The 5 Best Hotels in Pasadena, California

Old Town Pasadena, California
Old Town Pasadena, California | © Timothy Swope / Alamy Stock Photo
With its rich history and beautifully ornate architecture, Pasadena is a quiet and sophisticated alternative to the large crowds and busy streets of nearby Downtown LA. Leave your stress at the check-in desk at the top hotels in Pasadena.

The Langham Pasadena

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Dating back to the Gilded Age, this luxury resort is surrounded by 23 acres of picturesque gardens, nestled against the San Gabriel Mountains. Inside, glistening chandeliers and polished marble floors give it a European sophistication. Rooms at the hotel range from spacious doubles to entire cottages and stand-alone suites. A draw in its own right, the hotel spa, Chaun, combines new-age treatments with principals of ancient Chinese medicine.

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Hotel Constance

Hotel Constance, Pasadena, California
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This treasured historical landmark originally opened in 1923 and features a Mediterranean revival design infused with a tasteful post-modern flair. The hotel’s rooms are colorful and imaginative, boasting a modern aesthetic and state-of-the-art amenities including a virtual concierge that allows guests to adjust room controls, create housekeeping requests and arrange dining reservations at the swipe of a finger. Located directly on the Rose Bowl Parade route, many rooms offer direct views of the annual event. Walk, bicycle, or take the complimentary tuk-tuk to the Pasadena Playhouse, the Rose Bowl, and the Norton Simon Museum.

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Westin Pasadena

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Westin Pasadena, California
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This centrally located hotel is within walking distance of the trendy shops and restaurants of historic Old Town Pasadena. Rooms have a redwood motif with muted green and tan accents, creating a tranquil ambiance. Take a dip in the rooftop heated pool with magnificent views of the surrounding town, then attend a concert or events at the nearby Pasadena Rose Bowl.

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Hilton Pasadena

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Hilton Pasadena, California
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Ideally located minutes from Old Town Pasadena, The Convention Center, and the Rose Bowl, the Hilton Pasadena offers convenience in a clean and comforting setting. Grab a coffee at the on-site coffee shop, breakfast at the restaurant, or relax in the outdoor heated pool or hot-tub. Enjoy serene views of the adjacent San Gabriel Mountains from the balcony of the Deluxe room or upgrade to the El Dorado Suite which has a wet bar and marble flooring.

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Residence Inn

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Residence Inn, Pasadena, California
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The Residence Inn is a casual extended-stay hotel that features modern colorful studio apartments with full kitchens and private bedrooms. Breakfast is complimentary, and a weekly schedule of events such as a food truck night help create a fun and social atmosphere. Amenities including a fitness room, an outdoor pool and hot tub, and a grocery delivery service will make you feel relaxed and comfortable at this home away from home in Pasadena.

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These recommendations were updated on June 26, 2019 to keep your travel plans fresh.