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The Bissell House Bed & Breakfast

3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   201 Orange Grove Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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La Mesa, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I needed a mini-vacation and the Bissell House was the answer to my prayers! I spent two restful nights in the charmingly cozy Rose Room, which was ideal for one person (two would be a bit tight unless honeymooning!). The house and grounds are stunning and beautifully kept. Janet and Carrie, the innkeepers, were lovely and provided wonderful suggestions on... More

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

So happy that you chose us for your well-deserved vacation, Mary-Ann! It's wonderful to hear you describe your nights in the Rose Room as restful and cozy. Further, it was our pleasure to provide you with suggestions on our beautiful neighborhood -- I'm thrilled you enjoyed them. As for the breakfast, serving a delicious, fresh meal is a must, so... More

Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This review is about 4 months late. Sorry! Anyway, as it says on their website, the Bissell House is indeed uniquely charming! Whether you live in the Los Angeles area and need a little staycation, or you're coming from parts elsewhere, Bissell House is the perfect B&B to relax and unwind. It's such a quaint, cute, well-maintained place that can... More

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

Thanks so much for leaving such a beautifully descriptive review! I'm happy to know you and your husband had such a wonderful time staying with us. Further, I'm pleased you enjoyed our house, pool, and other amenities. I love that we're able to provide a home-like environment for our guests, whether that be with comfortable beds or chocolate cake in... More

Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I travel 25 - 30 weeks a year for business and on a whim, booked a couple of nights at The Bissel House on a recent visit to LA. I was delightfully surprised and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a superior Bed & Breakfast experience in Southern California. The Victorian era house sits in a lush garden... More

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

I know traveling can be an exhausting thing, so I'm happy you were able to have a comfortable stay with us during your trip. I'm pleased you enjoyed Victoria's Room and the view of the pool -- it's truly a peaceful sight. As for your breakfast, while continental might be good enough, we want all of our guests to experience... More

Rockford, Illinois
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27 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We were very excited when we first saw the home from the outside. It's really stunning, as is the living room/ dining room upon first entering the house. However, our first impressions were unfortunately misleading. As guests, we were directed to peruse the binder of area restaurants and activities. Imagine our surprise when we noticed that these listings had not... More

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

We’re very sorry we occurred in this way for this couple and that we did not meet their specific needs. We are surprised they waited a year to post these comments. We wish them only the best. Our family has fond memories of growing up and living in Rockford. We are happy to address any of the above mentioned remarks... More

San Diego, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Lovely welcoming place to stay and so close to all the major attractions. We stayed in the "Morning Glory" room on the third floor. Very comfortable, quiet and restful and very clean and decorated for the period of the house. Breakfast both mornings were delicious, right on time (9am) and well presented. Afternoon snacks and tea or coffee were an... More

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

Your rave review means the world to us! I'm so happy that you enjoyed the Morning glory room. Thanks for the support here on TripAdvisor. Next time you're in LA, keep us in mind. Best, Janet Hoyman Owner More

San Diego, California
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101 reviews 101 reviews
22 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Returning to the Bissell House in South Pasadena, we immediately felt the calmness and beauty of this beautiful area, grounds, and magnificent house. Easily located from Pasadena and downtown Los Angeles, it is light years away. The tranquility and beauty immediately transported me to another era. Rooms are expertly decorated, common living room large, and delicious tea and breakfast were... More

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

It means so much that you would come back and visit us 3 times, Nancy! We're very passionate about preserving the historical nature of our hotel and your compliments mean the world to us. Thanks for the review. hope to see you again soon. Best, Janet Hoyman and family Owners More

Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our overnighter at the delightful 1880s 3 story mansion. We stayed in the lovely Garden Room on the 3rd floor and it was like a trip back into a kinder, quieter era. The bed felt like a giant, dreamy ice cream sandwich and its sweet succulence made us feel like two teddy bears snugly... More

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

We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed the garden room! We're very passionate about preserving the wonderful history of the Bissell House and your compliments mean the world to us. Thanks for the support. We hope to see you again soon. Best, Janet Hoyman Owner More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Quaint Victorian home built in 1880s with period furnishings, gracious hosts and gourmet breakfasts made for a great getaway for our anniversary. The 3rd floor Rose room gave us comfort and privacy. A cozy fire in the fireplace, hot water for tea and coffee were always available. Sweets were put out in the afternoon to satisfy the munchies. A pleasant... More

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

Historical charm, gourmet breakfast, romantic atmosphere — that's what we're all about, so it's great to hear that you think we're doing a good job! Thanks for the review here on Yelp. Next time you need a getaway, keep us in mind. All the best, Janet Hoyman Owner More

Fort Pierce, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

I recently stayed at the Bissell House Bed and Breakfast in South Pasadena for the 2014 BCS National Championship. First of all, access to the Bissell House was easy and convenient from LAX, with easy access to LA and its' attractions. Secondly, the house and surrounding neighborhood was just beautiful. The rooms were comfortable, clean, and just gorgeous. The breakfast... More

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

We're so happy to hear that you had a wonderful time at the BCS Championship, Garrison. Pasadena is a beautiful neighborhood and we're glad that you had a chance to explore it. Thank you so much for the kind words here on TripAdvisor. Next time you're in the area, we hope to see you again. All the best, Janet and... More

Los Angeles, California, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

I love this inn! Every room is unique and equally charming but GARDEN ROOM is my favorite. Gorgeous Bath, spacious layout and beautiful decor. The Inn Oozes charm, and peace and quiet. A great city escape plus super comfy-chic for out of town visitors. Nummy breakfasts and lots of places to get away--the poolside, library, living room and fireside. Thanks... More

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

Our customers’ happiness is always top of mind, so it's great to hear that you had a wonderful stay with us, Susan. We strive to make all of our rooms charming and I'm excited to hear that you loved the Garden Room. Thank you for your kind words and I hope you'll stay with us again soon! Till then, Janet... More

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Address: 201 Orange Grove Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030
Location: United States > California > South Pasadena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Bissell House Bed & Breakfast 3*
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
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The Bissell House is an elegant Victorian bed & breakfast offering tranquil and intimate accommodations. Located in one of Southern California’s most desirable neighborhoods, our bed and breakfast is just a whisper’s distance from Old Town Pasadena, Wrigley Mansion, Rose Bowl, Norton Simon Museum and the Huntington Library & Gardens.It is with great pleasure that we are able to welcome you to this charming and historic three story Victorian home to the public. We have individually decorated rooms with heat/a/c, private baths, antiques, and claw-footed tubs/showers, comfy robes, full gourmet breakfast in the dining room which once hosted Albert Einstein! Our love of meeting individuals from both local and distant environs creates an inviting atmosphere of hospitality.Enjoy shopping, sightseeing, or just spend a tranquil day relaxing in our spacious guest quarters or outdoors in our lovely garden grounds. Located just 12 minutes from downtown Los Angeles, the Bissell House is the perfect choice for your wedding, anniversary party, corporate event or any special occasion. ... more   less 
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