As I remember from back in the eighties, Howard Johnson is supposed to be cheap and look like it's cheap. Not this one.
While it was cheap relative to other properties in the area it was much nicer than I expected.
The staff was friendly and helpful. The room was large and clean.
There are only 2 things holding this back to a Very Good from an Excellent.
1. The A/C is in the bedroom. So the living room becomes very warm in the afternoon.
2. Wyndham Hotels has changed the breakfasts. The Del Taco down the street has better food.
Will I stay here again next year during my wife's conference? YES!!!
Well done HoJo.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Howard Johnson Pasadena Hotel Pasadena
- Westway Hotel Pasadena
- Westway Inn Pasadena
- Westway Motel Pasadena