Staying in this hotel started off bad for us. A few of our friends were visiting Venice Beach and we needed somewhere to stay last minute so we stayed at the Pasada Motel in Pasadena since every other hotel was booked for the night.The lady who owned this motel spoke very little english. You could barely understand a word she was saying. She was very rude and short and gave us our room key, pointing to our room, 209.
As soon as we got up to our room, my boyfriend and I took a shower. There was no soap, shampoo, or conditioner and as we were taking a shower the lights in the bathroom went off. As soon as my boyfriend opened the shower door, the lights flickered and went back on. At this point, we were a little creeped out so we got out of the bathroom and told our friends in the room about our experience. The room was disgusting, but then again, what could you expect from a motel charging $70 a night?...
A few of us were joking around about how gross the motel was, that my friend decided to look underneath the mattress to check for bed bugs just as joke. When he lifted up the mattress there was a HUGE BLOOD STAIN that had leaked through the top of the mattress and had stained the bottom of the mattress and the boxspring, leaving a stain about three by three feet wide. Not only this, but there were a bunch of rubber gloves and an empty condom wrapper on top of the stain. We didn't even think to check how bad the top of the mattress was. There is no doubt in my mind that someone was raped and murdered in that room.
My boyfriend freaked out and went down to the woman, demanding a full refund and an explanation of what was on the bed. When he brought her up to the room, her only reply was, "The sheets are still clean, you can still sleep on the bed." Any person in their right mind who had just seen that for the first time would have freaked out. My guess is that she knew about the murder all along and someone either paid her off to keep quiet or she didn't report it because she didn't want to get her hotel shut down.
After seeing this, the woman did not give us our full refund saying that it was our fault and she needed to keep some of the money to clean the room up because of us. She slammed the money down in front of us and walked away. My boyfriend then called the cops reporting it, but if you ever want to stay here, DON'T! i would rather sleep in my car than at this motel.