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Courtyard by Marriott Los Angeles Old Pasadena
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   180 North Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91103   |  
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San Luis Obispo, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Location was great. It was easy to walk around Old Town. I was not impressed with the valet staff. One gentleman was very rude and unhelpful. The front desk was overwhelmed with people checking in and the wait was long. However, the staff in the hotel were very nice and attentive. Our hotel room was nice and quiet. We'd probably stay again.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Courtyard_Pasadena, Director of Sales at Courtyard by Marriott Los Angeles Old Pasadena, responded to this review, March 1, 2013
Thank you so much for your feedback. We appreciate the positive comments and the opportunity to address your experience in our Valet area. We very much hope to have you stay with us again.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Helena, Arkansas
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119 reviews 119 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

My wife and I stayed here during the half marathon in Pasadena and found it a nice place to stay in a convenient location. We were about a mile and a half from the Rose Bowl and two blocks from Colorado Blvd, which has many shops, restaurants, and the Pasadena Convention Center. It is in walking distance from Old Town Pasadena so there is always something to do. It is also very close to the 110 Freeway so we could get in and out of Los Angeles very easily.

The hotel staff is nice and the rooms are decent for the price. Our room had a coffee maker (with Starbucks coffee), microwave, and a fridge. There is no view but who wants to spend time in a hotel room looking out the window when you are in Southern California? Check in time is 4:00 p.m. but we were allowed to check in early as soon as a room was available. We parked in the hotel's garage which was $15 per day so factor that in.

I normally stay in West Los Angeles when I am in town but just might start staying here in the future. It is extremely safe and pleasant and is less expensive. Pasadena is a wonderful town.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on either side but the south side. The south side overlooks roof tops that are very...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Courtyard_Pasadena, Director of Sales at Courtyard by Marriott Los Angeles Old Pasadena, responded to this review, March 1, 2013
We are very glad you had the chance to stay with us during the half marathon.You said it, we are very fortunate to have a prime location with many restaurant and shops within walking distance of our hotel. Our rooms are equipped with everything you may need for your stay and our staff do our very best to make you feel welcome. Thank you for taking a moment to share with us about your stay! We look forward to your future visits to the area.
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Toronto, Canada
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109 reviews 109 reviews
43 hotel reviews
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

I was pleased with my stay there mainly because the hotel is quiet, even on the weekend. I also noticed that this Marriott Courtyard brand is better than most other Courtyard hotels (Been to the one in Thousand Oaks in 2007, Virginia Beach in 2012, Kirkland in 2012). I must say that this Pasadena one is twice better than the other ones I've been to. The attendants were very polite and nice. Location wise, it is located very close to the main street. If you like to walk around and be able to stay in a hotel off the main crowd, this is the hotel for you. The hotel is pricy in my opinion, and this price rivals some hotel prices in downtown Chicago, but I will certainly consider this hotel when I come back.

Room Tip: Elevators are slow but it is a short building.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Courtyard_Pasadena, Director of Sales at Courtyard by Marriott Los Angeles Old Pasadena, responded to this review, February 25, 2013
Thank you for taking a moment to share your experience with us here at the Courtyard by Marriott in Old town Pasadena. We pride our selves in the great service and cleanliness we can provide to our guest and we are glad to hear you were able to experience that. We look forward to future travels to the Pasadena area!
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Falls Church, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

This Courtyard Marriott is a superb hotel. The front desk staff provided an effusive welcome. The lobby/common area is large and welcoming and a great place to unwind or have impromptu meetings with colleagues. The room furnishings are satisfactory for a hotel of this caliber. This hotel is located adjacent to Old Town Pasadena with a large selection of stores and restaurants within easy walking distance. The metro station, with easy connections to downtown Los Angeles, is within walking distance of the hotel. The Internet service (wireless) is suitable for ordinary email and web surfing, but probably will not suffice for large downloads or logging into remote servers. The hotel has only one negative attribute: There are only two options for parking: self-park @ $15/day or, Valet Parking @ $17/day - which is a bit steep.

Room Tip: Ask for a room facing the pool, rather than the street.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Courtyard_Pasadena, Director of Sales at Courtyard by Marriott Los Angeles Old Pasadena, responded to this review, February 25, 2013
You said it right! Our location is very prime and in walking distance of many shops and restaurants and we are very glad to hear that you were able to take advantage of it! We wanted to take a moment and thank you for your kind review. We look forward to your future visits to the Pasadena area!
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

This hotel ranks as on of the busiest hotels I've ever stayed, probably due to its location in the middle of Old Town, the Civic Center, and entertainment venues. As busy as the hotel is, there's attention to detail at every turn, from housekeeping to the front desk, while the rooms are very, very quiet.

Speaking of the front desk, the personnel were always accommodating, no matter the time of day. Check-in was efficient and some at the front desks happily doubled as concierges when approached in this manner.

Be aware that though parking is ample, it's not free. Self-parking is $15 a day. Valet parking is offered, too.

The dining room was always very busy every morning. Breakfast is available every day with a choice of an omelet bar or more simple breakfast fare. Both are $10. The omelet bar chef is a very friendly guy and his cooking is top notch. Although there is a coffee bar offering Starbucks coffee, it's not an actual Starbucks.

