Pasadena Rose & Crown Hotel

Pasadena Rose & Crown Hotel

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#10 of 27 hotels in Pasadena
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Value
3 Blocks away from Caltech, close to old town Pasadena shopping area, close to Pasadena business center and the playhouse district. Rose Parade passes in front of our property.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Hiking
Kids stay free
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Ironing service
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Safe
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Modern
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

Location

1203 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91106-1843
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 71 out of 100
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Hollywood Burbank Airport
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11 minLos Angeles Metro Rail
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Helen K wrote a review Oct 2022
Seattle, WA33 contributions21 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Rose & Crown was a pleasant surprise. It's well located on Colorado Blvd, the main drag in Pasadena, and appears to be a basic roadside motel. But it's so nicely renovated! The front desk and breakfast room are clean and attractive, and our room was also comfortable and stylish. We asked for an accessible room with a tub, most of the rooms have shower only. There was also a coin-operated washer and dryer, very convenient (get quarters at the desk). Nice free breakfast, easy parking. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. We didn't try the pool, but it looked fine. Don't expect anything fancy, but it was definitely a cut above the basic. They really seem to be trying here to provide great value and service.
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Date of stay: August 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Guest Satisfaction Team, Owner at Pasadena Rose & Crown Hotel
Responded 6 Oct 2022
Dear Helen, HIGH FIVE! Thank you for your GREAT FEEDBACK and PERFECT SCORE REVIEW of your stay at Pasadena Rose & Crown Hotel.  We are honored by your praise for our hospitality, service, and maintenance.  We are glad that you had a great stay in our clean guest rooms. We look forward to hosting you again soon for another enriching stay on your next trip to Pasadena.   Thank you, Pasadena Rose & Crown Hotel Management   P.S. Don't forget to book directly on pasadenaroseandcrown.com instead of Online Travel Agents and get the best deals and discounts.
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Kathryn S wrote a review Apr 2023
4 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Rose and Crown is a great choice when visiting the Pasadena area. Their Managers Special rate is probably the best value in town. It's an older hotel that has been renovated into very comfortable, updated accommodations. Our room was very clean and the king bed was incredibly comfortable. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Breakfast choices consisted of waffles, breakfast sandwiches, scrambled eggs, sausage, cereals, fruit and various breads. There is ample free parking and the parking lot in the back provides spaces under an overhang. A coin operated washer and dryer are also available. The hotel is located in an older part of town but felt very safe and is close to great dining. Easy access to the 210. While we did not use the pool, we looked in and found it to be very clean. Our room on the third floor was very quiet. We stayed for 6 nights while visiting family and will return again. The Rose and Crown is a great place to stay and also is a great value.
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Guest Satisfaction Team, Owner at Pasadena Rose & Crown Hotel
Responded 3 May 2023
Dear Kathryn, We are incredibly grateful that you took the time out to leave us a All-Star review.  It is awesome to learn that you enjoyed the quiet ambiance Pasadena Rose & Crown Hotel provides. Our housekeeping staff works very hard to provide the cleanest rooms in town. It is an honor for us when our guests are extremely satisfied with our hospitality. We can't wait to host you again at Pasadena Rose & Crown Hotel, soon.   Thank you, Pasadena Rose & Crown Hotel Management PS: When you are ready for your next visit to Pasadena, be sure to book your stay directly on pasadenaroseandcrown.com where you will find the lowest possible rates anywhere online!
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cb_maine wrote a review Apr 2023
Bar Harbor, Maine12 contributions15 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Rose and Crown is a solid choice for a hotel near the CalTech campus. The property is well-maintained and less than 10 minutes from the CalTech campus by foot. There are several good restaurants and stores within walking distance. My room was pretty basic but it was spotless and had everything I could need for a stay of a few days-- a desk, safe, fridge, microwave, ironing board and iron, and single serve coffee maker. The bed was very comfortable with a nice firm mattress. The staff were very friendly and helpful. I didn't partake of the breakfast (except for coffee) but there was a nice variety of options from what I could see. There is a teeny tiny fitness center on the second floor with a treadmill, elliptical, and weights. This hotel is a fantastic value when compared to some of the major brand hotels in the area. I definitely will stay here again when I'm in Pasadena.
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Date of stay: March 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: I asked for a quiet room away from elevators and ice machines. Stayed on the third floor...
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Response from Guest Satisfaction Team, Owner at Pasadena Rose & Crown Hotel
Responded 13 Apr 2023
Dear Anonymous, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at The Rose and Crown hotel. We are thrilled to hear that you had a pleasant stay with us and found our property to be well-maintained and conveniently located near the CalTech campus. It's great to know that your room was clean, well-equipped with all the necessary amenities, and the bed was comfortable. Your recommendation is highly appreciated. Thanks again for choosing to stay with us! Thank you, Pasadena Rose & Crown Hotel Management PS: Book your stay directly on our official website pasadenaroseandcrown.com instead of online travel agents and get excellent deals and discounts!
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Peter H wrote a review Mar 2020
Castro Valley, California3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
First off, I praise management for having great staff from bottom to top. Special shout out to Joseph at the front desk in the evening. First night we met him we knew it would be a good stay. He was Super Friendly, acutely professional and extremely knowledgeable. Secondly, We went to our room and knew it would be an awesome stay. It was Super clean, well equipped (microwave, mini-fridge, among other essentials) and the bed was of highly quality. Every day it was cleaned and restocked as if we just got there on the first day. Thirdly, The breakfast was exceptional - high quality, everything you would want for a simple breakfast was stocked, and the self-made waffles was da bomb! Fourthly the facility was recently remodeled to a standard much higher than what we paid. I used the gym also and although it was small, it was all I needed. Free parking and WiFi is a plus. Lastly the location was prime. Lots of shops and restaurants nearby and close to the city center/old Pasadena.

