Bissell House      
201 Orange Grove Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030-1613, USA    
(626) 441-3535
  • Free Night Participating Inn


  1. Exterior view, front porch and garden...
  2. Foyer...
  3. Living room with 24 hour self serve tea table...
  4. Dining room...
  5. Library and stairway to pool...
  6. Garden room...
  7. Morning Glory Room, now includes single bed...
  8. English Holiday room...
  9. Master Room, antique couch replaces single bed in photo...
  10. Prince Albert room...
  11. Victoria's room...
  12. Rose room...

- $350

Book a Room $169 - $350

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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.

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$169 to $350

Payment Types Accepted Include Discover, Travelers Checks, Visa, American Express and Master Card.

    • Breakfast
    • Snacks/Refreshments
    • Afternoon Tea


This property has 7 total guest accommodations with private bath, 1 with whirlpool. The types of beds available include Twin, Queen and King.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath Amenities
  • Bathrobes
  • Cable TV
  • Free parking on premise
  • Gift Shop
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Pool
  • Suitable for Events
  • Swimming
  • Television
  • Wireless Internet Access

Amenities On Premises

  • Suitable for Events
  • Pool
  • Free parking on premise
  • Swimming
  • Gift Shop

Business Traveler Amenities

Early riser breakfast buffet with advance notice to the innkeeper.
  • Internet Access
  • Television
  • Flexible Check in/out Times
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Desk
  • Daily Newspapers
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Early Riser Breakfast Buffet With Advance Notice To The Innkeeper

Events Hosted

    • Weddings
    • Family Reunions
    • Romantic Getaways
    • Seminars
    • Meetings
    • Honeymoons
    • Artist
    • Writer Retreats

Inns Of Interest

    • Unusual Architecture
    • Who Slept/Visited Here

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.

Innkeepers Association Memberships

CABBI, PAII, Karen Brown, California Hotel & Lodging Association

Describe Garden and Grounds

Beautiful English garden with lush foliage, pergolas poolside. Relax on the wraparound covered front porch.

Reservation/Cancellation Policies:

Children Restrictions

The inn is best suited for older children


14-days notice requested for full refund less $25.00 service fee, 30 days needed for major holidays and all group , event or whole house bookings. Inside 14 days, guest is responsible for rental unless we can re-rent


3pm-6pm / 11am

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
    • Rose Bowl

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)

Recommended Restaurant(s)

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

Nearby College/University

Occidental, CSULA, USC

Get a Free Night at this inn

- 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.

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Wonderful experience

quiet, comfortable, friendly, great breakfast, prime location
Larry S

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BOTTOM LINE: I would stay here again.
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Amazing house!

We stayed at this house for 2 nights (tired of hotels) - we were in Pasadena on business. The house is amazing. Owners are great and very accomodating. Very clean, quiet, and not far from Old Town Pasadena where they have great shopping and dining.
Cammie Kristy

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Bissell House Bliss

My wife and I spent a lovely, relaxing and restful few days here on a recent trip to visit family and friends. The Bissell House felt like a home away from home. It was clean and comfortable with friendly staff and a a delicious breakfast. We enjoyed borrowing their free DVD's to watch movies in our room, the fact that we could come and go at will, (no weird rules) and were left to our own devices. Private and tranquil. Just what the doctor ordered.
Frank Carpenter

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BOTTOM LINE: I would stay here again.
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Publicity and Press Reviews

"9 on the Town", voted #5 top romantic getaway along with the Ritz Carlton Spa.