Hadronic Calibration Workshop

Accommodations and Local Shuttle Services

Note: Even though the registration include questions on your accomodation choices, that is meant to be just a survey to help the local organization details while you still have to make the accomodation reservations yourself as some of the personal details are better passed directly by you to the guest house/hotels.

Stanford Guest House
Stanford Guest House

This comfortable and convenient housing structure is located on SLAC's campus and is just a quick walk away from the workshop. Guests will have access to in-room high-speed internet, a fitness center, a 24-hour reception desk, laundry facilities, free parking, complimentary tea and coffee, and a 24-hour gift shop.

The Stanford Guest House offers single as well as shared rooms at very reasonable rates. All rooms have their own bathroom. Rooms are non-smoking only. The block reservation for the workshop has expired and guest house is most likely full. However, it may be still worth a try of the online-reservation form. In case the web form says no room available, it's still worth calling the Guest House (+1)-650-926-2800 to see if they have sporadic cancellations that freed up a room. You can put youself on the waiting list if this is still the most preferrable option for you.

SLAC's Linear Café is located adjacent to the Guest House and is available for breakfast and lunch on weekdays. On weekends, we serve complimentary bagels, muffins, juice, and coffee in our first floor lounge. Also, many dining facilities are available on campus; for information, visit Stanford Dining. A complimentary campus-wide shuttle service is available, see below. If you are really stuck without car or shuttle at some point, you might consider what's available at the small Sharon Height Shopping Center (a 24 hour Safeway supermarket at least) within walking distance from SLAC, or even getting Waiters on Wheels to deliver dinner to you...

Off-Campus Hotels

A list of off-campus hotels can be found here. In the price range column of the hotel table, more $ signs means more expensive. If you don't like to ponder over all the options, some suggestions to consider:

  • Cardinal Hotel: Located at downtown Palo Alto close to CalTrain station and Marguerite shuttle hub. Easy walking to many restaurants and bars. May be one of the best options in case you don't have a car. For those with a rental car, this is among the very few places you have to check the parking instructions on their web page due to its downtown location.
  • Hotel California: Located close to California Avenue CalTrain station and several Margurite shuttle lines. There are also quite a few restaurants within walking distance. This is another place which can work without a rental car.
  • The Red Cottage Inn &Suites: is located in Menlo Park which has been favored by many regular SLAC visitors. It is more convenient with a rental car for this choice.
  • If your budget is flexible enough (currency base being CHF might help these days) to allow ~$190/day rates, there are two places Stanford Terrance Inn and Creekside Inn which offer improved accommodation and extra benefit of providing transportation to SLAC.

If you don't want to get a rental car while staying off campus, if may be worth checking with people you know if they are staying at the same hotel and with a rental car you can share, which will save sometime compared to the Marguerite shuttles which will have stops on the way and most likely takes one shuttle change to get to SLAC.

See these hotels on a map:

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Marguerite Shuttle

The Marguerite is Stanford University's complimentary public shuttle system which traverses the campus Monday through Friday all year (except University holidays). The SLAC line operates between SLAC (with a stop at the entrance to the Guest House) and the Stanford campus, and is available from 7:48 a.m. to 8:28 p.m., approximately every 20 minutes. The nominal travel time from Stanford Oval to SLAC is ~18min, while from CalTrain Station or California Avenue to the Oval is ~10min. The total travel time need to allow additional exchange time at the Oval.

Note: The Marguerite Shuttle does not provide service to the recommended hotels directly but hotels close to Marguerite stops can use the shuttle more conveniently. e.g. for those staying at the Cardinal Hotel downtown Palo Alto, it is quite close to the Marguerite bus stop at the Palo Alto CalTrain Station where you can take Line P or N (note: return is reverse loop Line O) to the Oval and change to SLAC Line there. While for those staying at Hotel California on California Avenue, you can take Line V from El Camino@Califronia Avenue to Main Quad (=Oval). However, you should consult the Marguerite map and schedules to ensure enough time is given for the trip including the bus change.The Marguerite route and stops within SLAC can be found here (building 49 is Guest House).

The complimentary Stanford Guest House shuttle is also available evenings and weekends when the Marguerite is not.

Marguerite Shuttle Information, Marguerite Maps and Schedules

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