Only after you have registered with CMBM will you be able to reserve accommodations at Esalen. Note that Esalen has limited availability of each accommodation type so we recommend that you make arrangements immediately after registering by calling 888-837-2536 or by clicking here. Note that permission to stay offsite is only granted in rare circumstances and must be discussed with and approved by the Esalen reservations team. For accommodations pricing chart, click here.
Please visit Esalen’s Visitor FAQs for important information about wifi, cell service, accessibility, and more. Esalen is located approximately 45 miles from “civilization,” and there is currently no cell coverage. This isolation and tranquility, while deepening the experience of your stay at Esalen, can also be a significant change. While there is no cell service, there are three pay phones and calling cards available in the bookstore. Wireless internet is available in the lodge except during mealtimes.
For travel details including airport information, driving directions, ridesharing and parking information, visit Esalen’s “Getting Here” page. Esalen has a shuttle service from the Monterey airport and Monterey Airbus Station. In order to get from San Francisco or San Jose to Monterey, you can book a Monterey Airbus and pick up the Esalen shuttle at the Monterey Airbus Station. Times for the shuttle correspond to our program’s schedule: arriving at Esalen on Sunday October 20th 3:00-4:00pm and departing Esalen Friday October 25th 3:15pm (see pricing and details here). If these shuttle times do not fit your travel plans, Esalen is connected with local drivers:
- Kathleen Kleinsmith 831 324 0386
- Tom Bohannan 831 238 3875
- JJ Jeffries 831 667 0452 (Sundays only)
- taxis (Gilberto’s Green Cab Taxi 831 869 8150)
who can bring you back and forth between Monterey and Esalen. Please book your transportation needs in advance to ensure availability. Taxis will accept credit cards, but you will need cash for the drivers (~ $90-$110).