Ratings based on 607 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.3 out of 5
90% of guests recommend
4.7 Room cleanliness
4.8 Service & staff
4.0 Room comfort
4.4 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Phoenix, AZ

"Minimalist" means "tiny"

Posted Jul 22, 2016
The service from the staff is excellent. The location is convenient for many business or leisure activities in Long Beach. The rooms are clean and modern. That being said, the rooms are very small. Perhaps suitabe for one person for a short stay but not enough room for a couple. Only a full size bed, no way to get in and out of the bed on one side, no room for an open suitcase, etc.-- just not what we expected in a modern hotel today.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Colorado

Close and quiet

Posted Jul 19, 2016
Pros: Quiet and just off the beaten path to be out of the way.
You can’t ask for more helpful staff and management. Close to the convention center and very clean. Love this place every time.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler from central Virginia

Nice extras, Keurig, fruit, and wine & cheese.

Posted Jul 18, 2016
Pros: Nice clean, modern decor, and the little extras like unlimited Keurig coffees, fruit throughout the day, and the wine and cheese snack in the afternoo
Cons: Everything was great, besides some distracting noise of a very active (intimate) couple in a neighboring room. Should contemplate some sound proofing.
Location: Lots of shops and restaurants within a few blocks.
A great place to rest and relax during a business trip.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Great remodel of a 1929 hotel

Posted Jul 8, 2016
Staff extremely friendly and helpful. Bed very comfortable. Nice touches in the lobby to make guests feel welcome...coffee/tea and fresh fruit 24/7, wine in the evening, continental breakfast.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Toronto

Boutique hotel in the heart of an eclectic city

Posted Jul 8, 2016
The Varden is a charming hotel in the middle of the city. The staff was amazing. Both Tracy and Norman were very friendly, professional and hospitable. The experience was great from check-in to check-out.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from denver

walking distance to Convention Center

Posted Jul 5, 2016
Pros: quaint but updated
Location: nice hole in the wall mexican food and bakery next door
very courteous and helpful desk staff; continental breakfast and wine at happy hour was nice touch.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Westminster, CO

Clean, efficient little hotel

Posted Jun 21, 2016
Pros: Clean, efficient, inexpensive
Cons: Plenty of things, but then it wouldn't be inexpensive.
Location: Right in the middle of downtown Long Beach, on the light rail line to LA. Everything is there.
The Varden is great efficiency hotel. Anyone seeking amenities are bound to be disappointed, but if you're in downtown Long Beach and just want a clean room, it's perfect.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler from d

Wonderful staff

Posted Jun 19, 2016
Best part was the incredibly attentive, kind, and genuine staff. Only negative was lack of electrical outlets (#2) and very small room. Very very clean. Even cleaning personel were kind
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Austin, Texas

Beautiful hotel close to downtown Long Beach

Posted May 31, 2016
Pros: Everything! Location, price and comfortable beds
Cons: I did not see an elevator. Might be inconvenient if you have the upper floors and you have a heavy luggage.
Location: There is always activities downtown and plenty of places to eat. nearby the Metro Rail and bus rides
I was surprised how nice and clean this hotel is. It is also withing walking distance to a lot of places to eat and The Promenade of long Beach. I very nice location with their own private parking lot. The rooms are really very chic with the most comfortable bed and pillows. The rooms are just right and perfect for a night's rest. They have free coffee and tea anytime. There is a continental breakfast in the morning and cocktails in the evening with some snacks. Really quaint and affordable. The staff are also very pleasing and helpful. I highly recommend this gem of a hotel.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Nice hotel

Posted May 31, 2016
Cute hotel. Very very clean. Attractive and nicely decorated contemporary rooms. The hotel itself...and staff was excellent. However my neighbors upstairs were a bit loud. Guess you can't always control that. All in alla very pleasant stay.