Long Beach is the perfect spot for a California getaway. You can watch the Pacific sunsets from the sandy beaches, go whale watching, take in the Art Deco architecture, and spend your time at the waterfront with its amusement park, shopping, restaurants and nightlife.
The city is a magnet for the arts and you can catch a music or cultural festival, visit famous museums like the Long Beach Museum of Art, the Museum of Latin American Art, and the Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum, and explore the street art and murals. To match the mood of the city, find an extra special place to stay. From gorgeous boutique inns to trendy resorts, here are the best cool and unusual hotels in Long Beach, California (in no particular order)…
1. Hotel Maya – a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel – an exotic, Instagrammable and fun Latin-inspired waterfront hotel close to sandy beaches
A lavish cool resort that blends Latin American traditions with a distinctive Southern Californian flair, the Hotel Maya is the perfect setting for ocean lovers and wilderness enthusiasts.
The trendy hotel is home to 199 tastefully decorated rooms, offering spectacular views of the oceanfront and hundreds of palm trees swaying majestically with the ocean breeze.
The property is nestled amidst 14 acres of verdant tropical gardens, lined with innumerable palm trees, blending a natural setting with open-air, modern architecture. Guests can enjoy alfresco-style dining at the Hotel’s Latin-inspired restaurant and cocktail lounge, the Fuego.
The Hotel’s seaside pool, floating cabanas, fire pit, and whirlpool make an excellent setting to unwind and enjoy the ocean.
- To book, check prices or availability for Hotel Maya – a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
2. Hyatt Centric the Pike Long Beach – one of the coolest hotels to stay in Long Beach perfect for partying Millennials and Gen Zs
The ultimate venue for comfort-seekers, the Hyatt Centric is a luxury abode of modern amenities and a delightful nautical aesthetic. Tucked near the Pacific coastline and the vibrant Pine Street, the location is ideal for cyclists, street trotters, and ocean lovers.
Hyatt Centric offers 138 tastefully decorated guestrooms and 12 sprawling suites, which have been recently renovated with luxury beds, luxurious linens, and an ocean-inspired theme. The guestrooms and suites offer fabulous views of the pristine beach and the local streets.
Guests enjoy access to the 24-hour fitness studio, but most travelers enjoy splashing around in the Hotel’s rooftop pool.
- To book, check prices or availability for Hyatt Centric the Pike Long Beach
3. The Westin Long Beach – a trendy and contemporary hotel that offers stunning ocean views
The Westin is an elegant and hip 4-star hotel tucked in the heart of Long Beach’s vibrant downtown neighborhood, a stone’s throw away from the convention center, Queen Mary, and the Catalina Express.
This luxury venue is ideally suited for business and private travelers who want to enjoy modern amenities, elegant interiors, and a central location.
Guests can choose their accommodation from Westin’s extensive range of guestrooms and suites, ideally suited for solo travelers, couples, families, and large groups.
Many of the suites at this cool Long Beach hotel come with a dedicated workstation and sprawling views of the cityscape. Guests also have access to the state-of-the-art WestinWorkout Fitness Studio and a ballroom for hosting corporate and private events.
- To book, check prices or availability for The Westin Long Beach
4. Renaissance Long Beach Hotel – a hip, artistic and urban hotel where pets are also welcome
One of the finest boutique hotels in Long Beach, the Renaissance is an ideal accommodation to revel in the artistic charm of the central downtown district.
The Renaissance commands a domineering street presence with its eclectic architecture, and the interiors pay homage to Long Beach’s vibrant culture and the nautical charm of the Pacific Ocean.
Travelers can explore an array of rooms and suites, categorized as Queen, King, and Executive, with varying square footage and amenities. Guests can’t stop raving about the balcony suites that come with whirlpool tubs and breathtaking views of the Pacific.
The Hotel’s in-house SIP Bar Lounge serves classic Californian recipes and flavorful cocktails with delightful panoramic views of the city.
- To book, check prices or availability for Renaissance Long Beach Hotel
5. Broadlind Hotel – a unique place to stay that has been recognized as a historical landmark in Long Beach
The Broadlind is not your average hotel; rather, it’s a pioneer in Long Beach’s vibrant hospitality sector, introducing the creative European concept of ApartHotel. Broadlind’s ApartHotel experience allows travelers to enjoy luxury hotel-like comforts in a private apartment-like setting.
The hotel offers 20 newly renovated, apartment-like suites with a master bedroom, private bathroom, laundry area, and fully-equipped kitchenette with modern appliances, cookware, and utensils.
The independent self-check-in policy allows unprecedented convenience, making this venue ideal for travelers who prefer simplicity and autonomy.
The suites are ideal for couples, families, and large groups who want to enjoy Long Beach with an intimate, home-like accommodation.
- To book, check prices or availability for Broadlind Hotel
6. The Cove Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection – Long Beach’s newest lifestyle boutique hotel
The Cove ranks amongst the top-rated hotels in Long Beach, serving Southern California hospitality with a contemporary twist. The hotel enjoys immense popularity because of its ideal location, tucked a stone’s throw away from the Long Beach Cruise Terminal and the SoCal attractions.
