The 12 Best Airbnbs In Pasadena, California

August 29, 2020
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If you’re looking for the best Airbnbs in Pasadena, you’ve come to the right place. We combed through thousands of Airbnb listings in Pasadena and the surrounding area to find the homes with the best amenities and the most positive reviews at the lowest prices.

#1 Enjoy California Living At Its Best In This Family Home

7 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $1,090 per night, airbnb.com

Located in Altadena, only minutes away from downtown Pasadena, this gorgeous and impeccable gem of a house will steal your heart. From a massive log-burning fireplace to a stunning pool and a hot tub, you and your big family will have the time of your lives here. Try the many cafes and restaurants around the house, or take a short drive to the Rose Bowl Stadium or the Kidspace Museum for an experience you won’t forget.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Stay warm by a fire in the formal living room in a family size Tudor Revival house. Laze away an afternoon on the Baja shelf of a swimming pool and dine alfresco in the shade of mature trees. Boys and girls will love bedrooms designed just for them. Pool was excellent Loved having dinner outside every night.”

Amenities

Free parking on premises | Pool | Private hot tub | Kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Dishwasher | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker

Guest Reviews

“Pool was excellent Loved having dinner outside every night. Little office space in the laundry room was a great bonus.” – Sarah
“Beautiful home. We had great time and enjoyed the pool.” – Eduardo
“Terrific home with a spectacular backyard in a wonderful location. We highly recommend staying here.” – Albie
“Claire and family have a beautiful home and an absolute stunning backyard. My family had a wonderful time and very relaxing weekends where we barely left except to go to the farmers market. They are gracious hosts.” – Melanie

#2 Casa Moderna- Mid-Century Modern Home In Architectural Park

6 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $670 per night, airbnb.com

Treat your palate to a gastronomic tour in any or all of the nearby eateries within walking distance from this wonderful 3-bedroom house. It is only minutes away from the best attractions in Pasadena like the Arboretum with its peacocks and the Descanso Gardens, and it’ll be the best place to rest in between city explorations with your family or group of friends.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Lounge by the pool, equally spectacular by day or night, and take in the exotic landscaped design in a tranquil lush setting. Part of a planned architectural park by famous designer Gregory Ain. It's a classic of its kind. -By request, a BBQ grill with propane gas tank is available.”

Amenities

Self check-in | Free parking on premises | Pool | Full kitchen | Dishwasher | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer | Iron

Guest Reviews

“Randy's house is an amazing architectural gem and he has an eye for putting art and furniture together! The highlight of the home is definitely the backyard as the pool was utilized greatly for us during the summer and lots of seating to accommodate for guests.” – Leslie Ann
“BEAUTIFUL space, so nicely decorated and in a great area. The house is well-appointed and very comfortable. The greenery around gives it an oasis-like feel and it's so quiet too. Randy & Xavier were great hosts – very attentive and accessible.” – Boris
“We loved this house and the area and it was close to Pasadena. Layout of the house was super, sleeps 6 comfortably. Easy check in and check out. Everything you needed at your fingertips. Loved!” – Jodi
“This home is both an architectural treasure and extremely comfortable. What a lovely stay we had. Did not want to leave.” – Megan
“For anyone who appreciates mid-century modern architecture , furniture and art, this home is a feast for the eyes. Also, the back yard is wonderfully private and quiet. I wish we could spend a month, but even a few days is a treat!” – Doris

#3 Explore Altadena From Luxe Airstream Set In Serene Grounds

2 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $180 per night, airbnb.com

Adventurous couples, this unique Airbnb is for you! Undoubtedly the quirkiest and most unique stay on our list, this is probably the best-furnished Airstream trailer you’ll ever find, and it’s parked right next to amazing trailheads that lead to the Eaton Canyon Falls. Don’t miss the chance to give both of you a unique and unexpectedly comfortable experience you’ll cherish for life.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Experience the cool and unique accommodations of an Airstream, situated on a well-appointed, quiet property surrounded by lush gardens. You may find yourself sipping coffee on the swing in the morning, relaxing by the fire on the private patio, or unwinding in the inviting spa.”

