Wednesday, February 2, 2011

57 rooms, killer view, free wi-fi — and a synchrotron

Mind-bending views are one thing. But not every hotel gets to brag that it stands in the shadow of light-curving synchrotron. The Berkeley Lab Guest House can make that claim – not to mention the cyclotron right up the hill. It’s also the only hotel where guests can see the Campanile from above. And as an added feature, on certain nights they might be rewarded (or not, depending on their musical taste and wake-up time) with free audio from a performance at the Greek Theatre just down the hill. Not too many people outside of the scientific world seem to know about the Guest House, which opened a year ago on the steep grounds of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, up above campus. More>