Holiday Inn Express & Suites Pasadena - Los Angeles, an IHG Hotel

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Pasadena - Los Angeles, an IHG Hotel

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#10 of 27 hotels in Pasadena
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.1 of 5 bubbles
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Pasadena Hotel Near the Rose Bowl Stadium

Situated just outside of Los Angeles, our hotel's accommodations offer the quality services and amenities you prefer. Located off I-210 and less than 4 miles from downtown Pasadena, you are only minutes from celebrated annual events like the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl football game. The Holiday Inn Express® Hotel & Suites Pasadena - Colorado Boulevard hotel is ideal for all your favorite Pasadena, California activities.

Our hotel's Colorado Boulevard location puts you just minutes from Pasadena's best attractions. Take in cultural highlights with a visit to the Norton Simon Museum, Kidspace Children's Museum, or the Huntington Library Art Collections and Botanical Gardens. In town to see the UCLA Bruins play football? We are only 6 miles from the Rose Bowl Stadium.

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Property amenities
Electric vehicle charging station
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Pool
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Car hire
Business Centre with Internet Access
Paid private parking on-site
Car park
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast available
Vending machine
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
First aid kit
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Telephone
Iron
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Mountain view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
2.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quiet
Modern
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Chinese, Portuguese
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Location

3500 E. Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91107
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 65 out of 100
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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles412 reviews
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The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Pasadena - Los Angeles, an IHG Hotel, garners praise for its cleanliness and well-maintained rooms, with the housekeeping staff earning accolades for their effectiveness. While the hotel's amenities, such as the pool and gym, are appreciated, some guests have expressed concerns over inconvenient breakfast hours. Opinions on value are divided, as some guests find the rates reasonable, but others are disappointed by additional fees. The hotel's atmosphere and prime location are popular among guests, with the central position offering easy access to local attractions and amenities. Travelers also commend the staff's excellent service, even though there have been occasional issues with the facilities. Rooms generally receive positive feedback for their comfort and equipment, but some guests have encountered maintenance and cleanliness challenges.
Location
Convenient
Atmosphere
Inviting
Rooms
Comfortable
Value
Reasonable
Cleanliness
Spotless
Service
Helpful
Amenities
Satisfactory

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Expedition557456 wrote a review Jun 2023
Hotel's Favourite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is great! Arthur was very helpful and quick to check me in and very positive. Love the gym and pool. I like the room layout with a living room and bedroom on the top floor. Nice and quiet.
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Date of stay: June 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Top floor is best
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Response from Gabriela Cervantes, Guest Services / Front Office at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Pasadena - Los Angeles, an IHG Hotel
Responded Jun 29, 2023
Hello Expedition557456, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. It's always great to see team members like Arthur being recognized for their professionalism and positive attitude. We look forward to seeing you back at our hotel on your next visit to the Pasadena Area.
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Bob H wrote a review Apr 2021
Orange, California
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is on a busy street, but not so busy that getting in and out is a major challenge. It is a few miles east of the city center and old town. It has the basic amenities one expects at a Holiday Inn Express. There is an open parking lot outside, and a multi level garage if the lot is full (it wasn't during my stay). Due to COVID restrictions, the breakfast buffet area is closed to guests. Guests fill out an order form and hand it to the person working there, who gathers the items in a to go bag to take back to the room. Scrambled eggs and bacon/sausage (served on alternate days) came in individual serving size foil wrappers. Other options include cereal, yogurt, muffins, and various fruit juices. There is an outdoor pool and hot tub. Currently, the sign says "by appointment only." The room was quite large, with a desk, sofa, television and coffee table right inside the front door, and another television and chair in the bedroom area. The areas are separated by a short corridor but not a door. The hotel appears clean and well maintained, and the staff is friendly and efficient. It was about a 15 minute drive to the Rose Bowl Stadium, and about 30 minutes to Universal Studios. There are several shopping centers in the area, including grocery stores, and some nice restaurants. There is an included refrigerator and separate sink where the coffee maker sits.
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Date of stay: March 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Annie Hsu, Owner at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Pasadena - Los Angeles, an IHG Hotel
Responded May 25, 2021
Dear B0bTraveler, Thank you so much for taking the time to review and provide details of our hotel. We are rolling out new and improved safety measures with indoor dining coming back to Los Angeles County. We look forward to accommodate you again in the future and receive your feedback regarding the changes. Thank you again for staying with Holiday Inn Express Pasadena!
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peeboh wrote a review Jun 2022
Fairfield, California
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here for a night, sort of a layover driving back from Anaheim back to the Bay Area. Decent free breakfast buffet. Coffee was weak though. It was like getting coffee from the gas stations. We also had to pay $10 for parking. The TV inside the rooms were small and dark. I believe this is an item they need to consider replacing. Kids had fun at the pool, clean and surprisingly, the temperature of the water was very nice. The spa was good too. The other thing we liked was the shampoo, conditioner and shower gel provided in the bathrooms. Conveniently placed in bottles with a pump by the showers. The fixture for the shower though, it was hard to tell which way to turn for hot or cold. Overall, we enjoyed our stay and thought this was a very good value.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from Santiago Garcia, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Pasadena - Los Angeles, an IHG Hotel
Responded Apr 20, 2023
Hi peeboh, I appreciate your feedback and thank you for choosing us during your trip.
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Phyllis R wrote a review Mar 2023
Durant, Oklahoma
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect Inn

