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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 1 week ago
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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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San Diego, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Top Contributor
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22 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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

Bremen, Germany
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We stayed several days in the Bissell House, which we chose because of the B&B experience it promised. And did it deliver! The Bissell House offers a cosy home-away-from-home from which to discover LA. We did that by car, mostly, but in walking distance there are good places to eat (we had a wonderful dinner at the Shiro restaurant). We... More

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

I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed your trip to Los Angeles, specifically Pasadena and South Pasadena! Our city has such a unique culture and it's great that you had the opportunity to come all the way from Germany to experience it. Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. If you ever return to Los... More

San Diego
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Nice one night stay in mid-August. We stayed in the Rose Room right at the top of the house. Smaller room but it was fine. Great bed. Did not get a chance to use the pool but it was very clean and looked like a great dip. Breakfast was good but we would suggest not opting for the grab and... More

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

I'm so happy to hear that you were comfortable in the Rose Room, TJ! Radhika is very delicious, so I'm happy that you had the chance to eat there while you were in town! Thank you for taking the time to write a review and If you're ever back in Pasadena, keep us in mind! All the best, Janet Hoyman... More

Brussels
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the Bissell House. It is in a residential neighborhood that is off a busy street but still quiet. A 10 minute walk from public transportation (and a Trader Joe's). The room was clean and the staff was wonderful, extremely friendly and welcoming. The bed was comfortable. I really enjoyed the hot breakfast and meeting... More

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

Great location, friendly staff, comfortable accommodations — that's what we're going for, so it's great to hear that we're doing a good job! I hope you enjoyed your time in Pasadena and your trip to the states! Thank you for the compliments here on TripAdvisor. If you're ever going to be back in town, give us a call! All the... More

Sunnyvale, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

We stayed in the cozy Rose Room. Sadly, we arrived later than we had hoped and did not get a chance to soak in the surroundings and the pool at night, but had a chance to enjoy both in the morning. (The pool was very clean and the temperature was perfect in July). The inn's entrance is subtle, so we... More

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

It's great to hear that you enjoyed the Rose Room, Yvonne! We've put a lot of work into preserving the original flair of Bissell House, so it's great to hear that you think we're doing a good job. Thank you for the kind words here on TripAdvisor and I hope you get to stay with us again soon. All the... More

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Additional Information about The Bissell House Bed & Breakfast

Address: 201 Orange Grove Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030
Location: United States > California > South Pasadena
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in South Pasadena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Bissell House Bed & Breakfast 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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