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Asilomar Conference Grounds

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800 Asilomar Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Asilomar Conference Grounds
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Iowa City, Iowa
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Came here for a meeting in March after a long Midwestern winter. A long trip from SFO but used Monterey Airbus (great service and totally reliable) so it wasn't too bad to get here. Weather was perfect, cool mornings/evenings and warm afternoons. Nice cafe in the main building will serve you a giant pour of wine so that you can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I attended a meeting here in March. The facilities are OK but the physical setting is stunning. You are right off the beach with evergreens all around. The main building has a bar where one can buy beer/wine, take this to the Adirondack chairs on the deck behind and watch the sun recede into the Pacific. Spectacular and worth the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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12 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Family, friends, and my wife have been to Asilomar many times, usually to stay in one of the historic, fireplace, or ocean view rooms... Now that they've added a new cafe in the main Lodge, it's also a wonderful place just to drive to, buy a beverage, and take out on the grand porch/veranda, sit in one one of the... More 

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La Crescenta, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for a conference in the East Breakers building. The room was sparsely appointed with no TV or phone (keeps your mind on business) but did have a Keurig coffee maker. The coffee maker did not work and was replaced by housekeeping. Saving water is seemingly a big priority at Asilomar as it should be, with a few... More 

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Bay area, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at Asilomar for a night with my family (2 little girls, wife and mother-in-law). I had stayed at retreats in the early 2000s, and after reading review, was a little scared that the service wouldn't be up to par. We loved the place. The location is amazing - across the street from a state park beach, and adjacent... More 

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StellarBlu
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have a family of 7 who stayed here -- from 8 years old to 57. Everyone enjoyed the stay -- quiet and peaceful, with plenty of places for kids to walk and run and be active. The boardwalk to the beach is a wonderful walk -- not too long, and it's nicely built to have few significant changes in... More 

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Point Richmond, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When I worked for the California State University, I spent quite a few visits to Asilomar for retreats. May as well keep the money "in the family", this being a state park (though run by a contractor - now Aramark). The setting along Asilomar Beach is spectacular. The grounds are beautiful with deer roaming across your path. The original buildings,... More 

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Dana Point, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have stayed here twice now and it has been enjoyable. The grounds are very rustic and pretty. I have seen lots of deer. The walk to the beach is nice as well. The rooms are comfortable and quiet. I came here for a quilting retreat both times and I also think it would be a fun place to have... More 

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Fairfield, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at Asilomar a few years ago and loved it. Finally able to both get rooms and have our son, his wife & 3 year old son join us. We've now stayed in both the historic & "more modern" rooms. In general they are clean, we had issues in the historic room with the heater but a very efficient... More 

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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Stayed here for valentines day. booked on line was fairly priced good for this day. The grounds is huge like cabins every where. We were booked in to the Sands & surf building which I think were the oldest of all buildings. You can hear the neighbors talking, walls were super thin. But it had a Crystal lake feel. The... More 

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