21 IDEAL Hotels Near Long Beach Cruise Terminal

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If your cruise is departing from Long Beach, California, you’ll probably need to stay the night at one of the hotels nearby.

Long Beach Cruise Terminal is part of the San Pedro Bay Port Complex but should not be confused with the San Pedro World Cruise Center, which is 7.7 miles further west. Both cruise terminals are part of the Port of Los Angeles. Home of the historic Queen Mary, the Terminal is mainly used by Carnival Cruise Line.

Some cruises board in the morning, and if you don’t live in the Los Angeles area, you’ll have to arrive in town the day before. That means you’ll need a place to stay for at least one night, so we’ve compiled a list of hotels near Long Beach Cruise Terminal.

If you have a later departure time for your cruise, it’s still smart to arrive the day before just in case you encounter any traffic or weather delays. Once you’ve arrived, you can relax at your hotel near the Cruise Port and enjoy a good night’s sleep.

You might want to extend your cruise vacation by staying a few days post-cruise and enjoying the beach and city sights. After all, you’ve already made the journey so why not add a few nights in a Long Beach hotel and make the most of your visit?

Since Long Beach is in the Los Angeles metro area, there are a huge number of hotels nearby in which you can stay. However, it can be hard to struggle through the masses of information and find the right hotel to suit your budget and cruise needs.

We’ve put together a comprehensive list of the best hotels near Long Beach Cruise Terminal to help you find the best one for you.

We have full details of budget hotels, luxury hotels, hotels near Long Beach Cruise Terminal, and hotels with shuttles, including price rating ($, $$ or $$$) and distance to the cruise port. You’ll definitely find the perfect Long Beach cruise hotel for you here!

Hotels Within Walking Distance

If you have plenty of time and not much luggage, why not walk from your hotel to the Long Beach Cruise Terminal?

Queen Mary Hotel
Queen Mary Hotel (Photo Credit: Juan Camilo Bernal / Shutterstock)

The Queen Mary

We have to start with one of the most iconic attractions In Long Beach as it’s also a hotel in Long Beach Cruise Port. The Queen Mary is a retired ocean liner with lots of fascinating history.

Since being retired, the ship has served as a Long Beach hotel and entertainment venue. The interior of the ship has been updated to include modern amenities such as flatscreen TVs and Wi-fi within the 347 Art Deco staterooms and suites. What better way to kick off your cruise than by spending the night on board this one-of-a-kind retired cruise ship?

  • Distance from cruise port: 0.1 miles
  • Address: 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach
  • Price: $$

Hotel Maya

Right on the water and as close as it gets to the Long Beach Cruise Terminal, Hotel Maya is highly rated due to its enviable waterfront location.

Relax by the pool, enjoy watersports and make use of the lush gardens, fitness center, gourmet restaurant and bar. One of the perks for guests is the complimentary shuttle bus that runs into town each day.

  • Distance from port: 0.6 miles
  • Address: 700 Queensway Drive, Long Beach
  • Price: $$$

More Hotels Near The Cruise Terminal

These Long Beach, CA hotels are a short taxi ride from the cruise port.

Long Beach, California
Long Beach, California (Photo Credit: trekandshoot / Shutterstock)

Inn at 50 Long Beach Convention Center

The centrally located Inn at 50 offers well-appointed rooms in a central location without breaking the bank. Breakfast and bike rentals are available, and there is paid parking nearby.

The rooms are well appointed with cable/satellite TV, microwave, refrigerator, safe, hairdryer and air-conditioning. Walk to the beach, visit outdoor cafes and shops and enjoy the fresh sea air from this two-star hotel near the Long Beach cruise terminal.

  • Distance from port: 2.3 miles
  • Address: 50 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach
  • Price: $$

Days Inn by Wyndham Long Beach City Center

Ideally located for cruisers passing through, Days Inn by Wyndham is modestly priced. All guest rooms have modern furnishings, air-conditioning, a work desk, microwave, refrigerator and coffee maker.

Free guest parking during your stay and a complimentary breakfast each day are nice perks before heading off on your cruise. There’s even a laundry onsite if you’re staying post-cruise.

  • Distance from port: 4.2 miles
  • Address: 1500 E. Pacific Coast Hwy, Long Beach
  • Price: $$

Hotel Royal

Located in downtown Long Beach near Alamitos Beach, Hotel Royal is a three-star Art Deco boutique hotel. Built in 1923, it has retained much of its original architectural design features.