We had an extended stay at this Courtyard--8 days--so we utilized many of the guest services offered. This Courtyard offers dry cleaning, plus there's a laundromat on the upper floors along with free detergent provided to guests. Both washer and dryer are $1.25 each for 40 minutes of washing and 40 minutes of drying.

Internet connection is excellent! Most spaces in the lobby and every floor offered lightning fast Wi Fi.

The decor of the rooms is contemporary and rooms are cleaned with attention to detail. In fact, the hotel staff was always seen cleaning this or that, including shampooing the carpets in the common areas, and mopping the elevators' floors and waiting areas daily This hotel ranks as one of the cleanest I've ever seen.

The pool was also attended to with the same attention to detail. Towels are provided, the pool is squeaky clean, and the ambiance is resort-like, with palm trees, contemporary patio furniture & umbrellas that gave an overall decor and feel for old Pasadena from days gone by.

Location is excellent for shopping or doing government business. Everything is within walking distance, plus bus transportation is everywhere. The Foothill Fwy (210) is one block away.

The only caveat is the disturbing number of homeless people everywhere in Pasadena and around the hotel--especially in a park directly across from the back of the hotel. The park posts signs warning drug use won't be tolerated, which gives a bold indication as to the illegal activity that occurs only feet away from the hotel's parking structure.

Overall, staying here made my trip to the area an excellent value.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Courtyard_Pasadena, Director of Sales at Courtyard by Marriott Los Angeles Old Pasadena, responded to this review, February 25, 2013
Thank you for taking a moment to share your experience with us here at the Courtyard Pasadena. We do our very best to maintain a clean and friendly environment for every guest in our hotel. Our location is spectacular as it is very close to several shops and restaurants in the area. We look forward to your future stays with us here at the Courtyard by Marriott Old Town Pasadena.
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Chicago
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

We stopped in Pasadena for one night while on vacation in California. We just needed a bed to crash into for a few hours so we decided to go with this hotel because of the price. We drove in and were relieved that they offer valet parking. While checking-in, a nice man came over and offered our 3 year old son a bag of goodies which my son gladly accepted. We man checking us in gave us instructions on how to get to our room and also told us about their ammenities. Free wifi was included in the price of the room. There was a laundry facility in our floor. The room was small but very nice and clean. My only complaint is the refrigerator was making a loud nice so I unplugged it. Checking out was a breeze and the hotel is located near the Colorado shopping strip so we din't have to drive very far to enjoy Pasadena.

Room Tip: 5th floor is nice. No need to drive to enjoy the downtown area.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Courtyard_Pasadena, Director of Sales at Courtyard by Marriott Los Angeles Old Pasadena, responded to this review, February 25, 2013
We are very glad to hear that Pasadena was a perfect stopping place for you during your vacation through California and that you had the chance to stay with us. Our location is prime and in walking distance to many shops and restaurants in the Old Town Pasadena area. Aside from our location, we do our best to make you feel comfortable! We hope your son enjoyed his cookies! We look forward to your next visit to the Pasadena area!
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Gloucester, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

We traveled to Pasadena in February 2013 and what a great hotel. First visit to this hotel and we will definitely be back for future trips. The Front Desk staff were wonderful and Concierge very helpful. Loved the small cafe style restaurant. Lobby very spacious and comfortable. Love the individual TVS at settings. Room was nice and very typical for a Courtyard Marriott. The staff are what make this hotel so great. Liked that there was safe walking around old town very close, even at night.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Courtyard_Pasadena, Director of Sales at Courtyard by Marriott Los Angeles Old Pasadena, responded to this review, February 22, 2013
Thank you so much for taking a time to share your experience you have had at our hotel. We take pride in the service we are able to provide,and our wonderful staff make that easy! We recently had our lobby remodeled and we are very pleased you had the chance to enjoy it. Our location is prime and located near many shops and restaurants. Old town Pasadena is a very safe and welcoming place! We look forward to many future visits.
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Address: 180 North Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91103
Location: United States > California > Pasadena
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Pasadena
#2 Family Hotel in Pasadena
#3 Business Hotel in Pasadena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard by Marriott Los Angeles Old Pasadena 3*
Number of rooms: 314
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Courtyard by Marriott Los Angeles Pasadena/Old Town is located in the heart of Old Pasadena. This Southern California jewel of the Los Angeles area has everything you want in a modern but historic city. Home of the annual Tournament of Roses Parade and college football's Rose Bowl Stadium, home of UCLA Bruins home games, Pasadena is where you want to be in the Los Angeles area. The Courtyard by Marriott® Pasadena Old Town is an upscale full service 314 unit hotel featuring deluxe guest rooms and executive suites with complimentary high-speed Internet access. The Paseo Colorado outdoor shopping plaza is five blocks from this city center hotel. Nearby golfing includes the Annandale, Brookside, and Eaton Canyon courses. Other attractions such as Universal Studios Hollywood®, Santa Anita Race Park, Dodger Stadium, the Staples Center, and Huntington Gardens are easily accessed. The Courtyard by Marriott Los Angeles Pasadena/Old Town keeps you comfortable, convenient and connected. ... more   less 
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