Accommodations at Esalen

Nestled between Big Sur’s awe-inspiring Pacific coastline and the majestic Santa Lucia Mountains is the soul-stirring Esalen.

Whether a weekend, week, or month with us, the tranquil and therapeutic forest lookout, epic, soothing ocean views, and lush, verdant garden scenery seem to instantly calm the mind and open the heart. These immersive settings open doors to surrender yourself to the natural and restorative beauty of Big Sur.

With surrender comes media and digital detox. Our guest rooms do not include televisions, alarm clocks, phones, cell phone reception, or internet access. Premium WiFi is available only in our Point Houses and Premium Plus King rooms.

For more information about ADA accessible accommodations and to make a request, please contact reservations at 831-667-3000 and select option 1.

Between the sheets…details to note:

  • Esalen provides guests in all categories of accommodations with towels, bath soap, and bed linens. However, Sleeping Bag Space guests are required to bring their own sleeping bag, linens and pillows.
  • Esalen does not provide hairdryers or other toiletries in the rooms. Many necessities and accouterments can be purchased in the Conley Bookstore.
  • Esalen aspires to honor your requests for specific room locations, however, we do not guarantee that your location preferences will be accommodated.

Accommodation Types

Sleeping Bag

Calling all transformation seekers on a budget! Our Sleeping Bag Spaces house up to 5 people and are gender-inclusive with a maximum stay of seven consecutive days. Guests are responsible for bringing their own sleeping bag, blanket, pads, pillows, etc. Esalen provides towels and face cloths. Listed price is all-inclusive for one person in a shared lodging space which includes all classes, meals, tuition, and access to Esalen’s legendary oceanside hot spring baths.

Note: Due to the shared nature of Sleeping Bag Spaces, service animals cannot be accommodated in Sleeping Bag Spaces.

Standard Queen Room

For those who need a little privacy, come decompress within the charming, Big Sur motel vibes of our Standard Queen Room. Accommodating one or two guests, and with a private bathroom, these rooms are conveniently located and overlook the main campus and garden. Listed price is all-inclusive for one person which includes all classes, meals, tuition, and access to Esalen’s legendary oceanside hot spring baths. A second guest may be added for an additional $225 per night. This additional fee includes workshop tuition and the amenities listed above.

Standard Two Double Beds

Unwind and release within the charming, Big Sur motel living vibes of our Standard Two Double Beds Room. Accommodating two guests with a private bathroom, these rooms are ideal for those traveling with a friend, partner, or family member. Listed price is all-inclusive for two people and includes all classes, meals, tuition, and access to Esalen’s legendary oceanside hot spring baths.

Premium Queen Room

Our Premium Queen rooms offer a charming, Central Coast relaxation experience where you can let go, breathe and simply be. Enjoy a restful night’s sleep tucked into a luxurious queen bed for a refuge experience that goes beyond the ordinary. These rooms feature one or more of the following:

* The listed price is all-inclusive for one person which includes classes, meals, lodging, tuition, and access to the oceanside hot spring baths. A second guest may be added for an additional $225.00 per night. This additional fee includes workshop tuition and the amenities listed above.

Premium King Room

Our Premium King rooms offer an extraordinary relaxation experience where you can let go, breathe and simply be. Enjoy a restful night’s sleep on a luxurious king bed for a refuge experience that goes beyond the ordinary. These rooms features one or more of the following:

* The listed price is all-inclusive for one person which includes classes, meals, lodging, tuition, and access to the oceanside hot spring baths. A second guest may be added for an additional $225.00 per night. This additional fee includes workshop tuition and the amenities listed above.

Premium Plus King Room

Connect with the stunning beauty of Big Sur in a Premium Plus King Room. This special spot comes with a private deck for soaking up the majestic ocean views after a day of discovery. Drift off to sleep in complete comfort and awaken to the sun shining through your room’s picture windows.

Premium Plus accommodations are ideal for guests who desire a king-size bed and feature:

* The listed price is all-inclusive for two people which includes classes, meals, lodging, tuition, and access to the oceanside hot spring baths.

Point House Suite

Reflect, relax and let go. Nestled behind the tranquil Esalen Garden, Point Houses are perched at the cliff’s edge overlooking the glorious Pacific Ocean and boast some of the most stunning sunset views along the coast.

Whether you gaze into a blazing, warming fire you created or listen to the restorative waves from the deck, these rooms offer a truly restorative experience after a day of discovery.

Point Houses feature:

* All-inclusive for two people which includes classes, meals, lodging, tuition and access to the oceanside hot spring baths. Families can add up to two more guests for a fee of $225.00 per night for each additional guest. This additional fee includes workshop tuition and the amenities listed above.

Point House Plus Suite

Regenerate, reflect, relax and surrender yourself to the natural and restorative beauty of Big Sur.

Each of our Point House Plus suites are unique and offer different features. We will do our best to honor any request for a specific room, based on availability.

