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Saga Motor Hotel

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1633 East Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91106
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Came to Pasadena for the Rose Bowl festivities, and got just what I was looking for in a motel. I did not want a big chain hotel far from the events that required me to drive to participate. The parade goes right by Saga, there are stores and restaurants very close, and Old Town Pasadena is a reasonable walk. Getting... More 

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Aguas Calientes, Peru
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20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

I stayed here while at a conference at Caltech, The motel is in a nice location. The room was clean and I had no problem checking in or out. Its a bit far from the old town but it is in a good location for the university.

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Salt Spring Island, B.C.
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Quiet, comfortable, clean, a little rough around the edges and old. I can’t really figure out if I am reviewing myself or this Motor Hotel which was constructed in 1957. After reading reviews on Tripadvisor for several months, we decided to book the Saga Motor Hotel for our stay in the Pasadena area. I was very happy to see, at... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

While this hotel is out dated, it has a comfortable feel to it. After a long day of rushing around LA, coming back to Saga, with its relaxed feel and friendly staff, was just what I needed. Also, for a hotel with free wi-fi, a decent breakfast, and a pool, the price it great!

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Toronto, Canada
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

We had a great night at the Saga Motor Hotel on the last night of our Route 66 motoring adventure. Shared the evening with a couple we had been travelling with at a Persian restaurant about a block away. Staff was helpful. Room was clean and spacious. Especially liked being able to open both foors to allow flow through ventilation.... More 

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Liverpool
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

This is a great motel in a wonderful area of LA – Pasadena is top notch and the centre (about 20 mins walk away) has some great shops and super bars. And right next door to the hotel are some good bars and restaurants. Plus points: Location (immediate vicinity and Pasadena), free parking, swimming pool (a good size and clean),... More 

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Corona del Mar, California
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133 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

This is such a well preserved classic motel. We stay here to avoid driving home to the beach after a party or event in town. It is veery close to the Huntington Library. Free parking right next to the rooms. The pool area is relaxing and we have not found it noisy. Ask for a lower floor room by the... More 

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San Bernardino, California
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Needed a place to stay for the week before the Rose Parade. Most hotels charged an insane amount of money for a room that should cost no more than $120 a night .This hotel is outlier. It is like stepping back in time with this hotel, from the decor, to the elevator to the manual room key. While it looks... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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20 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Stayed overnight before our final day on Route 66. Good sized room, clean bathroom, tv and fridge. No coffee machine or microwave but coffee and hot water available in reception. Nice little pool surrounded by Palm trees. Breakfast served in reception from 6am, plenty of choice. Good high speed internet.

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Barstow, California
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

This was the first motel I called when we found out we were going to the Rose Bowl. Very clean and reasonable with lots of character! Now we are regulars. Shutters on the windows, quirky studio pictures and breezeways make this a country get-away in historic Pasadena. Right on the Parade of Roses route.

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