by Maxwell Barna
Known for its kind staff and clean, reasonably priced accommodations, The Westin Pasadena is an excellent choice for families vacationing in the area.
The hotel’s 350 guest rooms all include 42-inch Flat-Screen TV’s with cable; full baths with bathrobes, hair dryers, White Tea by Westin bath amenities, make-up/shaving mirrors; refreshment centers and coffeemakers with Starbucks coffee; ergonomic chairs, executive work desks, full-length mirrors, safes, wired and wireless high-speed Internet, and windows that open; and signature Westin Heavenly Beds with options for Heavenly Cribs and Heavenly Rollaways. This property also offers pet-friendly accommodations.
Onsite, guests are invited to enjoy the state of the art WestinWORKOUT Fitness Studio, which includes iPod connectors and individual TV’s (with cable), complimentary water, headphones, towels and magazines, along with treadmills, step machines, ellipticals, stationary bikes, free weights, balance balls and more.
The two onsite dining options, Lobby Bar and Ventanas Restaurant & Bar, offer guests local wines, sophisticated decor, excellent ambiance and award-winning California cuisine, all prepared by head chef Stephen Carrasco.
Nearby attractions include the Watts Towers, Hollywood Walk of Fame, Universal Studios, Griffith Observatory and the Hollywood Sign.
Our Editor Loves
- Clean, reasonably priced accommodations
- Friendly staff
- Onsite swimming pool
Was in town on business and brought my wife with me to see the sights. The hotel is perfectly situated near Colorado St., City Hall and within walking distance to all the shopping and eating downtown Pasadena has to offer. The lobby is beautiful and the grounds are beautiful and well kept. The rooms are well appointed with comfortable beds, plenty of technology power stations and ample closet space. Decor is nice with a modern feel. The staff were helpful and friendly. Parking is $15 overnight for guests, however no in-and-out privileges, which is a little bothersome. We enjoyed the pool and the fitness facilities which are great. The pool and hot tub provide incredible views of the city hall and downtown area. There were only a couple of missed steps, however, only one bottled water was left after housekeeping each day, despite obvious signs and information that there were two of us. The sundries shop prices were very high, more so than usual and that was unfortunate. Overall, it was a great location and a great place to stay. On par with other Westin properties I’ve stayed at.
Am speaking at a conference here and, as always, Westin is a great choice. Upgraded room, nice view of the mountains, and terrific service. The outside seating restaurant staff was particularly helpful. Room wasn't ready but they took my BonVoy # and made it work to bill to the room. Then found outside plugs so I could charge my laptop and work (just got off a coast to coast flight). Nice.