The name (and management?) was recently changed to “Rose and Crown” btw so if you see this frontage Sign be assured it is the right place. I unequivocally recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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WSW1331 wrote a review Feb 2023
Detroit, Michigan22 contributions24 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This place is not fancy but it is excellent value. We've stayed here several years in a row, coming in for an annual tradeshow. Very clean and the staff is very hospitable. The daily breakfast buffet isn't anything special - but they do offer something hot every day (for us, it alternated between scrambled eggs and sausage...then muffins with egg and sausage) and various other breads, fruit, yogurt and waffle maker. Again, not fancy but did the trick. There is also multiple fast food within a 5 minute walk if you prefer. We love Amigo's Mexican also with 5 minute walk. One tip - ask for rooms that are not along the parking lot walkway...those rooms have a window and other hotel guests can see right into your room as they pass unless your curtains are drawn. The mountain view rooms are lovely.
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Date of stay: February 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Guest Satisfaction Team, Owner at Pasadena Rose & Crown Hotel
Responded 22 Feb 2023
Hello Guest, Thank you so much for your lovely review! We sincerely appreciate your feedback. We are delighted to see that you experienced our high cleanliness standards. Thank you so much for appreciating our hardworking staff.  It is an honor for us when our guests are extremely satisfied with our hospitality. We can't wait to host you again at Pasadena Rose & Crown Hotel, soon. Thank you, Pasadena Rose & Crown Hotel Management PS: Book your stay directly on pasadenaroseandcrown.com instead of online travel agents and get excellent deals and discounts!
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Iahaktx wrote a review Jul 2021
Texas26 contributions13 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I was super impressed by how clean this hotel was. It looks like a motel from the outside by actually depending on what floor you get and what side you are on it does have an indoor lobby and an elevator to the floors. Looks are deceiving!
We were on the second floor on the odd number side with windows facing outside on one side and doors facing an enclosed lobby.

Tastefully renovated. It is not luxurious but for the price provided a mini fridge and microwave, free parking, a small pool and gym with a snack machine. It is in a quiet area but easily accessible to restaurants and shops. A continental grab and go breakfast because of COVID worked well. It smelled clean and you actually saw people cleaning the areas. Well trained polite staff. Everything was taken care of.

