Special rates at 9 Long Beach hotels: Queen Mary

Queen Mary

Are you coming to Long Beach for the Home Care and Hospice Conference and Expo? Check out our special rates at these 9 hotels. Also, come back soon because we’ll be posting information about each hotel on this blog.

The Queen Mary isn’t your typical hotel; it’s a former world-class ocean liner that offers a unique lodging experience. With authentic polished wood paneling, original 1930s artwork, and operable portholes, guests will catch a glimpse of transatlantic travel in days gone by. There are also rumors of paranormal activity aboard this legendary ship.

It has air-conditioned staterooms and suites, an onboard spa and shops, a fitness center, and a variety of dining options from snacks and casual meals to five-star dining. This is a smoke-free hotel that also offers WiFi.

NAHC has negotiated special rates starting at $189 per night at the Queen Mary. Click here for online registration and housing.

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Get to know Long Beach

Long Beach is an eclectic mix of urban sophistication and sunny beach resort, with numerous hotels, entertainment options, and restaurants within walking distance of the Convention Center. By the end of your trip you’ll know why it was voted as one of America’s “Most Walkable Cities.”

Queen Mary
Queen Mary, Credit: Destinations Magazine

More than 120 restaurants exist within an eight-block radius, so you’re sure to find something that pleases the palate – fresh seafood, Asian fusion, hearty burgers, and so much more. Eat in a casual café or dine in a beautiful, oceanfront restaurant. Have a relaxing drink by the pool, try a specialty cocktail, or enjoy a local craft brew. If you like live music you can find it on every corner in Long Beach. Just let your ears lead the way. Or, shake your groove thing at one of the many dance clubs. You can also shop ‘til you drop at retail centers, antique stores, and souvenir shops, or go vintage on midtown’s funky Fourth Street.

Stroll under the stars while you feel the Pacific Ocean breeze in your hair, or get some sand between your toes on the 5 ½ miles of beach. If you feel energetic you can try one of the many water sports including jet skiing and windsurfing, or go bike riding on one of the many scenic trails. With 345 days of sunshine each year and average temps of 74 degrees, you’ll want to get outside.

This “Urban Waterfront Playground” also boasts more than 40 attractions.

  • Visit the Aquarium of the Pacific, home to 1,000 animals in more than 50 exhibits. Learn about the future of our planet and see real-time ocean and weather data on a six-foot diameter globe.
  • Have a drink or spend the night on a luxury ocean liner. The historic Queen Mary is docked here, now serving as a hotel, restaurant, and one of the best haunted houses on the west coast during the Halloween season.
  • The Museum of Latin American Art is the only museum in the country dedicated to the contemporary art of Mexico, the Americas and the Spanish-speaking Caribbean.

Fun Facts

  • Long Beach was the site of four events during the Los Angeles Olympics — yachting, volleyball, fencing and archery
  • Since it’s only 25 miles south of Los Angeles, it’s a popular shooting location for TV shows and movies, including Star Trek, NCIS: Los Angeles, and Criminal Minds
  • The shipping port in Long Beach adjoins the Port of Los Angeles, the nation’s top container port and global model for sustainability

There’s no doubt you’ll have a great time in Long Beach. So the only question left to ask is, how will you fit it all in?

Stay tuned. In future posts we’ll provide more information about all the fantastic amenities Long Beach has to offer.

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