Amenities

Free parking on premises | Pool | Shared hot tub | Full kitchen | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer | Iron | Heating

Guest Reviews

“John and Deena are truly Super-Hosts! From the pre-checkin communication, to the personal welcome all the way to the Good bye curbside… all was so welcoming.” – Ben
“A lovely experience. Beautiful grounds, and an absolutely gorgeous pool and hot tub. The environment was beautiful and clean, everything felt safe and secure.” – Roth
“In a great location with a comfortable atmosphere. The pool was really nice, just needed some cleaning. Wifi was shotty, but still had a great stay!” – Jeremiah
“OMG the Airstream was so adorable!!! It has just enough room for everything you need and nothing more.” – Jennie
“Really cute place for a getaway weekend! The best part about this place is its proximity is gorgeous nature.” – Dana

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#4 Sleep Under The Stars In A Pasadena Resort Home With Pool

8 Guests | 4 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms

Book Now: $790 per night, airbnb.com

With 4 rooms and 3 bathrooms, this place is simply perfect for families travelling together to Arcadia, which is only a short 10-minute drive east from downtown Pasadena. You’ll be literally across the street from the famous LA County Arboretum, as well as many museums, shops and malls. You won’t mind the convenient location or coming home to a gorgeous pool, a big backyard and plush beds with fluffy pillows.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Dine under lanterns and craggy trees enchantingly showcased by ambient lighting. This luxe retreat is an entertainer's paradise with an open-concept kitchen, cozy den and bar, and lavish outdoor space with a pool, seating areas, and airy canopy bed. Great stay! Sweet older home.”

Amenities

Self check-in | Free parking on premises | Pool | Full kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Dishwasher | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker

Guest Reviews

“Great stay! Sweet older home. The pool and yard are a huge plus!!!” – Katherine
“Great place to book if you want to get away from the busy LA traffic but still in a reasonable driving distance of the beaches and other attractions. Nice relaxing place with the pool and cable tv in every room really gives it that home feeling. Communication was easy with Atouzo.” – Jv
“We had a great time. Fantstic pool and beautiful garden. Fully stocked kitchen.” – Maria
“This was one of the nicest air bnbs I’ve been able to stay in. The host is super on point with communication and very understanding. I loved my stay at this beautiful home.” – Will
“We really had a great time. The place is very big, quiet, and super comfortable. Definitely recommend” – Daniel

#5 Contemporary Home With Lush Garden And Hot Tub

6 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms

Book Now: $370 per night, airbnb.com

Be in the middle of the action in an eclectic neighbourhood of LA, full of unique, artsy and seemingly mismatching decorations that somehow complement each other. From an antique mirror and elegant paintings to a modern designer table and a lush garden with an awesome hot tub, this place has something for every taste, making it an easy choice for a group of girlfriends with LA or Pasadena on their agenda.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Revel in the contrasting classic and contemporary luxury of this Echo Park home. Enjoy a bright and open space with superb indoor-outdoor flow to a private wrap-around garden and hot tub overlooking the Los Angeles skyline.”

Amenities

Self check-in | Free parking on premises | Full kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Dishwasher | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer

Guest Reviews

“This was a positively wonderful home to stay in while my wife and I got acclimated to living in Los Angeles! Sarah went above and beyond to make sure we had a great stay.” – Dave
“Absolutely beautiful! I rented this place for my boss and he had a terrific time, and was amazed by the place. Sarah was lovely and always quick to respond. Would stay again :)” – Lauren
“Sarah is an absolute top notch host. She made everything for out stay so easy and seamless and all of her properties are stunning. Highly recommend staying with her.” – Halle
“Sarah's home was very comfortable and nice to be in with the family for an extended period of time.” – Manuel
“Sarah was a fantastic host. Very responsive, thoughtful and generous. The location is great.” – Gaby

#6 Poolside Family Home Perfect For Stay At Home Needs

8 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms

Book Now: $410 per night, airbnb.com

Whether you’re an athlete in town for spring training or simply a tourist that wants to explore LA, Beverly Hills and Universal Studios with your family this house makes it easy. You’ll benefit from this home's prime location in the heart of Pasadena, as well as from amenities such as a big pool, a full kitchen, a backyard and three cozy bedrooms.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“With 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, separate Family Room and Living Room, pool and Jacuzzi, this home has it all for the family looking to isolate from all the uncertainty in the world. Enough space for those that need to work and those that need to entertain the kids. Very cute house in an up and coming neighborhood of Pasadena.”

