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The Bissell House Bed & Breakfast

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Certificate of Excellence


#2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in South Pasadena
Certificate of Excellence
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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Golf course
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
Public Wifi
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Air conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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48Car recommended
Grade: 48 out of 100
59Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
10Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
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
Getting there
Bob Hope Airport13 mi
Los Angeles Intl Airport19 mi
South Pasadena12 min
Fillmore18 min
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We stayed one night in this fascinating Victorian house and enjoyed our brief time there. There are only a few rooms; we stayed in the Prince Albert Room which was spacious and charming. It was filled with antiques, including the plumbing! Breakfast is served in a spacious
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Lovely, quaint Victorian property, great for a quiet getaway, in what I would consider a beautiful quaint town. The property is all but hidden by lush, exquisite landscape. We sat on an old fashion porch and watched the many humming birds of diverse species nourishing
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What a find by my daughter in law! I spent a week in this lovely bed and breakfast and it felt like a home from home. The lovely characterful old house was full of Victorian antiques and the rooms were very comfortable. Julie’s cooked breakfasts will set you up for the day and
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Response from Janet H, Owner at The Bissell House Bed & Breakfast
Responded Feb 28, 2019
Thank you Lucy! We appreciate that you found us refreshingly different in a unique and positive way. Please extend our thanks to your daughter in law also, for finding us!
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My husband I were treated like important family guests and we liked it very much. Breakfast was great and I am so sorry I missed one chance during our 3-night stay. I enjoyed chatting with other guests at table. We are sure to visit there again.
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Response from Janet H, Owner at The Bissell House Bed & Breakfast
Responded Jan 19, 2019
Thank you so much! We appreciate your having chosen to stay with us. We look forward to your return.
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I am a little late in posting my review. My husband, daughter and I stayed at The Bissell House this past summer for five nights. The house is beautiful and elegant. It has been wonderfully cared for and maintained. We were able to chat briefly with the keepers. They were
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Response from Janet H, Owner at The Bissell House Bed & Breakfast
Responded Jan 19, 2019
Thank you for this charming, interesting and detailed review of your stay with us. We do try to strike a balance between being behind the scenes and available to our guests so everyone can feel comfortable during their stay. We hope we got it right for you. Would love to have you share details of your paranormal experience if you get a moment, feel free to call. Thanks and we hope to have you back again soon.
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$188 - $348 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesCaliforniaSouth Pasadena
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