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“Great Experience” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Howard Johnson Pasadena

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Howard Johnson Pasadena
Ranked #11 of 31 Hotels in Pasadena
Eugene, Oregon
1 review
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“Great Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2012

My son & I recently flew into LAX in order to spend a weekend with his two
small children. We found this hotel online and were more than pleased with the
service, cleanliness, and how close it was to everything we needed.

The Manager was very respectful, helpful, and we did not have to wait. We had
arrived earlier than planned, but still there was a room available for us so we were
able to meet our committments on time. The room was very clean and comfortable. We definitely will stay there again. This was our first experience with Howard Johnson.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank SLewis_12
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hojopasadena, General Manager at Howard Johnson Pasadena, responded to this review, 30 March 2012
Thank you so much for your kind review. We really appreciate your business and feedbacks. We are very glad that your experience with us is good. We’d hope to have the chance to serve you again. Please keep us in mind when you visit Pasadena next time.

Thank you and have a great day!
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2012

There is no glam at this hotel which can be best described as a motel as it has the traditional layout of one. The rooms are huge, the bed is king size and comfortable. The room which is not actually attractive to the eye, include a TV, a microwave and a fridge. Wifi is lightning fast but there is no desk, just a regular table. The location is great, on Colorado Ave which is one of Pasadena's main avenues, in a safe area where there are plenty of restaurants and with easy access to the 210 freeway. Staff is courteous as well. And all this for a great rate.

The description says there is a swimming pool but I would not count on it. It is a miniature pool. Breakfast is provided but nothing gourmet. All in all, a great place to rest.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank gmokatz
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hojopasadena, General Manager at Howard Johnson Pasadena, responded to this review, 28 March 2012
Thank you so much for your kind review. We really appreciate your business and feedbacks. We are very glad that your experience with us is good. We’d hope to have the chance to serve you again. Please keep us in mind when you visit Pasadena next time.

Thank you and have a great day!
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Courtenay, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2012

We spent the last four days at this facility,very affordable,great staff who were very helpful,Continental breakfast was also available,It is located in a good location,very safe to walk in the surrounding areas,We had the luxury of having a great room with attached day room(418),i was able to get up early and have my morning beverage without disturbing the wife,a great place,cheers

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Room Tip: Rooms at the rear were quite,we were on the 4 floor,Elevator was close by,cheers
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank comoxtravellwer
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hojopasadena, General Manager at Howard Johnson Pasadena, responded to this review, 28 March 2012
Thank you so much for your kind review. We really appreciate your business and feedbacks. We are very glad that your experience with us is good. We’d hope to have the chance to serve you again. Please keep us in mind when you visit Pasadena next time.

Thank you and have a great day!
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Los Angeles, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2012

We spent a night here on a weekend getaway. Our room was 3rd floor in the rear and totally quiet. Everything seemed clean and well maintained, and the bathroom was extremely roomy with a large walk-in shower. We ate out, so can't comment on the breakfast. The desk clerk was extremely helpful, let us use his office computer because we left ours at home. The neighborhood is nothing glamorous, but we had no safety worries. The only minor issues might be the exterior halls and the king bed was a little slumpy in the middle. However, at $75 for a king room, no complaints at all.

Room Tip: Look for upper floors in the back to avoid street noise.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Bob/Paula
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hojopasadena, General Manager at Howard Johnson Pasadena, responded to this review, 28 March 2012
Thank you so much for your kind review. We really appreciate your business and feedbacks. We are very glad that your experience with us is good. We’d hope to have the chance to serve you again. Please keep us in mind when you visit Pasadena next time.

Thank you and have a great day!
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

Pasadena was a two-day stop on a two week work/fun trip to the Los Angeles area. We liked the ease of access to the northern part of LA and there were some nice things to do in the city itself (although we were disappointed when we realized the museums were closed the day we wanted to visit (not anyone's fault but check before). The hotel itself was just OK - clean "enough" but the feeling that taking care of the hotel is starting to become lax. I think this hotel could quickly become second rate. We like the discount we got at a nearby local restaurant (that was excellent). The neighborhood was also just OK with quite a few vagrants begging for money on the street. The free breakfast was lousy - nothing healthy to eat (all the cereal was sugar coated). The kind of place I would stay only if I had to.

Room Tip: Not sure about the neighborhood and street is noisy so suggest room off the ground floor and away fr...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Todieinparis
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hojopasadena, General Manager at Howard Johnson Pasadena, responded to this review, 28 March 2012
Thank you so much for your kind review, I am sorry your experience with us was not great. I want to personally apologize for any inconvenience and dissatisfaction during your stay. We really appreciate your business and feedbacks. We will try to add more healthy choices in the breakfast, and make improvements in other areas you have mentioned too.

Thank you and have a great day!
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Additional Information about Howard Johnson Pasadena

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 #11 of 31 Hotels in Pasadena
Price range (per night): ₹ 7,330 - ₹ 12,631
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
Westway Inn Pasadena
Westway Motel Pasadena

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