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2.5 of 5 Motel   |   3600 East Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107   |  
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Ranked #9 of 30 Hotels in Pasadena
Concord, California
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Average room”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

Older hotel that could use an update. The hotel is not within walking distance of Old Pasadena and there isn't really anything nearby you can to walk to. The breakfast was disappointing, stale pastries, coffee not that great and very weak orange juice.
On the plus side the very little street noise intrudes into the room from the street. I don't think I would stay here again if I return to Pasadena. This is not a knock on the staff they were friendly and professional.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Nebraska
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

We stayed three nights at this hotel while attending a UCLA football game. I was pleasantly surprised at the excellent condition of our room. The furnishings, floor, walls, etc had been recently upgraded. The air conditioning was newer and thus operated quietly. The door opened directly to the outside which I normally do not like but we did not experience much noise from the parking lot. The hotel has a small outdoor pool which we enjoyed. Breakfast was offered in a small room off the hotel lobby. Typical fruit, cereal, rolls, juice, coffee, etc. The area around the hotel seemed safe although I would not go walking around alone late at night. We found a nice Italian restaurant within a few blocks. It was 3 miles down Colorado Blvd to old-town Pasadena and traffic was generally light on the weekend. Parking was inside a well-lit courtyard which I liked. Overall, this was a good experience for a 3-star hotel and we would stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
37 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

We stayed at this Best Western three nights. This BW is obviously aging. However, rooms were clean and comfortable, and equipped with coffee makers and mini-fridges. Wi-fi worked fine for us. Our room was very dark, but mostly because we had one of the few rooms that opened to a hallway wall, and not the parking lot. Breakfast is standard for a hotel of this price point (cereal, waffles, toast), and they make it easy to take food back to your room if the breakfast room is crowded. Location is convenient to highways and old town (with restaurants and shopping). We did have problems finding an open parking spot one evening when we came home on the late side. In all, perfectly fine for a short stay with great value.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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San Diego, California
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 51 cities Reviews in 51 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

We arrived after 3pm to find that the suite was not ready. We waited maybe 30 mins in the lobby til we could go into the suite. Patrick was so understanding to the situation. Our suite was outstanding, great flat screen tv where I watched the USA basketball team win the gold the next morning. Bedroom was very comfortable along with the shower in the bath. Pasadena is a marvelous town.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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SACRAMENTO
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

“Oh My!” I said to myself as I walked pass a first-floor motel room at 6:30 in the morning. The door of the room was open about four inches and there was a middle aged woman, in a maid’s outfit (black apron with a perky little cap), leanings over and dusting the night stand with a feather duster. The “Oh My” was because that was the only cloths she had on and her rear end was pointed at the door towards me.
Later after getting my coffee at the ‘Breakfast Room’ I mentioned it to Ron. “I am not sure if I saw something right downstairs”. He remarked, “Oh you meant about the woman without any cloths on except an apron?” All three mornings we were there, we had to look away from the slightly opened door to the “Maid’s Room”.

Other than the “Oh My” incident, our stay was comfortable. The room was large, well kept, clean, and competitively priced. Everything worked as expected (i.e. Wi-Fi, coffee pot, shower, etc.). All in all there were no complaints, but there really wasn’t much to write home about either (except the Oh My). I would certainly stay there again, but would also check around other motels before committing.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Suzhou, China
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

After a summer of traveling around the US, I have come to the conclusion that traditionally 'lower end' hotels have figured out something about comfort, service and amenities that the "higher end" luxury hotels have clearly forgotten. This hotel provided outstanding customer service, the EXACT same level of comfort and cleanliness that we experienced at much higher priced hotels, a wide variety of free amenities in a fun, relaxed family atmosphere. Really, when traveling, what more could you ask for? In the same month I stayed twice in high-priced hotels that charged me for internet and had enough 'free' coffee in the room for exactly one person. This hotel (by contrast) offered free internet and a free breakfast. Okay, it wasn't in a fancy buffet hall but a hard-boiled egg is a hard boiled egg. Fruit is fruit. The outside is a bit dated, but the interior had been recently remodeled and was spotless. This is a great place to stay and you won't feel ripped off when you check out.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Address: 3600 East Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107
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Location: United States > California > Pasadena
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #9 of 30 Hotels in Pasadena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN Pasadena Royale 2.5*
Number of rooms: 62
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy affordable luxury at the Best Western Pasadena Royale conveniently located minutes away from the Rose Bowl, the Los Angeles Arboretum and the Santa Anita Race Track.Welcome to the BEST WESTERN Pasadena Royale, a full-service hotel providing the best in customer service and location for an affordable rate. Ideally located minutes away from key Southern California attractions, this Pasadena area hotel also features 62 well-appointed guest rooms and suites, each fully equipped with cable satellite television and high-speed Internet access. Wake up each morning to a complimentary continental breakfast before taking a dip in the outdoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi hot tub or relaxing in the steam room and sauna. Other hotel amenities include guest laundry, full business services and meeting facilities accommodating up to 50 guests.The BEST WESTERN Pasadena Royale is situated along Colorado Boulevard, offering easy access to local shopping and dining. Visit the Santa Anita Racetrack or the Los Angeles Arboretum, both located just two miles away. Families visiting the area will enjoy a quick day trip to Disneyland, Universal Studios or Knotts Berry Farm, all less than an hour's drive away. In town for the Rose Bowl and the Rose Bowl Parade? The BEST WESTERN Pasadena Royale is the ideal lodging situated less than six miles from the festivities. ... more   less 
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