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Howard Johnson Pasadena
Ranked #9 of 31 Hotels in Pasadena
Surprise, Arizona
Level 6 Contributor
132 reviews
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“Older hotel, but decent price”
Reviewed 12 January 2014

The hotel is an older property and the wear shows most noticeably in places like the bathroom. However, the furnishings are pleasant. The room was very clean and even smelled clean. The bed was comfortable. The bathroom was good sized with a wide counter. The staff was friendly enough. There was a flat screen TV in the room but the picture wasn't always very sharp. The breakfast area was very cramped and served a very basic breakfast. However, the hotel is right on the route for the Tournament of Roses parade. There are some rooms that overlook the parade route on Colorado Boulevard. They don't have balconies but do have wide windows. We were told these rooms book up 10 to 11 months in advance. Overall, for the price it was a decent place to stay and we would stay there again.

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Reviewed 8 January 2014

I stayed for 5 days at the Howard Johnson, Colorado Blvd, in Pasadena. There are several good things about the hotel. The location is terrific. It's possible to walk to the Huntington Gardens - about 3 mi. roundtrip. Old Pasadena is a 20 minute walk from the hotel. In less than that you can see terrific public art and the art bus that goes directly to such fine museums as the Norton Simon is only 3 blocks from the hotel. The staff are friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. There's no fee for parking and breakfast is available (waffles, bagels, cereal, hard boiled eggs, fruit and drinks). That's all good.

Not quite up to par are the decor and condition of the rooms. The carpet in our room was very worn and looked dirty, although the room itself was clean. The hotel lobby looks like it belongs in the '60s. It's crowded and hasn't been updated in a long time. Overall, this hotel needs modernizing and cleaning. It could be stand out with a do-over.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bakersfield
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Reviewed 7 January 2014

I enjoyed staying at the Howard Johnson on Colorado Blvd. I enjoyed the staff and breakfast service room. The food was great.

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Howell
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Reviewed 7 January 2014

Clean, nice size room and bathroom. EXCELLENT customer service from all that we encountered. Really went out of their way to accommodate requests.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Howard Johnson Pasadena
Address: 1599 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91106 (Formerly Westway Inn)
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Region: United States > California > Pasadena
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 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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Westway Hotel Pasadena
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