It seems almost redundant to add yet another glowing review on top of all the others here, but I was truly impressed during my recent two night getaway. The hotel is luxurious and immaculate and service is outstanding--this is the standard that other luxury hotels try to reach but can't quite get there.
I reserved the cheapest room category and ended up with a "limited view" king in the Lanai Wing, a separate building connected to the main building by a bridge walkway. The room was not exactly spacious but since I was by myself it was not an issue. It might be a bit tight if you put a rollaway in there and the bathroom was a bit small. But everything was clean and well maintained. The bathrobes and slippers were a nice touch and the toiletries were excellent. I actually liked being in the Lanai Wing because it felt a bit more private. I was on the ground floor and looked out onto some bushes and a small road but it was quiet and didn't bother me. And the rate was quite reasonable compared to chain nonresort properties in the area.
When I checked in it was very hot outside and my room AC wasn't working properly. After a call to the front desk, an engineer came within 5 minutes, determined that I needed to change rooms, called the front desk, went to to check out the new room, and moved me down. That's the right way to handle a room issue.
The highlight of the hotel for me was the pool area. The pool is large but the area feels intimate, with beautiful landscaping and soothing music piped in. The pool bar has a barbecue in the summer months, and the Terrace Restaurant overlooks the pool area and serves three meals a day. I ate two breakfasts and two dinners there and found the food excellent. The service was a little uneven--long wait for the waiter, wrongly placed orders, etc.--but the people were so nice and the setting so beautiful that it was hard to get upset. The hotel gardens were also beautiful to stroll through. The new gym and spa is in a separate building and the fitness room has all the latest equipment. The common areas in the main lobby have many seating areas like being in the living room of a mansion.
Not much to dislike except perhaps $25/night for valet parking (no self parking). A small price to pay for the level of luxury and relaxation this hotel provides.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Capturing the grace and elegance of a bygone era, The Langham Huntington, Pasadena, Los Angeles is located at the base of the picturesque San Gabriel Mountains, just nine miles north of downtown Los Angeles in beautiful Pasadena. Located on 23 acres with grand historic ballrooms and gardens, the landmark hotel features delectable dining, the award-winning Chuan Spa and a number of recreational choices such as tennis programming, fitness classes, swimming and nearby golf. ... more less
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