A blend of old-world charm and California cool, the thoughtfully redesigned Pasadena Hotel & Pool is immersed in history and heritage. And with its spectacular rooftop pool deck and stunning backdrop of the San Gabriel mountains, it’s truly a hidden gem.

A Spanish Colonial gem dating back to 1926, the newly restored building with 161 guestrooms and suites, occupies an entire city block along the Rose Parade route. The rooftop pool deck, open year-round, offers cocktails, comfortable loungers, and spectacular views. While its inviting lobby is filled with eclectic antiques and art, and the walled Spanish Colonial-style courtyard is a sun trap all day long.

Pasadena Hotel & Pool facade

Occupying an entire city block along the Rose Parade route © Pasadena Hotel & Pool

Downtown Pasadena

It’s easy to find inspiration around every corner in downtown Pasadena, especially on the corner of Colorado Boulevard and Lake Avenue. Positioned along the famed Tournament of Roses Parade route and close to downtown Los Angeles, Pasadena Hotel & Pool’s location is the ideal destination to explore all Los Angeles offers. Originally opened as the Hotel Constance in 1926, touches of the building’s 1920s style and Spanish influences are still seen in the hotel, including the vintage tile patterns found in the original courtyard fountain.

Pasadena Hotel & Pool courtyard

Vintage tile patterns can be found in the original courtyard fountain © Pasadena Hotel & Pool

New year, new style

The lobby, courtyard, and pool deck of Pasadena Hotel & Pool have all been transformed by New York City-based interior design firm Stonehill Taylor. The design team has thoroughly modernised spaces while paying homage to its past. The hotel’s original coffered ceiling and tile floors remain. At the same time, the warm and whimsical lobby walls have been repainted from off-white to a moody chocolate brown colour and infills of patterned terracotta tiles have been added to embellish the property’s original historic flooring. An eclectic mix of furnishings from flea markets, adds an extra element of character to a hotel already brimming with eclectic charm.

A striking wallcovering creates a mural-like effect behind the fireplace and phone booths. Artworks in gold frames add another layer of contrast to the dark walls. Notable elements include the portrait of world-famous chef and Pasadena native Julia Child. And vintage pieces highlighting the Tournament of Roses.

The lobby, courtyard, and pool deck of  have all been transformed by New York City-based interior design firm Stonehill Taylor © Pasadena Hotel & Pool

Dusk ‘til dawn at Pasadena Hotel & Pool

Take full advantage of the lobby bar, which is a hub of activity from morning to night. Enjoy a cup of coffee and fresh pastries while you plan out your day. When the day fades, head to the brushed oak wood and marble bar and peruse art and design books while having a cocktail. Or join the lively scene at night with a glass of wine or beer and some shareable plates. If feeling playful, you’ll find marble checkers and chess boards tucked into cosy spots around the lobby, a football table, and a grand piano.

Remember the SPF. Set against the stunning backdrop of the San Gabriel mountains, the hotel’s outdoor spaces invite guests to enjoy Pasadena’s famously Mediterranean climate. The walled courtyard and sunny pool deck feature original architectural elements, like the archways and a tile fountain with a grand glazed urn, accented with lush greenery.

Pasadena Hotel & Pool bar

Head to the brushed oak wood and marble bar © Pasadena Hotel & Pool

Pasadena luxury accommodation

With over 160 guestrooms and suites, expect contemporary cool styling with all the latest mod-cons. Fast, free Wi-Fi, a 50-inch flatscreen TV, a mini refrigerator, and a laptop-size safe. Luxurious linen also accompanies the sleek retro styled rooms. The hotel also offers a Presidential suite that boasts a 1,000-square-foot private terrace.

Impeccable amenities

Remember to pack your furry friend’s suitcase when you stay at Pasadena Hotel & Pool. A pet-friendly establishment, pets will receive their own limited-edition bowl and pup tent upon check-in. A 24-hour fitness centre, dry cleaning, and laundry services are among a few of the services the hotel offers. In addition to their self-parking and EV parking accessibility (for a fee). Business-minded travellers can choose from 11 unique indoor and outdoor spaces – a professional’s workcation dream come true.

Pasadena Hotel & Pool amenities

The style continues into the stationary © Pasadena Hotel & Pool

A day of fun in the sun is within reach

Venture beyond the rooms of Pasadena Hotel & Pool and immerse yourself in Old Town Pasadena. 22 blocks house hundreds of historic and unique cafés, retail stores, and restaurants. Culture lovers head to the Huntington Library, Art Collections, The Norton Simon Museum, and Pasadena Playhouse. If you are dreaming of nature or active pursuits, you’re in luck. The Botanical Gardens, The Rose Bowl, and Eaton Canyon are all within minutes’ reach. While Santa Monica is only a 30-minute away by car.




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