The Queen Mary - Long Beach

Stay at The Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA

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Historic Ocean Liner with Seafood Restaurants and Art-Deco Fixtures

The Queen Mary, which sailed its maiden voyage in 1936, is one of the most luxurious vessels to ever cruise the Atlantic. During its heyday, celebrities such as Bob Hope, Audrey Hepburn, and Fred Astaire boarded the grand ocean liner and, after it was transformed into a troopship during World War II, it became Winston Churchill’s choice carrier. The Queen Mary has since retired to the docks of Long Beach, California, and is now a premier floating hotel. The ship’s original features, such as mahogany paneling and nickel-plated doors, still evoke a glamorous art-deco vibe, and an assortment of onboard tours and exhibits chronicles her impressive maritime history.

Dining was a elegant affair when the Queen Mary ruled the seas, and this is still the case today. Hearty seafood cioppino and jambalayas coat spoons at Chelsea Chowder House & Bar, and chateaubriand steak dinners pair with panoramic ocean views 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, with its ginger-pear martinis and mango margaritas. The bar retains its 1930s vibe with torchiere lamps, original artwork, and live jazz music. During the day, unwind on the sun-soaked promenade or at the Queen Mary Spa.

This Getaway includes two tickets to the ship’s current exhibit, Diana: Legacy of a Princess. Assembled over the course of 30 years, this extraordinary collection showcases some of Princess Diana’s most treasured belongings, including handwritten letters, custom-made evening gowns, and the hard-carved wooden bench that Prince Charles gave her on their wedding day. The exhibition also profiles other members of the Windsor family through personal documents and royal memorabilia.

Long Beach, California: Outdoors, Arts, and Architectural Oddities

Less than an hour from tourist-clogged Hollywood and Disneyland, Long Beach offers a quieter experience, one distinguished by family-friendly attractions, art museums, and eclectic architecture. In the East Village arts district downtown, independent playhouses and art galleries line the streets. During an art walk held one Saturday a month, galleries, boutiques, and cafés stay open late and local artists display original works.

Long Beach's architecture has a unique 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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Amenities

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

Tips

  • “knotts is cool because its mello and the lines areint all jammed up and you dont have to deal with traffic to la on the 5 and i like universal but its to packed and have to fight traffic to get there (from oc) the queen mary mazes are the most fear inducing id say (very dark and you dont know whats comming next many corners and blinders and one maze specialy seamingly life threating lolo) this is the most grown up even id say, only thing is I would deffinatly not go if you dont plane on getting to fast pass for 20 dollares extra per person, man i felt bad for the peps in the regulare lines but we barely noticed because we were have sutch a great time, even after all the headach of getting inside, MAKE SURE YOU TAKE YOUR GROUPON TO THE TICKET BOOTH TICKET BOOTH TICKET BOOTH not the etrance line, you have to take the groupon to the TICKET BOOTH to get it stamped (and spend the extra 20 per ticket upgrade to fastpass at this time) then go get in the entry line,, also dont where anything that can be called costume jewler even cause they made my gf trash hers (unless you want to return to car, lol f that) so this i give a 10 but without the fast pass man your gonna hate it, hate it hate it, dont waste your time for real the fast pass is neccessity please listen, if its the only place you can make it for some reason, and you cant afford the fast pass i guess it could still be fun in that you can walk around and stuff but dont plan on doing one or maybe two mazes but your gonna be in line for like 2 hours as apposed to the fastpass its 20 mins tops, we got in at 9pm and have plenty of time to injoy all mazes (5) and stuff , drink and eat before you enter as usually food is overpriced for small servings and sodas and water are 3 bucks, thats another thing about the fast pass to you dont have to rush to get there, you can eat first somewhere get all set up then you dont get robed on food, speend the money on a fastpass instead spending a bunch on food inside, i think about 9;m entry was perfect timeing, dont bother takeing food in purses and dont take purfume ether they trash that anything that sprays anyway the golden rule here is "fastpass" i felt like a movie star passing those lines lol”

  • “Great tour, good food, fun ship; our daughter had a wonderful time”

  • “EVERYONE WAS VERY HELPFUL AND NICE. WE ENJOYED A GREAT BREAKFAST AND THE TOUR GUIDE WAS VERY INFORMATIVE. THE EXPERIENCE WAs great. told many people and they said they would like the chance to go.”

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The Fine Print

  • Valid only for night(s) purchased
  • 48hr cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable
  • No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate, no refunds, rescheduling, or rebooking allowed
  • Traveler name must match ID at time of check-in
  • No refunds will be processed by Groupon after check-in
  • Must be 21+ to check in
  • Not valid with reward points
  • Credit card required at check-in
  • 15.065% occupancy tax added at purchase.

Other Details

Room Details

Inner Stateroom

  • One king bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2
  • Adding occupants above standard: not allowed
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Some rooms have original art-deco accents

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 pounds may be added for an additional $50 per night.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are not available.
  • Room upgrades: upgrades may be available at check-in for an additional cost.

Getting There

  • By plane: 11 miles from Long Beach Airport (LGB); 23 miles from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
  • By transit: Long Beach Transit bus toward Passport, Queen Mary London Town stop
  • By cab: about $35 from LGB; about $70 from LAX
  • By car: about 25 miles south of Los Angeles

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