A reader asks: Who is eligible for the “HOTEL” beach pass discount? [Guest Author]

How much does a season beach pass cost? And how much does a season “HOTEL” beach pass cost?

According to the RFP for this summer’s beach pass there appear to be 2 classes of passes for “HOTEL PASS”, looking at the ecode online, I do not see the cost for that class of beach pass enumerated. Do guests to one of the hotels get some kind of discount on the season or daily admission?

Are overnight guests of residents eligible for the same discount, or are only those staying in the hotel eligible?  Would seem that a person staying overnight as my guest would have the same economic impact (or even more as I have very high tastes) on businesses in town as a hotel guest.  The only exception being the hotel room expense, is this some type of gift to the hotels?  More benefits for DFD’s at the expense of year round residents?

J)5500 DARK GREY cards with white lettering consecutively numbered, Prefix OBP15-001 up with Gray Watermark  reading: HOTEL SEASON PASS 2015 VALID ONLY WITH ROOM KEY

K)25,000 MAROON cards with white lettering  consecutively numbered, Prefix OBP15-00001 up with  Gray Watermark reading: HOTEL PASS 2015 VALID ON DAY PUNCH  ONLY WITH ROOM KEY

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12 thoughts on “A reader asks: Who is eligible for the “HOTEL” beach pass discount? [Guest Author]”

  1. I’m assuming. Yes I understand assuming.

    When you go on vacation and stay at a hotel the guests are given perks. A park pass for the day, museum entrance etc. It’s included in your cost of stay. The hotel may buy bulk day passes for season for guests. A different color and must be shown with room key.

    Think this is a good thing. Why would you stay at a beach hotel if you had to go out of your way to buy a beach pass? I’m on vacation! 🙂 Give me my pass and a lounge chair with umbrella.

  2. All hotel guests must show a room key with the pass so it isn’t given to people just dining or walking into the hotel. Day passes are the same as economy (10 passes for $80) and season passes are sameasresident family (2 adults $60) from what I understand. Sane rates as anybody else in long beach but must shows room key-I’ve witnessed this be enforced multiple times last summer!

  3. season passes are for the room (2 per room) and get returned or guest gets charged. Day passes are for anybody else that stay above the two person quota (ex: a child between 13-17). I asked a beach park person last summer.

  4. So the hotel pays $60 for a 2 person season pass for a double occupancy room. Normally, those same two people would pay a combined $24 per day had they not stayed in a hotel. 3 days and the city gets $72. Lets say the room is rented a total of 50 days in-season by two adults, that equates to $600 in day pass fees. but we’re willing to accept only $60? Doesn’t the hotel raise its rates in the summer and shouldn’t they pass the cost of a beach pass along to the customer and not pass it along to a resident taxpayer? Multiply this across every room in the place and it sure looks like we’re at the losing end once again, no?

  5. From the RFP
    “5,500 DARK GREY cards with white lettering consecutively numbered, Prefix OBP15-001 up with Gray Watermark reading: HOTEL SEASON PASS 2015 VALID ONLY WITH ROOM KEY
    25,000 MAROON cards with white lettering consecutively numbered, Prefix OBP15-00001 up with Gray Watermark reading: HOTEL PASS 2015 VALID ON DAY PUNCH ONLY WITH ROOM KEY

    Five thousand Five hundred season passes for hotel guests????
    Why are we giving away money???? If the hotels want to give beach passes to their guests, then they should raise the seasonal room rates to cover the cost. Instead, in the infinite wisdom of the City, let’s not only burden the taxpayer with the added costs, but lose money on top of it.

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