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Oceano, California
1 review
Reviewed 27 October 2016

We had a lovely 23rd Anniversary here at the charming Bissell home. We were pleasantly surprised as to how quite it was in the home. We hardly heard anyone.😉 And we thought we'd hear the traffic and be distracted with the traffic but it wasn't like that at all. The grounds are surrounded by trees and flowers and some friendly... More 

Thank kcsunshine63
Carmel, California
2 reviews
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

Our stay was flawless. It was quiet, the living room was equipped with a refrigerator for our perishables, afternoon snacks, and ample reading material about Pasadena as well as current newspapers. The room was tastefully appointed and had the earmarks of a victorian home of the period. The owners are delightful and sensitive to catering to their guests at the... More 

Thank Sally S
1 review
Reviewed 21 October 2016

We stayed at the Bissell house because we were going to a concert at The Rose Bowl. The owners were very nice and welcoming upon our arrival. Our room was perfect and the breakfast served was delicious. We would for sure stay here again and would highly recommend this Bed & Breakfast. I loved the location and the history of... More 

Thank Becky K
Mount Shasta, California
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 16 October 2016

My wife and I spent one night at the Bissell House B&B. The house itself is absolutely lovely - stately, comfortable, spacious, and beautifully decorated. Will, the proprietor, is welcoming, warm, and accommodating in every respect. We asked for restaurant recommendations and he offered several. Once we decided, he made our reservation and it worked out beautifully. Our room was... More 

Thank Bob P
Pasadena, California
1 review
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Beautiful and Historic location, warm and extremely friendly staff! Clean and Aesthetically appropriate decor throughout the house, a tasty and hearty breakfast as well as lovely patio set up should you wish to sit outside privately (Shaded and aired by the trees!). Value on all fronts! I felt very comfortable.

Thank thandofrolich
1 review
Reviewed 10 October 2016

As a road warrior, I found The Bissell House to be a delightful alternative to the mundane aspects of impersonal hotels. How wonderful to be checked in by members of the family-run bed and breakfast who are always available to cater to my needs. They were beaming with pride for the rich history of the stunning home, and passionate about... More 

Thank Madelyn D
Santa Ana, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 October 2016

This charming, family-run B & B in the heart of Pasadena was the perfect lodging for a weekend with friends. The Bissell House completed our immersion in historic arts and culture as we explored the Gamble House, Norton Simon Museum, Huntington Library and Gardens, and wonderful restaurants, which are all minutes away. The Bissell House experience was lovely and relaxing... More 

Thank Linda M
1 review
Reviewed 4 October 2016

I stayed with friends at the Bissell House in September. I was immediately impressed with the classic Victorian style and charm the house has to offer. There is a beautiful pool and hot tub surrounded by a very well-manicured garden. Each room has its own theme and we all agreed that the beds were some of the most comfortable we've... More 

Thank Jeremy B
San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 20 September 2016

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.

Thank Rennie94102
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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Reviewed 31 August 2016

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 

Thank Kathy M
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 

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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 Avenue, SW Corner Orange Grove Ave and Columbia Street With Front Driveway Entrance Access From Columbia Street, South Pasadena, CA 91030
Region: United States > California > South Pasadena
Price Range: €165 - €256 (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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“We loved the third floor...very quite and nice view of trees”
 of 5 bubbles kcsunshine63, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Each of the 7 rooms offer unique charming aspects and space. I look forward to trying them all!”
 of 5 bubbles 983madelynd, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The home is three stories so if you're not a fan of stairs, request a room on the second floor.”
 of 5 bubbles O9147PUjeremyb, 4 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Insist that you not be given Vistoria's Room.”
 of 5 bubbles 488MichaelG, 15 Jul 2016 | Read review
“They are all different and quaint, each with a bathroom.You can't go wrong with any of the rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles njwoodster, 14 Mar 2016 | Read review
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