Less than 25 miles from Los Angeles, the small city of Long Beach is beloved for its walkable downtown, ample waterfront attractions, and over 10 miles of pristine beaches. It’s also home to the aptly named Long Beach Cruise Terminal, owned and operated by Carnival Corporation. Whether in town for work, a fun weekend away, or a quick pre- or post-cruise stay, The Westin Long Beach makes a great home base for exploring. Read on for a full review of this contemporary and conveniently located hotel.
The Look of The Westin Long Beach
With its distinctly curved shape, the Westin Long Beach is hard to miss — and the eye-catching exterior, flanked by towering palms and other lush flora — is just the tip of the iceberg. The modern aesthetic continues inside, where the lobby brings the outdoors in with plenty of plants and greenery-adorned walls, expansive windows, and light wooden accents, as well as a chic restaurant and bar that serve as popular gathering spots. Meanwhile, rooms and suites are simple and modern, featuring a neutral color palette with pops of yellow in the form of cushy accent chairs.
The Vibe at The Westin Long Beach
California cool but no-nonsense. Minutes from both Downtown Long Beach and the harbor, The Westin Long Beach’s location is hard to beat, making it popular among both business and leisure travelers. You’ll find both groups mingling in the airy and attractive but no-frills common areas like the lobby, bar, and restaurant, while the small but serene pool area is a hub for families and couples seeking some fun in the sun.
Who Will Love The Westin Long Beach
Business travelers will love the property’s central location, which puts them within easy walking distance of the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, as well as the large in-room desks and ergonomic chairs. Leisure travelers, especially cruisers, will appreciate its proximity to the port, and amenities such as the pool and fitness center.
Who Might Not Love The Westin Long Beach
The Westin Long Beach is not actually on the beach, which means those seeking a beachfront vacation may opt to stay elsewhere.
Best Amenity at The Westin Long Beach
Besides its desirable location, the best thing about this hotel is its outdoor swimming pool area, which is the perfect place to cool off from the hot SoCal sun.
What’s Included at The Westin Long Beach
Wi-Fi and access to the swimming pool and fitness center are all complimentary.
Extra Fees & Costs You Should Know About at The Westin Long Beach
The property charges a destination fee of $25 per night. On-site parking is also available from $38 per night.
How to Get a Deal at The Westin Long Beach
Mariott Bonvoy members, AAA members, government and military personnel, and senior citizens can snag discounted room rates. Be sure to scroll down to the “offers and packages” tab on the hotel website to view the latest discounts and promotions.
The Sweet Season
December through March is considered Long Beach’s cold and rainy season, with temperatures hovering between the high 40s and high 60s, depending on the month and time of day. The average monthly precipitation during this time ranges between 1.9 and 2.6 inches, which, of course, is not a lot. So, if you can brace a slight drizzle — and Long Beach is generally known for its mild, sunny weather all year round — expect to save on room rates.
In the Neighborhood of The Westin Long Beach
The Westin Long Beach is located in the heart of Downtown Long Beach. As such, it’s within walking distance of the convention center, Victory Park, the Museum of Latin American Art, and a handful of eateries like Creme De La Crepe, The Breakfast Bar, and Thai District.
Nearest Airport to The Westin Long Beach
Long Beach Airport is six miles from the hotel. The closest international airports are Los Angeles International Airport and John Wayne Airport, which are around 23 miles away.
Nearest Public Transportation to The Westin Long Beach
The Ocean & Elm NW bus stop is within steps of the property.
The large and contemporary hotel offers great value, especially given its unrivaled location and amenities, and is ideal for a pre- or post-cruise stay.