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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Pasadena Colorado Blvd.
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   3500 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107   |  
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Ranked #10 of 30 Hotels in Pasadena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Portland, Oregon
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Weekend Stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

Stayed with my 2 sons for a weekend sporting event. The hotel was clean and the service was friendly and attentive. Our room was quiet and had 2 TV's, a fridge, microwave, coffee pot, and ironing board with iron. There is a bit of a dated feel to the room, but it was clean and serviceable. The beds were very good and came with a firm and soft option of pillows. The pool is small and the size of a residential pool with limited seating area. The fitness area was minimal with a couple of treadmill/elliptical machines.

When asking for nearby locations, the staff would direct you and also print out a Map Quest route sheet. Breakfast was included and has rolls, eggs, bacon, several hot and cold serials, fruit, pancakes, and jucies. Much better than a contenital breakfast, but not a full buffet breakfast. Parking was free and a big plus because many hotels had a $24-28 dollar a day charge. Being right on Colorado Blvd offered easy access to a nearby shopping area and the 210 freeway. This would be an excellent place to stay if you were seeing a game at the Rose Bowl or visiting other attractions in the north LA metro.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

If you are looking for a lower-cost motel in this part of Pasadena, then the HI Express is one of the nicest. I have stayed here several times on business travel. The staff are always very friendly and helpful, and the rooms are clean and modern. The beds are always comfortable, a trademark of Holiday Inn Express. Don't be thrown off by the "strip-mall" location. The hotel is nice and quiet inside, and the property is secure. I am a loyal Holiday Inn Express customer, and my only misgivings about this particular property is that the rooms and common areas in the hotel are not as spacious as many of the other locations. But, the managers here are conscientious, and I am sure you will have an enjoyable stay.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Montreal, QC
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122 reviews 122 reviews
55 hotel reviews
Reviews in 78 cities Reviews in 78 cities
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

Upon arrival at the Holiday Inn Express we were greeted and checked in by a really nice and friendly staff member. He was very helpful and quick even though we arrived pretty late.

The room was big and clean, the bed was comfortable, the TV and internet worked great. 2 TV sets, one in the living area and one in the bed room.

Breakfast in the morning was awesome and check out was easy.

Parking is available both indoors and out doors.

The hotel is pricey however this is Pasadena after all. We enjoyed our stay and I have nothing negative to report about this location.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

Although it appears clean and has nice pluses, this location is infested with bed bugs. I found out the hard way when I pulled back the bedcover to see a little monster staring up at me in all its live glory! I bolted out of there. If you care about your health and sanity (my skin is still crawling) then by all means AVOID!!!

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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HolidayInn P, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Pasadena Colorado Blvd., responded to this review, September 10, 2012
Dear Ms. Truereviewsforall:

Bed bug is not something that we have taken lightly at Holiday Inn Express Pasadena Hotel & Suites. After we canceled your check-in and your reservation, we thoroughly inspected the room that you reported and there is no sign of bed bugs. We went through every seam of the bed sheet and all the corners of the mattress box and we can guaranteed that there is no bed bugs. It is a very common misunderstanding and we will be more than happy to provide additional proof to ease your discomfortness. Please feel free to contact us at any time.

Sincerely,



Annie Hsu
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Turlock
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

My boyfriend and I wanted an inexpensive hotel around Burbank to stay the night in before heading to Disneyland the next day. I really wasn't expecting much from it, but this hotel far exceeded my expectations.

Upon arrival, I was a little disappointed to see it was located in a strip mall, but that was my only moment of disappointment during our stay. During check-in, we were given a little bag of treats and water, which was a nice touch. After being in our room for about 20 minutes, a staff member called to make sure everything was okay. This has NEVER happened to me before and I was very pleased. Everything in the room was well-kept and clean--no complaints with the room.

The next morning we ate at the best continental breakfast I have ever experienced. There was a great variety of food (eggs, sausage, pancakes, bagels, juice, cereal, etc.) but better than that was the fact that it was immaculate and well-stocked the entire time. The staff was constantly cleaning and restocking it.

Although my stay at this hotel was very short (from about 6 pm to about 8 am the next day), the staff made it one of the most memorable hotel experiences I have ever had.

Thank you!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Yuba City, California
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012 via mobile

Pros: Welcoming staff was friendly.
Comfortable beds
Clean
Close to freeway and restaurants
Free usual continental breakfast
Non smoking hotel, but It still smelled like someone did
Receive water bottle and light snack at check in

Cons: hall on the 3 floor has an mildew smell.
Walked into our room, no ac on. Must be 90+ degree inside. We did arrive at midnight. But I called so they knew we were coming. Never had that problem w other HIEx before.
Just think older hotel, older part of Pasadena, w friendly staff and clean room. Had better lodging thru this chain

Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Tolland, Connecticut
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
37 hotel reviews
Reviews in 52 cities Reviews in 52 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

We stayed in this hotel for 5 nights in late July. The staff was very welcoming and very pleasant throughout our stay. Rooms very comfortable, clean and the beds were just fine. We slept well and basically had no complaints. You can ask for a microwave and a fridge to be brought to your room at no charge. The air conditioning worked fine. The free breakfast isn't anything fancy, but was tasty and will get you to lunch. There are ample places to eat nearby and also a Whole Foods nearby. We had a couple of meals at El Super Burrito down the street. Certainly no haut cuisine, but I still liked it. Nice pool outback and an ok workout facility. We hiked we hiked Eaton Canyon a few minutes north by car. It was worth the drive and hike to get to the falls. This is a decent hotel and I would stay again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 3500 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107
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Location: United States > California > Pasadena
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 30 Hotels in Pasadena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Pasadena Colorado Blvd. 2.5*
Number of rooms: 81
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Take a virtual tour of the hotel. The Holiday Inn Express Pasadena Hotel features 81 guest rooms in a four-level parking structure located 1 mile east of the Pasadena Tournament of Rose Parade route, adjacent to Old Town Pasadena's historic district including 80 fine restaurants and 130 unique shops, within minutes of famous sites and attractions, such as the Rose Bowl, Pasadena Civic/Musical Center, Norton Simon Museum, Huntington Library Art Collections and Botanical Gardens. Santa Anita Race Track is also nearby, and we are about a 15 minute drive away from downtown Los Angeles. The city is also home to Pasadena Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the California Institute of Technology. Our hotel is located right off 210 freeway. ... more   less 
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