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Pasadena Inn
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   400 South Arroyo Parkway, Pasadena, CA 91105   |  
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Ranked #14 of 30 Hotels in Pasadena
Arroyo Grande, California
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40 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Very friendly and good location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

The staff here did a great job of making you feel welcome, only 3 blocks from old town and close to quite a few restaurants. The price was good the rooms comfortable (a bit outdated) and very quiet place to stay. The parking is free which is a bonus in this part of L.A. area, although it does have a somewhat Motel feel for the price and location it's a good place to stay. I would stay here again if the occasion comes up.

Room Tip: The bottom floor where I stayed allows access to your car.
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  • Stayed July 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Jacksonville, Florida
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

Except for the polyester bedspreads and outdated decor, the Pasadena Inn gets the job done nicely. The bed was very comfortable with decent sheets/blankets and the pillows are GREAT (real pillows) ... a big priority on my list as I needed to stay in Pasadena for a week. My room was large and very quiet. The staff was very helpful and accomodating. LOVED having Whole Foods Market across the street ... forget the typical American breakfast provided by the hotel ... go across the street for real cappacino and wonderful nutritious food. All-in-all, a pleasant stay ... I had considered higher end, but glad I stayed here.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

Booked this hotel for my family to stay in while I was finishing packing up to leave the Pasadena area. The location is relatively central 10 min to old town Pasadena and less to the Paseo both with shops, bars and restaurants. Also across the road from Whole Foods market with 2 floors of gorgeous (but pricey) food and just a few minutes walk to the gold line metro train which will get into downtown LA in about 20 minutes. Room is as you would expect a standard inn, we had a corner room with 2 double beds and it was a good size and was tucked in the back corner so the house from the main route into central Pasadena (Arroyo Parkway) did not affect us. Other facilities we basic but clean and good, just a basic buffet for breakfast, a pool, small laundry facility and free parking.

  • Stayed April 2012, 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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Portland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

My wife and I lived in Pasadena for years before relocating. We stayed at the Pasadena Inn because of the location. It's a great location close to shopping, Colorado Blvd, dining, and a Whole Foods across the street. We've stayed previously at the Langham and W hotels, but wanted something a little less pricey. The Pasadena Inn delivered on all our expectations and excelled in customer service and value. Everyone there went above and beyond to meet all our needs and requests. All the staff, from the desk to the nice woman cooking breakfast upstairs were very friendly. The desk staff was always available and would literally jump up to help every time I walked into the office. My wife is 7 months pregnant with our second child and when I requested some extra pillows for her they were delivered to our room in 5 min. The complementary breakfasts are good (waffles, cereal, fruit, yogurt, eggs, juices, coffees, etc). There is a nice woman to help with anything you need during breakfast and cook eggs or waffles if needed. We visit LA and Pasadena at least once a year and this will be our go to hotel for all future visits. This is not a super fancy hotel, but it's a solid comfortable inn with great service. In my opinion the Pasadena Inn is the best value in all of Pasadena.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

Stayed here two nights over Mother's Day weekend. Booked thru Hotels.com and requested upper level quiet room because of being a SFT and that I would be arriving late evening cuz of taking Amtrak. Checked in at 9pm, to be told they had not received my instructions, they had placed me in a ground floor room and that there was no other rooms cuz of being full up that night. I stood my ground since they had obviously had received the rest of my booking information. They "found" a room up on the third level and I took that. sigh.... They forgot to mention that it was near one of the outside smoking spots and thus I was up late that night because of the noise.

As previous posters have stated, I agree that the walls are thin. Otherwise how else could you hear the screaming kids from the pool area three levels down and over 50 feet away. In addition, because of the closed shape, car door slams etc. echo all over.

My other complaint was finding numerous hairs in the bathtub, and on the blanket underneath the bedspread. Otherwise, the bed was comfortable and once I was able to crank up the AC to block out the noise, I was able to sleep some.

The MW and frig worked fine as well as the shower pressure. The location is 5 minute walk from the Del Mar Gold line station and diagonally across the street from a very large Whole Foods market. I had no problems walking by myself at 9pm at night with luggage. It is also easy to walk to Colorado Blvd. from here.

It is a shame because if the walls were better insulated, this place could be a solid three stars, but I can only give it two because the noise was so bad.

Recommend if you are able to sleep thru noise or are large family doing road trip because of free convenient parking. Or bring ear plugs.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

For us strangers, a cheap and comfortable option to stay close to LA but in a very calm environment. A convenient choice if you need a clean room with a good bed and a good bathroom at the end of a day out. Basic nice breakfast, self-service laundry, iron in your room... just take care with being noisy: the walls are very thin and hollow...

Room Tip: As the windows open to the public corridors, choose a room at the end of the corridors...
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  • Stayed April 2012, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2012 via mobile

Price paid was reasonable. Located in nice area with many great restaurants all within walking distance. Staff was nice. Hotel is just basic, but comfortable.

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 400 South Arroyo Parkway, Pasadena, CA 91105
Location: United States > California > Pasadena
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 30 Hotels in Pasadena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Pasadena Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 62
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