Staying at Hotel Maya & 4/19 Concert preview, Dining at Fuego, LB Watersports in Long Beach, April 2021

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What a fantastic visit to Hotel Maya we had recently. You feel like you are in a beach-side island resort that is so relaxing with beautiful views of the water, a fantastic Latin atmosphere and great food at their restaurant Fuego. There are so many amenities from the fitness center, swimming pool, ping pong, sand areas, fire pits, dog friendly, wifi, fresh made chocolate chip cookies, waters when you check in, smores and dogs allowed (both at minimal fees) business center to name some.

Fuego offers breakfast, lunch and dinner with indoor and outdoor seating. The outside is the place to sit with fantastic views of the water and downtown Long Beach.

For breakfast, we tried a variety of the yogurt with granola, omelet with potatoes and bacon, french toast and a couple pancakes. Enough for all 3 of us and plentiful.


The dinner was spectacular with the great atmosphere, views and wonderful service. The food was divine. We started with the fresh guacamole & salsa with chips as well as the fuego salad with a piece of salmon. For entrees, we went for the filet with mashed potatoes, burger with fries and pan roasted shrimp with crispy cauliflower and brussels sprouts. We tried sides of corn and the plantains. For dessert, go for the Mayan Legend baked chocolate chip cookie with ice cream. The restaurant is amazing and many people just come to dine when they are not staying at the hotel as well. Make your reservations as they do get booked up.

Overall, this is one of the best and favorite hotels of ours in the Southern California area.  The rooms are clean, comfortable and fabulous.    Photos by Sammy and Jaime Elliot


Hotel Maya’s Mayan Music Series Presents ‘FlashPants’

 In Its Inaugural Live Beach Concert On Thursday, April 29

FlashPants’ Flash Sale Is From Monday, April 19 to

Friday, April 23, While Tickets Last, Will Sale Out Quickly


Long Beach, Calif., (April 19, 2021) – Party like it’s pre-pandemic times back in 1989 with “FlashPants,” the bodacious 80’s cover tribute band playing live on the beach at the waterfront “Playa at the Maya” outdoor space at Hotel Maya a Doubletree by Hilton on Thursday, April 29 from 6-9 p.m.

Guests will party safely and socially-distanced while dancing the night away from a Deluxe Guestroom Balcony overlooking the Playa concert stage or VIP patio table seating by Fuego. Guestroom ticket packages are available starting at $399 plus tax and include overnight accommodations for up to four people in a deluxe ocean view room with a private balcony overlooking the Playa concert stage along with a Fuego welcome food and beverage amenity to get the party started. VIP tables require a food and beverage minimum starting at $150 plus tax and gratuity for two people.

For the “FlashPants flash sale Deluxe Guestroom Balcony Ticket Package, call 562-481-3917 and for the “FlashPants flash sale VIP Table Seating, call 562-481-3904.

FlashPants” has made multiple network television appearances, most recently winning ABC’s “The Gong Show” with celebrity judges Courtney Cox, Will Arnett and Isla Fisher. They have also been voted “Best Live Band” several years in a row by O.C. Weekly’s Readers Poll. The high-energy, Las Vegas-style 80’s entertainment act combines audience interaction with 80’s dance music that will have the crowd safely and socially-distance dancing the night away.

“The Mayan Music Series provides the perfect combination of social-distancing with safe, fun interaction for guests with the band on the beach from the balconies of our hotel rooms and adjacent outdoor areas,” said Greg Guthrie, General Manager at Hotel Maya – a DoubleTree by Hilton. “Playa at the Maya is the quintessential Southern California hot spot with the band playing on the beach and the Pacific Ocean and Queen Mary in the background. The views will be breathtaking and the music will transport the guests back to the fun-filled 80s.”

Fuego, the modern, Latin infused restaurant and lounge, offers a unique seaside setting featuring 13-foot-tall glass walls that fully retract with seating on the patio area. Fuego’s stunning open-air views and expansive patio seating include the Pacific Ocean, Long Beach skyline and Queen Mary. Reservations are required, there is a maximum table limit of 1 hour and 45 minutes and no parties of more than 6 people per table will be accepted. To make a reservation visit OpenTable, go to or call 562-481-3910.

Hotel Maya – a DoubleTree by Hilton is located at 700 Queensway Drive, Long Beach, CA 90802. For additional information or to make room reservations, please call 562-435-7676, visit, like or follow on

We had a great experience with Long Beach Watersports located right on the dock behind Fuego restaurant. The owner Brian was very hospitable along with his staff. We took out a waverunner and it was a blast. Kids can ride on the back and you can ride in the ocean watching your speed with the waves. They offer day tours to Catalina which sounds like a blast. For sure will have to try that on a future visit.

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