The Bissell House Bed and Breakfast is a charming, three-story shingled Victorian retreat that exudes the rich history and heritage of Pasadena. Built in 1887 in a craftsman style and conveniently located in a quiet, residential neighborhood, the Bissell House Bed and Breakfast offers beautifully appointed guest rooms with plush, country-style décor and private bathrooms.

The charming Inn also provides a delicious gourmet breakfast every morning and has a comfortable lounge and television room where guests can relax and socialize. Nestled in the heart of South Pasadena, the Bissell House Bed and Breakfast is a short walk to the bustling Mission Street which is packed with restaurants, cafés, antique shops, bookstores, art galleries, and wineries.

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Guest Accommodations

The Bissell House Bed and Breakfast feature eight charming and beautifully appointed guest rooms, each of which is individually decorated with gorgeous country-style décor and period furnishings and have private or shared bathrooms. Rooms vary in size and layout, but all feature comfortable king, queen, double or twin beds with deluxe linens, en-suite or shared bathrooms with shower/bath combinations, large vanities, thick towels and bathrobes, and Paya bath products. In-room amenities include air conditioning with heating and cooling, flat screen televisions with cable channels, iPod docking stations, hair dryers, irons and ironing boards, alarm clocks, and complimentary wireless Internet.

The Master Room is 450 square feet in size and features a queen-size antique mahogany bed in deluxe linens, and a matching armoire. The spacious room has an ornate fireplace mantle, a walk-in closet, and an en-suite bathroom with a glass-enclosed double rain shower with a tile bench. The room is located on the second floor of the house and overlooks the garden and swimming pool.

The Garden Room is a spacious and romantic room on the third floor decorated with antiques and period furnishings, including a high back chair with a foot stool that was once famed to be Albert Einstein's favorite smoking chair. The room features a king-size pillow-top bed with deluxe linens, an en-suite bathroom with a shower, whirlpool spa tub, plush towels, and Paya bath products, and a cozy seating area with a single sleeper sofa for additional guests.

The Morning Glory Room is 250 square feet in size and decorated in soothing blue and white tones. The third-floor room features a queen-size antique white iron bed with deluxe linens, and an en-suite bathroom with a Victorian deep claw-footed soaking tub and brass shower combo, plush towels, and organic bath products. The room boasts beautiful views of the surrounding mountain peaks.

The English Holiday Room is a cheery, bright corner room with 270 square feet of space that is reminiscent of 1920s England with bold floral decor. The room features a king-size pillow-top bed with deluxe linens, an elegant blue and white en-suite bathroom with a walk-in shower, plush towels, and Paya bath products. The room also offers a comfy sitting area with arm chairs, an antique wardrobe and a work desk and chair.

Other guest rooms include the Prince Albert Room, the Rose Room, and Victoria’s Room, all of which feature similar décor and furnishings, private bathrooms and modern amenities.


A delicious continental breakfast is served every morning and includes freshly brewed coffee and tea, fresh fruit juices and fruit, cereals and homemade granola, yogurt, baked bread and other goods, eggs dishes, bacon and other breakfast meats, and more. An afternoon tea table with sweet treats and hot beverages is available all day in the spacious downstairs living room and library.

Amenities and Recreation

Deluxe amenities at The Bissell House Bed and Breakfast include complimentary continental breakfasts every morning, an afternoon tea table with sweet treats, a communal lounge, library, and TV area for relaxing and socializing, and beautiful gardens. There is free wireless Internet on the property and free on-site parking, daily newspapers, and daily housekeeping services and activities in the nearby area include hiking, cycling, golf, and horseback riding.

The Bissell House Bed and Breakfast are located in South Pasadena just under a mile from the heart of the Old Town, which is home to a variety of restaurants and eateries, cafés and bars, shops, boutiques, art galleries, and museums. Mission Street is the bustling center of the Old Town and has antique shops and bookstores, yoga studios and art galleries and a public library. Attractions in the area include the Greene and Greene Gamble House, the Norton Simon Museum, the Fenyes Mansion Estate, the Wrigley Tournament House, and the Rose Bowl Stadium.

201 Orange Grove Avenue, South Pasadena, California, 91030, Phone: 626-441-3535

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