“Old Hollywood Glamour”
Back in its day, the The Queen Mary Hotel was such a massive speed-machine she made ships like the Titanic look like a tugboat. Today old Queeny has become one of the most visited water-worthy hotels, hosting some of the world's most famous movie stars and politicians, but with all of that fame and luxury comes a dark side…
The 1000-foot ship hit the waves in 1936, after years of construction. Unfortunately the luxurious life aboard the Queen didn’t last long, because by 1939 the ship was transformed and sent off to war to carry 800,000 soldiers. During her time as a war vessel, she survived a mid-sea collision, traveled more than 600,000 miles, and was an integral part of the D-Day invasion.
After all that, the Queen Mary went back to being the amazing luxury liner she was born to be, until 1967 when she completed her 1001 Atlantic crossing, and came to her final resting place at Long Beach. That’s when the strange stuff started…
Since 1936, the Queen Mary has witnessed 49 recorded deaths, and after years in the service the unrecorded deaths probably doubled that, so it’s no surprise that the ship has plenty of ghost stories. The Queen Mary supposedly has 150 different sprits lurking its halls, waiting to make contact with the living. Some of the more famous areas of the ship include “Door 13” located in the ships engine room, 50-feet below the surface of the water. The massive engine room door has crushed not one, but two men to death in its iron jaws. One of its victims was an unnamed 18-year-old boy who has been witnessed walking the alley near the door, wearing a pair of dark blue overalls.
The staterooms are also a hotbed of ghostly activity. Many have witnessed a tall shadowy man who paces back and forth inside first-class. The ghosts of waiters, children, and event he sound of a baby crying is often heard echoing from the darkness of the staterooms.
The most famous ghosts associated with the Queen Mary are the children who have died in the poolrooms over the years. Jackie, the sprit of a talkative little girl, is most often experienced by visitors to the second-class poolroom. More often than not Jackie is heard rather than seen, but if you follow her wet-footprints they always lead to the pool. Time and time again people have captured her quiet voice interacting with the groups who pass through.
If you don’t believe me, that’s okay, you can investigate the rumors of hauntings yourself. The Mary offers visitors loads of daytime and nighttime ghost hunts, tours, and investigations to some of the most famous sections of the ship to search for signs of sprit. If you’re going to be in Long Beach and you’re looking for a hotel that isn’t conventional, why not bunk up at the Queen Mary, and who knows, maybe you’ll bump into the “other” guests too. -Roadtrippers
The majestic Queen Mary offers you the chance to step back in time aboard one of the most famous ocean liners in history. Going back to the days where steamships were the quickest and most elegant way to travel, the Queen Mary was the first choice for the elite of high society. Today, you can journey back in time and enjoy the authentic and unique experience offered at our Long Beach hotel and attraction. Used multiple times in the Television series "Arrested Development"
The Queen Mary offers a 314-room Art Deco Hotel, meeting & banquet facilities, three award-winning ocean view restaurants, a variety of tours, unique shops, and much more.
I was a passenger on this ship when I was 10years old in1964 with my family sailing from Southhampton to New York I can remember when I boarded and till we arrived in New York , we was on D deck my father my brother and I shared a cabin and my mother and sister shared another and we sailed for nearly 5 days.The Queen Mary was and still is a magnificent ship I was proud to be on I still have the passenger list and menus and a avid collector of the ships memorabilia.I can surely recommend the stay there and enjoy the excellence and the atmosphere surrounded by history as I did when I was on the ocean waves I will one day come over from the U.K and love to stay on RMS The Queen Mary in the near future.
If you like travelling through time and love the feeling of living in another era, then I would strongly recommend the Queen Mary Hotel to you.
Such a different experience to spend a night or more on board. The whole environment is very well maintained and clean and the rooms are very nice. The only thing that disappointed us was the size of the bed we were suppose to sleep. We as a couple had a double bed which roughly fit us.Despite all this, the whole experience was great and the food at the restaurant delicious.
Staff is great and very polite, helpful and willing to chat with you and get to know you whenever possible.
The Queen Mary is considered to be one of the most haunted hotels in the U.S. due to the fact that it allegedly has a plethora of psychic “hot spots.” Here’s the rundown: The pool is reportedly haunted by the spirits of two women who drowned there in both the 1930s and 1960s; a woman in white haunts the Queen’s Salon; and a man in a 1930s suit has been seen roaming around the First Class Suites.
The Queen Mary is an interesting and relaxing place to visit. Tour the ship and imagine what it was like to be on the Queen Mary sailing across the ocean. There are a lot of stories of famous passengers, not so famous passengers, the military days, and hauntings to fascinate everyone. As a hotel destination it is somewhat lacking. If you want to be able to say you stayed abroad the Queen Mary, then give it a night, but the accommodations are, of course, old and sometimes cramped. The tours are okay. Nothing more than that. Overall, an interesting destination that should not be missed. There is a lot to see and one could easily spend the day there.
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The Queen Mary Hotel
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