The Athenaeum

  • Pasadena,
  • Pasadena,
  • Pasadena,

The Athenaeum opened in 1930 with a grand dinner in honor of Albert Einstein’s visit to the California Institute of Technology located in the city of Pasadena, just outside Los Angeles in Southern California. Although famous for hosting the annual Rose Bowl football game and Tournament of Roses Parade, Pasadena is the home to many scientific and cultural institutions, including the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Fuller Theological Seminary, Art Center College of Design, the Pasadena Playhouse, California School of Culinary Arts, the Norton Simon Museum of Art, the Pacific Asia Museum, and the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens.


Holiday Partial service warning:

Lunch and dinner a la carte service are closed on Saturdays & Sundays, November 23 – 25 for the Thanksgiving weekend and December 23 – January 1 for Christmas.

  • City Club
  • Conference & Meetings
  • Accommodation
  • Tennis
  • Athletic
551 South Hill Avenue
Pasadena CA 91106


The Athenaeum is to serve as the faculty club to promote social, cultural and intellectual exchange between faculty, staff, students and local community. Today its mission remains true to its founding and is ranked among the top Platinum Clubs in America. The Athenaeum is the setting for many career and educational interactions, fine dining opportunities, convenient overnight accommodations and as a private meeting or party venue. All guest rooms offer HDTV with cable, air conditioning, high speed internet access, laundry & dry cleaning service, cocktail lounge, tennis courts and athletic facilities, and complimentary continental breakfast on weekends and holidays.

Club Rules

  • Dress Code Evening: collared shirt with slacks & coat, tie appropriate.Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor, Lounge & Rathskeller: clean, casual and in good condition.
  • Age Restriction None.
  • Dogs No, dogs are not allowed.
  • Smoking We are a non-smoking facility.

Opening Hours

Monday 8:00am – 10:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am – 10:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am – 10:00pm
Thursday 8:00am – 10:00pm
Friday 8:00am – 10:00pm
Saturday 10:00am – 03:00pm
Sunday Closed

More Information

Additional Charges
@ 12.11% tax to overnight rooms. @ 9.25% tax on dining.

Athenaeum parking is complimentary to guests and hotel patrons with parking pass.



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