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Long Beach, California
Reviewed 21 December 2016

We intentionally stayed on one of the older (but bigger) boats, the Merry Berry, because it had the best view off the seating area in the back ( see the photos). There was just the two of us, but the boat would easily sleep four. Check-in was good. The view was awesome! The boat however, is old, so It did...

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boatandbed, Owner at Dockside Boat and Bed, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. You are correct that the Merry Berry is an older boat, and most boats seem to have a "boat" smell. In the Winter months it's harder to properly air out the boats and bring in the lovely fresh salt air. But we are glad you enjoyed the boat's premier location and the restaurants in the...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 26 November 2016

This would easily be a 5 star rating if it wasn't for our check-in experience. The accommodations were nice, Kim was great and over the phone Lindsey was extremely friendly. However,when my daughter and I check-in this week we were met by Kent. Kent walked up to my daughter,introduced himself,shook her hand all while I was standing right next to...

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boatandbed, Owner at Dockside Boat and Bed, responded to this review

We are so disheartened that your entire stay was mired by your check in. When I checked your daughter in, I greeted both of you. You seemed quiet and content to let your daughter handle the check in. There was never any intention of ignoring you or making you feel uncomfortable. We do tend to focus the check in procedure...

Long Beach, California
Reviewed 31 July 2016

My family and I live in Long Beach and wanted to do something fun and different with our kids. So we booked a weekend getaway at Dockside Boat and Bed. We had a fabulous time. My kids loved being steps away from the Aquarium and the lighthouse. The yacht was clean and fully stocked. The manager even brought over a...

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boatandbed, Owner at Dockside Boat and Bed, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are so glad you and your family enjoyed your stay and our central location to the Aquarium and the Lighthouse. We love when we get locals, it's fun to play tourist in our town and have a fun getaway without the lengthy travel time. We look forward to welcoming you aboard again in the...

Houghton
Reviewed 28 April 2016

Very nice stay on a working yacht without leaving the dock. Stayed on the biggest boat they had, 3 bedroom 2 bath, very nice breakfast brought to the boat. Restaurants and activities within walking distance. DVR with a selection of movies to watch on 4 different tvs. Would recommend if this is on your bucket list.

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Reviewed 2 February 2016

My partner and I stayed on the Ranita for a night this past weekend. The yacht is older, but it is very well kept and very beautiful, with an amazing view of the Queen Mary and Shoreline Village. It has a full fridge and freezer, microwave, toaster oven, and coffee maker. The dining area was cozy and cute. The living...

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boatandbed, Owner at Dockside Boat and Bed, responded to this review

Emma, thank you for taking the time to leave your review. While we are delighted that you enjoyed the boat and it's amenities and our location, we are so sorry about your concerns of gas fumes. In the 8 years we have had the Ranita, we have never had a guest with such a strong reaction. The boat is a...

Long Beach, California
Reviewed 10 December 2015

This is one of the most fun "hotels" I've ever stayed in. You actually stay on a yacht! I live in Long Beach and I've still stayed here twice. The boats are large, you've got a small kitchen, a living room, dining area and possibly 2 cabins depending on the size of boat that you book. It's right in the...

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boatandbed, Owner at Dockside Boat and Bed, responded to this review

Wow ! Thanks for your very kind words. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and really "got" the full Dockside experience. We aim to provide you with a memorable, relaxing and unique adventure and it sounds like you got it ! Feel free to share your thoughts with friends and we look forward to welcoming you aboard...

Reviewed 8 December 2015

Booked a yacht for myself and three other college students who were attending an international conference at the convention center. The boat was in excellent condition, clean, very comfortable and the breakfast basket was really good. The view of the water and boats was so pretty at night. If you want to experience Cali in luxury at a very affordable...

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boatandbed, Owner at Dockside Boat and Bed, responded to this review

Nancy, thanks for taking the time to leave your review. So glad you chose us for your accommodations for your conference. People sometimes do not realize how close we are to the Convention Center. Happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and all our amenities. We hope to welcome you back, be it for business or pleasure !

Lagos, Nigeria
Reviewed 3 November 2015 via mobile

We stayed for two nights on the "Merry Berry" located at the end of the dock so with an excellent view of the surrounding area and the Queen Mary. Check in was easy and courteous & complimentary overnight car parking was available a short walk away. The boat was fully equipped with complimentary tea, coffee & snacks, an excellent breakfast...

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boatandbed, Owner at Dockside Boat and Bed, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with others. We are grateful you enjoyed your stay and appreciated our amenities. We would love the chance to welcome you aboard again soon.

Los Angeles
Reviewed 4 August 2015

I wrote a positive review after our 2 nite stay last February. We had such a good time then that we decided to make it our week long summer vacation destination. So glad we did as Rainbow Harbor really comes alive in the summer. LOTS to do and even a week wasn't really enough. The cost is about the same...

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boatandbed, Owner at Dockside Boat and Bed, responded to this review

Thank you Bud ! You were both an absolute delight to have. We love guests that "get it" and you both made the most of all the area has to offer. We hope you will think of us again when you need a quiet getaway.

Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 22 July 2015

What a perfect way to spend a relaxing afternoon and night, after 2 nights in Huntington Beach, then 2 more in Catalina, quiet is what we needed! We were on the Sea Peepers which has the best view from the end of the dock. Check in was a breeze. The host was a pleasure to work with. I recommend this...

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boatandbed, Owner at Dockside Boat and Bed, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind review ! We are so delighted to hear you experienced the peace and quiet you were looking for. We love to offer our guests a departure from their crazy, hectic lives. We hope to have you back again in the future !

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A bed & breakfast on private,dockside yachts. Located in the beautiful Rainbow Harbor, steps from dining & entertainment. A perfect, unique getaway. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dockside Boat and Bed

Address: 316 E Shoreline Dr, Dock 5, Long Beach, CA 90802-4598
Region: United States > California > Long Beach
Price Range: €169 - €223 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Dockside Boat Hotel Long Beach
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“stay on the water!”
KrisK861, 12 May 2017 | Read review
“All five yachts are in the water at the waterfront, beaches are nearby. You can view them on the website both interior and exterior.”
tonyv203, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Choose either Sea Peepers or Merry Berry for the best unobstructed views.”
KakaWaka, 28 Dec 2016 | Read review
“They have newer (nicer) boats, but this one has the best view.”
res02krs, 20 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Not sure if the other Yachts have this same problem, but avoid the Ranita!”
K9066LAemmac, 2 Feb 2016 | Read review
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