Pros:We had a lot of problems with our stay aboard the Queen Mary. Thankfully the front desk reps. and managers did their best to help fix the issues and saved our trip. The views of Long Beach are lovely at night if you're lucky enough to get a porthole. It's cool to watch other boats float by in the harbor. Room service was lightning fast in the morning for breakfast and the food was good. Check-in and check-out was fast and easy compared to other hotels I've stayed at.
Cons:Once we arrived and checked in, we got to our room and discovered two twin beds even though I had booked a queen. An even bigger issue was the fact that the ship was hosting a wedding and a concert on the ship and it turned our room into a rattle chamber. The bass was so strong that our lightning fixtures were noisily vibrating, the entire room was shaking and we could clearly hear the music, DJ,and crowd blasting away as if they had set up the speakers in the next room over facing our direction and turned the volume up to 11. We immediately went back to the front desk and voiced our concerns. The front desk rep. was able to get us in another room, on a different floor, farther from the commotion, however no queen beds were available. While I transferred our belongings to the new room, my wife decided to speak with a manager about all the issues so far. The manager turned out to be a tremendous help and she made the rest of our stay as nice as it could be. She ended up finding us a queen bed(which I politely turned down because I didn't want to relocate a third time) and waived the facility fees for wi-fi and parking [side note: the "high speed" wi-fi is atrocious and I ended up just using my normal mobile data which was also horrible due to the fact that your in a metal boat]. After finding out that we were attempting to celebrate our anniversary, she also sent us champagne and chocolate dipped strawberries and gave us a credit on our bill to use for room service or the restaurant if we pleased. The rooms are, obviously, as old as the rest of the ship and in complete disrepair. I understand it's kind of a double-edged sword because the ship is a piece of history which they celebrate, but it's also operating as a hotel and therefore should probably be a little more presentable than a cheap motel. The room also needed a little more TLC when it came to cleanliness. There was residue from something that leaked down the front of the nightstand drawers, there were leftover hairs in the bathroom from a previous occupant, and the carpet was grimy and well-worn. All that said, the Queen Mary isn't the worst place I've stayed, but it is very very far from the best and from the cost of the rooms, that shouldn't be the case.