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The Bissell House Bed & Breakfast

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201 Orange Grove Avenue, SW Corner Orange Grove Ave and Columbia Street With Front Driveway Entrance Access From Columbia Street, South Pasadena, CA 91030
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Vancouver, Canada
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84 reviews 84 reviews
27 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Swept away by Mrs. B Astride the Orange Grove Estates Oasis of calm, historic mark Her four storeys Appointed with style Her lofty porch with inner community disguised Surviving our desert ordeal, seeking the tree-lined corner On our charts As directed, to fall in line With the inn keepers' regulations There amidst the misty morning lawns Jogging on the balmy... More 

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Sonoma County, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for some of the charm of historic Pasadena, then this is the place. The building is a classic Victorian mansion, built for the Bissell family (of carpet sweeper fame), with spacious common rooms and delightful individual bedrooms. It is one of the few remaining grand homes on what once was "Million Dollar Row." The breakfasts each... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always stay at The Bissell House when visiting relatives in Southern California. I grew up in So. Pasadena and was never aware of this beautiful house since the lush grounds hide it from sight of the streets. I discovered it when I was looking for B and Bs in the area and it is a treasure! The owners needed... More 

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Ventura, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
27 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed one night on a girl's getaway in early April. We had the Garden room on the third floor and it was beautiful, nicely decorated. The gardens, large porch, and pool are also amazing and full of interesting plants. We walked a few blocks to farmer's market (on a Thursday evening) which was lots of fun, with music and... More 

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Woodstock, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I, our three young boys, and my parents traveled 3000 miles exploring the country, and right before our return trip, we prayed for a place where we could really rest. The Bissell House was recommended by one of the locals, and it exceeded what we had hoped for. The property is on a noisy corner, but all... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We had not stayed here before, but it definitely merits many return visits. We had the English Holiday Room, which was cozy and quiet. Juli's breakfasts are inventive and marvelous. Good location for seeing the area, too, although it's a bit hard to find initially because the address is on Orange Grove and the house actually faces Columbia. Excellent restaurants... More 

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Janet H, Owner at The Bissell House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for your beautiful review. Juli works hard to make our breakfasts inventive and delicious. We are so glad you appreciated it. We do our best to inform our guests regarding our unique corner location with house front facing Columbia Street. This is available on our website under the Hotel Info tab with detailed instructions for those who wish... More 

San Jose CA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We decided to stay here while taking our daughter around to see Southern California colleges versus a regular hotel. The tall trees around the home really made it feel like we were escaping from all the crazy noise and traffic that is Los Angeles. It was a real retreat. We stayed on the third floor, the Garden Room. The bed... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I was travelling alone to visit young relatives living in the area. I was correct in thinking that Bissell House Bed and Breakfast would be great for me, a really positive experience. I stayed five nights, Victoria's room had an extremely comfortable bed and lovely bathroom and shower. The little study overlooking the pool was a delightful place to sit... More 

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Brattleboro, Vermont
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Even entering the driveway of the Bissell House Bed and Breakfast in South Pasadena is peaceful, The house sits magnificently among shade trees with an inviting front porch laid out with comfortable, cushioned chairs (this is where you can have your afternoon tea complete with home baked goodies that change by the day). The "staff" is welcoming and helpful -... More 

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Laguna Niguel, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

LOVED my stay here! The house is absolutely adorable and has such a cozy and welcoming feel to it. Snacks and tea are available in the front room which is sunny and inviting. Guests were gathered there and in the front library room throughout the day. It was very interesting to talk to them and learn about what brought them... More 

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