Downtown Long Beach has relatively few historic accommodations, but the Turret House B&B
(556 Chestnut Ave.
, 562-624-1991) is a great little find, set in a residential area a few blocks west of Pacific Avenue and the Blue Line Light Rail into downtown Los Angeles. This meticulously restored Victorian with five guestrooms dates to 1906 and has budget-friendly rates starting at just $79 nightly. All rooms have private baths and satellite TV, and there's free Wi-Fi throughout the house. The inn is also pet-friendly, and a Continental breakfast buffet is included.