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Vista, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is an older hotel, but classic! Brought back fond memories of my childhood. Very clean and convenient with friendly and helpful staff. The pool was clean, even in the late afternoon. Great place for those on a budget. Will definitely stay there again!

Thank Patricia S
Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Rented a first floor unit with a king bed. It was lovely. More spacious that newer places. Also a great location for walking, shopping, etc. It had everything I needed. The pool was large, clean and well maintained. Will definitely go back.

Thank louisesevillalcsw
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If we are passing through the LA area or if Pasadena is our destination I am sure to stop at the Saga. The '50s vintage property offers generous-sized rooms typical of the period that are clean, well furnished and well maintained. The lush, mature tropical landscaping around the large swimming pool enhance the classic SoCal feel. Operable windows were flung... More 

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Starkville, Mississippi
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Only the towering palm trees have changed at this vintage motor lodge since a childhood visit I made 50 years ago. The rooms are clean and well-maintained, but retain their original character with noisy AC units that can make it difficult to sleep if the weather turns hot. The pool is small, but is a nice nice area to relax... More 

Thank Jeffrey D
Billings, Montana
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Saga is not a new hotel, but the owners do keep it up new and the rooms are so clean and make you feel like home. I especially loved the photos in my room (the gal whose necklace was being pulled by a baby elephant, and the cat that looked like mine staring down from a desk on a... More 

Thank Gordon S
Montreal, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here a few years ago for CalTech commencement and this year again. Great place! Friendly staff, nice pool, perfect area - close to CalTech, safe for my run, quiet and comfortable. We had a poolside room that cost a bit more but it was great to go and hang out. We could eat our picnic meals at the... More 

Thank montrealdoula
Kokomo, Indiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here. Loved it! Helpful staff, clean room, slightly outdated interiors, but a very positive stay. Helpful staff (worth saying twice!). I especially enjoyed the neighborhood - across from a college, beautiful craftsman homes behind the establishment, and plenty of choices for dining and drinking (a tea house and a Starbucks!).

Thank Stephanie B
Bratislava, Slovakia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Stayed for two nights when visiting LA. There's pool surrounded with palm trees, that looked really nice, but it was quite cold outside, so we didn't try it. The room was nice and cute, very clean. Complimentary breakfast was nice bonus as well.

Thank Marieta T
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

We booked this motel last minute as we had a good stay here a few years previously. Hotel is a good location, spotlessly clean and good basic accommodation. However on the down side, we did not arrive until 5pm, having had a nightmare journey from the airport. We were both a little frazzled and very thirsty but were not asked... More 

Thank Sparksy_1
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

My family and I really enjoyed this quaint little retro motor lodge. It was clean and neat and a well maintained property. The pool sparkled. Roger, at the front desk was very welcoming and gave exemplary service. The person who checked us out of our room on our last day was very helpful and friendly too.

Thank JayAnn C
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  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • 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
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Pasadena
#6 Family Hotel in Pasadena
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