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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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

The hosts made us feel like we were welcome guests in their home as opposed to bothersome lodgers. We were given first class service at every juncture. The facility was absolutely charming and the food was first rate. The location is fantastic. What more could you want?

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Mexico, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I was travelling by myself to visit my daughter who lives nearby. I had the smallest/least expensive room and it was perfect! Breakfast was perfection on the days I had breakfast. The other days I just informed the host I would not be there and she supplied me with a more than adequate "continental" breakfast. A few times my daughter,... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Right up the street from Norton Simon, a few miles from Huntington Gardens and Library, and away from the crowds of LA. Perfect spot for a quiet weekend. Breakfasts were prepared with thought and care. Rooms were spacious, although the plumbing was a bit challenging until you got used to it. We did not spend much time here, but conversation... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

What a pleasant surprise this place was. The room was very nice and the breakfasts each morning were outstanding. Julie was a delightful person and made time to talk to us about the place and the area. We will definitely come back next time we are in the area.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

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 April 11, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

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 April 10, 2015

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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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 

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