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The Bissell House

201 Orange Grove Avenue , South Pasadena, CA 91030 USA (Show map)
289 Reviews
$169 - $350
per night

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The Bissell House originally built in 1887 is located at the southern west anchor of Pasadena's famous Millionaire's Row, originally the Orange Grove Mansion District. Escape the bustle of urban life and as you cross our threshold, "step back in time". Our inn provides a luxurious retreat only minutes south of the heart of Old Town Pasadena. All of our 7 romantic guest rooms have been designed for your comfort and relaxation. Each room's amenities includes a private bathroom, individual heating & air, free wifi and cable, comfy beds and robes, antique furnishings and quiet elegance. Enjoy the library, outdoor pool, gardens and wrap around porch. No lodging tax, or extra fees as our rates are all inclusive! Free parking and daily breakfast. Cloistered on an 1/2 acre corner lot, the 40 foot hedge surrounding the property offers guests privacy and a peaceful respite.




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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.4
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Dining4.3

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5 on January 21, 2015


Family place

4.0 on January 20, 2015

great place to stay

Genuinely Enjoyable Experience

5 on January 07, 2015

My husband and I stayed at the Bissell House after searching online for accommodations while traveling in the area. We were visiting friends and didn't want to stay in the big corporate hotels. The Bissell House is a breath of fresh air when it comes to providing an exceptional experience. When we checked in, we were greeted and shown around most thoroughly. Our room was so nice that I actually didn't want to leave when it came to visiting our friends. The room was beautifully appointed with the most luxurious sheets! I felt like we had stepped back in time while retaining all the modern conveniences. Every detail was finely considered. The bed was super comfortable, the robes soft and thick, the bathtub to die for. My big regret was that we didn't have enough time there. The sitting room beckoned, a book and some tea from the lovely afternoon layout would have been delightful. Unfortunately, we had to leave early the next morning and missed the formal breakfast. We did have the continental breakfast which was more than sufficient. Everything we needed to get on with our day, especially really good coffee. I highly recommend a stay at Bissell House. Just plan having some extra time to spend there enjoying the facilities.

Comfortable, great location

4.2 on December 29, 2014

We booked for a long week-end get away. The house was very comfortable, and the breakfasts were outstanding.

Wonderful B&B

4.2 on December 12, 2014

The Bissell House is one of the most comfortable establishment we have had the pleasure to enjoy! The open areas were very inviting and a table was set with beverages and treats for late afternoon in the spacious livingroom with the fireplace lit for added charm. I would recommend this property highly and hope to return soon.

Great stay in a lovely area

3.8 on December 01, 2014

We had a great stay at Bissell for Thanksgiving. The inn keeper was very hospitable and made us feel right at home. The homemade hearty breakfast was excellent. The common areas as well as the pool area was very nice and great for lounging the day away. The rooms were alright (and sunny), though the decor was perhaps a little too "Victorian-museum-like" for our tastes.

Charmiong and quiet B&B

4.6 on November 17, 2014

We stayed one night and had a wonderful breakfast. A pleasant change from the hotels and restaurants typical of the Los Angeles area

2-Night Stay

5 on November 17, 2014

This is our favorite place in the Valley.

Look forward to staying again

5 on November 14, 2014

A recent business trip to Caltech had me in a pinch to find a place to stay that wasn't $350-$425/night, or to find a id tier hotel chain that had a room. I am so glad that I found the Bissel house. It was easy to find, close to Caltech and downtown Pasedena. The service was fantastic and the owners were very accommodating with travel schedule changes. The house was beautiful, charming and very clean. The food was great, and the atmosphere even better! If you are looking for a great B&B in Pasadena, you will find at the Bissel House!

Our 1st year anniversary!

4.2 on November 14, 2014

We stayed at the Bissell house on our Honeymoon last year with our son and daughter. We all enjoyed are stay so much we had to come back for are 1st year Anniversary. It was just as assume as our first stay! We'll be back next year on 11/9/2015 for our 2nd year Anniversary. Thank you so much Janet for the warm welcome back. We hope to see you again next year. Sincerely, Andy and Cindy Morales.¿¿ .

