This grand cruise ship hasn't sailed since the 1960s; these days, it multitasks as a tourist attraction, event space, several eating and drinking spots (the bar is a wonderful Art Deco glory) and, of course, a hotel. Unsurprisingly, given the boat's age (it was built in 1936), the guest cabins aren't huge. But that's hardly the point: they're handsome, historic and nicely maintained.
Though Long Beach offers miles of beaches, you won't find many places to stay situated on the sand. You will, however, find a plentiful supply of Long Beach hotels close to the airport, convention center and cruise terminal (including the port to Catalina). Most are within walking distance of the harbor city's downtown area, which is particularly convenient if you plan on checking out the many things to do in Long Beach. Whether you're in town for the Grand Prix of Long Beach or an event at the convention center, consider a stay at one of these Long Beach hotels.
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