Accommodations at Esalen are almost always shared. Couples will be housed privately. A variety of accommodation options is possible with workshop registration. Since some of these fill more quickly than others, it is advisable to sign up as early as possible. Please indicate your second choice for accommodations and workshop in case your initial choice is unavailable. We cannot guarantee specific room requests.
Standard Accommodations: This is shared housing with two or three persons per room. In some cases, bathrooms are shared. Couples will be housed privately. The rates listed with the workshop descriptions throughout the website refer to these shared standard accommodations. (Standard guaranteed single housing is available on a limited basis for an additional $125 per night.)
Premium Rooms offer greater privacy, upgraded bathrooms, enhanced sound and climate insulation, and in-floor heating. You can request either ocean views or internet (ethernet cable), and we do our best to honor these requests, although not all rooms offer both. Please call 888-837-2536 for details about premium room accommodations and availability.
Point Houses are private suites nestled behind the Esalen Garden and perched at the cliff's edge with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. Each of the three Point Houses offers a living room with wood stove, a master bedroom, a sleeping loft, full kitchen and dining area, private redwood deck overlooking the Pacific with outdoor clawfoot tub, Internet connections, and in-room telephone. Please call 888-837-2536 for details about Point House accommodations and availability.
Bunk Bed Rooms: Bunk beds are available for seminar participants who are willing to share a room with four or more persons. Limited in number, these spaces are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.
Off-site Accommodations: If you are staying outside Esalen, meals and unlimited use of the property’s facilities are included while you are registered for your workshop.
Sleeping bags: Some meeting rooms are sometimes used as shared sleeping bag space and may be available for workshop participants with limited financial means. There is a 7-day limit on sleeping bag stays. Should you choose sleeping bag accommodations, you are responsible for your own sleeping bag, blankets, pads, pillows, etc. Esalen provides towels and face cloths. Some rooms do not include a shower, though shower facilities are available at the baths. The room is inaccessible as personal space between 9am and 11pm. During these hours the meeting room is a public space where Esalen activities, scheduled and unscheduled, take place. Access to the room is not permitted while these activities are in process. Sleeping bag accommodations are coed, and several people may share a relatively small space. You may want to bring earplugs if you are a light sleeper or bothered by the sleep sounds of others.
All camping or sleeping on the grounds, either in tents, campers, or vehicles of any type is strictly prohibited. We do not have parking space to accommodate RVs.