Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is one of the largest in the United States and connected by direct flights with major hub in Europe, Asia and Americas. Some domestic travelers may find it useful to fly to regional Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR) which is located in the city of Burbank, very close to Pasadena. LAX ground transportation options for reaching Pasadena are limited to:

 

  • Shared Ride Vans providing door-to-door service

  • Taxis

  • Lyft and Uber services

  • Rental Cars

 

An approximate cost of a one-way trip from LAX to Pasadena is $100. Renting a car is recommended because of the few public transportation (buses) options in Pasadena. Besides, if you plan to stay a bit longer and explore the Los Angeles area you will definitely need a car.

Travel
Hotels

There are a number of hotel options in Pasadena meeting various budget requirements. Some of the hotels are within walking distance from Caltech. Small hotels at the Colorado Blvd. are less expensive. Large chain hotels in Old Pasadena (Hilton, Sheraton, etc.) are more expensive. They are, however, situated in the best part of Pasadena, with a lot or restaurants and shops.

 

For current prices for the week of March 24-31, 2018 please click here.

A map of the hotels mentioned below is available here.

1. Pasadena Hilton

168 S Los Robles Ave, Pasadena,

CA 91101

(626) 577-1000

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Conveniently located only moments from top attractions, including the Rose Bowl parade route, this hotel offers state-of-the-art amenities and facilities and places guests in the heart of San Gabriel Valley.

Only a short distance from the Hilton Pasadena are the unique shops of Paseo Colorado Mall. Old Pasadena filled with dining options and an exciting nightlife is also nearby. A number of museums, gardens and sports venues are also situated close to the hotel.

With contemporary guestrooms furnished with signature Serenity beds, high-speed internet and MP3 compatible radios, every stay at the Pasadena Hilton is sure to be enjoyable and relaxing. The hotel also features a fully equipped fitness center along with free shuttle service within a 3 miles (3 miles) radius.

Distance from the conference: 1.3 miles

Rooms starting at $289 + tx / night

2. The Saga Motor Hotel

1633 E Colorado Blvd., Pasadena,

CA 91106

(626) 795-0431

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Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Saga Motor Hotel offers accommodations in Pasadena, just 3 miles from Rose Bowl Stadium.

Each room at this hotel is air conditioned and features a TV with cable channels. Every room is fitted with a private bathroom fitted with a shower.

There is a 24-hour front desk at the property. Bob Hope Airport is 14 miles away.

Distance from the conference: 1.5 miles

Rooms starting at $89 + tx / night

191 N Los Robles Ave, Pasadena,

CA 91101

(626) 792-2727

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3. The Westin Pasadena
3. The Westin Pasadena

191 N Los Robles Ave, Pasadena,

CA 91101

(626) 792-2727

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This 4-star hotel is a 5 minute walk of the Pasadena Museum of California Art. The hotel offers an outdoor heated pool, casual on-site restaurant and a 24-hour business center.

A 42-inch flat-screen TV with in-room movies is featured in all rooms at Westin Pasadena. A refrigerator, coffee maker and 24-hour room service are also provided.

Recreational facilities at the Pasadena Westin include a hot tub, sauna and fully equipped gym. Guests can also use one of the hotel's running maps with 3 and 5 miles suggested runs.

Ventanas Restaurant & Bar serves award-winning California cuisine at The Pasadena Westin. Guests can read a book and enjoy a cocktail at the Living Room Lobby & Bar. Baked goods are available at The Store.

Distance from the conference: 1.7 miles

Rooms starting at $299 + tx / night

4. Courtyard Los Angeles Pasadena/Old Town

180 North Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena,

CA 91101

(626) 403-7600

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Courtyard Los Angeles Pasadena is conveniently located off I-210, just 27 miles from LAX Airport. It features an outdoor swimming pool, a heated whirlpool and free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.

All guest bedrooms at Courtyard Los Angeles Pasadena/Old Town are equipped with satellite TV, a radio and an iPod docking station. In addition every room features a well-lit work desk.

The Courtyard Café is open daily and serves a delicious hot breakfast buffet. There are also several cafe s and restaurants within a short walk of the hotel.

Courtyard Los Angeles Pasadena is 2 miles from both the Pasadena Rose Bowl and the Kidspace Children’s Museum. The hotel is 13 miles from Universal Studios and 9 miles from Dodger Stadium.

Distance from the conference: 2.2 miles

Rooms starting at $269 + tx / night

5. Residence Inn Pasadena/Old Town

21 W Walnut Street, Pasadena,

CA 91103

(626)-204-9220

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Step into style and sophistication at the Residence Inn Los Angeles Pasadena/Old Town. Situated in the heart of Old Town Pasadena, our state-of-the-art hotel offers an urban vibe and easy access to world-class restaurants, shops, theaters, museums and art galleries. The Rose Bowl is just a few miles away, and several meticulously maintained golf courses are within close reach. Start the day off right with our free hot breakfast, and be sure to come back in the evening for our lively social hours. Stay active in our fitness center, featuring free weights and cardio equipment, and soak up the SoCal sun from our relaxing outdoor pool. After an action-packed day, unwind in spacious suites featuring sleek decor, free Wi-Fi and separate spaces to live, work, dine and dream. Our Old Town Pasadena hotel offers a meeting room for corporate and social events, and our picnic area is the perfect place for a barbecue. Residence Inn Los Angeles Pasadena/Old Town has everything you need for an ideal extended stay.

Distance from the conference: 2.4 miles

Rooms starting at $179 + tx / night

5. Residence Inn Pasadena/Old Town

21 W Walnut Street, Pasadena,

CA 91103

(626)-204-9220

Website

Step into style and sophistication at the Residence Inn Los Angeles Pasadena/Old Town. Situated in the heart of Old Town Pasadena, our state-of-the-art hotel offers an urban vibe and easy access to world-class restaurants, shops, theaters, museums and art galleries. The Rose Bowl is just a few miles away, and several meticulously maintained golf courses are within close reach. Start the day off right with our free hot breakfast, and be sure to come back in the evening for our lively social hours. Stay active in our fitness center, featuring free weights and cardio equipment, and soak up the SoCal sun from our relaxing outdoor pool. After an action-packed day, unwind in spacious suites featuring sleek decor, free Wi-Fi and separate spaces to live, work, dine and dream. Our Old Town Pasadena hotel offers a meeting room for corporate and social events, and our picnic area is the perfect place for a barbecue. Residence Inn Los Angeles Pasadena/Old Town has everything you need for an ideal extended stay.

Distance from the conference: 2.4 miles

Rooms starting at $179 + tx / night

6. Vagabond Inn Executive

1203 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena,

CA 91106

(626)-449-3170

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The Vagabond Inn Executive in Pasadena is central to all of Los Angeles and Southern California, and features the Rose Bowl Stadium, California Institute of Technology (Cal Tech) and Old Town Pasadena just blocks away. Fly into Pasadena by way of Bob Hope Burbank Airport (BUR) or Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) - both within driving distance for leisure or business travelers meeting in Downtown Pasadena's business district.

Guests staying at Vagabond Inn Pasadena can easily visit the Pasadena Convention Center, Dodger Stadium, Griffith Park Observatory, Downtown Los Angeles, Huntington Library, Santa Anita Racetrack, Norton Simon Museum and all the dining, shopping and nightlife of Old Town Pasadena.

Distance from the conference: 0.6 miles

Rooms starting at $108 + tx / night