Lodging at Asilomar

Attendees and speakers are encouraged to reserve a room at Asilomar. Guest room lodging at Asilomar is not included in the conference registration fee and must be booked separately using the special reservation link posted below.

What is Asilomar Like?

The campus-style setting of Asilomar offers an ideal environment for informal meetings and recreational activities. Asilomar, “the refuge by the sea,” is located at the tip of the Monterey Peninsula overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It occupies 105 acres of secluded forest and dunes that are preserved by the California State Park System as a nature center and historic site. The accommodations at Asilomar are charming and comfortable; rooms each have private en-suite bathrooms and also have WiFi, but do not have TV or phone.

Guest Rooms in the ASMS block at Asilomar include 3 meals per day and all local taxes. To reserve for the full conference, December 10 - 14 it will be a four-night stay (Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday), departure on Tuesday.

November 29: Deadline to reserve your room at Asilomar, email jennifer [at] asms dot org for availability after deadline.

December 1:  Cancellation deadline for hotel reservations at Asilomar. After Dec 1 regrettably no cancellation refunds.

Guest Room Types and 2021 Rates

The guest room rates at Asilomar are ALL-INCLUSIVE --they include nightly taxes and three meals per day. Before making your reservation, please also read details on Asilomar guest room reservation cancellation above and on your confirmation from Asilomar once you make your reservation (you will receive an email confirmation from Asilomar once you reserve). If you need a break-down of nightly charges for your institute that separates guest room and meals, please click here.

Single Occupancy (one person, one room), $295.15 per day includes three meals per day and all taxes. Or the breakdown is:

  • $188.14 + tax / nightly room rate (incl taxes)
  • $107.01 per day for three meals (incl taxes)

Roommate Request - Double Occupancy* (shared room with two beds), $197.94 per day includes three meals per day and all taxes. Or the breakdown is:

  • $100.07 + tax / nightly room rate (incl taxes)
  • $85.32 per day for three meals (incl taxes)

*Roommates. Because of Covid Asilomar cannot take responsibility for roommate matching. You must request each other as roommates in order to be assigned to the same room. If you request someone to be your roommate and they do not request you, your reservation will be put on hold. All requested roommates must be registered for the same lodging nights and must register within five business days of each other. To indicate your known roommate, use the 'Additional Information' field during registration.

Participant Plus Guest - Double Occupancy (shared room with one king bed), $395.87 per day includes three meals per day and all taxes. Or the breakdown is:

  • $188.14 nightly room rate (incl taxes)
  • $103.86 per person/per day for three meals (incl taxes)


Offsite Participants (if you are not staying at Asilomar)

All conference attendees who opt to stay offsite and not reserve a guest room at Asilomar will pay a $200 offsite fee. This fee must be paid through online conference registration. The fee covers a usage fee assessed by the facility as well as lunch tickets for Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. If you have already registered for the conference and need to pay your offsite fee, simply login to online registration and add this fee.

Participant Guests

Guests are welcome to accompany conference attendees. If you are lodging onsite at Asilomar, you may request and pay for lodging for your guest as well using the Participant Plus Guest - Double Occupancy option in Asilomar Online Housing.  Guests staying at Asilomar will receive three meals per day included with their Asilomar lodging reservation.