San Francisco Zen Center, located at Page and Laguna streets, offers five charming guest rooms for short-term stays. This is a convenient and economical way to stay in the city while experiencing life in a Zen Buddhist temple and enjoying the serene elegance of a building designed by Julia Morgan.
Rates are per night and include breakfast. Vegetarian meals (lunch and dinner) with the resident community are available Monday through Friday, by donation. After one week as a guest there is no charge for meals in the dining room. All guests are also welcome, but not required, to join the daily meditation schedule and other activities. Bathrooms are shared with resident Zen practitioners, except for Room 1, which has a private bathroom. A wake-up bell is rung at 5:00 am.
Because we are a Zen Temple, our monks, residents and staff keep a strict schedule. If you plan to arrive any later than 7:45 pm, please let us know when you make your reservation, or call 415.475.9362 so that we may plan to have someone available to answer the door. We cannot accept any arrivals after 10:30 pm.
For bookings of a week or more, we offer a discount of 10%.
We now offer online reservations for guest rooms at City Center. You can view the available rooms by month and book online. It is a straightforward and simple process. Once a reservation is made, we will review and process your deposit payment within one business day and send you a confirmation email.
We appreciate feedback from you about our online reservations system. If there is any confusion about the booking process, call us at our toll-free number 888.743.9362 or our local number 415.475.9362 or email the guest manager.
Room 1, accessible to the disabled, has a queen-size bed, writing desk, and private bathroom with tub and shower. Single $140. Double $162.
Room 30 is a bright corner room with views of the city and a double bed. One window faces Laguna Street and the other faces the courtyard. Single $105. Double $130.
Room 31 is a large courtyard-facing room, with a queen-sized bed and a queen futon couch/bed. It can comfortably accommodate two couples. Single $120. Double $145.
Room 32 is a quiet room overlooking the courtyard, with a double bed. Single $105. Double $130.
Room 33 is a large, quiet room facing the courtyard with a queen-size bed and desk. There is room for one extra person on a futon. Single $120. Double $145.