Fritz Point House Plus Suite

In the words of Fritz Perls, the founder of Gestalt therapy: “Don’t think so much — feel.” Welcome the privacy and seclusion of Fritz Perls’ former residence. This sublime, hidden, and renovated suite features:

* All-inclusive for two people which includes classes, meals, lodging, tuition and access to the oceanside hot spring baths.

South Point House Plus Suite

Tucked away behind the tranquil Esalen garden, this suite sits perched at the cliff’s edge and overlooks the glittering Pacific Ocean. This Point House boasts some of the most stunning sunset views along the Big Sur coast.

Accommodation Tiers

Standard Single Room
Standard Couple Room
Standard Room Two Beds
Premium Single Room
Premium Couple Room
Premium Plus Room
Point House Suite
Point House Plus Suite
South Point House Plus Suite

*All-inclusive for two people which includes classes, meals, lodging, tuition and access to the oceanside hot spring baths. Families can add up to four more guests for a fee of $225.00 per night for each additional guest. This additional fee includes workshop tuition and the amenities listed above.

Tuition

Our workshop tuition includes accommodations, meals, open classes, and use of the baths and other facilities. Tuition may vary and some programs may have additional faculty fees. See base prices below, and the workshop description for more information. Click Register Now from any workshop page to see availability of accommodations, photos, and program-specific tuition.

Accommodation Type

5 Days / 4 Nights

3 Days / 2 Nights

Sleeping Bag Space

Standard Queen Room

Standard Two Beds *

Premium Queen Room

Premium King Room

Premium Plus King Room *

Point House Suite *

Point House Plus Suite *

$900.00

$2,000.00

$3,200.00

$2,800.00

$3,000.00

$5,060.00

$6,500.00

$8,000.00

$540.00

$1,200.00

$1,920.00

$1,680.00

$1,800.00

$3,036.00

$3,900.00

$4,800.00

Sleeping Bag

5 Days / 4 Nights

$900.00

3 Days / 2 Nights

$540.00

Standard Queen Room

5 Days / 4 Nights

$2,000.00

3 Days / 2 Nights

$1,200.00

Standard Two Beds *

5 Days / 4 Nights

$3,200.00

3 Days / 2 Nights

$1,920.00

Premium Queen Room

5 Days / 4 Nights

$2,800.00

3 Days / 2 Nights

$1,680.00

Premium King Room

5 Days / 4 Nights

$3,000.00

3 Days / 2 Nights

$1,800.00

Premium Plus King Room *

5 Days / 4 Nights

$5,060.00

3 Days / 2 Nights

$3,036.00

Point House Suite *

5 Days / 4 Nights

$6,500.00

3 Days / 2 Nights

$3,900.00

Point House Plus Suite *

5 Days / 4 Nights

$8,000.00

3 Days / 2 Nights

$4,800.00

Rate for one guest. Add $225/night for a second guest.
*
All-inclusive rate for two guests.

Partner Program Accommodation Costs

For some workshops, students register and pay course fees to a partner organization and then sign up for accommodations at Esalen separately. Accommodations fees in such cases still include lodging, meals, open classes, and use of the baths and other facilities. After you have enrolled with the partner organization, click Register Now from the Esalen workshop page and enter the appropriate password to see availability of accommodations, prices, and photos and to complete your reservation.

Sleeping Bag (Partner Program)

5 Days / 4 Nights

$680.00

3 Days / 2 Nights

$430.00

Standard Queen (Partner Program)

5 Days / 4 Nights

$1,780.00

3 Days / 2 Nights

$1,090.00

Standard Two Beds (Partner Program)*

5 Days / 4 Nights

$2,980.00

3 Days / 2 Nights

$1,810.00

Premium Queen (Partner Program)

5 Days / 4 Nights

$2,580.00

3 Days / 2 Nights

$1,570.00

Premium King (Partner Program)

5 Days / 4 Nights

$2,780.00

3 Days / 2 Nights

$1,690.00

Premium Plus King (Partner Program) *

5 Days / 4 Nights

$4,840.00

3 Days / 2 Nights

$2,926.00

Point House Suite (Partner Program)*

5 Days / 4 Nights

$6,820.00

3 Days / 2 Nights

$3,790.00

Point House Plus Suite (Partner Program)*

5 Days / 4 Nights

$7,780.00

3 Days / 2 Nights

$4,690.00

Accommodation Type

5 Days / 4 Nights

3 Days / 2 Nights

Sleeping Bag Space

Standard Queen Room

Standard Two Beds *

Premium Queen Room

Premium King Room

Premium Plus King Room *

Point House Suite *

Point House Plus Suite *

$680.00

$1,780.00

$2,980.00

$2,580.00

$2,780.00

$4,840.00

$6,280.00

$7,790.00

$430.00

$1,090.00

$1,810.00

$1,570.00

$1,690.00

$2,926.00

$3,790.00

$4,690.00

Rate for one guest. Add $170/night for a second guest in Partner Program or $225/night for non-Partner Program.
*
All-inclusive rate for two guests.

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