the Long Beach Transit Passport System, a group of buses that run frequently in the main tourist areas of Long Beach. Runs frequently and there is a stop right near the front desk inside the Hotel's parking lot. This way we had a chance to go watch the big game and have a few adult beverages and didn't have to worry about driving after the game.
Then we used the free Hotel Shuttle service to and from the Long Beach Cruise Port, which is next door to the Queen Mary and close to the Hotel Maya. (The shuttle driver, Gopal, was excellent and friendly).
The Hotel is Non-Smoking, but has a couple of nice "smoking areas", one on the waterfront, and one near the Front Desk (Hookah Lounge - Outdoors).
The grounds are very nice, and right along the waterline.
The Hotel is a series of multi-story towers.
The room itself (I did pay a bit extra for an upgraded room when you look at the photos) was very nice, well themed, flat screen TV, large rooms and all come with a Balcony, or a patio on the ground level. Beds were comfy, the coffee maker is a Keurig, they provide basic coffee and decaf, but you can always bring your own K-cups if you prefer speciality coffees, cocoa or tea. Small fridge was in the room, but no microwave. Free WiFi that worked well and had a decent speed level. Tolietries were Crabtree and Evelyn.
Had breakfast at Fuego, their restuarant, great service, the food was fairly good, though a bit pricey.
Will be happy to recommend this Hotel to anyone that needs to stay in the Long Beach area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Maya is the first distinctive full-service, luxury Long Beach boutique resort hotel, located on the scenic downtown waterfront. A fusion of Latin American beachside Long Beach resort with modern Southern California style, Hotel Maya embodies the romantic, eclectic, and vibrant lifestyle of Long Beach, California. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Maya Hotel Long Beach
- Coast Long Beach Hotel