Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 126
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by BusinessTraveller-2014 One of the worst Holiday Inn Express hotels
Hotel looks old and dingy. Room smelled horrible with some kind of strong, lingering air freshener. Bathroom space was so limited. Breakfast is horrible too. The gym is awfully small with only three equipments. The threadmill I was on didn't work well at all. Overall, the hotel was very disappointing...more like a motel than a Holiday Inn Express that I'm accumstomed to elsewhere.
23 August 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by WWWCCC Nice hotel
Good location and fair price. Room, breakfast, WiFi as expected at common Holiday Inn level.
23 August 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Tleaf dissapointed
I was happy to be back in Pasadena but the first nite was a disaster the smoke alarm went off twice and made all of us evacuate the premises- Mgmt.. did not bother to explain or apoligize for the problem- also the fridge did not work till the 2nd day and the morning of checking out at 9:15 the maid walked in without knocking- Now the good part the room was lovely and home office followed up on my complaint and comped me my first nite- I feel they were VERY UNDERSTANDING and will go back there in the next few months and try it again
19 August 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Millersonamission Great service
The room was pretty good for our needs.We were just traveling and needed a place to stay on our way. The front desk personel were very proficient and helpful. The parking was good. The location was easy to find. The coffee in the room was good.
18 August 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nobbymag Great stay!
My family had a very comfortable 3-day vacation stay at this hotel while travelling around California. It was perfect for our requirements, including accessibility, facilities, cleanliness and value for money. I will certainly recommend the hotel and use it again if we are in the area.
17 August 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rednax Comfortable bed and great service
I have been coming back and forth to Holiday Inn for two years now - staying here for more than five times in 2013. I enjoyed the camaraderie and professionalism of staff while enjoying my comfortable bed, breakfast, and great services. It is one of the best hotels to go when you are in town and near one of them.
14 August 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by cole86505 pasadena stay
love to stay at holiday inns. always look for reservation there first.
13 August 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by 1Sophie Trip JPL
Poor service...poor front desk staff...each shift did not have the same training as the previous shift...no corridination
12 August 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by rachael40 good pool
had fun beating heat went to concert and just wished the pool was open later. didnt like the fitness room how you couldn't see out but people could see in
11 August 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jeffg64 Great Staff and Comfortable
I stayed here for most of the month of July 2014 for business including a few weekends. The hotel property is good and clean and pretty well maintained overall. The pool was always clean and got plenty of use from the guests. The rooms are clean and the beds and pillows made being away from home much more tolerable. The only negative is the elevators which are very slow, but that was a minor issue considering the positives. The staff is excellent. Everyone was friendly and very quick to help with any questions. Breakfast is your standard HI Express which is decent quality, but gets monotonous during long stays, but that isn't the fault of the hotel. If there is one thing I wish they would improve is the bagels. It would nice to have fresh bagels rather than the mass produced bagels that they currently use. It would also be nice to have a better selection of spreads. But overall, these are not major issues. I will be spending a month in Socal next summer for work and I will probably try to stay in this same hotel.
07 August 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Mrs. Jorden-Glenn Disappointed IHG member
I was very thankful to receive a early check-in so I could rest before going to an event. As a IHG Gold member I have stayed at other Holiday Express's in Northern California and receive a gift bag with water and nuts. This hotel front desk clerk said all Holiday Express's have stop giving out the gift bag, but I recently stayed at a Holiday Express and I did receive one. However, when I checked out the hotel the following day the front desk clerk offers me a bottled water. It would have been nice to get it upon check-in. The elevator was very HOT inside, I guess the AC didn't worked in the elevators. I was put on the 4th floor and could not find the ice machine. I was told that there was no ice machine on the 4th floor and I had to go to the 3rd floor to get ice, I wasn't happy about that. The room rate and the overall quality was not worth my stay.
07 August 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by SuzIsUnhappy Don't stay here - gross
This was one of the worst hotel experiences I have ever had. I have stayed at other Holiday Inn Express locations and this one is far below the standard. When I first walked into the room, a weird musty smell hit me. I kind of got used to it after a bit and couldn't notice it anymore. But then I turned on the air conditioner and it smelled so bad...a combination of dirty wet towels and urine. I had no choice but to stay here for 3 nights because I was stuck in Pasadena taking the bar exam and the other hotels close to the exam center were full. It was so hot outside and I had to turn the A/C off because of the nauseating smell. I couldn't sleep at night because I was so hot, plus I found ants crawling on me a few different times in the bed. There were also ants all over the bathroom...crawling into my makeup and bathroom supplies. The shower was broken and I had to pull on a screw to get the shower to turn on because the pull was broken off. The view out of the window was to someone's backyard that had a weird, run-down house/shed that someone had built. The windows were barred and the house looked burnt or something...it honestly looked like a meth lab. I never even take the time to review hotels that I stay in, so it took a lot of disappointment for me to write this review, heed my advice to find another location. I do want to say that the staff was super nice, I have zero complaints about the service. It was the room quality that made me unhappy. The free coffee in the lobby was awesome every morning and while I didn't have time to eat breakfast there in the morning, it looked pretty good. The lobby was really nice, but the rooms were very different. They should spend less time on the lobby and more time on the rooms.
