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“SAFE, CLEAN PLACE TO STAY IN PASADENA” 4 of 5 stars
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Howard Johnson Pasadena
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   1599 East Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91106 (Formerly Westway Inn)   |  
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Ranked #12 of 30 Hotels in Pasadena
Big Bear Lake, California
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18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 78 cities Reviews in 78 cities
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
“SAFE, CLEAN PLACE TO STAY IN PASADENA”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the room we received at this hotel. The rooms and the property were clean and well maintained overall. The free breakfast was also adequate. The only negatives I have are that the wireless Internet was very slow and the desk charged us an additional $10 to park a second vehicle. The desk staff were also as very efficient and professional but not friendly.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Oakland, California
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

We stayed 2 nights. The room was OK, clearly after the renovation but there was a steady annoying leak of water in the shower area, it just caused noise at night. The carpet seemed decent but the color/pattern chosen is not most inviting and can hide dirt. They also seem to be using some potent cleaning detergent whose odor my wife hates, I know this odor well - a hallmark of cheap hotels. The rooms come with free Wi-Fi which was very unreliable. We could not get the elevator ride down in the morning (4th floor) - hotel maids were using it to haul their carts. The breakfast was minimal and the buffet seemed untidy and poorly managed, the floor seemed sticky. The location was quite good however, not far from Old Pasadena and we had a view of the mountains. I stayed at another Howard Johnson in Reseda and it was a better hotel though no views there.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

I stayed here several nights while on business in Pasadena, having chosen this hotel due to its generally good reviews.

Upon check-in, instead of taking the usual authorization on my credit card, the clerk insisted on charging me the full amount for my entire stay. When questioned about this, he explained that this was the way the hotel management wanted it, and it was to protect the hotel from guests leaving early without paying, or for damaging the room. (How this is supposed to help is not clear to me.) I find this practice insulting to the guests, and this is the first time I've seen anything like it. (As a non-US credit card holder, the fact that I left early and got a one-night refund actually cost me money due to the credit card exchange rate.)

The hotel itself is reasonably comfortable and clean, certainly OK for a few nights. Nothing much to say beyond that. Breakfast was sparse, and could have used some more items, especially yogurt.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Was attending a football game at the Rose Bowl and needed a place for two nights. On previous trips, I have stayed at less expensive motels in town. While the location is excellent, I did not think I got much extra for the higher tariff. One of the beds was way too firm, and the continental breakfast was disappointing. I quite frankly have no clue why the place is rated 2 out of 28, and while I would stay there again, I would only do so if the cheaper options that I've used in the past were unavailable.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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Vineland, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

Very friendly front desk persons and nice clean area for breakfast. Room was also clean, but so dark and needed updating. Also very quiet. My big disappointment was the swimming pool which is one reason I chose the hotel. We were there for a week and absolutely no-one used the pool or "spa" or hot tub or whatever is was supposed to be. The "pool" is about 7ft. or 8ft. square - not enough to do one swimming stroke, but too deep for young children. It was freezing every day as it is always in the shade and is protected by a very high wall separating Howard Johnson from Jiffy Lube on the other side of the pool. Even the spa was freezing. Never saw anyone using either while we there. Only 2 chaise lounges at pool and one is broken - but just sitting there you get the fumes from the next door Jiffy Lube. I got what I paid for, but if you are just looking for something clean, then this is a good place. The ad that I saw advertised a pool and I don't consider this to be a pool. I would prefer to pay more for a decent pool.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1599 East Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91106 (Formerly Westway Inn)
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Location: United States > California > Pasadena
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #12 of 30 Hotels in Pasadena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Pasadena 2*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The newly renovated Howard Johnson Pasadena proudly sports 60 guest rooms, 18 of which are suites that overlook Colorado Blvd, a perfect location to view the annual Rose Parade. Directly across from the Pasadena City College, we are a stone's throw away from Cal Tech campus and Huntington Library Botanical Garden, and less than two miles away from Old Town Pasadena, Civic Center Auditorium, a short drive away from the Rose Bowl, and Santa Anita Park race track. Enjoy the beauty of Pasadena through easily accessible dining, entertainment, and shopping districts. Check-in time - 2pm Check-out time - 11am Guests must be 18 years or older with a valid government I.D. and Credit Card to check-in. Hotel Amenities: Free WiFi internet access, Free Continental Breakfast, Free Parking, Elevator, Cable TV, Pool and Spa, Suites include sitting area with couch and coffee table, Walking proximity to various restaurants, lounges, and bars, Perfect location for visiting campuses or attending graduation, Conference room, Local Attractions: •Pasadena City College --PCC-- 0 Miles •California Institute of Technology --Cal Tech-- 0.1 Miles •Huntington Library Art Gallery and Botanical Gardens - 0.3 Miles •Old Town Pasadena - 1.5 Miles•Pasadena Civic Center Auditorium / Convention Center - 1.5 Miles •Rose Bowl - 2.5 Miles •Santa Anita Park Race track - 5 Miles •Dodgers Stadium - 8 Miles •Downtown Los Angeles - 10 Miles •Staples Center - 12 Miles •Universal Studios Hollywood - 16 Miles •Beverly Hills - 20 Miles •Santa Monica Pier - 25 Miles •LAX - 28 Miles •Disneyland - 36 Miles. ... more   less 
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