The Queen Mary-Old Ownership - Dark Harbor at The Queen Mary

Stay at The Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA, with Dates Available into July

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Historic Ocean Liner with Seafood Restaurants and Art-Deco Fixtures

After its maiden voyage in 1936, RMS Queen Mary became one of the most famous ocean liners in the world. In its heyday, celebrities such as Bob Hope, Audrey Hepburn, and Fred Astaire boarded the luxurious ship. During World War II, it was converted into a troopship, and after that, it became Winston Churchill’s choice carrier. The Queen Mary has since retired to the docks of Long Beach, California, and is now a floating hotel. It still evokes a glamorous Old-World vibe with its mahogany paneling and nickel-plated doors; you can learn about the ship’s history in an assortment of onboard tours and exhibits that chronicle its impressive maritime history.

Dining was an elegant affair when the Queen Mary ruled the seas, and this is still the case today. Enjoy hearty crab cakes and lobster tails at Chelsea Chowder House & Bar, or try chateaubriand steak dinners and get a nice view of the ocean at Sir Winston’s, a fine-dining restaurant. Housed in the boat’s former first-class lounge, the Observation Bar is the go-to spot for happy hour; it serves singapore slings, margaritas, and specialty craft cocktails. The bar retains its 1930s vibe with torchiere lamps, original artwork, and live jazz music. For an afternoon snack, British-style tea service is available daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the tea room, allowing passengers to sample tea sandwiches, fresh scones with clotted cream and jam, and petit fours along with a personal pot of loose-leaf tea.

The ship hosts a number of tours and attractions, including the Ghosts & Legends Show, which chronicles the Queen Mary's haunted past through stories of paranormal incidents and visits to the old boiler room. A series of rotating exhibits also make their way aboard. On display now, Diana: Legacy of a Princess showcases some of Princess Diana’s most treasured belongings, including handwritten letters, custom-made evening gowns, and the hand-carved wooden bench that Prince Charles gave her on their wedding day.

Long Beach, California: Art, Architecture, and the Historic Queen Mary

Fewer than 30 miles from much-visited Hollywood and Disneyland, Long Beach offers a quieter experience distinguished by art museums, eclectic architecture, and ocean-front scenery.

  • Bike along the coast: Take in the sights as you pedal along the Shoreline Pedestrian Bikepath, a paved 3-mile trail that hugs the coastline.
  • Best place to see a penguin: the Aquarium of the Pacific, which also houses a giant Pacific octopus, and more than 150 sharks, in addition to other mammals and fish that live in the Pacific Ocean.
  • Arts scene: In the East Village Arts District downtown, independent playhouses and art galleries line the streets. On the second Saturday of each month, the neighborhood hosts an art walk, as galleries, boutiques, and cafés stay open late and local artists display original works. L
  • Distinctive architecture: Geometry buffs can marvel at the distinctive Walter Pyramid sports arena, as well as the aptly named Skinny House at 708 Gladys Avenue, an extremely narrow structure—only 10 feet wide—reportedly built on a bet.

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What You Get

  • Stay for two in a inside king, inside twin, deluxe king, or double twin stateroom
  • Two tickets to the Diana: Legacy of a Princess
  • Dates into July

Policies and Fees

  • Reservations: Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased.
  • Cancellation policy: 48-hour cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable.
  • Taxes: 15.065% tax added at purchase.
  • Fees: $14.95 per night facilities fee due at checkout. Resort fee includes audio tour of the ship, children’s scavenger hunt, WiFi, fitness center access, and 50% off of select guided tours and attraction tickets. A portion of the facilities fee will be used for the restoration and preservation of the Queen Mary.
  • Rates may vary by date and are subject to availability.

No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate; no refunds, rescheduling, or rebooking allowed. Read the Fine Print for important info on offer details and other restrictions.


  • Seafood restaurants and cocktail lounge
  • Historical tours and exhibits
  • Original art-deco accents
  • Full-service spa
  • Sprawling sun deck
  • Fitness center
  • Dozens of shops

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Caroline B. · TOP REVIEWER
11 ratings   8 reviews  
· February 22, 2017
This was a very fun experience, & a great deal. My only issues were: there's nothing happening after 6 p.m. on the ship. It would be nice to have a show (stand-up or improv would be easy to set up), or live music, or even a game room where we can have drinks & snacks and play board games. Also, the first cabin we had needed repairs in the bathroom - the tub needed to be replaced or recoated, as it was peeling and badly stained. The staff was very nice and moved us to an upgraded room, so it all worked out. I would definitely do this again!


Melissa ·
2 ratings   2 reviews  
· January 9, 2017
Do the tours - very interesting and informative!


12 ratings   13 reviews  
· October 2, 2016
Extra room

The Fine Print

  • Date cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
  • 48-hour cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable
  • No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate
  • Traveler name must match ID at time of check-in
  • No refunds will be processed by Groupon after check-in
  • Must be 21 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at check-in
  • Not valid with reward points
  • 15.065% tax added at purchase
  • $14.95 per night facilities fee due at checkout.

Other Details

Room Details

Inside Stateroom King

  • One king bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2

Inside Stateroom Twin

  • Two twin beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2

Deluxe King Stateroom

  • One king bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 3
  • Adding occupants above standard: one additional guest can be added with a rollaway

Deluxe Double Twin Stateroom

  • Two twin beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 3
  • Adding occupants above standard: one additional guest can be added with a rollaway

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 4 p.m.
  • Check out: noon
  • Parking: self-parking available for an additional $17 per night; valet available for an additional $20 per night
  • Rollaways: available for an additional $15 per night
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets up to 25 lb. may be added for an additional $50 per night.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are not available.
  • Room upgrades: upgrades may be available during booking or at check-in for an additional cost.

Getting There

  • Nearest airports: Long Beach Airport (LGB; 11 miles); Los Angeles International Airport (LAX; 23 miles)
  • Transit information: Long Beach Transit bus toward Passport, Queen Mary London Town stop
  • Cab fare: about $35 from LGB; about $70 from LAX
  • Driving distance from L.A.: about 25 miles
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