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Long Beach Hotel Opens Its Doors

New lodge at former site of Jackson Hotel expected to open 136 rooms.

The Long Beach Hotel, at 405 E. Broadway, opened on Thursday. (Credit: Joseph Kellard)
The Long Beach Hotel, at 405 E. Broadway, opened on Thursday. (Credit: Joseph Kellard)

There’s a new lodge in Long Beach.  

The Long Beach Hotel opened Thursday at the former site of the Jackson Hotel, at 405 E. Broadway. Seventh-five rooms and a full service bar were made available on Wednesday, and a grand opening is scheduled for Memorial Day weekend, Jackie Salorio, sales and event manager at the hotel, told Patch on Friday.

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The plan is to open a total of 136 rooms and a full-service restaurant and bar, the latter of which is partially outdoors. There will also be a lounge and banquet space for events, including bar mitzvahs, weddings and seminars.

“We can break down the room if people need to do a small meeting or need a boardroom and events like that,” Salorio said. “We can have corporate menus and social menus. So we’re really full service.”

Room rates are between $149 and $199 a night, depending on the season, occupancy and demand.

“We plan to be a very Long Beach-friendly, surfer-friendly and family-friendly and affordable destination,” Salorio said.   Asked about the potential for a nightclub at the site, she said one is in the works. “We have to see what the demands are, because we have the space,” she said.  

Salorio noted that the hotel is open to community members and hearing their ideas. “We want to try to make everyone happy and we want to have a fun place for everyone to come,” she said.

The Jackson, a 60,000-square-foot hotel that was built during the 1920’s, was on the market for five years when David Kadosh of 405 Hotel LLC purchased the building for $5.2 million in July 2012. Kadosh is a former dentist who lives in Lawrence. 

Over the past decade there were unsuccessful attempts to either convert the hotel to condominiums or demolish and replace it with condos, and the building was used briefly to house homeless families through funding from the Nassau County Department of Social Services before the city cited the hotel with violations for improper use.  

