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Best area to stay for a night in Pasadena

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Best area to stay for a night in Pasadena


I've decided to stay in Pasadena for a night and day en route from Santa Barbara to Palm Springs in October in midweek. Can anyone recommend a hotel (under$200 a night) suitable for a couple in our early 30s, within easy reach of the main restaurant and downtown shopping area? And which streets are the main area? I hear that there is a decent pedestrianized street but can't find it on my map!

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1. Re: Best area to stay for a night in Pasadena

Sharaton is very close within walking distance to Colorado Blvd. (main street) and Old Town Pasadena. Other options are Westin Pasadena on Los Robles, The Langham (formerly The Ritz-Carlton).

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2. Re: Best area to stay for a night in Pasadena

Langham is a lovely old grand hotel but it is located in a very upscale and quiet residential area, a 10 minute drive from anyplace lively.

You probably want to be near Old Pasadena, the liveliest and most fun area of Pasadena, centered at the corner of Fair Oaks and Colorado Blvd. Courtyard by Marriott is right in the middle of it, walking distance from dozens of restaurants, plus all the shops and theaters there. It is often under $200 a night, and if it is, I'd stay there. A less expensive option, just a few blocks away, is the Pasadena Inn, a non-chain motel.

Sheraton and Westin are not too far, but you'd possibly want to drive to Old Pasadena.

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3. Re: Best area to stay for a night in Pasadena

Agree with Pasca - we have stayed at many Pasadena hotels until we finalized on our favorite. We stayed athe Omni, Sheraton, Langham, etc. and then we found the perfect location to walk to everything was Marriott Courtyard. It is a nicely run hotel. It is 5 minutes walk to a Cheesecake Factory restaurant that ends up being our go to place when we arrive late Friday nights. Lots of restaurants within a few minutes walk. Pool area is nice - I swim year round there - even in January.

By the way Langham is very nice - but not close to anything, you need to drive everywhere but is probably the most historic and most pretty hotel in the area.

Edited: 09 August 2014, 08:53
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