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The Bissell House

201 Orange Grove Avenue , South Pasadena, CA 91030 USA (Show map)
4.4
268 Reviews
$169 - $350
per night

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About

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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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

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

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

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

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

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Reviews

Overall
4.4

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

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268 Reviews

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This is a lovely historic home with charming rooms. Not only did it belong to the Bissell family, Einstein once dine here in 1930. The front porch is a great place to perch.

5 on September 06, 2014

comfy bed, great breakfast, beautiful rooms, pool, front porch


Great Place

4.6 on August 28, 2014

Beautiful location Great breakfast


Sisters getaway

4.4 on August 24, 2014

We really enjoyed out one night stay and wished it were longer. The house and lmeighborhood are beautiful and our room was very lovely and spacious. It was nice to have a small sitting area to rest and talk after an afternoon on of shopping. The only negative was the traffic noise starting early in the morning - something niether of us is used to. Breakfast was excellent.


Great experience, beautiful place!

4.8 on August 24, 2014

We had a wonderful stay. The Garden Room was great and breakfast excellent.


The Stuff of Dreams

5 on August 23, 2014

Though my partner and I were only able to enjoy a brief respite at the Bissell House, our time there was absolutely incredible. From sitting in the parlor, tickling the ivories of the beautiful piano, to the amazing breakfast served in the morning, the Bissell House and its lovely proprietors most definitely exceeded our expectations. We could not have been happier with our time there, and will most definitely return.


great value in S. Pasadena

4.6 on August 22, 2014

One night stay in conjunction with a Camerata Pacifica event.


Excellent stay

5 on August 01, 2014

The rooms, other people were ideal for our stay. Quiet, respectable & outgoing. On top of that the snacks, drinks & more importantly breakfast were phenomenally good. If in the Pasadena area & wish to have a 1-of-a-kind experience in a beautiful part of this gem, The Bissell House is where to go.


Anniversary Get-Away

3.6 on July 29, 2014

Friendly staff, delicious food, Television size was disappointing, especially for price. Comfortable bed. High priced but a lovely one time visit.


Pleasant Stay

4.2 on July 20, 2014

The addition of new, energetic, personable and talented staff added immeasurably to our third stay. Since a complete update of such an enormous old house would cost a fortune, I think the management should invest in new fluffy towels. The breakfasts were huge and delicious, the pool was just the right temperature and we will definitely visit again.


Recent Stay at the Bissell House

2.2 on July 20, 2014

The Bissell House was a lovely home back in the day; however, it needs some renovation to bring it up to standards. Paint peeling on windows, old bathtub with stains, etc. The interior was "tired" looking. We expected more from a B&B in South Pasadena in this price range


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Location

Location Type

City, Small town

Airport

Burbank, CA (BUR) 15 miles

Directions to property:

The Bissell House is 15 miles from Burbank Airport and 25 miles from LAX.

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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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited street side only, local ordinance restricts on premises
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Well behaved children always welcome!
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • 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.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

The Hoyman Family

Languages spoken

English, French, Italian

Resident Pets

Cats

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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Meals

Breakfast

Full

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

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , By arrangement


Details

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

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