I like the fact that it's not a chain and the friendly atmosphere is there for sure. The room we had (202) was big and quiet, there was a fridge and I liked there was no curtain but wooden blinds. There's a pool and free breakfast. We had 2 women at the reception and they were really nice. So why 3/5? Because the rate was $89 with AAA discount and it really felt like the motel could use some renovation or a lower rate. The bathroom especially wasn't that pleasant. It was clean enough, just old and super tight in comparison to the size of the room itself. Towels were made of cheap quality and didn't dry off. Pool area looks nice at first but then, you realize that there's artificial grass everywhere. I don't think it's hygienic around a pool and also, it doesn't dry fast . We didn't get breakfast there since the area is pretty small and was busy but also, we're tired of that kind of breakfast.
So it's not a bad place to stay, it's just that for the same price range, we could have had better for the things I'm "complaining" about. Comfort inn was at the exact same price but hubby said that some of his colleagues at Caltech had been at the Saga Motor and liked it and we wanted to give our money to an smaller hotel than a chain.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built in the 1950's, the historic Saga Motor Hotel is known as the timeless jewel of Pasadena California. The Saga Features spacious rooms with a country feel, lovely courtyard pool area Located on the world famous Tournament of Roses Parade route, the Saga a is a premier destination. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Saga Motor Pasadena
- Hotel Saga Motor