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Santa Cruz, CA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We needed to travel to Pasadena for a funeral and stay just one night. This motel is not fancy, but clean, cute, retro, and affordable. For a quick trip to Pasadena, we would stay here again. I didn't see the rooms in the larger building (3 stories), but I would choose a ground-level room again.

Thank SantaCruzCouple
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Saga many years when our son lived nearby. The staff is great, the rooms are clean and spacious, and it's very reasonably priced. They offer a continental breakfast that is free, and there are many good restaurants nearby.

Thank Julia S
Palm Springs, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This classic motel has a nice pool with palms and rose bushes around that keeps it sheltered from the parking lot and busy Colorado Ave. I like to take public transportation as much as possible and it is on direct bus routes and near the Metro Goldline. The room is comfortable, (books are provided!) and people are quiet. The staff...

Thank nancymargaret06
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...

1Thank serindipitie
Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 24 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

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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: $161 - $163 (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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“I would definitely stay in one of the ground-level rooms.”
SantaCruzCouple, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms we stayed in were great.”
H8392FJjulias, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“I like an upstairs room overlooking the pool.”
nancymargaret06, 30 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms are great, however we like to stay pool side”
lawrencet590, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“They need to fix their elevator (only 3 stories, though) -- lower rates for climbing the stairs!”
alorsenfants, 31 Jan 2017 | Read review
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