The Bottom Line
- Incredible decor
- Close to the Queen Mary, LB Cruise Terminal, Long Beach attractions, 710 Freeway
- Great on-site restaurant and bar with a view of the Queen Mary and city skyline
- Free Passport shuttle to Downtown Long Beach (and Blue Line Metro Station).
- Free WiFi
- There's not much within easy walking distance
- No screens to keep the mosquitoes out if you want to sleep with fresh air
- Noisy old air conditioners
- Pool loungers could use some padding
- Address: 700 Queensway Dr, Long Beach, CA 90802
- Phone: (562) 435-7676
- Neighborhood: Long Beach
- Room Rates: $139 and up (search for the best rates at kayak.com)
- Website: www.hotelmayalongbeach.com
- Property Amenities: Restaurant, lounge, pool, hot tub, cabanas, fitness center, business center, waterfront wedding terrace
- Room Amenities: iPod dock, fridge, coffee maker, mini-bar, balconies on most rooms, safe, free WiFi
- Extras: Beach cruiser bike loans, boat rental, water taxi, free shuttle to Downtown Long Beach, live music on weekend
- Parking: Self-parking for a moderate fee
- Discounts: Check kayak.com or look for online specials on the Hotel Maya website.
- Other: This is a non-smoking hotel, pets are welcome
Guide Review - Hotel Maya in Long Beach
Lazing by the pool feels worlds away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Long Beach, just across Queensway Bay. Glass panels around the pool help block the crisp breeze without ruining the view.
The Hotel Maya has 199 rooms and suites in 4 buildings, with the lobby, restaurant and function rooms in a 5th building. The pool is behind building 4. Most of the rooms have balconies with either a bay view or garden view, although the garden view is sometimes more parking lot.
The rooms are a comfortable size and the two-bed rooms have queen beds, which is nice if you're putting 2 people in a bed. Rooms with one bed have more seating. Coffee, a comfy robe, an ergonomic chair and plenty of desk outlets for my electronics made me a happy camper for the couple hours I needed to work in the room.
The Maya has great indoor and outdoor meeting and event spaces, although conference rooms with a view could lead to some serious daydreaming.
The hotel's Fuego Restaurant and bar has the best seats in town for a glass of sangria at sunset or brunch with live Latin music on the weekend.
There's a bike path that runs along the water's edge past the hotel, and you can borrow beach cruiser bikes to head over to the Queen Mary and the port, or across the bridge into downtown Long Beach, or to the miles of bike paths on the beach or along the LA River.