Amenities

Self check-in | Free parking on premises | Pool | Kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Dishwasher | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker

Guest Reviews

“Very cute house in an up and coming neighborhood of Pasadena. The host was very helpful and welcoming. The pool and backyard were wonderful and I very much enjoyed my time relaxing there.” – Kristen
“Gina’s place was amazing! The beds are comfy, place is decorated really nicely and has all the amenities I needed. My favorite part was the backyard because it was beautiful and the pool is amazing.” – Jessica
“A wonderful getaway! Adorable decor, finishes and the pool was amazing! Gina was a great host and made sure we were well taken care of.” – Peter
“Our stay at Gina’s was very pleasant, it had everything we needed and was very clean!” – Jenny
“The house is clean and stylish. The pool area is great. I wish the listing said there was a $45/day fee to heat the pool – otherwise feels like a gotcha.” – Devon

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#7 Rose Bowl Garden Suite With Private Entrance And Patio

2 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $180 per night, airbnb.com

A hidden gem in the heart of one of Pasadena’s many hills. Book this little piece of heaven on earth for an unforgettable romantic getaway with your partner, or book it for yourself if you’re travelling solo to one of California’s tourist and cultural hubs. You’ll enjoy the total privacy this guest suite offers, as well as the little patio to have a nice glass of wine in with your significant other.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Dream amid high thread-count sheets and a plethora of pillows in a bed illuminated by mercury glass lamps. The furnishings in this elegant suite are a mix of modern classics and mid-century pieces, with acacia laminate floors and quartz counter tops. Pets are welcome with a one time $50 charge, sent separately. The apartment is located underneath our main dwelling.”

Amenities

Self check-in | Free parking on premises | Full kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Dishwasher | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer

Guest Reviews

“Cozy place! It was clean and comfortable. Host was quick with responses and easy to communicate with.” – Sona
“Fantastic stay! Lovely being able to bring my dog, and for there to be laundry! Great location.” – Aika
“Dyne’s place was clean and comfortable. We stayed for 3 weeks and it felt like home. The entire unit was recently remodeled and the art and decor seemed well thought out.” – Chris
“This was a very beautifully decorated, welcoming environment. It was a lovely place to come home to!” – Samantha
“We had a great stay here last week. It was easy getting in and out and there was plenty of room for my wife and I. If there were any complains, I’d say that it’s a bit loud directly above the bedroom.” – David

#8 Airy Urban Loft In Historic LA

3 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $160 per night, airbnb.com

This one-bedroom loft is both centrally located and offers a lot of bang for your buck. The modern layout, high-quality furnishings and smart TVs make it a strong choice for a couple with a kid, and the great outdoor firepit with comfy seating are definitely a plus, and will let you host your closest friends whenever you’re not touring around in LA or Pasadena.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Kick back on a lounger, or gather around the fire pit at night at this hip, modern loft in an urban oasis close to Downtown LA. Open the double doors and chill in the shaded yard, surrounded by Palo Verde trees, cacti, and fragrant citrus trees. This is the largest of the lofts in the compound and can accommodate 3 guests.”

Amenities

Full kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer | Iron | Room-darkening shades | Heating

Guest Reviews

“Our stay at Kelly's place was great. The space is thoughtfully decorated, comfortable and the location was perfect for us since our plans mostly revolved around North East LA.” – Nelson
“Great host, super clean place on great location.” – Driely
“This room is perfect for couples and solo stays. Short car ride to downtown LA. Very clean and modern. Would stay there again.” – Danny
“Kelly’s place was awesome! I needed a place to stay and work for the week and the apartment had everything I needed to work and live comfortably. The courtyard was also super cute – great for enjoying breakfast and a glass of wine in the evening.” – Beebe
“Beautiful home, very clean, and very close to many great places!” – Eddie

#9 Work, Play, Stay At Home – Family Pool Home To Self Isolate

8 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $410 per night, airbnb.com

If you’re looking for a place that’s close to downtown Pasadena where you’ll be able to work and rest while your family keeps you company and enjoys themselves as well, then this is a good choice for you. A pool, a BBQ grill and a big backyard are some of the best outdoor features this place offers, while huge beds, a full kitchen and fast Wi-Fi will make the inside just as nice.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“You have just discovered the perfect home to get away to for your family for stay-at-home isolation in these uncertain times. It has a beautiful front and back yard for the kids and pets to play along with a refreshing pool to enjoy these warming days. Inside has 3 large bedrooms and two full baths and plenty of areas for Mom and Dad to set up a work space or to set up the kids for learning or homework.”

