Hotel & Travel
The Westin (our host hotel)
The Westin Pasadena
191 North Los Robles Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91101.
ask for Skeptics Society/Caltech rate:
$165.00 single/double occupancy per night.
This is a fabulous rate for a AAA Four Diamond Hotel! We encourage everyone to stay here for the social aspects as well. Free transportation (first come first serve) will be provided by the Westin Shuttle to Caltech Saturday morning starting at 7:00 a.m., and again in the evening after the event until 11:00 p.m. The Westin is just a little over one mile from the Caltech campus, and within easy walking distance of Old Town Pasadena with dozens of fine restaurants, the Playhouse District with bookstores, theatres, and restaurants, and a short drive to Huntington Gardens, the Rose Bowl, and other Southern California attractions. All guest rooms are very plush and feature The Heavenly Bed, the Heavenly Bath, dual-line telephones with voice messaging, in-room data port, complimentary Starbucks coffee. The Westin provides a complimentary town car within a 15-minute radius (does not include airports).
Those on a lower budget can stay at one of the following hotels, each within walking distance of Caltech:
1203 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena
1599 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena
Saga Motor Inn
1633 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena
arriving by air
Burbank Airport (BUR) is just 20 minutes from the conference and is serviced by Alaska, Aloha, American, American West, United, and Southwest Airlines. Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is 45–90 minutes away (depending on traffic), but it is serviced by all airlines and offers greater travel flexibility.
Shuttle services from both airports to the Westin include:
- (least expensive)
Prime Time Shuttle 800-733-8267
Xpress shuttle 800-427-7483
- (more expensive)
Taxi Services 800-750-4400
People’s Taxi 800-505-2227
- (most expensive)
Fleetwood Limousine 800-283-5893
ITS Limousine 800-487-4255
arriving by car
- to Caltech
From the 210 Freeway in Pasadena, exit Lake Ave and go south. Left on Del Mar, right on Michigan, which terminates at Caltech. Park in the faculty parking lot to the left, or in the student parking lots to the right. Beckman Auditorium is the large white round building at the south end of the faculty parking lot.
From the 110 Freeway, follow to the end and continue north on Arroyo Parkway, right on Del Mar, right on Michigan, follow parking instructions above.
Download a map of the Caltech Campus.
- to Westin Hotel
From the 210 Freeway, exit Lake Ave and go south. Right on Walnut, left on Los Robles, hotel is on the SW corner (191 N. Los Robles Ave).
From the 110 Freeway, follow to the end and continue north on Arroyo Parkway, right on Colorado Blvd., left on Los Robles, hotel is two blocks north on the left side.
From Burbank Airport (BUR), take the 5 South to the 134 East (Pasadena) to the 210 East, follow instructions above.
From Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), take the 105 freeway east, to the 110 North, follow instructions above.