How can I get to Hotel Royal from LAX Airport?
Although there are many options such as Uber, Lyft, and Super Shuttle by far the most cost effective means is the brand new LAX Flyaway Bus that runs directly from the airport to the Long Beach Transit Center only 1.5 blocks from Hotel Royal. The service runs hourly between 5:30am and 9:30pm and costs only $7! Travel time is approximately 50 minutes, please click here for more details: http://www.lawa.org/FlyAway/content.aspx?id=13015
or call 1-866-iFlyLAX (1-866-435-9529)
What's a Shared Bath Suite?
Similar to Pension style hotels in Europe "Shared Bath Suites" do not have a toilet or bathtub/shower in them, only a sink and vanity for washing up, shaving, etc. The shared bath bathrooms are usually two to three doors down from the unit (not Jack and Jill), offer either a tub, shower, and have a locking full sized door that makes it private when you are using them. There are approximately 3 guests sharing each bathroom and you may use any one so you will rarely have to wait, and since they are cleaned twice daily its like not sharing at all...
Do all your rooms share a bath?
No, only shared bath units share a bath, all of our Kitchenette and Private Bath Studios have their own private bath.
What time is check in/out?
Check in is 3pm (15:00) and check out is 12pm.
May I check in early/store my bags, bikes, surfboard?
We never mind early check in but it depends on the previous night's guest. If you request in advance we will make every effort to prioritize the cleaning of your room but we cannot guarantee early check in. If we can't accommodate your early check in you are welcome to store your items with us anytime after 8am.
How close are you to the Convention Center?
We are 0.6 miles from the Long Beach Convention Center or a nice 10 to 15 minute walk down a nice street called Promenade (no cars).
How close are you to Metro Rail?
We are exactly 1 block from the Downtown Long Beach Metro Station.
Do you offer parking?
We offer off street parking 1/4 block away at City Lot East parking lot for $5 USD per night.
How far are you from the beach?
The beach is approximately 3 blocks away or a ten minute walk.
Will I need my car?
Depends what you like to do, LA is very much an auto based city so if you want to see Hollywood, Disneyland, Beverly Hills, etc. you will need a car. If you like local restaurants, shops, cafes, and galleries you will be very happy to either wander around by foot or use our bicycles to explore the beach bike path.
Where can I rent bicycles?
We offer bicycles on a first come first serve basis between the hours of 9am at 8pm for $5 per day. We provide locks but not helmets and guests must sign a waiver of liability prior to using the bikes.
Do you allow pets?
Although we love pets out of respect to our guests with allergies we do not allow them in the rooms.
What if I don't have a Kitchenette Suite but want to cook?
All guests may use our Community Kitchen which is fully stocked with pots, pans, spices, and has an oven, range, panini press, etc.
Is there a grocery/pharmacy/deli/Starbucks nearby?
Yes, there is a large supermarket called Vons with all of those services only 1.5 blocks away.
Do you provide breakfast?
We serve complimentary coffee and pastries starting at 7am.
How late may I check in?
We check in our guests until 8pm (20:00) but guests arriving later may check in via detailed self check in instructions.