Elegant Craftsman-style bed and breakfast. Voted \"Best Home Away from Home-2010\" by Pasadena Magazine. There are 9 guest rooms with private baths, luxury linens, and beautiful views, all on a peaceful quiet hillside above the buzz of the city. More
Arroyo Vista Inn
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Elegant Craftsman-style bed and breakfast. Voted \"Best Home Away from Home-2010\" by Pasadena Magazine. There are 9 guest rooms with private baths, luxury linens, and beautiful views, all on a peaceful quiet hillside above the buzz of the city.
Our 2-day visit was wonderful: exquisite accommodation, both room and view of the mountains, gourmet breakfast, easy access to Pasadena and Los Angeles, and friendly and helpful innkeeper and staff. We look forward to our next stay.
My husband I just returned from our 4th stay this year where we visit our grandchild. Each time we stay for about 8 days. In the past we tried various B and B’s and large hotels in the Pasadena and Los Angeles area. Once we found the Arroyo Vista, we knew we could stop looking for the perfect place to stay. Pat is such a wonderful hostess and does so many things to make us feel right at home. The breakfast is always delicious with fresh fruit from their fruit trees and accommodates our schedule. We always have such interesting conversations with the guests. By the end of our stay we feel we have made some new friends and are happy to see many other repeat guests. The home made
oatmeal chip cookies are the best for a night time snack. The front porch is the perfect setting for the late afternoon wine and cheese that the Arroyo Vista provides.
If you are into craftsman architecture this place and area of Pasadena is it. Must do the 10 walking tours of historic homes, all within a few minutes drive. Wine and appetizers every evening before dinner really top off the day and met some really fun people. Toffee in the room and cookies downstairs every afternoon. It was our anniversary and they had a complimentary bottle of champagne upon our arrival. We were pampered! Pat is a great resource for all things pasadena. Tad bit of road noise in the rooms facing the street. If you are a light sleeper ask to be in a room not facing the street.
I loved my stay at Arroyo Vista Inn and attribute it to Pat, the Proprietor. Pat has clearly invested a lot of time and effort into making this a great bed and breakfast and it is notable in the details, whether it is the incredible breakfast, the wine and cheese before dinner, the praline treats, or the relaxing aura of the home and its rooms. This was a great experience that made a weekend getaway relaxing and wonderful.
Highly recommend this B&B. Beautiful setting, amazing food. I stayed there the night before my wedding and the wedding night. Pat left special treats for us, which was lovely. She is very sweet and has the knack for pleasant conversation without feeling invasive. The structure is gorgeous, and VERY relaxing. The only problem was that we didn't want to leave!
Gorgeous Inn, Gourmet Breakfast, Great Hospitality
By A Yahoo Contributor, 4/14/10
Second stay for me at this fantastic B&B. On my first stay, in November of 2008, I made reservations for my finace's mid-deployment leave from Iraq. One of his flights was delayed and he ended up getting home 2 days later; not only did Pat (the innkeeper) change my reservation at the last minute, but she upgraded us to the largest room for free, and because the original room I had requested (not available on the day we changed our reservation to) had a hot tub, she opened a room across the hall for us so we could use the hot tub.
We made reservations for my parents last weekend, when they were visiting from Alabama for our LA wedding reception. They were thoroughly charmed and didn't want to leave! Remembering the awesome breakfast we had a year and a half ago, we asked Pat if we could come for breakfast--she accommodated 4 extra people for her gourmet breakfast for a very reasonable price.
Highlights from both of our stays:
BREAKFAST! so yummy!!
toffee in the rooms upon arrival
gorgeously restored and appointed rooms
afternoon wine and cheese
uses part solar power
soft terry robes
delightful balconies and porches
convenient to Old Town and Pasadena attractions, and only 10-15 miles from downtown
Did I mention the breakfast was awesome?
Love this place!!!
I love old houses and my friend and I felt fortunate to have found Pat Wright and her beautifully restored Craftsman style B & B in South Pasadena. The location on its scenic hill in busy Pasadena is ideal for getting away from it all and yet still being close to the attractions we wanted to see. Our room was very comfortable and located on the third floor. Looking out, we felt like we were in tree house since all around us were the beautiful trees that surround the house. Pat gave us a great suggestion for a restaurant where we ate dinner, and in the morning we received her personal attention. She gave us several choices for breakfast -- always a nice touch and shows that Pat really cares for her guests' comfort. We are already planning another stay -- this time with our Book Group friends. There are several comfortable gathering places for visiting and discussions -- the outside verandah is especially inviting. We loved everything about this B & B and highly recommend it to anyone who loves old houses.
My fiancé (now husband) and I found this place through a coworkers recommendation. We live in the Los Angeles area and were looking for a place to stay after our wedding in Pasadena (we also wanted a nice place to take family pictures). The Arroyo Vista Inn is an amazing place to stay. It is beautiful and relaxing. Pat (the owner) was extremely nice and helpful in anything we needed and truly loves what she does. Breakfast is cooked by Pat and is delicious. It served as a beautiful backdrop for our wedding pictures and was a nice place to get ready and relax both before and after our wedding. Can't say enough good things about this place.
This is a great B&B. Quiet rooms are spacious and appointed with plush furnishings and roomy bathrooms. Living room and dining room are filled with natural light that show off the tasteful decor of comfy furniture, area rugs, grand piano, and a large selection of coffee table books and current periodicals.
Homemade cookies and toffee are offered along with a selection of cold drinks from a self-serve fridge.
Breakfasts offer a fruit course and creative egg dishes and include produce from their own garden.
Owners and staff are friendly and accomodating.
The atmosphere and style of this Inn can be described as understated elegance. We loved it.
If you have reason to be in Pasadena or as we did, to visit relatives in Glendale/Eagle Rock section of LA, then this is a beautiful place to stay.
Our room was on second floor with access to a porch. The old house has a formal dining room, sitting room and living room. Grand piano. Beautiful woodwork. We were only there for one night on our way home and we missed the wine and cheese in the afternoon, but had the best oatmeal cookie pancakes for breakfast.