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Saga Motor Hotel

1633 East Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91106
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Ranked #3 of 28 hotels in Pasadena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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San Diego, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This hotel is in a great location for visiting Los Angeles and Caltech. The rooms are big and clean equipped with tv and iron. The staff is very friendly and the breakfast is also good. Excellent value for money.

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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on a 10 day trip to the Los Angeles to San Francisco areas. Having been to L.A a dozen times before I thought I would roll the dice and keep our lodgings closer to Pasadena since it was a nicer area than other parts of L.A, and usually cheaper + good highway access. At the time, I thought... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place.........always stay here when we come for the Rose Bowl Flea Market........perfect place.........close to downtown Pasadena. Always get a room by the pool........love it.........nice clean rooms........comfy beds. All the front desk people are real friendly and help with anything you need to know about Pasadena. Will always stay here.

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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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72 reviews 72 reviews
19 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I just finished a 9 night stay here. The hotel is a little worn but has great retro charm. My rooms was clean, though it had a funky B & B smell. Fridge, flat screen TV, no microwave or coffee maker. great towels and toiletries. Pool is awesome and welcome after a hotel day. Breakfast very adequate - little bagels,... More

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Fresno , CA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Picked the Saga over a national chain, due to price and location, and great reviews. It has an old-school vibe to the property. Loved the plants and palms. Room was clean, everything in working order. It took some relocation in the room, but my tablet found wifi good enough. Room was quiet and bed comfy. There is a subway and... More

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80 reviews 80 reviews
14 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Saga has a retro feel and a very helpful staff. Rooms are small but clean. The flowers and trees on the property are a delight. It is walking distance to many good restaurants. The only drawback is that the mattress wasn't very comfortable; other than that, the Saga is a great place to stay.

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Seal Beach, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the greatest secret in Pasadena. It is located across from Pasadena City College directly on the parade route for the Rose Bowl Parade. The king bed was so comfortable that I slept 10 hours, unheard of in a strange bed. There were even books on bookshelves to read and borrow. Includes continental breakfast that had healthy items. Has... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I've had the opportunity to stay at this hotel a few times. Both times I was pleased with the cleanliness of the rooms and attentiveness of the staff. Think classic old style motor inn - and you will be on target. Plus side - free parking and wifi, breakfast (Although not remarkable), very convenient to Caltech. Pool to lounge by,... More

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Sacramento, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I've stayed here many times now because you'd be hard-pressed anywhere in the LA area to find a place this nice for this price. It's totally retro - which I love. The bathrooms aren't the Hilton, they're more circa 1980's. The beds are comfy and free of bed bugs.( Yes, LA has bed bugs. You should look on the bedbug... More

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Salem, Massachusetts
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61 hotel reviews
382 helpful votes 382 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Who ever is marketing this place as a "vintage experience" is a genius; it is really just a tired old workhorse. Very stiff uncomfortable beds with scratchy, thin sheets. The lovely pool kind of saves the day, once you are in that lovely water floating about, all your cares will drift away. Convenient to the Foothill Freeway and Old Pasadena.... More

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Address: 1633 East Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91106
Location: United States > California > Pasadena
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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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