The Langham Huntington, Pasadena

1401 S. Oak Knoll Ave., Pasadena, California, 91106, United States

An azalea-filled Japanese garden and the unusual Picture Bridge, with murals celebrating California's history, are just two of the scenic attributes of this grande dame that opened in 1907 and has been a mainstay of Pasadena's social history pretty much ever since. The Italianate-style main building, Spanish Revival–style cottages, and lanai building sit on 23 acres fronted by the historic horseshoe garden. Traditional guest rooms are handsome, though sometimes oddly sized. Brocade fabrics are found throughout, as are flat-screen TVs and CD players. The Royce, with a glass-walled wine room and showy chef's table, is the hotel's contemporary restaurant, serving Cal-French cuisine; the Tap Room offers a more casual cheery bar scene. The Chuan Spa, L.A.'s skin-technology destination du jour, features treatments derived from Chinese medicine and chemistry labs around the globe.

PROS

  • great for a romantic escape
  • excellent restaurant
  • top-notch spa

CONS

  • in a suburban neighborhood far from local shopping and dining

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 626-568–3900

HOTEL DETAILS

342 rooms, 38 suites
Rate Includes: No meals

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