The Queen Mary - Long Beach, CA

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Historic Ocean Liner with Dining, Attractions, 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 through 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 Restaurant & Lounge. 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. Tea service is available Thursday–Sunday 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 petits fours along with personal pots of tea.

The Grand Passport package included with this Getaway gives you access to a number of the ship’s tours and attractions. 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. The new model gallery features the original Bassett-Lowke builder’s model of the Queen Mary and other models dating from 1840.

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. Take in the sights as you pedal along the Shoreline Pedestrian Bikepath, a paved 3-mile trail that hugs the coastline. The path wends near the Aquarium of the Pacific, which houses penguins, a giant Pacific octopus, and more than 150 sharks, in addition to other mammals and fish that live in the Pacific Ocean.

One of Long Beach’s most iconic attractions floats in the harbor across the bay: the Queen Mary, a former ocean liner and current museum-hotel hybrid. Built in the early 1930s as a luxury liner for the wealthy elite, the Queen Mary was transformed into a troopship and painted camouflage gray during World War II. After nearly two more decades of civilian service, the ship retired to Long Beach. Today, thousands of annual visitors flock to the boat—which is larger than the Titanic—to embark on guided tours along its decks.

Back on land, 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. Long Beach’s architecture also has its own distinctive appeal. Geometry buffs may 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 an inside double-twin stateroom, inside king stateroom, deluxe double-twin stateroom, or deluxe king stateroom
  • Grand Passports for two per stay
  • Daily self-parking
  • Dates into October

Included in Grand Passport (all items are per stay):

  • Self-guided audio tour
  • Queen Mary historic exhibits
  • Choice of Ghosts and Legends show/tour or Haunted Encounters tour
  • Glory Days historical tour
  • Diana: Legacy of a Princess exhibit

Policies and Fees

  • Reservations: Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
  • Cancellation policy: 72-hour cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable.
  • Additional fees: $14.95 daily facilities fee added at purchase.
  • Rates may vary by date and are subject to availability

No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate; no refunds, rescheduling, or rebooking allowed.

Amenities

  • Restaurants and cocktail lounge
  • Historical tours and exhibits
  • Full-service spa
  • Sprawling sun deck
  • Fitness center
  • Gift shops

The Fine Print

  • Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
  • 72-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. $14.95 daily facilities fee added at purchase.

Other Details

Room Details

Inside Double-Twin Stateroom

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

Inside King Stateroom

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

Deluxe Double-Twin Stateroom

  • Two twin beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 3 with rollaway
  • Adding occupants above standard: $15 per night for rollaway

Deluxe King Stateroom

  • One king bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 3 with rollaway
  • Adding occupants above standard: $15 per night for rollaway

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 4 p.m.
  • Check out: 12 p.m.
  • Facilities fee includes: audio tour of the ship, children’s scavenger hunt, fitness center access, WiFi and 50% off select guided tours. A portion of the facilities fee will be used for the preservation of the Queen Mary.
  • Parking: daily self-parking for one vehicle included with Groupon; valet is available for $22 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 available.
  • Room upgrades: upgrades may be available by calling the property or at check-in for an additional cost.

Getting There

  • Nearest airports: Long Beach Airport (LGB; 12 miles) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX; 23 miles)
  • Cab fare: about $40 from LGB and $80 from LAX, including a 15% tip
  • Distance from Los Angeles: 26 miles

Traveler's Tips

  • Due to the historic nature of the ship, some areas, as well as several of the tours, require the use of stairs and are therefore not wheelchair accessible. The Princess Diana exhibit and the Ghosts & Legends show are both fully accessible.

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