STEP Workshop
STEP Workshop Schedule Travel to JPL Accommodation Participants

Update 9th Aug:
The Sheraton and Hilton are now full. Recommended alternatives are the Saga Motel and the Vagabond Inn.

Catherine is organising a carpool. E-mail her if you would like to be in it. The alternative is to get the bus This map shows the 51/52 route from Old town (where a lot of the hotels are) to JPL. Here is the link to the schedule and route information . Other area hotels are generally accessible by taking the 10 bus along Colorado Blvd from Pasadena City College and Caltech to Old Town and then transferring to the 51/52.


A nice hotel nearby to JPL is the Sheraton in Old Town Pasadena. This is about a 10 minute drive from JPL, but the hotel is within walking distance of many nice restaurants and is about 2 km from the Caltech campus. The famous Rose Bowl, the world class Norton Simon art museum, and many stores are very close to the hotel. The hotel information is:

Sheraton Pasadena
303 East Cordova Street,
Pasadena, California 91101
Phone (626) 449-4000
Fax (626) 584-1390

Be sure to ask for the US Government rate and tell them you will be attending a conference at NASA JPL.

An alternative hotel that is close to the Sheraton is the Hilton (phone: (626) 577-1000) which has some rooms available at the "Jet Propulsion Lab" rate (if you just say JPL they wont know about the rate) of about $120 per night.

Other options can be found here with a map of the hotel locations relative to each other