02 August 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by pcm14 Comfortable bed and great service
good Comfortable bed and great service,good location
01 August 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 55norm. to get away and relax.
what can i say.my wife and i just lost are apt manager and we needed to get away.so we came to the holiday express.we stay here last year and it was wonderful stay and so we came back again.when we check in we where greeted with a warm smile and we where able to check in early.we where able to change are reservation from monday to sunday and we where happy about that.we where there for there for a week and on the third day we wanted to change rooms and that was not problem.there was nothing wrong with the room.we just wanted to be on the 3rd floor.so my wife and i pack everything up to go to are new room.the breakfast choices was excellent and it was nice to have are room clean room with fresh sheets and towels was nice. my wife and i decided to order flowers to be delivered to the hotel to show are appreciation. we made out the card to the whole staff.front,kitchen crew,cleaning crew and the maintenance crew. the hotel staff was trying to figure out who was the Anderson Family was.when we came back to the hotel and saw they have receive the flowers. we told who the Anderson Family was.they where so happy when they got the flowers that they where thanking us. finding out they never received flowers before. i said there's always a first time. we made they day. as we where leaving to our room. we where seeing them admiring the flowers.
27 July 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by The Mysterious Guest Worth Extra
I don't usually stay here because the price is among the higher (can I say that?) but if the other good one on Colorado isn't available, this is my second choice. It's a great place, hidden in the back of a strip mall with good parking. The interior is very high class and perfectly kept. There are computers you can use by the front desk.
The rooms are comfortable with high class, well kept furnishings and bathrooms. The TV access the night I was there was superior.
In conclusion, expensive but worth it.
23 July 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by CTAKIMOTO Falta de atención a los clientes
Muchas veces, los programas de fidelidad al cliente no pasan de rótulos sin contenidos. És de esta forma que me senti al hospedarme en este hotel. Tuve un imprevisto que necesitava de informaciones adicionales sobre mi reserva que ninguna persona del front desk podria me ayudar y solicitaram hablar con el gerente que estaria en Lunes a partir de las 7 am. Cuando llamé por Anabella que seria la persona con quien deberia hablar, no quizo me antender y encaminó su recado através de las personas del front desk. Creo que ser Gold Member y tener alguna fidelidad a esta cadena de hotel no importa. De ahora en diante no haré ninguna questión de hospedarme en la cadena de IHG.
23 July 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Alemar Good value
Breakfast area in lobby is too small and at times crowded and very noisy. Had to sit outside due to lack of sufficient sitting space.
19 July 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by WDRplus What a pleasant place to stay!
My sister left her charger behind, and for the first time in my experience, hers was found and turned in so my sister could recover it. Everything about the stay was delightful.
11 July 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dabero23 Nice stay
We needed a place to stay by the race track and this was perfect! The beds were comfortable, room was clean, the staff was friendly and helpful. Breakfast was included, which was nice.
11 July 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by D.Reed worst hoiday inn express Ive EVER stayed at!
We have stayed at many holiday inn expresses and we have consistently enjoyed our stayed each time. Our previous experiences was a big part of the reason we chose to stay at this particular Holiday express for our trip to southern california for our family renunion instead of staying at the Embassy Suites with the rest of our family. Unfortuntely, this trip was unlike any other we have had.
Upon getting to our room, (Thursday 7/3) we noticed immediately that there was significant water damage to the ceiling above our bed. It had been patched up, but very unprofessionally and the carpeting below the leak was cruntchy as if had not been cleaned properly.
The following morning (Friday, 7/4) at the complimentary breakfast, I had a situation I have NEVER experienced during a hotel stay. When I opened the carton of milk I got for my cereal, it was spoiled and had curdled. Milk, the consistancy of yogurt was on my raisin bran. As you could imagine I no longer found it a good idea to eat breakfast in the hotel while we stayed there.
After checking out ( Saturday 7/5), I realized I had left my silk blouse in the room. Luckily we were had checked out about 5 hours earlier and were only about 10 mins away witho ur family. When i called the front desk ( about 5:00pm) to asked if housekeeping had found my shirt, I was told that no one would be able to check the lost and found until the following day for my shirt. When I inquired why it would take so long to check for my shirt, I was told IF housekeeping had found it it would be locked in a room that no one but the manager had access to. I asked why the manager could not check, i was told she was not infor the day. I asked why housekeeping couldnt open this locked room ( since they had access to the room to put it in there), and was told that there was no longer any housekeeping on the premises. I asked if maintanence had a key to this room, ( maintainence has the key to EVERYTHING, right?, I was told there was no maintance on the premises.
After i told the frontdesk clerk that I found it highly unlikely not to mention unprofessional that there was no housekeeping, maintanence and/or management on the property, I was told the manager could be called and she could call and me and let me know when she might be able to arrange for someone to look for my shirt. I told the front desk clerk, this all made no sense to me and that I was not going home (400 miles away) without my shirt, because I was positive it was in the hotel. Highly frustrated and aggrivated I let her know I was on my way BACK to the hotel at the very moment.
I left my family reunion, got in my car and went back to the hotel. Within the 10 minutes it took me to get back to the hotel, low and behold the door that no one could access was opened and my shirt was found and waiting for me at the front desk.
I have NEVER had a situation when my intellence doubted like this. I truely believe someone found my shirt and was trying to make it as difficult as possible for me to get me shirt so that i would give up and they could keep my shirt. I have NEVER stayed in a hotel where I could not speak to a manager at any moment I asked to. I have never stayed at a hotel where housekeeping was not readily avaiable. I know for a fact there was maintanence on the premises because I passed him in the lobby not only when we were checking out ( fixing ceiling panels in the check in/out desk and dropping dust on passing customers) but also as I walking BACK in to the hotel to retrieve my shirt.
Overall, this was the worst hotel experience of my life.
07 July 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Henry20854 Good location, Good parking space, Nice and Clean Room, and Great Breakfas
It's my first time to stay in this hotel, and I chose it based on its location (easy to access to major highways). But after 4 night stay, my wife and I really love this place.
To drive to Alhambra, Arcadia or Pasadena downtown, it's just 5 to 10 minutes. The hotel itself has equipped everything we need. The internet speed is fast with no interruption, and the computers (both Windows and Mac) in business center are easy to use with a local printer connected.
It has a nice pool and big fitness room, but we were too busy to visit friends and relatives and really regret not being able to use them.
The room is nice and clean. The water pressure and temperature of hot shower are always great and stable. We definitely will come back to this place next time.
07 July 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Susanna39 Eco-friendly Ideas
I wish your hotels would allow the guest(s) to indicate that housekeeping should just make up the bed and not supply fresh linens every day. A plaque or card could be left on the bed to indicate this request. My stay included 4 nights and it would have been fine to use the same sheets and pillowcases for all 4 days. I left a note, but don't think my request was followed. Also, some towels can be reused by hanging them up; if the guest wanted them to be replaced, they could be asked to put them in the bathtub or on the floor. I have stayed in other large hotel chains where these environmentally friendly measures were options for guests so that water, detergent and energy were saved.
Also, some common areas for recycling newspapers, rinsed beverage cans and plastic bottles would be nice. Thank you for a great experience.
04 July 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MarathonGirl71 Comfortable bed and friendly staff
It was located close to Pasadena downtown with easy access to restaurants and close to 210 freeway. Offer complimentary breakfast
19 June 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Blazin_Bill Good Place To Stay
I stay at the Holiday Inn Express due to their world wide locations and points for free/discount stays. They always seem to be clean and comfortable with a good breakfast. The pools are long enough to swim in if you bring a swim belt. If you have activities to do in South Pasadena this location is not such a far drive. I will stay here again if up in the area.
17 June 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by matilde 1000 perfectly located
everything seemed so strategically there: The Huntington, restaurants, Eaton Canyon, Altadena Blvd, shopping
16 June 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mommaperry Home away from home
We always stay here when visiting family in the area. The breakfast is hot and the turkey sausage is a great additional choice. I can't imagine staying anywhere else.
14 June 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Butterfly14 One night stay
Room was spacious and comfortable. Jacuzzi was relaxing. Breakfast was hot and lots of variety to choose from.
11 June 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by dino girl Amenities awesome!
The bed was comfortable, the room was large and offered all the comfort of home. The breakfast was good and satisfying. The hot tub was enjoyable.
09 June 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by az2ca Great Shower
Our room had an awesome walk-in shower with wonderful water pressure!
05 June 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by singletoncentral Enjoyable Stay
It was a great day away from the usual. The Hotel is not as pretty on the outside as it looks in the pictures, as it is in the same lot as a mini-mall. But inside, there is absolutely nothing to complain about. It is clean, the staff was efficient and courteous -- they even gave us a late check out on a Sunday for no additional cost. Our room was spacious, quiet, nicely decorated and provided for all our needs including microwave and refrigerator -- even a bar. The breakfast was really good and the swimming pool was clean.
It was exactly what we were looking for.
03 June 2014