I would certainly stay here again.
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Date of stay: July 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Ask for the third floor on the odd side. Noise above from guest can be annoying
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Response from INNsight Reputation Management, Owner at Pasadena Rose & Crown Hotel
Responded 26 Aug 2021
Dear Guest, You’re amazing! THANK YOU SO MUCH for taking the time to provide us with such detailed and valuable feedback. We count ourselves lucky to have a guest like you, thanks so much for menintioniour our tasteful renovation. Our hotel aims to provide a truly unique Pasadena experience, and we are thrilled that we were able to meet your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel in the future. Regards, Pasadena Rose & Crown Hotel Management P.S. Always remember to BOOK your stay directly at PasadenaRoseandCrown.com.
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francesca_maui wrote a review Oct 2021
Maui, Hawaii30 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
From having the Internet be down and no room keys, and no Wi-Fi in a hotel that was fully booked, this was an unusual experience. The staff was so very professional and courteous, the manager was apologetic and interested in solving the problem, the people who opened my room for me were wonderful! The room was clean and freshly updated. I am very happy with the stay and definitely will come back again because the hotel is centrally located and only five to eight minutes from anything that you would want to visit, including all the wonderful restaurants in Pasadena!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from INNsight Reputation Management, Owner at Pasadena Rose & Crown Hotel
Responded 26 Oct 2021
Dear Francesca, Thank you so much for the detailed feedback. I am so happy we were able to exceed your expectations after an unusual start to your stay. Our staff works hard to deliver 100% guest satisfaction; I am glad to learn that our efforts succeed. Also, thank you for the positive comments regarding our location; I am glad to hear that you found it convenient. We can’t wait to see you again on your next visit to Pasadena. Once again, thank you for choosing to stay with us. Do recommend us to your friends and family! Best Regards, Pasadena Rose & Crown Hotel Management P.S. Book your stay directly at PasadenaRoseandCrown.com to get excellent deals and discounts!
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Barbara T wrote a review Jan 2024
21 contributions3 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a very clean, functional motel located close to old town Pasadena. I felt safe in this motel as a solo traveler. The front desk staff were helpful. I was pleasantly surprised that housekeeping re-made my room and brought clean, dry towels for all 3 nights of my stay. I had a room on the back of the hotel that overlooked a quiet parking lot, and I could see the mountains in the distance. Walls are a bit thin but other guests were quiet. Excellent value. Keep in mind that the hotel lacks an exercise facility, and I did not see any good running routes nearby. The breakfast is fine but no food is available later in the day, other than from some outdated vending machines.
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Date of stay: January 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Do not rely on the outdated vending machines to have much selection
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Response from Guest Satisfaction Team, Owner at Pasadena Rose & Crown Hotel
Responded 25 Jan 2024
Dear Guest,   We're pleased to hear that you had an excellent value stay at the clean and functional motel near old town Pasadena. It's great that you felt safe as a solo traveler, and the helpful front desk staff added to your positive experience. The attention to housekeeping throughout your stay is commendable, and the quiet room with a view of the mountains contributed to a pleasant stay. We appreciate your feedback regarding the lack of an exercise facility and limited running routes nearby. Your comments are valuable, and we'll take them into consideration for future improvements. Thank you for sharing your experience, and we hope to have the pleasure of hosting you again in the future. Safe travels!   Thank you, Pasadena Rose & Crown Hotel Management P.S. Always book directly from our hotel website for discounted rates pasadenaroseandcrown.com.
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shilfiell wrote a review Feb 2024
Rochester, New York32 contributions16 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This small facility was sparkly clean, offered a hearty free breakfast, and was conveniently located near transit options. The room was spacious and comfortable. The staff was friendly and helpful always. The only drawbacks were the Housekeeping staff routinely switched out towels that could have been re-used, and neglected to leave fresh coffee packets and ice bucket liners each day. I do wish we could have opted in/out of housekeeping tasks to eliminate unnecessary water waste. The bed was comfortable but very squeaky: I woke up a few times due to the noise it made. Altogether I'd definitely stay here again, though. It's not fancy, but it makes a fine home base!
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Date of stay: February 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Once back in your room for the night, check to be sure you have coffee for the morning - if not,...
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BostonYF wrote a review Jan 2023
Boston, Massachusetts44 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The staff were extremely friendly. The room was perfectly clean. The breakfast was far beyond expectation, and you could make your own waffles. There are plenty of parking spots, and bus stop is in front of the hotel (one is directly to Hollywood, and several are to nearby Metro stations). I highly recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: December 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Guest Satisfaction Team, Owner at Pasadena Rose & Crown Hotel
Responded 6 Jan 2023
Dear Boston, Thank you so much for your heartfelt review! We are always delighted to receive such amazing feedback from our guests about their experience staying with us.  We are glad you had a comfortable stay in our newly remodeled clean rooms and found our breakfast delicious. Our location is definitely one of those things we are proud of; we are located close to popular Pasadena attractions, restaurants, and shops. We can't wait to have you back for another pleasant stay with us on your next visit to the Pasadena area. Until then, take care! Thank you, Pasadena Rose & Crown Hotel Management P.S. For amazing offers and the best rates on our accommodations, book directly on our website: pasadenaroseandcrown.com.
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shilfiell wrote a tip Feb 2024
Rochester, New York32 contributions16 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Once back in your room for the night, check to be sure you have coffee for the morning - if not, the front desk will provide."
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Barbara T wrote a tip Jan 2024
21 contributions3 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Do not rely on the outdated vending machines to have much selection"
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Nakia J wrote a tip Aug 2023
Phoenix, Arizona12 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Be mindful of the manager & if you have a discrepancy. There are 2 nice restaurants in walking distance. Ask for an interior room."
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pamrob wrote a tip Jun 2023
Victoria Falls, Zambia775 contributions110 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Restaurant Amigos 5 min walk."
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Katie NZ wrote a tip Jun 2023
Auckland, New Zealand333 contributions118 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Lots of parking availability - there is a front and back lot for convenience."
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pasadena Rose & Crown Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Pasadena Rose & Crown Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Ice House Comedy Nightclub (0.5 km), Pooh Bah Record Shop (0.4 km), and Boston Court Performing Arts Center (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Pasadena Rose & Crown Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Pasadena Rose & Crown Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Pasadena Rose & Crown Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Pasadena Rose & Crown Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Pasadena Rose & Crown Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Malbec, Daisy Mint, and Dog Haus.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Pasadena Rose & Crown Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Pasadena Rose & Crown Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Pasadena Rose & Crown Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Pasadena Rose & Crown Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens (2.5 km), Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden (6.6 km), and Eaton Canyon Natural Area (4.3 km).
Is Pasadena Rose & Crown Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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