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The Bissell House

201 Orange Grove Avenue , South Pasadena, CA 91030 USA (Show map)
247 Reviews
$159 - $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.


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: $350/$229

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: $259/$199

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

Nightly Rate: N/A

Deluxe King Room

Deluxe King Room

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

Nightly Rate: N/A

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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  • Guest room4.3
  • Services4.4
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Dining4.3

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A True Gem

4.4 on April 09, 2014

We have stayed at The Bissell House two times now and have fallen in love with Victoria's Room. It is small and just perfect for a couple. The enclosed reading porch that overlooks the pool is perfect for opening a window to catch the early morning and afternoon breezes. We even used the small desk to have an evening dinner together. The morning breakfast (both times) has been FABULOUS. The sisters who call themselves the "innkeepers" are delightful and really take care to make the home comfortable. There is a delightful living room that has coffee tea and homemade goodies. The pool area is restful; however, the pool is cold as it is not heated. When the roses are in bloom in the garden, the aroma lingers. The location is easy access to the freeway or downtown Pasadena, or the surrounding area. Disneyland is a short 45 minutes. It's really just my "home away from home" - Love it! You will not be disappointed.

Lovely Place to Stay after a Busy Day

4.6 on April 08, 2014

My husband and I spent the night at The Bissell House on brief trip to the L.A. area. It was a warm, friendly home filled with lovely antiques, interesting people and a comfortable "be at home" ambiance. We highly recommend The Bissell House. :-)

A dream getaway

4.6 on March 27, 2014

The Bissell House is a beautiful Arts and Crafts Victorian home with lovely gardens, porch and pool area. The scent of orange blossoms is everywhere, and the neighborhood is beautiful. It's near major highways and within walking distance of the Metro a lovely commercial area with fine restaurants and shops. The inn keepers are warm and welcoming, and you'll think about the breakfasts for weeks to come. I can't recommend this place highly enough!

An enchanted getaway in the big city

4.0 on March 25, 2014

It's unbelievable in the heart of the hustle and bustle of LA there is such a treasure trove hidden away to give you a peace of mind. The facility is old, so don't expect amazing shower heads and state of the art Jacuzzi. On the other hand, it's a great place to enjoy a change of pace and actually smell the flowers. The innkeeper was very accommodating in letting me check in earlier to drop off my luggage. Very charming place to stay. The Garden Room is spacious and extravagant for just two people.

Review of Bissell House

3.4 on March 01, 2014

We only stayed for a couple of days. The grounds and garden are very nice. The interior of the house could use a little TLC. Our room was adequate. The breakfasts were very nice. My only real complait was the extra romantic package that I purchased. The flowers were mediocre, the chocloate cake tasted like a cold molten chocolate cake and the champagne was an almond flavored champagne. Not something that I would have serve my worst enemy. A dry or demi-sec California sparkling wine might have been a better chioce.

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Location Type

City, Small town


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, Huntington Library & Gardens, Pasadena History Museum, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Winery, Zoo, Bird watching, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool

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

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 3:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: 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.



The Hoyman Family

Languages spoken

English, French, Italian

Resident Pets

1 Cat

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

Details Diamond Collection

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

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