Luxury Hotels Near Pasadena

by Nannie Kate

Pasadena lies just northeast of Los Angeles, close enough to be an integral part of the Hollywood scene. It's also home to the Rose Bowl and the annual Tournament of Roses Parade on New Year's Day. Attendees and participants often require luxury accommodations for their stay in or near Pasadena, whether it's Rose Bowl activities, Hollywood celebrations or events at the Pasadena Convention Center.

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Langham Huntington

Spread across 23 acres, much of it wooded, the Langham Huntington welcomes guests to its stately compound that includes the hotel, a therapeutic spa, a restaurant and magnificent gardens. Four-poster beds adorn select rooms and suites, with marble bathrooms in all. The Royce Restaurant offers light but elegant cuisine prepared by its in-house chef. Dine in the Terrace for French bistro meals served morning, noon and night. The Lobby Lounge offers a traditional afternoon tea of scones, delicate sandwiches and cakes. Indulge in the full-service Huntington Spa with massage treatments, beauty treatments and salon services for hair and nails, as well as traditional Chinese techniques in the Chuan Body + Soul treatments.

Hilton Pasadena

The Hilton Pasadena sits just a block from the Pasadena Convention Center, making it a convenient location for visitors attending a Convention Center event. Rose Bowl attendees find the hotel a handy two miles away. Luxury accommodations include guestrooms plus spacious one-and two-bedroom suites with wet bar and living area. Swim or work out, then enjoy a meal at Trevos Restaurant, offering buffet or menu items for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Hilton Pasadena maintains a shuttle service for destinations within two miles of the hotel. For a meal out, try the Technique Restaurant, a Cordon Bleu teaching school training chefs for working in upscale restaurants. Choose from lunch, dinner or cafe menu items, casual or fine dining.

Westin Pasadena

Featuring their signature Heaveny Bed, the Westin Pasadena Hotel offers roomy guestrooms and suites for your comfort. Find a good book in the hotel's library and curl up on the sofa for a quiet read, or go swimming in the hotel's outdoor heated pool. If you bring your pet with you, the Westin not only accepts your pet but has a special Westin Heavenly dog bed waiting for it. The Ventanas Restaurant and Bar offers light California meals for breakfast and lunch. If it's a pretty day, eat outside on the sunny outdoor patio. Enjoy a game of golf at one of the two nearby courses, the Eaton Canyon Golf Course and the Brookside Golf Course. For cocktails and light bar snacks, relax for a while in the Living Room Lobby and Bar.

Hollywood Roosevelt

Located just 15 minutes from downtown Pasadena, the iconic Hollywood Roosevelt has strong ties to Hollywood's heyday, having hosted the first Academy Awards and having enjoyed the patronage of Hollywood greats. For instant access to the pool, book one of the cabana guestrooms that open onto the swimming area. Take a dive into the Olympic-sized heated swimming pool and discover the underwater mural. Dine in the Dakota Steakhouse or stop by the Marilyn Monroe Bridge for fine dining. Enjoy Moroccan lamb osso bucco or wild mushroom risotto with walnut cream. If it's burgers you want, try 25 Degrees, the Roosevelt's in-house burger bar, open all day and all night. It offers specialty burgers and a breakfast menu for those coming in very late or getting up very early.

About the Author

In 2007 Nannie Kate discovered that the words she had been writing all her life had an actual cash value. She's been writing professionally through brokers ever since. With an English major background she creates articles and ebooks on a wide variety of subjects.