<p>Will be visiting Caltech for one night next week. Any hotel/motel recommendations near campus will be appreciated.</p>

<p>I live in Pasadena...</p>

<p>One of the closest motels is The Saga - it is near the corner of Colorado Blvd and Hill. It is an 50s style building, very well kept up. I have a friend who stays there. Most of the other motels in the area are chains, and what you would expect. </p>

<p>For more expensive Hotels - The Westin is very nice, and located near Old Town. There is a Courtyard Marriot right in Old Town. The Sheraton is pretty nice, but they are doing some major construction in the area around it, which would make it rather unpleasant.</p>

<p>If you are rich, try the Huntington Hotel.</p>

<p>The Holiday Inn Express on East Colorado Ave. is pretty reasonable. We met other Caltech parents there last year, too.</p>

<p>When I visited I was in the Saga and found the hotel to be pretty nice, though their breakfasts are a bit on the nonexistant side (tea, a piece of fruit or two, and a some cereal).</p>

<p>If you're a student you can sign up to stay in one of the houses if you're looking for a better feel of the house.</p>