Amenities

Self check-in | Free parking on premises | Pool | Full kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Dishwasher | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker

Guest Reviews

“Absolutely exceptional home and hosts. Great measures were taken to ensure the house was very thoughtfully set up, and it shows. It is beautifully decorated, very modern and extremely comfortable.” – Ardene
“Christina's place is as advertised. Very nice, clean and stylish place. Pool was great to be in for a day. Pretty good location with walking distance to a grocery store, coffee shops, among other amenities.” – Lane
“Gina was super helpful and responded right away, great service.” – Jesus
“One of the best places I’ve stayed! Felt like home, was very comfortable and stylish plus had everything we needed during our stay. The host was great with communication and extremely accommodating.” – Simone
“This home is thoughtfully designed and the perfect stay! The pool in the backyard was the icing on top of the whole trip. Would definitely come back.” – Sydney

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#10 Cozy, Rustic Loft With Mid-Century Modern Vibe

2 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $150 per night, airbnb.com

This is the perfect crash pad for the solo traveller visiting LA for the first time. With a single-space layout, a contemporary, slightly industrial style and everything a bachelor needs to get by while still being able to host their friends, you won’t want to leave once you check in. Make the most of your trip during the day, and get a good night’s rest in this perfectly located loft in the evenings.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Relax in this stylish, eclectic loft located within a secluded compound in a historic area of Los Angeles. Unwind in the shared, spacious outdoor lounge with distinctive plant life, completely private from the street but close to major highways. On-the-street parking is available for cars right outside the compound.”

Amenities

Self check-in | Full kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Dishwasher | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer | Iron

Guest Reviews

“Very beautiful compound with awesome natural landscaping. Really well located and close to everything. We really Loved the decor-super modern with great accents.” – Ashley
“Kelly was an amazing host! Made us feel very welcome and has great recommendations. The compound was very beautiful and thoroughly designed with care.” – Jacob
“The place was nicely decorated but soon made very uncomfortable. Being watched by the host was pretty weird. Being talked to like a child and having to compose myself to keep things civil on my birthday was frustrating.” – Earl
“This place is amazing. Very quiet and enjoyable to come back to after a long day in LA. Kelly is very informative and nice.” – Christian
“Loved staying here. Very quiet and very clean. Such a cool space and loved that she had beach gear you could borrow.” – Alex

#11 1940s Traditional Home With Large Tree-Shaded Backyard

4 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $330 per night, airbnb.com

A place that looks straight out of a designer magazine, with insta-worthy spaces, plenty of room to unwind and bright white décor with wooden flooring. Connect with your friends back home thanks to the high-speed Wi-Fi, enjoy your favourite Netflix picks or practice yoga every morning underneath a canopy of trees in the backyard. The limits are set only by your own imagination.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Step through the French doors onto a raised patio deck to dine alfresco underneath a canopy of California pepper trees. The interior has been transformed into a Dwell Magazine look-a-like, with the bathroom retaining the original tiles and fixtures. The outdoor table & yard provided a fantastic oasis.”

Amenities

Free parking on premises | Full kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Dishwasher | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer | Iron

Guest Reviews

“We very much enjoyed our stay here. The outdoor table & yard provided a fantastic oasis. The home had everything we needed.” – Cameron
“We enjoyed our stay very much. It was a sweet place with a back deck that allowed us a indoor/outdoor room experience. The kitchen was well equipped and had basics for cooking (oils, salt, pepper, spices and various other surprises.” – Kaylea
“Our stay at Eric's was perfect. The house was everything I hoped for and the neighborhood is quiet and lovely. They were here for the check in and check out.” – Sibylline
“Great stay! Clean! Eric was so friendly!” – Lisa
“Eric’s home is neat, comfortable and has everything you’ll need for a lovely stay in LA. It is well located in a really lovely quiet neighborhood and we were given excellent advice on local restaurants to try out!” – Ross

#12 Classic Craftsman In Echo Park Close To Downtown

7 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $490 per night, airbnb.com

The modern black and white interior design is probably this house’s most outstanding feature, but it’s only the backdrop for a perfect stay in LA for you and the guys or the girls. The two masterfully decorated bedrooms invite you for a nap, while the kitchen and elegant glass dining table lure you and push you to unleash your creativity and experiment with different flavours and ingredients.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Modern contemporary and stylish with touches of old-world charm. Relaxing bedrooms with attached bathrooms, an entertainer's kitchen and sunlight streaming through the many windows and high ceilings. Amazing place to stay in a perfect neighborhood! Scott’s place was absolutely lovely!”

Amenities

Self check-in | Free parking on premises | Full kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Dishwasher | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer

Guest Reviews

“Amazing place to stay in a perfect neighborhood!” – Micaiah
“Scott’s place was absolutely lovely! It was such a great location and easy to get around LA! The home itself is beautiful and clean!” – Emily
“Love our stay here. Exactly like the pictures. Stylish, well stocked and super easy check-in and check-out.” – Talha
“Perfect quiet area close to go-to destinations. Uber friendly for quick rides to tourists areas, and great access to L.A. Convention Center. Highly recommend stay in a very uniquely decorated, and extremely quite home.” – Ivan
“Stylish , clean and very comfortable. Location great since close to Elysian park and sunset blvd.” – Jerry

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