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The Bissell House

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

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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 on flat screen TV's, 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
  • Onsite Dining4.3

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Very Enjoyable

4.8 on March 21, 2015

This is the second time we have stayed here. Juli, the owner, is exceptionally friendly and makes a great breakfast. The rooms are beautifully decorated and one feels definitely like a member of the last century's high society. Grounds are lush, pool looks inviting although we did not use it, and location is great if you are looking for a place to stay in this part of Los Angeles. Highly recommend.

Great Place to Stay in Pasadena Area!!

4.0 on March 18, 2015

My wife and I weekend in the Pasadena area a lot and we always enjoy our stay at the Bissell House!

Quiet, Relaxing and Accommodating

5 on March 17, 2015

I am so thankful to have had the opportunity to stay at Bissell House before my acupuncture licensing exam. It was the perfect place to relax and get a good night's sleep before this major life experience! Juli was so accommodating! It was a bit chilly this time of year and she lit the fireplace to keep the tea room cozy. I even brought take-out for dinner back just to sit by the fire. Juli graciously rose early to prepare an early breakfast for me prior to my exam. My room was warm, cozy, quiet, and had a view of the wonderful pool area plus a nice sitting area so I could do some light review prior to the exam. And, having the sweet poodle Duke around was so relaxing...such a sweetie! I felt relaxed and ready for my big exam. I will return to spend more time and celebrate passing my exam! Thank you for your wonderful hospitality! Cassandra

Lovely B&B in Pasadena

3.2 on March 13, 2015

Lovely B&B and breakfast the 1st day was great, 2nd day below our expectations. All in all still had a very nice time and the proprietors are wonderful

Bissell House

3.8 on March 11, 2015

There was duct tape sloppily applied to a heating vent, and lots of leaky faucets. Still, the place is beautiful and the breakfasts were delicious.

South Pasadena in it's splendor!

5 on March 08, 2015

Fun people performing the difficult task of operating a historic B&B to perfection.

Just like home

4.8 on March 04, 2015

Beautiful area, amazing home,interesting history. Wonderful innkeepers,including " Duke ". It says a lot when 11 people 9 of them strangers, come down to a beautiful breakfast with big smiles and stories of how great they slept !! We all talked and laughed and went on our separate journeys. Looking forward to a second visit in summer to see the grounds in full bloom. Thank You !!


5 on March 04, 2015

lovely stay, so convenient , relaxing and much quieter than LA hotels, easy to get downtown by freeway or metro, even getting to LAX airport was no problem our last morning


5 on March 01, 2015

I work for Marriott, but couldn't find a room for my recent stay so I decided to try this B&B. What a wonderful experience! Juli;s hospitality was first class, and the accommodations were wonderful. My only regret is that I checked in late and had to leave early the next morning, so I couldn't take advantage of all that this beautiful home had to offer. Have already recommended it to several friends/relatives.

Wonderful visit to Pasadena

5 on February 23, 2015

My husband and I visited Pasadena to see our first grandchild! The gals at the Bissell House were so welcoming! The room was quiet, comfortable and clean. The breakfast was divine and we even enjoyed our conversation with the other guests while we ate. If we are in Pasadena again, we will make plans to stay here!

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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: $169 - $229

Nightly Rate: $169 - $229

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Location Type

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

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Fireplace, Fridge, Library, Microwave, Parking, Piano, Pool, Private entrance, Telephone, Walk to mass transit, 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, Desk, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

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

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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.



Janet and Juli

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

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Full Vegetairian

  • 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)

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