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The Langham Huntington
Pasadena, CaliforniaEnter your email address and zip code for pricing and availability
Why Stay At The Langham Huntington
This sprawling estate-like hotel offers spacious Old World luxury and a respite from the commotion of L.A's unique bustle.
Rising like a palace over the improbable locale of quiet Pasadena, The Langham Huntington has changed hands many times since opening way back in 1907. What hasn't changed is the feeling of luxury. With 23 manicured acres punctuated by palm trees, the Langham features highlights like the opulent 11,000-square-foot spa, Italian-marble bathrooms, and chandelier-heavy ballrooms that make you feel like you're a character in The Great Gatsby. The 380 rooms and suites have four-poster beds, French doors, and dark wood furniture.
Don't miss the traditional British afternoon tea with cucumber sandwiches, scones with Devonshire cream, and cakes. Served in the lobby, the cost is $39 per person, or $56 for the Royal Tea (includes champagne).
Pasadena is 11 miles northeast of downtown L.A., and this being the city that invented car culture, renting a vehicle is required to get anywhere. The hotel does, however, offer a free shuttle into Old Pasadena for guests.
Awards and RecognitionsBack to Top
World's Best 500 Hotels
- Travel + Leisure
World's Best Awards, #33 Top 50 Resorts in the US & Canada
- Travel + Leisure
Leading Hotels of the World Logo Member
- Leading Hotels of the World
Star Award, The Dining Room
- Michelin Guide
Arrive at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), which is approximately 30 miles from the hotel. Anticipate between 45 and 75 minutes, depending on traffic. You may also elect to fly into Burbank Airport (BUR), which is approximately 20 miles from the hotel. Expect about 30-45 minutes of travel time, depending on traffic.1401 South Oak Knoll Avenue, Pasadena, California, United States
Hotel FeaturesBack to Top Property Amenities
- Spa on Property
- Beauty Salon
- Fitness Center
- Outdoor Pool
- Tennis Courts
- Bicycle Rental
- Laundry Service
- Wired + Wireless Internet
- Flat-Panel Televisions
- Marble Bathrooms
- Luxury Linens
- Luxury Bath Amenities
- Mini Bar
- Turndown Service
- Outdoor Dining
- Pool Bar
- 24-Hour Room Service
- Afternoon Tea
Why We Love Pasadena
The small town charm of the city's pedestrian-friendly Old Pasadena blends with the metropolitan ambiance of attractions like the world-class Norton Simon Museum and the Rose Bowl.
Dinner for two $160.
Where to Drink: Conveniently located inside the hotel is the Tap Room, a 1930's-inspired venue complete with elegant fireplace and patio seating. There's an extensive wine list and a selection of modern cocktails like the South Pasadena; a gin drink featuring freshly muddled mint and lemon juice.
Drinks for two $30.
Best Indoor/Outdoor Activity: Built by the same railroad tycoon as the Langham, the Huntington Library has six-million volumes, including a Gutenberg Bible and early editions of Shakespeare. It also contains an extensive collection of 18th- and 19th-century British and French art (such as Gainsborough's Blue Boy). The sprawling property's 120 acres of grounds feature a desert garden, Japanese garden, rose garden, and Chinese garden.
1151 Oxford Rd., San Marino.
$20 weekdays, $23 weekends.
Best Day Trip: Melting Pot Tours offers an Old Pasadena Food Tasting Walking Tour of the city's historic downtown. Starting at 10:30 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, and at 5:30 p.m. on Thursdays (April through October), get a taste of various ethnic cuisines, gelato, chocolate, and specialty olive oils. Tours leave from Raymond Avenue and Holly Street, three miles away.
$53 per person, with advance purchase required.
Why Go Now
May 17 - 19, 2013
Pasadena Strawberry Festival
Last year, attendance topped 50,000 enjoying musical acts, arts and crafts and, yeah, lots of strawberries.
May 19, 2013
This all-day, auto-centric block party in Old Pasadena celebrates the design and horsepower of Italy's best-known sports cars.
Colorado Boulevard. Free.
June 1, 2013
Make Music Pasadena
Downtown Pasadena comes alive with sound at this free outdoor music festival. The all-ages concerts cover every imaginable genre, with past performers including Grouplove and Best Coast.
Free. Various locations.
Comedy Performances at The Ice House
This legendary comedy venue opened in 1960 and has hosted everyone from Lily Tomlin to Robin Williams. Upcoming headliners include Carlos Mencia (May 9-12) and David Spade (May 19).
Most shows under $30, with a two-drink minimum.