Accommodations & Local Information

Location

The workshop will be held on the Caltech Campus in Pasadena, CA

Travel and Lodging:

 

Workshop participants are requested to arrange their own travel and accommodations.

 

Air Travel:

Caltech is conveniently accessible from Los Angeles International (LAX), Burbank (BUR) and Long Beach (LGB) airports.  Many travelers prefer the variety of flight times and carriers offered through LAX while others prefer the less strenuous travel through the smaller Long Beach or Burbank facilities.

 

Ground Transportation:

Supershuttle < http://www.supershuttle.com/ > and other similar services provide convenient transportation between the airports and Pasadena.

 

Lodging:

Workshop participants are cordially requested to arrange their own accommodations. Suggested Pasadena area hotels:

 


Vagabond Inn Executive Pasadena

1203 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91106-1843

 Phone: (626) 449-3170; 

Reservations: (800) 522-1555

  http://www.vagabondinn-pasadena-hotel.com/ 

Comment: 0.6 Miles to Caltech. A leisurely 10 minute stroll to/from Caltech


Saga Motor Hotel 

< http://www.thesagamotorhotel.com/

1633 East Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91106 

Tel: (626) 795-0431 

Fax: (626) 792-0559 

Toll free: (800) 793-7242

e-mail: information@thesagamotorhotel.com

Comment: 1.1 miles from Caltech. A leisurely 15 minute stroll to/from Caltech.


Hilton Pasadena 

http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/hotels/index.jhtml?ctyhocn=PASPHHF 

168 South Los Robles Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101 

Telephone #: 626/577-1000 (ask for reservations) 

Comment: 1.3 miles to Caltech. Near Paseo Colorado shopping and dining center, quieter area than Old Town Pasadena.


Sheraton Pasadena

303 East Cordova Street, Pasadena, CA 91101 

Phone: 626-449-4000 · 

Toll-Free: 1-800-325-3535

  http://www.sheratonpasadena.com/ 

Comment: 1.4 miles from Caltech. Near Paseo Colorado shopping and dining center, quieter area than Old Town Pasadena, and closer to Caltech.


The Westin Pasadena

191 N Los Robles, Pasadena, CA 91101

Phone: (626) 304-1432, Fax: (626) 795-7669

Email: pasadena@westin.com

Comment: 1.5 miles from Caltech. Near Paseo Colorado shopping and dining center, quieter area than Old Town Pasadena, and closer to Caltech


Courtyard by Marriott 

courtyardpasadena.com 

180 N Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103

 Tel: (626) 403-7600 

Comment: 2.2 miles to Caltech. In Old Town Pasadena within a few blocks of many restaurants, cafes and shops.


The Langham Huntington, Pasadena

1401 South Oak Knoll Avenue, Pasadena, California 91106, USA

 Telephone (+1) 626 568 3900, 

Fax (+1) 626 568 3700

  http://pasadena.langhamhotels.com/ 

Comment: 2.2 miles from Caltech. This is one of the more luxurious (and expensive) hotels in the area.

 


 

Travel from Hotels to Meeting:


We are working on arranging some transport from the hotels to the meeting location at Caltech.


Other resources are the Los Angeles bus system - the 177 and 267  lines goes between Old Town Pasadena and Caltech (http://www.metro.net/riding_metro/bus_overview/images/177.pdf and http://www.metro.net/riding_metro/bus_overview/images/264-267.pdf).


The local Pasadena bus system also provides options to get to Caltech (see http://www.ci.pasadena.ca.us/Transportation/Arts_Routes_and_Schedules/)



Meeting Venue:


The meeting will be held at Caltech’s Beckman Institute, a multi-disciplinary research center for research in the chemical and biological sciences.



 





The Beckman Institute (above) and its auditorium (below) will be the site of the IWGGMS-8

technical meeting.  Posters will be presented in the outdoor areas surrounding the Institute.