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Saga Motor Hotel

1633 East Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91106
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    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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135 reviews 135 reviews
39 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars NEW via mobile

The Saga Motel is a retro place right on Colorado Blvd in Pasadena. The room was, as expected, older, but clean, comfortable, and well appointed. The pool area was nice, but not used because of the cool weather. Other public areas appeared a bit tired and worn. Continental Breakfast was average, although they offered fresh fruit. My experience was downgraded... More 

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San Diego, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This motel is right across the street from Pasadena City College. The area is "questionable" at night but the motel is very comfortable and feels safe. The parking is on-site and is truly needed because there simply is no parking available in Pasadena for anything: even grocery stores have limited parking! (Pasadena also has a plastic bag ordinance, so pay... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

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 January 19, 2015

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
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

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 January 1, 2015

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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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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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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