A Pasadena Staycation at the Beautiful Langham Hotel

A Pasadena Staycation at the Beautiful Langham Hotel

The Langham Huntington Hotel is a palatial estate set at the base of the majestic San Gabriel Mountains in Pasadena. Believe me when I say that this iconic landmark is the epitome of luxury. It’s also a totally tranquil escape from city life, while also managing to be kid-friendly. With lush grounds to wander, a serene spa to indulge in, and four eclectic restaurants to try, there’s plenty to experience. For me, this trip was all about relaxing poolside and sampling decadent dishes! Pasadena Staycation

We stayed in a club level suite on the 8th floor, which gave us access to the ah-mazing club lounge! The lounge provides personalized service to a smaller population of hotel guests, which is great for families traveling with kids. Pasadena Staycation

Here, guests can take advantage of delicious food and drinks all day. It also gives you a calmer, quieter space to check email or read the paper because there are fewer people there. Guests on the club level also get three complimentary garment pressings throughout their stay.

While the cost of a room on the club level might be higher, take into consideration the price you would normally pay for meals.

Having the convenience to head to the lounge and dine whenever you want, instead of loading up the kids and taking them to a restaurant, is a godsend. (Not to mention these are gourmet meals we are talking about!) Pasadena Staycation

I don’t think I’ve ever eaten so much in my life! It was a good thing the hotel had a gym on site.

My breakfast plate was a colorful and delicious array of mixed berries, a croissant, eggs, bacon, sausage, salmon, and capers. For lunch, we sampled different types of sushi. There were always plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, cold cuts, salads, and juices, in addition to candies, chocolates, coffee, and tea. Pasadena Staycation

During our stay, we were assisted by a concierge in the club lounge, named Maria, who was very friendly and accommodating. She went above and beyond to make sure our stay was fabulous and we didn’t have to think about a thing (another feature that comes in handy when traveling with kids). Pasadena Staycation

Our room was classically beautiful, with lots of natural light and a breathtaking view of Pasadena. The décor was sophisticated, with dark wood finishes in the bedroom and Italian marble in the bathroom. And speaking of the bathroom, each has a box of upscale Chuan spa bath amenities waiting for guests upon arrival.

The hotel also surprised us with a welcome gift of chocolates and wine waiting on the dresser upon arrival! These personal touches go a long way to make guests feel appreciated, in my book. Pasadena Staycation

I can’t say enough about the services provided at this hotel, mostly because I’ve stayed in a lot of resorts and found the Langham’s perks to be pretty unique.

For one thing, they have in-room dining available 24 hours a day and they provide housekeeping twice daily!

Their list of free activities is pretty impressive, too. On Saturdays and Sundays, guests can participate in yoga classes in the Japanese Garden.

Guests can also take historic property tours to learn about the 100-year-old, 23-acre property. Pasadena Staycation

And, there are tons of lawn games to be played! Get outside with the kids (and away from screens) to introduce them to bocce ball, badminton, croquet, mini-golf, corn hole and Frisbee golf on the Horseshoe Garden lawn throughout the day. Other fun activities include a wine reception and children’s etiquette tea.

In keeping with the family-friendly vibe, the hotel offers a kids’ program: For $30, children 12 and under get a teddy bear backpack at check-in that includes a coloring book and crayons, a newsletter with all of the family-friendly dining options and activities in the area. Kids also get complimentary dinner in The Terrace and a chocolate bar from the Flavours of Langham Luxury Gift Boutique.

The hotel also keeps children engaged with their Kids Passport that can be picked up at the front desk. If they complete at least four of the activities listed (which earn then special stickers), they’ll receive a special gift! How cute is that? And they don’t stop there. Pasadena Staycation

Kids can borrow books from the Langham Kids Library in the lobby, and participate in both the Chocolate Afternoon Tea and the Imagine Tea, which hosts magicians to entertain the kids as they snack on sandwiches, desserts, pink lemonade and caffeine-free teas.

(The Langham donates a portion of the proceeds from the teas to local children’s non-profits. Now that’s sweet!) Pasadena Staycation

While I was thrilled knowing the Langham Pasadena would take my daughter into consideration with fun activities for her, my personal favorite aspect of the Langham was the saline swimming pool (which is heated year-round, FYI).

There are plenty of chairs and umbrellas to go around, and I loved being able to sip cocktails while lounging poolside. Pasadena Punch or San Marino Sangria, anyone? Aaahhh!  Pasadena Staycation

From 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily, guests can even enjoy complimentary drinks! On the weekends, the hotel serves s’mores during that time, too!

The Langham also has three tennis courts, with trainers onsite, and a bicycle rental program. You clearly will not be bored while there!

If you decide to venture out, the Botanical Gardens, the Huntington library, several renowned museums, Hollywood itself, and the Santa Monica Pier are all nearby.

Old Town Pasadena is known for world-class shopping, dining, and nightlife, too. Kidspace Children’s Museum has more than 40 hands-on exhibits and interactive outdoor spaces for kids to explore. Pasadena Staycation

All in all, the pristine Langham had everything we wanted and so much more! Our stay was pure perfection. Pasadena Staycation

Plan your next staycation at the Langham Pasadena.

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39 Comments

  1. September 18, 2017 / 10:40 am

    Amazing post, I now want to go here and have that giant plate of sushi! It honestly looks very grand and beautiful, perfect staycation location! Also loving your outfit in these pictures!
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  2. September 18, 2017 / 12:05 pm

    I never thought to take into account the perks of paying slightly more for a room. You really have me thinking about my next trip now . I know the meal value alone would do wonders for me. This is a fantastic site that you showcased, it looks so regal that I would feel like a million bucks staying in a swanky place like this.

