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Howard Johnson Pasadena
Ranked #8 of 31 Hotels in Pasadena
Bakersfield, California
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“HoJo's have never been this nice before!”
Reviewed June 17, 2014

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.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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hojopasadena, General Manager at Howard Johnson Pasadena, responded to this review, June 20, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your business and taking to time to share your review with us. We're glad you had enjoyed your stay with us. Your feedbacks are very important to us. Hope that we can serve you again in the future.

Have a nice day!
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Reviewed June 14, 2014

Great place to stay. Front desk staff friendly and helpful. I arranged to check out at noon instead of 11:00. The cleaning crew had difficulty understanding that and kept trying to get into the room. I understood the first interruption but became more agitated after the second. Otherwise, great place to stay.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
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hojopasadena, General Manager at Howard Johnson Pasadena, responded to this review, June 20, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your business and taking to time to share your review with us. We're glad you had enjoyed your stay with us. Your feedbacks are very important to us. Hope that we can serve you again in the future.

Have a nice day!
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Pasadena
1 review
Reviewed June 13, 2014

Excellent customer service! The people from the Front Office were very helpful and accommodating. However, the breakfast menu needs some improvement.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
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Pasadena
1 review
Reviewed June 11, 2014

Good place. I'd stay here again if in Pasadena CA. Breakfast was a little lacking and the pool is small. Jacuzzi wasn't working during our stay but I don't use that anyway. Rooms were good and clean came with internet.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Pasadena
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Reviewed June 10, 2014

The room was great, had a new HD TV with Direct TV, and plenty of HBO and other premium channels. I would recommend it to everyone and it was a great bargain.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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hojopasadena, General Manager at Howard Johnson Pasadena, responded to this review, June 11, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review. I'm glad that you enjoyed our new DirecTV service. It was installed last month, we had mostly positive feedbacks on it. It was money well spent. We're glad that guests are enjoying it.

Have a great day!
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Property: Howard Johnson Pasadena
Address: 1599 E 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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 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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