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the langham huntington, pasadena

Langham Pasadena

I am dreaming about the Langham Huntington today so I thought I’d share our visit there with you so you can dream about it, too. (Or, even better, plan a vacation!)

A few months ago, Michael was invited to participate in a poetry reading at Vroman’s, a fantastic book store in Pasadena, California. He had once stayed at the Langham Huntington in Pasadena on a business trip and LOVED it, so we booked a room and were excited that the hotel generously offered to host us on their Club level.

Okay, I can’t even begin to tell you how amazing Club level is — but I will tomorrow!

Meanwhile, let me show you two pictures from the Langham Huntington website because I want to do the hotel justice.

This is the lobby, so you already know you are in a very special place.

Langham lobby

And this is a Club suite, since I was so busy looking around, I didn’t take a photo of our own until it was dark out.

Langham Club Suite

So, now, let me show you how we were welcomed to our room. Or, to be more accurate, rooms.

Langham chocolate strawberries

That gorgeous bowl was sitting on the coffee table of our living room, which also had a writing desk with an elegant, old-fashioned blotter, gorgeous books about the hotel and pretty pink pens — one or two which may be in my purse now.

Langham stationery

Our bedroom was so serene and sophisticated, I just wanted to spread out on that chaise lounge with a book and those chocolate-dipped strawberries.

Langham bedroom

Although it was all atmospheric and romantic at night, just take a look behind the curtains.

Langham mountains

Those are the San Gabriel Mountains back there, and they are stunning. I wish we’d had more time to explore Pasadena because there’s so much to see and do, and I am dying to see Nora Walker’s house from Brothers and Sisters.

Anyway, back inside, we also discovered we had two bathrooms filled with goodies!

Langham bathroom

Everything was presented with such attention to detail.

Langham toiletries

And wasn’t it so nice of them to give me my own L for Lois robe? Ha!

Langham robe

We decided to spend a little time exploring the hotel’s renowned gardens before leaving for Michael’s reading. (We also spent a lot of time exploring the Club lounge, which you will see tomorrow.) I remembered a friend of mine had texted me from there when she stayed at the Langham Huntington, saying how much we would love those gardens. She was right.

Langham bridge and pond

Talk about an oasis. It was so peaceful to wander around the grounds.

Langham gardens

Michael picked up a few ideas for our own garden.

Langham Michael

The Langham Huntington is the perfect setting for a wedding or special event

Langham umbrellas

or just relaxing by the pool

Langham pool

or, of course, eating.

Langham Terrace salad

There are three restaurants at the Langham Huntington, and we had a light and delicious dinner at The Terrace after Michael’s reading. We did most of our eating, though, in the Club lounge, which I hope you’ll come back and read about tomorrow.

When we got back to our room, this was the message waiting for us on our pillows.

Langham note

Staying at the Langham Huntington made us feel like we were already at the top of the world — and, as you saw above, the view was definitely spectacular.

Comments

  1. It certainly does look like a beautiful place to stay. How wonderful that you had the opportunity. I’m glad to learn about it.

  2. What a gorgeous place and so close. You got the royal treatment. How wonderful!

  3. So how is this related to The Huntington museum and gardens? Connected, within same complex, adjacent, nearby? Not at all? I haven’t been in Pasadena in forever… like decades. I think a trip is overdue!

    • Lois Alter Mark says:

      I just looked that up on the museum’s website: “Pasadena’s The Langham, Huntington Hotel & Spa has a history deeply connected with The Huntington’s own: The 102-year-old hotel was once owned by Henry Huntington.” I think they do partner promotions sometimes. Now I want to go back and visit that complex!

  4. Helene Cohen Bludman says:

    This looks amazing with every amenity possible. I have never been to Pasadena but this is where I will stay if I ever go!

  5. You definitely feel pampered in a place like that, don’t you? What a marvelous location!

  6. It looks beautiful and very relaxing. And they can greet me any time with chocolate covered strawberries!

  7. Looks like you had a wonderful stay. Langham Huntington is a very charming place.

  8. That hotel is gorgeous and the room looks amazing. I love California and Pasadena is such a nice area.

  9. I love your newfound oasis! What a gorgeous locale with a wonderful view!

  10. well this looks like an amazing place to take a little get away trip. It is a gorgeous space for sure

  11. Oh yes please! This is certainly my style of luxury. I’m ready to book in now and make an appointment by the pool with a cocktail!

  12. It was nice of them to give you a robe. 🙂 Everything looks lovely!

  13. What a beautiful place! So calm and luxurious! You had the royal treatment!

  14. Nicole Escat says:

    I love the card, from the last photo. Looks like you have so much time and precious moments there.

  15. Gorgeous! I have never been to this hotel, but I grew up in Southern California. Pasadena in general is a great town!

  16. Southern California looks amazing and somewhere we should visit one day. This hotel would seem to compliment such a beautiful area. Your pictures show that that the Langham has lived up to its the reputation as an amazing chain of hotels. The gardens, food and rooms look amazing

  17. It looks like a spectacular place! So luxurious with a real sense of calm and serenity! Perfect for a weekend away! Thanks for sharing this gem with us!

  18. This looks like a regal place. I loved the gardens and the grounds, they look so serene and tranquil.

  19. What a charming hotel. The lobby is GORGEOUS! The bowl of chocolate covered strawberries was such a nice touch and really romantic.

  20. what a gorgeous hotel! i love how the bathroom looks like a spa

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