Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018
Stayed at the Queen Mary from 23-26 Feb 2018 to celebrate two of my friends birthdays.
1) If you love Art Deco, the Greatest Generation or just old ships, this is a can't miss attraction. The Ship is gorgeous. She does have some rough spots but that is to be expected, and some sections normally open to the public are currently closed for renovations.
2) The staff was extremely courteous and helpful. The food and dining areas were some of the, if not the best I have ever had. I enjoyed Sir Winston's (need to dress appropriately), the Sunday Brunch, the forward bar,and room service. Just make sure you bring your checkbook as they can be pretty pricey.
3. The only downside I had to the experience was the hotel room itself. The booking website had a picture of the room if you chose the "King Size suite with a view of the harbor" as being a fully adorned room in its original style. This could not be further from reality. Supposedly that picture is of a possible upgrade you can do but is not mentioned until you get a confirmation email.
This is not to say the room was bad by any means, but it was not of the period, nor was it modern. It kind of looked like a room that had been filled by a Goodwill.
However, it was acceptable, it was made up and cleaned to perfection daily, room service was prompt when ordered etc.
As my friend put it, 'the room isn't spectacular so we have to get out and see the rest of the ship'
4) For the price of the room, it would have been nice to at least have a free tour package or a complimentary meal. Especially once the California occupancy taxes hit you on checkout day.
Overall 4 stars.