Stand Alone Conference of the American Society of Naturalists

Asilomar Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, California, 5-9 January 2018

Food & Lodging

Conference participants will stay at the Asilomar Conference Grounds and dine at the Asilomar Conference Center.

Scheduled conference events run from the evening of 5 January through the evening of 8 January (see the Program Overview).

Conference participants must book their reservations through the special ASN portal for the lodging and meals reservations at https://aws.passkey.com/e/49302363.

The per-person total for accommodations includes room and meals for each day of the conference. The meals accommodation includes dinner on the day of your arrival; breakfast, lunch and dinner for each full day you are present; and breakfast and lunch on the day of your departure. When you make your reservation, you may choose vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free meals during your stay.

You can share a room with another conference participant of your choice. Each person sharing a room must register separately. The rates that appear on each category are per-person based on the occupancy type.

Asilomar guest rooms are a mixture of Historic Rooms located in buildings that were designed by architect Julia Morhan and build between 1913 and 1928. Other Asilomar guest rooms are located in buildings designed by architect John Carl Warnecke and built in a style complementary to that of Julia Morgan's. While all rooms feature private bathrooms, the size and quantity of beds vary from room to room.

NOTE: There are no televisions or telephones in our guest rooms. Complimentary WiFi is available throughout the public areas and guest rooms of the property.

The total value of your reservation plus a one-time processing fee of $20 per person will be charged on the credit card provided within 24 hours of your booking.

For more information about accessability and safety of the Asilomar Grounds and Accommodations, see here, and for more information on guest services and policies, see here.

Download a PDF map of the Asilomar Conference Grounds.

Special Requests

Requests are welcome and will be honored based on our availability at the time of your booking. Please note your roommate requests at the "Roommate/Additional Requests" box located in the Guest Information Page.

Additional fees will be added per night for the following:

Refrigerator – $10.00 per night

Ocean View – $44.08 per night

Fireplace – $22.04 per night

Ocean View & Fireplace – $55.10 per night (very limited)


Tax Policy – Room rates show are inclusive of applicable fees and taxes, which are subject to change.

Cancellation Policy – A full refund on accommodations, less a service fee of $100 per person is given for cancellation of room reservations received by 4 December 2017. Regrettably, no refunds can be made for cancellations received on or after 5 December 2017. Note that the refund policy for conference registration, which is done separately from room reservations, is different. Information about cancellations and refunds of conference registration can be found on the Register page.

Children Policy – Children 2 years of age and younger stay for free. Children 3-12 years of age are $65.92 per night. If you have any children joining you in the room, please do not include them in the number of Guests/Adults. Instead, you will provide us with their names and ages at the Guest Information Page. The additional fees per child will be charged on top of your total value listed on your confirmation letter.