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02/01/07

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The Athenaeum.  ~1.5 mi from the house, this is the faculty club on the Caltech campus.  551 S Hill Ave, Pasadena, CA 91106, (626) 395-8200 It is very nice.  Einstein and his wife lived there while he was visiting in the 1930s.  If you'd like to stay at the Ath, let me know & I'll make the reservations.  To get to N Michigan: From the wide driveway of the Ath (the left-hand one as you face out the door) turn left (north) onto Hill, go about 1 mi, turn left onto Orange Grove, 3rd right onto N Michigan.  For driving directions to the Ath from Burbank, click here.  For the Ath web page, click here.

Westin Pasadena (fka Doubletree Hotel). ~1 mi from the house, this is the closest nice hotel.  191 N Los Robles Ave Pasadena, CA 91101, (626) 792-2727.  This is a 4-star hotel according to Expedia.  A standard room is $130/nt.  I stayed here in 1994 for two months after the Northridge earthquake, and it was very nice.   They give you a cookie at bedtime.  Donít scoff; youíll like the cookie.  http://travel.yahoo.com/p/hotel/396931 for reservations.  To get to N Michigan, turn left (north) from their parking lot onto Los Robles, go about 0.5 mi, turn right onto Orange Grove, go ~ 0.5 mi, left onto N Michigan. 

Ritz Carlton Huntington Hotel. 2.6 mi from the house, 1401 S Oak Knoll Ave, Pasadena, CA 91106, (626) 568-3900.  This is a 5-star hotel.  A standard room is $170/nt.  Eve has a friend who might be able to get you a deal. http://travel.yahoo.com/p/hotel/374497 for reservations.  To get to N Michigan, turn left (north) from the parking lot, drive ~2 mi up Oak Knoll (becomes Lake), right onto Orange Grove, 5th left onto N Michigan. 

Hilton Pasadena. ~1.5 mi from the house, about the same distance as the Ath.  A 3-star joint per Expedia.  A room is $95/nt.  168 S Los Robles Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101, (626) 577-1000.  http://travel.yahoo.com/p/hotel/322094 for reservations.  To get to N Michigan, turn right  (north) from their parking lot onto Los Robles, go about 0.8 mi, turn right onto Orange Grove, go ~ 0.5 mi, left onto N Michigan.

 

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