Esalen Institute

Overlooking the Pacific Ocean this dynamic institute paved the way for the popularity of personal growth retreats.

While not a hotel in the traditional sense, this legendary retreat offers overnight accommodation to those who come for its workshops. Of note are the private Point House suites with living rooms, sleeping lofts, full kitchens, private redwood decks and outdoor claw-foot tubs. Esalen emphasizes the balance between mind and body, as well as science and spirituality. It offers a variety of yoga retreats throughout the year, all of which provide an opportunity to focus in a peaceful wilderness setting. In addition, workshops encompass a wide variety of disciplines with categories that range from Body and Movement to Leadership and Society. Meals are served in the historic lodge and provide a balance of nourishment and nutrition.

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Hotel Information


55000 Hwy. 1 Carmel CA 93920 U.S.


831-667-3000, 888-837-2536 (US toll-free) Hotel’s Website

Hotel Features

Fitness center Swimming pool

Hotel Rates

Workshops with accommodation $405-$6,750


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