South Pasadena, CA 

Bissell House

201 Orange Grove Ave
South Pasadena, CA 91030-1613 US

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Rates: $169 to $350
Total Rooms: 7
Overall Rating: 5 hearts (3 reviews)


Circa 1887. Adorning famous Orange Grove Avenue on historic Millionaire's Row, this restored three-story Victorian mansion is a cultural landmark that offers an elegant ambiance and inviting hospitality. Spacious guest bedrooms feature antique furnishings, tasteful décor and modern conveniences that include DSL. Linger over a scrumptious full breakfast in the formal dining room served with crystal glassware, vintage silver and fresh flowers. Apricot bread pudding, egg strata, ginger scones, crème brulee and lemon soufflé French toast are some of the popular specialties. Swim in the pool surrounded by lush foliage or relax in the gorgeous English garden. Visit nearby Old Town Pasadena with a small-town atmosphere and big-city entertainment, boutiques, and upscale restaurants.Publicity and Awards: "9 on the Town", voted #5 top romantic getaway along with the Ritz Carlton Spa.Location: City/Urban.


Rooms & Rates

Rates: $169 to $350
Payment types accepted include Discover, Visa, American Express, Travelers Checks and Master Card.
Rooms: This property has 7 total guest accommodations with private bath, 1 with whirlpool.
The types of beds available include Twin, Queen and King.


Cancellation: 14-days notice written request for full refund less $35.00 service fee, 30 days needed for major holidays, concerts and holiday weekends, 11/15-1/15 of each year and all group , event or whole house bookings.

Services & Amenities

Meals Included in Rates: Breakfast, Snacks/Refreshments and Afternoon Tea.
Types of meals: Vegetarian Breakfast, Full Gourmet Breakfast, Early Coffee/Tea, Afternoon Tea and 24 hour tea table with afternoon dessert.
Amenities In Room: Cable TV, Bathrobes, Hair Dryer, Television, Iron/Ironing Board, Bath Amenities, Air Conditioning, Wireless Internet Access, Hypoallergenic duvets, Featherbeds, Luxury linens, Comfy robes, DSL, Hi Speed Internet Wi-Fi, Premium Cable channels in most rooms and some dvd players.
Amenities On Site: Suitable for Events, Pool, Free parking on premise, Swimming and Gift Shop.
Business Traveler Amenities: Internet Access, Television, Flexible Check in/out Times, Iron/Ironing Board, Desk, Daily Newspapers, Hair Dryer, Wireless Internet Access and Early riser breakfast buffet with advance notice to the innkeeper.

Spa Services

Off-Site Spa Services Available


- One Night Free: This property is featured in Bed & Breakfasts and Country Inns published by American Historic Inns. This guide features a certificate for ONE NIGHT FREE with the purchase of one night. The dates this property will honor the certificate are Last minute availability, excludes weekends and Dec. 15-Jan. 15


Events Hosted: Meetings, Family Reunions, Weddings, Honeymoons, Seminars, Romantic Getaways, Artist and Writer Retreats.
Other Activities: Antiquing, Art Galleries, Golf, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Live Theater, Museums, Parks, Shopping (Local Crafts), Sports Events, Major College, Tennis, Wineries, Old Town Pasadena, Norton Simon Museum, Gamble House, Huntington Library & Gardens, downtown LA (12 minutes), Arroyo Seco and Rose Bowl.

Recommended Restaurant(s)

Raymond House, Shiro, Mike & Anne's..

Historic Interest

Cultural landmark #39, one of the original settlement sites for the city of South Pasadena, once owned by Anna Bissell McKay local philanthropist and Bissell carpet sweeper family member.
Historic Awards: Local Register (Granted).
Historic Memberships: Local Historical Society.
Historic sites nearby: Wrigley Mansion (1/2 mile), Architectural homes walking tours such as Bungalow Heaven (5 miles), Greene & Greene, Craftsman Bohemia, The Gamble House (1.5 mile)

Romantic Interest

Restful and elegant, the inn is surrounded by lush greenery, palm trees, flowering shrubs & rose garden, outdoor pool. Antiques in every room include bridge lamps, artwork, comfy chairs, silver trays, bedrooms are draped in soft furnishings.