Caltech directions

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This page contains information on how to get to Caltech and the location of various buildings on campus.
  • Richard Murray's office: 109 Steele Laboratory
  • Steele (CDS) library: 114 Steele

Directions to Steele building below.

Getting to Caltech

LAX to Pasadena

Take Sepulveda Blvd. to the Glen Anderson Fwy (105) east to the Harbor Fwy (110) north to the Pasadena Fwy, which becomes the Arroyo Parkway. Take the Arroyo Parkway straight ahead (north); turn right (east) on Del Mar Blvd. Turn right onto Holliston and park in the lot. Parking permits are available on the third level (follow the signs).

Burbank airport to Pasadena

Take the Golden State Fwy (Interstate 5) south to the Ventura Fwy (134) east to the Foothill Fwy (210) east. Exit Hill Avenue; turn right (south) onto Hill. Take Hill south to Del Mar Blvd.; turn right (west) onto Del Mar. Turn left onto Holliston (first street) and park in the lot. Parking permits are available on the third level (follow the signs).

The map below shows provides directions to get to Caltech.

Caltech-freeways.jpg Caltech-streets.jpg

Campus Map

The map below shows a closer view of the Caltech campus (click for a higher resolution version). Important locations:

  • Building 16 (Annenberg): this is where most CDS and CMS events take place.
  • Building 44 (Gates-Thomas): Mechanical and Civil Engineering
  • Building 66 (Holliston parking lot): best place to park your car. You can purchase a parking pass on the second floor (just follow the ramps up).
  • Building 81 (Steele Laboratory): my office is on the first floor, room 109. Make sure you come to Steele Laboratory and not Steele House (two separate buildings, both named Steele).
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If you like you can also get a printed map of the campus:

Local Hotels

Lodging near Caltech:

HILTON HOTEL - Pasadena
130 South Los Robles Avenue
Pasadena, California
(800) 445-8667, (626) 577-1000

WESTIN HOTEL - Pasadena
191 N. Los Robles Ave.
Pasadena, California
(888) 625-5144, (626) 792-2727

COURTYARD MARRIOTT - Old Pasadena
180 North Fair Oaks Avenue
Pasadena, California
(626) 403-7600

SAGA MOTOR HOTEL
1633 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, California
(800) 793-SAGA, (626) 795 0431

The map below (from Google) shows the locations of the hotels relative to Caltech: