Dusitd2 Hotel Constance Pasadena
What We Love
- Location in the heart of Pasadena, close to the Huntington Library, Universal Studios and downtown LA
- Housed in one of Pasadena’s most historic buildings
- Tech-forward amenities include a virtual concierge and connectivity panels that let guests stream content from their phones onto in-room HDTVs
- Restaurateur Michael Kwan is behind the hotel’s CalAsian Constance restaurant
What To Know
- Free WiFi
- Phase one of a $60 million renovation is fully open, with stage two (25 club level rooms, a club lounge, rooftop pool, lounge and sundeck, fitness center, spa, shops and restaurants) slated for completion by early 2017
- No self-parking, but valet parking is available for $23 per day
- Free access to Breakthru Fitness, just a few blocks away
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
North of LA in the heart of Pasadena’s business district, the dusitD2 hotel constance pasadena is a hip stay in a historic setting. Reopened after a $60 million revamp in summer 2014, designer Joey Ho has perfected the glam, retro modern look, from the curved leather banquette seating in the lobby to the bold citrus shades in the 130 guestrooms and 12 suites. Small by city standards, but packed with high-tech amenities, rooms have flatscreen TVs, modern electronic bidets (in suites) and control panels that connect to the hotel’s virtual concierge, as well as king or queen beds, work desks and petite en suite bathrooms. Deluxe Terrace rooms are worth the splurge for the Pasadena skyline views from the small, step out balconies. On the dining front, restaurateur Michael Kwan is behind the fusion CalAsian menu that’s dished up in the hotel’s stylish Constance restaurant, while in hip, streetside bluRoom bar, handcrafted cocktails and artisanal ales attract a mix of guests and locals. There’s no gym (one is slated to open along with a rooftop pool and a host of boutiques in 2017), but guests have access to Breakthru Fitness, just a few blocks away.
In the Area
Pasadena is worth a stay for its cultural institutions alone. The Huntington Library is LA’s biggest understatement: 207 acres of landscaped gardens, from English to Chinese styles, and art galleries including one of the best English art collections outside London. LA’s bigger museums may get more fanfare, but the Norton Simon Museum has a huge fan base among in-the-know art lovers for its collection of South Asian and Southeast Asian art and European works from Baroque to Braque. Afterward, stroll around Old Pasadena; the city’s lively downtown has plenty of restaurants, shops and nightlife.
How to Get There
This hotel has a bad habit of having incorrect charges on their billing. And, the front desk staff is not helpful and communicates very poorly. Please check you bill carefully.
In addition, the temperature controls did not work in our room.
And, the housekeeping staff did not clean our room
Loved this hotel. Great location, parking and very friendly staff. Room was a good size (x2 double beds) and very clean. Shower was a good size and toilet well laid out.
Bar area was decent and very relaxed.
I would highly recommend this place.
If you are visiting Pasadena this is a great little hotel. Reception is excellent. The room I stayed in was super clean, a comfy bed and bedding, great bathroom with a new deep soaking bathtub. The bar features live music, a solid happy hour and a friendly staff.