This Holiday Inn is beyond a traveler's need for an economical, clean, and friendly hotel. We typically stay in Holiday Inns, but this staff is always on task. Everyone is diligently working! This location is well suited to sightsee the many opportunities in Pasadena. Many fine restaurants are available nearby.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Santiago Garcia, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Pasadena - Los Angeles, an IHG Hotel
Responded Apr 20, 2023
Hi 510phyllisr, I'm happy to see my team met your expectations and I look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel on your next visit to Pasadena and the Los Angeles Area. Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel.
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Dustin T wrote a review Aug 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
First entering Damian and Arthur has been very accommodating and pleasant. They have been informative and caring throughout our week’s stay. The hotel also has a pool and guest laundry and the guest laundry cost us around 4 dollars for the washing machine and dryer, and another 3 dollars for the detergent and dryer sheets for a total of 14 dollars.

Housekeeping is also very nice and really help our place keep clean.
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Date of stay: August 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Santiago Garcia, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Pasadena - Los Angeles, an IHG Hotel
Responded Aug 9, 2023
Hi Dustin T., I'm so happy to see my team members Damian and Arthur are making the difference during your week long stay at our hotel. On behalf of our entire team, thank you for choosing our hotel in Pasadena, CA as your home away from home and we look forward to your next visit.
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Gary76 wrote a review Nov 2023
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Old - dirty - rundown. Room has moldy damp musky smell, AC unit broken, the carpet felt disgusting, tacky, sticky on bare feet. We kept our shoes on the entire time the room smelled like smoke. In the breakfast area be prepared to feel like you are fighting with others for a simple plate of disgusting food. I will pay twice the money next time. We will never stay here again. Parking was a joke if you don't have compact car. They charge 10.00 daily for parking absolutely ridiculous.
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Date of stay: October 2023
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Moldy room disgusting stay
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Response from Santiago Garcia, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Pasadena - Los Angeles, an IHG Hotel
Responded Nov 13, 2023
Hi Gary76, I'm disappointed to see that our hotel didn't meet your expectations and I assure you this is not the norm. When issues arise and are reported to us we always want to make it right, we would love the opportunity to change your mind and make things right for future stays. Please feel free to reach out to me directly at the hotel number to discuss. Thank you.
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Cew00 wrote a review Jul 2023
Beirut, Lebanon
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is one of the very few times that I write a review before checkout. The reason is obvious: the staff.
Outstanding service at check-in by David, followed by instantaneous and efficient help by Lili and Dana made us feel welcome as soon as we arrived. Next is the location, initially thought to be remote, it turned out to be quite central and walking distance from a metro station and a few dining and shopping options. In terms of amenities, it is exactly what you expect, no hidden surprises. Decent rooms, very clean (especially for old bath tubs like these) and a decent pool and great parking space. Looking forward to the next 5 days but it seems really promising!
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Santiago Garcia, Owner at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Pasadena - Los Angeles, an IHG Hotel
Responded Jul 19, 2023
Thank you, Cew00 for sharing your amazing arrival experience at our hotel! I'm so happy to see so many of our team members have made such a positive impact on your stay. I will personally thank David, Lili and Dana for their efforts to make your stay a great one! We look forward to having you over the next few days and hope to keep meeting or exceeding your expectations.
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Scha Z wrote a review Jun 2024
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for 3 days for business and leisure. The staff were great and offered many suggestions and answered all our questions. Damien working at night was especially helpful in checking us in and getting all things in order. Hot breakfast was great. Had a variety of options such as hot sceambled eggs or omelet, sausages or bacon, pancakes, fruits, yogurt, granola bar, biscuits and gravy, bread, coffee, and some breakfast pastries. It is so convenient to have breakfast early in the morning! Also walking distance to an Amazon Fresh for all your other necessities. Room had a microwave and mini fridge as well. Overall, I enjoyed the stay!
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Date of stay: June 2024Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Parking is 10$ a day. Internet sometimes goes in and out but not for very long. Walking distance...
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Response from Santiago Garcia, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Pasadena - Los Angeles, an IHG Hotel
Responded 6 days ago
Hi Scha Z. I'm delighted to see our friendly staff members such as Damian and our hot breakfast made a positive impact one your stay. Our central location to the Greater Los Angeles and Pasadena area makes us convenient location for business and leisure and I'm happy to see you were able to take advantage of that while you stay with us. I hope you consider us again on your next visit to the Pasadena Area. Thank you!