  3. September 18, 2017 / 12:40 pm

    What a glorious way to get away when you’re in town. I think the lounge is such a smart thing to have. You can whisk in, do work and nibble at something. Fab photos too.

  4. September 18, 2017 / 12:57 pm

    Wow, how beautiful. I hope you had a great time! I have to visit one day!

  5. September 18, 2017 / 1:26 pm

    OMG! The Langham hotel is gorgeous. I would love to stay here. Thanks for sharing this beautiful location. I wish I could book a room right now.

  6. September 18, 2017 / 3:06 pm

    Wow this looks like the best hotel ever! Food in the lounge all day and trainers on site? Sign me up to live here forever haha. Your photos are gorgeous and I absolutely love that blue skirt!
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  7. September 18, 2017 / 3:39 pm

    Oh my gosh. YES to this hotel, that sushi, and those cookies! Everything looks so elegant and perfect.

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  8. September 18, 2017 / 3:53 pm

    That hotel is absolutely stunning… But what I really want to talk about is that CUTE Skirt you have on! Slay all day!

  9. TColeman
    September 18, 2017 / 4:04 pm

    This hotel looks like it is the ultimate experience. I would love to have a stay here once!

  10. September 18, 2017 / 4:47 pm

    looks like a wonderful place to stay

  11. September 18, 2017 / 5:28 pm

    OMG! Why wasn’t I invited. It’s looks so lovely and your outfit is stunning. Although I feel like I was there, I know it’s even better in person

  12. September 18, 2017 / 7:34 pm

    This looks so chic and luxurious. I love the posh feel! You look like you had a ball!

  13. September 19, 2017 / 1:21 am

    That’s amazing. I don’t think I’ve ever been to a posh hotel that makes so much effort to welcome little ones too. Which is quite strange, because those little ones become grown ups and I’m sure your kids have the most beautiful memories of their staycation at the Langham. Everything sounds so wonderfully thoughtful and it looks lovely

  14. September 19, 2017 / 7:00 am

    Everything looks absolutely stunning!!! And the tip about paying a little extra, I so need to figure out how to talk my husband into this when we travel! Thank you so much for this post!

  15. Kelly Reci
    September 19, 2017 / 7:47 am

    What a great post. That hotel looks so beautiful and stunning. Those foods looks so delicious and tempting. Will definitely check this hotel.

  16. Julie Syl
    September 19, 2017 / 8:53 am

    That Langham Hotel looks incredible. and the foods is so tasty. Will check this out. and by the way. I really like your blue stripe dress, you looks so gorgeous on it.

  17. September 19, 2017 / 1:12 pm

    What an awesome find! It is so hard to find, nice, cosy and child friendly hotels, and this one ticks all the boxes it seems. The cherry on top is the heated pool.

  18. Our Family World
    September 19, 2017 / 2:41 pm

    What a beautiful place to stay! The staff of the Langham Pasadena sure looks like they treat their guests to only the best. I would love to stay there if and when my plans to visit my cousin in California pushes through.

  19. Shell
    September 19, 2017 / 3:14 pm

    This hotel looks so amazing and beyond beautiful! I’d love to stay here one day — everything looks so gorgeous!!

  20. September 19, 2017 / 4:05 pm

    That Langham in Pasadena looks fabulous! I don’t have kids yet, but still see myself in the club level to enjoy the little treats. Langham do know how to make their guest happy!

  21. September 19, 2017 / 4:46 pm

    That hotel looks amazing, the breakfast looks so delicious. This would definitely be somewhere I’d love to stay if visiting Pasadena.

  22. Josselyn Radillo
    September 19, 2017 / 8:02 pm

    looks very grand and beautiful, perfect staycation location! I love the deco of the place too and I loveeee sushi!!
    Your outfit is so pretty too

  23. September 19, 2017 / 10:00 pm

    Wow this is gorgeous. I love this luxe staycation, I always love a plush suite and bathoom!

  24. Candy Rachelle
    September 20, 2017 / 7:03 am

    Now that’s what I’m talking about! I am all about grand hotels and this one is spectacular. I’m sure the photos don’t do it justice…although they are beautiful. And I can imagine a wedding on that lawn! Just beautiful!!!

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  25. Tiara Wilson
    September 20, 2017 / 8:21 am

    Wow, this is a beautiful resort to be staying in. I am loving the food options too. I mean, I am a big foodie! I hope you all enjoyed yourself. I’m going to have to show my husband this, so we can hopefully take a staycation too.

  26. September 20, 2017 / 10:45 am

    Sounds like a wonderful experience and service. I have never been to Pasedena. May be I need to change that now.

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  27. Nicole Flint
    September 20, 2017 / 11:27 am

    Great post! The food looked amazing! And the hotel is fabulous!

  28. Elizabeth O
    September 22, 2017 / 12:37 am

    Wow!! That Langham Hotel looks unique. It’s a perfect staycation vacation. The room is so beautiful. and I really like your striped blue dress you looks so gorgeous.

  29. September 22, 2017 / 11:59 pm

    First, I love your skirt!!!!!! And this is the first time I’m hearing that a hotel has a library, that’s really nice! Makes our kids not rely on internet and TV
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  30. September 27, 2017 / 9:00 am

    Do you guys get to keep the cute bears too? It’s so adorable! The hotel look really grand and it feels somewhat like a modern castle!

  31. Thena
    September 30, 2017 / 6:36 am

    Amazing, love all those pics! Way cool, keep up that travelling, it is amazing!

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