Needs a major remodel. The bath tub was peeling "enamel" into our daughter's bath and the sink was peeling as well. The suite was spacious and the bed was comfortable. Like I said in the title, no frills, no extras but a place to lay your head at night.
Just a tip: if you are intending to have "breakfast," come early. The food is not replenished and you will get nothing if you come after 9:00 am even though the hours state that it goes until 9:30.
We usually stay at this motel when in Pasadena. The rooms have a fridge with a small freezer section (which allows us to refreeze our blue ice), microwave, coffee maker, TV (not flat screen), table and 2 chairs, dresser (4 low drawers), 2 night stands. This time the elevator was cranky and was out-of-order one time. There are outside stairs, which is OK going down without any luggage, but it would be hard to carry luggage up the stairs to the 3rd floor. They now have a breakfast room. Breakfast consists of regular coffee, Nescafe for decaf, cereal, milk (2% and whole), bread for toast, fruit (apples and bananas), orange juice, packaged Danish and bear claws, etc. The problem is that sometimes the items are gone and are not replenished right away. Several times the fruit was gone by 8:30 am. It seems that guests carry a lot of breakfast items to their room was included and worked well. The rooms are nonsmoking, but some guests smoked outside their rooms on the long outside hallway, and smoke can waft up the 3 stories. The motel seemed quite full over Xmas. There is a nice high overhang as you enter--more than enough height for our hi-top van. It seems from the nearby bleachers already set up on Colorado Blvd, that this motel is on the Rose Parade route. Sometimes the room was not made up until 4 pm.
I stayed here for three nights while attending an art workshop and I have to say the room was nice enough. Everything worked as it should. HOWEVER ...on the first and third nights they decided to put some loud party right next door and then refused to do anything about it. These people were partying until after five in the morning both nights. The only night I got any sleep was the second night. It was so bad that just before I left to drive home (250 miles) I called my sweetie and told her that if I died in a car crash because I fell asleep she should sue the hotel for causing it. That didn't happen because 100 miles into my drive I was so sleepy I pulled into a Motel 6 and got a room and slept for about six hours. It's pretty bad when you have to get a motel room to get some sleep because you couldn't get any sleep in another motel.