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Saga Motor Hotel

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Room & Suite (128)
Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
Built 1957, the Saga Motor Hotel has been located on E. Colorado Blvd. (aka Route 66). The Saga is a boutique hotel with 70 guest rooms built around a large, heated pool and sun deck area in a garden setting surrounded by Palm Trees. In addition, the Saga is also located on the Tournament of Roses Parade route. While the Saga lets you step back in time to a day when actual keys were used to open hotel room doors and personalized service was common, we have all the “today” amenities you’d expect, including free, high-speed wireless service and cable television. We even have a business center, free computer services and small meeting room (in an informal and comfortable library setting) for groups of up to 20.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
Self-Serve Laundry
Wheelchair access
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Room features
Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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78Somewhat walkable
Grade: 78 out of 100
75Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
4Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
88Room tips
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My daughter and I stayed here once again for Monsterpalooza and had a wonderful and safe time! We will always choose The Saga every time we are in the Pasadena area. Yes it is an older hotel, but if you want to feel safe and welcomed this place is perfect for you! Thank you
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The Saga Motor is a nice unique "clean" hotel with charm. What you get for the price you pay is super fair. What stood out the most and why I would book this place definitely again is the amazing people working there. Super friendly, super accommodating and super nice. We
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The motel is attractive, with pool and palms, and conveniently located. The courtyard layout ensures rooms are quiet. Staff are helpful and keep the place very clean (bathrooms are very good). Only downside is that the rooms are needlessly dark: better LEDs and brighter paint
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I stayed next door at the Howards Johnson's and didn't realize this was next door until I walked to dinner. I did walk around a bit and wished I had looked further. Someone told me that if they weren't full and you told them you were traveling Route 66, they would give you the
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Twenty years ago, I went to the Rose Parade. Someone recommended this motel, and we had bleacher seats directly across the street from it. Traveling with my family to the parade again this year, I booked two rooms at the Saga Motor Hotel again. This is a wonderful "old
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Is there an electric kettle available in the room? Is the swimming pool open this month?
No se
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Are they pet friendly
I'm not sure about that. I would call them directly and ask.
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"best thing is too book a room with windows to the back, first floor seemed to be perfect"
"Some of the rooms overlook or open onto the pool area."
"Be sure to ask for room facing pool if you want quiet."
"there is no functioning elevator, so if you do not want to carry your bags to the upper floors, chose a room on the first floor."
"If ypou must stay here, the rooms on the first floor are easy to access from the parking lot and have a second door to the pool area."
$129 - $157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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