Liked the separate vanity area from the toilet Comfortable bed
Extra blanket! Comfort. Cleanliness. Friendly staff. Quiet!
Very good for the price. Clean, Location, Value
The room was clean and large. I was able to get an upgrade for free. The room had a mini frige, microwave, coffee maker. had a small sitting room for watching TV. Towels were small and hard. I was quite pleased for the price, other nicer hotels nearby were priced higher and also charged for parking and internet. This also offers a free breakfast, but I had to leave before it opened.
Towels were small and hard.
Good for business stays
Room was clean, bed was comfortable, includes TV microwave and fridge. Free continental breakfast starts at 6 AM but I didn't try it out. Parking lot does get full but I had no issues with parking.
Talking outside on the balcony after 11 PM
Good deal for business but not clean
The man who checked us in and woman who checked us out were nice. My coworker and I stayed in two rooms for a business trip. The price was better than some of the other higher name brand hotels, but it didn't look as bad as the motels in the area.
The bathtub was very dirty. Soap scum and I'm not sure what else were on the bathtub, and the spout could have been cleaner, as well. The sink could also have been cleaned better. The beds seemed okay.
The location was good: close to Old Town Pasadena. It was nice to have free parking and breakfast included.
The bathroom was somewhat dirty, the coffee machine didn't work, and we were on the first floor and there was a lot of noise from the parking lot. Plus, the door jam was not sealed, so light seeped in from outside all night, making me wonder about the security of the room (114), since it seemed like someone might be able to push something through the door jam and open the top security latch. So that I could finally sleep without thinking that someone would break in, I finally pushed a chair under the door handle and tried to twist a hanger around the top latch to reinforce it. When I told the (nice) front desk person about these issues in the morning, he only apologized.
There are BEDBUGS at this Howard Johnson!
The gentleman at the front desk was very pleasant. It's a basic motel that could use a refresh and an exterminator.
As soon as I walked into the room, I noticed a strong, sweet odor, which I assumed to be the solution they use to clean the room. Eight hours after I left, I began noticing red welts on right arm and on my face in the characteristic linear pattern associated with bedbugs. Suddenly the sweet smell from the night before clicked (bedbug infestations are often associated with an overripe raspberry smell). My right hand swelled to almost twice its size and I itched for days. I will not be coming back.
Great price, clean, location, breakfast nook.
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 limited 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. Our Pasadena hotel is smoke-free and parking is free for 1 car per room additional spaces are for a nominal fee.