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Keith L wrote a review May 2024
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Convenient location near freeway and close enough to my destination in South Pasadena that I was able to use alternate routes during rush hour. The room was clean and breakfast was great! Pricilia was friendly and helpful at check in! Thanks!
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Santiago Garcia, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Pasadena - Los Angeles, an IHG Hotel
Responded May 14, 2024
Hi Keith , Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us and I am so happy to read your review mentioning one of our service stars Priscila. I agree our easy freeway location and access to major roads helps beat out local traffic to get in and rounds the area, once again thank you and we hope to see you back on your next trip to the Pasadena Area.
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Ray G wrote a review Jul 2023
Fresno, California
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Damian up service he went above beyond to make my room right to switch me to another room but unfortune the hotel was sold out my room had a carpet issue from the ac leaking so he did tell management still awaiting a refund to price line and deposit credit back which hasn't happen yet. Which my card company stated they haven't release it still stuck. stayed 05/17-/05/18 Ray 559
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Date of stay: July 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Santiago Garcia, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Pasadena - Los Angeles, an IHG Hotel
Responded Jul 31, 2023
Hi Ray G, Thank you for taking the time to rate your stay at our hotel. I apologize for the inconvenience you experienced at our hotel, in the meantime I assure you I'll be looking into this, if you have any additional questions I'd be more than happy to assist you further, my email is gm@hiepasadenaca.com.
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Ronnie M asked a question Mar 2019
San Antonio, Texas
How far is it from the rose bowl ?
Answer from Holiday Inn E
It is about 15 minutes without traffic and 25 minutes with traffic.
Answer from HIPasadena
Pasadena, California
Hi Curlysue186, our hotel will soon have a two bed room suite with Formula Blue concept. There will be a total of 3 Queen Beds plus a sofa bed in the living room. They are completely separated and we are expecting them to be completed in the first week of March.
Answer from HIPasadena
Pasadena, California
Dear Tim A, Our public health permits are posted by the wall next to Front Desk. Should you have any question or concern, please do not hesitate to call or email us.
spongberg asked a question Jan 2017
Long Beach, California
Is it in walking distance to the rose parade ?
Answer from HIPasadena
Pasadena, California
We are located two blocks from where the Rose Parade ends but there is a light rail that you can take to any part of the route within walking distance.
mamakinrocks asked a question Dec 2016
PA187 contributions88 helpful votes
How far from old town?
Answer from David T
Auckland, New Zealand961 contributions107 helpful votes
You would certanly need a car rather than public transport and its not walkable at all but that and the main shopping areas are not too far away.
Passenger61396631655 wrote a tip Jun 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I was tired from my trip. There’s a massage place next-door, I got a really good massage. And next-door to that got some great sushi ."
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Scha Z wrote a tip Jun 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Parking is 10$ a day. Internet sometimes goes in and out but not for very long. Walking distance to a massage place, sushi place, and Amazon Fresh grocery store. "
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Shocks o wrote a tip Feb 2024
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"No it was perfect."
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Gary76 wrote a tip Nov 2023
2 contributions1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Moldy room disgusting stay"
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Wanderer38705643834 wrote a tip Oct 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Good place to stay at reasonable rates"
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PRICE RANGE
C$198 - C$252 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
93
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Frequently Asked Questions about Holiday Inn Express & Suites Pasadena - Los Angeles, an IHG Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Holiday Inn Express & Suites Pasadena - Los Angeles, an IHG Hotel?
Nearby attractions include A Noise Within Theatre (0.5 km), Target Store Pasadena-East (0.6 km), and Nordstrom Rack (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Pasadena - Los Angeles, an IHG Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Pasadena - Los Angeles, an IHG Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Pasadena - Los Angeles, an IHG Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Pasadena - Los Angeles, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, a parking garage and paid private parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Holiday Inn Express & Suites Pasadena - Los Angeles, an IHG Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include President Thai Restaurant, The Original Tops, and Pasadena Sandwich Company.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Pasadena - Los Angeles, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Pasadena - Los Angeles, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Pasadena - Los Angeles, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Holiday Inn Express & Suites Pasadena - Los Angeles, an IHG Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Pasadena - Los Angeles, an IHG Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Chinese, and Portuguese.
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