Accommodations and Transportation

2016 PAMLA Conference Hotel Information

The 2016 PAMLA Conference will be held entirely at the Westin Pasadena, in sunny Pasadena, California. While the PAMLA room rate at the Westin Pasadena is no longer available, there may still be rooms available at the Westin at a higher rate. You can also make a reservation at the Residence Inn by Marriott Pasadena/Old Town at a special PAMLA rate (see link to the Residence Inn below).

To make a reservation at the Westin you may use the special PAMLA Westin Pasadena reservation link.

See below for information about making a reservation at the Residence Inn, which is about a 12 minute walk from the Westin.

Should you need to cancel your Westin Pasadena reservation, please contact Craig Svonkin first, since we can transfer your reservation to another PAMLA member in need of the room. If you are in need of a hotel room, please email or call PAMLA Executive Director, Craig Svonkin: Or 626-354-7526.

You may call the Westin and ask to speak to Shantelle Gomez directly ( OR 626.304.1403).  If you do have to cancel your Westin Pasadena reservation, please call or email Craig Svonkin, so he can arrange to make use of your room for a fellow PAMLA member in need. If you do need a hotel room, please let PAMLA Executive Director Craig Svonkin know: or 626-354-7526.

Conference Location and Directions

Westin Pasadena
191 N Los Robles Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 792-2727

The Westin Pasadena is located in the heart of Pasadena, a lovely city close to Los Angeles. You can fly into Burbank Airport (and take a shuttle or Uber or Lyft to the hotel or rent a car), or LAX. Burbank is a bit closer to Pasadena, but doesn’t have easy public transportation to Pasadena. LAX tends to be less expensive, has better public transportation, but is a bit further away from Pasadena. Should you not wish to rent a car at LAX, you can easily take the LAX FlyAway bus to Union Station in downtown LA ( ), and then take the Gold Line light rail to the Memorial Park station in Pasadena, which is an approximately fifteen-minute walk from the Westin Pasadena ( ), but you may be able to call the Westin upon your arrival at Memorial Park station, to request a pick-up.

For more information about mass transit in LA, check out the new Metro website (in Beta testing mode still, but helpful):

For more transportation and parking information, see the Westin’s transportation page here:

The Westin is within walking distance of historic Old Town Pasadena, many terrific restaurants, bars, galleries, shopping, and cultural sites and museums (including the Huntington Library and Gardens, the Gamble House, the Norton Simon, the USC Pacific Asia Museum, and the Pasadena Museum of California Art).

Located at Pasadena’s Plaza las Fuentes, the Westin is a four-star hotel, with a 24-hour Business Center, Concierge services, the WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio, and an outdoor heated pool.

  • The Westin’s standard check-in time is 3:00 pm, and check out is 12:00 pm.
  • The Westin has a 24 hour cancellation policy (so be sure to cancel more than 24 hours before arrival), but if you must cancel please try to do so as soon as possible so as to help your fellow PAMLA members still looking for rooms.
  • Guestroom features/amenities include: Non-smoking room, heavenly Bed & Bath, Starbucks coffee in room, in-room refrigerator and safe.
  • Attendees of PAMLA receive complimentary WiFi access.

Hotel features: Complimentary shuttle within 3-mile radius, Ventanas restaurant and bar, 24-hour room service, Fitness Studio, Outdoor pool, Business Center


Self-parking is $11 for hotel guests (no in-and-out privileges), and valet parking is $15 per night (endless in-and-out privileges). If you are not staying at the Westin, you will pay a bit more ($15 for self-parking; $17 for valet). There is inexpensive $5 self-parking after 5 pm and on the weekends (no overnight privileges). Entrance to the self-parking garage for the Westin is on East Union St., just south of the Westin’s front entrance on Los Robles.

The special PAMLA hotel rate is $139 per night, plus tax.

To make your hotel reservation go to the special PAMLA Westin Pasadena reservation link.

(If the above link doesn’t work, cut and paste the following link into your browser: )

Or call the Westin Pasadena (626-792-2727), and ask for the special Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) rate.

Overflow Hotel:

Residence Inn by Marriott Pasadena/Old Town

21 West Walnut St., Pasadena, CA 91103 (about a 12 minute walk from the Westin)

The Residence Inn has put aside a small courtesy block of rooms for PAMLA members at $179 plus tax per night, but you need to identify yourself as being part of the PAMLA or Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association to receive this rate. The rooms will be available until October 22, or when they run out, whichever comes first.

Hotel rate includes free wifi and a complimentary breakfast. 

To make your Residence Inn reservation go to:

You can also make a reservation by calling the reservation number for the Residence Inn by Marriott Pasadena/Old Town directly: 844-617-0544. But if you do call, be sure to ask for the PAMLA or Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association rate.

PAMLA-rate hotel rooms are limited, and once they run out we will not be able to add any more. So please make your hotel reservations early. The PAMLA conference takes place from Friday, November 11 through Sunday, November 13, and we do expect our conference-goers to attend the full conference. So, please plan accordingly.

Should you have a problem or question, please email or call PAMLA Executive Director, Craig Or 626-354-7526.