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“Don't stay at Colonial Pool And Spa Motel, Long Beach, CA” 1 of 5 bubbles
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Colonial Motel
Ranked #45 of 56 Hotels in Long Beach
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Don't stay at Colonial Pool And Spa Motel, Long Beach, CA”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2007

I Booked this hotel from Hotels.com. The name and features sound good and the web pictures are nice but in reality this is a hotel with rundown rooms in a medeocre part of town. I stayed 2007 Labor day weekend and had cancellation cost so unfortunately I stayed 2 days:

Here are some specific issues I encountered:
1) Room not made up (was out the whole day and came back to room at 10PM & room was not made up)
2) Severe Black Ant infestation
3) Broken Lamp Bulb (fluorescent bulb so toxic mercury vapor prossibly still in room)
4) Several broken fixtures and non functional wall plugs
5) Sections of bathroom floor visibly not cleaned in very long time

Talked to hotel manager upon checkout said he would fix everything but when I asked to be compensated primarily for issue 1) he gave me the following answers to my complaints:

Item 1) "You did not put the 'Make up room sign'"
Item 2) Bug spray is available at the lobby
Item 3) & 4) An electrician was available 24 hours a day

My advise is stay clear of booking rooms on the net at hotels that are not part of a hotel chain . You have few avenues of recourse when things go wrong.

  • Liked — Spartan but OK breakfast
  • Disliked — Dirty Room, Broken fixtures
  • Stayed September 2007, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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3 Thank TravelGuyBayArea
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quillabamba2
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2007

First time in Long Beach, this Motel is located at an area that after 5 pm, is hard to walk with out encountering people drinking and just not safe.
The place needs a total renovation.

  • Liked — nothing
  • Disliked — everything
  • Stayed May 2007, travelled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 Thank quillabamba2
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2007

I used to live in Long Beach, and was homeless, living in motels for a few months back in 2003. Back then this was a very dirty disgusting place full of drug dealers and prostitutes. i wouldn't even stay there when I was homeless. I left after looking in the room. It is in one of the worst areas of Long Beach where there are prostitutes constanty parading up and down PCH.
They may have made the place look better since then, but the neighborhood is still the same. Just a warning....

  • Stayed March 2007, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2006

A sparse hotel on the edge of some of the seedier parts of Long Beach. The room was clean, but very small, the walls covered in mirrors to make the room feel larger than the double bed the four walls couple barely contain. Do yourself a favor - spend an extra few bucks and stay somewhere nicer.

  • Stayed July 2005, travelled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank UM-STL
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western mass
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2006

It was the worst place my parents have ever seen--very dirty. No glasses, no room service, no way to make a phone call to reach someone staying there. . .

  • Liked — leaving it
  • Stayed November 2006, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Property: Colonial Motel
Address: 802 E Pacific Coast Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90806-5624
Region: United States > California > Long Beach
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #45 of 56 Hotels in Long Beach
Price range (per night): $103 - $113
Hotel Class:1 star — Colonial Motel 1*
Number of rooms: 60
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