Each room is decorated differently, and you can opt for a room or studio with a kitchenette. It offers a unique experience in the heart of Long Beach East Village Arts District, and breakfast is included in the room rate.

  • Distance from port: 2.2 miles
  • Address: 431 E. Broadway, Long Beach
  • Price: $$

The Westin

Enjoy a stay at The Westin before departing on your cruise and make the most of the excellent on-site amenities. There’s a gorgeous outdoor pool and hot tub, fitness center, bar, and gym, along with electric vehicle charging points at this surprisingly affordable hotel.

Rooms include a sofa bed for families along with cable TV, coffee maker, electric kettle, and refrigerator. Breakfast is available for guests, along with valet parking. There are plenty of pavement cafes, bars, and restaurants nearby for dinner and the Long Beach Cruise Terminal is a short taxi ride from the hotel.

  • Distance from port: 1.2 miles
  • Address: 333 E. Ocean Blvd, Long Beach
  • Price: $$

Cheap Hotels Near Long Beach Cruise Port

When it comes to Los Angeles, nothing’s cheap but we’ve found some of the best budget hotels near Long Beach Cruise Terminal.

Carnival Miracle at Long Beach
Photo Credit: Philip Pilosian / Shutterstock

Inn of Long Beach

The budget Inn of Long Beach is close to the cruise terminal and has a motel-style room surrounding a swimming pool. How cool is that! Air-conditioned rooms have a refrigerator and Wi-fi and free parking is available for the duration of your stay.

The East Village Arts District is 0.1 miles away, along with other well-known attractions and seafood restaurants. All this is just 2 miles from Long Beach Cruise Terminal!

  • Distance from port: 2.3 miles
  • Address: 185 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach
  • Price: $

Vagabond Inn

If you’re looking for a low-cost hotel near Long Beach Cruise Terminal, the Vagabond Inn is a reasonably priced two-star motel that includes free internet and breakfast.

Rooms are clean but a little dated, but they include a king-size or two queen-size beds, a desk, safe, and a TV. Located in downtown Long Beach close to beautiful Alamitos Beach, the inn is a short taxi ride from the cruise terminal.

  • Distance from port: 2.5 miles
  • Address: 150 Alamitos Ave, Long Beach
  • Price: $

Greenleaf Hotel

Greenleaf Hotel is a charming historic boutique hotel in downtown Long Beach just half a block from The Pike shops and restaurants. It’s close to the convention center and a short stroll from the beach.

Rooms in this historic building are clean and no-frills with a fan and mini refrigerator but there is no convenient parking nearby. If you’re simple looking for a place to rest your head, it’s a good option in an excellent location at a fair price.

  • Distance from port: 2.4 miles
  • Address: 63 Lime Ave, Long Beach
  • Price: $

Hotel Salina, Long Beach

The Hotel Salina is a well-priced two-star hotel in a residential area of Long Beach. It is 5 miles from the airport and a little further from Long Beach Cruise Terminal.

Hotel Salina has nicely furnished homely rooms with air-conditioning, a refrigerator, and Wi-fi. It offers free parking for guests during their stay. There are several restaurants within walking distance of the hotel along with attractions, including Rancho Los Cerritos and the Historical Society Museum of Long Beach.

  • Distance from port: 6.1 miles
  • Address: 3826 Long Beach Blvd, Long Beach
  • Price: $

Extended Stay America Los Angeles Long Beach Airport

For more space or a longer visit, Extended Stay America Hotel at Long Beach Airport is not one of the closest hotels near Long Beach Cruise Port, but it is within easy reach of the airport, just over 2 miles away.

Spacious rooms sleep up to 8 guests if you’re cruising as a family or group, and they have a handy kitchenette with a microwave and fridge. The room rate includes a grab-and-go breakfast and free parking during your stay. The money saved will pay for a taxi to the Long Beach Cruise Terminal on the day you sail.

  • Distance from port: 6.6 miles
  • Address: 4105 E. Willow St, Long Beach
  • Price: $

Luxury Hotels Near Long Beach Cruise Terminal

Long Beach Hotels
Long Beach Hotels (Photo Credit: Andrew Zarivny / Shutterstock)

Hyatt Centric Long Beach

The Hyatt Centric Hotel is right across the river from the cruise terminal and steps from the surf. It’s surrounded by side-walk cafes, shops, and art galleries in “The Pike,” a popular outdoor shopping mall near Long Beach Cruise Terminal.