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Rooms & Rates

Garden Room

This spacious romantic suite is highlighted by an antique carved headboard over king pillow top bed. The floral chintz decor includes cozy and comfortable seating areas. Ideal for a honeymoon or special getaway.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $229 - $350

Nightly Rate: $229 - $350

Prince Albert

Rich tones of wine, grey, blue and white, along with the long double corner windows add to the regal Victorian look. With moire drapes and antique French bed, this room is fit for a prince. The claw-footed tub invites long, refreshing soaks. The gentle morning sun peering through lace panels highlight the richness of this room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $199 - $259

Nightly Rate: $199 - $259

Deluxe Queen Room

These rooms have queen size beds, private bath with either tub and shower or shower, free cable tv and WiFi.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Morning Glory

This room is decoraded in china blue with white. The view of mature trees and tall mountain peaks are relaxing as you rest on the antique white iron bed. Your private bath includes a claw-footed tub and shower, and fluffy towels, comfy bathrobes await your arrival. 3rd floor gabled ceilings.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $199 - $259

Nightly Rate: $199 - $259

English Holiday

Designers from Norfolk East Anglia have given this room a feel of England in the 1920's. Honeysuckle printed chintz in rose, blue and green make this room special. The crisp elagance of the bathroom, featuring a glass enclosed walk-in shower provides a lovely end to a perfect day. 2nd floor.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $209 - $259

Nightly Rate: $209 - $259

Rose Room

A cozy room with antique overstuffed chairs and tall windows overlook the secluded neighborhood. The queen-sized bed is beneath a gabled edge. Your private bath with soft afternoon light, gold framed mirrors and brass shower provide timeless beauty. 3rd floor.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $159 - $229

Nightly Rate: $159 - $229

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Location Type

City, Small town


Burbank, CA (BUR) 15 miles

Directions to property:

1 mile South of 134 Freeway on Orange Grove Ave, which is approximately 2 miles south of the Rose Bowl. The Bissell House is located just 1 1/4 miles from Old Town Pasadena.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Rose Bowl, Norton Simon Museum, Gamble House, Dodger Stadium, Pasadena History Museum, Huntington Library & Gardens, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Fireplace, Library, Parking, Piano, Private entrance, Telephone, Wedding Facilities , Garden Room has an in room double jacuzzi, Daily housekeeping services, TV/Premium cable in select rooms, Pool (unheated), Triple Sheeted beds w/quality linens, King pillowtop or queen

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, In-room internet, Desk, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool

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  • Check In:: 3:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only street side only, local ordinance restricts on premises
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Well behaved children always welcome!
  • Childcare Provided: No Children must have parental supervision at all times.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit Card advance payment to secure reservation. Please consult innkeeper for New Year's Package.
  • Cancellations: All cancellations are subject to a minimum $25 per booked room cancellation fee. •14 full days prior to arrival date - Refund of deposit, less the $25 cancellation fee. •30-day cancellation applies to all holidays and from mid November through January 15th, $50.00 cancel fee applies per room and per night, (New Year's Week has a no cancellation policy, please discuss with innkeeper). •30-day cancellation or more applies to all bookings of more than two rooms, retreats and special events. $50.00 cancel fee applies per room and per night. All cancellations must be provided in writing to the innkeeper and you will then receive written confirmation from us. Less than as posted above, your refund is subject to our ability to rebook the cancelled room. Additional policies apply to group reservations of three or more rooms.



The Hoyman Family

Languages spoken

English, French, Italian

Resident Pets


About the innkeepers

We provide our guests with friendly and hospitable accomodations in elegant old world surroundings. Full breakfast and our round -the-clock tea table amidst antique furnishings will captivate your senses and add comfort to your stay! South Pasadena's most romantic inn. Enjoy a cup of tea fireside or on the covered porch or in the pool garden setting. Our neighborhood is well known for it's beautiful tree-lined picturesque homes.

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  • Time Served: 9am or selfserve continental
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , By arrangement


201 Orange Grove Avenue , South Pasadena, CA 91030 USA (Show map)

Property highlights

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