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The Bissell House Bed & Breakfast

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful location, really nice people, good food and a good price. This will be my first recommendation to anyone going to the Pasadena area for a stay. You should know that the rooms are up stairs - in my case, two flights - but once there it was worth it.

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

Thank you very much for this succinctly thoughtful review and "first recommendation" for a stay with us, to others! We sincerely appreciate it. More 

Devon, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in the Bissell House at the end of our 4-week trip through Route 66. The owners made us so welcome in their stunning home. The house and grounds, including the lovely pool were all available to us and the refreshments and afternoon desserts were a great touch. We would recommend staying at a bad and breakfast rather than... More 

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

Thank you so much for your lovely review! Route 66 is such a fun journey. We've driven across country at least a dozen times as a family growing up. We hope you find your way back out and stay with us again. More 

New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I visited in August 2016 and we had a fabulous time at this historic B&B a little over 30 minutes from LA airport. Great location in the beautiful Pasadena area and close to must sees like the Gamble House and the Huntington Library. The B&B also has a nice pool and garden area.

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

Thank you for taking the time to review us! Please come again next time you're in the area. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

This house oozes history and charm, yet is relaxed and welcoming. Many extras are thoughtfully provided for guests' comfort including afternoon tea with cake, and tea and coffee are available at any time, along with a fridge for guests' use. There's plenty of space both inside and outside in which to relax and the pool was very welcome in late... More 

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

Thank you for your thoughtful review! We hope you come and stay with us again in the future. More 

Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

Very well preserved 19th century house, the place is lovely, located in a very quiet area, the rooms are spacious and it´s very clean. I loved staying there, my only observation would be that if you don`t like eggs (like me), you should really do not expect a great breakfast.

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Thank Arcadia123
Janet H, Owner at The Bissell House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive feedback. As advertised on our website we offer lacto-ovo vegetarian breakfasts (translation- a variety of eggs and dairy dishes- no bacon, sausage or ham.) We request food allergy requirements at the time of booking and it always helps us to have our guests remind us upon arrival. So long as we know in advance, we... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful house. Great location. We arrived to a funeral (minus the dead person) being held in the living room. Very awkward and uncomfortable. The mourners hung around for several hours on the patio, in the living room, next to the tea that was offered to us when we arrived. We stayed in Victoria's room. Tiny but beautiful. There was a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Running a great B&B requires: 1.) A unique and iconic property; 2.) Classy or extremely interesting decor; 3.) Great ambience; 4.) Competent, attentive and cordial innkeepers and staff; 5.) Cleanliness; 6.) Constant Maintenance; 7.) Guest rooms as beautiful and lobbies and hallways; 8.) Sturdy, comfortable beds and bedding; 9.) Great, creative breakfasts; 10.) A great locale. This has it all.... More 

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

Wow! You nailed it in a nutshell...thank you! We so appreciate your kind and thoughtful assessment of our offer in the marketplace. Please come back soon! More 

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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

Were I to base this review solely on the room we were given, my rating would be Poor. And I would be surprised that the place appeared in the TripAdvisor and Karen Brown websites, and others. Had the reader stayed two nights in Victoria's Room as we did in mid-July, 2016, you would have found the following: shades that were... More 

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

Thank you for acknowledging the "good breakfast" and "friendly and accommodating staff". Most guests appreciate the historic aspect of the 1887 Victorian house and thus the reason for the existing engineering imagined by the previous owners, when converting the former victorian laundry room and porch to a guest bedroom and bath. Many guests agree unique features such as this, are... More 

Sebastopol, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

The Bissell House allowed me to dip into my childhood at my Grandma's house in Pacific Beach. How grateful I am that the early 1900's of California has been captured in this lovely place. From the welcoming spacious front porch, the chattering wild parrots in the canopy of trees to the bedrooms and sittings room of the big house itself... More 

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

Thank you so much for giving us a glimpse of what we get to experience every day at the Bissell House. We appreciate it and you are most welcome. Come again! More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

My wife and I have visited our son in LA many times and we have stayed at the Residence Inn and Marriott Courtyards of the world many times. This was our first ever B&B experience and I guess we are now spoiled for life. The Hoyman Family were the very best of hosts and the other guests all enjoyed each... More 

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

Thank you Ken, Linda and even your son for acknowledging the high bar we have set for you as contrasted to other Bed and Breakfasts. Of course we are biased, but we tend to agree with your assessment here. We appreciate the time it took to post. Please do stay with us again anytime you find yourselves in the area. More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to The Bissell House Bed and Breakfast, a uniquely charming, three story shingle Victorian, with craftsman style influence. Step back in time and experience a piece of Pasadena's heritage in a home that was built in 1887 and is elegantly situated in an upscale residential neighborhood located in beautiful, historic South Pasadena, California. Discover small town America a short half mile walk to Mission Street with it's many and varied eateries, metro station, bookstores, antique shops, wineries, art galleries, yoga studios and historic library. We are located approximately 1.5 Miles from the heart of historic "Old Town" Pasadena dining, shopping district and convention center and only six metro stops from Union Station in downtown Los Angeles. The Norton Simon Museum, Fenyes Mansion Estate, Wrigley Tournament House, Greene and Greene Gamble House and Rose Bowl Stadium all either line or can be accessed off Orange Grove Boulevard within one to two miles north of us. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Bissell House Bed & Breakfast

Address: 201 Orange Grove Ave, SW Corner Orange Grove Ave and Columbia Street With Front Driveway Entrance Access From Columbia Street, South Pasadena, CA 91030-1613
Location: United States > California > South Pasadena
Price Range: $197 - $318 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Bissell House Bed & Breakfast 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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