Area Guide


Located at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains, Pasadena is a bustling city just on the outskirts of Los Angeles. Full of great restaurants, bars, cafes, and shops, Pasadena has something for everyone. Not to mention that Pasadena is home to two of the most popular annual events in the country, the Rose Bowl game and the Rose Parade, both occurring annually on January 1st. Pasadena is also known for its culture and features several popular museums like Norton Simon, Kidspace and the Pasadena Museum of California Art. Just a short walk from Old Town Pasadena, the Pasadena Inn is the smart, comfortable, and affordable hotel for guests visiting the Pasadena area for any occasion.

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One of the most historic sports and entertainment venues in the country, the Rose Bowl is home to the legendary Rose Bowl college football game and of course, the Rose Bowl Parade. Thousands of visitors from across the country flock to Pasadena in late December and early January to attend the Rose Bowl game and parade. LEARN MORE.


The Pasadena Convention Center is home to several popular annual events and exhibitions. Consisting of three buildings: Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Exhibition Building, and the Conference Building, the Pasadena Convention Center is owned and operated by the city of Pasadena. LEARN MORE.


Take a short four-block stroll to Old Town Pasadena, which is teeming with unique boutiques, cafes, bars, and restaurants. A hub of activity, Old Town Pasadena has something for everyone and is fun for the whole family. Grab a coffee at Inteligentsia, do some shopping at Whole Foods, or pick up some necessities at CVS, all within walking distance. LEARN MORE.


Known as JPL, the Jet Propulsion Lab is a federally funded research and development center and NASA field center. Located just five miles from Pasadena Inn, JPL often has open houses or special events, which showcase their work. LEARN MORE.


Caltech is a private research university located just about two miles from Pasadena Inn. If your in town visiting Caltech, or attending a class, seminar, lecture, or event there, then there’s no better or more affordable place to stay than the Pasadena Inn. LEARN MORE.


Located less than a mile from Pasadena Inn, Huntington Hospital is a 625-bed non-profit hospital, known as HMH or Huntington Memorial. Pasadena Inn offers extended stay options, making it the smart choice for visitors who have friends or family staying at the hospital. LEARN MORE.


Proud of its culture, heritage and innovation, Pasadena is home to several popular museums, including the Norton Simon Museum, which features a collection of European paintings and sculptures ranging from the 14th to the 20th Century, the Pasadena Museum of California Art, and Kidspace Museum. LEARN MORE.

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