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Saga Motor Hotel

1633 East Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91106
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Ranked #4 of 28 hotels in Pasadena
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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New Jersey
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71 reviews 71 reviews
19 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We loved our stay at The Saga and would def return. Our room on the 3rd floor was spacious and very clean, in fact the whole place is surprisingly clean considering the age of the buildings. Elevator was quick. The pool looked well maintained though we didn't have time to swim. Landscaping is meticulously manicured. Breakfast in a bright sunny... More

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109 reviews 109 reviews
47 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Saga is located less than 2 miles down Colorado Blvd from all the action of old town... but there's plenty of fun things within a few steps of the front door - for starters, an excellent flea market on the first Sunday of the month right across the street at Pasadena City College, a cool, immaculate campus worth walking... More

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Chillicothe, Ohio
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location, clean and cozy rooms, nice pool...basically everything you could want in Pasadena! It's close to good shops and restaurants, so you can either walk around or drive somewhere (parking is free - bonus!). The rooms aren't anything fancy, but the beds are comfy enough for a good night's sleep. The pool and tables/chairs on the deck are clean,... More

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Littleton, Colorado
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best value for the money around. Rooms are extremely clean and cozy. The building is very well maintained and has mid-century charm, and great architectural details. Close by big name hotels look dirty dingy and depressing when you see them from the street ( don't know about inside) I love the beautiful gardens and trees on the Saga property. Pool... More

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Sunny California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Second time staying at the Saga Motor Hotel--a mid-century modern gem in Pasadena. The room was clean and simple. Free WiFi. We ate our free continental breakfast poolside! Amazingly good coffee. Front desk recommended the Organic Novel Cafe--just a short walk from the Saga on same side of street. Great food and live entertainment on Thurs, Friday and Saturday. Starbucks... More

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New York City, New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

The Saga is truly an authentic little hotel. The rooms are nothing special, but they make up for it with amazing hospitality and service. One feels transported to a motel in the 60s on Route 66 (I believe Colorado Blvd was Rt 66 way back) and it has that charm. Continental breakfast is also more that what I expected, bagels,... More

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Santa Monica, California
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31 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

We stay at the Saga Motor Hotel whenever we are in Pasadena. It is helpful to have a car when staying there but not absolutely necessary. There are a number of fast food restaurants nearby. Pasadena City College and California Institute of Technology are nearby. Staff is always kind. There is a small continental breakfast from 6-9am every morning. Parking... More

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Saint Augustine, Florida
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

We were looking for an affordable hotel in Pasadena for the BCS National Championship game, and were about to think that we would have to give up on the 'affordable' part, until we found the Saga! It isn't fancy, but it's adorable! I don't believe I have ever stayed in a friendlier environment with such accommodating staff. We called several... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We stayed at this motel over New Years. As others have noted what this motel has going for it is location, location, and location. We booked Rose Parade seats from Sharp Seating and had seats directly across the street from the motel. Band Fest and post parade transportation is located at City College – across the street from the motel.... More

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Norman, Oklahoma
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Stayed two nights. Rooms are comfortable and clean, and the staff is very friendly. The rooms are a little dated, but for the price and location you can't do any better than this! Many restaurants and bars are easily within walking distance.

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Also Known As:
Saga Motor Pasadena
Hotel Saga Motor
Address: 1633 East Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91106
Location: United States > California > Pasadena
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Pasadena
#9 Family Hotel in Pasadena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Built in the 1950's, the historic Saga Motor Hotel is known as the timeless jewel of Pasadena California. The Saga Features spacious rooms with a country feel, lovely courtyard pool area Located on the world famous Tournament of Roses Parade route, the Saga a is a premier destination. ... more   less 
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