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Accommodations & Tuition

Get cozy and nestle into our rustic accommodations with views of Big Sur's awe-inspiring Pacific coastline and the majestic Santa Lucia Mountains. Whether you stay for a weekend, a week, or a 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.

For information about ADA accessible accommodations please contact reservations at (831) 667-3000 and select option 1.

Included with every overnight stay:

  • Accommodations
  • Three meals per day
  • Open classes and/or workshop*
  • 24-hour use of the hot springs
  • Access to the pool
  • Access to the Meditation Hut
  • Use of the Art Barn (when not in use for a workshop)
  • Towels, bath soap, and bed linens**

* In a few cases, course fees are paid separately to a partner organization.

** Guests in sleeping bag accommodations share floor space and must bring their own pillows, bedding, sleeping mat, etc.

We do not provide:

  • Cell phone reception
  • In-room Internet access** (except in our Premium Plus King rooms, suites, and Point Houses)
  • Televisions, alarm clocks, or telephones
  • Hair dryers, shampoo, or other toiletries in the rooms. Many necessities and accoutrements can be purchased in the Conley Bookstore.

** Public wi-fi is available in the Lodge except during meal hours, to encourage connection and conversation between guests.

Accommodation Types & Tuition

Tuition varies depending on the length of your stay and the type of accommodation you choose. Some programs may also have additional faculty and/or materials fees. Base prices are shown below, sorted from low to high.

To see the availability of accommodations for a specific workshop as well as program-specific tuition, click Register Now from the workshop page.

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Shared Accommodations Noise Disclaimer

Choosing shared accommodations (Sleeping Bag, Bunk Bed, or Standard Shared) means accepting the presence and sounds of others staying in the space with you. We encourage all guests in shared accommodations to bring earplugs or noise canceling headphones. We are unable to accommodate requests for "no snoring" rooms or room change requests due to snoring. If you are a light sleeper, a loud snorer, or bothered by the sounds of others, please reserve a private accommodation.

Sleeping Bag

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Calling all transformation seekers on a budget! Our Sleeping Bag Spaces house up to six people and are gender-inclusive, with a maximum stay of seven days. Guests sleep on the floor and are responsible for bringing their own sleeping bag, blanket, pads, pillows, etc. Esalen provides towels and face cloths. Shower facilities are found in multiple locations across campus. Belongings must be packed up and stored during the day.

Note: Due to the shared nature of Sleeping Bag Spaces, service animals cannot be accommodated in Sleeping Bag Spaces. If you require ADA accommodations, please contact us at (831) 667-3000 or info@esalen.org to discuss how we may best support your needs.

$900

5 Days / 4 Nights

$540

3 Days / 2 Nights

All inclusive base price for one guest. Depending on the workshop, extra faculty and/or materials fees may apply.

Bunk Bed

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Bunk Bed rooms can hold up to four people and are gender-inclusive with a maximum stay of seven consecutive days. All bunk rooms include a private bathroom with a shower and twin-size bunks. Towels, bath soap, and bed linens are provided.

$1200

5 Days / 4 Nights

$720

3 Days / 2 Nights

All inclusive base price for one guest in a shared lodging space. Depending on the workshop, extra faculty and/or materials fees may apply.

Standard Shared

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For those seeking more connection and a communal experience without a dorm room feel, our cozy Standard Shared accommodations house up to three people of the same gender. Each room has three beds — two on the main floor and one in the sleeping loft — with an in-room bathroom with shower. Towels, bath soap, and bed linens are provided.

$1500

5 Days / 4 Nights

$900

3 Days / 2 Nights

All inclusive base price for one guest in a shared lodging space. Depending on the workshop, extra faculty and/or materials fees may apply.

Standard Queen Room

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For those who need a little privacy, come decompress within the charming, Big Sur motel vibes of our Standard Queen Room. With a private bathroom, these rooms are conveniently located and overlook the main campus and garden.

$2000

5 Days / 4 Nights

$1200

3 Days / 2 Nights

All inclusive base price for one guest. One additional guest may join for an extra $225 per night. Depending on the workshop, extra faculty and/or materials fees may apply.

Standard Two Double Beds

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Unwind and release within the charming, Big Sur motel living vibes of our Standard Two Double Beds Room. With a private bathroom, these rooms are ideal for those traveling with a friend, partner, or family member.

$3200

5 Days / 4 Nights

$1920

3 Days / 2 Nights

All inclusive base price for two guests. Depending on the workshop, extra faculty and/or materials fees may apply.

Premium Queen Room

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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:

  • Ocean or forest view
  • Upgraded bathrooms and decor
  • Private outdoor area

$2800

5 Days / 4 Nights

$1680

3 Days / 2 Nights

All inclusive base price for one guest. One additional guest may join for an extra $225 per night. Depending on the workshop, extra faculty and/or materials fees may apply.

Premium King Room

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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:

  • Ocean or forest view
  • Upgraded bathrooms and decor
  • Private outdoor area

$3000

5 Days / 4 Nights

$1800

3 Days / 2 Nights

All inclusive base price for one guest. One additional guest may join for an extra $225 per night. Depending on the workshop, extra faculty and/or materials fees may apply.

Premium Plus King Room

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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:

  • Ocean views
  • Private deck
  • Upgraded bathrooms and decor
  • Premium in-room WiFi

$3400

5 Days / 4 Nights

$2040

3 Days / 2 Nights

All inclusive base price for one guest. One additional guest may join for an extra $225 per night. Depending on the workshop, extra faculty and/or materials fees may apply.

