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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 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week 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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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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182 reviews 182 reviews
61 hotel reviews
375 helpful votes 375 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Houston, Texas, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While visiting southern California, I wanted to stay at some places that had character (not all national chains), and I was pleased to be able to get a room at such a place in Pasadena. I ended up arriving at the Saga late (around 9 p.m.), and I was greeted warmly upon my arrival. While checking in, I saw the... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We try to stay here if we can when visiting family in Los Angeles. This hotel is so totally different from a chain hotel. We booked about a week stay and had to change due to our son's surgery and there was no problem cancelling some days. And the lobby clerk did her best for us and got us an... More

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Arizona
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First of all--extremely awkward parking lot. I ended up inadvertently blocking the driveway and was told off by a sarcastically rude man (a guest) that I had done so. I went inside and was met by a not overly friendly front desk woman. She warmed up after awhile. The room was nice enough--very clean. But soooooo not worth the high... More

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Willimantic, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved my stay at the Saga and at $85 a night it was a steal. I was there for six nights so it was a bit like living there. It's true that's it a bit worn and needs some updates (new windows for sure) but it was very clean, comfortable and accommodating (very nice staff). Good water pressure and... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

A great stay in a good location and a rather unique motel. Easy walking to some great local restaurants. Swimming pool, clean, with comfortable loungers and seating open early 'til late. Attractive gardens throughout. Friendly and helpful staff. Breakfast not my, er, cup of tea! But would do at a pinch. Good room pricing that won't break the bank Recommend... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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66 reviews 66 reviews
14 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Great location, decent rooms, free laundry machines, breakfast included, easy parking and complimentary internet service for a very fair price. What more can you ask. You can't go wrong at Saga Motor.

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Glendale AZ
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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We decided to stay at the Saga Motor Hotel based on TripAdvisor reviews. What a cool little motel. We spent 2 nights here, on our way north to San Francisco, and again on the way back to Phoenix. The staff was very helpful. Prices are absolutely reasonable. I was also surprised at how clean the rooms were. The first nights... More

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Address: 1633 East Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91106
Location: United States > California > Pasadena
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Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Pasadena #6 Family Hotel in Pasadena
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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