$79 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 5, 2014 Check-out: Aug 6, 2014

Howard Johnson Pasadena

2 stars
1599 East Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91106
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.2
out of 5
29 reviews
Great for single with small animal

This is a wonderful hotel. I was there with my small shih Tzu because I had an appointment the next... See full review

  • JudiClem
  • Feb 19, 2014
It's perfect

Very nice hotel. I will use it next time of course. See full review

  • FZhang
  • Nov 6, 2013
Have fun at this Howard Johnson Pasadena conveniently located directly across the street from Pasadena City College, and just a short drive from bustling downtown Los Angeles. Explore downtown Old Pasadena, or find culture at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens just a half mile away. Watch sporting events at Dodgers Stadium, or Rose Bowl Stadium just three miles away. Watch horseraces at Santa Anita Park, or tour nearby Universal Studios. Start your morning happy with a complimentary Rise and Dine continental breakfast. Plan your day from the comfort of your guest room with complimentary wireless Internet access, lush bedding, microwave and refrigerator, or upgrade to a suite for additional comfort. Pets are welcome at this smoke-free lodging and parking is free.

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Ice machine
Dining
Coffee maker in room
Vending machines
Services
Guest laundromat
Conference facilities
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Outdoor parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Accessible parking
Room
AM/FM alarm clock
Desk with lamp
Microwave
TV remote control
Cribs available
Ironing board

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Hotel Map

34.1464 -118.1175
Area description
Downtown

Nearby points of interest

  • Rose Bowl: 3.1 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (29)

Ratings and reviews for Howard Johnson Pasadena

Overall score

3.2 / 5
5.01.0
29 out of 29
Amenities:
3.2
Room cleanliness:
3.7
Hotel staff:
3.7
Room comfort:
3.7
Location:
4.3
Value:
3.8

76% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Howard Johnson Pasadena

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
college chick
Pasadena, CA
Jun 12, 2014

Sweet location and good price.

I would recommend this place for anyone who is on a budget and wants to be close to everything. It's walking distance from a starbucks, PCC and everything you need.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Howard Johnson Pasadena

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Caltech alum
Business
Palo Alto, CA
May 9, 2014

Good value

Clean, safe, free wifi and breakfast. Nothing fancy, just a good price and good location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Howard Johnson Pasadena

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Perfect Coffee
Business
Pasadena, CA
May 4, 2014

Great hotel, well located!

The hotel was clean, the bed was wonderful, the cleanliness very good and the location excellent. The only things I missed were: 1) the coffee maker bags made very weak coffee; and 2) It would have been nice to have had one complimentary bottle of water in the room. Otherwise, I have no complaints. This hotel was a great price and offered great service. Thank you!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Jameson Brown Coffee Roasters on 260 N. Allen. Wonderful coffee!

Review of Howard Johnson Pasadena

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
bellabeeonee
Pasadena ca
Mar 20, 2014

Think again..

So I ended up booking this room because honestly it looked decent and price seemed right. Upon arriving the people at the front desk insisted on changing me again even more than what I had previously paid .. I did other wise it's a cancellation. And I would pay the same .. I guess it's a deposit yet on there website they never said such thing or I would have 're considered ... overall pictures of rooms are miss leading .... honestly wouldn't even consider this hotel .. sorry :(

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
2
Review of Howard Johnson Pasadena

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
JudiClem
Sun Lakes, Arizona
Feb 19, 2014

Great for single with small animal

This is a wonderful hotel. I was there with my small shih Tzu because I had an appointment the next day for an eye surgery consultation. The staff was very helpful and gave me a ground floor room because of my puppy's animal carrier. Bed was very comfortable and everything was very clean. Thank you.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of Howard Johnson Pasadena

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
daverino
san diego
Feb 16, 2014

An interveiw in Pasadena

The front desk staff was friendly. The free WiFi was not high speed, but they never claimed that it was... The breakfast was adequate but there was no syrup for the waffles. The room had stains on the carpet. The shower water was labeled backwards. Made for a cold first half of the shower. I'd stay here again...on a budget.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Howard Johnson Pasadena

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
FZhang
Business
Boston
Nov 6, 2013

It's perfect

Very nice hotel. I will use it next time of course.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Howard Johnson Pasadena

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Dave B
Liverpool U.K.
Oct 8, 2013

Good Location.

While not in the centre of Pasadena, the hotel is right opposite Pasadena Collage, it is also handy for the Gold Line Train to Downtown L.A.s Union Station. Good restaurants around the hotel within a five miuute walk Hotel clean with a very comfortable bed. Quiet at night too, Ideal for a couple of nights.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Try Camerons Sea Food or Nouvels both near by.

Review of Howard Johnson Pasadena

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
ababab9898
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Mar 19, 2013

Great experience!

Hotel was in a great location! Rooms have recently been refurbished. Loved the mic and frig in every room. Had connecting rooms with our kids. Were there for a wedding party and the staff did an excellent job trying to get our entire party on the same floor.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Bucca Di Beppo was an excellent place for a rehearsal dinner. Had a private dining room for our group of 31. The food and service was excellent. We were able to have a short, informal program due to our private space.

Review of Howard Johnson Pasadena

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
pbralich
Business
Monterey, CA
Dec 14, 2012

$200 Stolen by Clerks

To those who would stay at Hojo Hotels: On Wed Morning, 12/12/12 my deposit of $200 was stolen by Sam, Owen (both Chinese) and a third guy. I have stayed and stay in many hotels around the country as a Professor, researcher, and author. I was in Pasadena on a shoestring to promote my new book and had to leave a deposit. On check out Sam had a maintanance guy check my room before checkout (I hav e NEVER seen this). Third guy ducked into the maids room, grabbed something, and ran upstairs and then returned to the desk reporting that I had been smoking in the room. I had not. I suspect the third guy ducked into the maid's room with the express purpose of grabbing ashes from there and putting them on the night stand. The evening before they were strangely stern about not smoking. There was no reason for them to think I was a smoker. I suspect quite strongly that this is a regular scam they run to get and split deposits. This will be published widely on the internet in Pasadena and on travel sites. They owe me $200.00. I will no longer stay at Howard Johnson's and will also make this known among my publishing and research colleagues, many of whom also travel on a shoe string. Philip A. Bralich, Ph.D.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
2
Location:
2
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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