Price House Suite

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Price House, the former residence of Esalen co-founder Dick Price, offers a one of a kind experience where you can tap into creative and grounding energy or just 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. This suite can accommodate ADA needs and features the following:

  • Main bedroom with a queen-size bed
  • Private pathway to expansive ocean views
  • Upgraded bathrooms and decor
  • Kitchenette with dining alcove
  • Private outdoor area
  • Premium in-room WiFi

$4600

5 Days / 4 Nights

$2760

3 Days / 2 Nights

All inclusive base price for two guests. Depending on the workshop, extra faculty and/or materials fees may apply.

Premium Wooden Yurt

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Connect with the stunning beauty of Big Sur in a Premium Wooden Yurt. 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 Yurt accommodations are ideal for guests who desire more privacy and a Big Sur experience:

  • Ocean views
  • Private Deck
  • Queen-size bed and sitting area
  • Premium in-room WiFi

$4400

5 Days / 4 Nights

$2640

3 Days / 2 Nights

All inclusive base price for one guest. One additional guest may join for an extra $225 per night. Depending on the workshop, extra faculty and/or materials fees may apply.

Premium Wooden Yurt Two Beds

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Connect with the stunning beauty of Big Sur in a Premium Wooden Yurt. This special spot sleeps up to three guests and 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 Yurt Two Beds accommodations are ideal for guests who desire more privacy and a Big Sur experience:

  • Ocean views
  • Private Deck
  • Queen-size bed and sitting area
  • Private nook with twin-size daybed
  • Premium in-room WiFi

$4400

5 Days / 4 Nights

$2640

3 Days / 2 Nights

All inclusive base price for one guest. Up to two additional guests may join for an extra $225 per night, per guest. Depending on the workshop, extra faculty and/or materials fees may apply.

Rolf Suite

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Connect with the stunning beauty of the Big Sur coastline in Rolf Suite. Our newest suite, perched high above the Esalen Hot Springs, offers expansive views of the Pacific Ocean as it meets the cliffs of Big Sur. Enjoy a restful night’s sleep tucked into a luxurious king bed, hand-built from recycled redwood — for a refuge experience that goes beyond the ordinary.

Rolf Suite features:

  • Main bedroom with a king-size bed
  • Expansive ocean views
  • Upgraded bathroom and decor
  • Kitchenette with dining alcove
  • Private outdoor area
  • Premium in-room WiFi

$6500

5 Days / 4 Nights

$3900

3 Days / 2 Nights

All inclusive base price for two guests. Depending on the workshop, extra faculty and/or materials fees may apply.

Point House Suite

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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:

  • Main bedroom with a queen-size mattress and sleeping loft with double-size mattress
  • Living room with a wood-burning stove
  • Kitchenette with dining area
  • Private deck with an outdoor clawfoot tub — perfect for ultimate relaxation in front of the ocean
  • Premium in-room WiFi

$6500

5 Days / 4 Nights

$3900

3 Days / 2 Nights

All inclusive base price for two guests. Up to two additional guests may join for an extra $225 per night, per guest. Depending on the workshop, extra faculty and/or materials fees may apply.

South Point House

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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.

  • Main bedroom with a king-size bed, annexed guest bedroom with queen-size mattress, and sleeping loft with double-size mattress
  • Living room with a wood-burning stove
  • Kitchenette with dining area
  • Private deck with an outdoor clawfoot tub — perfect for ultimate relaxation in front of the ocean
  • Premium in-room WiFi
  • Easy access to the Lodge and other areas of the property

$8000

5 Days / 4 Nights

$4800

3 Days / 2 Nights

All inclusive base price for two guests. Up to four additional guests may join for an extra $225 per night, per guest. Depending on the workshop, extra faculty and/or materials fees may apply.

Fritz Point House

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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:

  • Main bedroom with a queen-size bed
  • Living room with a wood-burning fireplace
  • A kitchenette with a dining alcove
  • A spacious custom-appointed stone bathroom
  • A balcony with views of the stunning Big Sur coastline
  • Premium in-room WiFi

$8000

5 Days / 4 Nights

$4800

3 Days / 2 Nights

All inclusive base price for two guests. Depending on the workshop, extra faculty and/or materials fees may apply.

Accommodations & Base Tuition for Partner Programs

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 Book Accommodations from the Esalen workshop page and enter the appropriate password to see availability of accommodations and 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

$3,180.00

3 Days / 2 Nights

$2,040.00

Price House Suite (Partner Program) *

5 Days / 4 Nights

$4,160.00

3 Days / 2 Nights

$2,540.00

Rolf Suite (Partner Program) *

5 Days / 4 Nights

$5,500.00

3 Days / 2 Nights

$3,630.00

Point House Suite (Partner Program)*

5 Days / 4 Nights

$6,820.00

3 Days / 2 Nights

$3,790.00

South Point House (Partner Program)*

5 Days / 4 Nights

$7,790.00

3 Days / 2 Nights

$4,690.00

Fritz Point House (Partner Program)*

5 Days / 4 Nights

$7,790.00

3 Days / 2 Nights

$4,690.00

Accommodation Type

5 Days / 4 Nights

3 Days / 2 Nights

Sleeping Bag Space

Bunk Bed

Standard Queen Room

Standard Two Beds *

Premium Queen Room

Premium King Room

Premium Plus King Room

Price House Suite *

Rolf Suite *

Point House Suite *

South Point House *

Fritz Point House *

$680.00

$980.00

$1,780.00

$2,980.00

$2,580.00

$2,780.00

$3,180.00

$4,160.00

$5,500.00

$6,280.00

$7,790.00

$7,790.00

$430.00

$610.00

$1,090.00

$1,810.00

$1,570.00

$1,690.00

$2,040.00

$2,540.00

$3,630.00

$3,790.00

$4,690.00

$4,690.00

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