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The Bissell House Bed & Breakfast
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Reviewed 7 August 2013

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the Bissell House. It is in a residential neighborhood that is off a busy street but still quiet. A 10 minute walk from public transportation (and a Trader Joe's). The room was clean and the staff was wonderful, extremely friendly and welcoming. The bed was comfortable. I really enjoyed the hot breakfast and meeting the other guests. The pool is lovely and the grounds are quite peaceful. I would stay here again.

Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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Provencesister, Owner at The Bissell House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2013

Great location, friendly staff, comfortable accommodations — that's what we're going for, so it's great to hear that we're doing a good job! I hope you enjoyed your time in Pasadena and your trip to the states! Thank you for the compliments here on TripAdvisor. If you're ever going to be back in town, give us a call!

All the best,
Janet Hoyman
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Reviewed 15 July 2013

We stayed in the cozy Rose Room. Sadly, we arrived later than we had hoped and did not get a chance to soak in the surroundings and the pool at night, but had a chance to enjoy both in the morning. (The pool was very clean and the temperature was perfect in July). The inn's entrance is subtle, so we accidentally passed it first. But that adds to the privacy, as lush vegetation and trees surround the corner property. The neighborhood was high-end and the home was very authentic for the period. The furnishings and decor was an attraction in itself, and a step back in time....everything from the original door knobs, to the outlet covers, glass windows and pipes around the bathtub led to the historical ambiance. The home was updated and attractive without losing tmuch of the original flavor, and the flavor of the breakfast was pleasing also. The owners spared no details, from the thick pool towels in the library leading to the pool to the bathrobes. They were helpful in making you feel at home, without hovering. It was a welcome respite at an affordable price after a stressful year. The air conditioning was a treat also, as it was a warm weekend. Bed was comfy...ceiling had a sloped gable which added to the charm. I hope to return and spend more time to enjoy the surroundings and the nearby treasures that South Pasadena has to offer. Guests were also treated to snacks at night, coffee and tea, and a library of books to borrow from during their stay. And next time I will purchase some of the little antiques and gift items for sale, which I was sorry I forgot to do on this visit.

Room Tip: The third story upstairs rooms facing the pool was very private and was not too warm. It offered an A/C that cooled up the room very quickly without being too noisy. The room was not huge, but bedrooms of the 1800's never were; it was cozy and calm and gave us all we needed, most importantly, a comfortable bed. The room was well decorated, in good taste.
  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Provencesister, Owner at The Bissell House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2013

It's great to hear that you enjoyed the Rose Room, Yvonne! We've put a lot of work into preserving the original flair of Bissell House, so it's great to hear that you think we're doing a good job. Thank you for the kind words here on TripAdvisor and I hope you get to stay with us again soon.

All the best,
Janet Hoyman
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Reviewed 15 July 2013

We are so happy to have found the Bissel House! What a perfect location for a walk around historic homes and cool, hip South Pasadena. Clean, comfortable and wonderful hosts. Grounds are lovely complete with pool and several sitting areas. We will make a point to return. Way more personality and value than standard hotel.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Provencesister, Owner at The Bissell House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2013

It's great to hear that you'll come back and visit us again, Kate! We all work so hard to help the huge personality of Bissell House shine, so your compliments here on TripAdvisor mean the world to me! I'm very happy that you enjoyed Pasadena and look forward to your next visit.

Till then,
Janet Hoyman
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Reviewed 29 May 2013

This is a beautiful B&B hidden on a residential street in South Pasadena. The room was lovely & the breakfast excellent; we slept well in the comfortable bed. The grounds are very pretty with a nice little pool. The sitting room is very pleasant to sit it for afternoon tea. Overall it's a great place to stay if you're looking for a nice quiet spot on the East side of LA!

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Provencesister, Owner at The Bissell House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2013

It's great to hear that you had a chance to enjoy our beautiful grounds, Corinna! We've worked very hard to preserve the historic landscape and traditions here at Bissell House, so your compliments mean so much to us. I hope to see you again on your next trip to LA.

Till then,
Janet Hoyman
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Reviewed 25 April 2013 via mobile

Loved the beautiful house, lovely room and the delicious breakfast and friendly service.
Would definitely return! Great price for what you get as well! The grounds are beautiful as well and very close to downtown LA.

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Provencesister, Owner at The Bissell House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2013

I really appreciate you taking the time to write us a review! It's great to hear that you enjoyed our house, as much as we enjoyed having you. I'll send our chef your compliments on the tasty breakfast! Next time you're in the area, I hope you come back and stay with us.

All the best,
Janet
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