The Bissell House

One-of-a-kind lodging with a local touch and historic charm

The Bissell House B&B is South Pasadena’s Cultural Landmark #39, with a carefully preserved unique shingled Victorian home design.

The Bissell House has received of the “Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence” for the past 3 years. Whether you come for business and are wanting a break from the standard corporate hotels, or perhaps a “staycation” to celebrate a special occasion, or for sightseeing to enjoy the prolific arts and culture in the area, this bed and breakfast is a must-visit!

Step back in time to see an 1887 mansion where Albert Einstein once visited…

Enjoy lounging on the front porch or linger over books in the well stocked library.  The ground level also includes the spacious living room with grand piano, assorted organic tea service, fireplace and access to the dining room for breakfast.  The private backyard patio is just outside the library steps.

All bedrooms are located on the second and third floors and offer en-suite bathrooms with either shower or tub/shower combinations, individual climate control, flat-screen TV with premium cable channels, high speed WiFi and antique style furnishings. Choose from King or Queen sized beds, and sleep peacefully on our new organic mattresses. Each of the boutique rooms offer the ideal balance of modern amenities and an 19th-century antique aesthetic.

Conveniently situated on the border of Pasadena and South Pasadena is one of Southern California’s most historic and beautifully maintained neighborhood communities, this traditional Bed and Breakfast is less than two miles to “Old Town” Pasadena, as well as: The former Wrigley Mansion / Tournament of Roses Parade Headquarters, Rose Bowl Stadium and the Arroyo Seco, Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena Convention Center,  Pasadena Museum of History and Fenyes Mansion, and the Gamble House.  The Huntington Library and Gardens, Descanso Gardens, Dodger Stadium and downtown Los Angeles are minutes away.

This charming, historic, three-story Victorian home has eight bedrooms and ten bathrooms. Originally built in 1887, the Bissell House is located at the southern west anchor of Pasadena’s historically famous “Millionaire’s Row” in what was the Orange Grove Mansion District. Anna Bissell McCay, daughter of vacuum magnate Melville Bissell, was one of Pasadena’s most beloved philanthropists. Having moved from Michiga

n, she resided in the Victorian estate that is known today as Bissell House. She was there from 1902 until the mid-1950s, at which time her granddaughters inherited the Estate.  Her home was often the gathering location for her extended Bissell family from Grand Rapids Michigan.  

Find them at:
201 Orange Grove Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030
(626) 441-3535

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