Prices are in Australian Dollars.
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of City Place Shopping Center, Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center, and Aquarium of the Pacific. RMS Queen Mary is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) away.
Pros: I have never had better service from any hotel even as a Platinum or Diamond Member of the big chains. The staff made my stay at the Varden nothing less than a pleasure.
Pros: Central to downtown long beach and the convention center. This staff here were all so nice and helpful. Orlando and Tracy (I think that's her name, smaller woman with a cute accent) were especially helpful while checking in. Rooms are cozy and AC was cold! They have a cute little lounge area where they offer wine certain hours of the day! I drank an entire bottle my first night. Great experience, my boyfriend and I will most definitely be staying here next time we come for a convention. Cons: Shower heads are a little intense. maybe too high?
Small, but great place and staffPros: One block from transit, two blocks from food. Staff was awesomeCons: Shower was only thing that was a little too tight of a squeeze.
Pros: the staff at the Varden is absolutely incredible. The owner is almost always present, and the staff clearly follows his approach to making guests feel welcome - friendly, full service, helpful. They generally work hard to exceed every expectations. Whether offering a bottle of water, asking how things are going, or helping with printing boarding passes and finding a good restaurant, they make you feel welcome, and ensure that your trip goes smoothly - great service, great renovation of an old hotel, unique property, and close to everything you need (wonderful and diverse cuisine, convention center, big box stores, if needed, etc.)Cons: There is nothing to not like!!!