Langham Huntington Hotel Review - A Hotel as Historic as Pasadena Itself

Pasadena, one of the iconic cities in California, conjures up memories of the Rose Parade on New Year's Day. No matter who you are you have witnessed that parade and all of the majesty that goes with it at some point. But anyone who visits Pasadena will quickly realize that the city is filled with history and pageantry far beyond the parade. As a visitor there is only one place that can match all of the glory that is Pasadena and that is the Langham Huntington Hotel.

Langham Hotel (Photo Courtesy Langham)

The Langham takes you back in time, not only through the magnificent history of this hotel, but also to the classic feel that the Langham has created along with the world-class service that guests were treated to throughout history when visiting such a fine travel destination. The Langham kept much of its history from the early 1900's, but they were also able to merge the classic with the modern to give you the best of both worlds.

Langham Room (Photo Courtesy Langham)

The Langham is home to 380 elegant rooms, suites, and some beautiful as well as very secluded cottages that are perfect for a family vacation an extended stay. While all the rooms and cottages provide a relaxing and comfortable stay, you will find that wherever you are staying in the Langham you will be afforded a breathtaking view of Los Angeles including a wonderful look at the mountains.

Langham Cottage

The wide spanning grounds, beautiful gardens and historic ballrooms make the Langham an ideal place to hold group functions and it certainly creates a breathtaking backdrop for a wedding. The two historic ballrooms, the Viennese Ballroom and the Georgian Ballroom were uncovered during the demolition and reconstruction of the main wing and thankfully these beautiful rooms were retained and incorporated into the new hotel. The Langham is truly one of the most photogenic hotels in the United States.

When it comes to dining experiences, the Langham offers several great choices. Whether you are staying at the Langham or you are just looking for one of the best steakhouses in Los Angeles, the Royce is one of those fabulous restaurants that goes far beyond the typical hotel restaurant. The Lobby Lounge offers our signature Langham Afternoon Tea with Wedgwood. And for those seeking a more relaxed environment, the Tap Room is a great place to meet up with friends or to have a late night drink as they serve classic cocktails along with a great lineup of premium beers on tap.

The Tap Room (Photo Courtesy Langham)

If you are staying on The Langham Club levels you will have access to The Langham Club Lounge and its exclusive, complimentary privileges. This is not only another reason to visit the Langham, but it makes for a great reason to not leave. The Langham Club Lounge features five food and beverage presentations throughout the day, beginning with breakfast and then takes you through snacks and cocktails later in the evening. Within the private sanctuary of the Club Lounge, located on the 8th Floor, guests may enjoy concierge services, a computer with premium Internet access, and a selection of newspapers and magazines and simply a great place to get away from everything and enjoy one of the best views in all of Pasadena.

View from Club Lounge

The Langham takes relaxation beyond the typical massage or facial with the Chuan Spa, which features treatments inspired by Traditional Chinese Medicine combined with cutting-edge skin care technology. If you are looking to relax or get a treatment that will make you feel rejuvenated, the expert therapists will help you reach your goal regardless of the treatment. For guests seeking a more active experience, the state-of-the-art Fitness Centre and heated outdoor pool are perfect for a workout and you can enjoy a little bit of that history as this was California's first outdoor Olympic-size swimming pool.

Pool at Langham (Photo Courtesy Langham)

While the Langham can take you away from the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles, you are close enough that you can visit any of the iconic spots from Beverly Hills to the Santa Monica pier. For those of you who want to stay close the Langham is a shuttle ride, which is complimentary, to Old Pasadena. Comprised of 22 nationally-registered historic blocks, Old Pasadena is a place you must visit while in Pasadena. Home to world-class shopping, dining, arts, and entertainment, you will find yourself walking for hours as you take in the more than 200 specialty boutiques and more than 100 restaurants and make sure to visit Colorado Boulevard and all the unique experiences you will find there. Old Pasadena comes also offers a great nightlife experience from concerts in Memorial Park, VIP movie experiences at iPic Theaters, to what seems to be an endless lineup of bars, clubs and late night entertainment, there is always something going on.

From the classic Rose Bowl Parade on New Year's Day to the Pasadena Film Festival or on a daytime and eventually nighttime adventure into Old Town Pasadena to shop, dine, the Langham is the ideal spot to experience this wonderful city. The best part about the Langham is that it is such a unique experience you might forget about everything else outside of the grounds of the Langham and just spend your time being pampered and experiencing what a real vacation is all about.

For more information visit: Langham Pasadena

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