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The Langham Huntington


Anyone who has been watching our Instagram feed is well aware that we’ve had a very busy October. We’ve been all over Southern California including visiting the exceptionally beautiful Pasadena. For those not familiar with Pasadena, it very well could be my favorite town in the country. In fact, if I had explored it when I was younger, I bet you we would have raised JetSet Tot there. One thing is for sure, I had no idea I was going to love the area so much when The Langham Huntington, Pasadena invited us for the weekend to experience The Langham Huntington Kids Program.

The one word that continuously comes to mind when I think about pulling up to The Langham Huntington is majestic. Our excitement simply could not be faked, it was as genuine as it gets. I was truly surprised, it was one of the most stunning structures I’ve seen in Southern California. If something was this beautiful on the outside, my hopes for what lies past the grand entrance was beyond my imagination.


There was so much to do with so little time upon our arrival. We had early dinner reservations at The Royce, and since traffic was a nightmare we both needed to freshen up. Of course, JetSet Tot demanded to roll her own luggage, so it took an extra amount of time to get to our Huntington Suite in the west wing of the hotel. Sounds fancy doesn’t it? Well it was.

Nothing could prepare me for what happened next as we propped open the door of our home for the next two nights. I really had no idea the rooms were going to be this beautiful. Suddenly, I was a little girl living in a home with traditional furniture and carved rice beds. I tried to focus on the living room area that looked so welcoming, but I couldn’t ignore the beautiful marble bathroom that went on for miles. That soaking tub and I were sure to have at least one date sometime this weekend.


There was the most delicious welcome chocolate chip cookies and a bottle of pink sparkling lemonade that was so yummy I wish I had a bottle right now with a straw. JetSet Tot immediately ran into our bedroom and staked her claim on the chase lounge. She was so thrilled that she had a beautiful “kids” bed just for herself. We didn’t want to leave, but Lil’ JetSet Foodie was ready to taste!


The Royce brought an elegant twist on modern Hollywood to the classic property. Uber-swank and super classy, Chef Perry Pollaci  spoiled us from the moment we arrived to the moment we retreated back to the suite. Tot tried everything from oysters to the filet and lobster; however we could not get enough of the small plates. (For our complete review and photos please visit the link below.)

Review: The JetSet Family Dines at The Royce


:: Seared Yellowfin Tuna with Aged Soy & Cucumber ::

:: Steak Tartare with Tabasco Vinaigrette ::

:: Wagyu Beef Carpaccio with Spicy Radishes ::

During our stay we had Club Level privileges which I highly recommend. Access to Club allows you for some fantastic services for the duration of your stay and there is no additional charge for children under the ages of 12. In addition to premium internet access, bicycle rental, continental breakfast, light snacks, cream tea, hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, sweets, cordials and  you can have three garments pressed during you stay which is priceless in my opinion.


Overall, we had a wonderful JetSet Mom/Tot weekend and I enjoyed ourselves so much. I am looking forward to going back and experiencing their afternoon tea because it looked fantastic! I bet it will be amazing during the holidays.

The Langham Huntington, Pasadena | 1401 S Oak Knoll Ave  Pasadena, CA | (626) 568-3900

Hugs & passports,

– Nicole



Nicole Standley a.k.a. Jet-Set Mom, is a social influencer + lifestylist covering luxury travel, fine-dining, fashion & events for CBS LA and Savvy Sassy Moms. Follow her latest travels and escapades on Instagram, Google+ and Twitter.

Photo credits: Nicole Standley


Promotional consideration has been furnished by The Langham Huntington, Pasadena and The Royce. JetSet Tot’s wardrobe courtesy of The Matching Dots and Mamas & Papas. On occasion, contributors of The JetSet Family receive products, compensation and/or services gratis or at discounted rates. This practice does not hinder the influencer’s point of view. All descriptions are factual and accurately reflect the overall experience.

Review overview
  • Looks like a fabulous time! And that tuna sounds wonderful!

  • Amy Scott October 22, 2013

    Sounds lovely! I used to live in Glendale and always thought Pasadena was charming, but I never stayed overnight. This sounds like the place to do it!

  • Liz October 22, 2013

    That looks so nice! I’ve never been to CA, it’s on my “list” though.

  • Renee October 22, 2013

    Absolutely beautiful, what a great experience and with memories that will last a lifetime. looking at your pictures makes me want to go, and I love anything Tuna

  • Kita October 22, 2013

    Loving the pictures and that red bridge I see a photo shoot for that .

  • Dionne October 22, 2013

    I don’t think I’d ever want to leave. That bed looks SO comfy and cozy.

  • Ben Chambless October 22, 2013

    Wow, that looks like a great place and sounds like you guys had a great time. Always looking for new places to visit. It’s amazing how easy it is to get used to being pampered. 🙂

  • Carrie Harris October 22, 2013

    What a gorgeous place and it definitely looks like everyone had a great time!

  • Rosey October 22, 2013

    I love when a hotel is such a great part of the trip, and that one looks fabulous. I love the bathroom being so big too!

  • Maribel Reyes October 22, 2013

    This is going on my travel bucket list for sure! 😀

  • Christie Moeller October 22, 2013

    Please adopt me. I want to travel like a Jet Set Family member.

  • cindy October 22, 2013

    Wow this place looks really nice! I want to go there! Thanks for the fab post! love the pics ! xo xo

  • TJ Sims October 22, 2013

    This place looks amazing! It looks like they treat their guest very nice!

  • Jackie October 22, 2013

    Simply gorgeous! And you’re right.. I bet that place is amazing during the holiday season.

  • Carolyn West October 22, 2013

    I love the Langham. Best hotel every. We go there every once in a while for their afternoon tea and it’s so beautiful.

  • Sharon Garofalow October 22, 2013

    Holy wow. This looks amazing. That bathroom!! Looks like you had an amazing time!

  • Betsy October 22, 2013

    I love Pasadena and your daughter is the cutest thing ever!

  • Adelien October 23, 2013

    When I was a child I used to be familiar with Pasadena and connect it with the flower carnival. Anyway, i love to see the hotel and the food. I wish i could stay there overnight.

  • Jamie October 24, 2013

    Definitely looks like a beautiful hotel especially on the grounds outside. Do they have a lot of outdoor seating around the hotel, by chance?

  • lorraine williamson November 3, 2013

    now that’s what I call a hotel what a lovely place to stay thanks for sharing have a great day

  • Deli November 4, 2013

    Even your photos show how majestic the place is 🙂 I love the photo with the red bridge, too.

  • Esther December 8, 2013

    This looks lovely! Just looking at the pictures makes me imagine how relaxing and wonderful it was!!

  • Tingting R. December 8, 2013

    I hope to visit CA in the near future. I heard so much good reviews regarding its landscape.

  • Ashley M January 18, 2014

    What a gorgeous hotel!


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