Ratings based on 314 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.3 out of 5
92% of guests recommend
4.7 Room cleanliness
4.8 Service & staff
4.0 Room comfort
4.5 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Jeff from Corona CA

Super small rooms, but very nicely appointed.

Posted Apr 13, 2014
Pros: Location - very close to restaurants and night life. Cleanliness - very clean Atmosphere - recently remodeled, contemporary rooms
Cons: Parking - limited space and not gated
Location: Very close to Pine Avenue, short walk to the Pike and the Marina
If space is not an issue, this is a great little hotel. The staff was very accommodating, and the rooms were very clean. I got to experience the world's smallest sink and shower (seriously i have bigger bathrooms on cruise ships), but i must say, the experience was very enjoyable overall. I did not realize i was staying over Gran Prix weekend, so the rates were a bit high. They seemed very reasonable other times of the year.
2 out of 5
by rick from boise

Took us 10 minutes to determine NO WAY

Posted Mar 28, 2014
Sketchy part of town - no night walking here. Climb two flights of stairs to a small small room predominantly occupied by a bed. Screen covered windows with no view. the bathroom mirror is higher than my wife. Reminds me a youth hostel... with an adult price.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Shirley from New Orleans

Immaculate, stylish, comfy

Posted Mar 19, 2014
Pros: Internet search for lodging in Long Beach.
Cons: The shower curtain rings should be closed loops. The hooks get caught at the bent in the shower curtain. Otherwise, shower was divine.
Location: Convenient to Metro train. Not especially walkable neighborhood, but many restaurants within super-easy walk. Shopping within few blocks' walk.
Very small jewel box of a hotel. Everything is sleek, pleasing, functional, immaculate. Rooms are small but lack nothing in amenities, comfort, style or quality. Staff are all top-notch -- attentive, professional, and sweet. Parking is steps from the front door, and the hotel is on the metro line, across the street from a stop. Price is great.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Good, but small

Posted Mar 19, 2014
A great concept, but could have been better built. If your not looking to spend any time in your room, this is a well priced place to sleep. Very friendly staff, good WiFi included and the complimentary wine in the evening was a nice touch. But the bed was very small and there was a lot of noise between rooms - the place has very thin walls! OK for one person, but too small for a couple.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Jullie from GLENDALE, CA

"Excellence" is the word

Posted Mar 12, 2014
The only thing we can say is that our experience at The Varden has been delightful. We truly recommend it; it is just perfect
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Business Travelers
by A verified traveler

Basics done very well

Posted Mar 10, 2014
The hotel was very clean and nice. Excellent customer service. Perfect for business travelers. Euro boutique style. I would absolutley stay here again
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Nice little place

Posted Feb 18, 2014
In the downtown area and walking distance to nice restaurants. Clean comfortable rooms. Staff was very friendly and welcoming.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Scott from Upland, Ca.

Cool little hotel near the waterfront in LB

Posted Feb 17, 2014
My girlfriend and I really enjoyed our short stay at the Varden. If you are ok with economy of space, then it's a great place to stay. My only gripe was we had kind of noisy neighbors, but that isn't the fault of the hotel or it's staff. We thought the staff was extra helpful and friendly. Recommended!
2 out of 5
by xochi from california

Room way to small !!

Posted Feb 8, 2014
Staff was nice but the room way to small to b call a hotel
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Ana G from Edmonton, AB

Nice little hotel.

Posted Feb 6, 2014
Pros: The service was excellent and they offer coffee, tea and light snakes twice a day.
Cons: The rooms are really small
Location: There are all kinds of restaurants around
The building is little and a kind of old but has been renovated and the rooms are nice and clean... small, european style