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The Bissell House Bed & Breakfast

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  • Excellent82%
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Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
3 Star 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...
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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
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20.3 km to Bob Hope Airport
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Reviewed yesterday

I travel a lot. Up till now, I settled for impersonal, indifferent staff at hotels. After a while, the people and buildings all look the same. The Bissell House B&B is the polar opposite of that. Sisters Janet and Judy are extremely engaging, helpful and...More

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Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

South Pasadena does not have many accommodations for short term stays. The Bissell House B&B was a pleasure as the location, room, service and atmosphere were very nice indeed. And the cost was reasonable with a grand hot cooked breakfast. We stayed in “Victoria’s Room”...More

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Response from Janet H, Owner at The Bissell House Bed & BreakfastResponded 23 May 2018

Thank you for your lovely review of your stay at the Bissell House B&B. It might interest our readers to know that yes, indeed, the Victoria's room is the smallest room in the house. It actually used to be the Victorian laundry room that was...More

Reviewed 21 May 2018

I have a supreme distrust of places which place notices everywhere it is boring! You are met at the door with a notice A3 size and on the inside is a notice A4 and so it goes on. Cleanliness was suspect throughout. Witness my photo....More

2  Thank Swanney_Golde
Response from Janet H, Owner at The Bissell House Bed & BreakfastResponded 26 May 2018

We honestly have no idea what we did to elicit such a mean spirited review. At the same time, we gratefully realize that most readers weigh the negative with the positive reviews on balance. This guest's reservation was made for them by someone in the...More

Reviewed 17 May 2018

私はこのB&Bに7日間も滞在してしまいました。 事前にオーナーのJuliに直接交渉し、1日145USDで宿泊する事が出来ました。お部屋は、ローズルームです。朝食は最初の二日間だけです。 ティールームには、クッキー、メレンゲ、ブラウニー、チーズケーキ等がずっと放置されていました。水分が多い食物について、衛生的かどうかの議論はさておき、人工香料の匂いがキツかったという事と、形が余りにも整い過ぎており、朝食のレベルを比較対象として見ると、購入して箱から開けただけという事が、一目瞭然でした。 埃っぽいTea roomでは、ずっとクラシック音楽が流れていました。1枚のCDを何度も繰り返しているのでしょうか、紅茶を頂きながら同じ曲を何度も聴きました。バッハのカンタータ、『Sheep May Safely Graze』が流れる度に、とても悲しい気分になりました。何故ならば、、、。 アンティークのコレクターとして見る限り、階段、階段の手すり部屋のドアは本物のアンティークだと思いました。それ以外にもあるでしょう。外壁に手を入れてはいますが、古い建物でしょう。しかし、インテリアに関しては、全てとは言いませんが、殆どがセカンドハンドショップレベル、或いはクラシック風家具でした。 因みにローズルームには、表面が真っ平らな同じ油絵が、バスルームと寝室に飾られていました。 朝食は9時から食堂で頂くというルールでしたが、そのルールはオーナーの都合で、予告無しで遅延する日がありました。勿論、ルールを自分の都合で勝手に変えて、お客に迷惑をかけたという意識は、一切ありませんでした。 これまでに、多くの国々を訪れて参りましたが、Jail lifeを送っているような気分になったのは、このBissell houseが初めてです。滞在先オーナーとのトラブルがあったのも、このBissell houseが初めてです。おまけに、オーナーに怒鳴られたのも、このBissell houseが初めてです。ゲストにExcuseしているオーナーも、Bissell houseが初めてです。周りの普通の家の庭の方が美しいと感じたのも、このBissell houseが初めてです。休息を求めて滞在したはずなのに、毎晩耳栓が欠かせなかったのもこのBissell house が初めてです。wifi connectionが突然切れてしまうのも、このBissell houseが初めてです。Checkout の際に誰もいなく、挨拶出来なかったのも、このBissell House が初めてです。 Finally, I can say thank you for everything and goodbye Juli and your family. As an acknowledgement of my gratitude,...More

1  Thank Masayo I
Response from Janet H, Owner at The Bissell House Bed & BreakfastResponded 1 week ago

We realize we probably just weren't a good fit for this guest. We don't advertise an 100% authentic antique filled B&B. The "floating giant duck" was actually a Swan pool float, a gift from a repeat guest. It has brought joy to many families with...More

Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

I made a resrvation at this place online unknowing that our room was on the third, and when we got there the first thing they did made us to sign the paperwork so they can charge us for it. My mother has a knee problem...More

4  Thank Nooshin D
Response from Janet H, Owner at The Bissell House Bed & BreakfastResponded 23 May 2018

This guest never actually stayed with us. Two weeks prior to arrival she reserved two nights through booking.com where all the details of their reservation are advertised and have to be agreed to in advance of completing their reservation. Apparently, she did not read the...More

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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Pool
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Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Babysitting
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Air Conditioning
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Pool
Outdoor pool
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US$178 - US$309 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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US$178 - US$309 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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"The Garden room is well named....great bed, great furnishings, great bathroom - very tranquil at a lot of..."
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"Wouldn’t bother frankly"
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"Not at all. Famous hotel would be better than Bissell house"
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"The Morning Glory room on the third floor had a wonderful a/c unit which you could program. The bed was..."
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