This luxury four-star hotel has a gym, rooftop pool, and lounge bar. Well-appointed rooms include a bathrobe, blackout curtains, cable/satellite TV, refrigerator, and coffee maker – everything you need for the night before you sail.

  • Distance from port: 1.6 miles
  • Address: 285 Bay St, Long Beach
  • Price: $$$

Renaissance Hotel Long Beach

The artsy Renaissance Hotel Long Beach is trendy and updated and has excellent reviews. The best views of the cruise terminal are from the aptly named “Queen Mary View Room,” which has a balcony overlooking the terminal.

Enjoy the swimming pool, sun terrace, fitness room and lounge bar, and the stunning views of course! Some rooms include a whirlpool tub for a relaxing soak, and breakfast can be ordered in your room if you wish.

  • Distance from port: 1.8 miles
  • Address: 111 East Ocean Blvd, Long Beach
  • Price: $$$

Dockside Boat and Bed

Enterprising owners in Long Beach are offering luxury bed and breakfast accommodation on private boats with Dockside Boat and Bed. It’s a great way to get your sea legs before your cruise! Let the waves lull you to sleep on a luxury yacht moored in the marina at Rainbow Harbor.

The galley is stocked with bottled water and complimentary snacks, as well as a continental breakfast. There are over 20 restaurants, shops, a movie theater, and Aquarium just a rope’s throw from the yacht.

  • Distance from port: 2.1 miles
  • Address: 316 E. Shoreline Drive Dock 5, Long Beach
  • Price: $$$

Hotels with Shuttle Service

These hotels near Long Beach Cruise Terminal offer complimentary shuttles to the airport and/or cruise terminal.

Things to do in Long Beach CA
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Golden Sails Hotel

Golden Sails Hotel combines comfort with value and offers a shuttle service to and from the airport 4 miles away. Rooms have air-con, flatscreen TV, free Wi-Fi, and balconies offer stunning views of the marina, landscaped courtyard, and pool.

In addition to the restaurant and banquet hall, the hotel also has an on-site nightclub for convenient night-time entertainment during your stay.

  • Distance from port: 6.7 miles
  • Address: 3285 East Pacific Coast Hwy, Long Beach
  • Price: $

Residence Inn Long Beach Airport

Further from the cruise terminal, this Residence Inn near Long Beach Airport offers modern rooms at an affordable price. It also runs a complimentary shuttle to and from the airport for those arriving by air. They also offer a 7-day “Park Here” package for cruisers.

The hotel has an outdoor pool and gym, beach chairs, and an onsite shop. It’s just 2.5 miles from the airport and close to Universal Studios and the Long Beach Cruise Terminal.

  • Distance from port: 6.8 miles
  • Address: 4111 East Willow Street, Long Beach
  • Price: $$

Hotels near Long Beach Cruise Port with Cruise Parking

It’s often cheaper to book a Stay and Cruise Package at a hotel than to book cruise parking separately. Check these out!

Long Beach Cruise Terminal Parking
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Hilton Long Beach

The Hilton Long Beach has the assurance of quality furnishings and first-class service in this three-star hotel near Long Beach Cruise Terminal. “The Pike” shopping center, waterfront attractions, side-walk cafes, and scenic walks can all be enjoyed nearby.

Rooms have been recently renovated and include a safe, iPod docking station, refrigerator, and coffee/tea maker. This three-star hotel also offers Stay and Park Cruise packages, so get in touch for an all-inclusive price.

  • Distance from port: 1.9 miles
  • Address: 701 West Ocean Blvd, Long Beach
  • Price: $$

Courtyard by Marriott Long Beach Downtown

The Courtyard by Marriott Hotel in Long Beach is close to the cruise terminal as well as right on the beautiful beach. Modestly priced but big on amenities, it has comfortably furnished rooms with sofa beds as well as double beds with luxury bed linens and deep mattresses.

This family-friendly hotel welcomes children and pets. There’s a heated pool, gym, and kids club activities as well as special menus for youngsters, making it ideal for cruising families.

