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The Langham Huntington, Pasadena

by Lauren Dana Ellman
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Perched beneath the San Gabriel Mountains, Pasadena is probably best known for being home to The Rose Parade and Rose Bowl football game. However, boasting an abundance of attractions, gorgeous sunny weather, and a bevy of Victorian and Art Deco buildings, it’s a charming place to visit year-round. And The Langham Huntington, Pasadena is the perfect spot from which to explore all that it has to offer. The sprawling property offers a slew of on-site amenities, outdoor activities, and fantastic drinking and dining venues — and an elegant ambiance with a hint of California cool. Ahead, our full review.

What You Need to Know 

The Look of The Langham Huntington, Pasadena

It's All in the Details

Despite its proximity to downtown Los Angeles, The Langham Huntington, Pasadena looks and feels like a large coastal resort. The property, which is over a century old and a California landmark, is surrounded by 23 acres of lush landscaping. A winding driveway will take you to the sprawling, palatial-looking hotel where opulence is the name of the game. Take a load off in the plush and ample seating available in the marble- and chandelier-adorned lobby, or enjoy some afternoon tea in the stylish lounge that’s complete with picture-perfect garden views. 

Overlooking the chaise lounge-lined pool area is the historic — and recently restored — Picture Bridge, which connects the hotel’s main building to its tennis courts, cottages, and lavish Royce Manor Suite. With views of the gardens and surrounding valley, the bridge exudes romance.

The hotel's 379 rooms, suites, and cottages serve as a calming reprieve with a neutral color palette, elegant drapery, dark wood furnishings, and sumptuous Italian marble bathrooms. Consider springing on a room or suite that includes access to the Langham Club, an exclusive lounge area that offers all-day refreshments, including breakfast, light snacks, afternoon tea, and, in the evening, hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, and sweets.

The Vibe at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena 

The Langham Huntington, Pasadena is a true resort-style hotel in the heart of Southern California. When they’re not out and about exploring Los Angeles, guests can be found playing tennis (courts are set to reopen in early 2024), taking free fitness classes, hanging by the pool, or biking. Otherwise, you may find them noshing at one of the on-site eateries, including The Hideaway poolside bar, the all-day Terrace restaurant, and The Royce, a tony steakhouse. For some well-deserved R&R, there's the on-site Chuan Spa, which offers treatments inspired by traditional Chinese medicine. Other highlights include a sauna, herbal steam room, and whirlpool.

Who Will Love The Langham Huntington, Pasadena 

Anyone craving a resort-style stay in sunny SoCal will love The Langham Huntington, Pasadena for its luxurious accommodations, ample amenities and activities, and fantastic food and beverage offerings. 

Who Might Not Love The Langham Huntington, Pasadena 

Since the property is about 10 miles from downtown LA, those looking to be in the middle of the action might want to consider a different hotel. Also, couples and adults seeking a kid-free escape may be turned off by the amount of families here.

Best Amenity at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena 

The aforementioned Langham Club offers plenty of added value, making it well worth the splurge. Other highlights include the pool area, tennis courts, bike rentals, and, of course, the tranquil spa. 

Money Matters

What’s Included at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena

Your stay includes bike rentals, use of the tennis courts, fitness classes, Wi-Fi, morning coffee in the lobby, and access to the spa facilities, fitness center, business center, and swimming pool area. 

Extra Fees & Costs You Should Know About at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena

The hotel charges a nightly guest amenity fee of $30 per room plus tax, which includes all of the above amenities. Overnight valet parking costs an additional $47 per night. 

How to Get a Deal at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena

Check the offers tab to view the hotel’s themed packages, promotions, and discounts, some of which include added perks like daily breakfast, free parking, and even spa treatments.  

The Sweet Season

Southern California’s shoulder season (March through May, September through November) offers some of the lowest rates on lodging. This is, of course, in addition to fewer crowds. 

Getting There

In the Neighborhood of The Langham Huntington, Pasadena

The hotel is located in Pasadena, which is just north of downtown Los Angeles. The affluent city is home to several museums, including the Norton Simon Museum and the Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens. Old Pasadena and The Shops at Mission Village are also nearby, as is the Rose Bowl Stadium. 

Nearest Airport to The Langham Huntington, Pasadena

Hollywood Burbank Airport is about 19 miles away, while LAX is approximately 25 miles away.

Nearest Public Transportation to The Langham Huntington, Pasadena

The Memorial Park Station light rail station is about a five-minute walk from the hotel. However, like everywhere else in Southern California, most folks opt to rent a car instead of relying on public transportation. 

The Bottom Line

The Langham Huntington, Pasadena offers travelers a luxurious resort-style stay near downtown Los Angeles.

It's All in the Details