Housing & Travel

DECEMBER 27–31, 2016
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All students are responsible for making their own housing and travel arrangements. 
Below are suggestions to help begin the travel and accommodation search.  




Join the ADF Housing Collective in your search for housing, roommates, etc. This is a Facebook group monitored by the ADF School staff. The group is for registered applicants to connect about housing opportunities during ADF’s summer and winter intensive programs. You must request to be added to the group. You will not automatically be added. Winter Intensive participants will be removed from the group once the intensive has ended. 

The following are mostly budget hotels or dormitory style accommodations. Note that rates are usually higher for December 24 – January 2 and accommodations tend to be booked and full very far in advance due to the Rose Bowl Parade, which is a very popular tourist attraction and takes place on the street in front of the ARC Pasadena. We have done our best to correctly present the information about each business; however, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of the listings. ADF takes no responsibility for any arrangements made or promised.   

We strongly urge students to make reservations as soon as possible to ensure availability.


Vagabond Inn Executive Pasadena

Address: 1203 E Colorado Blvd.,
Pasadena, CA 91106

Phone: 626.449.3170

$139 per night 

Howard Johnson Pasadena

Address: 1599 East Colorado Blvd.,
Pasadena, CA 91106              

Phone: 800.889.9735

$129 per night

Saga Motor Hotel

Address: 1633 East Colorado Blvd.,
Pasadena, CA 91406

Phone: 626.795.0431

$89 Per night 


Long Walk/short drive

Comfort Inn
Near Pasadena Civic Auditorium

Address: 2462 E Colorado Blvd.,
Pasadena, CA 91107                      
Phone: 626.405.0811

$115 per night

Best Western Pasadena Inn 
Address: 3570 East Colorado Blvd.,
Pasadena, CA 91107

Phone: 626.796.9100

$109 per night

Hotel Le Rêve Pasadena

Address: 3321 E Colorado Blvd.,
Pasadena, CA, 91107

Phone: 877.293.3449

$99 Per night



Metro Station: Memorial Park, Gold Line, 125 E Holly St, Pasadena 91103 

Courtyard Marriott
Address: 180 N. Fair Oaks Ave
Pasadena 91103                          
Phone: 626.403.7600

Walking Distance: 0.2 mi

$129 Per night

The Westin
Address: 191 N. Los Robles Ave,
Pasadena 91101   

Phone: 626.792.2727

Walking Distance: 0.5 mi

$125 per night

Metro Station: Little Tokyo/Arts District, Gold Line, 
200 N. Alameda St. Los Angeles

DoubleTree Little Tokyo (Kyoto Grand Hotel and Gardens)
Address: 120 S. Los Angeles St
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Phone: 213.629.1200

Walking Distance: 0.4 mi

$129 Per night

Miyako Hotel

Address: 328 E. 1st St. 
Los Angeles 90012

Phone: 213.617.2000 or 800.228.6596
Walking Distance: 0.1 mi

Metro Station: Indiana, Gold Line
, 210 S Indiana St, Los Angeles 90063 

Floral Inn

Address: 1560 Monterey Pass Rd Monterey Park, CA

Phone: 323.263.9888

Walking Distance: 1.9 mi

Metro Station: Pico/Aliso Station, Gold Line, 1311 E 1st St, Los Angeles

Metro Plaza Hotel
Address: 711 N Main St, Los Angeles, CA ‎Phone: 213.680.0200

Walking Distance: 1.0 mi

$109 per night

Off the red line

Metro Station: Civic Center, Red Line

Stay on Main Hotel and Hostel

Address: 640 S. Main Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014                         

Phone: 213.213.7829

Walking distance: .7 mi

$85 per night

Metro Station: 7th Street/Metro Center, Red Line  

O Hotel
Address: 819 South Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Phone: 213.623.9904

Walking Distance: 0.2 mi

$189 per night



Closest airport

Los Angeles International Airport


Local transportation
Pasadena is an invitingly walkable community, but it also features a smart, streamlined transit system. Shuttles, buses, and light rail can take you anywhere in the city and to landmarks in the greater Los Angeles area.



Metro Maps
Metro Rail + Bus System Map 
Riding the Metro Pasadena + LA

Pasadena ARTS Bus
The ARTS buses travel between Old Pasadena, South Lake Avenue, and the Playhouse District. They are easily recognizable by their colorful depictions. Stops are designated throughout the city by a pink triangle marked “ARTS.”


Foothill Transit Authority

These buses serve the San Gabriel and Pomona valleys. Base fare is $1.25. 


Metro Rail/Metro Bus
The metro Gold Line services Pasadena to Union Station in downtown L.A. with connections to other lines. Metro bus service runs throughout Los Angeles County. Base fare is $1.50.


Taxi Cabs

City Cab – 626-584-1000, 888-248-9222

United Taxi – 626-768-4999, 800-822-8294



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Trip Advisor Pasadena

Travel and Leisure Guide Pasadena

La Electric Travel

Hotels.com Pasadena

Star Travel

Budget Travel

Student Universe

Los Angeles A to Z: An Encyclopedia of the City and County, by Leonard Pitt, Dale Pitt 
The Thomas Guide Los Angeles County Streetguide, by Thomas Guide, Rand McNally 

Los Angeles and Beyond: Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Burbank, Malibu, Pasadena, by Don Young