We stayed 6 nights on a combined business and pleasure trip. A great location just a couple of blocks off of Colorado Blvd (The street of the Rose Bowl Parade fame) in Old Pasadena. There is much to see and do in this thriving high class area, with particularly great opportunities for gourmet quality etnic dining of every type. Most everything you would want is within walking distance. The hotel staff is very friendly and eager to please in the best Marriott tradition. The food and choices in the lobby Bistro is suprisingly good and reasonably priced. We enjoyed several breakfasts and dinners there during our stay. Rooms are good size and have a small refrigerator and a microvave. Free Internet is a real bonus. Parking is extra, either self-park in an attached garage ($15 night) or Valet ($17, plus tips of course), with quick Valet delivery of your car. We were very pleased with this hotel and would chose it for sure for a return trip to the area.