Hotel Review: Westin Long Beach
The original plan was to make it to the hotel early, do early check-in, and then head out for some sightseeing. Unfortunately, my sisters decided they wanted to start doing sightseeing sooner rather than later, so once again this would be another hotel stay where I would be checking in after 10:00pm and checking out before 10:00am. Luckily for me, I can get a good feel for a hotel within the first 15 minutes; usually you can tell how a stay will go based upon how check-in goes.
I made it to the parking garage of the Westin Long Beach around 10:00 PM. I decided to do self-park. The parking garage was underground and it was packed. After driving around for what felt like 30 minutes, I finally found a spot. Had I found my way out, I would have just done valet as it was only just a little bit more expensive than the self-parking. I believe it was 18 for self-park and 21 for valet. So for $3 more plus tip I could have saved myself a lot of time and frustration.
I made my way to the check-in desk and was quickly helped by one of the four people working the desk on Saturday night. I was lucky enough to be upgraded to a one bedroom corner suite room that had an ocean view. The lobby was massive. It had a lot of seating and was very clean and clutter free.
The room did have a partial ocean view. By partial, I mean if you look through two tall buildings you can make out the ocean. I still believe I probably had one of the best views in the hotel.
The price of the prepaid rate for this hotel is currently at $149 a night. For the level of service, and the quality of food, I would say this was well worth it. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, post below in the comments.
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