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Best Western Pasadena Royale Inn & Suites
Ranked #6 of 31 Hotels in Pasadena
Reviewed December 29, 2012

This place is worth the money and you wont compromise on the cleanliness and facilities they are providing. Also, the morning breakfast is very good. If you are getting it under $65 don't think twice.

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BWRoyaleManagement, Manager at Best Western Pasadena Royale Inn & Suites, responded to this reviewResponded April 20, 2013

I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We will continue to strive to provide the best value for your bucks without any compromise in any areas.

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Reviewed December 10, 2012

Folks who say this isn't within walking distance of something don't understand southern California all that well - nothing is within walking distance of anything. Everything is spread out and you DRIVE. Nobody walks in LA, after all.
That said, with this hotel you are right on Colorado, which is an easy five minute drive to Old Pasadena, the theatre district, and Huntington Library and Gardens. You're close to Mission San Gabriel, and a host of other attractions, shopping, and dining options, so there is absolutely nothing to complain about.
In addition, this hotel has been recently remodeled and upgraded. The front desk staff was efficient, helpful, and friendly during our stay, and the room was quite good for the price. It was a little noisy from time to time (but I can't blame the hotel for a guest who wanders around talking loudly on a cell phone at 5 a.m.), and the parking spaces are all for compacts, whether or not the person next to you is driving a Hummer, but that's about it as far as the negatives go.
The breakfast is basic but decent, and while it's nothing exciting, it's more than adequate (though when we arrived, there were two bananas and they were not replaced by staff while we were there, even though they vanished immediately, so perhaps a little attention to replenishing breakfast items is in order).
All in all, an excellent value for under $100 in Pasadena.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed December 6, 2012

Our stay was average. We had a pipe/water problem and when you are on business and have a time schedule this is not so good. Everything else was fine. One of the employees was very helpful and so nice at the front desk. I liked that.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed December 3, 2012

Older hotel that could use an update. The hotel is not within walking distance of Old Pasadena and there isn't really anything nearby you can to walk to. The breakfast was disappointing, stale pastries, coffee not that great and very weak orange juice.
On the plus side the very little street noise intrudes into the room from the street. I don't think I would stay here again if I return to Pasadena. This is not a knock on the staff they were friendly and professional.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 23, 2012

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 29, 2012

We stayed three nights at this hotel while attending a UCLA football game. I was pleasantly surprised at the excellent condition of our room. The furnishings, floor, walls, etc had been recently upgraded. The air conditioning was newer and thus operated quietly. The door opened directly to the outside which I normally do not like but we did not experience much noise from the parking lot. The hotel has a small outdoor pool which we enjoyed. Breakfast was offered in a small room off the hotel lobby. Typical fruit, cereal, rolls, juice, coffee, etc. The area around the hotel seemed safe although I would not go walking around alone late at night. We found a nice Italian restaurant within a few blocks. It was 3 miles down Colorado Blvd to old-town Pasadena and traffic was generally light on the weekend. Parking was inside a well-lit courtyard which I liked. Overall, this was a good experience for a 3-star hotel and we would stay there again.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 29, 2012

We stayed at this Best Western three nights. This BW is obviously aging. However, rooms were clean and comfortable, and equipped with coffee makers and mini-fridges. Wi-fi worked fine for us. Our room was very dark, but mostly because we had one of the few rooms that opened to a hallway wall, and not the parking lot. Breakfast is standard for a hotel of this price point (cereal, waffles, toast), and they make it easy to take food back to your room if the breakfast room is crowded. Location is convenient to highways and old town (with restaurants and shopping). We did have problems finding an open parking spot one evening when we came home on the late side. In all, perfectly fine for a short stay with great value.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: 3600 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107 (Formerly Best Western Pasadena Royale)
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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
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Pasadena
#8 Business Hotel in Pasadena
Price Range: $126 - $213 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western Pasadena Royale Inn & Suites 2.5*
Number of rooms: 62
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy affordable luxury at the Best Western Pasadena Royale conveniently located minutes away from the Rose Bowl, the Los Angeles Arboretum and the Santa Anita Race Track.Welcome to the BEST WESTERN Pasadena Royale, a full-service hotel providing the best in customer service and location for an affordable rate. Ideally located minutes away from key Southern California attractions, this Pasadena area hotel also features 62 well-appointed guest rooms and suites, each fully equipped with cable satellite television and high-speed Internet access. Wake up each morning to a complimentary continental breakfast before taking a dip in the outdoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi hot tub or relaxing in the steam room and sauna. Other hotel amenities include guest laundry, full business services and meeting facilities accommodating up to 50 guests.The BEST WESTERN Pasadena Royale is situated along Colorado Boulevard, offering easy access to local shopping and dining. Visit the Santa Anita Racetrack or the Los Angeles Arboretum, both located just two miles away. Families visiting the area will enjoy a quick day trip to Disneyland, Universal Studios or Knotts Berry Farm, all less than an hour's drive away. In town for the Rose Bowl and the Rose Bowl Parade? The BEST WESTERN Pasadena Royale is the ideal lodging situated less than six miles from the festivities. ... more   less 
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