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Kingman, Arizona
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190 reviews
63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our hotel of choice when staying in the greater Los Angeles area. The location is easily accessible, the light rail system that eliminates issues associated with traffic is a mere four four blocks away, the rooms are comfortable and clean if a bit dated, and the prices are most reasonable. The bonus is an array of unique, fascinating... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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34 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Loved this spot! We were traveling from Seattle to Phoenix via I-5 and then 210 and wanted a safe and perhaps unique spot to stay around the LA area. Pasadena fit the bill and the Saga won us over with the "historic Route 66 motel" description and great reviews. It didn't disappoint, the staff was very friendly, rooms are cute... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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40 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed October 23, 2016

A 50s motor court; complete with old sign, a pool, and palm trees. Clean, comfortable rooms. I am very sensitive to odors and mold and did not detect anything amiss, as one reviewer mentioned. I chose a second floor room - since the elevator is out they go for a discount. Too far from Old Town to walk there, but... More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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30 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed September 13, 2016

The room we had was one of their 'suites'. It was one large room with 2 queen sized beds and 1 king bed. It had a balcony overlooking the parking lot. The hotel was built in the 1950's. There is a pool and free continental breakfast it included in the rate. We had a microwave and refrigerator. I am not... More 

Thank Kathleen B
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

You pay for what you get, not my favorite but it had a special going on. The room is not up to date and it had a cheap hotel smell, awesome places to visit in Pasadena but wouldn't recommend that hotel.

Thank MellsR
Portland, Oregon
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57 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed September 9, 2016

This motel offers good value for night's stay. The motel is right across the street from Pasadena City College, so there are lots of places to eat lots of different kinds of food, all reasonably priced. It is a ten minute stroll from Allen Station on the Metro Golf Line. For nostalgia buffs there is a plus: Colorado Boulevard was... More 

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santa rosa,ca
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212 reviews
75 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
Reviewed September 7, 2016

Spent 4 nights here and can recommend it considering that its reasonably priced. The room was clean and fairly large. The water pressure was good. The breakfast is stereotypical buffet. juice coffee crummy pastries. There is a pool which I found to be too cold for prolonged swimming. (there is a Y 10 minutes away). It is located across from... More 

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Escondido, California
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18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 23, 2016

I booked this motel because of the great reviews on Tripadvisor and we are so glad we did. This place is wonderful. It has that 50s/60s motel look but is clean and fresh. We love the way that has been preserved while keeping the motel modern and up to date. The staff are friendly and helpful and the free breakfast... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed August 22, 2016

Spent 4 nights here and it was a fantastic find. Service is friendly, rooms large and comfortable and the pool is excellent. Used as a base for trips to Universal studios (only 30 mins away and a fraction of the price of the nearby hotels), Griffith Observatory and Huntingdon Library.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 7, 2016

We had a wonderful stay at the Saga. From check in to check out, the service and the room was perfect. If you are looking for a newer hotel this is not the place for you. This is an old nostalgia hotel and nothing about it is fancy. However it is a hotel that offers clean rooms and great customer... More 

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Built in the 1950's, the historic Saga Motor Hotel is known as the timeless jewel of Pasadena California. The Saga Features spacious rooms with a country feel, lovely courtyard pool area Located on the world famous Tournament of Roses Parade route, the Saga a is a premier destination. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Saga Motor Hotel

Address: 1633 East Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91106
Location: United States > California > Pasadena
Price Range: $117 - $118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Saga Motor Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 70
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Also Known As:
Saga Motor Pasadena
Hotel Saga Motor
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#2 Best Value Hotel in Pasadena
#6 Family Hotel in Pasadena
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See which rooms travelers prefer

“I suggest a downstairs room. They are a bit quieter, and offer a front door as well as a rear door for pool access.”
 of 5 bubbles AdventurerJim, 1 week ago | Read review
“Air conditioning is by older wall units - a bit noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles carlyep_12, Oct 23, 2016 | Read review
“The rooms facing the main street on the upper floors will give you a perfect view of the Rose Parade in January.”
 of 5 bubbles kathleenb712, Sep 13, 2016 | Read review
“Room 311 is the best room on property. Pool view and the largest bathroom.”
 of 5 bubbles 297moandmike, Aug 7, 2016 | Read review
“Second floor will have less pool noise in the case of families with children”
 of 5 bubbles louisesevillalcsw, Jul 23, 2016 | Read review
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