The Queen Mary Hotel

Long Beach, California Coast

Hotel rating
Trip advisor rating: 4.0 Based on 2829 reviews

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). All with air-conditioned and have satellite TV, telephone, WiFi*, mini-bar*, tea/coffee maker, safe and hairdryer. Standard Inside Staterooms with 1 queen-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Deluxe Outside Staterooms with with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Family Staterooms with 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 2 rooms are the same and all can differ in size and layout.

Trip advisor rating: 4.0 Based on 2829 reviews

Rating summary

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating A grand old ship of historical significance, worth seeing but has not been preserved well

Feb 20, 2019 Alan R Oxford, United Kingdom

First it should be noted that this fine old ship is now being used primarily as a hotel, and the needs of the hotel come first. It was a great ship, the height of glamour in its days when it was the fastest ocean liner in the world. However it is now decidedly rough round the edges. We did all three tours in early February, the first was the… Read more
First it should be noted that this fine old ship is now being used primarily as a hotel, and the needs of the hotel come first. It was a great ship, the height of glamour in its days when it was the fastest ocean liner in the world. However it is now decidedly rough round the edges. We did all three tours in early February, the first was the 'ghost' tour, which was given by a young man who desperately tried to make something interesting out of not very much. The one item he glossed over very quickly was the incident in the war when due to an error of navigational judgement the Queen Mary rammed the destroyer HMS Curacao slicing it in two and resulting in the deaths of over 320 sailors. The second tour was of the engine rooms and although the tour guide was exceptionally good, he was faced with doing a tour of the bottom of the ship saying 'this is where boiler number x was. this is where engine number x was. It was near the end of the tour before he was able to show us an engine, propeller shaft and the one remaining propeller. Everything else had to be ripped out when the ship was laid up in Long Beach, to ensure it could never be used again as a ship. The third tour was the 'Glamour Days' tour. The young man although word perfect on his script, really didn't know how to engage with his audience. Someone more experienced could have made this tour far more interesting instead it was an embarrassment for him and us. So overall the 'self guided tour', which we didn't do, would probably have been a better idea. The ship is definitely worth seeing because of its historical significance, but I'm sorry to say that overall it was something of a disappointment. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Annual Highland Games

Feb 18, 2019 clanbacon Oro Valley, Arizona

We've been to the Queen Mary a number of times for the annual Highlands Games event in February, and stayed on the ship. The boat is a living historic museum! Rooms are small and obviously old, but they have a charm about them. The various on-board restaurants and bars are neat, offering plenty of options for a meal or cocktails.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating You get what you pay for

Feb 15, 2019 Paul S Arkansas

stayed here while waiting to board a Carnival Cruise. This is an old ship in need of more renovation. The price was reasonable considering the area but you get what you py for. One night I had no hot water. The room temperature was either freezing or warm. The wall paper n the room was peeling. There was one outlet in the room with a power… Read more
stayed here while waiting to board a Carnival Cruise. This is an old ship in need of more renovation. The price was reasonable considering the area but you get what you py for. One night I had no hot water. The room temperature was either freezing or warm. The wall paper n the room was peeling. There was one outlet in the room with a power cube. There was no wifi in the room as you are down in the ship. It was convenient to go to the area for the cruise but it would have been just as easy to stay at a nicer place and take a cab over. The main bar area had excellent service. This was good but this former fine looking bar had four or five of the eats at the bar that were torn and in need of repair. The directions for getting around on the ship were not very good. There were a few elevators out of service that would have made getting around easier. the on board gym did look modern and clean Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A must see in Long Beach

Feb 15, 2019 notcarla Litchfield, Illinois

I walked through the Queen Mary independently and did not take one of the tours. It was still totally worth it. So much history on display with good signage especially in the infirmary. My favorite part were the short films called Voices of Queen Mary. Wonderful!! I also enjoyed the information shared by the gentlemen in the navigation room… Read more
I walked through the Queen Mary independently and did not take one of the tours. It was still totally worth it. So much history on display with good signage especially in the infirmary. My favorite part were the short films called Voices of Queen Mary. Wonderful!! I also enjoyed the information shared by the gentlemen in the navigation room about the methods of communication. The beauty of the ship has been maintained so it is easy to imagine its grandeur as an ocean liner. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating She's a grand old lady, what's not to love?

Feb 14, 2019 Baxterthetravelguy Victoria, Canada

Great ship, great tours, great gift shop, great history. Loved the artifacts from the film "The Darkest Hour". They nailed the war rooms as we've seen the real ones in London so well done. The 4-D film is a bit silly, not really even 3-D so the only effect is you get a bit wet and a poke in the back. Other than that it was a solid 7 hours of fun… Read more
Great ship, great tours, great gift shop, great history. Loved the artifacts from the film "The Darkest Hour". They nailed the war rooms as we've seen the real ones in London so well done. The 4-D film is a bit silly, not really even 3-D so the only effect is you get a bit wet and a poke in the back. Other than that it was a solid 7 hours of fun and I wish we'd had a bit more time so I could have stayed for dinner. Read less