Pasadena: Where to Stay

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Pasadena offers more than inspiring sights, sounds and tastes. A genteel hospitality pervades the city with its rich history as a winter getaway for the wealthy and travelers “in the know.”  Travelers to Pasadena are always impressed by the welcoming weather and magnificent mountain views, but many are unaware of Pasadena’s reputation as a hip and historic urban metropolis with eclectic shopping and nightlife, world-class events, educational institutions, museums and acres of spectacular gardens.
 
Located less than 10 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles and within an hour’s drive to all of Southern California’s major attractions, Pasadena has more than 2,500 guest rooms at five major hotels and 10 smaller inns and motels.
 
Capturing the grace and elegance of a bygone era, the 380-room The Langham, Huntington is an AAA Five Diamond Hotel located at the base of the picturesque San Gabriel Mountains in beautiful Pasadena. Located on 23 acres with grand historic ballrooms and gardens, the hotel is ideal for hosting corporate meetings, executive retreats, leisure getaways and social events. The landmark hotel features Michelin Star dining, an award-winning spa and a number of recreational choices.
 
A famed Pasadena landmark since 1907, the hotel epitomizes classic Southern California and is just minutes away from the excitement and charm of Old Pasadena and Los Angeles. The hotel features elegant rooms, lavish suites, private cottages with fireplaces and the exclusive Langham Club level, which offers five food and beverage presentations throughout the day.
 
Other dining options include The Terrace restaurant, which features contemporary California bistro fare and an award-winning Sunday Champagne Brunch; the Lobby Lounge, offering the Langham Signature Afternoon Tea with picturesque views of the Horseshoe Garden and San Marino; and the Bar, which serves cocktails nightly and features live music on Friday and Saturday nights.
 
With its Four Diamond rating, The Westin Pasadena is a newly redesigned downtown hotel just a short walk from the Old Pasadena district, a glamorous hot spot for shopping, dining and nightlife. Amid graceful fountains, sculpture and lush courtyards in the Plaza Las Fuentes, the 350-room Westin Pasadena has redefined modern luxury with its signature Heavenly Beds and Heavenly Bath, flat screen televisions, state-of-the-art business center and the Westin WORKOUT, powered by Reebok gym.
 
Hilton Pasadena is located in the heart of Pasadena with stunning views of the San Gabriel Mountains.  With its close approximation to the Pasadena Civic Auditorium and Pasadena Convention Center, it makes for an ideal location for visitors and business travelers to explore districts that feature museums, playhouses, shopping, dining and entertainment.
 
The 296-room hotel is a distinctly ultramodern with a sleek, nouveau décor.  The well-appointed guestrooms and suites feature Hilton Serenity Collection Bedding and redesigned bathrooms.  A Club Lounge with concierge offers added convenience. The Hilton Pasadena has also doubled its fitness center and guests can enjoy an outdoor pool with Jacuzzi.

The hotel features 28,000 square feet of meeting space that includes a 528-square-foot meeting room. It also has a business center that features the latest equipment, and high-speed wireless Internet access is available throughout the hotel.
 
The Sheraton Pasadena Hotel sits directly adjacent to the Pasadena Convention Center and within walking distance of Pasadena’s districts that are noted for historic architecture, culture, shopping, dining and entertainment. If walking isn’t an option, the hotel offers a shuttle service within a three-mile radius for convention goers and travelers to explore the city’s landmarks and attractions.
 
The Sheraton Pasadena Hotel’s design reflects the elegance of Old World Europe with antique wrought iron chandeliers, decorative wood molding and Italian marble flooring.  With 311 guest rooms and a Club Level offering 69 rooms with upgraded amenities, this hotel caters to convention visitors and business travelers.
 
Other amenities include a fitness center, outdoor swimming pool, a lobby concierge and a 24-hour business center.  Fourteen meeting and banquet rooms offer more than 12,000 square feet of space, making the hotel an ideal place for meetings of six to 300 people.
 
Old Pasadena Courtyard by Marriott is located in trend-setting Old Pasadena with its restaurants, shops, boutiques, and galleries galore. A short distance from Old Pasadena is Paseo Colorado and the Playhouse District for more retail therapy, nightlife and gourmet dining.
 
The Craftsman movement of the 1900s inspired the decor of the Old Pasadena Courtyard, which features 314 rooms, nine specialty suites with private Jacuzzis and three custom boardroom suites with private sleeping quarters.
 
Designed with the business traveler or convention guest in mind, each room is equipped with dual-line phones with voice mail and data ports with high-speed Internet access.  The hotel also features a fully equipped fitness center and outdoor pool.
 
With 6,000 square feet of meeting space, the Courtyard by Marriott can accommodate groups from 10 to 200 people.
 
PASADENA’S MOTELS AND INNS
There are 10 motels and inns in Pasadena for the budget-minded convention visitor, business traveler or casual tourist, including:
 

  • Rodeway Inn & Suites
  • Comfort Inn
  • Ramada Inn
  • Pasadena Inn
  • Pasadena Travelodge
  • Quality Inn Pasadena
  • Saga Motor Motel
  • Super 8 Motel
  • Vagabond Inn Executive
  • Westway Inn Pasadena

 
BED & BREAKFAST INNS
Pasadena also has three nearby bed & breakfast inns for the rustic visitor. They include The Bissell House Bed & Breakfast, Artists’ Inn and the Arroyo Vista Inn.
 
ABOUT PASADENA CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU
The Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau is a non-profit marketing organization dedicated to promoting Pasadena as a desirable meeting, convention and leisure travel destination.  For more information and assistance in planning meetings and special events in Pasadena, contact the Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau at (800) 307-7977 or log on to www.VisitPasadena.com.