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The Bissell House Bed & Breakfast

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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 See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Outdoor pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Family Rooms
3 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A warm and welcoming greeting from Juli. she provided full information that we needed. great place and location. we stayed in two rooms it was nice cozy. breakfast was delicious . loved it and looking forward to stay with her again.

Thank khwlah-93
Response from BissellHouseInn, Owner at The Bissell House Bed & BreakfastResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you! Please come again next time you’re in the area!

Reviewed 25 July 2018

I am really surprised at all the negative reviews here, because it was totally the opposite for us. So much to talk about....where to begin?........ The setting is gorgeous with lots of vegetation and trees. We heard lots of parrots calling each other and loving...More

Thank iliketowrite
Response from Janet H, Owner at The Bissell House Bed & BreakfastResponded 9 August 2018

Thank you!!! We are grateful for the time you took to post this lovely review. Especially, given the contrast to the recent negative reviews you refer to, one of which the reviewer wrote us a separate letter privately, seeking compensation in exchange for removal of...More

Reviewed 19 July 2018

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

Thank carmelmark18
Response from Janet H, Owner at The Bissell House Bed & BreakfastResponded 9 August 2018

Thank you so much. We appreciate your generous acknowledgment of our ongoing efforts to provide a wonderful experience for all our guests. Please come again!

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 MasayoI18
Response from Janet H, Owner at The Bissell House Bed & BreakfastResponded 9 July 2018

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

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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 ...More 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. Less
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Golf course
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
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Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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US$166 - US$324 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United States > California > South Pasadena
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
Price range
US$166 - US$324 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United States > California > South Pasadena
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Room & Suite (26)
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