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Beautiful location and accomodations

We stayed here for a Yoga Retreat weekend. The workshop was great and the mineral baths were... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Rose V
For those who seek a Transformative Experience

I just got back from my first visit to Esalen: a week-long course for couples. The course was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Scott H
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55000 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9546
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We stayed here for a Yoga Retreat weekend. The workshop was great and the mineral baths were divine. The food was good too, something I wasn't counting on but was a nice surprise. We stayed in a brand new room with a king bed that...More

Thank Rose V
Reviewed 1 week ago

I just got back from my first visit to Esalen: a week-long course for couples. The course was amazing, but I'm going to focus my review on the Esalen property since there are dozens and dozens of courses to choose from. As many reviewers have...More

2  Thank Scott H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Signed up to take a week-long program here, was put on the waiting list for sleeping bag quarters, and if nothing opened up, was told I would have a bunk bed reserved. Called to confirm prior to the course and was told they had lost...More

3  Thank kitkat10101
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This land and the connections made here are amazing. Love is truth and wisdom all at once here, leaving filters and societal rules of how things should be, and ego at the roadside. Magical, special, all the little things are done. I want prepared for...More

1  Thank Jennifer W
Reviewed 11 June 2018

This incredible spa is set in the most awesome location ever. Right on the cliffs above the crashing waves... we saw a variety of sea birds, seal otters, dolphins and even whales from the baths! The natural spring water is incredibly healing and we visited...More

1  Thank Tania d
Reviewed 30 May 2018

I visited one evening for a night soak with a friend who flew in from Canada. We have been wanting to visit for the night bathing for a few years now. The wait was worth it. We booked day of as they had not opened...More

1  Thank evebernard1981
Reviewed 30 May 2018

I read abouth Esalen and always wanted to visit this place on the steep hills of Big Sur. It was created in the year of my birth. I subscribed for a weekend course (circling). I'm a businessman and have been travelling around the world, but...More

Thank SooLux
Reviewed 12 May 2018

This place is magical and transformative, but that review will come later! Wanted to take a moment and comment on the massages we had which were exceptional. To start with, massages take place at the Hot Baths which are a special experience unto themselves. To...More

2  Thank skinmd
Reviewed 3 May 2018

Lovely heart-opening week with extraordinary friends and colleagues. Wether was foggy some days, not others and it did not matter a bit. We were graced with whale visitations, barking elephant seals and a wonderful array of birds. Flowers were in full bloom and the place...More

1  Thank gingerthomson
Reviewed 2 May 2018

My first visit Back after 2years , the landslides, fires, and the Bridge that fell off into the canyon kept me away. But... I’m so glad it’s workshops & people are Back! The Buildings have been remodeled, the cabins and yurts updated; better sheets -wheelchair...More

2  Thank gina D
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Response from Jackie E | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the bathed are clean and open during the day, but they are for folks participating in their programs. You should email or call them to verify that nothing has changed given the winter/spring road closures. I personnally... More
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cdkunz88
18 April 2017|
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Response from yogajesse | Reviewed this property |
Hi Christine, I am not on staff at Esalen, but I did stay there. I booked a higher priced private room and it was mold free from what I could tell. It wasn't fancy but it was comfortable with a beautiful view of the ocean... More
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Sinam123
30 October 2016|
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Response from M R | Reviewed this property |
I'd check the reviews for all the Air BNB's, Bed and Breakfasts etc in the area. The area is magical - there are possibilities to stay in unexpected places.
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