The Disappointment of Time.
Posted Oct 3, 2016
Asilomar has a beautiful, wondrous, captivating past. Unfortunately, it is now a perfect example of what happens when you give a pristine property to the State that turns it into a State Park and places it in the hands of a for-profit concessionaire to operate. The only two things left from old is the architecture of the buildings and the sea, only one of which you have any control over. Still mindful that Asilomar is a conference center/retreat and not a mega resort, I had no problem with the lack of room amenities (no TV, no phone, no mini-bar). Another disappointing surprise was the noise carry through the rooms. I could hear a conversation in the room next door as clearly as if I were in that room. It nearly caused me to tip-toe around in my own room. But, as such and with its deteriorating physical condition, Asilomar book room rates are above market.