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Courtyard Los Angeles Pasadena/Old Town
Ranked #2 of 31 Hotels in Pasadena
Certificate of Excellence
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great location, not so soundproof”
Reviewed 18 October 2007

I was in Pasadena for a quick 2-day trip to visit old friends and flew overnight both ways, so this hotel was perfectly located for me. Just a couple blocks from the Metro Gold Line stop, and right on the edge of Old Town Pasadena, which is a delightful area of shopping, restaurants, and night life. Also a block or 2 from St. Andrews, a beautiful old Italian-style church that offers daily Mass and several weekend Masses.

My room was clean & spacious, so it met 2 of my 3 absolute requirements in a hotel. The third--quiet--not so much. I was in a room with a pass-through door to the next room, and could hear every conversation, TV show, etc. --- so I assume they also got to listen to all my TV shows with me as well.

  • Liked — Location and overall quality
  • Disliked — Noise from adjoining room came through the connecting door
  • Stayed October 2007, travelled solo
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Napa, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2007

I dont know what the last guy had against Southern California, but I always love to come here. It might be a little crowded but what places arent these days? The hotel was beautiful and the staff courteious and helpful. They were very good at giving directions and recomendations on where to eat and what to do in the area. The rooms were nice and comfy. All in all, it was a very nice place to stay and I would recomend it to anyone coming to the Pasadena area.

  • Stayed October 2007, travelled with family
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1 Thank SMJohnsonNapa
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Jersey Shore, New Jersey
Level 6 Contributor
148 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2007

If you have to go to Southern California, I am sorry, but if you can't get out of it and happen to be in Pasadena, this is a pretty decent place to stay. It is pretty easy to get to, there are about 18 Freeways nearby, they all have traffic, 24/7, but if you happen to be travelling at 4 AM, it only took me 25 minutes to and from LAX. The front desk was very nice, but here is a little tip....Don't valet your car, it cost a couple bucks extra ($15 vs. $13 for self parking), but the garage is connected to the hotel at each level, so I drove to level 6 and then simply walked right through a security door to my room, and it was the same when I left. While my friends had to call in advance to get their car downstairs (usually 10-15 minutes ahead of time) and wait for an elevator, I could easily come and go as I wanted. This is the reason we have driver's licenses!!! The room was pretty standard, no minibar, or keyboard for tv/computer usage, the bathroom was fine, soap, shampoo, etc. There was free internet access in the lobby, two computers, so go at off hours to print your boarding pass as you might run into people checking their Match.com profiles for hours during prime time. There was a nice seating area in the lobby with large TV's. I never saw anyone at the bar, but it looked decent. I only saw the restaurant during breakfast, which is a pay buffet, but it was fine. The neighborhood around the hotel is okay, a few homeless lurking, but nothing too bad. There is a shopping area in walking distance, with some medium to high end stores as well as numerous bars and nightclubs. The best part of the whole experience was running into Raj, from the 1970's show "What's Happening?" at the local CVS. Best of luck and "Escape from LA" as quick a you can.

  • Liked — Proximity to event I was attending.
  • Disliked — I had to be in LA.
  • Stayed September 2007, travelled with friends
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1 Thank marvingardens1
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st. paul, minnesota
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 August 2007

Stayed over a long weekend, Friday, August 17th until Monday the 20th.

Extremely nice hotel and area. Very clean. Very good service. Nice size room. Free internet service was great. Supplied basic soap and shampoo and body lotion only which we thought was a plus. Comfortable beds and very nice pillows. Only one negative was the air conditioner which was extremely loud and could not be quieted so you couldn't use it if you wanted to sleep. Otherwise everything was very great. Tons of stuff to do within walking distance. The shopping was fun and some of the best restaurants we ate in were right near by. We got a good price too - under $150 per night over a weekend. Great view from our room of the mountains!

  • Liked — Proximity to my son's home and good restaurants.
  • Disliked — Noisy air conditioner and lack of windows that opened.
  • Stayed August 2007, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank rosecherlin
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Fremont, California
Level 6 Contributor
5,598 reviews
300 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2,804 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2007

We stayed at the Courtyard Old Pasadena and found it so pleasant. First, check in was great. They also gave you a little gift bag - chips, water, and granola bar! A nice touch. The rooms are nice - ours had a lar ge couch, was on the first floor, and really easy to get to the swimming pool. The pool and spa were enjoyable. We enjoyed their breakfast buffet in the morning - reasonable prices for a hotel and nice breakfast. They are currently upgrading areas in the hotel so the place will be even better in the future. Walkable distance to many of the great spots in Pasadena. If you plan to go to Pasadena, this place would make for a good stay. Easy to get to freeways and other areas if you want to stay at the hotel for a base to see other sites in Los Angeles. We found it easy to drive to various areas...and on our week-end went to Hollywood, Long Beach, Anaheim, and Buena Park.

  • Liked — Pool and Spa
  • Disliked — Nothing (they were doing an upgrade of hotel....so perhaps that, but overall nice stay
  • Stayed August 2007, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank mini
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Ontario
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 July 2007

Our family stayed at this hotel for the weekend. We were in California for a family wedding. We had the most wonderful stay.
The staff were so friendly and more than helpful. The rooms were very clean. At the moment they are renovating parts of the hotel but this didn't affect us at all. Restaurants and shopping only a short walk away. We are already thinking about the next time we will stay there.

  • Stayed July 2007, travelled on business
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Fort Worth, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2007

We stayed at the Courtyard Los Angeles Old Pasadena for 4 nights in early July, the 6th to the 9th. The front desk was fantastic, they were extremely friendly and willing to please. Upon request they sent a mini fridge and microwave up to our room - it arrived less than 15 minutes after we asked if they had something available. The room was spotless, housekeeping does a great job! The pool is nice, not huge but adequate. It was easy to get a chair beside the pool, especially during the day. The hotel is in a great location, 2 blocks from the main shopping street - Colorado. The breakfast buffet has a lot of different choices including an omelette bar. The hotel was renovating while we were there, we didn't care because the staff at the hotel were so friendly and pleasant and we didn't notice any extra noise at all from the renovations - they were doing the wallpaper in the hallway on our floor. We would definately stay at this hotel again!! It is the friendliest Marriott we have ever stayed at!!!

  • Stayed July 2007, travelled as a couple
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Property: Courtyard Los Angeles Pasadena/Old Town
Address: 180 N Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103-3614 (Formerly Courtyard by Marriott Los Angeles Old Pasadena)
Region: United States > California > Pasadena
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Pasadena
#3 Business Hotel in Pasadena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard Los Angeles Pasadena/Old Town 3*
Number of rooms: 314
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Courtyard by Marriott Los Angeles Pasadena/Old Town is located in the heart of Old Pasadena. This Southern California jewel of the Los Angeles area has everything you want in a modern but historic city. Home of the annual Tournament of Roses Parade and college football's Rose Bowl Stadium, home of UCLA Bruins home games, Pasadena is where you want to be in the Los Angeles area. The Courtyard by Marriott® Pasadena Old Town is an upscale full service 314 unit hotel featuring deluxe guest rooms and executive suites with complimentary high-speed Internet access. The Paseo Colorado outdoor shopping plaza is five blocks from this city center hotel. Nearby golfing includes the Annandale, Brookside, and Eaton Canyon courses. Other attractions such as Universal Studios Hollywood®, Santa Anita Race Park, Dodger Stadium, the Staples Center, and Huntington Gardens are easily accessed. The Courtyard by Marriott Los Angeles Pasadena/Old Town keeps you comfortable, convenient and connected. ... more   less 
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