Travel / Accommodations
There are many fine hotels in the Pasadena area. For example:
Saga Motor Hotel
1635 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91106
Phone (626) 795-0431
The Saga is a budget hotel within walking distance (about one mile) of campus.
303 East Cordova St., Pasadena, CA 91101
Phone (626) 449-4000
The Sheraton is a bit farther, and most people take a taxi to and from campus.
Directions / Maps / Parking
Please buy a parking permit - available in most campus lots and structures via machine. Park only in spaces that do not have a marked name on the cement slab at the head of the parking space (a slab with just a number is OK). Most parking on the streets surrounding Caltech is for two hours only (enforced!), so we recommend you find a day-long spot in any of the campus parking lots.
To help you at lunch time, we recommend the following on campus spots:
Cafe at Broad
Just east of the Broad building toward the north end, cash only.
Student, staff, faculty dining hall, cash only.
Off campus, walking west along Del Mar will lead you to many spots along Lake Avenue (Abricot, Panda Express, Corner Bakery, Mediterranean Cafe, Pie'n Burger, Souplantation, etc.): Google Maps