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Saga Motor Hotel

1633 East Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91106
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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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San Diego, CA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed here for his birthday weekend. We were given what I considered to be the best room in the place. We very much enjoyed the vintage look of the place with its 50's architecture, beautiful pool area, and sheltering palms and banana plants. The accommodations were quiet, clean, and comfortable. We were able to walk to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you like places with character this is great. The ceilings are low and the trees are tall. The room was clean, the bathroom was obviously new. Great shower. Towels were fine, regular motel towels. Staff was excellent and friendly. Breakfast was regular for a continental style, but there was a variety of choices. The area was safe and had... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I came across this hotel and booked it because of the good reviews. When I first drove up, I honestly thought "is this a horror movie set?" It was deserted and dated. But when I got in my room was very comfortable. The decorations remind me of someone's guest room--whatever they had left over went in the room. The walls... More 

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Evanston
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20 hotel reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a return visit from several years before and there has been no restoration since our last visit. This was a combination family, Christmas, and Rose Parade and Bowl stay and all went well. Temperatures were in the 30's in the morning but it was sunny. We had a poolside room but it was too cold for us to... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The trip of a lifetime to see the Rose Bowl parade and we couldn't have found a better place to stay! Booked a year in advance, on the parade route and a charming historic Route 66 hotel with a warm and friendly staff. Clean rooms, great view of the pool, Palm trees. Exactly what we hoped for this trip.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I recommend the Saga for traveler's who value easy access, proximity to the shops and schools along Colorado Boulevard and for guests of the annual New Year's Day Tournament of Roses Parade. It's floral, outdoor courtyard is small, although a treat to swim in. The nearby restaurants include several fast-food restaurants within walking distance and a few very short drives... More 

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Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Can't beat the price and cleanliness. The staff was friendly and helpful. Close to car rental companies and local attractions. We will stay at the Saga again next time we visit! Dry cleaning was great

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Eugene, Oregon
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

You'll like the Saga if (1) you are looking for a lower rate than other properties convenient to downtown Pasadena and the Rose Bowl, (2) you are more concerned with the quality of your room than the appearance of the public areas, (3) you want amenities like secure parking and wifi without having to pay extra for them, (4) you... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

I used to live in South Pasadena and recently returned for a 3 day visit and decided to try one of many Colorado Blvd motels. I booked online at a good rate. The room was a good size with a refrigerator but you need to go to the lobby for coffee maker or microwave and that is the only suggestion... More 

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Redwood City, California
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Upon the recommendation of the Pasadena Historic society, I booked 3 nights here while a friend and I toured Arts and Crafts neighborhoods during the Craftsman weekend. The elevator broke down when we checked in, so since I have claustropobia, I took the stairs to our 3rd floor room for the rest of the 3 days. While it is in... More 

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Address: 1633 East Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91106
Location: United States > California > Pasadena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 70
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Also Known As:
Saga Motor Pasadena
Hotel Saga Motor
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Pasadena
#3 Romantic Hotel in Pasadena
#8 Family Hotel in Pasadena

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