Are there any nice hotels in this area? Would love to be able walk around the area and stay there, too/
The Hilton, an older hotel, is at the center of the city and convenient to the theater, Asian Museum and mall. The newer hotels at west Colorado are near the freeways, the Norton Simon Museum and Old Pasadena with trendy shops, lots of restaurants and evening activity. I think that all of the large hotels are high quality for comfort and service, but the newer ones are more elegant.
The Hilton is right there. The last time I was in Pasadena, though, I stayed at the Langham . Farther out, but it used to be the Ritz - Carlton. It is around 100 years old and quite elegant.
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