Hotels near Queen Mary | Best Western of Long Beach
Loved by millions, and world famous, the Queen Mary
is one of the best-known Long Beach attractions, and if you’re staying at the Best Western of Long Beach,
you’re only minutes away from its hallowed hull! Simply speak with our friendly staff
to arrange complimentary shuttle service
to and from this magnificent, maritime attraction.
The RMS Queen Mary was bigger, faster and more powerful than her predecessor, the Titanic, and lived a long life that included 1,001
successful Atlantic crossings. Built at the John Brown shipyard on the Clyde, Scotland in 1937, she held the record for the fastest-ever
north Atlantic crossing, and for three years carried the rich and famous across the Atlantic in great luxury. Now Queen Mary rests in the
Long Beach harbor, converted into a tourist attraction.
Today, tour guides' voices echo in the empty engine room, where 27 boilers once generated a whopping 160,000 horsepower. On the dining room wall,
a map tracked the position of the Queen Mary and her sister ship, the Queen Elizabeth as passengers anticipated their passing in mid-ocean. While
she’s not the scale of today's mega-cruise liners, the Queen Mary is an elegant reminder of a bygone era. Visitors have several options for exploring this mighty vessel: