Pasadena, CA Hotels
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Having trouble finding cheap hotels in Pasadena? Then this guide will show you where to stay on a budget. Pasadena, Calif., is a charming city about 10 miles northeast of Los Angeles. The birthplace of famous chef and author Julia Child, Pasadena is a foodie's paradise. Art and culture lovers will also have plenty of options for excursions with 14 museums and endless art workshops located nearby. Pasadena visitors can also enjoy major attractions including The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. And if you time your visit right, you can enjoy Pasadena's famous Rose Parade on New Year's Day.

Hipmunk's Best Hotels in Pasadena, CA

Comfort Inn Near Pasadena Civic
Comfort Inn Near Pasadena Civic
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4.0
2462 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena
from $105
La Casa Inn
La Casa Inn
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2.7
2800 East Colorado Blvd., Pasadena
from $75
Langham Huntington, Pasadena, Los Angeles
Langham Huntington, Pasadena, Los Angeles
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4.5
1401 S Oak Knoll Ave, Pasadena
from $249
Pasadena Inn
Pasadena Inn
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3.9
400 S Arroyo Pkwy, Pasadena
from $87
Howard Johnson Pasadena
Howard Johnson Pasadena
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3.8
1599 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena
from $71
Sheraton Pasadena Hotel
Sheraton Pasadena Hotel
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4.0
303 Cordova St, Pasadena
from $92
The Westin Pasadena
The Westin Pasadena
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4.2
191 N Los Robles Ave, Pasadena
from $111
Travelodge Pasadena Central
Travelodge Pasadena Central
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3.1
2131 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena
from $69
Courtyard by Marriott Old Pasadena
Courtyard by Marriott Old Pasadena
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4.3
180 N Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena
from $78
Ramada Inn Pasadena
Ramada Inn Pasadena
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3.0
2156 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena
from $84
More About Pasadena, CA Hotels...

Stay Near East Colorado Boulevard

Most cheap Pasadena hotels are located on Colorado Boulevard, which is home to a plethora of restaurants, bars, and cafes. The Rodeway Inn and Suites is near Lamanda Park, making it ideal for those who want a little green space nearby. The Travelodge Pasadena Central*, Swiss Lodge Motel, and Howard Johnson Pasadena are close to The Huntington Library, which houses an original Gutenberg Bible. The Huntington grounds also include amazing gardens that have been used as a backdrop to many Hollywood movies. 

Steer Clear of the Rose Parade

Pasadena's annual New Year's Day parade attracts about 1 million visitors, so if large crowds are not your thing and you aren't visiting for the parade, avoid staying in hotels on Colorado Boulevard, which is the main parade route. As if that weren't enough, the Rose Bowl also attracts huge crowds around the same time. Expect hotel prices in the area to be a bit higher because of greater demand, so if you want to save big on hotels, consider looking elsewhere if you'll be in town over New Year's. 

Airbnb Options

There are plenty of Airbnb options available in Pasadena and in terms of costs, rooms are comparable to hotel rooms in the city. Airbnb rooms are often beautifully decorated and may be located close to the action. Whether you're looking for an efficiency or a cozy bungalow, Airbnb options abound in Pasadena.

Fun on the Cheap

The Huntington Library is free for visitors the first Thursday of every month. Art lovers will also enjoy the Norton Simon Museum, which costs $12 for adults and $9 for those 62 and older. The Norton Simon Museum is known around the world as one of the most remarkable private art collections ever assembled, featuring European art from the Renaissance period to the 20th century, as well as an impressive collection of Southeast Asian art. Bargain hunters can also visit the Rose Bowl Flea Market, held the second Sunday of every month. To save money on admission, arrive after 9:00 a.m.; keen bargain hunters can pay a VIP admission of $20 to be the first allowed in at 5:00 a.m. If you are looking for a cheap hotel near the Rose Bowl Flea Market, the Super 8 Motel is a good option.

Getting Here

Pasadena can be reached either via Bob Hope Airport in Burbank (about 18 miles away), or Los Angeles International Airport (about 28 miles away). Both airports offer shuttle services in the form of shared vans. From LAX, the cheapest and quickest way to reach Pasadena is via rail from Union Station or via a combination of bus and metro services (Fly Away Bus and Metro Gold Line light rail).

As you can see, Pasadena is the perfect getaway for those on a smaller budget, so why not make the most of all the affordable attractions and hotels and book yourself a nice little holiday in sunny California? 

 

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Best things to do for cheap

The Huntington Library is free for any visitor every first Thursday of the month. Bargain hunters can also visit the Rose Bowl Flee Market every second Sunday of the month. The cheapest admission fees begin from 9:00, but very keen bargain hunters can pay a VIP admission of $20 to be the first in the flea market from 5:00. If you are looking for a cheap hotel near the Rose Bowl Flee market then the Super 8 Motel is a good option.

Getting to Pasadena from LAX Airport

 

Sports and Cultural Attractions Come Together in Pasadena, California

Astro Motel Pasadena*, Ramada Inn Pasadena, Rodeway Inn and Suites Pasadena, and other budget Pasadena hotels help you save on your California vacation. Learn how to get the best hotel deals and affordably spend time in Pasadena.

Avoid Local Festivals

Pasadena’s affordable hotels keep prices down most of the year. However, tariffs rise during the Tournament of Roses and Rose Bowl. During these times you may find better rates in nearby Glendale or Monrovia, or in larger neighborhoods with metro connections like Hollywood and Downtown LA.

Stay on Colorado Boulevard

Pasadena’s cheapest hotels sit along the stretch of Route 66 dubbed Colorado Boulevard. Budget-friendly hotels like the Ramada Inn Pasadena, Best Western Pasadena Inn, and Comfort Inn Near Pasadena Civic Auditorium are modest but a short bus ride from attractions, including A Noise Within Theater and the Pasadena Museum of California Art.

Enjoy Art and Sporting Attractions

Art lovers may get spoiled by Pasadena’s Huntington, Norton Simon Museum, and globally influenced Pacific Asia Museum. Seabiscuit won major races at Santa Anita Park, and tomorrow’s champions race here during summer. Tram tours of the grounds run every weekend during racing season.

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