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“Nice stay and great value” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Howard Johnson Pasadena

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Howard Johnson Pasadena
Ranked #10 of 31 Hotels in Pasadena
Las Vegas
Level Contributor
86 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Nice stay and great value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2012

I reserved a 2 BR suite here for the price of a regular room at the higher priced chains. The room was very nice and included microwave and small fridge. However, there was only 1 HVAC unit so if you want to close the door on that BR then there is no HVAC in the other BR. Towels are a little small but fluffy. Ask for a room away from the road if you are a light sleeper. Good sound insulation between rooms and between floors. There are a lot of rooms that are on the street. Why? Because they get $400 a night for them during the Rose Bowl parade (2 night minimum)! Good neighborhood directly across the street from the Pasadena College campus. Very helpful staff. The continental breakfast had limited selections; 2 kinds of sweetened cereal, oatmeal you make yourself, a few breads and muffens, pre-packaged pasteries, and a waffle maker. I'd stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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hojopasadena, General Manager at Howard Johnson Pasadena, responded to this review, 17 May 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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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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montreal
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

We decided to stay at the Howard Johnson after reading the nice reviews. We were very disappointed. We stayed there 3 nights. We were on the 2nd floor across from the elevator facing the parking lot. Every night we heard trucks driving into the parking lot, which we can only assume was delivering something. In the morning we would hear the cleaning ladies with their trolleys walking by on the cement floor. The walls are very thin, one of the nights we heard a couple having sex next door and above us someone blasted their television. Hardly any restaurants around the area that are walking distance. Would not stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank vanMontreal
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hojopasadena, General Manager at Howard Johnson Pasadena, responded to this review, 25 April 2012
Dear Value Guest,

Thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry that your experience at our hotel was not 100% satisfy. We will definitely look into every feedback and try to address the issues in a timely matter.

For all the guests who are light sleeper or sensitive to noise, we are more then happy to offer top floor rooms, corner rooms, and/or rooms on the back side of the hotel. Our housekeepers start their shift at 9:30AM, and all deliveries, maintenance works etc. will begin after 10AM. We will do our best to please every single guest.
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Santiago
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2012

When you arrive to Howard Johnson, it does not says much from the outside, but checking in was a bliss, staff is really kind and our room was very nice with a big space, breakfast was simple, but ok for us, also the room was very clean with a confortable bed, location is excellent, five minutes by car to old town Pasadena, I will recommend Howard Johnson hotel to everybody who goes to this city.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 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 evelynchile
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hojopasadena, General Manager at Howard Johnson Pasadena, responded to this review, 25 April 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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Geelong, Australia
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74 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2012

My daughter and I stayed here for a week and so pleased she had chosen this hotel. Price was very reasonable. As we did not have a car we used public transport to go everywhere and this is not a problem. A bus stop to Hollywood is outside your door. The train is 5-7 minutes walk away and you are downtown LA in about 30 minutes. on the Gold Line. This takes you through Union Station which will connect you with all other lines. The area is very quiet and plenty of cheap eateries close by. The room was spacious and very clean, bathroom also spacious, towels changed daily. Breakfast was get it yourself but ok, though the water could be hotter for tea drinkers. The hankerchief size pool was closed when we were there.
Old Pasadena was a delightful place to explore as were the surroundings areas.
If you are using public transport buy a TAP Card available from outside train stations. We got a 7 day pass for $20 which enabled us to use buses and trains...great value. if you do have a car plenty of parking space. Very helpful desk staff.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Muldmiff
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hojopasadena, General Manager at Howard Johnson Pasadena, responded to this review, 25 April 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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California
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2012

Had a great stay. I requested a quiet room and was put off the main street and parking lot in a very quiet room. Room was clean and nicely decorated with a very nice, roomy bathroom. The front desk clerk was very nice and helpful. The hotel was easy to get to from the freeway and about a five minute drive to Old Town Pasadena which has great restaurants and shops.
I plan on staying there again the next time I'm in the area.

Room Tip: The street in front is busy, so I suggest requesting a room near the back.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank travelwithkiddos
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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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Eugene, Oregon
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 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 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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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Level Contributor
226 reviews
95 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
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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    • 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 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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Property: Howard Johnson Pasadena
Address: 1599 East 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 #10 of 31 Hotels in Pasadena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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
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