Sunday, April 26, 2009

Hotel: Marriott Residence Inn Long Beach

City: Long Beach, California
Chain: Marriott
Property: Marriott Residence Inn - Long Beach
Address: 4111 E Willow St, Long Beach, CA 90815
Phone Number: (562) 595-0909

Check Out: April 2009

6 stars out of 10

Typical Residence Inn experience (which means good things as well as bad things). Right off the 405, very close to Long Beach airport. Some remodeling was going on while I was there. The rooms are more like studio apartments than hotels, and they do a happy hour each night and free breakfast like Hampton Inn.


  • Safety: 1
  • Dining: 0.5 (breakfast only)
  • Bar: 0
  • Internet: 1 (free, wired)
  • Wireless in Common Areas: 0 (I think)
  • Work Space, Power: 0.5 (power was not convenient to desks/tables)
  • Shower: 1
  • Air Conditioning, Bed: 1
  • Common Areas: 1
Total: 6

Directions: Off I-5 south of Disneyland exits (College Drive?)

Last Visit: August 2008 ($150)

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Tuesday, April 14, 2009


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Some added functionality is that you can create a network of fellow travelers with whom you would like to share this information - great for your colleagues. It sends notifications and alerts as you are going to be in the same city.

Because Tripit keeps track of all your flights I'm going to remove the flight records here that have no details and move them to Tripit. I'll leave the ones where I provide some descriptive information.