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Howard Johnson Pasadena
Ranked #10 of 31 Hotels in Pasadena
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2012

Was attending a football game at the Rose Bowl and needed a place for two nights. On previous trips, I have stayed at less expensive motels in town. While the location is excellent, I did not think I got much extra for the higher tariff. One of the beds was way too firm, and the continental breakfast was disappointing. I quite frankly have no clue why the place is rated 2 out of 28, and while I would stay there again, I would only do so if the cheaper options that I've used in the past were unavailable.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Vineland, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2012

Very friendly front desk persons and nice clean area for breakfast. Room was also clean, but so dark and needed updating. Also very quiet. My big disappointment was the swimming pool which is one reason I chose the hotel. We were there for a week and absolutely no-one used the pool or "spa" or hot tub or whatever is was supposed to be. The "pool" is about 7ft. or 8ft. square - not enough to do one swimming stroke, but too deep for young children. It was freezing every day as it is always in the shade and is protected by a very high wall separating Howard Johnson from Jiffy Lube on the other side of the pool. Even the spa was freezing. Never saw anyone using either while we there. Only 2 chaise lounges at pool and one is broken - but just sitting there you get the fumes from the next door Jiffy Lube. I got what I paid for, but if you are just looking for something clean, then this is a good place. The ad that I saw advertised a pool and I don't consider this to be a pool. I would prefer to pay more for a decent pool.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Phoenix, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2012

I've stayed at a number of similarly priced hotels and this is by far the nicest. I travel almost every week for business and this is a great hotel for the money. I found it to be clean and quite with a nice complimentary breakfast, free wifi and helpful friendly staff. I will certainly stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2012

It's not a bad place, I didn't like how the bathroom is pretty small and separate from the sink. Location is good though. And I liked the mirror wardrobe. Breakfast is not the best and ok to eat for convenience. In all, an average place if you're not too fussed.

  • Stayed November 2012
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Property: Howard Johnson Pasadena
Address: 1599 East Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91106 (Formerly Westway Inn)
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Location: United States > California > Pasadena
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #10 of 31 Hotels in Pasadena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Pasadena 2*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The newly renovated Howard Johnson Pasadena proudly sports 60 guest rooms, 18 of which are suites that overlook Colorado Blvd, a perfect location to view the annual Rose Parade. Directly across from the Pasadena City College, we are a stone's throw away from Cal Tech campus and Huntington Library Botanical Garden, and less than two miles away from Old Town Pasadena, Civic Center Auditorium, a short drive away from the Rose Bowl, and Santa Anita Park race track. Enjoy the beauty of Pasadena through easily accessible dining, entertainment, and shopping districts. Check-in time - 2pm Check-out time - 11am Guests must be 18 years or older with a valid government I.D. and Credit Card to check-in. Hotel Amenities: Free WiFi internet access, Free Continental Breakfast, Free Parking, Elevator, Cable TV, Pool and Spa, Suites include sitting area with couch and coffee table, Walking proximity to various restaurants, lounges, and bars, Perfect location for visiting campuses or attending graduation, Conference room, Local Attractions: •Pasadena City College --PCC-- 0 Miles •California Institute of Technology --Cal Tech-- 0.1 Miles •Huntington Library Art Gallery and Botanical Gardens - 0.3 Miles •Old Town Pasadena - 1.5 Miles•Pasadena Civic Center Auditorium / Convention Center - 1.5 Miles •Rose Bowl - 2.5 Miles •Santa Anita Park Race track - 5 Miles •Dodgers Stadium - 8 Miles •Downtown Los Angeles - 10 Miles •Staples Center - 12 Miles •Universal Studios Hollywood - 16 Miles •Beverly Hills - 20 Miles •Santa Monica Pier - 25 Miles •LAX - 28 Miles •Disneyland - 36 Miles. ... more   less 
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Howard Johnson Pasadena Hotel Pasadena
Westway Hotel Pasadena
Westway Inn Pasadena
Westway Motel Pasadena

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