Folks who say this isn't within walking distance of something don't understand southern California all that well - nothing is within walking distance of anything. Everything is spread out and you DRIVE. Nobody walks in LA, after all.
That said, with this hotel you are right on Colorado, which is an easy five minute drive to Old Pasadena, the theatre district, and Huntington Library and Gardens. You're close to Mission San Gabriel, and a host of other attractions, shopping, and dining options, so there is absolutely nothing to complain about.
In addition, this hotel has been recently remodeled and upgraded. The front desk staff was efficient, helpful, and friendly during our stay, and the room was quite good for the price. It was a little noisy from time to time (but I can't blame the hotel for a guest who wanders around talking loudly on a cell phone at 5 a.m.), and the parking spaces are all for compacts, whether or not the person next to you is driving a Hummer, but that's about it as far as the negatives go.
The breakfast is basic but decent, and while it's nothing exciting, it's more than adequate (though when we arrived, there were two bananas and they were not replaced by staff while we were there, even though they vanished immediately, so perhaps a little attention to replenishing breakfast items is in order).
All in all, an excellent value for under $100 in Pasadena.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Pasadena Royale Hotel Pasadena
- Pasadena Best Western