The Bissell House, a historic Pasadena, CA boutique inn in the Los Angelos area, is an 1887 Shingle Victorian with Craftsman influence. We’re proud to offer relaxing and private Pasadena accommodations with included modern-day comforts, close to all the best things to do in South Pasadena.
Living room with grand piano at Pasadena B&B
About The Bissell House

Explore Our Victorian Home on Orange Grove Avenue

It’s our pleasure to welcome you to our unique, charming, historic, three-story Victorian home. We have proudly entered our 30th year as a renowned Southern California inn, offering a personalized bed and breakfast experience. We love meeting and hearing stories from our guests from all over the world, in addition to our very own local neighbors. We invite you to come experience our luxurious accommodations and gracious hospitality for yourself.

“This is such a cute B&B in an historic house
right in the heart of the nice part of Pasadena.”

Marci F, Google
Vintage Bissell vacuum family home Albert Einstein 3D printed metallic bust
Our History

Discover Our Storied Past

Anna Bissell McCay, daughter of vacuum magnate Melville Bissell, was one of Pasadena’s most beloved philanthropists. Having moved from Michigan, 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.

The home has been loved by many families since, and is now adored by ours!
Step back in time to see an 1887 mansion where Albert Einstein once visited.
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.

South Pasadena is a small, roughly 3.5 square mile town of approximately 25,000 people and is extremely pedestrian-friendly with a high score of “walkability” as most shops, schools, and businesses are within a mile of most locations.

Spacious prince albert room with TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence logo

Visit The Bissell House

Award Winning Pasadena Accommodations

We are proud to say that we are the recipients of the “TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence” for the past 3 years. Whether you come for business, wanting a break from the standard corporate hotels, are seeking a “staycation”, to celebrate a special occasion, sightseeing, the prolific arts and culture in the area, or are here to check out the prestigious schools, we extend an invitation for you to visit The Bissell House soon, allowing us to make your next vacation or business trip comfortable and memorable.

The Hoyman Family