The Courtyard also offers a Park and Sail package for cruisers heading to Long Beach Cruise Terminal. It includes a night’s stay and parking. You will have to pay for a taxi or Uber, but it still works out cheaper than parking at the cruise terminals.

  • Distance from port: 2.2 miles
  • Address: 500 East 1st Street, Long Beach
  • Price: $$

Best Western Plus at Convention Center

Deceptively upmarket, the Best Western Plus Hotel has all the modern amenities you would expect of a midrange hotel near Long Beach Cruise Terminal. Spacious modern rooms are furnished with a refrigerator, desk, and free Wi-Fi.

The hotel has an outdoor pool, fitness center, 24-hour reception, business center, and bike rentals for getting around. Guests are treated to a complimentary breakfast each morning.

This Best Western also offers a modest daily rate of around $19 for parking while you’re on your cruise. Even with a taxi, it still works out cheaper than parking at the cruise terminal.

  • Distance from port: 2.2 miles
  • Address: 517 E. 1st Street, Long Beach
  • Price: $$

Residence Inn Long Beach Downtown

Just a short distance from the cruise port, this Residence Inn by Marriott is right on the water. You may even be able to see your cruise ship when it arrives in port. This all-suite hotel means all the accommodation includes spacious sitting areas with an additional sofa bed, making it ideal for families setting sail.

The kitchenette includes a dishwasher, refrigerator, microwave, and kettle for fixing snacks and drinks. This hotel near Long Beach Cruise Terminal offers a Park and Sail package with one free night’s parking and then $15 per night after that. It offers secure parking and peace of mind. Just organize a taxi to and from the port.

  • Distance from port: 0.9 miles
  • Address: 600 Queensway Drive, Long Beach
  • Price: $$$

Holiday Inn Long Beach Airport

The Holiday Inn near Long Beach Airport is another well-priced hotel with high standards, modern rooms, and a shuttle to and from the airport (2.4 miles away) and the Long Beach Cruise Terminal (7 miles away).

The Park and Cruise Package includes a night’s stay with cruise parking, and the shuttle to and from the cruise ship is a nice perk. There’s a lounge bar, restaurant, and fitness center onsite. Rooms include a refrigerator, a safe, an iPod docking station, and safe on-demand movies.

  • Distance from port: 6.8 miles
  • Address: 2640 N. Lakewood Blvd, Long Beach
  • Price: $$

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the cheapest hotel near the Long Beach Cruise Terminal?

The Vagabond Inn is a reasonably priced two-star motel near Long Beach Cruise Terminal, and it includes free internet and breakfast.

What’s the most popular hotel to stay at for Long Beach Cruises?

The Queen Mary and Hotel Maya are two of the most popular hotels for visitors departing on a cruise. That’s probably because they’re both very close to the terminal, and offer nice rooms and unique experiences.

How far is LAX International Airport from Long Beach?

LAX is just over 20 miles from Long Beach. The drive takes 40-60 minutes, depending on traffic.

Can I leave my car at the hotel?

Some hotels allow their guests to leave their cars at the hotel and provide a courtesy shuttle to the cruise terminal, but most don’t. Be sure to check with the hotel before you book your room. Check out hotels with all-inclusive Stay, Park and Cruise packages for the best deals.

My hotel offers free parking while I cruise. What kind of security does their parking lot have?

You’ll have to ask the hotel for that information. Each one is different.

Will there be an airport shuttle for my hotel?

Some larger hotels offer free pick-up at the airport and/or shuttle services to the Long Beach cruise terminal. However, these services may change without notice, so be sure to check before you book. Some long Beach hotels also offer shuttle rides to the major attractions in Long Beach.

Do any of the hotels in Long Beach offer special rates for Cruise passengers?

No. While several hotels will allow you to use their parking lot as part of a Stay and Cruise package, none of them offer a discount on room rates for cruise passengers on a regular basis. It’s always possible that a hotel will run a special, limited-time promotion, so it’s worth checking periodically.

What kind of cruises does the Queen Mary offer?

None. The Queen Mary is a retired cruise ship and is permanently docked at Long Beach. You can enjoy the excellent restaurant and hotel on board, but you won’t be cruising anywhere on the Queen Mary.

Do I have to book a cruise to stay at these hotels?

You can stay at any hotel in Long Beach without booking a cruise, including the Queen Mary and Hotel Maya, which are the closest hotels to the Terminal.

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