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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The first time I visited the Saga was a year or so ago. It's a classic Motel that has character. The small front desk area also doubles as a small breakfast room. The rooms are comfortable and spacious The only thing I would add is the pool wasn't heated on all our visits. However, in the summer heat this didn't...

Thank Lawrence T
Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 31 January 2017

This classic 'motor inn' on Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena is right along the Rose Parade route -- and I wouldn't dream of going near it that weekend. But most of the year, it's a quiet, nicely appointed hideaway that's perfectly located if you're doing things on the eastern side of L.A. For me, a horseplayer, that means a hop and...

Thank alorsenfants
Franklin, Massachusetts
Reviewed 10 December 2016

This is a basic motel. You get just what you expect — a comfortable place to rest your bones. The bed was comfortable and the room clean. If you want fancy, don't come here...but don't blame them for your mistake. This is a classic motel on Route 66. The location could not be better. Good places to eat all around....

Thank Scott M
Kingman, Arizona
Reviewed 23 November 2016

This is our hotel of choice when staying in the greater Los Angeles area. The location is easily accessible, the light rail system that eliminates issues associated with traffic is a mere four four blocks away, the rooms are comfortable and clean if a bit dated, and the prices are most reasonable. The bonus is an array of unique, fascinating...

1Thank AdventurerJim
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Loved this spot! We were traveling from Seattle to Phoenix via I-5 and then 210 and wanted a safe and perhaps unique spot to stay around the LA area. Pasadena fit the bill and the Saga won us over with the "historic Route 66 motel" description and great reviews. It didn't disappoint, the staff was very friendly, rooms are cute...

Thank serindipitie
Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 23 October 2016

A 50s motor court; complete with old sign, a pool, and palm trees. Clean, comfortable rooms. I am very sensitive to odors and mold and did not detect anything amiss, as one reviewer mentioned. I chose a second floor room - since the elevator is out they go for a discount. Too far from Old Town to walk there, but...

Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 13 September 2016

The room we had was one of their 'suites'. It was one large room with 2 queen sized beds and 1 king bed. It had a balcony overlooking the parking lot. The hotel was built in the 1950's. There is a pool and free continental breakfast it included in the rate. We had a microwave and refrigerator. I am not...

Thank Kathleen B
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

You pay for what you get, not my favorite but it had a special going on. The room is not up to date and it had a cheap hotel smell, awesome places to visit in Pasadena but wouldn't recommend that hotel.

Thank MellsR
Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 9 September 2016

This motel offers good value for night's stay. The motel is right across the street from Pasadena City College, so there are lots of places to eat lots of different kinds of food, all reasonably priced. It is a ten minute stroll from Allen Station on the Metro Golf Line. For nostalgia buffs there is a plus: Colorado Boulevard was...

Thank Oliver1646
santa rosa,ca
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Spent 4 nights here and can recommend it considering that its reasonably priced. The room was clean and fairly large. The water pressure was good. The breakfast is stereotypical buffet. juice coffee crummy pastries. There is a pool which I found to be too cold for prolonged swimming. (there is a Y 10 minutes away). It is located across from...

Thank alan k

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
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 

Additional Information about Saga Motor Hotel

Address: 1633 East Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91106
Region: United States > California > Pasadena
Price Range: $156 - $157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Saga Motor Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 70
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Also Known As:
Saga Motor Pasadena
Hotel Saga Motor
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Pasadena
#6 Family Hotel in Pasadena
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“All the rooms are great, however we like to stay pool side”
 of 5 bubbles lawrencet590, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“They need to fix their elevator (only 3 stories, though) -- lower rates for climbing the stairs!”
 of 5 bubbles alorsenfants, 31 Jan 2017 | Read review
“I suggest a downstairs room. They are a bit quieter, and offer a front door as well as a rear door for pool access.”
 of 5 bubbles AdventurerJim, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Air conditioning is by older wall units - a bit noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles carlyep_12, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The rooms facing the main street on the upper floors will give you a perfect view of the Rose Parade in January.”
 of 5 bubbles kathleenb712, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
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