barry greene May 18, 2013 at 10:25 PM
where will the valet parking PUT THE CARS? why a bar/nightclub right next to residential? real bear is correct. doesn't the board even try to care about the town? or are zapsins clients immune from the laws? very sad
Leonard Bauman May 18, 2013 at 10:43 PM
Old Man Michael Zapson spells his name "ZAPSON" NOT Zapsin. Please spell Old Man Zapson's name correctly because he is a mean old geezer and will sue you if you defame his sorry old self.
Merrick7 May 19, 2013 at 02:10 AM
wow such a negativity how about pride and hope for long beach to rebuild into a destination one building at a time
Richard Horn May 19, 2013 at 06:38 AM
Okay, Merrick. How about if the City of Long Beach took some pride in what was being built. How about the City of LOng Beach was considerate of its residents.. How about if the City of Long Beach doesn't try to subdivide lots in the canal. How about if the City of Long Beach actually cared about the residents. And, I do hope the hotel will be a success or we will start going back to the bad old early 70's. Some of us old foggies remember those days, not always too fondly. Though, there was no parking problem back then.
Curt C May 19, 2013 at 07:08 AM
Where's the parking??.....I also hope they clear up the Valet on E.Broadway, it was a pain to get around them where they didn't care about obstructing the road for cars to go thru.
Hamburger May 19, 2013 at 07:27 AM
I say good: maybe the place will draw people out of the west end.
barry greene May 19, 2013 at 09:50 AM
zapson. got it. I agree with merrick. there should be pride and positive thoughts. there is a flaw with the hope though. you have mindlessly corrupt people controlling the fate of your hopes. you have the fate of the town in the hands of very greedy and highly dubious people who have a track record of damaging this town. the reason these people only gain power for short periods is directly related to their stupidity and the harm that they usually inflict on our town. three tax increases in 17 months. tons of borrowing. a SEVEN year deal for our cops. not a nail hammered for our boardwalk. the whole zapson team working in city hall. this is cause for hope? my respect to you merrick, but i'm worried the other shoe has yet to drop.
Jonathan Kaplan May 19, 2013 at 12:16 PM
Parking is a big issue, is there any place where they can have people park in town and run a shuttle bus to and from this hotel?
Jonathan Kaplan May 19, 2013 at 12:17 PM
I'm thinking maybe by the Rec Center there is plenty of unused parking
ANON May 19, 2013 at 12:25 PM
give the place a chance
Gus Kasakas May 19, 2013 at 02:43 PM
REPEAL BIGGERT-WATERS BILL EFFORT GROWING: Get involved. The patch should be all over this. http://www.heraldguide.com/details.php?id=12562
Gus Kasakas May 19, 2013 at 02:43 PM
REPEAL BIGGERT-WATERS FLOOD INSURANCE BILL: Link Get involved. The patch should be all over this. http://www.heraldguide.com/details.php?id=12562
delete me May 20, 2013 at 08:03 AM
Jonathan Kaplan May 19, 2013 at 12:16 pm "Parking is a big issue, is there any place where they can have people park in town and run a shuttle bus to and from this hotel?" Jonathan there already is a shuttle but no one uses it because the city has yet to campaign for public transport. Too bad, it sure would alleviate this alleged parking issue people are yapping about.
CM May 20, 2013 at 10:11 AM
I am all for developing Long Beach in a thoughtful and planned manner. Not haphazardly. I also think the City Council should start putting quality of life issues at the top of their agenda when making decisions about what happens in the city. They clearly don't factor that into their decision making - what there is of it. I too hope this does not become another welfare dumping ground. It was a dump before it became this "new" Long Beach Hotel. I remember how rotten LB was in the 70s. All those SROs on the boarwalk and all the empty store fronts and derilict houses. Times are tough and the impact of Sandy has taken an even bigger toll on the City's and people's finances and the city council should be very careful to protect against a downward slide for the community. I hope they have the smarts to do it.
MAK May 20, 2013 at 12:59 PM
when will the ugly and broken jackson hotel sign be taken down?
barry greene May 20, 2013 at 08:31 PM
amazing. I love the clamoring for public transportation. this is long island. public transportation is limited because this is NOT nyc. development is supposed to be well thought out because ZONING is supposed to offer protection to residential areas. it is not to be flaunted by party leaders for personal gain. the thoughts of residents should be heard. lack of parking SHOULD have been an issue. in the suburbs people CANNOT rely on public transportation to get to and from work. they have a RIGHT to own and operate their vehicles and they should be able to have reasonable access to parking. this should be a reasonable expectation, but in lb thelaws don't seem to apply. very sad
Jonathan Kaplan May 20, 2013 at 10:04 PM
I wasn't really thinking public transportation should provide a shuttle for this hotel. The hotel should get a shuttle bus, and a driver (+1 job created woohoo) and then pay for the use of parking in another part of town where there's more room, like by the bay at the rec center (more funds into the town coffers woo hoo win number 2).
Beachguy May 20, 2013 at 10:44 PM
The City can't co ordinate the buses with the LIRR for much of the day. This is symptomatic of the way things are run here. And unless this place offers really amazing attractions why would anyone drive to the bayside of town to park, then wait for a bus , then take a 10-15 minute ride a bar? Unless they are giving away free hamburgers.
Gus Kasakas May 20, 2013 at 11:01 PM
They will be shuttling nut jobs, crackheads and hos from Hempstead there by years end at 199 bucks a nite and the taxpayers will get the bill. This is a Trojan Horse play. Open a hotel and then turn it section 8. They WANT the hotel to fail....................dont you get it ?
Jonathan Kaplan May 20, 2013 at 11:31 PM
Beachguy : Who doesn't like free hamburgers?
Beachguy May 21, 2013 at 08:05 AM
Joey Chestnut and The Handwerkers
Charlie K May 21, 2013 at 08:07 AM
Was there last night. The owner and the bartender could not have been more welcoming. I will definitely be spending a lot of time there this summer. One other note, drink prices are nothi g compared to the overpriced Allegria.
TD2003 May 21, 2013 at 10:11 AM
I was also there last night and agree with Charlie. Fingers crossed it all works out for the best.
ssuesuenc May 22, 2013 at 10:03 AM
It's another option for people from all over to stay and have a good time while helping the local economy. Why not give it a chance people?
delete me May 22, 2013 at 10:03 AM
Barry Green do you consider Long Beach a suburb?
djs May 22, 2013 at 10:15 AM
Way better than the dump prior. looks nice and they are obviously trying to 'up' the property. ++ it brings some jobs into the hood. best of luck, I'll walk down for a drink this weekend
Joel Scott May 29, 2013 at 03:23 PM
Bottom line is the hotel predates everyone else. This was zoned for a hotel and associated events. So of tired of hearing NIMBY from people who came after the fact. A private person, bought property, zoned for a hotel and has a right to make his profit.
Lido resident June 02, 2013 at 01:38 PM
Exactly Joel. And on top of that I went their the other night and it was a reasonably priced, nice little place. A very nice addition to the town.
kelly June 14, 2013 at 06:28 AM
The negativity is surprising. I'm a personal friend of the owners and I can assure you they are not looking to do any kind of hotel to section 8 switch-a-roo. LOL. Regarding parking, they have just invested in an offsite parking lot so as to not take up all of the limited parking on East Broadway and will have a driver shuttle the valets back and forth rather that ask the guests to wait on a shuttle. Thanks for those who were positive and well wishing.
delete me June 17, 2013 at 10:55 PM
went with another couple on Saturday for a pre-nagahama cocktail. i was content with the wine list for a long beach location (i ordered a Torrontés varietal), the staff was friendly and it was a non-scene as far as bars go. We will go again. I already booked room for visiting friends in july. super happy to have the long beach hotel in my neighborhood!

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