The Queen Mary Hotel

Long Beach, California Coast

The hotel

Fancy something a little different? Look no further than the Hotel Queen Mary – once the grandest ocean liner that ever sailed the high seas, is now permanently docked quayside, offering a hotel experience like no other! The Queen Mary is filled with history, during WW2 it began carrying military personnel and Winston Churchill, he even signed the D-Day declaration onboard. Offering a glimpse into a bygone era, original Art Deco-style accommodation is on three decks (all above sea level) featuring original artwork found on the ship during her heyday. Wander round at leisure or join a guided tour, guaranteed to immerse you fully into her history – there’s a WWII tour, The Glory Days tour and even a Haunted Encounters tour for those stout of heart! There are shops aplenty – selling souvenirs, one-of-a-kind treasures, memorabilia, historic documents, artwork and so much more. Dining on-board is a delight – sample 1930s sophistication and style in the Observation Bar & Art Deco Lounge or 5-star dining at its best at Sir Winston’s. The Chelsea Chowder House & Bar offers a contemporary take on the traditional fish house whilst that great British tradition, afternoon tea, can be enjoyed in all its glory at the Tea Room.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Valet parking
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Situated in Long Beach – close to a whole variety of world-class attractions, shops and restaurants. Transfer time from Los Angeles International Airport: 30 minutes.

Hotel information

346 staterooms on 3 decks (all above sea level), with varied style and layout. All with air-conditioning, satellite TV, telephone, WiFi*, mini-bar*, safe and hairdryer. Standard Inside Staterooms have 1 queen-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Deluxe Outside Staterooms have either 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Family Staterooms have 1 king-size bed and 1 single bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child (aged 16 years and under).

Observation Bar & Art Deco Lounge, Sir Winston’s Restaurant & Lounge, Promenade Cafe, Chelsea Chowder House & Bar, Tea Room, Midship Marketplace, Champagne Sunday Brunch. Fitness centre. Queen Mary Spa*. Guided tours, shows and exhibitions. Regular evening entertainment. Boutiques and shops. WiFi available*. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Room service*. Self-parking $22, valet parking $27, plus tax per night (payable locally, subject to change). Parking is located adjacent to the entrance of the ship.

This hotel has a resort fee of $16.95 plus tax per room, per day (payable locally, subject to change)

Resort fee includes: - WiFi access - Restoration fee - Fitness Centre access - Self-guided tours. Resort fee, tax and inclusions are subject to change - please see hotel check-in for current inclusions available to you upon arrival.

*Denotes local charge.

Please note: due to the nature and age of the Hotel Queen Mary, no two rooms are the same and all can differ in size and layout.

Rating summary

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great historical value but nothing else

Oct 13, 2019 leenylove Delray Beach, Florida

On a recent trip to Long Beach I had an opportunity to visit the Queen Mary. It has plenty of history value lots to see with two hours. It was in its original condition just as it’s advertising’s however I didn’t like the antiquated smell and was happy we decided to visit the location and not sleep there.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Enjoyable Stay and Tours Aboard an Iconic Ship

Oct 12, 2019 RoadLessTraveledx2 California

In Long Beach for a business trip, and decided to stay on the QM for a night before traveling home. Rented a Deluxe King room and found it to be comfortable and spacious. Everything worked, but would not be consider it luxurious by modern luxury hotel standards. There are some modern updates like television, air conditioning, and electric outlets.… Read more
In Long Beach for a business trip, and decided to stay on the QM for a night before traveling home. Rented a Deluxe King room and found it to be comfortable and spacious. Everything worked, but would not be consider it luxurious by modern luxury hotel standards. There are some modern updates like television, air conditioning, and electric outlets. The room had many of the original fixtures and fittings, including wood finishing, vanity, (non-working) original electric fan, and (non-working) taps for salt water in the bathtub. It's a testament to the build quality that an 85-year old vessel is still comfortable to stay aboard. I especially enjoyed opening and looking out the portholes in my room. I would stay again, but rent a more luxurious room such as a suite next time. While onboard, I took the time to do several daytime tours: glory days, steam and steel, and haunted encounters. All were good tours, and hotel guests get a small discount on a package of all three tours. All the tours do a reasonable job of showcasing parts of the ship that one cannot normally visit. Glory days was good, but did not visit some of the more elegant ballrooms because they were in use for private functions. Haunted encounters was good, but we could not visit inside the 1st class pool which would have been nice since it is not open to explore individually. The tour did not go through the isolation ward, another spooky part of the ship, but that can be explored individually. The steam and steel tour of the engineering spaces was excellent and seemed the most complete of the tours in terms of covering its topic. Overally, an enjoyable set of tours of the QM that were well worth the visit. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing little piece of history!

Oct 8, 2019 264BeachFam Austin

We really enjoyed seeing the ship. The wood planking on the deck and all the intricate wood detail on the walls and stairways was amazing to think how fancy this must have been for its time. It looks just like you'd imagine an antique luxury cruise ship would look. I'm sure it must be used in movies! We ate at Sir Winston's and the food and… Read more
We really enjoyed seeing the ship. The wood planking on the deck and all the intricate wood detail on the walls and stairways was amazing to think how fancy this must have been for its time. It looks just like you'd imagine an antique luxury cruise ship would look. I'm sure it must be used in movies! We ate at Sir Winston's and the food and service was fantastic. The best thing was a lavender martini...oh my goodness!! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful ship, but...

Oct 3, 2019 BigAndy5858 Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

We were excited to see the Queen Mary, given its historic status and reputation. Unfortunately some areas rather let the visit down. The areas that you can visit are fantastic; the engine room and isolation ward being particular highlights. Unfortunately the ship has been extensively remodelled over the years, and lots of areas are lost and/or… Read more
We were excited to see the Queen Mary, given its historic status and reputation. Unfortunately some areas rather let the visit down. The areas that you can visit are fantastic; the engine room and isolation ward being particular highlights. Unfortunately the ship has been extensively remodelled over the years, and lots of areas are lost and/or inaccessible to the ordinary visitor. It would have been great to see various classes of cabins for example, and also have access to the swimming pool and first, second and third class recreation rooms and lounges. Overall, the visit was enjoyable, but could have been improved with more areas being open to view. It’s also deeply disconcerting to see a Starbucks plonked in the centre of a “historic monument”- this seems a wholly unnecessary addition to a beautiful structure. Can’t really recommend the café either- food was expensive and average in a rather run-down setting. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great experience

Sep 25, 2019 suwilly666 Beechwood, United Kingdom

We booked on 3 of the tours but didn't do the ghost one. The first tour was the glory days of the liner. Our guide was so unusual but informative and funny. Fabulous experience. The 2nd was a tour of engine, boilers, structure and prop. Disappointed that a lot had been removed but seeing the prop was amazing. You are 25 feet under the water line… Read more
We booked on 3 of the tours but didn't do the ghost one. The first tour was the glory days of the liner. Our guide was so unusual but informative and funny. Fabulous experience. The 2nd was a tour of engine, boilers, structure and prop. Disappointed that a lot had been removed but seeing the prop was amazing. You are 25 feet under the water line on the tour. A spooky experience. Well worth $100 for the two of us. My only gripe is that the grand old lady of the seas needs some tlc. Read less