Guests can rent a lavish king-sized suite with a sprawling patio boasting picturesque views, while the queen-sized rooms are more suitable for solo travelers. All guestrooms in this Long Beach boutique hotel are impressively spacious, equipped with 50-inch smart TVs, modern appliances, and bathrooms with rainfall showerheads.
The Cove’s onsite Wave Lounge is a local hangout spot famous for its locally brewed beer, flavorful sandwiches, and classic Californian cocktails.
- To book, check prices or availability for The Cove Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection
7. Hyatt Regency Long Beach – a modern upscale hotel that is within walking distance of the beach
An idyllic waterfront setting in the heart of Long Beach’s thriving downtown district, the Hyatt Regency is an oasis of contemporary comforts and natural splendors.
This 4 Diamond award-winning accommodation combines sophistication with comfort in an elegant blend, accentuated by the picturesque views surrounding the venue.
The Hyatt Regency offers 531 guest rooms and suites, decked with modern amenities, tech-savvy appliances, and spectacular views of the oceanfront and harbor.
The hotel’s heated outdoor pool serves as a hip lounging area for guests to splash around or mingle on the sprawling sun deck.
Business travelers and digital nomads will find the onsite self-service tech lounge perfectly suited to their needs.
- To book, check prices or availability for Hyatt Regency Long Beach
8. Hotel Royal – a trendy and cool hotel located in downtown Long Beach
One of the city’s most charming historic hotels, Hotel Royal has remained a prestigious venue to experience Long Beach from a fabulous location.
This family-run establishment first opened its doors to travelers back in 1923, and since then, the hotel has preserved its Art Deco roots with commendable diligence.
The guest rooms and apartment-like suites have undergone multiple upgrades, resulting in a European chic vibe with uniquely decorated interiors.
Families and large groups prefer Hotel Royal’s apartment-style suites with private kitchenettes, bathrooms, and lounging spaces.
The fabulous location in the heart of the eclectic East Village Arts District perfectly complements the artsy aesthetic of this accommodation, surrounded by art galleries, artisan retailers, and hip cafes.
- To book, check prices or availability for Hotel Royal
9. Sovereign Living – a colorful, kitsch, and fun party hotel to stay in Long Beach
Sovereign Living is a centrally located vacation rental that positions travelers right in the heart of all the action, and entertainment Long Beach has to offer. The apartment is nestled near some of the city’s best attractions, including CityPlace, Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, and the Pike.
The apartment offers an elegant setting with modern mid-century décor, vibrant colors, and luxury furniture. The fully air-conditioned accommodation features a master bedroom, fully equipped kitchen, seating area with TV, and a sprawling patio with spectacular sea views.
Guests have everything they need to enjoy home-like comforts and privacy while exploring Long Beach at their own pace.
- To book, check prices or availability for Sovereign Living
10. Long Beach Marriott – an ultra-creative and stylish hotel that features modern accommodations
Marriott offers an excellent location for travelers eager to reduce their commuting costs and enjoy walking distance to Long Beach’s best attractions and entertainment venues.
This centrally-located accommodation caters to business and private travelers with unmatched standards of modern luxury and traditional hospitality.
The guest rooms and suites are a class apart with sleek minimalist interiors, luxurious Marriott Revive bedding, flat-screen HDTVs, and modern appliances.
The hotel also serves as an event venue, providing indoor and outdoor space to host weddings, corporate events, and social gatherings in an idyllic setting.
Marriott’s in-house restaurant, The Terrace Grille & Patio, is famous for its classic Angus steaks and traditional Southern Californian favorites.
- To book, check prices or availability for Long Beach Marriott
11. Charming Craftsman Close to Downtown Long Beach Attractions – a charming and cozy apartment close to major attractions
Tucked in Long Beach’s historic and multicultural neighborhood, Charming Craftsman offers a delightful setting to enjoy the finest attractions and entertainment from a central location.
The apartment is beautifully decorated with a combination of vibrant and neutral tones and intensely comfortable furniture to create a home-like setting.
This air-conditioned accommodation comes with one spacious bedroom, a fully-equipped kitchen, dining area, and lounging space with a flat-screen TV.
Sprawling over 55-square-meter, the apartment offers a beautifully lit backyard, a separate entrance, wardrobe and dressing area, and dedicated desk space.
Some of the most popular attractions, including the CityPlace, and The Pike, are located within walking distance from the apartment.
- To book, check prices or availability for Charming Craftsman Close to Downtown Long Beach Attractions
12. Oceanfront Oasis – a trendy beachfront apartment great for large groups
A spectacular property with a stunning beach view, the Oceanfront Oasis lives up to its name, bringing the ocean right outside your door.
This idyllic accommodation is ideal for ocean lovers who want to escape the horrid Long Beach crowds and carve out an oasis of seclusion and privacy with unobstructed views of the mighty Pacific.
The spacious 2-bedroom duplex offers ample space for large groups and families to set up home in a comfortable space decked with modern appliances and contemporary comforts.
This fully-furnished duplex has a spacious state-of-the-art kitchen featuring a granite peninsula bar, while both bedrooms come with LED TVs and luxurious queen-sized beds.
- To book, check prices or availability for Oceanfront Oasis
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