Asilomar State Beach
Conference Grounds

Monterey County

Conference Grounds

800 Asilomar Ave.
Pacific Grove, CA
(831) 372-8016
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Conference Grounds

California State Parks contracts with ARAMARK Parks and Destinations to operate the hospitality business, conference groups, and overnight lodging at Asilomar State Beach.

  • 107 acres
  • 30 separate buildings
  • 30,000 square feet of meeting space, event space, and banquet halls
  • Groups of up to 650 can be accommodated
  • Outdoor BBQ areas, large meadow


  • Lodge guest rooms with private baths
  • Historic rooms with private baths
  • Common living rooms with fireplaces


  • Crocker Dining Hall
  • Phoebe's Cafe


  • Hearst Social Hall
  • Merrill Hall
  • Scripps Lobby
  • Asilomar Business Center
  • Surf & Sand
  • Pool


  • Lodge, restrooms, parking, dining
  • Some paths, for other paths a 24-hour on-grounds shuttle service is available
  • Meeting and recreation facilities
  • Lift at pool
  • Picnic and campfire area


  • No pets in buildings or kept in vehicles on grounds
  • Pets on leash may be walked through grounds
  • No smoking on Asilomar Grounds

Asilomar Conference Grounds

Asilomar was originally a YWCA leadership camp built in 1913. More than a dozen arts and crafts style buildings were designed by renowned architect Julia Morgan between 1913 and 1928. In later years John Carl Warnecke designed additional structures at Asilomar. In 1956 the State of California purchased the property, including it as part of Asilomar State Beach and Conference Center.

entrance to Asilomar Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, CA

Today the conference grounds are used by a broad range of groups for everything from educational conferences and business retreats to weddings and reunions. Asilomar Conference Grounds' facilities can accommodate everyone from groups of 10 up to 650.

Conference Grounds

Asilomar's facilities offer organizations a relaxed, comfortable setting where they can hold meetings for small groups or large gatherings. Up-to-date audio visual equipment is available along with the assistance of experienced technicians. Accommodations and meals are available within walking distance of meeting rooms. Catering can be arranged.

Lodging at Asilomar Conference Grounds

Loding is available for large groups or individuals. The rooms at Asilomar are arranged in buildings featuring central living areas with fireplaces. All the rooms have private baths. The Historic Rooms are located in buildings designed by Julia Morgan. Asilomar Rooms are in more modern facilities, Some of the Asilomar Rooms come with patios or balconies and some with fireplaces.

Amenities and Guest Services

WiFi is available in all guest rooms. There is an outdoor heated swimming pool open to all guests. Asilomar provides daily maid service. None of the rooms has televisions or telephones.
Other services: Business center, laundry, park store, ATM

Room rates for leiusure guests (not associated with a group staying at Asilomar) include breakfast at the Crocker Dining Complex. Prices range from about $150 to $250 per night.
Asilomar Conference Grounds

Asilomar Chapel, Pacific Grove, CA

Asilomar Chapel designed by Julia Morgan

Tours and Recreation

  • Julia Morgan Architecture Tour - an hour long ranger-led tour (or take a self-guided tour) of the Julia Morgan buildings at Asilomar.
  • Forest Walk - an hour long ranger-led tour of the forest area around Asilomar.
  • Bird Watching - Stroll the dunes, grounds, and beach area for opportunities to sight dozens of birds. See the Birding at Asilomar.
  • Swimming - The swimming pool is open from dawn to dusk. Towels available for pool use.
  • Volleyball - Borrow a volleyball from the Park Store and head to the beach volleyball court.

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