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335 Monterey Rd, South Pasadena, CA 91030-3524
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 02/03/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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#2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in South Pasadena
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The Arroyo Vista Inn is centrally located in South Pasadena, California. Built in 1910, the Arroyo Vista Inn occupies a home designed by noted architect Lester Moore, and it is one of the few remaining examples of his residential design. The private home was completely remodeled to form a ten room Inn in 2007 and is great for a business stay, romantic getaway or vacation. Your room at the Inn includes Breakfast, WIFI, Parking and Daily Happy Hour. Breakfast hours are 7:00 am to 9:00 am weekdays and 8:00 am to 10:00 am on weekends. Happy Hour starts at 5:00 pm. Check in is 3:00 pm and check out is a 11:00 am. The Inn is 6 miles from Downtown Los Angeles and 3 miles from Pasadena and Pasadena Convention Center. Vacation travelers will enjoy the fact that we are within one hour's drive of many Southern California attractions - Disneyland, Universal Studios, Getty Center, Huntington Library, Santa Monica Pier, Venice Beach, Norton Simon Museum, Regan Library, Old Town Pasadena,
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Property amenities
Free parking
Electric vehicle charging station
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Express check-in / check-out
Secured parking
Special diet menus
Sun terrace
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Room features
Air conditioning
Bottled water
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Hair dryer
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Chinese


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Grade: 36 out of 100
15Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
4Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
284Reviews3Q+A73Room tips
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Tom A wrote a review Apr 2021
San Francisco, California8 contributions
Discovered more cool rooms at this place ! Every room has its own charm and they have really nice tubs with shower. Nice Manager ! My family really liked it here. The cat from next door greeted us we arrived and what a fantastic set up !
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
CT wrote a review Apr 2021
4 contributions1 helpful vote
The inn keeper repeatedly gave us hard time as if it was our problem that we got a good rate for our room not directly from the hotel. She penalized us that since we got a good rate, we don't get breakfast (this is a bed & breakfast hotel and the hotel website said every room has complimentary breakfast). She also charged us $18 resort fee per day while she charged other clients $15. I resort fee was for housekeeping and parking. We have no housekeeping plus there was not enough parking where we had to park our car along the wall. When we walked upstairs to our room, we found dog/cat feces on the staircase. During our stay, we heard her yelling and calling for a dog/cat from our windows. The room was small, aged, and dirty. It was a very unpleasant/painful stay.
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Date of stay: March 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Would not recommend staying at this hotel.
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Rex47119 wrote a review Sep 2020
Floyds Knobs, Indiana3 contributions
I cannot recommend making a reservation here until the pandemic is over because someone here has lost her mind. My wife and I have been frequent (and satisfied) guests here, and we were looking forward to staying here - - despite the increasing difficulty of their staircase with my mild-moderate mobility impairment. We reserved our usual king bed and at 10 am on arrival day, received a text asking "are you arriving today?" Seriously? "Of course". Their only king bed room was "not available" due to a "plumbing problem" and offered us an inferior room at no reduction in the price. Web site shows not only "our room" but also their second king bed room available for that night and the balance of our three-night stay. We offered to take the inferior room, but sleep in the king bed room and avoid use of its bathroom. Could not / would not agree to this - - because "no housekeeper available" (they blamed that on the pandemic)...and "the room has not been serviced for the past three nights, awaiting the plumbing repair" And they decided to notify us at 10 am on arrival day, when they had known about the problem since the weekend? As has been our experience before, very difficult just to get them to answer their phone, reply to voice mails or texts. Again... "seriously? Anyone can make a bed. We offered to make the bed ourselves." Refused again to offer any other solution. Refused to assist with booking another property, We booked ourselves at the Residence Inn Pasadena, at a lower rate and learned that it was less than 50% occupancy. We even offered them a second chance to recover some of their lost $500 sale. The only offer was "we promise that the plumbing problem will be fixed by 4 pm". And no discount for not honoring our original reservation. Why would we trust them to have it fixed later in the afternoon? We declined. We wish them well to recover from the stress of the pandemic. I am not optimistic that they will know where to go to get some common sense.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Response from Janice Lupien, Innkeeper at Arroyo Vista Inn
Responded Sep 8, 2020
The guest didn't stay here due unavailability of one room caused by a plumbing issue.
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Tom A wrote a review Jun 2020
San Francisco, California8 contributions
The Arroyo Vista is on majestic hilltop in South Pasadena right down the road from Los Angeles Highland Park. It’s a relaxing getaway away from LA chaos. Comfortable bed and views of the forest and hills. It’s like staying as guest in a Mansion but very cozy and warm. You’re surrounded by nature and there is a cute cat that comes around and meows and plays when you sit on front porch. Stressed? Visit this place. Intimately relaxing and enjoyable.
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
Allison wrote a review Apr 2020
3 contributions1 helpful vote
This inn is in a historic mansion at the top of a hill with awesome views. The morning breaky was lovely. The rooms are large and graciously decorated. And each room has its own bathroom , tv and beautiful views. One of our rooms had a hot tub! We went for a run each day down the hill, along the canal, past the horse ranch, under bridges. Each room had a workspace. We got a lot of work done. If you are in town for business, family visits, Rose Bowl, this is the only place. Janice is amazing! The self checkin was very convenient.
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Date of stay: March 2020
$130 - $244 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesCaliforniaSouth Pasadena
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Frequently Asked Questions about Arroyo Vista Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Arroyo Vista Inn?
Nearby attractions include South Pasadena Farmers' Market (0.7 miles), Griffins of Kinsale (0.7 miles), and Arroyo Seco Golf Course (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Arroyo Vista Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Arroyo Vista Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Arroyo Vista Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Arroyo Vista Inn?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Arroyo Vista Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Heirloom Bakery and Cafe, Nicole's Gourmet Foods, and Bistro De La Gare.
Is Arroyo Vista Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 1.0 miles away from the center of South Pasadena.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Arroyo Vista Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Chinese.
Are there any historical sites close to Arroyo Vista Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens (3.6 miles), Heritage Square Museum (2.8 miles), and Millard House (3.1 miles).