The Bissell House

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


The Bissell House Bed and Breakfast 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 5 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, 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. We are a completely non-smoking inn for health and fire safety purposes, among other factors. This includes all tobacco products, electronic cigarettes and similar devices, medical and recreational marijuana, as well as the lighting, burning, or combustion of any substance, including but not limited to, incense and any plant material.




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

Perfection !!

5 on January 09, 2016

A marvelous step back in time.... out of this world into a more gracious, and classy time, and place. Room clean, quiet, charming, outstanding bed, and pillows, Owner, Julie, multi-talented.....efficient, friendly, dramatic, and funny. Makes a great breakfast. Neighborhood beautiful, and safe. Outside ambience charming, and inviting. Perfect for romance.....we will be back as often as possible.


5 on November 07, 2015

My stay at The Bissell House was unforgetable. The attention to detail was impecable. I had such a delightful stay and would go back again.

Best Victorian B&B I've Stayed At

4.8 on October 04, 2015

My wife and I love this place. The service/management was very hospitable and kind to us. The food was excellent. Great location, one of my favorite spots in Pasadena with plenty of tress and easy access into Old Town Pasadena. The antiquity, history, cleanliness, and charm of the house, including our room, made this the most enjoyable Victorian B&B I've stayed at. In addition, some research will show that the cost is very reasonable, especially with the unique quality you get at The Bissell House. We highly recommend it and look forward to our next stay.

Charming B and B

5 on August 16, 2015

Every aspect of our stay at the Bissell House was outstanding. We look forward to our next opportunity to stay with them again. The pool was a real plus, too!

The bissel house review!

5 on August 09, 2015

My husband and I had a great stay at the bissel house. Great service, outstanding food and accomadations. Centrally located too. Meaning down the street from down town Pasadena, 6 min from the rose bowl and 20 min from Hollywood. We loved out stay! Look forward to staying again :) thank you so much!

Setting the bar for a classic Victorian B&B!

4.8 on June 17, 2015

The seating for breakfast was great, the conversation was fun! the tea service adn evening dessert outstanding and the proximity to restaurants was very good. Must say, for my Mom's 77th birthday and FIRST B&B experience, it could not have been better....and the Pasadena wild parrots cracked us up.

A Wonderful Experience

5 on June 07, 2015

The location was perfect. Even though it is located in a quiet residential neighborhood, all you have to do is drive five minutes and you are in downtown Pasadena! The actual structure and rooms are charming. The service was top rate (our hosts were warm and gregarious) and the breakfast was delicious!

Perfect B&B

4.8 on June 04, 2015

Charming, tasteful, spacious room and public space. Excellent breakfasts. Lovely and helpful inn keepers. Even an outdoor pool.

Wish I had more time but work called....

4.6 on May 12, 2015

I fell in love with the Bissell house the moment I turned into the driveway!! I often try to stake out unique places when in town for meetings as they usually offer a better nights sleep then the convention type hotels; Bissell House did not disappoint!!! The rooms and ambiance of the house was beyond my expectations and I was sorely upset with myself for not allowing more time to enjoy my stay. the minute I stepped out from my car I was greeted by a young man who promptly took my bags and left them up in my room for me while the innkeeper showed me around and gave me the key. Unfortunatley I had to run back out as I had an evening meeting to attend but when I returned, I found fresh orange brownies(YUM), and all the makings for tea. My favorite part of the stay was walking around the old home in my PJ's looking at the photos and books in the library before bed. OH and the bed was very comfy!! Ive told all my best girlfriends and my husband that we HAVE to go back...its' the perfect romantic getaway, girlfriend get together place or just to step back in time solo. I'm seriously looking at what weekend I can return and for what occasion!!! Internet in my room was slow but I decided to put away my computer and just enjoy what the Bissell house had in mind for me....Peace, Tranquility and an incredible nights sleep!!! ~GeNelle McIlwain San Clemente

The Sweetest place in South Pasadena

5 on May 11, 2015

I had a 5 night stay in their smallest, yest coziest room while visiting my daughter who lives nearby, but because it is LA, they only have a studio apt. I was treated so sweetly and with much care. The breakfasts were outstanding and lasts all day! The victorian era is honored here. I will absolutely stay again. Thank you for a lovely place to visit my girl.

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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. We do require Credit Card Details to be provided at time of booking for incidentals.

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

Nightly Rate: $229 - $350

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. We do require Credit Card Details to be provided at time of booking for incidentals.

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

Nightly Rate: $195 - $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. We do require Credit Card Details to be provided at time of booking for incidentals.

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

Nightly Rate: $209 - $259

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. We do require Credit Card Details to be provided at time of booking for incidentals.

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

Nightly Rate: $195 - $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. We do require Credit Card Details to be provided at time of booking for incidentals.

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

Nightly Rate: $169 - $229

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Location Type

Small town


Burbank, CA (BUR) 15 miles

Directions to property:

1.5 miles South of 134 Freeway on Orange Grove Ave, which is approximately 2 miles south of the Rose Bowl. The Bissell House Bed and Breakfast is located just 1.5 miles from Old Town Pasadena. To locate our front driveway entrance we recommend using our neighbor's address in your navigation which is 825 Columbia Street South Pasadena CA 91030 which will lead you to our red brick pillars with our signage.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, 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, Tours, University, Winery, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Fridge, Library, Microwave, Parking, Piano, Private entrance, Telephone, Walk to mass transit, Wedding Facilities, iPhone docking station , 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, 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 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No Visit our website for our NO SMOKING OR BURNING policy
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard
  • Deposit Amount Required: First night's stay for 1 night only. Extended stays require 1/2 total for deposit.
  • Cancellations: 14 day cancellation time frame for full refund less $25 cancel fee. Inside that refund depends on ability for us to re-rent room(s). Credit Card Details to be provided at time of booking for security deposit. Separate cancellation policy for group bookings and holiday periods. See our website for complete policy details.
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Janet and Juli

Languages spoken

Ukranian/Russian, English, French, Italian

Resident Pets


About the innkeepers

Our on-site innkeeper staff is comprised of a varied team of compassionate and fun loving family members! Languages spoken vary from family member to family member depending who is on site at the time of your stay. However, we are often just a phone call away if needed for a specific language ability. We pride ourselves on creating an atmosphere of warmth, congeniality, beauty and excellent customer service.

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  • Time Served: 9am or self-serve continental
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian By advance arrangement

Signature Dish

Creme Brulee French Toast is a guest favorite!
We predominately serve savory eggs but upon occaison the Creme Brulee French Toast is a treat!

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