The One about The Varden – A Boutique Hotel in Long Beach, California

For those looking to stay near Downtown Long Beach, definitely check out The Varden. Restored in 2014 by co-owners Larry Black and Charles Knowlton, many people passing by will notice the name “Dolly Varden” on top of the building. From what I have read, Dolly Varden was “an eccentric circus performer” and a wealthy admirer supposedly build the building for her.  Dolly Varden lived on the top floor of the […]

The One about Staying at the Comfort Inn & Suites Near Long Beach Convention Center

Having stayed at several hotels in the Long Beach area, this time I decided to stay at the Comfort Inn & Suites near Long Beach Convention Center. What was surprising was it was located near where I lived in Long Beach as a teenager. This simple budget hotel is 5.1 miles from the Long Beach Cruise Terminal, 4.5 miles from the Aquarium of the Pacific and 5.4 miles from California […]

The One about Watching the Sunrise during Breakfast at the PCH Club in Long Beach

  I stayed at the Golden Sails Hotel in Long Beach and for the most part, if you are going to Long Beach and need an affordable hotel near the Marina, this is the place! But my highlight was early in the morning, as I had breakfast at PCH Club (connected to the hotel). There is a great view of the marina and I had to experience the sunrise during […]