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Saga Motor Hotel

1633 East Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91106
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Ranked #4 of 29 Hotels in Pasadena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    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
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Fort Worth, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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68 reviews 68 reviews
21 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Spring Creek, NV
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family & I stayed here on 10/11 to attend the Rose Bowl Flea Market. We enjoyed it. No nitpicking on anything other than the bathroom in Room 118 needs a fan. As others have stated, the rooms have been been remodeled & overall are very nice. Other than the lack of a bathroom fan, we had no complaints. The... More

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Orlando, FL USA
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68 reviews 68 reviews
19 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As fans of the Midcentury Modern era the Saga Motor Hotel has the exterior look that appealed to my wife and me. At first I thought the retro look was intentional, but after I got into the room it appeared that the hotel just happened to update some aspects and kept some of the other more retro aspects. While the... More

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Thousand Oaks, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great find for my wife and I. Price was a consideration, but we loved the throwback atmosphere. This place is classic, but the rooms are updated, clean and the staff is excellent. We were running 30 minutes late and they let us hit the breakfast after close. Definitely coming back to this one.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I chose this place over a larger chain for my stay in pasadena last weekend. boy was that a mistake. the things that made me want to stay here: inexpensive free wifi free breakfast nice looking pool close enough to my destination, even though further than the other options the free wifi did not work. the free breakfast was inedible.... More

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San Francisco, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The Good. It was $85 a night through their website and for that price it was worth it.We were upgraded to a poolside room which is bigger than the rooms on the second and third floors. The staff was friendly. The area is safe, quiet and near downtown Pasadena. The Bad Their is no sound insulation. We heard the people... More

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El Cerrito, California
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83 reviews 83 reviews
21 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The Saga is located on East Colorado right in the heart of Pasadena, across the street from Pasadena Community College and a few blocks from Caltech. As a result, it is very popular with people visiting those campuses and the Jet Propulsion Lab. It is a very basic 50’s or 60’s style motor inn. Being right on Colorado is both... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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117 reviews 117 reviews
51 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Stayed here for one night a couple of nights ago. Wanted to try it out as I try to stay in as many Route 66 motels as I can. I was not disappointed. Rooms are clean and comfortable. Staff were friendly. There is a continental breakfast in the morning that is adequate. Location is OK, although if you want to... More

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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

My husband and I normally always stay at 3 or 4 star hotels, but after reading such negative reviews about them in Pasadena, I wasn't about to pay an enormous bill for a bad upper scale hotel. We needed four nights and would only be there for showering and sleeping, coming in late each night. The web rate was 85... 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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